FuzzyKiwi wrote:This is what I've been wondering about. Why are people saying "if you want secure job prospects, go to USC?" (or other statements along those lines). My (perhaps uninformed) 0L impression has been that the economy has been particulary unpredictable, and that job prospects from any school are not secure. To me, that makes UCI (with significantly lower debt and staff/faculty/peers/mentors pulling for you) even more attractive than it may have been during boom years. I know this example is not really applicable to your situation, but I work for a nonprofit, and though we are hiring in our legal clinic (and pay very little), it's hard for managment to give serious consideration to any of the '09 graduate resumes we received in the flood of resumes with (at least) 1-2 years of litigation experience. I can only imagine that it's worse in the for-profit sector.
Well USC has a proven track record and UCI, even if it debuts well, "big law" firms will likely be weary of its graduates because they probably won't want to invest a lot of money in an unproven schools' graduates (like a poster stated earlier).