« on: May 15, 2006, 10:56:35 AM »
How important do you think it is to go to a law school that's known for environmental law, if that's what you want to practice? Just curious... I may be interested in doing International Environmental Law, although the school I'm gonna go to isn't on that list. But they have some great courses in it...
I am also interested in knowing this... I have a feeling that you should not sacrifice too much in rankings for a specialty program, depending on what you want to do. If you want public interest, then you may be able to sacrifice more ranking for specialty, but if you want biglaw then you should not sacrifice much at all. I got into one school that had a pretty high environmental program, but have a hard time seeing shelling out more money for that school out of state, versus an instate school that is higher ranked. I just don't think specialty is that important.
I should also add that I'm not 100% sure I want to practice that kind of law.