Aberzombie1892 wrote:Indeed it is. It's really not that complicated (in response to Mr. hands).
The Duck, why does this bother you so much? No one is saying Michigan sucks balls. We are just saying that Penn>Michigan at anywhere near equal cost. Any unbiased person would agree.
I'm unbiased. I don't go to either of these schools and I take issue with this statement. If you want BigLaw, sure. Michigan's LRAP, though, gives you a ton of flexibility. So if you're paying sticker, it's still manageable.
I have a problem with what you're saying because you aren't just claiming "Penn is better for Biglaw" or something similar.
It's just stupid to say that Penn is always better than michigan "at anywhere near equal cost"
Does either school place better in permanent, LRAP eligible positions? If either one does place better in those positions, are we talking relevant numbers of people placing in those fields or just "small group of people #1 is slightly larger than slightly smaller group of people #2").
Outside of that, it's been hard to gauge (at least from my perspective anyways) which of those two routes (biglaw or PI) is actually harder to land, but I get the feeling PI seems a bit more difficult due to the fact that it got hit especially hard by ITE and the getting those positions is generally less formulaic than biglaw's school+GPA+fit = result type stuff (maybe that just means "different" not more difficult; idk).
If OP is open to all fields, and Mich has a gap of placement power in permanent LRAP eligible employment that is equal to (or close to) Penn's comparative placement power in biglaw, then I can see an argument for M = P. With no preference between PI or biglaw, don't see how M > P, and if biglaw is generally easier to get than permanent LRAP eligible PI and the OP has no preferences-->P>M
Idk, to me uncertainty of PI market in general combined with Penn's generally strong showing in biglaw (including compared to Michigan) and OP's general openness to all fields of legal employment would lead me to vote Penn on this one, barring more information.
(Also, I don't go to either school and have no rejections from either one to get butt-hurt over)