somewhere wrote: Veyron wrote: r6_philly wrote:
Its just so. . . high school like. I don't know. After I visited, I didn't even apply. Still, I would say that they have much better career prospects than M and B and are definitely the right choice for D.C.
I want to wok in the Bay Area. I guess that matters a bit?
Wasn't talking about B. But yes, if you want to work in the Bay Area enough to take a huge gamble with regard to finding a good job at all, B is the correct option. I also imagine that the weather is more civilized.
You weren't talking about B? But you said "M and B".
Would you mind posting links to earlier discussions or suggesting where and what to search for? This is something I'd really like to know more about, and I tried a few quick searches here and didn't turn up much. Nobody here is trying to be annoying. Where's this information coming from?
Edit: To be clear, I'm aware Berkeley has lower BigLaw placement, but I think that's likely accountable to self-selection. If there's more to it than that, I really am interested in whatever insight you might have.
Wait, I'm confused. All I was saying is that UVA was like high school, not B.
Berkeley has lower biglaw placement due to self selection into CA, not PI (there are numbers out there for % working in PI upon graduation and there isn't a huge difference among the T-14. Does B place as well as MVP in CA, absolutely, if not better. However, CA (especially nor-cal) is CRAZY HARD. Say you care more about getting a job (and will bid NYC, the largest, easiest market b/c of this) or you want to work in NYC. Guess what, fewer NYC interview slots per capita
are available B's OCI because lots of firms don't want to fly all the way across the country ITE to interview when they can get plenty of kids from the East Coast T-14.
Could you mass mail? Absolutely. Will it make your life harder that you can't line up 20-30 guaranteed interviews from your pick NYC firms across the V spectrum like you can at Penn? Absolutely.
For M you are going to have to dig around more but the basic consensus from what I have been reading is that they have been performing really inconsistently. Its a large school, its difficult for firms to get to AA, career services has been giving out some bad advice, they don't have as dedicated alums in NYC or as good of a reputation in NYC [the king of markets], etc. Penn middle 1/3 still has a shot at biglaw, M seems to be median or die.