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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tier 4 Law Schools
« on: November 17, 2010, 05:32:24 PM »
It's dangerous to say avoid all T4 law schools at all costs.  The ABA accredited ones give serious people a chance and often lots of sinancial aid to pursue a career they want.  If there's some entitlement to a big payday at a white shoe law firm as the goal, then you really better be ready to work your butt off and be a top ten student which means you're motivated and willing to head into the grinder that is Big Law for associates with less job security now than ever before.  T4s do a great job of preparing people for solid careers in the law and the good ones make sure well over 90% of their 1st-time bar exam takers pass and can actually go out there and practice or start on a career in the public sector. Many are very good at preparing students for careers in elected office with appropriate stops early on in criminal law on one side or the other.  It boils down to knowing what you want and determining if the school you pick will help you get there.

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The news out of New England Law in the first week of November, 2010 is pretty good stuff - 1st time Mass Bar exam pass rate hit 94%, possibly an all-time high.  NESL basically tied BC and beat Northeastern and Suffolk along with all the other law schools in Massachusetts except Harvard (98%)  and BU (96%).

A couple of days later, New England Law was named a Top 100 Places To Work on Boston.com, the only higher ed institution on the list.

Cool.

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