LadyLoo wrote:I am still waiting to hear as well... from both UH and STCL. It is a bit frustrating to not know anything, especially since I do NOT want to leave Houston whatsoever. I will take acceptance to either school, but would prefer STCL given my network there (both current students and attorneys that have graduated). I also prefer the convenience of being downtown (I live in The Heights). So we shall see...
Hopefully those of us waiting will hear something very soon. Sending positive thoughts to everyone!
It's certainly your right to choose STCL over UH, but you realize that you would be purposefully limiting your options out of law school, right? There are dozens of employers that recruit at UH and refuse to recruit at South Texas. Regardless of your network with STCL grads, most if not all recent grads would say you would be making a bad decision.
I understand where you are coming from. However, a person's choice to attend a law school, whatever school that may be, is their choice alone. Some people are rely on scholarship money they receive, some people rely on where the school is geographically located, and some people just have an affinity to one school over another. I prefer South Texas because of my legal network, the partners that have been a mentor to me over the years that went to STCL, and because I just prefer it. That's it. Will I turn down UH if I don't get into STCL, of course not. But it is not fair of you to say I am "purposefully limiting my options out of law school"... you do not know me at all, my resume, my work ethic, or my reasons for pursuing a law degree... you know nothing about me or anyone else on this forum for that matter.
I have been in the legal industry all through undergrad and since I graduated from college 3 years ago... the firm I worked at in Fort Worth and the firm I currently work at here in Houston have STCL graduates as partners and employees. My boss is a former STCL graduate that has been at this firm since she graduated from law school. She worked her way to partner within only a few years out of school. This firm isn't huge, but it is one of the largest boutique firms in the city for the type of law that we practice, and is very well respected throughout central Texas.
STCL is a fine school. Just because someone attends a top law school in the country or state does NOT guarantee them anything. The legal profession is not all about who is going to recruit you and what corporate job you think you can get that pays big bucks right out of law school. It is also about PASSION for the law and providing your expertise of the law to those in need of your knowledge. It is a career choice of service, should you use your degree it to actually serve people, as opposed to being a pawn in the corporate world and/or not even use your JD to practice law. Your schooling is what you make of it... I know of quite a few people in desperate positions because their school was their "ticket" in their mind, and I also know plenty of very, very successful attorneys that did not attend a "top" school.
I get that you are trying to be helpful, but it seems like you are just trolling this forum with comments that are cynical as opposed to supportive for those of us still waiting to hear back.