BigLaw_Lit wrote:Thanks for the replies everyone. It seems most agree the T6 gives an advantage over Penn. Is that true for all of CCN - basically does Columbia=NYU for NY Elite biglaw?
Warning: Biased CLS opinions ahead.
I think there is a difference, but it's verrrrry slight. NYU places at probably 95% the clip that CLS does in V10. I've never heard of anyone besides Williams and Connolly treating them seriously differently. S&C has been rumored to prefer CLS grads, while DPW and CGSH have been rumored to prefer NYU grads. At many firms, the grade cutoff is exactly the same. A CLS student won't have much of an advantage beyond maybe winning a "tiebreak" if a firm likes each applicant just the same. I would only use it as a factor in deciding between the schools if you seriously don't lean one way or the other.
But that's just my opinion. You'll probably find people who will argue placement is the exact same. As has been mentioned, this discussion has happened a thousand times on here.
Also, both place significantly better than Penn does, and "CCNP" is not a thing.