Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote: guybourdin wrote: SweetTort wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:I've been doing a lot of research about this, but curious about what current applicants think: how realistic do you think attending WUSTL is with the intention to end up in NYC? Especially if we grew up/went to college there?
It seems like top third is needed to have a reasonable shot ay biglaw. Pulling these numbers out of my ass, but maybe top 1/4 or 1/5 for a specific, non-Chicago market like NYC?
I may be pulling this out of my ass, but I would think NYC would be easier to get than Chicago from WUSTL - wustl isn't in Chicago, and Chicago has 2 t14s, Illinois, (and ND), and all the natives who went to other t14s coming home. According to LST 14% of grads went to NY and less than 8.1% to IL.
I think so too, although the LST might be self-selecting since most people might prefer going to NYC than Chicago. It would be interesting to know how many people who wanted NYC got NYC and how many people who actually wanted Chicago, ended up there
Everything I have heard has said that in order to get Chicago from WUSTL you should either be from Chicago or be exceptional. So, I guess what I mean is, I would think someone from, say, Miami who is top 25% and on a secondary journal is going to have an easier go in NYC than Chi. Not saying they get NYC, but saying they don't seem likely to get Chicago. Right?
BTW, I am definitely well into talking-out-of-my-ass territory here, obviously.