« on: May 06, 2006, 07:48:03 AM »
I disagree with everyone else. The whole point of the NATIONAL schools is that their degrees take you anywhere. So if you go to either Berk or Michigan you could work in the Northeast. Statistically less people work at the firms in NYC than a Columbia or Harvard but that is because more people work closer to where they went to school.
I work at a top 5 firm in NYC and have spoken to lawyers who went to Berkeley(because that is where I am going) and they say the firm actually tries really hard to get Berkeley stuents but a lot of them want to stay in California so they only can get three or four a year. The same goes with Michigan. You would be fine in NYC/Boston coming from those schools. Much better than from BC. Look at the salary range and employment rates listed on Usnews. Only 71 percent employed at graduation at BC (compared to a 97/96 percent rate for the top schools) thats a significant difference. Also, all the top schools the range is 125-125( whether thats manipulated or not is another question) while BCs is like 80-125, which means where you place in the class plays a SIGNIFICANT difference in where you work.
Now money always changes the equation. But I would avoid choosing BC over Michigan or Berkeley because you think you would place better in the Northeast. I bet you a Michigan Student or a Berkeley student would have an easier time than all but the TOP BC students.