« on: June 10, 2008, 08:02:14 PM »
I took some money at a T3 and gave up admission to a T2. After a year at the T3, I did well and am desperately trying to transfer. Some professors are very good, some are not. Some classmates are very smart, some are not. At times it doesn't feel like law school, but rather like the place third-rate wannabes might go to teach and learn. Several classmates just skipped class and put no effort in at all, which I hear does not happen at better schools. And most of all, JOB MARKET JOB MARKET JOB MARKET.
Go to a better-tiered school, regardless of money. I think money should only be a factor in deliberating between different schools of the same tier.
Re: bold type...
While this may be way off, it seems to me that when considering the job market, you would want the least amount of loan debt as possible, regardless of which school you choose. I realize that a better tiered school will get recognition, but if you can't rank high enough, get on LR, etc, then I wonder how much the name will do for you in the way of paying back the debt?!?!
IMO, lower debt = safer bet. Then again, I'm gong to a T2 on a scholarship, so maybe I'm biased.