Attax wrote: rodmanhust wrote:
the_dude83 wrote:Let's say I graduated today. How would the name help me in the legal world in terms of job placement is my question.
Granted nothing would change if you graduate today.
But maybe better 4 years later?
I'm not sure at all; just weighing options.
I just don't see how the DFW market, which already recruits pretty heavily from UT and SMU while TWU was there will really change the practice simply because of a name.
With regards to recruitment, I am not hanging my hat on that. TTU serves Dallas, Austin, and Houston respectively and from what I could gather not a great recruitment program in place either. What I am getting at is it is certainly the network you build that will help with job placement. With that said, there is a huge network of aggies in the business world and they take care of their own, more so than any college I have ever seen. Now will that start to blanket the law school as well with working attorneys that went to a&m as undergrads? That is what I would like to see. I do not think UT and a&M should be compared together at this point, UT serves every major metro area in the state and further, due to its ranking and rapport. It is also ranked #1 in the US with the highest income to debt ratio out of law school.
TTU touts a very capable graduate, meaning their school teaches students how to actually do beginning functions of an attorney. If a&m follows suit, it could easily be used to gain summer internships, which job placement could easily come from. The first job offer will be the only hurdle I foresee as an aggie law grad, after that, it is all up to what you do from there.
Lastly, TWU started out as a law school for the working professional. One with flexible schedule to help those that needed another degree to continue on their career path. I think that is why TWU never had a respect from the beginning, if you produce primarily JD advantage students, how do you think your numbers would look? Now that a&m has something to work with and will only continue to improve its status, I see big things. Unfortunately, I need to chose a law school this year!