Law School Discussion

Deciding Where to Go => Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses => Topic started by: BLOND37 on August 11, 2008, 08:59:46 PM

Title: 4 schools
Post by: BLOND37 on August 11, 2008, 08:59:46 PM
ok so whats the word on the street about the following law schools:

roger williams (RI)
american (DC)
NE law school (MA)
boston u.
Title: Re: 4 schools
Post by: Ninja1 on August 11, 2008, 11:23:58 PM
ok so whats the word on the street about the following law schools:

roger williams (RI)
american (DC)
NE law school (MA)
boston u.

Meh
Good school
Avoid if possible
Solid
Title: Re: 4 schools
Post by: BLOND37 on August 12, 2008, 07:14:29 AM
why avoid NE law school?
Title: Re: 4 schools
Post by: just some guy on August 12, 2008, 07:33:22 AM
why avoid NE law school?

Not very highly ranked, so-so reputation.  Doesn't give grades, I believe, and many employers are skeptical of this. 

I'm pretty sure it's considered better than Roger Williams, but don't quote me.
Title: Re: 4 schools
Post by: almostlegal on August 12, 2008, 07:40:06 AM
why avoid NE law school?

Not very highly ranked, so-so reputation.  Doesn't give grades, I believe, and many employers are skeptical of this. 

I'm pretty sure it's considered better than Roger Williams, but don't quote me.

New England School of Law gives grades; Northeastern University School of Law doesn't give grades (you get written evaluations).  

New England is a 4th tier school; Northeastern is ranked 88.  

I don't know which one you're talking about from your post, but they are two very different schools.
Title: Re: 4 schools
Post by: Ninja1 on August 12, 2008, 11:05:35 AM
The biggest problem with NESL is that it's a mediocre school in one of the most competitive legal markets where it's competing against some of the best schools on Earth. If you picked the school up and moved it to say... Kansas, it still wouldn't be a great school, but it would look much more palatable. It might need a name change though...

It's pretty much a toss up between Rodger Williams and NESL as to which is better, but I'd take RW just because it's the only school in its state, tiny and feeding into the same major markets as it may be.
Title: Re: 4 schools
Post by: almostlegal on August 12, 2008, 11:43:29 AM
I can't help wondering the decisions going on between these four schools.  You have mentioned two top-tier schools and two 4th tier schools.  Why isn't there anything in between?

I would lean towards NESL over RW (particularly if you're seeking a job in Boston).  This is mainly from my experience with interns from NESL and RW.
Title: Re: 4 schools
Post by: Ninja1 on August 12, 2008, 01:13:25 PM
I can't help wondering the decisions going on between these four schools.  You have mentioned two top-tier schools and two 4th tier schools.  Why isn't there anything in between?

I would lean towards NESL over RW (particularly if you're seeking a job in Boston).  This is mainly from my experience with interns from NESL and RW.

Worst case v. best case?
Title: Re: 4 schools
Post by: I can has lauskul! on August 27, 2008, 09:29:37 PM
Y do U wants 2 attend TTT?