Veyron wrote:^ Dood, pre ITE samples don't count. Pre ITE top 15 percent from ASU would set you up nicely for immediate 6 figures and top 30% had a good crack as 75-90K starting. Hell, pre ITE the Valley had a lawyer SHORTAGE. Now only 40 biglaw 2L SA positions remain in the city. The recent grads had a very different experience than you likely will. Pre ITE I'd be first in line to be a fucking Sun Devil. You can't live in the past and the recovery will not be fast enough to restore 2007 conditions for 0Ls. We will not have another lawyer shortage for many years to come since AZ's recovery is lagging the nation.
Thanks for all the helpful info ITT, Veyron. I've heard the extremely small number of 2009 2L SA positions thrown around a few times, and 30-50 is usually what I hear. How did you calculate your number? I know 2L OCI didn't go too well here this year and 1L OCI was nearly nonexistent (which is another matter entirely).
FWIW: no question PHX legal market is suffering right now. Director of career services didn't seem too optimistic about 2010 OCI either when we last spoke