homestyle28 wrote:Now that I think about you're right, nobody at median at NU gets a job anywhere but Chicago. my mistake.
You're not a careful reader are you?
BruceWayne wrote:LOL yeah sure, if by "across the country" you mean from Sugar Hill to the Financial District. I hate to break this to you, but unless you have really high grades (and now I am talking top 10 percent) at a top 14 (excluding HYS) you can't "apply to jobs all across the country" and expect to get a job offer. Outside of HYS the top 14 are regional for people at the median and below other than where they have ties and NYC. Someone from DC with a 3.3 at Penn is dreaming if they think they have a good shot at a firm job in Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, or Chicago.
One thing I will say about this whole subject that shows how much people have their blinders on. 90 percent of the people in this thread talking almost any rank at a top 14 and any rank at a "Top 6" is fine for secondary markets with ties needs to think about something. For one you're basing that essentially off of feeling and what TLS argues based off of US News rank. But what about your common sense? The economy is TERRIBLE. All of the law schools released employment stats show substantial amounts of students taking school funded "fellowships". There are article released every day about how there are FAR too many law schools, too many graduates every year to even fill A legal job, corporate work is down, clients are no longer willing to foot the bill for overpriced first year associates, AND firms are cutting back summer class sizes. But yet, even through all that, you think that kids at the median and below at top 14 schools are doing fine getting big firm jobs in markets where there are only about 15 big firms in them total? Really?