« on: April 25, 2006, 10:39:55 PM »
Contrary to Jacy, as usual, WNEC is a very well respected, up and coming law school. I am currently a 1L at WNEC. I graduated from a T1 university and had my choice of law schools. WNEC is a very close knit, friendly, and supportive school. Everyone of my professors this year graduated from Harvard Law school. They are acclaimed legal scholars and very well-respected in their fields of study. They are also very approachable and willing to do anything to make law school bearable.
As far as job placement, as with any school in the 4th tier it is more difficult to get a job than a 1 or 2 tier school. this is normal. our career services office is outstanding and has a stellar record of placing graduates anywhere in the country. last years graduating class had a 90% job placement rate,6 months after graduation. In addition, the starting salaries from the class of 2005 ranged from $42,000 to $500,000. These stats are from the recently published survery of 2005 graduates. WNEC is also going to be expanding within the next 2 years significantly.
As for as summer internship placement, despite being a first year student, I landed myself a paid ($15.00/hour) internship with the Attorney General's office in upstate NY. This was one of the many internships I was offered this summer. I beat out several Syracuse and Albany law students. Obviously, WNEC did not handicap me.
While Jacy may have valuable knowledge about the recruitment process, please do not take her posts as gospel. She is too quick to dismiss WNEC b/c of its ranking. I venture that in the upcoming years, WNEC will graduate to the 3rd and possibly the 2nd tier (perhaps a ways down the road).