But statements like this are just perplexing:
rpupkin wrote:Cornell is basically a regional school. Like UT, Cornell places some grads out in California, but otherwise it's a single-market school.
Sorry you're perplexed. Yes, similar percentages of CLS and Cornell students are employed in New York. But the difference between Cornell and CLS is that a student at median at the latter is competitive for Chicago, DC, and California big law. A median student at Cornell, by contrast, is going to struggle in those markets.
Because Cornell being regional doesn't explain all the people I know people working in Texas, Wisconsin, Philly, Seattle, LA, SF, DC, Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta.
That's dumb. Law students at UCLA and UT could make similar statements about all the individuals they know working in various states. It doesn't make their schools any less regional.
Look, I think Cornell does have a little more national cache than the UCLA/UT/Vanderbilt regional tier. Cornell is a damn good school. But it doesn't have the national reach of a CLS or Chicago, and its BL+FC numbers that everyone is drooling over are largely due to a combination of self-selection into NYC and a collective disinterest in PI.