as far as quality of education, im sure its the same for all aba schools. and yes those on this board are just speculating including Candide. go visit each school and attend the one that you feel like. If you arent concerned with the attrition rate a southwestern then enjoy bc there has to be a bottom 20%. Its not impossible to work outside the region that you went to law school, it just requires more work on your part. The attachment to an undergrad gives you more options as far as joint degrees and specialties. Calling people bafoons and insane shows the lack of content in an argument and should be taken even less into consideration.
how can the attatchment to an undergrad give you opportunities for a joint degree? we already have our bachelors?
professionals that i have talked to about this subject time and time and time again have stressed to me that if you are not chosing among the tippy top of national school, it is a very smart choice to chose the school that is in the part of the world you want to practice in. you will have the opportunity to learn more state law, get summer work, and ultimatly interview with the people you want to work for. you are adding undue stress to your life to travel across the country for school.
and there is no real added prestige to a school ranked 95 over a school not ranked, because there is no "prestige" of any relevance associated to a school ranked in the bottom half. i am not saying that this makes syracuse a bad school, i am just saying there is, at that point, no "name brand recognition" of any value over an ABA SoCal school.
quick, without looking at USNews, tell me which school would be better for working in San Francisco- Marquette University in Wisconsin, or University of San Francisco?
now go check out the rankings....this is a replication of the question you are asking on this board. but i am sure you would never have known Marquette was ranked higher (this year at least) over USF. well neither would employers.