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Saluki:
Who's coming with me?


On a side note I had a Chicago lawyer rank the Illinois school in how his big firm respects them. Here's the list:

1. Chicago
2. Northwestern
3. Kent
4. SIU
5. Loyola
6. U of I
7. DePaul
8. John Marshall
9. Northern Illinois

He said that U of I expects to place in Chicago where SIU graduates actually work for it. I don't know how reliable that is but it is one firm's opinion.

So again.. Who's coming with me?!

Saluki:
bump

TDJD84:
I would say that is very unreliable.  Check firm websites and see how many SIU grads are at big firms in comparison to alum from U of I, Loyola, and Depaul.  No Comparison.  Also look at the SIU OCI firm list... ::)

Saluki:

--- Quote from: TDJD84 on April 13, 2007, 11:11:55 AM ---I would say that is very unreliable.  Check firm websites and see how many SIU grads are at big firms in comparison to alum from U of I, Loyola, and Depaul.  No Comparison.  Also look at the SIU OCI firm list... ::)

--- End quote ---

Spoken like someone who depends on their school to get a job. Do you know where Carbondale is? Why would many Big Firms travel that far when they have so many Law Schools in the city? There is no point. Most of SIU grads go back to their hometowns to practice, or into government. Many want to go to Springfield or St.Louis the small percentage that want to go to Chicago get jobs very easily. They are highly respected for some reason. This source is telling the truth. If SIU was located in the northern part of the state the numbers would show this. Even if you are right I would rather have a degree that did not cost as much, and is highly respected rather than a hell of expensive one that is about the same respected. Your school might help you get your first job, but then you are on your own.

TDJD84:
I am sure SIU is a good school, i was responding to "how reliable" that list was.  I am not sure how far SIU is from Chicago, but I know tons for firms make the 2-3 hour drive to U of I.  And I don't know if an SIU degree gets the same amount of respect as Depaul, Loyola, U of I

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