pamphleteer wrote:BigZuck wrote:I could maybe see an argument where someone without IL ties would be better off at Illinois rather than UChi or NU if they were Chicago or bust. I guess the logic would be that if they went to CHI/NU they might be looked at as an outsider trying to get back home/NYC, whereas if they went to Illinois obviously they are committed to work in Illunois cuz duh, that's the only market the school places in.
Not sure that's a very good argument but that's all I can think of.
Is Chicago really insular enough for ties to matter to that degree though? (Honest question, I have no idea)
I've heard yes and no. Of course outsiders who got jobs will say no, outsiders who were shut out might say yes
All else being equal, I personally would roll with Chicago/NU. Just trying to be an advocate for the devil being yelled at I guess. I really don't know much about the market other than TLS generally saying it's tough.