Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:kalvano wrote:
Also, all the people I know / have met from Baylor are desperate about employment. Not so at SMU.
Well this is mind-numblingly meaningless. Maybe Baylor people are simply more humble....? Maybe you don't know a statistically significant number of law students?
No Baylor person I have met in Dallas through internships and around town has a job, and all are very worried about the job market. There is not that same vibe at SMU. Take that for what it's worth, I never said it's gospel.
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:Ok I just looked at actual numbers. 74% of Baylor '10 grads found full-time employment in JD required jobs. Only 64% at SMU grads could say the same. Median salaries were similar.
Also SMU wouldn't stipulate how many jerbs were in law firms, super TTT.
For 2010, Baylor >>> SMU. Sorry if this injection of fact interferes with your unwarranted feelings of superiority.
Um, what? I looked at their sites. Your "actual numbers" are nowhere near what they are reporting. If anything, Baylor has the super-TTT lack of information.
SMU 2010 - 73% employed at graduation, 95% employed within 9 months.
Baylor 2010 - doesn't break it down by at graduation / 9 months after. They are reporting 91% employed.
The numbers for firm employment (you know, the info that SMU doesn't report, but somehow Google immediately found for me, on their website, oddly enough) are similar. A bit over 65% for both. The breakdown doesn't favor Baylor, though. SMU clearly wins for bigger firms that pay well:
SMU class of 2010:
28% in firms over 100
9% in mid-sized firms of 50-100
20% in firms of 11 – 50
40% in firms of 2-10
2% opened a solo practice.
Baylor class of 2010:
12.5% in firms over 100
6.82% into firms of 50-100
30.68% into firms 11-50
40.91% into firms 2-10
9% into solo practice
Salaries are NOT similar:
Baylor class of 2010 salaries - minimum of $30K and max of $160K with an average of $78K.
SMU class of 2010 salaries - Minimum and maximum are similar, but across all sectors, SMU has a median salary of $75K, but an average salary of $92,775.
SMU also places almost double into the generic "business" category.
So, without going more into it, you stand a much better chance of landing a higher-paying job at a firm of medium or large size (and about even at small firms) at SMU than you do from Baylor, and of making more money at graduation. Without having to live in Waco or put up with all the bullshit that Baylor puts you through.