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Any thoughts on UConn??

Any thoughts on UConn??
« on: July 18, 2008, 09:42:33 AM »
Does anybody have any insight on UConn? I'm mostly interested in OCI,
job prospects for transfers etc. (Who isn't?) I was recently accepted
and am pretty sure I'll attend (can't beat that in-state tuition!)
unless I get into BC or BU...but I was just curious if anyone had any
personal experience with the school.

I know that they place well in CT, (which is fine with me since my
family is from CT), but how well do you have to do to get a good job in
CT? Is Boston an option coming out of UConn?

And I guess I would define "good job" as anything starting around $70-
$80k a year as opposed to $50-$60k. I don't want BigLaw in NYC or

Any information would be great!

Thank you to anyone that responds- I really appreciate it.


Re: Any thoughts on UConn??
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 11:59:00 AM »
I think Boston is an option coming out of UConn.  I met a few UConn summer associates at the Goodwin Proctor summer networking event.  UConn is a top tier law school, so even though it's not in Boston, it is higher ranked than Northeastern, Suffolk, and NESL.  Also, if you are a Massachusetts resident, you get in-state tuition at UConn (since Massachusetts doesn't have an ABA accredited state law school).  So, there is a fairly substantial connection between Massachusetts and UConn.

Re: Any thoughts on UConn??
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 12:18:21 PM »
I'm from CT and got into UConn before deciding to go to another school.  UConn places very well in CT.  CT based firms will usually interview the top 1/3 and tend to pay anywhere from $105k (New Haven) to $120+ (Hartford/Stamford).  There are also smaller CT-based firms throughout the state that will interview lower ranked students and start in the $85k range.  I'm not convinced that UConn places that well in Boston unless you are at the very top of your class.  The school doesn't seem to place well in NYC, but that doesn't seem to be a goal for you. 

Re: Any thoughts on UConn??
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 12:35:37 PM »
Thanks for the responses- I really appreciate it!  I definitely don't want NYC (no offense to NYC, but I've lived there and it's not for me) so it seems like I should be okay at UConn.  Thanks again!