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Is Northwestern a regional school?

Is Northwestern a regional school?
« on: January 11, 2008, 08:25:03 PM »
I know it's a great school and all, but I haven't heard anything anecdotally about people leaving chicago. Anyone know how often they do? Seems like an awesome program with the emphasis on WE, but is it a good bet if you don't want to stay in the midwest?

Re: Is Northwestern a regional school?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 08:39:18 PM »
Here's what you need.
It is definitely a national school.
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/ciolli.php

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Re: Is Northwestern a regional school?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 08:49:54 PM »
Here's what you need.
It is definitely a national school.
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/ciolli.php

What is the standard this uses to distinguish national from regional?

Re: Is Northwestern a regional school?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 08:51:51 PM »
my interviewer (I interviewed off-campus in SF) said it was pretty easy to land a job in CA, especially since she had ties to the area. She mentioned that there are less NU grads out here, which can work in your favor (i.e. you're not competing with hundreds of other GULC grads to stay in DC, for example).


Re: Is Northwestern a regional school?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008, 09:09:25 PM »
my interviewer (I interviewed off-campus in SF) said it was pretty easy to land a job in CA, especially since she had ties to the area. She mentioned that there are less NU grads out here, which can work in your favor (i.e. you're not competing with hundreds of other GULC grads to stay in DC, for example).

Why would this be in your favor?  There are still hundreds of Boalt and UCLA and Stanford grads.

I know that firms like pedigree diversity, but why?

Marketing.

Re: Is Northwestern a regional school?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008, 09:12:46 PM »
Yeah exactly. School names are marketing for firms. Better to have Northwestern + Boalt + Stanford than Boalt x3.

Re: Is Northwestern a regional school?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008, 09:28:46 PM »
my interviewer (I interviewed off-campus in SF) said it was pretty easy to land a job in CA, especially since she had ties to the area. She mentioned that there are less NU grads out here, which can work in your favor (i.e. you're not competing with hundreds of other GULC grads to stay in DC, for example).

Why would this be in your favor?  There are still hundreds of Boalt and UCLA and Stanford grads.

I know that firms like pedigree diversity, but why?

Marketing.

exactly.

Re: Is Northwestern a regional school?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2008, 10:40:06 PM »
From Northwestern you can go anywhere in the country especially if you are looking for big law or clerkships.  I have never met a student who wasn't able to find a quality firm job in the city of their choice.  NYC, DC, SF, LA are all very easy to get to.