CG614 wrote:hiro86 wrote:Honestly, I just hate trolls that constantly push their schools. I never said that the minor difference was the most important factor.

However, I hope you are ready to get a tattoo. Here are my calculations:

NYU has 450 students in a class, 66% of those end up in NYC, so 450*.66= roughly 297 NYU students target NYC.

Chicago has 190 students in a class, 19% of those end up in NYC, so 190*.19= roughly 36 Chicago students target NYC.

297/36= 8.25x as many NYU students target NYC.

Now, even if you say some Chicago students want NYC and can't get it, or whatever other factors you throw in... there's no way to dispute that at least 3-4x as many NYU students target NYC.

I shouldn't get involved, because there are problems with the statistical evidence provided on BOTH SIDES of the argument. But to use an equation like this to prove that 8x as many students at NYU target NYC jobs vs students at Chicago is ridiculous. This number literally means nothing. You can't prove intent by the number of students hired. Now, if you can get information on the specific jobs the graduates applied for from each school, then you may have something. But you can easily look at these numbers you provided and say that NYU is better at Big Law because they have access to more big law firms in NY. And those options increase their chances to be hired. Since only 19% of CHI were hired from NY firms, they do not have such access. I do not support that statement, but wanted to provide an example of how you can make the numbers tell whatever story you want them to tell. Either way, both school are incredible and this thread should be locked.

NYC has typically been the easiest big law market for Chicago and NYU grads. So, it really is impossible for any reasonable person to think that enough Chicago grads are being shutout of NYC, yet end up employed elsewhere, to make up for the difference. On this single point, I clearly have solid evidence that shows Renzo is wrong. He will have to admit defeat on this one.