Sinra wrote:bilbobaggins wrote:profizzle wrote:Lolwut. Idk what OCI stats your looking at brother, but median at Boalt is NOT secure for LA biglaw ITE. Boalt barely placed 50% in BigLaw total in OCI 2007 (see 2009 NLJ 250 numbers) and that was before ITE, dawg. Closer to 30-40% now, Bro Montana. I love Berkeley but your statements simply aren't true, mango.
This is a very common logical fallacy that appears on TLS over and over again. Simply because a school places x% in Biglaw does not mean that only the top x% of a class can find employment in Biglaw. There are many reasons why this is poor reasoning, here are a few:
a) Many people in the top 50% of a given class at Boalt choose not to go Biglaw.
b) Many people at Boalt choose to go to market or near-market boutique firms that don't show up as Biglaw/NLJ 250.
c) A moderate amount of people who are below median get Biglaw jobs due to market selection and performance at interviews.
Also, the weird slang isn't very funny.
Not to mention that the same report these posters keep referencing show that the difference between Boalt and NYU is 0.1%. It's ludicrous that it keeps being regurgitated as a negative fact regarding Boalt Biglaw placement.
http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/law%20sc ... page12.pdf
Thanks for all your thoughts, everyone.
+10000000000000 to the bolded.
I really don't understand the obsession with a less than 6% difference between Boalt and the number one school, Northwestern (and the other varying, tiny differences among the rest). I think it's the anti-hippie vibe around here, haha.