« on: April 21, 2007, 08:00:22 PM »
Columbia if you can swing about $20k from them. UVa is arguably (along with Boalt) the worst T10 school for BIGLAW. That said, it still is an amazing school and you will get an amazing experience. If you really hate NYC and get offered money from Columbia, then still go to UVa, but your career options will be better coming from CLS - no doubt about that.
Placement? UVa allows pre-screening and Boalt's strength is more in PI. In any event, they are both great schools and being at the bottom of the T10 in terms of BIGLAW placement in nothing to be ashamed about. But UVa's class size, along with pre-screening, 25th percentile starting salary, and a crappy experience by XO'ers getting jobs at OCI last year at UVa lead me to believe it is at the bottom of the class for T10 schools.