Is the ABA data on the LSAC website accurate? It says that 70% of the 90% that are employed are employed in law firms. So, 63% are employed in law firms. That is a bit higher than the predicted 15-20%. Are these statistics manipulated?
The stats are misleading. Those could be part-time jobs, temporary jobs, doc review jobs, paralegal or legal secretary jobs. To really know how well their students are doing, you'd need to know how many of those jobs are bar passage required, permanent and full-time.
The data for the class of 2010 from the Campbell site says that the top salary ANYONE made was $83k, and the average is around $55k. And that's with only 36% of the class reporting salary (hint: people making good salary do not 'forget' to report it).
Think about this: Northwestern, which publishes some of the most detailed and transparent employment data of all the schools, reports 62% of their
grads working in private firms. Do you really think Campbell is matching that? Of course not.
Would you be ok working part-time, doing document review on a year-long contract, or being a paralegal? Or at that point would you just go back to your pre-law school career or housewifing? Would you consider the 3 years, current salary lost, and tuition money spent worth the experience just to get the JD to hang on your wall? That's not an invalid position; it's just not one that most people hold.
I'm not saying UNC is a super great idea either, understand. It's a lot of money for really not THAT much better shot at a job. I'm just trying to get you to understand how badly schools like Campbell place.