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Best school to work in RI?

Best school to work in RI?
« on: May 04, 2009, 01:25:51 PM »
I know Roger Williams is in Rhode Island but would one of the Boston schools be a better choice if I wanted to work in RI? My Numbers are 156/3.59 so I would go to either Suffolk or NESL. Any thoughts?

Re: Best school to work in RI?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 06:54:46 PM »
Between those choices, go with Roger Williams. Despite the rankings, there's a lot of in-state favoritism shown toward Roger Williams—especially by judges (if you're interested in a clerkship), but also by firms and government jobs. If you're absolutely sure that you want to work in Rhode Island, then Roger Williams will give you a much better network than either Suffolk or NESL, which are both very Boston-centric.

Also, the guy who runs RW's career services department is unusually involved and good at his job (relative to what you find at many schools). In this economy, and especially for a school with local focus, that's a major selling point.

(Disclaimer: I didn't go to RW. I chose a Boston school.)