boilercat wrote:These are valid reasons to say Penn > Berk.
(and in case it wasn't clear, I asked earlier about Penn vs Mich because it seems to be the general consensus that Michigan definitely has more prestige with the legal establishment)
Personally, I would choose whichever school of MVPD gave me the most $$$.
That's definetely a good strategy, and one I may end up going for. However, I would guess that if you get money from one of those schools, you can get other schools in that tier to match it. Also, you may be right about Michigan having more traditional prestige than Penn, but there are a couple other factors that would make me think Penn>Mich ITE. (1) located in a large legal market, and right between the two biggest legal markets in the country, and (2) size: I think smaller schools suffer proportianately less in poor hiring situations because firms have a vested interest in maintaining relationships with elite schools. Other than that, it's all personal preference, which also pushes me toward Penn.
A couple more points about why Berk is suffering disproportianately ITE: (1) it's on the west coast, (2) their curve is ridiculous, and they aren't good enough to not grade students. They seem to have a Yale delusion that no one else is buying in to. [/flame]