FlanAl wrote:Thought I'd throw this out there for whitman and others peaking at this thread. I've now talked to four partners in my market (2 biglaw and 2 midlaw) and all of them were really impressed with gtown. Before I even tell them that I got in there they always list it as one of their "well obviously local school is good but its not Georgetown". It's probably not cool to directly quote these guys so I will basically say that they thought it was on the same level as any of NYU on down. My guess is that a lot of this is because I'm in a secondary market that pretty much only hires locals who went away to good schools and so they just lump all the good schools together. But thought I'd put it out there that for all of them except for the Vandy alum Gtown was on a different level than Vandy.
My boss is a managing partner of a vault firm and head of our office's hiring committee and he's constantly raving about GULC too. I can't figure out why, but he also sees it as on par with NYU/Columbia. And yet, our firm doesn't go to GULC's OCI and we haven't hired a GULC JD candidate since '07. This doesn't totally apply to your situation, as we're in NYC, but I guess my point is to take what those partners say about GULC with a grain of salt, because it doesn't necessarily match hiring practices.
Also, my boss speaks as highly of Vandy as he does of NU (though I guess they're both TTTT in comparison to GULC...) But, again, grain of salt.