mich 13 wrote:I can say that the majority of the people going to big firms in Michigan are typically in the bottom half of the class, and that a big chunk are generally in the bottom third (probably even bottom quarter). What I can't tell you is how many people in the bottom half (or even the top half) wanted to go to a big firm in Michigan and got shut out. Being from Michigan will help a lot - you will likely be in really good shape.lawlcat4179 wrote:I would prefer it if someone who's went through OCI would be willing to answer this, but anyone's input would be appreciated. If someone's goal was to work at a larger firm in Michigan, how difficult would this be from U of M? Obviously it would be much easier than pretty much anywhere else, but do you have an idea of where you would need to be in the class? I've lived in Michigan my whole life and don't really have any desire to leave, so its really the only thing I'm interested in. When I talked to the admissions people they acted as if it would be possible to land a $100k job in Michigan even from the bottom of the class, but given that they are administrators I'm having a hard time believing them. I'm trying to gauge what the worst case scenario would be at U of M if I wanted to stay in the state. I would appreciate any input, thanks.
I'm not sure where you got this info. If you look at the GPA profiles for the various Michigan firms that do OCI, you'll see that most have much higher GPA's than you implied. I don't want to give the exact numbers, but it's certainly not below median. In addition, these numbers reflect the past 10 years or so. I would imagine in recent years, firms are being even more selective.