1. American is expensive relative to the types of post grad job prospects available to the average student there.2. American is a very regional school, so most students will likely be stuck in the hyper competitive DC legal job market.3. Even Gtown and GW take a backseat to students from the very top schools (HYS) when it comes to obtaining employment.4. "Good Ranking" means nothing because as you'll learn in a year or so, rankings of law school mean very little beyond the top 25 or so schools. Yes, the drop off in job prospects really is that drastic.
I've read your blog from time to time, I dig it. Here's a question for ya, and I'm not trying to be pretenious at all by asking it...American is widely considered to be the #3 school in DC, and when I visited DC early this summer it seemed that alot of GW and GT students have a negative view of American...why do you think this is the case? A reason that kept coming up was that American is "out of the way" in DC and not really in touch with the city, or so they felt. American is def a quality institution and it's got a good ranking, so I'm not trashing the school at all, as I will probably be applying there (as well as to GW), but why do you think fellow DC students hold this view?
Quote from: magardin on September 07, 2007, 11:05:30 AMAU has one of the best programs for international law and human rights. I would personally go to AU before some higher ranked schools...Specialty rankings don't mean much in the real world, though, unless you're somehow guaranteed of getting a job in those fields (contacts, etc.)
AU has one of the best programs for international law and human rights. I would personally go to AU before some higher ranked schools...