1. define prestigious
2. define biglaw
3. UT has considerably less of a national reach than lower T14, but not so much so that it is debilitating. More like you won't have the competitive edge based solely on the degree.
1. should have used the word competitive, state supreme court or federal district or circuit (someone who likely had an opportunity to work for a large firm)
2. medium to large sized firm that pays close to market rate (somewhere around 140k+, prior to recent salary cuts)
3. yes, but students who go to work for a large firm in nyc probably have the grades to also work at a large firm in texas
I'm looking for a rough idea what percentage of the class gets good paying (see above if you need a definition) jobs out of school. I am estimating that people who take competitive clerkships and those who go to large law firms out of state probably could have obtained positions with large firms in Texas.