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SMU, Iowa, SLU, or Loyola-Chicago?
« on: December 15, 2007, 02:39:12 PM »
3.3 GPA/164 LSAT, psychology major

I am not particularly interested in biglaw; I just want *a* job that pays at least 60K after graduation. I am equally fine with living in Dallas/Chicago/St. Louis afterwards.

Which school would give me the best job opportunities after graduation?

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Re: SMU, Iowa, SLU, or Loyola-Chicago?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 02:43:30 PM »
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Re: SMU, Iowa, SLU, or Loyola-Chicago?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 04:29:53 PM »
Iowa.  This is the easiest decision of all time. 

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Re: SMU, Iowa, SLU, or Loyola-Chicago?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 04:37:54 PM »
Thats not even a question: Iowa

Even if you are not an Iowan, I believe you can get in state tuition after a year.
I would also look at the U of Colorado
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Re: SMU, Iowa, SLU, or Loyola-Chicago?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 04:47:46 PM »
Iowa places well in Chicago.  Frankly better than it should.  Not that it's a bad school, or anything.  Even if with go with your top 35% statistic, that truly isn't awful.  I promise you that 35% of Loyola-Chicago or SMU grads cannot get biglaw in Chicago.  I don't even know what SLU is, but if that is St. Louis University, then the top 35% aren't getting biglaw in Chicago. 

It's possible that SMU places better into Dallas biglaw than Iowa does into Chicago biglaw...possible, but a lot of Iowans go to the Twin Cities as well. 

 

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Re: SMU, Iowa, SLU, or Loyola-Chicago?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 05:12:06 PM »
So my best bet would probably be Iowa/SMU?

How well do you need to do at SMU to get a job (that pays over 50/60K)?

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Re: SMU, Iowa, SLU, or Loyola-Chicago?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 06:54:20 PM »
Iowa places well in Chicago.  Frankly better than it should.  Not that it's a bad school, or anything.  Even if with go with your top 35% statistic, that truly isn't awful.  I promise you that 35% of Loyola-Chicago or SMU grads cannot get biglaw in Chicago.  I don't even know what SLU is, but if that is St. Louis University, then the top 35% aren't getting biglaw in Chicago. 

It's possible that SMU places better into Dallas biglaw than Iowa does into Chicago biglaw...possible, but a lot of Iowans go to the Twin Cities as well. 

 

Very true.  People in the Top 10% even have trouble getting biglaw in Chicago from Loyola.  And its a school with supposedly a lot of connections in the city!

Very true.  I have friends in the top 5-7% who have nothing right now.

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Re: SMU, Iowa, SLU, or Loyola-Chicago?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007, 09:09:00 PM »
Is this a serious question? 

Iowa.
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Re: SMU, Iowa, SLU, or Loyola-Chicago?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007, 09:38:07 PM »
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Re: SMU, Iowa, SLU, or Loyola-Chicago?
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007, 10:17:55 PM »
I'm going to take a different slant.

If you're not interested in biglaw then I'd go to the school where you will graduate with the least debt. Iowa is obviously the most national of the schools you listed but your other choices place pretty well in their respective markets, especially for people whose minimum salary requirements are only 60K like yourself.

One of the things about biglaw is that there are a lot of people don't want it either but are forced into it because it is simply too hard to make a living otherwise given a ton of student loans.

3.3 GPA/164 LSAT, psychology major

I am not particularly interested in biglaw; I just want *a* job that pays at least 60K after graduation. I am equally fine with living in Dallas/Chicago/St. Louis afterwards.

Which school would give me the best job opportunities after graduation?