AT9 wrote:Yazzzay wrote:So the deposit deadlines are creeping up way too fast and I've delayed the decision until last min. Of course.
I love many aspects of Wake and have since applying (and getting rejected) last year. The rent around W-S seems super cheap (compared to my other options), their international law programme is intriguing, and the rankings are up (albeit they obvs aren't everything).
The main thing holding me back is the location. W-S sounds quaint and cute, but small towns aren't my fave. Of course a lack of distractions could be great for studying. More importantly, however, I have no interest in staying in NC after I graduate. Everyone goes in with the mentality they want to be in the top whatever percent and get the best job possible wherever they want, so I'm trying to be realistic. Do you guys think Wake be a total mistake if I'm not interested in NC?
I don't know it would be a TOTAL mistake, but I would be very hesitant if you don't have strong connections in the region in which you want to work. Look at these numbers:
53% of grads in 2012 ended up in NC after graduation. You may do well and have great opportunities wherever you want to work; however, I would at least be ok with working small-law in the immediate region before going to there.
What are your other options and where do you want to work?
Thanks for the response & link. Looked over it & seems like Wake kids stay in NC, clearly. Well the other options I haven't eliminated are much lower ranked...Seton Hall, Penn State, Maryland (no $) and Pepperdine. Have half $ or up for those including WF. I honestly have 0 ties anywhere that isn't abroad, and would want to stay in a big city, DC, Boston, NYC, Atlanta, LA (or abroad). On the wait list for Fordham and Emory of which I would love both...
I haven't even visited WF yet but will in early May. I don't mind sending out a couple of deposits so I think I will for WF. Also retaking isn't an option, already hit the limit.
Who knew choosing a law school would be more stressful than applying...