emkay625 wrote:ahnhub wrote:Are you dead-set on Texas Biglaw, or would you be willing to move to another major city, at least for the short term?
I would think your absolute chance at landing Biglaw anywhere would be significantly higher at NU.
the preference is as follows:
1. Texas big law
2. any job in texas making more than $100K
3. big law other places
4. jobs other places making more than 100K
5. any kind of legal employment in texas
6. any kind of legal employment elsewhere
what is giving me pause is the new nlj percentages - nu at 52% and texas at 21%. otherwise i'd go to texas no contest. what do the other 80% at texas do?! is there a large number of firms who just aren't njl 250 in texas that are paying decent private sector salaries?
I must be alone in seeing NU as a strong choice here, given these preferences.
If you go to UT and you miss out on #1, your chances of getting #2 are very low because of bimodal salary distribution. #3 will be harder at UT because its more of a regional school. #4 is unlikely for the same reason as #2. So you're most likely scenario if you don't get #1 is #'s 5 and 6. At NU you'd have a lot more options if you don't get TX biglaw and you'd be better positioned to pay off your debt. At UT, you miss out and great, you're still in Texas but you're screwed financially. Obviously money would change this equation. Also I'm not so sure it's harder to get TX biglaw from NU given your super strong ties to Texas. Those are my two cents