« on: February 12, 2006, 04:17:19 PM »
From what I've been able to see online, Indiana-Bloomington looks beautiful. The law building isn't too bad either.
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« on: February 10, 2006, 11:12:35 PM »
Here are the USNWR rankings (sorry I didn't number them, but they're in order):
University of Washington
University of Colorado - Denver Health and Sciences Center
Naval Postgraduate School
CUNY - John Jay College
I saw elsewhere on the site that Colorado-Boulder only looks at your degree granting GPA. Does anyone know if any other tier 1 or tier 2 schools do the same? This may be posted elsewhere, but I couldn't find anything.
I was just kidding about hating hippies. I'm just concerned that I may catch a hackie sack in the eye while crossing campus. If I went to either school I would look to stay in Portland. Does L&C have an advantage over Oregon with job placement due to being located in Portland? And what are the campus'/area's like?
« on: January 16, 2006, 03:25:43 PM »
I'm also curious about schools that place in Philadelphia. I know that Temple has one of the top legal writing programs in the country (USNWR #5), which may be a factor to consider. Temple has staffed the program with an unusually large amount of instructors, all in an effort to give personalized help. Since writing is such an important area for an attorney to do well, Temple may have an advantage over the other two schools.
« on: January 13, 2006, 06:25:55 PM »
Well, illegal things happen more than we want to admit, IMO. I would think that just it's connection to the LDS would give member students a bit of a leg up with the majority of the Utah business community (and much of Arizona for that matter). Being Mormon can definately hurt you as well. In the last Arizona governor's race, the republic candidate probably lost because he is Mormon. It goes both ways.
I truly believe that being a Mormon will only help you due to networking opportunities. No Utah business community employer is going to hire you because you are Mormon, because at least 80% of the other applicants are also going to be Mormon.
« on: January 13, 2006, 05:50:15 PM »
I just spoke with the secretary at my work who used to be a recruiter for Jones Waldo as well as Parsons Behle & Latimer (two of the largest Utah firms). She said that they had more Utah graduates than BYU, and that both firms were predominately non-Mormon. Utah places 86% of grads in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Montanta, and New Mexico. BYU places 67%. To think that being a non-Mormon is going to hurt your chaces at getting a position seems unrealistic considering it is illegal to discriminate based on race, religion, etc. It's true that your religious ties will help you with networking, just like membership in a professional organization would, but it's not going to land you the job. Thats going to come down to how you performed in school and what your experience is.
« on: January 13, 2006, 04:02:07 PM »
Jake. I couldn't agree with you more about the institute. The U does have that element, as it draws students from East Bountiful, East Sandy, and East Draper. But overall, BYU has much, much, more of them than the U.