Originally Posted by Mr. Flopnuts
Not true. That's what he gets for having a kid demand a school based on prestige. There are a **** ton of respectable schools out there that would give his kid a scholarship, but princess has to have Duke, and daddy is going to fit the bill. While my post is a bit condescending, he's a good dad for doing it. As long as he has the money.
If you just want to come back to Kansas City and set up shop as a solo practitioner or become a prosecutor somewhere, then Duke would be a vanity choice and UMKC would be just as good (in fact, probably better due to the more practical focus on Missouri law). But if you have aspirations to work at a top tier law firm on Wall Street or in DC or some other major city, it helps a lot (i.e. it's almost essential) to go to a big name law school.
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