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But would UT ultimately provide more options in the rest of the country - say DC or Philly? Note that I live in NYC now, but I want to leave for the long term.
Outside of NYC, I have strong ties to Southern California, DC, and PA. I also have the Columbia alumni network from undergrad.
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All of these schools are regional, though. Good grades at any will give you access to NYC (and maybe some DC firms), but without ties and grades, these schools will keep you relatively close to their home bases. The only time you start to see a real difference in national reach is with T13 schools. I would also caution you to not rely too much on your undergraduate network. Those contacts might give you an "in" with some jobs (as in a point of contact, not a guaranteed hire), but not enough to overcome the hiring protocols for biglaw or federal government work.
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I don't think that being a Columbia UG grad will make a difference in terms of legal hiring.
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