profizzle wrote:dresden doll wrote:RVP11 wrote:If you have ties to a secondary, non-uber-competitive market where you wouldn't mind working, and you're also comfortable with working in NYC, then I think the gamble becomes one with much better odds.
This, although NYC isn't that forgiving once hordes of mediocre students realize its advantages and stack their bids accordingly.
Secondary markets are FTW though for those that want them and can articulate coherent reasons in re: why. Ties + good name school = can potentially get away with below median grades, at least from what I've seen.
Do Los Angeles and/or the Bay Area count as secondary markets above?? Assume strong ties (Cal/Stanford Ugrad + immediate family there). If so, would the appropriate bidding strategy (assuming you SOLELY want to maxamize probability of landing a biglaw jerb in any city) be to split bids like 60% NYC 40% CA? Tyia for your perspective, bro.
SF is very competitive and swarming with Berkeley/Stanford grads. The secondary markets I was referring to are places like Ohio or Arizona. I'd actually say SF is the second most brutal market (DC takes the cake, of course).
If you have Cali ties, you'd be better off concentrating on LA.
As a side note, UG does somewhat matter at OCI so having gone to Stanford will work for you nicely.