« on: April 26, 2005, 01:40:02 AM »
I was originally headed to PSU, but decided to go to Toledo for the in-state tuition (I'm from Michigan). Toledo is a grat school, good profs, small classes, great campus. I admit the city sucks a little, but if you look hard enough for a job and don't finish in the bottom 1/4 of your class you'll be fine. My cousing went to Toledo and he did fine comming out of there. Initially he went to the Upper Peninsula (MI) to work for a prosecutors office. He now has his own practice, makes pretty decent money, already paid for his house, makes his own schedule, never working during deer season etc. He has quite the life and several of his class mates went out of state with their UT degrees. Of course he was smart and probably did well in his class, not Law Review though. I think the regional sh!t is way overblown on this board. It totally depends on the person. If you don't work to make contacts and look a little harder for a job of course you'll end up in the same city at any school below USNWR #40. As for working as a teacher after law school that means the person wants to do that or is a little pathetic. For sh!t's sake even Cooley grads find work for 40-50K. This person may have their head deposited in their asspipe to be teaching after getting a JD from a very good T3 school. You were right in that I doubt Toledo will go much above 80 or 90 though, rankings just don't change that much, and they have to deal with people being like - Toledo WTF? But rankings are BS anyway, look at what happened to good schools like Detroit College of Law and Dickinson, they were forced to find a Big 10 name to help them out. Toledo will never find this, but they are well respected in Ohio and SE Michigan. Regardless with a little effort you can take MOST JD's anywhere, except, the big markets ARE tough to crack - NYC, DC, Chicago, maybe a few others.