Mack.Hambleton wrote: Comma.Split wrote:
Blue0613 wrote:Does anyone have any insight on how Berkeley grads do in NYC big law recruitment? I am just weighing my options and trying to determine if going out to California from the east coast makes sense just to return to NYC when I am also admitted at Cornell.
Is that little extra academic gravitas really worth the 2000 miles?
Also, how do employers actually view the grading system. Obviously kids are getting jobs, etc., but I'm curious if it hurts kids in the middle of the class who get lumped together.
If your only goal is to get a NYC BigLaw, then Cornell. Most generally, Berkeley and Cornell place equally well into NLJ 250 (the rate is 45%, but given Berkeley's strong public interest focus, aka self-selection, Berkeley's "real" BigLaw placement is probably stronger). However Cornell is very NY heavy (57% of grads end up in NY) compared to Berkeley's 11%. So, all else equal, Cornell will give you a better shot in NYC.
P.S. My girlfriend (econ and math quantitative analyst) and I spent three days analyzing the crap out of the existing data. Let me know if you have any questions.
Can u make a post about that data?
I will be posting bits and pieces of interesting data. Let me know if you guys want anything specific.
1. I have exact data on the number of firms that participated in OCI at Berkeley last year:
37 Firms from L.A.
42 firms from San Francisco
37 Palo Alto
32 New York
28 Washington D.C.
13 San Diego
Of these 246, 225 were large firms that are considered BigLaw. The rest are medium sized firms (small firms recruit at another time).
85% of the 2Ls participated in OCI, and of those, 60% received at least one offer. In other words, 70% of all the participants got at least one BigLaw offer.
On average, people received 2 offers.