Tiago Splitter wrote:guano wrote:wiz wrote:NYC is generally less selective than wtv your home market is because other markets don't have nearly as many jobs (like Atlanta).
Other markets don't have anywhere near as many applicants, so your statement is weird.
If 5 people are applying for the 1 biglaw job in Bumblefuck, Iowa, that doesn't mean it's more selective than if 10,000 people are applying for 1,000 jobs in NYC
You're assuming incorrectly that NYC has disproportionately more applicants. This often isn't the case. NYC has about 2,000 biglaw SA's.
and I'm gonna guess that there are probably about eight thousand applicants
(15 law schools in the area, a large contingent of the roughly 4000 students at the rest of the T14 students, let's say another 2000, plus probably a good 2,000 from various other schools, though to be fair I'm just guessing)
But yeah, there are probably more jobs per applicant in NY than most other markets