TheSpanishMain wrote:jw316 wrote:TheSpanishMain wrote:I'm from Michigan and I don't think I'd go anywhere other than U of M. It's not because of some TLS hivemind "NYC BIGLAW OR BUST BRO" mentality. I get that some people want to stay in Michigan and work in a small firm. But Wayne/UDM/Michigan State people just aren't getting jobs. Not just missing out on BigLaw/federal clerkships. They're just not reliably getting any JD required job.
I'm sorry but this just isn't true. If they aren't getting jobs and the majority of the class from UofM leaves the state every year to take the Illinois/New York/Cali bar then who is getting the JD required jobs in metro-Detroit? Cooley grads? No.
To clarify I do have friends that had difficulty finding jobs from all three of those schools, but it was stupid shit like wanting Proskauer Rose with below median grades.
To be fair I haven't lived in Michigan in almost a decade, so you may well be right. But I assumed that Wayne/UDM/MSU grads were getting the majority of jobs in metro-Detroit. I also assumed that there aren't a lot of those jobs to begin with.
Not trying to be/sound like a dick but I am right. You're also right with that assumption in terms of there not being a ton of jobs to begin with, the legal market in Michigan isn't very big at all lol. But what I'm trying to say is that because of that, it's also not very prefftigious. So yes 100% firms do want UofM grads because it's the best school in the state. But again, many if not most of them leave the state for those 3 places I specified (NYC/Chicago/Cali) and then you're left with the rest, those who chose to stay or those who had to stay because their grades weren't high enough to get them jobs in one of those 3 places. Once firms pick through those who are remaining, they hit up the other schools in the state—Wayne/UDM/MSU. And Wayne does considerably better than the other two, at least in terms of reputation and alumni network.
I don't care about rankings, MSU is awesome and is my undergrad alma mater, but it hasn't been established long enough to really have any pull (formerly Detroit College of Law). MSU grads certainly do get jobs, but if someone was set on staying in Michigan and doesn't want big law or some other "special snowflake" job then Wayne State with a full ride is absolutely TCR.
Again what other schools are those hiring in metro-Detroit going to draw from?