duckmoney wrote:quiver wrote:I think saying there is "no hope" of going to Chicago is a bit strong. Certainly a lower chance than UofC, but (especially with ties) I think people from CLS have at least a fighting chance at Chicago (everything else being equal).duckmoney wrote:At Columbia, everyone is gunning for NYC, and there's no hope of going to Chicago if that's not your thing.
Yes, that is certainly true with ties. Chicago firms usually don't hire without ties though. NYC is about the only market that will hire without any real ties. If you have ties to neither city, going to UofC will establish a tie to Chicago and thus open up an extra market in addition to your home market and NYC.
You need a more credible reason than just going to U of C. Chicago firms grill U of C/NU students very strongly about their ties.
My suggestion would be to start dating a midwestern girl once you get to law school.