Kendi wrote:rad law wrote:It doesn't. UF does about as well, and it's a pretty desirable market, so a lot of people leave to go to prestigious schools and come back. Plus, South FL is not as parochial as other Southern markets.
Before enrolling into Miami I was told UF and FSU are a bit of a factor in South Florida (mainly through alumni). I was also advised, as you mentioned, Ivy snowbird grads have a fair shot. For a while I actually believed it and considered heading north, but later thought better of it―my decision was mostly to do with the weather forecast than analytical reasoning!
The one surprise was that Miami did not offer much more $$ than the northern schools. In the end, all is good, and looking forward to my daily ride down US-1.
You shot at biglaw is almost nil, but you probably knew that already. Best of luck; enjoy the weather and beaches.