« on: June 09, 2006, 06:30:49 PM »
I'll have to say Maryland as well, just because it's higher ranked, and you'll have so much more competition for jobs coming from Temple. Not that Maryland is any better, but Temple will drastically cripple your chances when compared to Penn, Pitt etc, but you have a better shot if you go to Maryland.
Actually, Temple grads have little difficulty finding jobs in Philadelphia. It's widely considered to be THE Philly school, since Penn grads scatter all over the place (New York, Boston, D.C., Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, etc.) and Villanova has a large placement in BigLaw firms up and down the East Coast. IIRC, a solid chunk of the D.A.'s office in Philadelphia is comprised of TU grads, possibly a majority.
But, again, Temple is one of those schools that is VERY regional in its placement, AFAIK.
I vote Maryland for you. And I'm partial to that neck of the woods as it is