« on: May 12, 2010, 01:08:32 PM »
I hear from a lot of students who are headed to T3 or T4 schools that they "don't want" biglaw, etc., and that they'd be satisfied with something more modest. That seems like a reasonable goal, especially to the 0L's trying to make sense of a very muddled employment picture.
I have a friend at a T4 school who says that, of his 3L class of 170 students, about 5 have jobs.
According to another post only 1/3 of the recent graduates at UMinnesota (T25) have responded to an employment survey.
There are plenty of 3L's up here who are still looking for work.
So the problem with schools in the T3 or T4 (and, in this economy, down deep into the T1) isn't that the education they provide is demonstrably different from that up here, or that they don't provide an opportunity to perform high-paying legal work. The problem is that there is very little legal work out available at all right now, and whatever is out there is going to be taken by us, not by people at Tuoro and other schools of that ilk.
Good luck with your networking.