If I want to be a public defender, how important is it for me to go to a top 20 law school?
I am not sure how logical or beneficial it will be for me to apply to top 20 schools like Georgetown and Northwestern. These schools have great reputations but only a small number of students entering the public interest field.
Asked By: - 10/31/2011
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I'd say it's much more important to go to the top law school in the city/state/region where you want to work. You will absolutely need experience in the PDs office to get a postgrad job there. If you want to work in New Orleans, for example, there's not much point in going to Georgetown because you won't get the... More
Answered By: sitcpsitcb - 10/31/2011
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Graduates of the top 20 Law Schools defend Wall Street criminals.
Answered By: PE2008 - 10/31/2011
You should go to the best law school you possibly can. Getting a job after law school is highly competitive even for public interest positions. It does matter where you go to law school.
Answered By: Eddier - 10/31/2011
It is not important and might be contraindiated. Public defenders get great trial experience but get paid like crap and if you get out of school with $120,000 in debt from law school, that $30K salary they are paying is not something you can afford to take and get that fantastic experience. Because of the salary they... More
Answered By: max's mom - 10/31/2011
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