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(Message started by: Robbie Reutzel on Oct 17th, 2007, 3:49pm)

Title: job prospects
Post by Robbie Reutzel on Oct 17th, 2007, 3:49pm
I have a quick question and would really appreciate an honest answer.  I live and work in Boston and am racing to finish law school applications to get them all in before thanksgiving.  Ihave a PhD in Biochemistry good publication record, several fellowships etc.  I'm applying early notification to BC law Nov 1 and early notification to Northeastern Nov 15.  I'm also applying to Harvard (I really have no chance but what the hell), BU, Suffolk and New England College of Law.

I think I have a good shot at BC and BU but if I don't get in and end up going to Northeastern does anyone know if I will be royally screwed when trying to find a job?  i want to work in the Northeast so portability is not that much of a problem.  I know BC grads have good career prospects.

If I don't go to a "top" school am I screwed?

Title: Re: job prospects
Post by Robbie Reutzel on Oct 18th, 2007, 9:51am
I have another general question.  What would you guys say is the cutoff between Tier 1 and tier 2?  as far as ranking numbers is it Top-14 is Tier 1 and then up to 100 is Tier 2 or what?

Thanks again.

Title: Re: job prospects
Post by Isaac on Oct 18th, 2007, 10:37am

on 10/18/07 at 09:51:45, Robbie Reutzel wrote:
I have another general question. What would you guys say is the cutoff between Tier 1 and tier 2? as far as ranking numbers is it Top-14 is Tier 1 and then up to 100 is Tier 2 or what?

Thanks again.


Tier 1 includes the first 100 schools.   Until recently, the top 100 was divided into Tier 1 and Tier 2 at #50, but most recently USNWR stopped listing Tier 2 schools.  

Most people mean still refer to top 50 and second 50 as tier 1 and tier 2 respectively.



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