Entry Level Academia Placement in 2009

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Rand M.
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Re: Entry Level Academia Placement in 2009

Postby Rand M. » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:38 pm

The Brainalist wrote:There are better resources for this:

http://www.concurringopinions.com/archi ... iring.html

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/2 ... rsion.html

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I don't recall where I read it, but it was clear that Berkeley's placement was due to the students it accepts that already had PhD's coming in, rather than the raw placement power of the JD.


The second and third links just repeat the OP, but the first link is really useful. Thanks for that. I have never seen these sorts of numbers; they offer a completely new perspective for me.

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Re: Entry Level Academia Placement in 2009

Postby bluejayk » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:28 pm

very interesting, Brainalist, thanks.

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Re: Entry Level Academia Placement in 2009

Postby BlueCivic » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:41 pm

Rand M. wrote:
notanumber wrote:Mmmkay. Using total off-the-cuff numbers (appx. class size from Leiter's page) , I came up with the vague percentage of each school's graduating class that got an academic job last year:

Yale: 13%
Stanford: 6%
Harvard: 5%
Berkeley: 4%
Chicago: 3%
Michigan: 3%
Columbia: 3%
NYU: 2%
Minnesota: 1%
Georgetown: .5%

Disclaimer: I'm crap with numbers - this is for entertainment purposes only.


This is much more useful than the original raw numbers. Just the fact that Yale and Harvard are listed as TIED means that those numbers are not really worth all that much. Yale is clearly the dominant leader here, so any measure that has any other school in their class isn't all that worthwhile. I appreciate the OP's info and link, but this is probably better (even just roughly pounded out like this).


I'll just say that we also have to factor in self-selection. A lot more people (percentagewise) go to Yale wanting to become an academic than go to HLS wanting that. So just because a school places more academics in practice does not necessarily mean that it has stronger placing power for students who want it.

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Re: Entry Level Academia Placement in 2009

Postby BlueCivic » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:56 pm

And i'm not sure that professor was fake.

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Re: Entry Level Academia Placement in 2009

Postby fortissimo » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:20 am

Rand M. wrote:
The Brainalist wrote:There are better resources for this:

http://www.concurringopinions.com/archi ... iring.html

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/2 ... rsion.html

--LinkRemoved--

I don't recall where I read it, but it was clear that Berkeley's placement was due to the students it accepts that already had PhD's coming in, rather than the raw placement power of the JD.


The second and third links just repeat the OP, but the first link is really useful. Thanks for that. I have never seen these sorts of numbers; they offer a completely new perspective for me.

Cornell? WTF Happened? Twice? 0 for 22?


Weird...




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