FutureLS10 wrote:Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue biglaw?
Is your preference the California market? Is it the top school you can get into? Do you have any work experience? Are you a URM?
ClaytonR wrote:ITE only schools that give you a 50% chance (that is, above median) of BIGLAW are HYS, Columbia, NYU, and Northwestern.
A lot of people make the mistake of looking at how many students got into BigLaw and then equating that with the average students chances. I go to Berkeley where I believe about 1/3 of students get placed at OCI or manage to get into Biglaw otherwise. That doesn't mean 2/3 of students fail to get into Biglaw. At berk, probably about 1/3 of students don't try to get into Biglaw. Additional students decide to go into clerkships and might pursue it in the future.