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Hastings or Georgetown?

dave303

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Re: Hastings or Georgetown?
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2005, 08:41:05 PM »

The above is painfully stupid. 

Now, while Georgetown has a better national name, it is not necessarily a better school for what you want to practice, where you want to practice it.  Spending substantially more money to go there and live in DC when you will probably end up back in California with the same job you would have gotten otherwise doesn't make a lot of sense.  I don't really know much about Hastings' placement in CA, but I don't think either choice will hurt you, and unless you're very concerned with your school having a national brand-name, I don't think G'Town will really help you. 

He wants to practice IP law in southern california. His chances of getting there with a Georgetown JD are far higher than with a Hastings one. The extra couple thousand dollars in tuition will be meaningless considering the higher earnings potential. There's nothing 'painfully stupid' about it.

toraneko

Re: Hastings or Georgetown?
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2005, 04:07:20 PM »
Hastings was once ranked 19th in 1993.

as Bay area economy recovers, hastings ranking will go up again.

This is the oldest L-school west of M River.

 

Re: Hastings or Georgetown?
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2005, 11:45:31 AM »
Hastings was once ranked 19th in 1993.

as Bay area economy recovers, hastings ranking will go up again.

This is the oldest L-school west of M River.

 

oh ic.  Was that 19th on the U.S. News Week??  Back then, were they ranked higher than USC??

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Re: Hastings or Georgetown?
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2005, 12:03:58 PM »
I'm going to Hastings and think it has a great reputation is SF, and probably in CA in general. It doesn't rank as high as other UC law schools at the moment, but it is the oldest of them all, and has ranked higher at other times.

Still - I'd tell the OP to choose G-town. I just think it has a better national reputation and history/prestige associated with it. Of course, if he's really drawn to Hastings IP program, maybe that's a compelling reason to go there, but I don't think G-town would be in any way detrimental to finding a job in CA. I'd bet they have an awesome west coast alumni network, and with a little work, a name like g-town should get you in the door at most top firms.

Just my 2 cents.

toraneko

Re: Hastings or Georgetown?
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2005, 06:12:34 PM »
USNews 1991
1991   1991

1   Yale
2   Harvard
3   Chicago
4   Stanford
5   Columbia
6   Michigan
7   NYU
8   UVA
9   Duke
10   Penn

11   Georgetown

12   Berkeley
13   Cornell
14   Northwestern
15   UT Austin

16   USC

17   Vanderbilt

18   UCLA

19   Univ. of Iowa

20   UC Hastings

21   Wisconsin
22   George Washington
22   Minnesota
24   Notre Dame
24   UNC Chapel Hill

toraneko

Re: Hastings or Georgetown?
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2005, 06:14:23 PM »
1992   1992

1   Yale
2   Harvard
3   Stanford
4   Chicago
5   Columbia
6   Michigan
7   NYU
8   UVA
9   Duke
10   Penn

11   Georgetown

12   Berkeley
13   Northwestern
14   Cornell
15   UT
16   Vanderbilt

17   UCLA

18   USC

19   UC Hastings

20   Notre Dame
21   Minnesota
22   Boston College
22   Univ. of Washington
24   George Washington
25   Iowa

toraneko

Re: Hastings or Georgetown?
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2005, 06:16:05 PM »
1993   1993

1   Yale
2   Harvard
3   Stanford
4   Chicago
5   Columbia
6   NYU
7   Michigan
8   UVA
9   Duke
10   Georgetown
11   Penn
12   Berkeley
13   Northwestern
14   Cornell
15   UT
16   Vanderbilt

17   UCLA

18   USC

19   Boston College
20   Notre Dame
21   George Washington
22   Wisconsin

23   UC Hastings

23   Iowa
25   Minnesota

toraneko

Re: Hastings or Georgetown?
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2005, 06:17:39 PM »
Hasting was ranked higher than U texas

1994   1994

1   Yale
2   Harvard
3   Stanford
4   Chicago
5   Columbia
6   NYU
7   Duke
8   Michigan
9   Penn
10   Berkeley
11   Cornell
12   Northwestern

13   Georgetown

14   UVA
15   Vanderbilt

16   UCLA

17   Minnesota

18   USC

19   Iowa

20   UC Hastings

21   UT

22   Emory
22   Washington & Lee
24   Boston College
25   Univ. of Washington


Re: Hastings or Georgetown?
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2005, 07:39:13 PM »
Hasting was ranked higher than U texas

1994   1994

1   Yale
2   Harvard
3   Stanford
4   Chicago
5   Columbia
6   NYU
7   Duke
8   Michigan
9   Penn
10   Berkeley
11   Cornell
12   Northwestern

13   Georgetown

14   UVA
15   Vanderbilt

16   UCLA

17   Minnesota

18   USC

19   Iowa

20   UC Hastings

21   UT

22   Emory
22   Washington & Lee
24   Boston College
25   Univ. of Washington



Please give us the website where I can find 96 and on.  If you can't then can you please provide the list.  thank you.

kristay

Re: Hastings or Georgetown?
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2005, 09:05:19 PM »
As a San Francisco native, I would still choose Georgetown over Hastings.