OperaSoprano wrote:Helmholtz wrote:elliefont wrote:seems one can read this two ways:
1) I should go to a school that gives me the most money/free ride since I'll probably have a shit job when all is said and done.
2) "New York University, Georgetown, Northwestern and other top universities confirm that interviews are down by a third to a half compared with a year ago, while lower-ranked schools are suffering more." so I should go to the top school possible since other schools are in even worse shape.
I'm guessing I know where most TLSers fall, but is this changing anyone's minds?
It definitely gave me a little pause over my willingness to potentially pay full-ticket to a T6. But just a little.
The degree is for life. Hopefully, the recession isn't.
The problem is that it's difficult, if not impossible, to lateral into biglaw.
Not saying that there aren't other, even lucrative, alternatives. But biglaw usually hires right off campus, from everything I understand, and develops its own talent.