jenesaislaw wrote:Regardless of what you think about Vandy's ability to place in NYC - perhaps you should inquire with Vandy's career services for the GPA requirements from NY firms to get an idea about where their cutoff is (it's anywhere from roughly top half and beyond for firms like S&C) - a very, very large percentage of people in the 3L class this year (and the Class of 2010) has no interest in New York. I know I did not personally bid any NY firms. We put a ton of our top students in the south because that is where they want to be, despite having access to V10 firms.
Key word "Top students". Top students (top 10%) at most any T25ish school will have access to firms all over.
You are an idiot. I hate to be rude, but good grief...
I think its rather uncontroversial to say that the majority
of my class (2012) has no interest in working in NYC. Like jenesaislaw, I did not bid a single NY firm--and I know a lot of other students at/near the top of the class (both in my class and in the two classes ahead of me) who did not bid in NY at all. And with that in mind, Vandy still places a significant percentage of students in NYC firms. I have heard of people taking NYC jobs after coming up empty in a preferred Southern market.
I could go on, but the point is that you make a fool of yourself when you act like Vandy students don't have an appreciable shot at getting a NYC biglaw job.