romothesavior wrote:DerrickRose wrote:romothesavior wrote:From all accounts, BU and BC place very well in NYC and GW places well along the east coast. Not sure why those are city-limited like Fordham (which places something like 90%+ of their students in NYC).
Also, the gap between NYU and Columbia is pretty substantial. Columbia is far closer to Stanford than to NYU, and Columbia has better national portability than NYU.
Why would NYU students self-select towards NYC while Columbia students would select out?
That's not the question. The question is why would CCN-type students who want to practice in New York self-select to NYU rather than Columbia? The answer seems pretty obvious: Columbia is a higher-ranked Ivy-league "name" school and NYU isn't.
If you're in at CCN and you want to do New York Biglaw, there's a not a lot to choose between C and N. But since NYU is often offering more money, and they are in Greenwich Villiage rather than Harlem, I imagine NYU would attract more than their fair share.
If you're in at CCN and you want a SCOTUS clerkship, or to practice in Houston, or to be the first JD on your tiny home Caribbean island, or whatever, you're probably going to lean Columbia.
Thus, Columbia has more students leave the city, thus the illusion of NYU as less "national"