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« on: November 21, 2007, 07:41:25 AM »
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Re: Tier 3 Schools - Moving Up?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007, 04:09:48 AM »
Ole Miss.  It's technically third tier, but any school which is the best within it's home state is really T2 at least.  Although it has about as little portability as most T3's, the job prospects for its home state are much better than most T3's.

Re: Tier 3 Schools - Moving Up?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 06:04:07 PM »
Ole Miss.  It's technically third tier, but any school which is the best within it's home state is really T2 at least.  Although it has about as little portability as most T3's, the job prospects for its home state are much better than most T3's.

How does Old Miss distinguish itself from other schools fitting your criteria:  Franklin Pierce Law Center, Arkansas, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Wyoming, Vermont Law School, and West Virginia?

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Re: Tier 3 Schools - Moving Up?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007, 06:30:31 PM »
Ole Miss.  It's technically third tier, but any school which is the best within it's home state is really T2 at least.  Although it has about as little portability as most T3's, the job prospects for its home state are much better than most T3's.

How does Old Miss distinguish itself from other schools fitting your criteria:  Franklin Pierce Law Center, Arkansas, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Wyoming, Vermont Law School, and West Virginia?

PWNED! Ole Miss doesn't really because each school you listed has about the same portability in it's home state and almost none outside of the state. Ole Miss might if you meet a big-time Grisham fan or an alum somewhere. Vermont probably ports the best out of those because of it's environmental law program.

I have heard that Suffolk could move up if they would change a few things such as their curve and if they tried to place outside of Mass every once in a blue moon.

Re: Tier 3 Schools - Moving Up?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2007, 06:53:30 PM »
Actually, like 2+ years ago, ole miss was at the bottom of the T2s, so it has potential to move back up (if the adcomms in miss care about such "northerner" idears...

Re: Tier 3 Schools - Moving Up?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2007, 07:29:13 PM »
Ole Miss.  It's technically third tier, but any school which is the best within it's home state is really T2 at least.  Although it has about as little portability as most T3's, the job prospects for its home state are much better than most T3's.

How does Old Miss distinguish itself from other schools fitting your criteria:  Franklin Pierce Law Center, Arkansas, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Wyoming, Vermont Law School, and West Virginia?

You're right to an extent.  I think that any school that is best in it's state is sort of an honorary T2.  However, I think Franklin Pierce and Maine probably suffer a bit because people probably view the Mass schools like Harvard, BU, and BC as superior and they are quite close.  Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho have such tiny legal markets -- same with North and South Dakota.  But I'd rather go to any of these schools over a low T2 that pales in comparison to other schools in its region.