« on: February 02, 2004, 03:46:26 PM »
dnw2007, you can "feel" whatever you want. I was just explaining that most STCL grads do not have a job waiting upon graduation, and most STCL grads make less than the average UH grad. Those figures are not altered, let's say, because STCL has more students who choose to work in the public/government sector, but, those numbers are so low because STCL grads do not get the high paying private corporation job offers that are, instead, given to UH students.
As far as law school "quality" goes, when concerning the need for a “knowledgeable and approachable faculty and staff,” whenever I have a question for a UH law professor, he/she replies (via email) within 24hrs. I have contacted many of the UH law profs (via phone and email) and have never had to wait a whole day for them to respond to a call. So, obviously, the UH faculty is very "approachable."
Clearly you haven never actually looked around the UH campus. If you had, you would notice that UH has one of the most diverse law schools in the nation. I am not just considering race, as ages and religious beliefs of students are very diverse and the campus has more well-rounded students than STCL. At STCL, most people are young (under the age of 30) and many students have parents who are bearing the full cost of law school, whereas most UH students must hold down jobs, take out loans, etc, to support a family or, just, themselves while attending law school.
As far as STCL having "great resources" adding to STCL's "quality," I disagree, again. UH law center is the number one in the nation for Health Law. STCL cannot even claim to be in the top ten in the nation for any legal specialty.
Furthermore, I must add, that if you consider an average LSAT score of 160 (which is UH Law student’s average) to be high, you are in for the shock of your life: an LSAT score below 150 is, generally, considered unacceptable for most law schools. An LSAT score above 165 is, typically, considered “high,” and some law schools find any LSAT score below 170 to be ‘average’ or ‘low.’
I would find your opinion for this topic to be more credible had you, dnw2007, actually done more research. I am not completely biased, as I have many friends who have attended STCL, I just find that STCL does not compare to UH Law Center. I understand that you are disadvantaged, seeing that you do not live in Houston and probably do not know many lawyers, so I am not trying to fight with you. I am just trying to broaden your views so you do not put too much hold in the idea that a private school has better overall quality than a public school.