sunynp wrote:So this goes back to all schools are regional when it comes to hiring outside of NYC?
Yes. Except it should be modified to what I and several other students who have actually been through the hiring/interviewing process as opposed to 0L's who think US News also serves as a sort of hiring guideline.
Unless you go to HYS, or have high grades at a select group of schools (basically the top 14 and a few others like Vandy/Texas/UCLA) law schools are REGIONAL when it comes to hiring outside of NYC and DC. Period.
pjo wrote:Above median, but not LR. Rather not go into detail considering some ppl know who I am. Also, just proving my point, I was offered 3 SA positions as a 1L before I even had grades.
Dude are you serious? Did you read my post? You fit EXACTLY into the category I said when it comes to a top 14 doing well in a secondary market and being = to top 10 percent etc. at the regional school. And didn't I say something about not needing law review if you were in that range at the top 14? Basically these firms want ties at a top 14 and above median grades. Frankly when that's what a firm is looking for, taking the gamble of sticker debt at top 14 just for that slight bit of flexibility on grades is a joke if you have the option to go to the regional for cheap (which you probably do if you got into the top 14). Not to mention the competition is going to be lower.
BruceWayne wrote:2. In general these firms DO prefer top of the class at the local school (i.e top 10 percent or better) HEAVILY over top 14 (including the "CCN) over median or below Top 14 students. Frankly, top 14 starts to come into play in this sense: the firms won't require law review and they will often dig "down" to top 1/3. LMAO as if that's really digging all that deep.