Where do people get their statistics from? I looked on their websites and American's last info was from 2008, no salary info but 48% got jobs with firms and 66% of those that got jobs with firms worked in large firms... so ----> 31.6% big law (in 2008 mind you).
GW, ditto for 2008 data, just has that 65% worked in firms no breakdown. You might be right about this one if you assume GW puts just as many people in large firms as AU... thats kinda doubtful.
And because I'm a Mason lover -- George Mason had theirs for 2009 posted. 42% for firms Average Salary for firms $124,190 Median Salary for firms $145,000. With the average and median I'd say most worked for large and medium firms.
Granted, from what I understand it is probably lower in the current legal job market but what I found isn't really inline with what everyone was saying. I agree that American and GM don't provide the best employment opportunities right now but people shouldn't just guess up statistics to prove their point.
You can check if you like:http://www.law.gmu.edu/assets/files/car ... 9_3_10.pdfhttp://www.law.gwu.edu/Careers/prospect ... stics.aspxhttp://www.wcl.american.edu/career/docu ... s.pdf?rd=1