Well I can't seem to find the post I was looking for, and I'm giving up now. But the gist of it was that if you want to practice anywhere in PA between Philly and Pitt, PSU is the way to go. Nationally, I can't really say. As someone who's very familiar with the Carlisle area though, I can seriously say that even a T14 school won't get you a job in the area any more easily than a Penn State Dickinson degree will. I've also heard that Penn State grads do very well in the Philly area, despite the competition. I'm not looking for BIGLAW though, so maybe I have a biased view.