rad law wrote:So I missed a lot of this thread, but it is of interest to me. Did people ever come to a conclusion about whether T20 means T17/18 or goes all the way down to an Emory-ish area?
I don't think we arrived at any sort of conclusion on this question. Some people seem to think T10 only means T17/18, while others seem to think it includes Minnesota, ND, UIUC, Emory, etc.
I view it more as a sliding scale. The lower you go down the list, the less-likely it is for a firm to fly a long distance to your campus. I don't think a Chicago firm is going to say, "We are only flying to the T20 this year, so we will go to USC and UCLA, but not to Illinois... they are so TTT!" However, I would imagine some of these 20-30 schools will lose firms from outside of their traditional region (and obviously they have already).
So IMO, there is no hard and fast line for where you are safe and where you are at risk. But others probably disagree.
And @itsmytime... perhaps I was a little harsh with you, but you have exhibited two traits I hate in TLS posters: 1) overconfidence bordering on cockiness, and 2) the opinion that just because you are a few years older and you worked in computer programming (seriously WTF is that going to help you on LS exams?), you are therefore more enlightened and better than us undergrad people.
So maybe I shouldn't have lashed out at you, but please recognize that your attitude is off-putting.