keg411 wrote:I think the biggest problem is that no-offers weren't made by school. So a few data points here and there could have skewed some of these numbers. A disproportionate number of CLS and Penn students could have gotten no-offered in relation to Michigan/UVA students. Also, note that for the class of '10 (the current 3L's), Chicago students got more screwed with no-offers than New York students and Philly went down even further (at least from what I've heard anecdotally), so the numbers might look very different next year. '09 was the first year of deferrals/no-offers but the data will likely become clearer next year (when we see the full scope of no-offers) and the year after.
This is a good point. Maybe the data can be explained not just by a "New York got fucked the hardest" theory, but by a "New York got fucked the earliest" theory. The havens for Virginia/Michigan/GULC students may have responded to the economic crisis more slowly (meaning that the schools that feed NYC more heavily looked worse off when this data was collected, but that other schools were hit even harder as time went on)