philanthropy wrote:You know this bullsh*t about the jobs and networking etc being better at temple and villanova and pitt is simply that, bullsh*t.
Pitt and Temple are about to lose their beloved instate tuition and then we'll see how they compete with Penn State for students.
We don't know how much tuition will rise. Penn State will lose their in-state tuition as well, they've just chosen not to offer a discount to in-state law school students in the past (Dickinson Law could very well see an increase in their tuition as well).
philanthropy wrote:Temple is in one of the worst neighborhoods I've ever been in...
And this is relevant how?
philanthropy wrote:Pitt is a joke.
What a detailed, well-thought argument against Pitt Law.
philanthropy wrote:And who the heck knows what's going on with Nova... they'll lie about it to US News, the ABA and, yes, even you.
This will make little to no difference in local hiring, at least in the short-term.
philanthropy wrote:Penn State is the only school growing and improving every year.
Look at the employment statistics. PSU does as well or better than thoses other schools and places throughout the eastern seaboard and the country. This troll for Pitt and Temple is crazy.
Not acccording to these lovely charts (compiled right here on TLS):viewtopic.php?f=1&t=150681
(The stats are slightly outdated, but still provide a clear picture as to relative law school strength)
I'm too lazy/busy to post point-by-point how Temple and Pitt have better employment prospects than Penn State (the poster didn't include Villanova in his list), but I'll use salaries and full-time statistics as an indicator. Under 10% of Penn State grads are making over $50,000 a year in the private sector. Under 60% have full time jobs. By comparison, 20% of Temple grads make over $80,000 a year in the private sector. 80% have full time jobs. Just over 15% of Pitt grads are making over $62,000 a year in the private sector. 75% have full time jobs.
philanthropy wrote:If you want a top education in a beautiful place with a school that continues to improve and move up every year, you should go to Penn State.
Improve in the rankings, sure.
philanthropy wrote:This fool(Heaven Wood) has no idea what he's talking about. Zero. None. His unsubstantiated bs is just that.
My father conducts hiring at a Philadelphia midlaw. He will tell you firsthand that Temple and Villanova are markedly better schools for the Eastern Pennsylvania legal market. He's told me the score numerous times. If you choose not to take the opinions of a 20+ year attorney seriously, that's your business.
PS: The fact you have to resort to ad hominem attacks and make childish stabs at humor doesn't do much to make your case.