I'm typing this up while working so bear with me but the bolded is what I meant. Looking back at my post I can see how it could be misunderstood. Everything that I'm bolding is what I meant.
quote="ahnhub"]I'm trying to analyze what you're saying here. Are you saying that NYC firms will go below hard curves for people with ties to the northeast, or that people with ties to NYC are actually kind of screwed because they're seen as no different for NYC purposes and have no home market to fall back on?
The bolded above is one of the unfortunate realities for people from that part of the country. You guys basically should be thinking HYS CCN Penn or bust. Even Cornell would make me uncomfortable but I could see it. I hate to say this but don't attend Michigan, UVA, Boalt, Duke etc. if you can avoid it or without a big scholly if you're from DC or the NE. The people I know with those regions who got bad to middling grades got screwed--bad (for the most part). Hell some of them with good grades got scewed while I got a job with much worse grades because my school has huge pull in my home market whereas it doesn't in the NE or DC unless you have good grades (apparently this wasn't the case before the crash though).
If someone from the NE or DC asked me what to choose between NYU and UVA I would tell them to RUN, not walk, to NYU barring something less than a full or close to full scholarship to UVA.
birdlaw117 wrote:I think he's basically saying that since ties don't matter to get a job in the northeast, those people don't have the second route of getting a job that, say, someone from Texas has.
In the same sense, someone from a market with no legal community also doesn't have this second route to a job.
Yes the bolded is what I'm saying.
PennBull wrote:You need to clarify this point. Do you mean NYU is no better in placing students in locations outside of New York City than lower T14s? Or, do you mean NYU is no better in placing students in biglaw firms period?
Because if you mean the latter, no.
Yes that's exactly what I mean.