XxSpyKEx wrote:traehekat wrote:XxSpyKEx - not positive, but those are numbers for 2L summer associate hires, right? That's a nice compilation there, definitely appreciate you taking the time to post it. I think the lesson to take from there, in regards to Iowa at least, is that during a good year, there seems to be room for a decent number of Iowa graduates in the Chicago biglaw market, but in a bad year, not so much.
I think I am leaning towards Wake Forest, at this point. A final decision can't be made until I visit, however. This may have to be done next weekend.
Yes, it is 2L summer associates (2008 2009 2010). Since I originally posted that I've been told that I was underestimating the competition for Chicago because I didn't include other t14s from the coasts that are moving inward to Chicago because it's brutal out in the coasts as well (such as DC, LA, etc). I guess I also didn't think of schools like Iowa. That is an awful lot of competition for 256 spots.
Yeah, Chicago is rough. By my count, you have all the schools in the city, like Chicago, Loyola, DePaul, Kent, and John Marshall. Then you have a lot of Big Ten schools like Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, OSU, and Indiana. Then you also have schools like Notre Dame and WUSTL. Then you also top schools like HYS and some other T14s heading into Chicago. So yeah, you have at least 15 schools or so competing for jobs in Chicago. Chicago is a big market, but it doesn't have infinite jobs.