Regionality wrote:PS Are you going to Wisconsin next year?
In terms of "weathering the storm," sadly TCR is "neither," but I suspect WUSTL might have a slight advantage.
According to the list of firms interviewing at each school last fall on the NALP Directory website, the answer is "significant advantage."
Also, I believe that hiring prospects somewhat lag behind a school's reputation. WUSTL has really increased their reputation lately, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them recover quite well from the recession.
Even with that said, for me it's not a slam dunk decision either way. There's a lot to like about Wisconsin. Not taking the bar and practicing in Milwaukee could be really cool. The Wisconsin-Madison atmosphere is fantastic. But the bar is pretty low on my list of concerns. And I don't know if I care too much about atmosphere any more. I plan on devoting most of my life to being in the library. And I like the fact that St. Louis is a big city. I'm a big city person.
I think you'll be pretty happy at Wisconsin, though, NR.