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NYU vs. GULC - LA/SF and NYC Biglaw

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:08 pm
by Anonymous User
Hi guys,

How are the two schools viewed in each regions for biglaw? Looking to practice long term in either market with whatever I land for 2L.

When accounting for the larger class size of GULC, placement seems very similar, with GULC having less success in the V10 market. Any thoughts? Thanks

Re: NYU vs. GULC - LA/SF and NYC Biglaw

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:15 pm
by t-14orbust
NYU wins on pretty much every category. Is Georgetown significantly cheaper?

Re: NYU vs. GULC - LA/SF and NYC Biglaw

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:39 pm
by Anonymous User
Similar cost (sticker, with NYC probably being slightly higher on COA)

Re: NYU vs. GULC - LA/SF and NYC Biglaw

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:40 pm
by t-14orbust
NYU hands down IMO

Re: NYU vs. GULC - LA/SF and NYC Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:24 am
by DolnaRay
Depends where you want to practise....

If New York, then NYC hands down. Also if you are gunning for entertainment law.

If elsewhere then GULC.

By the way what are your stats?

Re: NYU vs. GULC - LA/SF and NYC Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:57 am
by Mockingbird42
DolnaRay wrote:Depends where you want to practise....

If New York, then NYC hands down. Also if you are gunning for entertainment law.

If elsewhere then GULC.


This isn't true. Even in DC, firms have a lower GPA cut-off from NYU than GULC. (Data based on conversations between NYU & GULC kids at my internship preparing for OCI).

Re: NYU vs. GULC - LA/SF and NYC Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:48 am
by SmokeytheBear
Mockingbird42 wrote:
DolnaRay wrote:Depends where you want to practise....

If New York, then NYC hands down. Also if you are gunning for entertainment law.

If elsewhere then GULC.


This isn't true. Even in DC, firms have a lower GPA cut-off from NYU than GULC. (Data based on conversations between NYU & GULC kids at my internship preparing for OCI).


I think the point is that more firms in LA pull from GULC than from NYU. This could be self selection, as there are more students at NYU who want NYC than LA, but there are fare more GULC alum in LA than NYU alum (even adjusting for class size).

EDIT: *alums working in big law.

Re: NYU vs. GULC - LA/SF and NYC Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:07 am
by Generally
Pretty sure NYU would be better even for D.C. Also don't think GULC has as good of big law placement as any of the schools above it.

Re: NYU vs. GULC - LA/SF and NYC Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:31 pm
by Mockingbird42
SmokeytheBear wrote:
Mockingbird42 wrote:
This isn't true. Even in DC, firms have a lower GPA cut-off from NYU than GULC. (Data based on conversations between NYU & GULC kids at my internship preparing for OCI).


I think the point is that more firms in LA pull from GULC than from NYU. This could be self selection, as there are more students at NYU who want NYC than LA, but there are fare more GULC alum in LA than NYU alum (even adjusting for class size).

EDIT: *alums working in big law.


If you mean shear number of alumni in LA, you may be right. But that can be explained away by (1) larger class size or (2) city self-selection. The lower GPA floor at NYU means that objectively an NYU student has a better chance. I think its just a better variable for comparison.

Re: NYU vs. GULC - LA/SF and NYC Biglaw

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:07 pm
by SmokeytheBear
Mockingbird42 wrote:
SmokeytheBear wrote:
Mockingbird42 wrote:
This isn't true. Even in DC, firms have a lower GPA cut-off from NYU than GULC. (Data based on conversations between NYU & GULC kids at my internship preparing for OCI).


I think the point is that more firms in LA pull from GULC than from NYU. This could be self selection, as there are more students at NYU who want NYC than LA, but there are fare more GULC alum in LA than NYU alum (even adjusting for class size).

EDIT: *alums working in big law.


If you mean shear number of alumni in LA, you may be right. But that can be explained away by (1) larger class size or (2) city self-selection. The lower GPA floor at NYU means that objectively an NYU student has a better chance. I think its just a better variable for comparison.


Yes, that is what I said.