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Law Students => Transferring => Topic started by: lawschool812 on July 28, 2009, 03:00:32 AM

Title: Texas Tech
Post by: lawschool812 on July 28, 2009, 03:00:32 AM
I'm currently finsihing up my first year at a T4 law school.  Just got my first transfer acceptance letter.  Need to know if Texas Tech is a good law school.  It is currently ranked in Tier 3 but after being on ther website, it seems like they should be at least T50-100.  Bar passage rates are always near the top (90%) and their advocacy teams seem to be either champs or runner-ups.  It boggles my mind how Texas Tech can be ABA approved since 1969 but can't seem to crack the top-100.

Anyone have helpful information to share about Texas Tech (i.e. reputation, social life, professors, job prospects, OCIs, etc)?  I would appreciate it!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: big - fat - box on July 28, 2009, 04:06:48 AM
The difference between the job prospects at tier 2 (and even some tier 1s) isn't that great compared to tier 3/4.

Where are you now? Do you have a scholarship there? Where do you want to practice?

Texas Tech is fine and a good choice if you are a Texas resident. I suppose the main disadvantage of the school would be that it's not near the two biggest legal markets in Texas (Houston and Dallas), which means finding a job through networking will be tougher unless you want to work in the part of the state the school is in.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: LawMan21 on July 28, 2009, 12:22:18 PM
Don't bother unless you want to practice in Texas
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: lawschool812 on July 28, 2009, 01:31:54 PM
BigFatBox - thanks for your detailed response.
LawMan - thanks for your opinion.

I'm currently at a T4 school in Michigan.  For now I prefer not to say where I am currently studying for various reasons.  There's only 2 T4 schools in Michigan so take your pick, I don't see a big difference between the 2 anyways.  I do not have a scholarship.  Full time tuition here is around $27,000, while full time tuition for non-residents at TTU is $21,000.  If and when I become a resident of Texas, my tuition will only be $17,000.  I also researched that Lubbock is $100-$150 cheaper in per-month rent rates for apartment units.  I am a resident of California, so I am a bit closer to friends and family.  I want to do IP law of some sort and TTU has the facilities and the concentration/classes fit for that field of law.  In a perfect world, I would want to practice law in either Nevada or California.  Just be reading over TTU's OCI program, it seems like I will have better opportunities at TTU in landing a summer job/clerkship compared to the school I am currently in.

What do you think?  TTU good enough to transfer to even though I would want to practice law in Cali?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: big - fat - box on July 28, 2009, 01:36:55 PM
Lawschool812,

check your personal messages.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: LawMan21 on July 28, 2009, 01:50:14 PM
That certainly changes the scenario. If you are currently in Michigan, I expect you would have significantly better opportunities in Nevada and California at Texas Tech.

What is your current class rank? Did you apply to any CA and Nev. schools?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Ninja1 on July 28, 2009, 03:06:15 PM
Texas Tech will serve you well. Congrats.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: x on July 29, 2009, 04:06:36 AM
I want to do IP law of some sort and TTU has the facilities and the concentration/classes fit for that field of law. 


A friends son graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Mechanical Enginerring (with high honors).  He went to TT and did VERY VERY well (2008 graduate).   He is now doing IP somewhere in Maryland.