« on: March 03, 2004, 12:27:06 PM »
Just wanted to let you all know some more advice I received today.
Talked with a director of Legal Aid, and he told me, unless you're going to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, go to school in a region you want to practice in and where the debt load will be the lowest. If you're interested in BigLaw, this may not be the best advice, but if you're interested in Legal Services, keep the debt as low as possible.
Mentioned a quote from a Constitutional Scholar that taught at UT Austin, when asked why he didn't teach at Yale or Harvard where they where coveting him. He said, "You make your own prestige".
Thought that was good advice for those of us not going to the top schools.