there's only one PT program worth going to and that's GULC
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Alright, first update is done.
The CDO is not showing the quantities in each office, but fortunately I have downloaded each sheet - so I can track when each was added, etc. BUT there is going to be a certain level of inaccuracy (and I am dumping the people I can not figure out in "other firm jobs", right now I can not figure out 3 of the employers). It is more likely they are in one of the biglaw offices, but I my PM box will be better served with this method.
As of (4/10)
114 students have responded - 230 in the class - ~50% of the class
Of the 114 that have responded:
56 have BIGLAW/market
12 are clerking at the federal level - 9 D, 3 COA
6 are clerking in other courts
9 are in public interest/gov
31 other firm jobs - 3 of these are solopractice (I have also lumped the "business" jobs into this category, as I don't know the pay scale)
(I will do percentages once we get a greater representation of the class)
22 - NOLA
19 - Texas
15 - NYC
11 - non-NOLA Louisiana
6 - Georgia - all ATL
6 - DC
6 - California
3 - Alabama
3 (4) - International - Paris, Istanbul, Australia (Puerto Rico)
2 - Tennessee
2 - Missouri
1 - Florida
1 - Colorado
1 - Connecticut
1 - Minnesota
1 - West Virginia
1 - Oregon
1 - Arizona
1 - Nevada
1 - Massachusetts
1 - Nebraska
1 - North Carolina
1 - Vermont
1 - Pennsylvania
5 - don't know - almost definitely in the top groups
I waited for the Class of 08 surveys so I could get everyone fresh/accurate data. I will be updating it as the surveys come in - last year nearly every student submitted their information - but it, understandably, took quite a while for it to be finished.
I don't know the comparisons to W&M but W&L does fantastic in DC. It's anecdotal rather than based on statistical evidence but I know a large number of 3Ls go on to work in DC, and quite a few get jobs through the great alumni connections W&L has in the capital.
I was accepted off a bunch of waitlists the past few days after I retook the LSAT and improved. Every point counts. Anyways, I was accepted to W&M, Notre Dame, and Wash U and I have two days to decide! I figured some advice here could help since I'm really doing this on the fly. I know the costs, housing situations, career placements, and reputation. However, the subjective information can be just as important. Let me know what you think.
Here's my breakdown: (BTW, I am looking at international law and figure I need to go biglaw out of ls to pay off debt)
+Least expensive (in-state tuition+scholly)
+Places well in D.C.
-Ranking is lower
-Career placement outside of VA and D.C.
+International law program
+Campus and new law building
+More conservative atmosphere (4 years of mardi gras can get tiring and expensive)
+Alumni (networking possibilities)
-Above average placement, but no place it excels
-More expensive than W&M (Scholly, but not as much and tuition is higher)
+St.Louis=Sports and more to do around the city
+Transnational law program
-Most expensive (scholly, but less than ND and tuition is even higher)
-Placement doesn't seem better than ND and less firms in OCI
-Chicago may be the only place I might want to practice in the mid-west
At the moment, I'd say I'm between ND and W&M, but I may change my mind to Wash U like I seem to be doing every 10 minutes or so.
Hope to all you fellow waitlisters out there! Thanks ahead of time for any advice.
*UVA, please let me in*
I see no good reason why this thread has to turn nasty.
I disagree that GW places better than UT in NYC. I think they do have an advantage in DC though.