I think that you are being a tad bit paranoid, and speak of culture that you are clearly unfamiliar with. Our graduating class had many "choices" when it came to picking what firm to work for, and were not " forced to settle
for anything." You started trashing GULC as if its a TTTT school. Many people attend schools for many other purposes that just to become a lawyer. If you are seeking a promise from school that they will place you in the firm "you like" then you shouldn't be there at all. Do medical students receive residence based on the school promise? Of course not! They have to compete for it. Im not arguing that GULC is better than Harvard etc., but to claim that T6 is the only path to success is kind of ignorant on your part. I wasn't claiming that its an easy road rather than the possibility is there.
I'm not speaking of a culture I'm unfamilar with. In fact, I know people from GULC who not only aren't "picking what firm to work for," but they have no job AT ALL. I'm glad GULC worked out for you, but to insinuate that your class had "many choices" when it came to picking firms is obviously misleading. Some did; many many many did not. And it doesn't take a person familiar with the culture to point it out, the statistical data speaks for itself.
No one is saying Georgetown is not a good school and no one is saying it is a TTT. I am just saying the OP would be wise to avoid GULC, its unimpressive employment data, its huge class size and its questionable ability to place the average student into biglaw in NYC. Your strawman implying that I said a school should promise the student anything is transparent. No one said a school should promise anything, but if the OP is going to spend three years and thousands upon thousands of dollars, he probably ought to go to a school that gives him better than a 31% chance to reach his goal, no?
Your next strawman is to imply that I said "T6 is the only path to success." Nobody said this. In fact, I said "certainly people from GULC get biglaw in NYC." So of course, going to a t6 school is not the only path to success. The question, however, is the frequency of those reaching that goal at a top 6 school vs. Georgetown. The fact that you apparently cannot understand this distinction while calling others "kind of ignorant" is both amusing and sad all at the same time (this is, of course, to say nothing about your hilarious analogy to residency programs).
Finally, you told the OP that any of the T14 was "fine." It obviously isn't. Now you say that your main point is that you're not claiming that it is "easy" at GULC, but only that "the possibility [for NYC biglaw] is there." Ok, but if you're just advising the OP about the possibility of NYC biglaw, then you might as well advise him to go to Fordham or Brooklyn or any number of schools in the top 100 where it is "possible" to get biglaw in NYC. Instead, I choose to focus on the schools where it is LIKELY that the OP will get NYC biglaw - um, HYSCCN...
And the difference between "likely" and "possible" is huge, kind of like the difference between "fine" and "not fine."