bk1 wrote:hiddenfist wrote:But the difference between Chicago and Columbia isn't that substantial.
If you end up in the bottom 1/3 of the class (e.g. no biglaw, no PI/gov), you're gonna be much happier that you took out 50k+ less while you're paying back your loans on a meager salary.
Hence why I said "no PI/gov." There is a non-insignificant amount of T14 grads (and yes even at CC) who end up at small firms with low pay that does not qualify for LRAP (it might qualify for 25 year IBR but big fucking whoop on that).[/quote]
Being bottom 25 percent at UChi or CLS doesn't automatically rule you out of biglaw, and certainly not PI. There's a bottom 25 percent UChi grad on here who's working as an AUSA in one of the most competitive USAO's in the country.