« on: July 28, 2008, 04:48:31 PM »
The whole "regional school" crap is blown out of proportion. If you are at a T1 and you have a connection to a region (ideally you grew up there, your parents live there, or some huge connection) you shouldn't have a problem working in that region even if your school is elsewhere. Look at the websites of firm's you are looking to work at and see if anybody went to school at Wisconsin (for the NYC firms). Chances are you will see a few sprinkled in. Also keep in mind self-selection bias (most students at UW grew up in WI, and plan on remaining in WI post graduation). The book Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of your Dreams has a chapter on out-of-region job searches, so check your library (or purchase the newest version, which is the one that includes that chapter) and read up on it. Given that, I'd recommend UW cuz your experience will be far superior.