concurrent fork wrote:TaipeiMort wrote:What has been nicest is that if you have demonstrated ties to CA it is pretty easy to get a CA job due to lower levels of competition among classmates.
So if we accept your reasoning ITT, doesn't that make NYU better than UChi for Chicago biglaw?
Possibly-- NYU doesn't have a huge alumni network in Chicago. Definitely for a Columbia or Harvard student though-- it is much easier to get in with Chicago ties to Chicago from these schools. Chicago has been a bloodbath for UChi students, with most of the qualified and still unemployed focusing on this market. There was simply too much competition among Chicago students for a limited number of spots. If I find out someone is unemployed and has socially normal, I assume that they either bid horribly or bid Chicago.
Northwestern actually placed more in Chicago than Chicago as well.
To sum up, I would really evaluate a school as a function of the number of students who want a market and can possibly get it and the number of available seats.
For Chicago in Chicago it was probably 80 that wanted Chicago and 40 available jobs.
For NYU in Chicago it might be 15 with Chicago ties and 20 available jobs.
NYU would therefore be much better for Chicago than UChicago if this were true.