jackattack17 wrote:bubc wrote:How difficult is it to obtain summer internships in NY/NJ/DC? I'm from the northeast and plan on working there (or in DC) after I graduate. I love everything I've read about UNC, but I'm a bit wary of attending a law school so distant from where I ultimately want to work.
Also, do you find the UNC "brand" carries well outside of NC?
Thanks in advance!
It's not terribly difficult to get to NY/DC from UNC. I think those are the next two most popular destinations for grads after NC. Might have to do a little more legwork on your own, but a couple dozen NY/DC firms come to OCIs. If you're from there, that helps a little too.
As for the brand, obviously it carries extremely well in NC, pretty well in ATL/DC/NY and the southeast generally. Nationally, not particularly great, but having a good basketball team most years helps with that . Folks that leave the southeast usually have ties to where they're going.
Hope that helps, let me know if you have more questions (currently a 2L).
Thanks! That does help. I know that UNC places second in DC, but it doesn't seem to place well in NYC, but I suppose I could always work my contacts to go there. Another question: I plan on doing government/public interest/public service after law school. How is UNC in placing grads into those sorts of positions, particularly in the areas I want to work (NY/DC)? I know I can always look at statistics (which I have), but I am interested to hear the perspective of a current student.
On an unrelated note, how is the student body in general? (friendly, unfriendly, chill, boring, etc...) I understand answer will vary based on who is answering, but I figured I'd ask since I'm curious.
Once again, thanks in advance!