Lawquacious wrote:I call bullshit.. No way PENN, Virginia, and Michigan trump UCLA/USC in home market. At best they are equal is my guess. Unless that is confirmed by personal experience with LA market mes thinks YDKWTFYATA.
But def willing to be proven wrong by someone WDKWTFTATA.
I think you're wrong here, unfortunately. Michigan's average offer GPA for a decent number of LA biglaw firms is around (or even below) median, and the typical acceptance rate naturally tends to be lower than the average offer rate. The average person landing offers at many of LA's top firms tends to be around top 25% at Michigan.
I'm willing to bet that it's a tad bit tougher to get LA's most selective biglaw firms from USC/UCLA (and LA biglaw in general). Add in the fact that you're competing against nearly all of your class (plus the other school) for those 6-8 spots taken by local schools, and I would take a school like Michigan every day of the week.
Tiago Splitter wrote:Since you have to be roughly top third to get BigLaw from USC/UCLA one reading this thread would think you'd need top third from any non-HYS T14 (other than Berkeley apparently.) Has anyone landed LA BigLaw from lower than top third somewhere other than HYSB?
Yes - Los Angeles is certainly the second easiest market at Michigan (GPA-wise) following New York. The GPA requirements between New York and Los Angeles are pretty comparable for the majority of firms.
Finally, I have yet to see anything thing to verify that CCN has any advantage over other T14 in non-New York biglaw hiring. I might believe that Chicago could be easier to land from just because of the small class size and firm's desire to just snag one Chicago student for their summer class, but that's it. Outside of NY, it's generally HYS>all. Some of the posturing on here based on USNews rankings is legitimately getting out of control.