I am a Vanderbilt 3L. This is an alt I made for posting this data. I don't want to be "that guy" for posting this. Admitted students all got this packet, so this isn't really a leak, but it is in a better format.
So how bad was the recession for Vanderbilt?
So I got the packet of where class of 2010 (OCI 2008) got jobs from Vandy. Did some math. 191 reporting where they got jerbs. 97% of the class reporting. So like 197ish grads.
Recall that as per http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=108528, Vandy had about 55% NLJ250 plus Article III. (OCI 2007, before the crash)
For 2010 grads, that number was 39% (10% Article III, 29% NLJ250) (This assumes that the firms listed were not contract atty. positions. This is a decent assumption)
Most popular destinations? TN (35, all in Nashville), DC (23), NY (22), CA (10), IL (10)
Other jobs of note?
- PI and govt.: FDA, 1st Amendment Center, House Judiciary Committee, NPR Office of General Counsel, Natl. Endowment for the Arts, DOE, Dept. of Health & Human Serv., Homeland Sec. (2), State Dept, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Brooklyn DA, Amnesty Intl., ACLU, Green Strategies, World Wildlife Fund, IRS
- Various regional midlaw and smaller firms (lots of people want to stay down South, where there are not a lot of true biglaw firms)
- Goldman ($5 says it’s private wealth management)
So what is the takeaway?
Consensus here is that it’s gotten better, with 2009 OCI better than 2008, and 2010 better than 2009. By how much, we don’t know, but noticeably so. This data doesn’t seem out of the ordinary, especially compared to the Cornell data that got leaked on ATL. Most importantly, you probably won’t be unemployed from Vandy, but I would probably not pay sticker.
tkgarrett wrote:Umm this is really deceptive.. A good lot of the non-NLJ 250 jobs are at regional firms that start salaries near or above six figures
tkgarrett wrote:the jobs thread does a major disservice to schools like Vandy that place a lot of people in high-pay non-NLJ 250 firms. This format is not really representative of overall job prospects from Vandy.