iamrobk wrote:Campagnolo wrote:r6_philly wrote:It's because of self-selection, and the fact that NYC is the only safe market. Jobs in the other far away markets are so limited, I think sometimes people end up in NYC because their first choice city is hard to get into. It's just simply easier to get jobs in NYC compared to other places.
That said, many people with ties to secondary markets go back to the markets. If you have specific questions about PNW, email/call admissions and ask them to refer you to some alums working in the area and get their perspective. They matched me with a couple of people when I was considering, and it turned out to be really helpful.
While the lay reputation isn't as widely recognized as we'd like, all legal employers know what Penn is about. So you shouldn't worry about the brand.
I asked the admissions office for some names, but they were only able to give me people to contact in Seattle (not Portland), but said they would keep looking. On a related note, I already booked a trip to see GULC and Cornell before hearing back from Penn. Now that I'm in, I would like to visit, but can only squeeze in a Saturday afternoon. I assume the law building will be open. Is it worth walking around? If I only have 6 hours, what should I do to get a feel for the place? Obviously, this isn't how I'd like to visit, but my hand is forced.
I'm just a 0L from the Philly area, so I have no idea about the law building itself, but I'd suggest splitting your time roughly 50/50 between exploring University City and Center City. And get a cheesesteak.
Ah yes, but from where? If you came to Portland, I wouldn't just tell you to get a beer!