Kikero wrote:Hey, something Desert Fox said in another thread made me think:Assuming OP is median at his school, NU won't give him a decent shot at Chicago unless Chicago biglaw starts hiring at levels levels much higher than they are now. Unless the OP is from the midwest and hasn't told us. Just going to NU is only a half-way decent tie to chicago. And without good grades he just won't get offers from Chicago. And at OCI you really have to choose Chicago bids or NYC bids. You can't do both, and you certainly can't do mostly one, and another as back up.
I hadn't really thought about ties before because I assumed that Chicago was a large enough market that they wouldn't be super important, but would ties to western Michigan (Kalamazoo area) be worth anything? I hadn't considered it before, but I'm originally from there and have tons of family in the area (also have some distant family in Chicago, but pretty distant).
I've already decided on Northwestern, but I was just sort of curious.
ETA: Posting here because I didn't want to hijack the other guy's thread.
IMO yes it would be enough but I really can't back that up with facts. I know a dood from there who got Chicago but he also lived in the city a while.