lawapps0502 wrote: NayBoer wrote: lawapps0502 wrote:
Informative wrote:GULC is very national and will have connections at all of the NorCal firms. USC will have just as many, but it doesn't carry the cache or prestige that GULC has. I'd take the prestige over a school better known for football than academics.
I disagree. USC has a really strong reputation in California and the west coast in general. In addition, there will be more on-campus recruiting by firms with SF offices
. And a person is more likely to get a job from an in person interview rather than a random resume drop.
I ran this through NALP to get the number of law firm offices doing OCI from...
19 at GULC
16 at USC
Other Northern CA (Menlo Park, San Jose, Mountain View, Sacramento, Silicon Valley, Redwood City):
Law firms that have offices in CA go to both schools. But you need to see if they are recruiting for their CA office or for other offices. For example, hypothetically, Simpson Thacher may recruit at GULC, but they may only be recruiting for placement in their D.C. and New York offices.
It lets you narrow the search by office location, which is how I was able to tailor is to SF, Palo Alto, and NorCal. Go here:
Type - Law Firm
City - San Francisco
Campus Recruiting - Georgetown or University of Southern California
So if I run it with New York as the city, I get:
83 - GULC
20 - USC
And if I narrow the state to DC, I get:
76 - GULC
11 - USC
Then if you run the city as Los Angeles, it's:
26 - GULC
57 - USC
None of which actually tells you how deep into the class the recruiters go. Which is the most important thing from a student's perspective.