Informative wrote:Very few coastal/Chicago firms hire from UMN. Every year there are admitted students who post and say their plan is to go to Chicago big law from UMN, and it almost never happens. Most of them end up staying in MSP or end up taking a non-biglaw job somewhere else. There is a reason UMN has an astonishingly bad biglaw placement rate.
I've wondered about UMN's consistently high ranking. It lacks the geography and prestige to feed into major legal markets. I mean, MSP is a great place to live, and plenty of companies are headquartered there. And I'm sure they draw top notch faculty. And the numbers at least of their incoming class is about that of peer schools. I just wonder because I thought placement was a huge part of the USNWR (ironically a TTT publication) rankings. There are jobs in the Twin Cities, but I can't imagine there are enough to employ 250 UMN Law grads a year (to say nothing of St. Thomas). I also can't imagine much placement outside of MSP. I not trolling, just genuinely curious.