anyone else get the letter about scheduling an interview? If there is potential for my scholarship money, that could be interesting.
I got 30K/year from QU and got the letter for a further scholarship interview. Like you, it could make things interesting for me.
Got the same exact thing and feel the same way.
I went to the open house. The thing about Quinnipiac is that it has nice facilities, is located in a beautiful area and is close enough to New Haven/the MetroNorth if you're looking to whet your appetite for the bar/city scene. The party scene is amazing from what I've heard (I'm from CT and know the undergrad pretty well by reputation and word-of-mouth). The people who were there were extremely friendly, receptive and I could completely see myself being totally happy there, especially at dirt cheap tuition rates. There is a big caveat, however, and that is employment. I spoke with one of their top students at the open house and he hasn't even gotten a call back from the larger, CT firms like mine and that scares me considering that people keep saying that if you stay in CT, Quinnipiac law will be more than fine. There is no doubt in my mind that they train good lawyers there (I know a bunch of grads from there that are making good money at my firm and are good lawyers), but it seems that the small alumni network (it's only been open since like 1996 I think) combined with its misrepresented
ranking as a TTT (I think it's easily better than many TT's) makes it a tough sell. It seems to me that if you're looking at going outside of CT, looking at BigLaw or at least at the more cushy law jobs at mid to large firms, then Quinni is not the place to go to unless you really feel you can be top 5 in the class, and even then it seems to be a struggle. However, if you like CT and more specifically southern CT, and don't mind not
getting a $100K+ job right off the bat or you want to work in public-interest then Quinni is a fantastic place to go to.
Personally, I love Quinni. It seems like everyone I knew that went there was very happy with their time there. However, I just wish it was not officially a TTT and also wish it had better prospects for employment at the larger firms, but I do know many of their grads that have done very well for themselves in CT. Just remember, though, if you go to Quinni, you will likely have to stay and work in CT.