lawgeekgrl wrote:Just because one manager expressed that, it doesn't mean ALL firms feel the same way. Out of 25 UCI students that worked for firms during their 2L summer, 24 were offered SA positions. I personally spoke with a partner from a major firm with branches in the OC and LA, and he even said that his firm had to compete to hire UCI grads. Of course this could also have something to do with the fact that is a lot easier to place a class of 100 than 450.
If you'd like to speak great about UCH to help someone decide, try to do so without trying to put other schools down. At the end of the day, UCI is just another UC like Hastings. Sure, UCH has the decades of prestige and all, but UCI also has a lot to offer. Both schools are great. It will come down to personal preference. For me, the choice was very clear (UCI). Though I was honored to have been offered admission at Hastings.
i don't see how i'm putting a school down when i am simply relaying what i have heard first hand. uci is a fine institution in its own right and i really enjoyed undergrad there. that doesn't change the fact that firms inside the v100 probably have really high cutoffs for the school to get callbacks (though top 2% seemed ridiculous to me as well).