Aberzombie1892 wrote:Gosh don't get you panties in a bunch.
Well if that is the case why don't people take Fordham over Cornell? It has more employers at OCI...That conclusion would follow your reasoning. Heck why not replace Cornell with Fordham in the T14?
My panties are never in a bunch. Everyone else's are.
Fordham graduating class: around 500 students. Cornell's graduating class: around 200 students. Fewer students = fewer interviewers. Get it?
Aberzombie1892 wrote:Let's say it made a difference, and you were right. Do you think 10 firms/offices really makes a difference? No.
I am right, and 10 firms does make a difference. Why? Because in this case, 10 firms equates to a third more interviewers than UM. A third more employers are interested in UF grads than in UM grads, at least enough to send reps on campus. It isn't that much of a stretch to say that that can probably be extrapolated to a reasonable degree to the market as a whole.
jerzgrl630 wrote:Sorry, this thread was too amusing for me to stay out of it. Lomax, I know this is hard to believe but just because an employer does OCI on a campus doesn't mean they have to hire anyone from that school. This is why it's called an interview process. A firm can do OCI on 5 campuses, interview 20 candidates, and only have spots for 2 summer associates. While the number of firms doing OCI is definitely important to consider, the difference between UF and UM is kind of marginal when you consider the slaughter that is the Florida legal market.
I NEVER would have guessed! But... But... Wait! That doesn't mean that firms aren't showing making a special statement of interest in a school and at least giving its students exclusive preference/opportunity to secure a job by choosing to do OCI at that school and not do OCI at the others, does it, jerzgrl630? But I really wouldn't know about that myself - after all I'm just an ignoramus that you can jump into a thread you know nothing about and talk down to on a topic you haven't actually fully considered, aren't I? A third is a difference that could hardly be described as "kind of marginal". "The slaughter that is the Florida legal market" forces one to consider his or her choice of law school even more carefully, as competition for jobs is greater and things like school prestige, OCI, and alumni base might come into play more than ever before. Next time you find a thread too amusing for you to stay out of it, jerzgrl360, perhaps you should either take the time to really see what's going on, or think twice and stay out.
Aberzombie1892 wrote:You are a hardcore UF guy and that's fine. But just because you feel strongly about the school doesn't mean that you should knock it's rival UM.
I'm really not. I just see a lot of people holding completely baseless "opinions" on this matter, and I see those same individuals spitting out so many logical fallacies at the peril of others who are innocently trying to make their law school decision that I feel obligated to respond. I have nothing against UM, FSU, Stetson, etc., or anyone wishing to go to any of those schools. I just wish that people choosing to go to those other schools over UF would be fully informed of the disadvantageous position they are likely putting themselves in as a result. I have taken it upon myself to inform them here. Others, such as yourself, ill-advisably throw around worthless "opinions" to the contrary, usually formulated after a quick glance at the TLS profile pages and a mental picture of South Beach. By doing so, you help no-one and only confuse the honest and needy.