Ranking vs. # of OCI

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always206
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Ranking vs. # of OCI

Postby always206 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:11 pm

Question:

If "Big Law" is your goal, then is it more advantageous to go to the higher ranked school, or the school with the most OCI participating law firms?

For example:

Law school A is ranked 19th, while law school B is ranked 25th. However, law school B has more participating firms looking for new big law prospects. Assuming class size is the same, which school would be better?

Sometimes we focus too much on rankings, and ignore how many firms are willing to interview the top 8% of the class.

Let the debate begin.

I'm siding with law school B.

always206
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Re: Ranking vs. # of OCI

Postby always206 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:12 pm

always206 wrote:Question:

If "Big Law" is your goal, then is it more advantageous to go to the higher ranked school, or the school with the most OCI participating law firms?

For example:

Law school A is ranked 19th, while law school B is ranked 25th. However, law school B has more participating firms looking for new big law prospects. Assuming class size is the same, which school would be better?

Sometimes we focus too much on rankings, and ignore how many firms are willing to interview the top 8% of the class.

Let the debate begin.

I'm siding with law school B.



I think LSAC could play around with this question and turn it into a LSAT LR. LOL

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ndirish2010
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Re: Ranking vs. # of OCI

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:14 pm

They're the same. End of thread.

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Grizz
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Re: Ranking vs. # of OCI

Postby Grizz » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:38 pm

There are so many more factors at work that this is just stupid.

Slevin Kelevra 2011
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Re: Ranking vs. # of OCI

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:00 pm

You want to look at biglaw placement statistics, not how many firms go to campus to interview. If they interview but don't hire students, who cares about OCI numbers.

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Re: Ranking vs. # of OCI

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:02 pm

rad law wrote:There are so many more factors at work that this is just stupid.

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Mickey Quicknumbers
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Re: Ranking vs. # of OCI

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:15 pm

neither?

Why limit the question (that is completely useless anyways) to two crappy metrics.

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Re: Ranking vs. # of OCI

Postby fakemoney » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:23 pm

Does anyone know where you can get updated OCI data?

Slevin Kelevra 2011
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Re: Ranking vs. # of OCI

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:30 pm

School website, nalp directory, etc.

Also, here is actual hiring stats
http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1.




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