romothesavior wrote:I'm saying that up until a few years ago, we weren't anywhere near the top 25 in NLJ placement. Yes, we still lag our USNWR rankings, and I think USNWR rankings are pretty useless. I just think that totally aside from USNWR, WUSTL has gotten better over the last decade or two (ask any WUSTL alum from the 80s or 90s and they'll agree), and I think some of the things our CSO is doing now will benefit students in the future. But these improvements are slow and incremental, so I don't think students should rely on them solely in making a decision.
Interesting. I have no real familiarity with WUSTL, so I'll take you at your word. Do WUSTL people think they can get to the UCLA/Vandy/Texas mini-tier? Or just continually be at the top of the 18-30 crowd?
I would think WUSTL is about as high up as it is going to get, especially in light of biglaw placement statistics.