The Careerist: Go to SMU, Not Harvard Law School! Huh?
Is it smarter to go to the school where you will excel, rather than the most prestigious law school you can get into?
By Vivia ChenOctober 15, 2012
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I just read some advice to would-be law students that left me befuddled. The advice is this: Don’t focus so much on rankings when you’re choosing a law school; instead, you should go where you know you will perform well academically.
This counsel isn’t coming from the dean of some third- or fourth-tier law school trying to drum up enrollment, but from James Leipold, the executive director of NALP . . .
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