I should add that I am from Jersey and do not really desire staying in the south and I know my school places well in New Orleans and is good for International law and public interest law.
Anyone have any advice or comments about the law school? I know its T3 but the campus is really nice and I like the atmosphere of the university. However, realistically, will this school hinder my chances of finding work in the northeast? Should I transfer after 1L to schools in the T20/30 range if I am near the top of my class? My initial plan is I am interested in intellectual property law or sports entertainment law. I was also looking into Georgetown's National Security program for a possible transfer. Some of my destinations for transferring are : Georgetown, Fordham, Boston College, Notre Dame, George Washington, Rutgers Newark, St, John's. Super Reach destinations: UPenn, Columbia, Gtown, Duke
If I am at the top of my class I wont be able to transfer out?? Even to another Jesuit school? I am not even sold on transferring I would love to just go to school down there. I do not believe it is impossible to get a job in the northeast just because of where i went to school. I also have a contact at a top ten large firm in nyc that i could possibly do summer associates work. Never know. But I am def not staying in New Orleans and def not taking a year off to take the LSATS over just so i could go to a marginally higher ranked school like Rutgers or something.
Thanks for the advice. Everyone is in for an uphill battle and I am not looking for handouts. And I know law school is filled with bright people and we are all similar but I am confident I will do well. I am extremely competitve academically. I chose Loyola because I went to a Jesuit university undergrad and I like the way the Jesuit education is, and the connections to other schools. I could be in a worse situation, I had a low LSAT score but a high GPA (3.65/ 148). So I am thankful I am not at Cooley or something. But I will take the advice and immediately consult with career services there has got to be something they can do for people like me ( I should not be the only one either) and also I heard they have a very good career services. This may be because of the placement in New Orleans. I am not necessarily looking to do big corporate law in nyc either. I am leaning towards intellectual property but also am becoming a little interested in international law which Loyola has some good programs with. Sorry for the length I am just in a very uncertain stage of my life and the decision is that I am going to Loyola this fall. From there I am unsure.