I'm hoping a current Tulane student can help me. I got accepted to Tulane and plan to pursue a public-interest career. I don't plan to stay in new orleans after I graduate, but I hope to gain experience in the local community (i.e. orleans public defender's office) while I am a student. Based on Tulane's reputation, what are my job prospects in attaining a job at a public defender's office or other public interest org. outside of Louisiana, in for example Seattle? Also, since Louisiana practices Civil Law, will my skills be transferrable or will it lower my chances in securing employment in a different state (common law)?
I know Tulane has good national reputation across the states, but does this only apply for BigLaw/private firms? Does this reputation carry over for those pursuing public-interest careers?
A lot of questions, but it will help me in making my decision on where to attend. Thanks for the help!
Side note: I'm choosing between tulane, maryland, and northeastern. The latter two are strong in public interest, but I believe they are more regional.