« on: March 05, 2008, 10:56:25 PM »
It's amazing to me how many people want to act like they know more than a guy who gets his information from a reputable source. You haven't even been to law school yet and you know all about how these firms recruit. Give me a break. Learn that you don't have to argue about everything. Recruiting from top 25% doesn't mean they hire every single student in the top 25%. I had a senior partner at a large firm in Houston tell me they recruit from top half of Texas, top 1/3 of UH, and top 1/3 of SMU. Now if they hired every single student that they were "recruiting" their associate class would be bigger than the firm. Think a little bit more before you just argue to argue.
1) How is an anonymous posters anecdote from his uncle more reputable than an analysis using empirical data?
2) Although it is more likely that they go into the top 25%, local BigLaw can go deeper into SMU and UH because there are more BigLaw associate positions in Texas than there are in Florida. Not to mention the fact that Texas doesn't face the influx of non-local lawyers who are attracted to the Sunshine state, thus further flooding the market.