Rock Chalk wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:You realize New England is a region right - aka a lot of states? 40% stay in the state 10 or so % go to RI, MA, NH, etc. In New England, there isn't much competition other than BC and whatever T14s want to stick around. The other 50% are split between NYC (bout 30%), DC (bout 10%) and CA (bout 10%) - with fluctuations and some ending up at firms in Chicago etc.
That's the breakdown that NALP gives, but I think it's fair to assume that, in the case of BU, New England should be taken as Boston. As for your other numbers, NYC is 20% maximum (since their entire Mid Atlantic output is 20% total) and DC is probably about right, (no higher than the 14% sent to the South Atlantic, of which DC is a part). You've overestimated CA placement though - real number is 4% maximum, per the NALP
Is this the most recent? I'm guessing because of the economy, BU had to fall back on its home market where its strongest - I haven't looked at the new NALP data yet - when I applied it was only 40% in MA - makes sense that less go to NYC now being that NYC as a market is a shit show.
Also assuming New England is Boston for BU? Thats like saying assume the South is Tennessee for Vanderbilt. Theres more than 1 market in New England - and the competition in New England aside from the biggies (H/Y) and BC, its is really nill. Yes, theres not a lot of biglaw floating around RI/NH, etc, but we have lot of people who become PDs/DAs in NE as well as clerk for state supreme for MA on up.
The only other schools in New England other than BC/BU are like Roger Williams, Q-Pac and UConn, which I can say very confidently, BC/BU trounces even in their home market.