Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Boalt student taking questions about Boalt, law school in general, work, etc« on: May 19, 2008, 01:42:19 PM »
Quick question about placement-
You mentioned that it was harder for a boalt grad to get a firm job in the bay area than in nyc. I was wondering if you might know how well one needs to do at Boalt, as opposed to say, Columbia or Chicago, to get a job in the bay working for a prestigious firm such as MoFo or the like?
The reason why it's hard is not b/c of a lack of prestige. There just aren't that many biglaw SF jobs in comparison to NY or LA. A lot of the offices tend to be smaller size. That's what makes it a tight market.
Of course, if you're into IP and looking at Silicon Valley, it's not hard at all to get a job.