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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: North Carolina Central vs Duke
« on: April 30, 2008, 09:53:37 AM »
^aba data shows 81% first time passage rate.  Just a % or 2 below Carolina's.  It's remarkable considering NCCU's 25-75 LSAT range.  Central does a good job of coaching the bar. 

It'll never have the name recognition, but you'll get good legal training at Central.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: North Carolina Central vs Duke
« on: April 30, 2008, 07:34:20 AM »
did you decide on NCCU for sure?!  I'm also going to NCCU.  I know this is an old thread, but I thought I'd chime in.

Don't worry about Duke grads, they all leave the area.  Seriously.  it's weird. They ALL leave.

lots of Wake and Carolina grads do too.  WFU is 50% UNC a bit less.

It'll be another year+ before Campbell relocates it's campus to the Triangle area, so that helps as well.

Bottom line is this: a lot of your job prospects and anxiety surrounding will depend on your expectations.  A lot of responses here are from 85 percintile+ LSAT scorers going to T14-50 and they are simply going to have a much different perspective on what outcomes law school provides.

If you do well at Central, you'll get a job.  will it be lined up prior to grad?  probably not?  will it be bigLaw in Charlotte of Greensboro?  very unlikely.  But the PI clinics are very good, DA-PD offices all over NC are loaded with Central grads, if you're near the top of your class you'll get some Mid-law opportunities.

And I know, my good friend is a 3L/recent grad.  She does have her gig lined up with Orange Co. PD office.  She has a friend who graduated near the top of her class last year that got a MidLaw job in Charlotte starting at 65K/year. 

So it's not all horror stories, you just have to make sure your expectations match reality. 

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