dukey wrote:OP...http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1
Seriously...those USNews private sector employment rankings are turd-infested. I mean...You're talking about 44% reporting for GT? and likewise, only 63% for Vandy? Those 9-month ranks don't mean a darn thing.
For clerking & PI disclosure, it gets even worse.
Believe me, you don't have to convince me that there are serious problems with grouping post-graduation outcomes by the type of employer in such broad categories without any disaggregation. However, the problems are not what you think they are. In 2009, GULC reported employment data about 99.3% of its graduates. Vandy 98.9%. For those in the private sector, GULC reported salary data about 69%. For Vandy it was 89%. The problem, as such, is not a lack of data but a lack of meaningful presentation of that data.
This is why the the NLJ 250 figures are illuminating for the top placing schools. Interestingly, I do not think they make the case for GULC + 60k + interest + marginal utility of 700/month extra in hand.
Looking at the trends in these numbers:
2005: both schools placed a shade over 40%. http://www.law.com/pdf/nlj/20080414empl ... trends.pdf
2007: Vandy, again just over 40% with about 41%. GULC with the advantage at about 48%. http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 7904889529
2008: Vandy with about 45% and GULC with 49%. http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 2428438260
2009: Vandy with 47% and GULC with 42% http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 2443758843
2010: Vandy with 30%. GULC with 37%. http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 2483173162
These are useful numbers. But if you see a clear winner based on these, I don't know what to say anymore.
Edit: it is worth re-emphasizing that I only brought up the 9 month rates to discredit an earlier claim that GULC outperforms "almost all other schools" using that metric. It had nothing to do with the Vandy vs. GULC debate and all to do with trying to put a dent into a perpetual flow of bad information and myths.