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Messages - loulielawyer
I see I made an error in my point about the state economies but you can rest assured that none of my points come from your posts.
I must say that your need to be right and focus on the small details of larger discussions has made you a pleasure to converse with. The bigger picture alludes you. People who disagree with your statements should not be so threatening. I can't help but wonder what you gain personally from having anonymous confrontations with people on this discussion board. It is easy to attack people you will never know and maybe it gives your fragile ego a much needed boost. If that is the case then I hope you are feeling very accomplished after taking your shots at me today.
Well Counterpoint........you really do have all the answers to all the questions. I am grateful you are here to set me straight. If I didn't have contact with someone like you I would be lost in this entire law school process.
Since I have been trying to make a decision on Syracuse and Albany and I have done quite a bit of research I must respond to you Counterpoint. (Just as a friendly discussion )
It has been said many times on this board that Albany will hold more value locally and Syracuse is a better school for those looking to work elsewhere in country. This point has even caused me to reconsider my early decision to attend Albany. However, I am choosing Albany after all and this is why:
When I visited Albany I was pleased to see the available jobs posted in the career services office represented all regions of the country. I have also researched many of the employers that recruit at Albany and while many of the opportunities are in the Northeast and Washington DC, this is still evidence that Albany students find work outside the capital region. For a person like me who would be happiest in Boston, NYC or DC this is a strong pull factor.
Secondly, there is a major advantage to attending law school in the state capitol of the country's largest economy. This exposure to state politics, government and public policy is valuable regardless of the type of law a student plans to pursue. An attorney with this kind of experience will be armed with a unique perspective on inner workings of the legal system. Also, the fact that Albany law school is the only law school in the capitol region means there are wealth of opportunities available to Albany's students for the three years they are in school.
OKAY so....I am not hijacking the thread an getting off topic on why Albany is a good choice. I am merely pointing out that I have realized that the rankings only provide a snap shot of the law schools and it is impossible to get the big picture from some statistics in a magazine. Especially when you are comparing two schools from different tiers who are close in rankings.
Tis Another Day - I think you should go with your gut feeling and pick a school where you believe you are most likely to succeed. No ranking can tell you which school will provide you with the best educational experience and meet your needs as a student. Each individual has different criteria as to what kind of educational environment they thrive in. At the end of the day you will be the person to determine your career by how hard you work and how much you achieve in the school you have chosen. I suspect you may already know which school is the right choice for you. Best of luck!
Just a note to thank you Lady. It is nice to hear these details from someone who knows the area. I am planning on living in North Greenbush and driving in so it is good to find out the details on the parking situation.
Keep the information coming!
Hey Bubazz -
Is it necessary for you to criticize my question before you answer? 98% of information that people request on these posts is readily accessible by some form of internet research. I was under the impression that this discussion board was for aspiring law students to share information.........
My Dad's job transferred us to Toronto when I was younger and I have lived up here for 15 years. I am excited to visit Syracuse but I am also pretty loyal to Albany. Did you apply to Albany too?
What is making you come to the United States for law school?
I have to disagree with the point about Albany being a local school. I live in Canada and I had heard of Albany as being a school with a great reputation. I also have a friend who's father is a Miami alumni and he told me Albany is highly respected.
There are also great benefits to the being the only law school in the state capitol of the United State's largest economy. Just something to think about.