In response to a recent post on law schools, we received a reply from a prospective law student (Jackie) trying to pick between two local schools — Hamline and William Mitchell. The commenter has already decided to take the plunge and go to law school (so “Don’t do it!” warnings are unnecessary). Any advice for the soon-to-be 1L?
I am trying to decide whether to go to William Mitchell or Hamline. I start this fall. It seems like there are more networking opportunities at Hamline than WM, which is important in such a competitive market, and more focus on practical skills than theory, so as to land that job. But as far as everything else, I’m not sure. Most likely, I need to stay in the Twin Cities after I graduate. What’s going to give me the best edge? Classes start in less than two months. I’ve looked at both schools information and am still at a loss. The question for me is not whether to go to law school or not. My question, is where. Help?? — Jackie