Wake Forest or University of Richmond, which is better?

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Which is better?

Wake Forest w/ a 22K p/y scholarship
18
72%
Richmond w/ a 25K p/y scholarship
7
28%
 
Total votes: 25

SrLaw
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Wake Forest or University of Richmond, which is better?

Postby SrLaw » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:38 pm

Which is the better option? Which is more prestigious and will open more doors? I am trying to narrow down my school list and want to withdrawal from 1 of these 2 schools today.

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snapdragon
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Re: Wake Forest or University of Richmond, which is better?

Postby snapdragon » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:44 pm

Sr Law -

They're basically the same price, and Wake has a better rep. Wake is also the third best school in NC behind UNC and Duke (and many Duke grads peace out). Richmond's behind UVA, W&M, W&L and GMU in VA.

Unless you specifically want to work in Richmond/Southern VA (which from your other thread, I don't think you do), I'd go Wake on this one.

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Re: Wake Forest or University of Richmond, which is better?

Postby SrLaw » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:17 pm

anyone care to elaborate on their vote?

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akili
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Re: Wake Forest or University of Richmond, which is better?

Postby akili » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:20 pm

It would help to know the tuition/total cost.

If costs are roughly the same, then Wake Forest absolutely.

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Re: Wake Forest or University of Richmond, which is better?

Postby MattThiessen » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:27 pm

akili wrote:It would help to know the tuition/total cost.

If costs are roughly the same, then Wake Forest absolutely.

+1. Per the most recent "Top 50 Go-To Law Schools" list from NLJ, Wake places about 15% in NLJ 250 firms. Richmond is not on that list, I believe. I don't know all of Richmond's placement numbers, but I believe generally speaking Wake is going to outplace Richmond.

So I would say: Definitely Wake
snapdragon wrote:Unless you specifically want to work in Richmond/Southern VA (which from your other thread, I don't think you do)




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