jwaters wrote:bergg007 wrote:What're job prospects like for tennessee? My wife and I have been looking at a ton of schools and Knoxville seems like a sweet place to live, Low COA and COL, really good schools, and we like small towmns, and knoxville is pretty small, (she's from Dallas and I'm from CA so most things are small to us). But I don't know anything about in town/state job prospects I've received their job listing thing but it's not terribly helpful, can anyone fill me in?
P.S. I'm not set on Big or small law either seems fine. and My wife and i have both lives in small towns,(less than 5,000 people so knoxville will be fine with its pop. 173000, it's small but big enough.
I am not a student at UT, but I have lived here my entire life and spoken to many grads. Don't go to Tennessee unless you plan on staying there for a long time. However, if you do plan on staying and don't want Biglaw, UT is a good school to go to. It is 2nd in the state only to Vanderbilt, and many Vandy grads have no intentions of staying in Tenn. It has a strong alumni base, and grads get jobs in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, and of course Nashville. Tuition is also very cheap, even for OOS.
If we go there then we are planning on staying for the long haul, so you would say it's likely a good choice then?