« on: November 19, 2007, 11:50:48 AM »
Ok here is my situation. I am roughly 6 months removed from undergrad and have recently started preparring for the LSAT. I have opted to take the June test because rushing and taking Feb doesn't make sense as I will be applying Fall of 08 anyway.
I am from Chicago and will be targeting the following schools
So, here is my question and keep in mind that I am looking to complete my law degree in as early of an age as possible so Im looking to really get going here.
I have completely decided that the path I want to pursue and the reason entirely for going to law school is to be involved in Commercial Real Estate Law. For that and that only. And of the aboved mentioned schools, John Marshall is the only one that offers a very appealing Joint Degree JD/LLM in Real Estate which really really appeals to me. None of the other school i mentioned offer one in Real Estate Specifically.
Now with that in mind I am definitely aware of the fact that the other schools (Loyola Kent etc.. ) are much more highly regarded than John Marshall especially outside of the Chicago land area.
Would I benefit more from attending a better school like Loyola or receiving a Joint degree with an LLM specialization in Real Estate?? I realize getting my LLM AFTER attending Loyola is an option but I just feel it makes more sense to do them somewhat at the same time. Is a Joint degree JD/LLM in Real Estate from John Marshall worth more than simply a JD from anyone of the other schools?
I realize everything I am saying points me in the direction of John Marshall which many of you may say i am answering my own questions but I am just really unsure of the value of a Loyola/Kent education over the less accredited John Marshall.
P.S. John Marshall offers a spring start for JD in which none of the others do. This plays into my desire to get started because otherwise I am applying fall of 08 to begin in fall of 09 which just seems like forever from now...
Any help/advice is appreciated more than you know. THANKS AGAIN!!