RVP11 wrote:The Brainalist wrote:twistedwrister wrote:Yale's employment data from 2007-2009: http://www.law.yale.edu/studentlife/cdoprospectivestudentstats.htm
2007: 41% clerkships, 3.2% academia
2008: 35% clerkships, 2.6% academia
2009: 30% clerkships, 0.5% academia
This kind of variance from year to year really highlights how bad it is to combine two different years of data as the OP did. This thread needs to die, and someone (not me) needs to do another thread using only info from the same years.
Variance from year to year is exactly why you combine stats from different years.
No, it makes the data meaningless. If you want to trend over time, you should do this for each year.