angiej wrote:iowalum wrote:I just applied ED to IU-Bloomington with a 164 and 3.1 from the University of Iowa. Has anyone else applied ED, and any advice on my chances of admission?
Also, has anyone applied at IU-Indy as a back-up? I really want to be in the Indianapolis area, so is this frowned upon?
A current 3L at IU B told me its actually easier to work in Indy as a IU-Indy graduate than IU-B despite the difference in rank.
Credited. I've worked with a handful of lawyers from the Indy area, and they all said that IU-Indy essentially runs that city. One going as far to say that if you want to work in Indy, you've no business going to IU Bloomington, because you're going to be at a disadvantage to the students who've been living in the city for three years and making connections and whatnot.
Granted, I'm sure it's not impossible for IUB grads to get jobs at Indy, but if that's where you want to work, this is a case where you should strongly consider sacrificing ranking for location. I'm finishing up my undergrad at IUB and most of the people I've talked to at the law school here have sights set elsewhere than working in-state. They also cited that those who wanted to work in Indy ended up going to school there.