OneLisfun wrote:More strawmen. Didn't say categorically exclude the major market, didn't say Cleveland big law, don't have ties there, said don't put bids into the one with the 30% that's far above what you have, there are other firms in the major market that aren't that firm. Why do you constantly believe everything I write is something I didn't write. I literally cannot grasp how you come up with this stuff.
In sum, since I'm tired of people making up things I didn't say, I said Tiago Splitter was wrong, which he was, when he said everyone in the class should apply to the 30% SA, which I thought he meant was a specific law firm. If that's not what that meant, that is the entire conversation right there, I was wrong about the one thing, and everything else in this ridiculous conversation has stemmed from that.
You did misinterpret that but that is just one of many, many misstatements by you. Like cookiejar pointed out, the core of this is that you said:
Also, just to make clear, the typical advice at lower T14s is not to target NYC with lower grades. NYC is considered harder to get than secondary markets that you have ties to. At a lower T14, they will advise students with lower grades that the best move is to target secondary markets that they have ties to, as those are easier to get than NYC. That is the classic advice from career services
This advice is so bad its dangerous for 1Ls to follow, and that is why everyone has jumped on you. You have gradually modified your argument to say apparently people just shouldn't bid the most elite NY firms with the biggest SA classes from below median, which obviously people here wouldn't argue; but that's different from your original point.