Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

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Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby kehdrms » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:31 am

NW is #1, with 55.5% of its graduates hired at NLJ 250 firms
Last year, it was Columbia at 70.5%.. This year, the percentage for Columbia falls to 54.7%...
Something to help everyone choose schools this cycle

Here are some (personal) highlights
NW switches places with Columbia
Vandy at #11
USC > UCLA
BC > BU

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... OLS_REPORT

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby Reinhardt » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:45 am

That partner promotion one is pretty crazy. For such a small school, Stanford dominated. Interpretation 1: Stanford has a lot of talented but money crazed workaholics. Interpretation 2: Stanford grads go to small IP boutiques with great quality of life and awesome partnership chances.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:48 am

2007/2008 compared
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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:54 am

kehdrms wrote:NW is #1, with 55.5% of its graduates hired at NLJ 250 firms
Last year, it was Columbia at 70.5%.. This year, the percentage for Columbia falls to 54.7%...
Something to help everyone choose schools this cycle

Here are some (personal) highlights
NW switches places with Columbia
Vandy at #11
USC > UCLA
BC > BU

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... OLS_REPORT


Michigan and UVA weathered it really well, only dropping a small bit, and beating out NYU (who now has less than 50% NLJ250 placement). Honestly, never thought I'd see that. Vanderbilt topping schools like GULC, Cornell, and Penn was pretty startling too.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby Rand M. » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:18 am

msoftceo wrote:That partner promotion one is pretty crazy. For such a small school, Stanford dominated. Interpretation 1: Stanford has a lot of talented but money crazed workaholics. Interpretation 2: Stanford grads go to small IP boutiques with great quality of life and awesome partnership chances.


The Stanford thing is even more startling when you notice that the schools behind it 1. don't even come close and 2. are the mammoth schools that graduate 550 as opposed to Stanford's 175.

NYU: ouch; didn't make it to median?

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby nick637 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:21 am

This is great, thanks for the info

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby Rand M. » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:22 am

Is this generally expected to be the low point? Is this the final result of the bleeding, or could next year be even worse?

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby sven » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:35 am

Umm... I think that these rankings really make us focus on ridiculously tiny differences. The differences between Chicago, Virginia, Michigan, NYU, and Duke seem pretty negligible according to this graph.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby nick637 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:36 am

nice job temple

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby jerjon2 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:44 am

I'm surprised nobody has brought up how much work experience mattered this year. It let NW dominate.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby LvingLegend » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:52 am

YTTTale is at number 18.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby Blindmelon » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:07 am

Wow, thats pretty insane Vanderbilt.

Edit: crap, after this, the BC trolls are going to go nuts. Damnit.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby miamiman » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:37 am

People who are doing clerkships with NLJ 250 offers post-clerkship are not accounted for by this right?

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby holydonkey » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:04 am

Blindmelon wrote:Wow, thats pretty insane Vanderbilt.


+1

Vandy's percentages actually went up. Only one of the top 20 to do have more grads hired.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby booboo » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:19 am

Wow...

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:20 am

Thanks for posting that, OP.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby thickfreakness » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:31 am

Vandy's on the move in a big way. Small class size with a great CSO, they're movin' on up. T14 over Cornell soon.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby booboo » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:36 am

thickfreakness wrote:Vandy's on the move in a big way. Small class size with a great CSO, they're movin' on up. T14 over [strike]Cornell[/strike] Georgetown soon.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby miamiman » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:40 am

Someone want to analyze this?


(And are the 2010/2011 figures going to be miserable?)

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby Core » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:45 am

Wow. Scary to see Columbia and Chicago get hit so hard.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:46 am

miamiman wrote:Someone want to analyze this?

A good number of hiring partners who lurk this website have gotten confused with all the Penn = Penn State jokes and now conflate the two schools?

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby miamiman » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:50 am

My question: why are all of the schools at virtually the same %?

Core rightly points out that it used to be more stratified with cls and chicago leading the heard with roughly 70% at nlj. Are these %s more consistent with a gpa-based hiring system that makes it less relevant where you are at school w/in the t17 or so?

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby Flanker1067 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:58 am

I am very surprised that Penn was beat by Michigan and UVA pretty badly. Any theories on why this could be? Penn seems to be a monster in previous years.

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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby tram988 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:59 am

So now BC>BU in 2008 and 2009.. wooo


I also found the partner promotions interesting: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 2443757022 :)
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Re: Top schools hired by NLJ 250 firms in 2009!!!

Postby MC Southstar » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:08 am

Well, I'm fucked.




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