this is anecdotal but the people i know from ND law school didn't do well in the job market for biglaw anywhere. even the ones in the top 1/3.
I don't think Temple would be easy per se, and there is no doubt a major random element to law school grading. But that being said, the person posting is technically right that you are more likely to do better at a school where your LSAT score is in the top 25% than where it is in the bottom 25%. There are plenty and plenty of exceptions, but the reason that schools use the LSAT anyway is because it is at least modestly accurate at predicting your first year grades. I would not base everything on this strategy, because, like I said, there are so many random elements in the grading process.....but it can be a consideration for sure.To the poster who wrote about ND being a great long term investment -- maybe, maybe not. It's a better investment if you are dead-set on BIGLAW -- more firms hire ND folks than Temple grads. But remember the poster was interested mainly in PI and possibly academics. PI organizations are not nearly as school name obsessed as BIGLAW firms are and the difference in price would probably be $800 a month or so for at least the next 10 years. That's real money and I think there is a perfectly reasonable case to be made that you won't be any better worse off going into PI coming from Temple than coming from ND. But again, just my opinion......
you fine american.
Thanks. So how's ND? Did you guys fully recover from the career office fiasco yet?