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6 minutes ago, meandtheboys said:

Aren't those American stats?  Isn't the title of this thread "Full scholarship to T30 Law School/ Prospects in Canada with American JD"?

You're right, but the people here are claiming that even the US market is too difficult for T30 schools, which is just not the case. 

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1 hour ago, reckless332 said:

You're right, but the people here are claiming that even the US market is too difficult for T30 schools, which is just not the case. 

Chicago is a top6 school, not a top30. Those are radically different. 

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Chicago is a great school. Top 30... not so much. 

Harvard guarantees you, pretty much, elite pay and or jobs. T6 practically guarantees you a job that's good enough to pay back the mortgage they had you sign to go there. T30 doesn't do that. It's a financially dangerous move, particularly for Canadians who face jeopardy of finances and immigration. 

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The NY BigLaw and Clerkship at the T25 is all above 30%, and 50% for T14 immediately out of school. If you're staying in the US, how are those odds bad? 

I absolutely agree that there isn't a point of going to something like Notre Dame as a Canadian, but it's pretty disingenuous to disregard the long-term financial potential of the T13, and maybe the Georgetown/UT/UCLA cluster. Especially given the number of NY firms with Toronto offices that can allow lateral transfers. 

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On 3/13/2020 at 1:29 PM, pzabbythesecond said:

Chicago is a great school. Top 30... not so much. 

Harvard guarantees you, pretty much, elite pay and or jobs. T6 practically guarantees you a job that's good enough to pay back the mortgage they had you sign to go there. T30 doesn't do that. It's a financially dangerous move, particularly for Canadians who face jeopardy of finances and immigration. 

Boston College is #31 in the 2021 US News Rankings. 91.2 percent of graduates (206) from 2018 were employed within 10 months after graduation. Of those 206 graduates, 138 were employed in law firms, 13 in clerkships, 23 in government, 7 in public interest, 18 in business, 1 in education. Of the 138 graduates in law firms, the median 25th percentile median salary was $98,750, the median was $190,000, the 75th percentile median was $190,000. https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/law/careers/employment-statistics.html

I agree that for most Canadians it makes little sense to go to law school in a foreign country if you want to return to practice law in Canada. If you want to work in Boston, however, a full ride at Boston College (a T30) is worth consideration even over sticker price at Harvard or Yale in this poster's opinion if the goal is to minimize debt and maximize options post-graduation. I'd much rather end up in Big Law with no debt with a degree from Boston College than in Big Law with $150,000+ in student debt with a degree on my wall from Harvard.

A full ride at Boston College is a much less risky move than attending Harvard at sticker price in many respects.

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