TheRedMamba wrote: bdubs wrote: kennethellenparcell wrote:
TheRedMamba wrote:With respect to that, NYU/CLS give you far more freedom than does NU if you do change your mind
Can you talk about this in more detail? Does the NYU/CLS degree really have more nationwide mobility than the NU degree? I mean, both are national schools right...?
No, this is terrible advice. CLS only places a handful of students outside of NYC and DC. Both CLS and NYU don't have a significant edge in PI, academia, or clerkships. Their advantages are limited to NYC big law, and giving you a little bit more cushion at the margins for other highly competitive jobs.
Again, this is due to self-selection more than anything else. If you think the only factor that makes CLS > NU is NYC BigLaw you are dreaming
"It's self-selection" is a great way to counter an argument based on data with an argument based on begging the question.
90% of the advantage of CLS/NYU is better placement into NYC big law. This is a very significant advantage, no doubt. However, I don't think CLS/NYU carry substantially more weight outside of NYC, or at least not enough to turn down money over.
I interviewed in DC, Chicago, New York, and Atlanta, and talked to partners a lot about recruiting. In every market, especially in DC, only H/Y are really considered to be in a different league than the rest of the T14.