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Postby hinton2014 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:50 pm

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Re: How important is school choice?

Postby QuentonCassidy » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:57 pm

hinton2014 wrote:I see plenty of people on here swearing by school choice being the most important fact, how true is this? Are T3 students really not finding jobs? I am a student with a very high GPA, just waiting on the LSAT score. Is the cost of T14 really worth the lack of debt offered by schools maybe in 20's or 30's etc?

This is very much dependent on your personal career goals. While it is certainly a good idea to put the necessary effort in to get the best LSAT score that you can, it depends on career goals and location preferences as to whether taking a "better" school at lower scholly or "worse" school at higher scholly is a better choice.

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Re: How important is school choice?

Postby acr » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:58 pm

Generic question is generic.

Median at any school you attend is the expected outcome. Median at T14 has a strong chance of landing a market-paying big law job, median at a T2 has a very low chance of market paying big law job.

Does that mean that people who attend T2's won't get any legal job? No, but it will likely be at a smaller firm or public interest organization.

Does that mean that people who attend T2's can't get market paying big law jobs? No, but you'll have to be in the upper echelons of the class.

Attending a more highly ranked school or a lower ranked regional school is a personal decision that depends on your preferences. If you're set on a big law job, then the T14 it makes it a lot more achievable, as well as most other goals (in general) that most people have entering law school.

It really just depends man.

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Re: How important is school choice?

Postby BigZuck » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:59 pm

What are you looking for that hasn't been addressed in all the other posts that you've been reading on here?



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