BigZuck wrote:twinkletoes16 wrote:i'm like 30/70 right now on interviewing vs. just withdrawing. i've been to cornell and like it, but i feel cornell even with a full ride is riskier than USC/UCLA for those of us who are chasing CA BigLaw. I guess that's something I could ask in my interview, but it would clearly be biased.
I would take a full ride at Cornell over anything at UCLA/USC outside of the Rothman if I wanted to work in CA. I would also take a full ride at Cornell over anything at Berkeley less than at least a half ride if I wanted to work in CA. Dat BIG DEBT.
Also withdrawing because you can't be bothered to sit through a Skype interview is lunacy to me. I mean, why even waste the 20 bucks and apply if you're that disinterested in the school? If its an on campus interview that you have to do then that's different but in that case I would decline citing lack of funds and work commitment but I wouldn't withdraw.
+1. Give them 20minutes of your time and you may be pleasantly surprised with your outcome. I asked about Cornell's ability to get jobs in CA in the ask a law student forum and they seemed to believe it was just as strong as USC/UCLA. With that said, I personally have decided Cornell is worth 30k more in debt to me than USC/UCLA. But everyone is different and has to determine where there threshold is. (With that said, a focus in SoCal only where UsC/UcLa hold a lot of prestige, Cornell's Ivy League prestige doesn't really offer any extra value)