anewaphorist wrote:Of course it's a complicated calculus, but that doesn't mean that you should expect midlaw or doc review if you're not at HYS. For instance, NYC firms hire most of their new associates from Columbia and then NYU, Chicago from UChicago (and, to a lesser extent, Northwestern), and D.C, as we're discussing, is a bit of a mixed bag. Within those markets, other schools place well (i.e., Duke in NYC, UVA in D.C.). Tempering your expectations is a necessity at every school, even at HYS. Just ask the bottom 5% of those classes. Your posts have stressed the arbitrary nature of the distinctions you've made, but then you combine (a) certain schools are golden tickets with (b) the hiring process is complicated. Non-sequitur much?
Eh, you're putting words in my mouth re expecting midlaw/doc review.
So I made the distinction re HYS in passing once or twice. I also have a penchant for sarcasm and hyperbole. Accouterments aside, tempering expectations and risk management should necessarily go into one's school choice. I think we can agree on that.