Northwestern or georgetown

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UnfrozenCaveman
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Northwestern or georgetown

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:27 pm

Not really interested in Chicago in the long run. Interested in Big Law Secondary markets close to mine or my wife's home (PA or OH), DC, or NYC. Is there a significant difference b/w Georgetown or Northwestern for these purposes?

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Re: Northwestern or georgetown

Postby K Rock » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:48 pm

Probs not.

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Re: Northwestern or georgetown

Postby anonymous2882 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:33 am

NYC schools for sure

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Re: Northwestern or georgetown

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:38 am

anonymous2882 wrote:NYC schools for sure


K gr8 thx

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Re: Northwestern or georgetown

Postby K Rock » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:00 am

About 10% difference big firm placement according to LST (49 > 39 in favor of Northwestern). But 60% of Georgetown grads end up in NYC or DC, whereas less than 25% of Northwestern grads end up in those cities. If you know you don't want Chicago I think you could justify taking Georgetown over Northwestern.

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Re: Northwestern or georgetown

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:04 pm

Is the general consensus that Northwestern's superior BigLaw placement is due to self-selection: NW takes such a high % of previous work experience that already place well?

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Re: Northwestern or georgetown

Postby K Rock » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:36 pm

UnfrozenCaveman wrote:Is the general consensus that Northwestern's superior BigLaw placement is due to self-selection: NW takes such a high % of previous work experience that already place well?


I think the general consensus is that the previous work experience is a factor in them having better placement, but since there aren't statistics for this, nobody can determine how much can really be attributed to that.




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