sundance95 wrote: If you want IP, then Cal.
A -1L giving advice on TLS? If you have a hard science graduate degree, you can attend any decent law school and do well at OCI. If you have a hard science graduate degree and want biglaw, it is probably in your best interest to attend a decent school that provides the most scholarship money.
I personally know people with pretty terrible grades and hard science degrees who have landed biglaw from OCIs at different T-14s. In particular, my friend with a masters degree in engineering, and no ties to California, received offers in SF and New York from a non-California T-14. (He ultimately chose a v-10 in NYC.) The hard science graduate degree provides the largest GPA bump out of any soft or hard factor, and firms are less concerned about ties for IP hiring.
I wish clueless -1Ls and 0Ls would stop providing incorrect advice. You should reserve your filth for the lounge.
Your anecdotes, like, totally destroyed my quoted out of context reasoning. Hey, wait man, I think you forgot your straw man.
If you had read all of the posts between R6 and I you would have seen that we were discussing CS IP and entry into Silicon Valley in particular, in the context of Penn v. Cal.
Sorry man, I didn't realize the courses on selecting a school were not given until 2L. That's unfortunate seeing as how you have to select a law school, you know, before you actually start going to law school. Oh, and GDIAF.