Otunga wrote:Anybody looking to get Boston biglaw from your class or that you know of from the 2Ls and 3Ls? Or more generally speaking, have you come across many New Englanders looking to get back to the region from Cornell? I'm particularly interested in hearing about possible stories of people ranking below median and getting back to the Boston area for biglaw. I would think there isn't much competition at the school for such positions, given that many are going for NYC, but of course there is plenty of competition at the other t14s and places like BU/BC. Thanks!
So Cornell has two major recruiting events that can give you access to Boston, our standard OCI (what we call AJF) and the Boston Job fair. At OCI, the top Boston firms (e.g. Ropes, WilmerHale) all come and generally require good to very good grades (independent of ties, as I know several current students that got callbacks with no ties whatsoever). At the Boston job fair (which is held at a hotel in Boston), the rest of the Boston firms come, and are generally more tie-sensitive. From data I have, at least 3 of these firms frequently callback students that are below median here.
What I would take from this data is this: Boston is an accessible market at Cornell for those with ties, and an option for those without ties but that have good grades. Feel free to PM any more specific questions.