RVP11 wrote:chrisokc wrote:RVP11 wrote:In all seriousness, OP:
If you have ties to TX in general (and Dallas or Houston specifically), and assuming we are talking about BigLaw, I'd say:
YHS > CCNMVPBDN (note: Virgin-ia notably places a lot in TX, CCN don't) > UT > Corneell/George-town > SMU or Houston
So you're saying Pennnsylvania or Corn-ell are better than SMU for biglaw jobs in TX? How do you even go about measuring that? I would say that if you're interested in practicing in a big firm in TX, going to one of those schools would not be your wisest option.
And I'd say that you're wrong.
Penn and Cornell are better than SMU for BigLaw jobs EVERYWHERE.
We all get that TX is an insular market. But TX BigLaw firms aren't having Bob Buckaroo of Tex "Tripp" McCoy do their interviews and they're not going to hold it against someone with the necessary TX ties for going to an elite school. Firms like to have school diversity - this is why more than one 3L on here has recommended picking against a school's primary market.
I doubt a top-14 education would ever be held against a candidate. Let's say Billy Bob lives in Dallas and only wishes to work in Dallas. Why would he go to Ithaca or Philadelphia for an education that may or may not provide him with an advantage over his SMU-educated competitor?