bk1 wrote:Law Sauce wrote:True I agree definitely, but also, you dont always get what you want, no job < job somewhere else. Thats all Im saying. You can always come back to LA once you get your biglaw start in NYC. Its very hard to get back into biglaw if you miss that ship the first time. all I'm saying...
You're being overly dramatic by saying that somehow USC = no job while Cornell = a job.
OP wants LA biglaw which is something that 1/4-1/3 of USC's class gets. While yes 40%ish or so of Cornell's class gets biglaw, it is hard to say whether OP would be successful aiming for LA with grades barely above median from there but I highly doubt it.
On the flip side, since OP is more likely to miss biglaw than hit it (especially once factoring in aiming at LA from Cornell), USC will make it far easier to get an LA job than Cornell.
Fair enough, but your numbers are the dramatics ones actually. at least a third from USC will get biglaw probably more with clerks. and way more than 40% from Cornell go to biglaw. probably like 60-70% plus clerks. (are you referencing the 2009 nlj data the only year in the last number of years that Cornell hasnt been in the 55-65 range of people that go straight to biglaw?) Referencing that year alone, the biggest anomaly year at that, is not the most reliable way to do it. This year 57% or something, the two years before 2009 were 62% and 62%
Both are good options adn OP may be absolutely correct in going to USC for personal reasons or for SoCal, just Cornell is the better option if you are set on 1. Biglaw and then 2. location. Once you have 1 you can get 2 later.