DubPoker wrote:I'm actually in at Wake and still waiting from UNC. So I very well might be going to Wake next year and not UNC.
I know someone at a NC "biglaw" firm, Their firm is mainly UNC and WF grads (the rest is T14). He said in terms of hiring, they do view UNC as being better (this guy is a HYS grad btw, so not too much bias there.)
That being said Wake is definitely a great choice for people like me who want to go to school and work in NC. That firm still has plenty of WF grads. I mean if you don't make top 10% at either school you are not going to have a chance at their anyway.
on the public sector note, I just noticed the entire North Carolina supreme court is UNC SoL grads lol
Yeah, noone said Wake is a poor school. Wake is an extremely strong regional school. NC Big Law, only picks grads from UNC and Wake (Dukies take their talents to NYC). With that being said, I was taking to a 2L this weekend, and she said she didn't make law review and was in top third at UNC and got Large Firm work in Charlotte. So I would say Top Third at UNC gets Big Law in Raleigh/Charlotte. A 3L at UNC was in Top 10% and got Dallas Big Law, she also told me, it really didn't require much leg work. Career services have programs that can place you in really any region you want, as long as you have the grades. Just some food for thought.