rayiner wrote: BruceWayne wrote:
Renzo wrote:ITT: people from T7-14 schools whine and fight about who's daddy can beat up who's.
ITT people from NYU delude themselves into thinking that being "#6" in US News translates to a real world difference.
It's okay. They can comfort themselves in placing 10-15% more of their class in biglaw than T7-14.
I'm not so sure the advantage is this large and that it isn't offset by related problems:
1. Their class is very large.
2. If big law is defined as all major non-NYC markets, NYU's performance is weaker than several of T7-14's after accounting for class size and the percentage of students it sends to secondary and tertiary markets.
3. Even looking at NYC placement, the large contingent of students staying in New York seems to leave the top of the class much better off than the rest, to an greater extent than schools that send students to many different markets or aren't located in a major market, or both.
4. They struggle with AIII clerkships.
5. They have various prestige-related issues (they have a close competitor they've played second fiddle to for decades, the reputation of (some of) their undergrad, they can't sell themselves as the Harvard of lower Manhattan, etc).