Ah, OK. Thanks.I'm not reading through the other posts, but Vandy is MUCH more national than GW. So if you're after mobility, go for Vandy. Hell, go for the money and prestige! I don't see any reason to turn down Vandy for GW. Nashville is actually really cool - trust me - I would be the last person to like Nashville, and I thought it was great. Plus it's gorgeous, small school, and the kids are really cool.I'm not responding specifically to you -- it just was the most recent of a number of posts that caught my eye.
Where do you get the idea that "Vandy is MUCH more national than GW" -- or that any school is moreso than another? Just an honest question. I keep seeing statements like that all over the boards. I feel like everyone is drawing these conclusions from some book I've never seen that shows the United States, all law schools, and bullseyes radiating outwards notating how far X Law School's JD will carry you, lol. Is there a factual basis, is it based on opinions, what?
I'm basing this conclusion on firm placement. Vandy sends its graduates everywhere - like literally everywhere. I've never encountered so much geographical diversity in terms of where kids came from and where they're going. GW kids tend to stay in Washington D.C. Look at the firms that recruit at each school, and look at info from the career services office listing where graduates go to work. GW is known as a regional school, whereas Vandy is national (though slightly less national than the t-14). I was deciding between Cornell and Vandy and GW didn't really come into my decision, partially for this reason ^.
Is there any way to know how much of that is self-selection, though? It seems logical that a lot of people might want to go to GW because it's in DC and they want to be in DC, but a lot of people might want to go to Vandy because it's Vandy -- know what I mean?