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Cornell's median salary

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:36 pm
by FutureLS10
Is it really the case that Cornell grads at the median get $160,000?

Re: Cornell's median salary

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:40 pm
by jtemp320
I think you aren't understanding how they are using the world median...

Is it true that the median salary for grads in private practice is 160k? Sure but that dosen't mean nearly as much as you think.

Is it true that graduates AT median are making 160k...well, a few of them- but I think its safe to say many if not most are not...

Re: Cornell's median salary

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:43 pm
by SherlockHolmes
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Re: Cornell's median salary

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:43 pm
by showNprove
ITE, assuming about 10% clerk, I'd say under 40% are making $160k. That's just based off the stats readily available on the internet. A Cornellian would likely know better.

Re: Cornell's median salary

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:46 pm
by rman1201
No.
According to your logic, median grads at BLS can expect $120k.

Re: Cornell's median salary

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:22 pm
by retake
Median salaries mean nothing. Retake and ED to Harvard ftw.

Re: Cornell's median salary

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:27 pm
by Verity
jtemp320 wrote:Sure but that dosen't mean nearly as much as you think.


Mean being the operative word. For once, I'd like a school to just straightforwardly take all of the salaries, add them up, and divide them by the number of students (not including the unemployed, the amount and percentage of which they should disclose). Every damn LS out there spins their employment stats. It's really sickening, especially since lawyers are supposed to have such high ethical standards.

Re: Cornell's median salary

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:28 pm
by MrPapagiorgio
jtemp320 wrote:I think you aren't understanding how they are using the world median...

Is it true that the median salary for grads in private practice is 160k? Sure but that dosen't mean nearly as much as you think.

Is it true that graduates AT median are making 160k...well, a few of them- but I think its safe to say many if not most are not...


This. It's not grads at the median of the class, its the median salary of the grads, which must always be taken with a grain of salt.