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3rd tier schools

3rd tier schools
« on: December 07, 2007, 01:36:45 PM »
I am looking for information on good T3 schools.  I would like to go to a T3 school and transfer to a T2 school.  I would like to find a T3 school that would not mean the end of the world if I was unable to transfer.  I am looking for pretty generic information about T3 schools (job placement, employment stats, competition from higher tier schools, etc).  I was told in another thread that St Thomas and Michigan State would be good places to look at, any others out there?
(I dont care about biglaw).

Re: 3rd tier schools
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 01:44:48 PM »
i got a full ride at st thomas in MN (not sure if youre talking about that one or the one in FL) last week or so.  was kinda a safety for me but its def appealing, and i think the MN market is good for  a solid tier 3. not crazy comp other than UMN, and the twin cities is huge, so there you go

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Re: 3rd tier schools
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 03:19:16 PM »
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good T3 schools

For the most part, an oxymoron.

The best t3 school is the one you pay the least to go to IMO.

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 03:32:27 PM »
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good T3 schools

For the most part, an oxymoron.

The best t3 school is the one you pay the least to go to IMO.

I wondered how long it was going to take for someone to say something like that...

Re: 3rd tier schools
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 03:43:18 PM »
MSU and St. Thomas seem to throw money around like candy, so if you have competitive numbers you are likely to get a good scholarship. That said, if you're looking only at T3 I would suggest finding the one you like best in the area in which you would like to practice following law school. Though you might be able to transfer, you never know what will happen, and going to a T3 school in that area will give you a leg up on networking, etc.

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 07:11:37 PM »
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I wondered how long it was going to take for someone to say something like that...

Someone had to say it  :P

Re: 3rd tier schools
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2007, 05:56:54 AM »
What does 3rd tier mean, exactly? Is it like T14 and then the next 30 are tier 2 and so on and so forth? Clue me in someone.

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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2007, 06:11:15 AM »
What does 3rd tier mean, exactly? Is it like T14 and then the next 30 are tier 2 and so on and so forth? Clue me in someone.

Rank 1-50 = Tier 1
Rank 51-100 = Tier 2
Tier 3 (unranked)
Tier 4 (unranked)

These are pretty arbitrary distinctions though.

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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2007, 06:33:58 AM »
Thanks.

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2007, 07:09:53 AM »
What does 3rd tier mean, exactly? Is it like T14 and then the next 30 are tier 2 and so on and so forth? Clue me in someone.

oh man, i was just watching the "bookstore" episode of seinfeld last night. best uncle leo reference ever....