UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

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UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

Postby santa » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:03 am

UT: $7K a year plus in-state tuition vs. full ride at Temple.

I'm from the northeast, and have no interest in practicing in Texas or anywhere in the southwest or south or really anywhere but the northeast. But Austin is pretty sweet.

I haven't visited Temple, but Philly seems highly livable.

Thoughts? Will my UT degree be portable enough to land a good job back in the northeast (NY/DC/Philly)? Is a Temple degree completely useless even if I end up wanting to stay in Philly?

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Re: UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

Postby gwuorbust » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:10 pm

poverty or 100k+ job ?

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Re: UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

Postby santa » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:35 pm

thinking about government work. I have a freakish interest in administrative law.

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Re: UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

Postby jp0094 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:17 pm

Temple is great for Philadelphia, with some limited portability to NYC/DC. Not sure how much portability Texas has in the NE, but Tx is really good school for sure.

If you look here: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1
TX sends about 37% to biglaw
Temple about 16%

I'm sure similar statistics would apply for clerkships.

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Re: UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

Postby pany1985 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:23 pm

I'd definitely recommend visiting Temple before you decide. I really like Philly and think it would be great to live/work in/near it, but I wouldn't want to live/work at Temple. Even if you don't end up agreeing with me, I still think it's a smart idea to actually check out any school you're seriously considering.

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Re: UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

Postby firebreathingliberal » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:17 pm

Temple is in a part of Philly that some may consider to be "in transition". They have a lot of security officers there....

You should ask Texas how strong their alumni network is in the Northeast. They are, I think, the biggest law school in terms of total enrollment and I would think they would be able to connect you with alumni there.

On another note, if you do your summer work in the Northeast it will make it much easier to get a job there. I think when people say you build your networks in the region you go to school, that is assuming you do you summer work locally. If you go to DC/NYC/Philly to do your summer work you can build a network there.

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Re: UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

Postby Esc » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:31 pm

With in-state tuition and 7k/year, I'd say UT. ~15% of each class gets jobs in the DC-NYC corridor each year. With your personal ties to that area, UT will give you much better opportunities.

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Re: UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

Postby 2009 Prospective » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:41 pm

I wouldn't recommend going to Temple unless you're 100% happy ultimately practicing in the Philly or tri-state area. It has a decent rep in Philly but doesn't hold much weight elsewhere.

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Re: UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

Postby nealric » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:38 pm

This isn't even close in favor of UT.

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Re: UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

Postby d34d9823 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:32 am

nealric wrote:This isn't even close in favor of UT.


TITCR

UT is on the rise and I personally would take them over G-Town/Cornell (don't hate).

I was on --LinkRemoved-- the other day and I noticed that UT gets a lot of the top firms at OCI.

This is all you need to see:

Wachtell OCI List:
Columbia University Law School
Harvard Law School
Howard University School of Law
New York University School of Law
Stanford Law School
UCLA School of Law
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Texas School of Law
Yale Law School

Cravath OCI List:
Columbia University Law School
Fordham University School of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Harvard Law School
New York University School of Law
Northwestern University School of Law
Stanford Law School
University of Chicago Law School
University of Michigan Law School
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Texas School of Law
Yale Law School

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Re: UT Austin $ or Temple full ride

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:38 am

Esc wrote:With in-state tuition and 7k/year, I'd say UT. ~15% of each class gets jobs in the DC-NYC corridor each year. With your personal ties to that area, UT will give you much better opportunities.

In this case, TITCR. With that much money the UT education will be cheap, and the degree is highly portable. Ties to northeast + UT degree = lots of possibilities.




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