I've had the same thoughts re: staying here and being at the top. However, here's my concern at my school. The reputation is clearly not great. There are only about 4 BigLaw firms that interview here. Further, there are only about 30 firms that do OCI here at all. Kent, according to NALP, has about 80 firms that interview, including nearly all of the BigLaw players.
After some advice I've received on here, I'm pondering a shot at GULC. The thing is, I LOVE Chicago. I've only been here a year, and I'm not sure I want to leave the city. I've never been to D.C. I don't have a car (and don't really want one). I'm not sure what it would be like to move out there. Why wife is actually surprisingly supportive of the idea, so it *might* be doable. I'm just very hesitant to pick up and move to D.C. Thoughts?