« on: January 15, 2007, 12:30:39 PM »
Thanks for the advice! The GPA cutoff for the scholarship is class rank of 50%.
While I wouldn't mind living in Iowa for 3-5 years, I doubt I would want to practice there after a clerkship. The T3 (Texas Tech) has a slightly higher regional appeal to me. (I'd prefer to end up in Dallas/Ft.Worth, Austin, San Antonio, San Francisco, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Chicago, or DC).
I guess I should have also asked... is Iowa a significantly less regional school than Texas Tech?
Do judges typically hire students from their own schools, and I imagine Iowa has more judges as alumni than Tech? I assume judges are a lot less picky than BIGLAW when it comes to ranking. True? I'm also under the impression that geography / location of the law school matters less for clerkships than it does for firm jobs. True?
As far as a clerkship goes, I'm very open geographically. I wouldn't mind living outside one of my desired practice areas. I assume clerking anywhere will open up more doors anyway. True?