bdubs wrote:NLJ 250 Stats
Year; NU; Penn -- Margin of placement
2007; 73.5%; 69% -- NU +4.5%
2008;62.9%;67.7% -- Penn +4.8%
2009;55.9%;50.8% -- NU +5.1%
2010;44.4%;53.3% -- Penn +8.9%
Over the past 4 years Penn and Northwestern have alternated spots in NLJ 250 placement.
I think the real reason that people think Penn has much better biglaw placement is that the very top NYC firms tend to recruit more heavily from Penn than from NU. Wachtell interviews and hires at Penn, but doesn't come to NU OCI.
If those are jobs that you don't care about and you would rather work in Chicago, come to NU.
Awesome post, thanks. Do you think the steady decline at NU over the past few years is something to worry about? Or the 11% drop from 09-10?