tarheel87 wrote:eye wrote:tarheel87 wrote:Did anyone go to their open house today? The student panel was a little down on job prospects from the impression I got but the tour was great. Definitely in my top 3.
When is the next open house scheduled?
I'm a little concerned with the job prospects in NC. The state pumps out roughly 1,265 new graduates each year:
Duke: 228 (only 19 co 2008 students stayed in NC)
Wake Forest: 154
NC Central: 169
UNC is probably the Creme De La Creppe in NC considering that Duke grads go elsewhere, but I can't help but feel that the NC market might be a bit saturated with 1000 new graduates looking for work every year.
Continuing with the research, any links or insight into the NC legal market would be appreciated!
Actually I'm an undergrad at UNC and they said at a thingie last year (kinda pre-ITE though) that NC has a shortage of lawyers, especially in relation to other states.
As for your concerns- UNC is the number one in NC. Number one by all accounts, and that includes Duke. If you want to work in NC it is really unbeatable, trust me I've asked around on these boards and in real life. Duke and half of Wake leave the state. Elon and Charlotte law degrees don't seem to mean too much yet. NC Central grads tend to look for local level jobs. Campbell and half of Wake are your only REAL competition for jobs out of UNC. Not to say you'll find something easily, but it isn't nearly as bad as it looks with so many schools in the state.
Open House dates are on their site, I don't particularly feel like looking right now myself. i'd suggest trying to go if you can, definitely made me feel better about UNC, which IF I am admitted, would be my most likely destination.
This is not entirely accurate. Campbell actually has the highest bar passage rate in the state of NC and is competitive with UNC, considering it is a Tier 4 school. Doesn't mean that I would pick Campbell over UNC, however, its important to note that Campbell does lead the state with bar passage (and that includes Duke, UNC, and Wake Forest). This is something to consider when wanting to stay in NC and picking a school that places well within the state.
"Number one by all accounts" might be overshooting it a little bit... still, it is a great school!