jimmy_dean wrote:scaring me away too. us news is obviously garbage, but i the drop feels foreboding and makes it hard for me to choose byu. i'm about 20/80 in terms of attending/not attending. i'm very debt averse, but perhaps more averse to the risk of not having gainful legal employment upon graduation.
That's right about where I'm at. You've summed it up perfectly.
Nickg415 wrote:I know in the Princeton review BYU is rated one of the most competitive. I dont know how they rate schools, you can look it up, so take it for what its worth.
Wouldn't surprise me. The scary thing about BYU's ultra-competitiveness is that it's so crucial to finish in the top 20-25% in order to snatch up a decent job in Utah's saturated legal market (people just don't want to leave here, I guess), yet it's probably one of the tougher law schools to do so. I swear I'm not trying to speak pessimistically about BYU; I'm just realistically weighing the pros and cons.
JDaviator wrote:The real problem with not being in the top 15% at BYU is getting a job in Utah at a good firm. Utah is too saturated with professionals. The whole country is in a sense, but especially Utah.
You've nailed it, my friend. Today's professional degree is like yesterday's bachelor degree in Utah.