rush4334 wrote:School: University of Minnesota
Regional Ties: attended UG at UMN, 3 years legal assistant WE in Minneapolis at major company in Minneapolis, grew up in nearby state, minor ties in Chicago
Goals: Mid/Big Law in either Minneapolis or Chicago, also interested in clerking a year
Other info: COA about 100k, pretty cheap cost of living, minor UG student loans (about 10k)
Big law in MPLS or Chicago will be hard coming from UMN. You can definitely clerk at the state court level, but federal clerkships will be very difficult.
If your goals were a little more modest, UMN seems like the perfect choice, but what you want is more in line with t13 schools