Nelson wrote:A current UVA or Vandy student would know far better than I would, so Grizz or whoever feel free to correct me.
My assumption is that UVA would give you more access to bigger, less ties-centric biglaw markets (read: NYC) than Vandy would. UVA historically sends a higher percentage of students to NLJ250 than Vandy (though the south might have more <250 attorney firms?). UVA also probably has a slight edge for clerkships. All of that means a greater chance of getting something through OCI. Hence, less risk at UVA.
That said, the difference is possibly less pronounced if your goal is to practice in a secondary market in the south where you have preexisting ties. Especially if the target market is Nashville.Okay but does anyone think it would be easier to be near the top of my class at vandy v. virginia? I think it would be and I thought it might be better to be in the top 10% at vandy v. top 50% at virginia?
You make a lot of questionable assumptions for someone with 100+ posts.
No offense Nelson, but for all you know I could've posted "Congrats!" 100+ times to various people who got accepted somewhere. I don't think there is a correlation between number of posts and TLS smarts. And they are not assumptions. I just would have guessed that if I had to guess.