Npret wrote: T3TON wrote: guybourdin wrote:
Can you explain what you mean by the bolded?
probably that DC is much harder to get than NYC. Median Penn student is going to have a MUCH harder time getting DC BL than their Y counterpart.
Either that, or he thinks the default should be lower t14 with money, or he disagrees with the internal ordering of HYS for New York. Cant tell which. Also, what is with the Yale and Wachtell hate ITT?
I think that poster meant that you can easily get NYc biglaw from other schools as it is the largest and easiest market. You definitely don't need HYS to get NYC biglaw.
This forum doesn't recommend it even at least not that I can remember.
No one hates Yale or Wachtell but it's an odd and unlikely goal. There is a reason why Wachtell pays so much.
Wow, wasn't expecting that comment to start a discussion on my original intent. But they're right. I meant that NYC is the biggest legal market in the country (maybe the world? IDK) and DC, while still major, is much smaller. That makes it more competitive. It's still attainable from all the T13, but it's much more difficult to get compared to a standard NYC biglaw firm. Median at YLS still has a chance of striking out there. You do not need HYS to get biglaw in New York. We usually see something like HYS with very little to no need-based aid vs. a full ride at CCN. If CCN are extremely good at putting people where you want to work, why would you pay the extra expense of HYS for no appreciable benefit? You can take the money and know you have a great chance of getting it. That's why I typically disagree with the side saying take Harvard sticker over a Hamilton even if you only want biglaw in NYC because of it's greater prestige.
However, if a poster came on here and said, "I want to work in DC, and have no desire to work in New York." We're having a different discussion. It might very well be that money further down the ranking is still the right answer, but HYS begin to really make a case for themselves, because these other schools suddenly are not in their element, and because a lot of the best DC firms desire/require clerkships, where CCN are not even playing the same game as HYS (at least at YLS, all P's can easily land you a COA position somewhere, but all the students chase prestige and are targeting only the 2nd, 9th, or DC circuit. I'd imagine SLS and HLS are similar).