mrizza wrote:homestyle28 wrote:Sounds about right...on the random ties, it depends on which states those are and what their legal market is like, the midwest states that touch IL will send some firms to NU OCI and having real ties generally means that those firms don't care very much about your grades (a general, but not universal rule in my experience).
What about socal? I'm sure its a lot more competitive than "grades don't matter", but do you know anyone from socal that has gotten biglaw near median?
I've seen NorCal (harder than SoCal) from median-ish, but that's very much the exception and not the rule. If you're median, going for CA is a poor idea. Put all your chips on NYC instead.