Uhh, GW is a top 20 school. And I dont know about your logic about cutting things off at the top 15 and that somehow making a difference. Going to a top 20 school like GW will make a difference, clearly not the same difference as a top 15 school, but it will make a difference in the opportunities you can get. I understand and agree that top 15 schools give you great opportunities, but you are acting like after the top 15 all other schools are the same. That is just not true.
I know people that graduated from Georgetown law that are unemployed so what's your point exactly? Have you entered law school or obtained your JD yet?GWU will offer a lot of the same opportunities that going to a T14 will offerHoward will offer opportunities to minorities that other law schools will not.. I've pointed out some of those examples in other threads...if a person wants to pursue a dual degree with an emphasis on policy for example- Georgetown wouldn't be the place for them to go.. GWU would...Make the decision that is best for you and do well.. you will have a job when you're done if you utilize the programs that are offered to you and plan an excellent package in terms of course work that will make you stand out more than others..Both universities are in DC.. both have excellent reputations and trust that minorities are going to be recruited from Howard at some firms before they even visit AU, GWU, Georgetown or CAU
Don't believe the hype that many on this board will lead you to believe regarding the lie that if you don't graduate from a top __ school then you're doomed. It's bull.
QuoteDon't believe the hype that many on this board will lead you to believe regarding the lie that if you don't graduate from a top __ school then you're doomed. It's bull.This is an a little extreme. Many on this board will say go to where you want to go and what works best for you. Not go to the highest ranked school. Look at the posts here on this thread and you will see that FAR more people say make the decision that is in your best interest and/or go to Howard.
Go to Howard. And don't go there with the intent to transfer. Go there because you'll have a lot of freedom to go into the type of law you desire upon graduation because you'll be debt free. Also go there because Howard is a phenomenal institution and will offer you many possibilities after you graduate. Don't believe the hype that many on this board will lead you to believe regarding the lie that if you don't graduate from a top __ school then you're doomed. It's bull.
Yes I just finished my first year and aced it. I'm in the process of transferring right now. Of course, people who don't do well at Georgetown or graduate towards the bottom of the class have limited opportunities. As I stated above, I wasn't slamming GW.
congrats on acing your 1L yr... keep in mind that in my example I didn't say anything about the people that I knew not doing well or graduating at the bottom of their class at Georgetown.... In fact, two of them graduated at the top 10% and have both passed the MD bar- but CAN'T find employment in Big Law..
Nope Plus, they had the nerve to lose all of my tax papers. I guess as the second deposit deadline nears (June 15th), I'm starting to have my doubts.I really want to go to GW, but not for $150,000