fortissimo wrote: holydonkey wrote:
Um Michigan and Duke are tied for placement in prestigious firms in your link. How does tie mean Duke > Michigan, especially if Michigan has better overall placement?
Right...Only explanation is Alzheimer's? (He goes to Northwestern.) He also fails to ignore clerkship placement, which MV consistently do better in. This thread is getting pretty ridiculous though. Desert Fox considered ED-ing at Penn or Michigan but ended up at NU. I guess it's because he feels uncomfortable with people under 40, and Kronk (VoidSix) is now officially more "pernicious," as one of you put it, than UVA trolls, which is a pretty miraculous feat. At least they don't go on continuous hate tirades.
Me and Kronk are trolling (for fun, not school glory) UVA and UMich fanboys. It is because you guys are displaying some massive fanboism and logical reasoning flaws.
Go back and calculate this total placement percentage for 2007 and 2008. Duke and Northwestern do slightly better than UVA and Michigan. But all these schools are placing within 2-4% of each other, and which one leads varies.
Duke and NU place as good or better in prestigious firms, probably entirely based on their small class size.
So you guys are coming here and claiming UMich and UVa are objectively better schools based on placing 2% better than NU and 3% better than Duke. So how to you explain the data going the other way the last two years? Was Northwestern one of the best law schools in 2007 when 73% of its class in NLJ250 and UVa only placed 58? No.
So you either believe UVA and UMich suddenly because better law schools during the 1 year where the legal market got shook up? Or you are applying one data point extremely broadly.
If you want to say UVa and UMich are better than Northwestern because they placed 2% better, while Northwesterns #1 and #2 markets(Chi and NYC) were hit suddenly by recession go ahead. You are only making yourself look foolish.
Duke, Penn, Michigan, Boalt, Cornell, Northwestern, and Virgina are all peer schools and all roughly place the same percentage each year.