Total Members Voted: 17
I've finally narrowed my choices down to 22nd ranked Minnesota vs 46th ranked SMU. I'm a Texan and will likely want to return upon graduation. I've been able to put the weather difference to rest, since I believe my choices are "very hot" vs. "very cold". It now just comes down to which school will offer me more opportunities as well as which school I'd be happier at.Minnesota:+ historically ranked in the top 20 ever year, with the exception of the newest rankings that put it at 22.+ most recent data says that 25% of it's graduates attained clerkships this past year (twin cities is home to 8th circuit courts)+ nearly 50% of the class took positions as clerks or NLJ250 associates+ nearly 90% of graduates have jobs before graduation+ small opportunity to "transfer up" to a t14 should I somehow have an incredible first year+ big 10 sports (I'm a college sports junkie)+ greater odds of finding prestigious summer work for both 1L and 2L summers which would assist with total debt- far from the rest of my family- quite possible out of reach of my UG's incredible alumni network- slightly more expensive- places extremely well in the mid-west and D.C., but not much history in TX
SMU for Texax, hands down. Minn. has no pull in TX.