« on: December 30, 2007, 09:41:11 AM »
And UH is the best school you can go to (after UT, maybe) if you want to work in Houston.
Oh really? You can't think of any school better than UT and UH for those who wish to work in Texas?Median BIGLAW in Houston was around 125k the last time I checked . . .
Is biglaw a realistic expectation out of UH?
Well, I said Houston, not Texas.. And of course, most of the T14 could place easily in Texas, but on a realistic level, very few Harvard grads are going to be gunning to get to Houston.
And biglaw is a realistic expectation out of Houston for the top of the class (I don't know the exact statistics so I won't speculate about them).
The difference between Suffolk in Boston and UH in Houston (just as an example) is that Boston is a much more competitive legal market with Harvard, BC, BU, etc to compete with, while Houston is a large legal market with UH being the highest ranked school *in* the city. Obviously Texas grads place better, but Texas grads also go to Austin/Dallas/San Antonio for work.
Still, 16k a year isn't bad for residents. I don't think their grads are standing on street corners holding up signs "Will litigate for food" so (to me) it seems like good value for the money.