« on: April 02, 2007, 08:37:17 PM »
That may well be true, but it will take a solid alumni base to become the number 2 school in Minnesota. I am not saying I doubt that UST can build a solid alumni base, the couple people I know that go there I have nothing but respect for. But your earlier analysis that because it has a ton of great MBA's doesn't really do much in the short term. Let's have this conversation in a decade or so when your comments about money and facilities will have borne fruit. At this point direct comparisons between WM and UST don't serve much practical purpose. Right now it is apples to oranges due to the absurdity of trying to compare a school with such a long history against a very new school. The achievements of WM grads aren't just going to become irrelevent because of a new building (WM's facilities are hardly shabby either) and deep pockets of a new institution in town. I think UST can add a lot to the legal market in the Twin Cities, but I don't "regret" my choice to come here (which I chose over a couple tier 2's in less desirable midwestern markets). Fair enough? Your analysis that UST will blow by WM is conclusory at this very early stage.