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Is going to a 4th tier even worth it?

Re: Is going to a 4th tier even worth it?
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2005, 11:46:27 AM »
Thanks for the comments. I feel a little better about my prospects. Does anybody know anything about the schools that I mentioned specifically? I've gone through all the USNWR stats, but I can't help somewhat mistrusting data that's self-reported.

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Re: Is going to a 4th tier even worth it?
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2005, 11:52:04 AM »
Yeah. relax. Being a law student is tough enough. because you're at an ABA law school, you're already the cream of the crop. Plus, you learn the exact same stuff at 4th Tier Law School as you do at 1st Tier Law School.

And, the way i see it, if a law firm isn't going to hire you because you went to a 4th tier school, they can kiss my fat butt and go screw themselves. I can't stand arrogant people...and i take the idea of not hiring someone because they aren't a HYSCCN grad fairly arrogant and hence can kiss my behind.

Thanks for the comments. I feel a little better about my prospects. Does anybody know anything about the schools that I mentioned specifically? I've gone through all the USNWR stats, but I can't help somewhat mistrusting data that's self-reported.


Re: Is going to a 4th tier even worth it?
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2005, 06:08:57 PM »
So, as it relates to judgeing between "bad" tier 3/4's and "good" or "quality" tier 3/4's, where would you say that the following schools rank:

Widener

Southwestern

Whittier

Chapman

Nova Southeastern

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Re: Is going to a 4th tier even worth it?
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2005, 09:11:11 PM »
I'm not sure if that was directed to me, but here's what i think...
You can't compare Widener, Nova Southeastern, and Whittier/Chapman/Southwestern.

but with Whittier/Chapman/Southwestern, say you are the exact median of your class (if you're in the top 10-15% of your class, this doesn't apply cuz you're competitive with anyone else on the job market), in terms of the "pecking order" for LA/Orange County:

1. UCLA/USC
2. Loyola Los Angeles
3. Pepperdine
4. Southwestern
5. Whittier
6. Chapman (but i'm guessing chapman places better in OC than in LA).

Now, before people bite my head off...this is MY OPINION. I could be wrong. But there are plenty of jobs in LA to go around...