huskies2015 wrote: rpupkin wrote:
huskies2015 wrote:I'm essentially in the exact circumstance as you are with the same COAs, except it is Michigan not Duke that I am considering. At this point I'm leaning towards UW, although I just talked with a 2L at Michigan who said at least 10 Seattle firms were at OCIs and he has a SA in Seattle, so I'm sure you would be fine with either, assuming those firms view Michigan and Duke similarly.
As I already said, I think attending a T14 instead of UW might be a decent choice, but the fact that a single student at Michigan got a SA in Seattle does not therefore man that you can be "sure [the OP] would be fine." C'mon. Folks on BOTH SIDES really need to turn down the certainty in their responses.
I'm just giving anecdotal evidence that it happens. Not trying to sway him one way or the other. If I were in OPs position (which I kind of am), I would like to hear about it. Plus the number of firms that came surprised me. OP can use it as he wishes
My issue isn't with your anecdote--it's with the broad, categorical conclusion ("I'm sure you would be fine") you drew from it.
Speaking of your anecdote, are you sure there were 10 Seattle offices at Michigan's OCI? Or does the 10 include big law firms that have Seattle offices, but that sent interviewers from offices in other cities (e.g., NYC, SF)? That matters.