Why go to a non top-50 law school?

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby lobolawyer » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:47 pm

Tom Joad wrote:Cheap state schools that dominate their state's market aren't bad for in-state residents. Those =/= Seattle. Just go to UW instead.


If you can go to a school - for free or next to nothing - in a state where you want to live and that school dominates the market then it's probably not a bad choice.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby Alan » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:17 pm

Cavalier wrote:I was actually referring to Penn. Still a great school despite the Sandusky scandal.


Sandusky was at Penn STATE.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby beachbum » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:20 pm

Alan wrote:
Cavalier wrote:I was actually referring to Penn. Still a great school despite the Sandusky scandal.


Sandusky was at Penn STATE.


Yeah dude, that's what he said.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:20 pm

Cavalier wrote:I was actually referring to Penn. Still a great school despite the Sandusky scandal.


Big pederast law is up and cumming.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby JCFindley » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:34 pm

South Carolina, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Maine, Rutgers, Arkansas, Montana,

All good choices for low or no debt IF you want to stay and work in state and you are from there....

(Though, some of the markets in these states wouldn't pay enough to work off much debt at all so they may or may not be a great choice depending on the price.)

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby Tom Joad » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:36 pm

JCFindley wrote:South Carolina, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Maine, Rutgers, Arkansas, Montana,

All good choices for low or no debt IF you want to stay and work in state and you are from there....

(Though, some of the markets in these states wouldn't pay enough to work off much debt at all so they may or may not be a great choice depending on the price.)

Don't forget Wyoming!

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby dr123 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:37 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
JCFindley wrote:South Carolina, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Maine, Rutgers, Arkansas, Montana,

All good choices for low or no debt IF you want to stay and work in state and you are from there....

(Though, some of the markets in these states wouldn't pay enough to work off much debt at all so they may or may not be a great choice depending on the price.)

Don't forget Wyoming!


No place better for big cowboy law

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby JCFindley » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:44 pm

dr123 wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:
JCFindley wrote:South Carolina, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Maine, Rutgers, Arkansas, Montana,

All good choices for low or no debt IF you want to stay and work in state and you are from there....

(Though, some of the markets in these states wouldn't pay enough to work off much debt at all so they may or may not be a great choice depending on the price.)

Don't forget Wyoming!


No place better for big cowboy law


But where does Alaska recruit?

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby Tom Joad » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:50 pm

JCFindley wrote:South Carolina, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Maine, Rutgers, Arkansas, Montana,

All good choices for low or no debt IF you want to stay and work in state and you are from there....

(Though, some of the markets in these states wouldn't pay enough to work off much debt at all so they may or may not be a great choice depending on the price.)

I really want to make a list of law schools that are worth going to if somebody hasn't already.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:18 pm

beachbum wrote:
Alan wrote:
Cavalier wrote:I was actually referring to Penn. Still a great school despite the Sandusky scandal.


Sandusky was at Penn STATE.


Yeah dude, that's what he said.



No, he was referring to Penn. Go back and look at the ranking joke. "Top 7..."

Of course, I could be missing something. But, then again, prospective law students probably aren't the best sports reporters.



AFA Seattle Law...

Consider what you want in a legal career. Balance that against fiscal realities and how the school will get you where you want to go. Pretty much what everyone else does during the process. The only difference is most people wouldn't touch a school below the "tier 1" scale. This is due to job placement, salary, and, well, the reality of the job market.

No one should willingly become a debt slave.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby beachbum » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:12 am

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:
beachbum wrote:
Alan wrote:
Cavalier wrote:I was actually referring to Penn. Still a great school despite the Sandusky scandal.


Sandusky was at Penn STATE.


Yeah dude, that's what he said.



No, he was referring to Penn. Go back and look at the ranking joke. "Top 7..."

Of course, I could be missing something. But, then again, prospective law students probably aren't the best sports reporters.


You're missing something.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby 071816 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:18 am

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:
beachbum wrote:
Alan wrote:
Cavalier wrote:I was actually referring to Penn. Still a great school despite the Sandusky scandal.


Sandusky was at Penn STATE.


Yeah dude, that's what he said.



No, he was referring to Penn. Go back and look at the ranking joke. "Top 7..."

Of course, I could be missing something. But, then again, prospective law students probably aren't the best sports reporters.



AFA Seattle Law...

Consider what you want in a legal career. Balance that against fiscal realities and how the school will get you where you want to go. Pretty much what everyone else does during the process. The only difference is most people wouldn't touch a school below the "tier 1" scale. This is due to job placement, salary, and, well, the reality of the job market.

No one should willingly become a debt slave.


Wait...Penn and Penn State are different?

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby haus » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:35 am

chimp wrote:Wait...Penn and Penn State are different?


One is a University the other is a facility which one serves jail sentences, although I am not sure which is which.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby bns_77 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:34 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
bns_77 wrote:To the OP, it depends on what you want and what sort of odds you're comfortable with. Somebody posted above that Top 50 or higher is a "must" for biglaw... well, that's not true. Of course, your odds are better with a better school, but I'm not so sure they're THAT much better between #50 and #89 to make any real difference.

This is true, because chances at biglaw are close enough to zero at both #50 and #89 to make them both poor choices if biglaw is your aim.


I don't disagree

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby JoeMo » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:24 am

beachbum wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Of course, I could be missing something. But, then again, prospective law students probably aren't the best sports reporters.


You're missing something.


This

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby Bronck » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:11 pm

beachbum wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:
No, he was referring to Penn. Go back and look at the ranking joke. "Top 7..."

Of course, I could be missing something. But, then again, prospective law students probably aren't the best sports reporters.


You're missing something.


Lol, so many whooshes in this thread.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby rad lulz » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:39 pm

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby Nobody » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:40 pm

Guys, haven't you figured it out? The new TLS in-joke is to pretend that you don't get it when people are intentionally mistake Penn for Penn state and to pretend to earnestly defend Penn. When you call them out on it you're just showing how out of the loop you are.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby R2-D2 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:23 pm

rad lulz wrote:
R2-D2 wrote:
stillwater wrote:
in2win wrote:if you have connections and can get yourself a job through those connections, then it really wouldn't matter where you went to school


I'm not sure I agree with this sentiment. I know I have seen it before, but however solid a job connection is today it can change tomorrow.


Agreed. Connections aren't everything, especially in the field of law. Maybe in business school, but definitely not in law school.

Are you kidding me? Connections are real important bro


What I mean is that when one gets an MBA, they're not going to automatically get a job at Goldman, etc, even if their grades are excellent. Networking is key in the area of business. In law, your grades do the talking. If you do well, you will get a firm job, if you don't, well, you won't get as good of a job.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby Easy-E » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:26 pm

R2-D2 wrote:

However, Seattle Law is #1 for legal writing according to USNWR, so that's not too bad. :)



To be blunt, those specialty rankings don't really amount to shit.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby R2-D2 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:29 pm

emarxnj wrote:
R2-D2 wrote:

However, Seattle Law is #1 for legal writing according to USNWR, so that's not too bad. :)



To be blunt, those specialty rankings don't really amount to shit.


True.

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Re: Why go to a non top-50 law school?

Postby rad lulz » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:49 am

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