blsingindisguise wrote:goosey wrote:I'd go with cardozo.
1, nobody knows where the economy will be 3 years from now--there are grads from good schools without jobs--not sure why people believe that going to cornell will be a ticket to great employment 3 yrs from now. truth is, nobody knows.
2, you'll be in the city. I am sure it doesnt completely close the gap, but what you lose in rank you can certainly try to make up with networking.
#1: Yes, no one knows what the economy will be like in three years. What we do know, however, is that it will continue to be better for Cornell grads than for Cardozo grads, relatively.
#2: This is virtually meaningless.
You kind of missed a major point in #1---its pretty unwise to be in a shaky situation and bank on the best case scenario. While the situation has the POTENTIAL to be better from cornell (cornell is not yale--student ranked bottom of the class at cornell will not do better than student ranked top of the class at cardozo, so really you can't make blanket statements like "if cornell, then better job"--that is not necessarily true)
So basically, if in 3 yrs the economy is in worse shape than now and nooobody is getting jobs, the grad that does "better" out of law school is the one that is not buried under piles of debt. A cornell grad doing "better" than a cardozo grad doesn't mean a whole lot if the "better" comes downs to bad or worse.
2- -im not sure how you can say networking is virtually meaningless. I believe I read somewhere that more people get 2L summer associateships through networking than oci.