I've met a few people at my school who have done this. From what I know, they're doing fine at my school. If you did well at your previous school, you should also be fine.
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If you must choose between them, I would go to Widener if you plan to look for work in NY/PA. More alums in the area, easier to network for jobs in a location when you are already in a location.
Still, I would highly recommend retaking the LSAT and trying to get into either Temple or one of the Rutgers schools. Go to the school you can get in-state tuition at.
Did I say I was deciding based on the name? no. It's a simple question.
Neither name is going to carry you outside of NJ and PA. Deciding based on the name is a terrible idea.
I'd go to the school that's cheaper. Can you get in-state tuition at R-C? If so go there.
From what I remember, Penn State doesn't offer an in-state tuition discount to anyone (even PA residents) and is essentially run like a private law school.
all other factors aside, just on the name of the school, where would you go?
A friend of mine went to an ACS talk in the Loop, which featured four Federal judges talking about clerkships (7th CoA, ND IL, Magistrate).
The gist of the speech was clerking is risibly competitive, at all levels, at this time. The Magistrate judge said that he hired someone from a T20, on the Editorial Board of their Law Review. With previous clerking experience! And years of BigLaw practice!
Don't waste your time with Barry. Stetson is good if you want to practice in Tampa. Don't know much about FIU, but there is already a lot of competition in the South Florida legal market with at least 3 other law schools, plus the competition of UF and FSU law.
Most people seem to like it well enough. About the only people that aren't huge on Tallahassee are, generally speaking, the UF transplants, Orlando people, and Miami people. The UF people seem to think UF is the greatest place on Earth (despite apparently being rejected by UF's law school...) and the Orlando and Miami people seem to not like the comparatively small size of Tallahassee. Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Tampa, and out of state people seem to enjoy the city for various reasons.
Being in the capitol. No need to leave the city (and probably male private part around with subletting and loans) if you can find a job in Tallahassee.
I think this was a joke that mised its mark