firstly, if you read my other posts, you'll see i said UH was the better choice for biglaw
with my jones day post, i was just demonstrating that Tech has just as much reach as UH outside of Houston. Ofcourse, UH is going to have better representation in Houston. I would be disturbed if it didnt, but the same goes for Texas Tech, which is going to have the same type of hold on West Texas in comparison to UH. keep in mind, these schools are about 500 miles apart from each other.
There are no large legal markets in West Texas. Your argument has no merit.
you're misunderstanding my argument
again, I was not referring to biglaw...i was just reiterating that a school is going to have more representation in its immediate surrounding area...hence houston having more representation in houston...smu more in dallas...
but the West Texas region is itself a legal market that is primarily served by Texas Tech...West Texas has tons of small and medium law firms, government offices, PI opportunities, wind energy and alternative energy firms, etc...and when compared to placement outside of their surrounding markets...UH and tech are comparable
HOPPER4213 wrote:Go to UH without a doubt. Tech is a tier 3-4 law school that is trumped by an in state school in both of the major legal markets in the state in Houston and Dallas. SMU and UH own their respective markets, and with this current economy you may be getting a free education that results in searching for employment for the next two years.
Of course, the top 3-5% of students in a tier 3-4 school will have access to some good job offers, but the vast majority will be pushed to the side for students at a more reputable school. UT, SMU, and UH are the three best schools in the state with UT being the obvious number one. If I had a chance to go to one of these schools I would take it regardless of price.
Someone on here says that UH isnt worth sticker? Its rated as one of the top bang for your buck schools in the country, as it has low tuition and great placement in big law for a non T25. You will regret not taking the best school in the long run regardless of debt incurred.
In this economy, you would be nuts to go to any tier 3-4 law school and have high expectations after graduation. The only thing crazier would be to turn down a tier one to do it. Take UH, dont listen to anyone who thinks that Tech places well in Dallas/Houston. They may place, but def not well.
I would love to see where it says UH has been ranked as a "bang for your buck" school, especially with their tuition increase to private school levels
as for tech being published as a ranked "bang for your buck" school
tech is ranked 19th with UH being 36th (keep in mind this was before their tuition increase from $17,000 to $27,000)...i wonder where UH would rank now?
in years past Tech has been ranked as high as ninth by this publication
next, tech is not a tier 3-4...it is a tier 3...and if you look at admission numbers, it is one of the best tier 3 schools in the nation
finally, i would argue that in this economy, it would be more prudent to take the scholarship and limit debt...it just makes sense to me that when money is tight you limit your expenses...not bank on the idea that ~100,000 in debt will be counteracted when i land a big law job, if and when i actually do
ofcourse, i'll say it again for the about 6th time or so...
if the op wants biglaw, go to UH
for anything else, go to tech
i would love to see some arguments that dont revolve around biglaw and lubbock