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Which would you go to and explain why

SMU
Baylor
Tulane

SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane

SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« on: July 17, 2008, 08:41:59 AM »
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Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 09:01:06 AM »
Baylor should be thrown out of this group.

The SMU / Tulane debate is a fun one.


If they cost the same and you want to work in...

Dallas - SMU
Oklahoma - SMU
West Texas - SMU
Houston - Toss up
Anywhere else - Tulane

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Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 03:21:36 PM »
If the cost is the same, SMU if you want Texas. Otherwise, Tulane (which could still easily get you back to Texas).

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Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008, 04:18:04 PM »
If the cost is the same, SMU if you want Texas. Otherwise, Tulane (which could still easily get you back to Texas).

SMU's got it rough in Houston.  True story.

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Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2008, 04:28:07 PM »
If the cost is the same, SMU if you want Texas. Otherwise, Tulane (which could still easily get you back to Texas).

SMU's got it rough in Houston.  True story.

I believe it. Houston itself has a couple of schools, it's outside of the SMU sphere of influence, and it's a desirable city that attracts people from schools (such as Tulane) outside of Texas.

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Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2008, 05:19:37 PM »
Baylor should be thrown out of this group.

The SMU / Tulane debate is a fun one.


If they cost the same and you want to work in...

Dallas - SMU
Oklahoma - SMU
West Texas - SMU
Houston - Toss up
Anywhere else - Tulane

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Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2008, 06:32:04 PM »
SMU all the way!

Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2008, 07:28:49 AM »
http://www.law.com/img/nlj/charts/composite.pdf
According to that SMU has better employment stats.  I don't think Tulane dominates in any major market like SMU does with DFW, which may be the reason why.

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Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2008, 09:28:56 AM »
http://www.law.com/img/nlj/charts/composite.pdf
According to that SMU has better employment stats.  I don't think Tulane dominates in any major market like SMU does with DFW, which may be the reason why.

Market differences.

I would guess the true median salary at each school is quite similar, but far less Tulanians end up in small law.

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Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2008, 09:37:33 AM »
Baylor should be thrown out of this group.

For fear of sounding like a noob, what's wrong with Baylor?  It's not too far back from Tulane/SMU in the rankings.

Has no home market.  Top 20% is virtually required to sniff a market firm, top 10% to get a top Dallas/Houston firm.