vanwinkle wrote:madmartigan wrote:Really? It's anecdotal, but everyone I have spoken with in Dallas/Houston says that Dallas & Houston aren't nearly as affected by the economy as other markets (they usually cite oil companies as the reason, especially in Houston). I still think UT owns over SMU and UH, but I would argue SMU and UH (NLJ250 at like 23% and 18%) are doing pretty well.
Oh, Dallas & Houston are less affected, sure. However, this is a relative thing; it means "tighter hiring" as opposed to the "no hiring" going on other places. Things are better there, but things are still noticeably worse than they were pre-recession. Hiring fewer people means they can be more selective about who they take, and that impacts folks at lower-ranked schools pretty badly.
missed this... I gotcha. Yeah, I think both SMU and UH are outperforming their rank. And SMU hands out a lot of $. it sucks there are so few biglaw jobs in Austin... not sure I could live in Austin for 3 years and then have to move to Houston/Dallas. Especially Dallas, the sprawl, stripmalls and chain restaurant rows make me vomit... At least Htown has midtown, and Montrose. Just my opinion... don't get fisty Dallas lovers.