The only number that matters is 38%... the amount of 1Ls no longer with the class at graduation. 89 students and only 28 were transfers. http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchResults/SchoolPage_PDFs/ABA_LawSchoolData/ABA4973.pdf
There are people that have over 1000 posts on this site. Get a life!The same "big law" snobs say the same thing about all "4th tier" schools... horrible attrition rates. Sure. You accept people who might or might not make it... some of them, ob course, fail out. You get their money, you build your school... get over it.Also, you get no job. Bulls**t. You have to work hard at these schools (like any school). Pass the bar... make law review if you can. Jobs are available. They wont be "big law" jobs paying 125k a year so it would be smart not to run up a huge tab attending.... But... to add to the topic: I am thinking of attending TJ. I have not received word of $$ yet, so I dont know. Their new building will be open in 2010 which is exciting. Big library. Some great profs.
Ranking does NOT matter.
Quote from: lsdreamer on August 10, 2011, 02:04:19 AMRanking does NOT matter.This is as objectively false of a statement as you could have made.The two best ways to get a job:1. Go to a higher ranked school.2. Get better grades (and achieve a higher class rank).Ranking is pretty much all that matters.Any thoughts on your school getting sued by some former students?I have to say you are both a bit correct. Over the years, I've noticed that networking is really key to getting a job - no matter what your profession. If you go to law school just out of undergrad with no work experience and don't know a single attorney, then yes, it is necessary to go to a great school and get better grades. The desparation is greater when you have undergrad debt in addition to law school debt and no way to pay your bills. The only way you can get a job and meet attorneys is through law school. So yes, your school ranking would matter more.However, if you're like me, older, working, and already have connections set up, then it really doesn't matter which school you go to. I have no desire to work for big law, and I'll have a job waiting for me when I graduate. But let's say that job doesn't pan out. I know numerous attorney's from work - including our own legal department - that will help when it comes time to find a job. One of these attorneys has already told me to let him know when I'm ready to intern with his office. I also know an attorney who got a 143 on her LSAT, went to Cooley, and has a successful solo practice she inherited from her father. Do you think her clients ask her where she went to law school? Employment boils down to much more than rankings, I can assure you. Networking is everything, and rankings are important when you have no network. So I believe you both have point, it just depends on where one is at in their life.
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