Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:dabigchina wrote:Tiago Splitter wrote:dabigchina wrote:KiltedKicker wrote:
Thanks for the feedback. I remember seeing a number saying Bay Area placement was about 1% of the class a year or two ago, maybe that source was off though.
Cal. Not even close.
Also, what's with the terrible west coast placement. looking at the summer class distributions, it looks like Columbia has some of the the worst bay area placement in the T10. IE, there are like 4 CLS grads total split between the big SV firms. I can't imagine it's all self selection. It's almost enough to make me want to transfer.
Columbia places like 10% of its class into California each year.
Not sure what summer class distributions thread you are referring to but the current one has very little info on SV.
I'm going off of Cooley and and WSGR. 4 Total. 3 seems surprisingly high for Wilson actually. The year before I think they only took 1 from CLS. With the way the markets are going I wouldn't be surprised if they cut back on hiring next year. Granted, that thread doesn't have Orrick, Mofo, Fenwick, or Gunderson.
This may sound entitled, but it doesn't feel good when it sounds like CLS's recruiting clout in Norcal is on par with GULC and Michigan.
CLS does seem to do better in SoCal though.
ETA: Anecdotally, it just seems like bidding heavily on NorCal is like the one way to really have a good chance of striking out from CLS.
C/o '15 had:
1 at Cooley
1 at DPW
1 at Gibson
2 at MoFo
1 at Shearman
1 at STB
2 at Skadden
1 at WSGR
Just LOL at wanting to live in the one area worse than NYC though, and double LOL at striving for CLS and debtpwning yourself in an area where you'll never buy a home instead of copping Berkeley $$$, and triple LOL at risking a strikeout for all this shit.
Good post. I'm kind of surprised nobody went to Orrick or Pillsbury. Is this Norcal or all of California? Also, yes. If you don't need to be in CA (Family/SO) I wouldn't choose post law school to relocate, especially if you don't go to Stanford/Cal.