romothesavior wrote:The most legitimate complaint about WUSTL that I hear on TLS is that our NLJ placement lags our ranking. IMO, if you want to say we're overrated, then that's a legit argument. However, I'll add two things to this: 1) we've never been much of a biglaw school, but our numbers have been trending upward relative to our peers over the past 5-10 years, and 2) we aren't the only school in the T20-30 that lags behind our NLJ placement, and the lag isn't even that great (+5). Like Attorney pointed out, plenty of our "peers" do even worse compared to their ranking, so why are we the school that gets singled out for this the most?
And if you want to criticize us for our things like our student body strength or giving out too much scholarship money, then... cool story bro?
If you can get good scholly money to go to WUSTL and it is a school that can help you accomplish your goals, consider going here. If you have cheaper/better options elsewhere, consider choosing those. Be realistic about your odds and your job prospects before coming here (or any other school for that matter). It is really as simple as that.
/thread, because it is kinda ridiculous that we've spent 5 pages on a topic that comes up over and over and over when there are plenty of other schools that we can say the same types of stuff about. Go piss on Emory or IUB or ND for a change.
Agree on your first point, and I think that definitely contributes to the anti-WUSTL trolling.
But dude, the OP asked a question and I think it's generated a pretty interesting discussion. Emory ("OCI bloodbath, incompetent career services"), IUB ("over-ranked TTT"), and ND (see Emory) get shit on a lot too. If you don't want to contribute to this discussion, no one's forcing you to be here.