rpupkin wrote:Nebby wrote:rpupkin wrote:Nebby wrote:I meant general placement power, not just biglaw. OP is not looking solely at biglaw. UVA's got great placement for fedgov in DC.
We may not be understanding "placement power" in the same way. I mean, UCLA places more graduates into big-law and government positions in SoCal than Yale, but that doesn't mean that someone interested in working in SoCal should choose UCLA over Yale. I understand "placement power" as being about one's chances in a job market assuming a certain class rank.
Like I said, if I wanted big law in DC, I'd rather be median at HLS than median at UVA. I have less knowledge about fedgov, but my sense is that a HLS grad (or a SLS or YLS grad) would have a sight edge over a UVA grad as well.
You have less knowledge or no knowledge? Your sense seems to be rooted in intuition, not reality
I wouldn't say my opinion is rooted in intuition. But it is rooted in anecdotal observation, as I'm sure yours is.
I have classmates, colleagues, and friends from throughout the T14 who have targeted fedgov positions. Grades/rank is generally less of a factor for HYS grads compared to other T14 grads.
What's your basis for saying that "UVA has comparable placement power in DC compared to Harvard?"
I met a lot of federal attorneys through 2 summers and a semester in fedgov, and noticed that UVA was the most represented law school among all the attorneys I met. So much so that it was noticeable.