ScrabbleChamp wrote: beardown_tho wrote:
Jaymayne wrote:Response to AZ State @ 26:
First, I go to ASU so I may be biased; however, I visited ~a half dozen schools last year. Some that currently/formerly ranked higher and others ranked lower that accepted me. I went back and forth for months. Rank alone should not be the basis for anyone's decision. These jump around every year, and you have to weigh more factors than what's on a resume. Your scores will get you into law school, but (often) little of that matters once you're in the door.
With 1 being "completely inaccurate" and a 5 being "completely accurate," how would you characterize, on that 1-5 scale, ASU's claim that 98.2% of its graduates are employed 9 months after graduation?
The answer is 1. I really have no clue how ASU got away with reporting those numbers. If you go to the ASU website and look at the numbers, it is frightening. Of the 98% that were employed, only 79% were employed full-time, and another 12% were working in University-funded positions... So, in reality, they had around 67% of the class that had full-time employment not paid for by the school
... But they reported 98% and profited.
Article about the new information to be reported by law schools (see the linked statement):
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From the statement, (July 27, 2011):
"As to job data, the 2011 Annual Questionnaire will request from
law schools information on their graduates’ employment status,
employment types and employment locations. It will also request
additional and new information on whether a graduate’s
employment is long-term or short-term. Finally, it will ask how
many, if any, positions held by their graduates are funded by the
law school or university.
New data will also be collected in the spring of 2012 (soon after
February 15, 2012, the traditional nine-month-after-graduation
date), for the graduating class of 2011, including whether the
graduate’s job is part-time or full-time; whether the job requires
bar passage; whether a J.D. is preferred for the job; whether the
job is in another profession; and whether the job is a nonprofessional
one. Definitions for these categories will be developed
this coming fall. However, rather than wait until August 2012 to
collect these new data, our plan is to collect those data from the
schools soon after February 15, 2012 and display the data on our
website in the late spring/early summer."
Article from U.S. News (yesterday) about employment data and stating that next year they will use the more transparent data required from the ABA:
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Will be interesting to see what happens next year...