Law School Discussion

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What do you think

Stay at Syracuse (same as undergrad)
0 (0%)
Go to Hofstra
0 (0%)
Irrelevent Factor
2 (100%)

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Same School As Undergrad?

Same School As Undergrad?
« on: April 15, 2012, 11:19:30 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I have a quick but important question.

What is everyone's opinion on attending law school at the same university as undergrad?

Are there any pros or cons as to doing this (not a top 25 school)?  How much does school matter if it is not a top 25 school?  Would I already be able to take advantage of alumni from the school since I went there as an undergrad, and would it be more beneficial to branch out and go to another school to tap into another alumni base?  Would going to a different school be positive diversification, and would remaining at the same one be viewed negatively?  Is this a relevant factor to weigh when choosing the school v.s. a similarly ranked but different one?

(The school is Syracuse and the alternative and new school would be Hofstra).

Thanks so much.

Re: Same School As Undergrad?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 07:07:12 AM »
Hello Everyone,

I have a quick but important question.

What is everyone's opinion on attending law school at the same university as undergrad?

Are there any pros or cons as to doing this (not a top 25 school)?  How much does school matter if it is not a top 25 school?  Would I already be able to take advantage of alumni from the school since I went there as an undergrad, and would it be more beneficial to branch out and go to another school to tap into another alumni base?  Would going to a different school be positive diversification, and would remaining at the same one be viewed negatively?  Is this a relevant factor to weigh when choosing the school v.s. a similarly ranked but different one?

(The school is Syracuse and the alternative and new school would be Hofstra).

Thanks so much.

I really don't think this is a factor whatsoever.  I don't think anybody looks down on you if both schools are the same.

The school your law degree is from will be of paramount significance.  Your undergrad institution will almost certainly have little to do with anything.

You'll be hired out of law school based on the strength of your school and your class rank.  Also, on your ability to network.  Any other factors are marginal, at best.

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Re: Same School As Undergrad?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 10:04:33 AM »
About the only advantage is that you'll have only one school hitting you up for donations, rather than two.