The new USNews law school rankings have been released. Everyone knows that the rankings are worthless, but we follow them anyway. Engineers and scientists usually do pretty well on the LSAT and often end up with the following law school options:
- Attend a highly-ranked law school;
- Attend a lower-ranked law school with a renowned intellectual property program; or
- Attend a lower-ranked law school as a night student and continue making money during the day.
The name of the law school matters most when you are looking for your first job out of law school. Many people advise students to attend the highest ranked school where they can gain admittance. Others would advise you to go to the school that offers the best financial package. Not many advocate part-time solution — because it is such a hard road to work full-time then attend school four nights a week. However, some of the most skillful attorneys that I know went through school that way.
What is your advice for hopeful pre-law students? Please leave a comment: