Nat1018 wrote: creamedcats wrote:
SniperBarbie wrote:In this morning as a "Noah Webster Law Scholar' - 20K/yr.
I've been debating between OSU and Case and I was wondering why you think Case places better outside of OH than OSU does?
Good question. I should be more specific, since in general I think OSU probably places better overall in Ohio outside Cleveland, but more Case graduates end up outside of Ohio than OSU graduates. Does it place BETTER? Not necessarily, but it definitely places MORE. Anecdotal evidence from current/former students suggests the Case name carries more weight than the ranking suggests. Of course, more OSU students come from Ohio to begin with, so it's hard to tell.
From the Case website: (http://law.case.edu/careerservices/Pros ... stics.aspx
) showing that more than half end up out-of-state, but it's almost an even split. The OSU page, which is more detailed (http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/careerservices ... rospective
) shows well over half staying in state and slightly higher median salary, which is not surprising given Case's higher numbers in public interest, easily the worst paying sector. OSU's overall placement rate is slightly better. It would be nice to have more detailed numbers from Case...in fact, I'll ask for them.
I also had some really detailed placement statistics (reported by the school) for Case that had slightly less than half their graduates staying in the Midwest (Ohio and some other states) and a large proportion in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (incl. DC) states. For the life of me, I cannot find them again!
They're somewhere on TLS, I believe...
Firm placements (overall) put OSU and Case in the same bracket, although I'll bet OSU hits more firms overall, since its specialty market is 'Ohio' rather than 'Cleveland': viewtopic.php?f=1&t=339
. Case also has a goodly number of people doing Public International Law, who will probably not go the firm/corporate route, but who will be much better off in terms of the jobs they want at Case than they would at OSU - but this is a minority.
I thought you wanted to stay in Ohio, anyway? OSU is almost certainly the more certain winner in that case, especially if it's significantly cheaper. I haven't entirely ruled out OSU, even if I'm leaning case, but keep in mind that I'm a Clevelander and I got an almost-full Case scholarship.