I live and work about 10 min away from the school and about 80% of the lawyers I meet come from there plus I know several of the students. Most have said the school is fine but you really have to bust your ass to be at the top of the class, some have said it's not too difficult because a lot of people slack off and don't take it seriously. All of the grads from there have said Temple/Nova/Rutgers is a much better choice. I doubt you'll much portability outside DE/PA. One student I spoke with said that basically everyone who was serious was trying to be in the top of the class to transfer out, and that was last year when the economy was good.
Well... It seems like as long as you're top 80% or so, you're cool to get SOME kind of job. Quality of employment is another question. Generally speaking, you should avoid them like the plague.
Quote from: Ninja1 on May 02, 2009, 04:29:19 AMWell... It seems like as long as you're top 80% or so, you're cool to get SOME kind of job. Quality of employment is another question. Generally speaking, you should avoid them like the plague.I would like to elaborate what "some" means. It includes a McDonald's job.
I'm from PA and it has a GREAT rep amoung lay people in the area. Whenever I mention to someone that I'll be attending law school, they all chime in that I should "go to Widener!" Late last year my father told his doctor that I was applying to law school and he told my dad that, "Widener is a great school for law, one of the best choices in PA-- tell her to go there!" LOL. Lay people think so highly of Widener because it's true that a very large % of lawyers in PA graduated from Widener. Their alumni base is large and very loyal. If you want to practice in the area, I don't think it's a terrible choice. However, go to the best school that accepts you, and by "best" I mean the school that's ranked the highest.