rpupkin wrote:Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:rpupkin wrote:Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I was just wondering if VLS over Fordham was the right call because I obviously know that there are better options out there for NYC Biglaw over Vandy. Should I have gotten in to HLS/CLS/NYU to put myself in a better situation? Of course.
Look, if you told me that you were "NYC big law or bust, and my options are Fordham or Vandy," I would tell you to retake/reapply or not go to law school. But now, after having already made the questionable decision to attend one of these schools, you're basically asking us to assure you that your specific choice was less bad than the other choice. This is pointless. You made your decision. Now move on and do your best at Vandy.
Haha understood, I'll be sure to quote you whenever somebody wants to go to NYC BL out of anywhere outside of the T13, and I tell them "just don't go to law school." Thanks for your input, moving on now!
I sincerely wish you good luck at Vandy. I hope you do well and get that NYC big law job. My only advice is that you think about other options (which could include non-big-law gigs in York).
Thanks, I appreciate that.
Never did I ever say "NYC biglaw or bust." That's just my first choice because my end goal is to hopefully jump ship in a couple of years to a US Attorney's Office*. I would be more than comfortable starting off at the Manhattan/BK DA's Office or even working BL in a secondary market and moving to NYC after some years. I definitely am open to Plan B options but hopefully, I'll end up in NYC again somehow (whether it's through NYC Biglaw or not).
I definitely could've phrased my OP better, and should've asked if people thought Vandy gave someone who wants NYC Biglaw, more than a coin-flip chance at getting what he/she wants - since there's a good deal of selection-bias. Yeah, if it was T-13 vs. Fordham, it would be a little more clear cut but it's a little murkier with somewhere like Vandy. I don't disagree with you at all.
*EDIT: I know you're going to say that AUSA SDNY/EDNY is a unicorn job. You're 100% correct. However, I'm working here at EDNY/SDNY right now and there are a bunch of Fordham and Vandy alumnus here so I at least know it's possible.