Zoomba200 wrote:sundevil77 wrote:Zoomba200 wrote:haha. Bloodbath. Genius.
I agree. I was speaking with a friend about BYU Law the other day and came up with the same formula for the atmosphere at BYU. Married + Sober + UG overachiever = Ultra-Studious Law Students
I'm curious...do you or your friend go to BYU Law? If so, how competitive do you think the law school really is compared to other schools? (not trying to be argumentative, I just want perspective on the issue) I get the sense that law school in and of itself is competitive.
I'm just thinking out loud, but it seems like cost of attendance could be something working in BYU's favor for it being less comeptitive than its peers. Many of these students, facing $100K+ in debt, will undoubtedly feel the extreme pressure to get a BigLaw job. The prospect of crippling debt could arguably make these schools much more competitive than BYU.
I do not attend BYU, but I live in Utah and have several friends/relatives who have gone to both BYU and Utah Law. I'd like to say I have personal experience, but I have only heard what the schools are like from these secondhand accounts. I would imagine many of the people posting on here know people who have attended, so my knowledge is probably at the same level as anyone else's, but the impression I have gotten from graduates of both BYU and Utah is that there is definite difference in the competitiveness between the students at BYU and Utah.
I think BYU's level of competition is well known (to potential employers) and thus can have a positive effect.