Originally Posted by BC2012
Iowa is T30ish (closer to the ish end of things) - BigLaw out of there is tough as hell. Has a good reputation for teachers, though.
Yeah, same as UGA. I don't think you could go to either school and expect
biglaw. But as long as you do decently well, you can assume that you'll find something and that if you work hard and make some smart lateral moves, you'll end up doing okay in the long term. Maybe I'm being optimistic, but I'd say you could easily get a positive NPV out of a law degree from Iowa at 60k in (assuming you're young/you're not leaving a decent position to go to school). The problem, I think, for students who get liberal arts degrees (and I think this is the fundamental problem with all of this law school stuff) is that you can make your $40-50k/year but there's little to no potential for growth in most of those positions.