Northwestern Law Grads Get NYC Offers?

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Northwestern Law Grads Get NYC Offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:16 am

I'm looking seriously at Northwestern and am wondering if Northwestern law school grads get a lot of jobs in NYC? I'm hoping to work in law in NYC. But, I don't know how going to Northwestern would hurt my chances of that?

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Re: Northwestern Law Grads Get NYC Offers?

Postby breakinghigh » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:27 am

I got to take a look at OCI bidding prior to transferring. NYC appears easier to obtain than Chicago at Northwestern. The career services office also does a great job providing relevant GPA cutoffs for all the firms and breaks it down by year. I think it's a great choice if you want NYC.

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Re: Northwestern Law Grads Get NYC Offers?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:52 am

Moved to appropriate forum.

NU does well in NYC (I'd even hazard that it's easier to get than Chicago). I don't think Northwestern would hurt your chances relative to its peer schools. If you really want NYC I'd lean towards CLS/NYU/UChi/Penn if you get any of those at equal cost.

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Re: Northwestern Law Grads Get NYC Offers?

Postby rayiner » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:47 am

From what I've seen, NYC firms go as deep into NU's class as they do at any of the other T14 below HYSCCNP. That said, people at NU strongly self-select away from NYC. I remember when I did OCI (post-recession), I thought one particular V5 was really hard to get from NU because there were just a few NU people there. Then I found out that the firm made ~10 offers in the class after mine, but only 2 people accepted. There was a blip in NU people going to NYC right after the recession, because the Chicago market was bad, but that seems to have abated as the Chicago market recovers.

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