« on: March 23, 2007, 03:32:32 PM »
Not if they get into Harvard...
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Hey all, new to the board & just wondering what you all think.. I live in Cleveland & plan on staying here to save money..so my lsat was 165 my gpa is 3.9 & I took the feb. lsat so I just went complete not too long ago. I applied to Marshall, Akron & Case. I heard back from Marshall really quick & they offered me a full ride if i keep a 3.2. So still to hear back from Akron & Case but hoping to get $$ there too. Just wondering where you all think is the best school to go for me. I want to get a JD/MBA and go into corporate law because my undergrad is in business & I loved it. OK I'd love any advice, Thanks!Why waste a decent score and a great gpa on a relatively bad school (all the ones you mentioned are pretty badly ranked). Go to a top 50/20 school and then move back to Ohio.
Case is ranked 51st, OSU is 39th. In terms of getting a job in Ohio, especially Cleveland, there likely isn't a huge difference. I'm sure Case probably has a great network in Cleveland. Do well at Case and you'll be fine. No need to listen to the numbers snobs on this one.
In terms of Chicago schools, DePaul is behind UChicago, Northwestern, Loyola and Kent in both rankings and reputation. That's not to say it isn't a great school, you'll just have to do very well in order to get a good job coming out of school. Still, I have heard that DePaul has a very extensive alumni network. If you don't mind practicing in Ohio, I imagine that OSU's reputation is very high there, and it would be easier to get a good job.
Just my two cents.
Iowa City is surprisingly a very fun, interesting, and diverse city. I've been to both. Granted, it's no Madison, but it isn't anything to be afraid of. I preferred it to Champaign-Urbana.
As far as Wisconsin vs. Iowa rankings wise, I don't think the difference is that huge. If you're set on clerking for a judge, go to Iowa. Otherwise, go with what you feel would be the best personal fit.
I'm originally from Chicago and would like to eventually practice here. BC is the better school, all things being equal. It has a national reputation and is ranked much higher than Loyola. However, Loyola has a good reputation and network in Chicago, and is offering me $20,000 a year. I went to a BC alumni reception in Chicago last week and was somewhat reassured of the prospects of getting hired in Chicago. Is it worth it for me to forgo the scholarship and go to BC?