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Any thoughts on Drexel?

Any thoughts on Drexel?
« on: December 24, 2008, 03:45:23 PM »
They're still not in the US News rankings and will be just graduating their first class in 2009. I applied there as a safety school and they're so far the first to get back to me with an acceptance (and scholarship). How long does a school have to be around before they get ranked?

Re: Any thoughts on Drexel?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008, 05:09:12 PM »
I wouldn't worry about their ranking.  You should be concerned with job prospects.  You really won't be getting Biglaw in Philly and probably not even even most of the smaller firms due to the unknowness and lack of alumni.  If I were you, I'd try to get concrete info from Drexel on employment options like the DA's office or the Public Defender.  How many people got jobs there (if any), what were their qualifications/grades/etc, where are students working in general, etc.

Re: Any thoughts on Drexel?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008, 10:47:23 PM »
I assume I'll be getting accepted to Temple and Villanova also, but do you really think people who take up Drexel on their offer are that thoroughly doomed?

Also, as I said, their first class has not yet graduated, so there are no employment statistics.

Re: Any thoughts on Drexel?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2008, 11:52:26 PM »
Doomed is a strong word.  They don't need to have graduated to have statistics.  The local gov't offices are already hiring, same with judges, PI orgs, etc.  But if we are talking about doomed for firm jobs yes, especially now that the bottom has fallen out of the Philly market.

I assume I'll be getting accepted to Temple and Villanova also, but do you really think people who take up Drexel on their offer are that thoroughly doomed?

Also, as I said, their first class has not yet graduated, so there are no employment statistics.

Re: Any thoughts on Drexel?
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2008, 08:31:02 AM »
I assume I'll be getting accepted to Temple and Villanova also, but do you really think people who take up Drexel on their offer are that thoroughly doomed?

Also, as I said, their first class has not yet graduated, so there are no employment statistics.

Drexel is a thoroughly bad choice for those who have Temple and Villanova as alternatives.  Keep in mind that Drexel's graduating class will be competing with a flood of people from Temple, Villanova, and Rutgers Camden.  And don't forget that graduates of Widener Delaware will be coming into Philadelphia as well.

Drexel Law has no reputation and no alumni network.  It's an extremely risky school for the cost in time and money.