Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Topics - curioustexan

Pages: [1]
1
Choosing the Right Law School / Vaults top 25 law school rankings
« on: April 02, 2008, 08:18:30 AM »
Any comments on Vaults new rankings? (below this line is simply pasted from their site)

Vault surveyed nearly 400 hiring partners, hiring commitee members, associate interviewers and recruiting professionals across the country on which law schools best prepare their graduates to achieve in the firm environment. With 58% of law school graduates entering private practice, Vault's law school rankings fill an important gap with their unique emphasis on employability.

Vault surveyed only those people who directly assess the value of law school graduates in the real world once they enter the workforce- those individuals responsible for evaluating and hiring law school students. The respondents--who represent over 100 law firms-- were advised to consider the following factors in their rankings: research and writing skills; knowledge of legal doctrine; possession of other relevant knowledge (e.g., science for IP lawyers); and ability to manage a calendar and work with an assistant.

2007
RANK
 LAW SCHOOL
 
1
 Stanford University Law School
 
2
 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Law School
 
3
 New York University School of Law
 
4
 University of Virginia School of Law
 
5
 University of Chicago Law School
 
6
 Harvard Law School
 
7
 Columbia Law School
 
8
 University of California, Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law
 
9
 Northwestern University School of Law
 
10
 Yale Law School
 
11
 Vanderbilt University Law School
 
12
 Duke University Law School
 
13
 University of Pennsylvania Law School
 
14
 Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
 
15
 Cornell University Law School
 
16
 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Law School
 
17
 Georgetown University Law Center
 
18
 University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
 
19
 University of Iowa College of Law
 
20
 George Washington University Law School
 
21
 Boston University School of Law
 
22
 University of Texas at Austin School of Law
 
23
 University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill School of Law
 
24
 Emory University School of Law
 
25
 University of Wisconsin Law School
 

2
Ok, I know every school is going to be hard work, but with the small amount of free time that students do have, which schools are the best for having a good time? (And I guess which are the worst?)

3
Choosing the Right Law School / Michigan/Duke/Virginia/Texas$$
« on: February 24, 2008, 07:52:29 PM »
Here is my situation. I live in Texas and so does my family, and I love Texas and want to stay here long term.

In terms of law school, I have been accepted at Michigan, Duke, Virginia, and the University of Texas (and others which I am no longer considering). I get in-state tuition at Texas and I've been offered 7K per year in addition to this. I've figured it out financially, with my savings, I will graduate debt-free (or pretty close to it) if I choose Texas.

On the other hand, career placement looks to be slightly better if I go to one of the other three schools, (I think??? Some people have told me different, but as far as I can tell, the other three have a slight advantage, even in Texas) but if I go with one of the other options, I will probably have 70-90K debt upon graduation.

So there it is. Is it worth it to go somewhere other than Texas? What do you think I should do and why?

Pages: [1]