im_blue wrote:I'd say that in general, top 10% at IU has maybe a 50/50 chance at Chicago biglaw, but your WE and URM boost will probably get you in.
My experience in 2001 (obviously things are different now, although the average credentials at IU are quite a bit better than when I was there).
Stats for IU:
Mayer Brown -- grade snobs, pretty much 5% will get in
Sidley -- top 10%
Kirkland -- tough to say. Top 10%, but they were known for taking top 25% with "cool" stuff on your resume, like ex-military
Other Chicago Biglaw -- Typically top 20% would get you an interview, but certainly top 10% is better.
This is for white male. If you are not a white male, then the more you deviate from that the more likely you are to get an interview with numbers less than those above.
Incidentally, I spent 2 years at Mayer Brown straight out of IU before shotgunning out to Biglaw on the east coast.