scionb4 wrote: ibingham wrote:
scionb4 wrote:I am going to defy logic and go with Duke simply because of the better weather. I'd pick any school down the rankings to about Vanderbilt over Michigan simply because it's colder than shit up there. I know that's not the best reason ever, but tell me that come January.
Even though only the top 10% at UCLA (and hence probably Vanderbilt) got biglaw? It's also not been that cold at all in Michigan this winter. But okay, go to the crappier schools and get far worse job prospects.
I'd go to Michigan, but that's because Dook sucks.
Hands down I'd go to Vandy/UCLA/Texas over Michigan. It's not all about the statistical probability of getting a Big Law job. That's not the be-all-end-all. I'd rather be where I want to be. I'm not saying that I would choose a really shitty California school over Michigan, but those schools are good enough to take environment into account. I don't like really cold winters. So what.
Aren't you from the Midwest? Maybe you want to migrate to a place with hot weather, but you should be acclimated to the "cold" winters if you've lived here all your life.
I think ITE the t-14 give you a higher chance of landing any job, period, not just biglaw, because they provide for more mobility. You have wider array of markets available for you. The notion is that if you attend UCLA you are pretty much stuck in So Cal, and according to a Hastings student, a ton of UCLA 2Ls were begging for jobs at Hastings PI fair. Also, it is easier landing judicial internships and clerkships from T-14s because judges are prestige whores. (I.e. The federal judge that hired me in another region (not the Midwest) pretty much decided to hire me before I interviewed solely because I go to Michigan.)