I’m from San Diego, and therefore want to work in Biglaw in LA and applying to law schools right now. Iwas wondering how much of an impact school plays into part ito recruitment. I got a hefty scholarship to Michigan and I’ll probably end up at a top 10, just wondered if certain schools place better in LA than others, went to an ivy for undergrad is that makes any difference.
Others can feel free to tell me I am wrong, but UCLA and USC place the best in LA, with Boalt, Harvard, Georgetown not too far behind. Others, like Michigan, Stanford, NYU, etc place well too, but the numbers from the previously mentioned are highest. I don't see too many Penn, Duke, or UVA people out here. Note, though, that the reason some non-UCLA/USC place better than others has more to do with the fact that people who go to those schools want to be back in LA than it does with whether LA firms recruit at those schools.