UCLA/USC Biglaw/employment

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getemgoon
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UCLA/USC Biglaw/employment

Postby getemgoon » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:31 am

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... slreturn=1

Why does USC rank higher than UCLA? UCLA's LSAT/GPA median is pretty high for only 23% of grads to get biglaw. Anyone in the LA area know how employment is for USC/UCLA grads?


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chadwick218
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Re: UCLA/USC Biglaw/employment

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:36 am

For starters, USC's class size is roughly 150 people smaller. As for placement in Southern California, many firms with larger classes will take roughly an equal number of students from USC and UCLA. Thus, USC's percentage of students placed into BigLaw is somewhat higher.

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Re: UCLA/USC Biglaw/employment

Postby fogcue2 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:30 am

USC tends to have a slightly more loyal alumni network too (especially over UCLA), which has helped them not lose as much ground with the lower hiring rates.




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