rayiner wrote: dingbat wrote: KevinP wrote:
Not sure if this has been posted somewhere.
Yale C/O 2011;http://www.law.yale.edu/studentlife/employment_2011.htm
25 were in law school funded positions (although these positions probably differ in that the people in these positions have better options than many others in law school funded positions).
Thing is, a law school funded position isn't always as bad as it's made out to be.
I've seen arguments for and against and if it's a relatively large amount, one should be wary, but for a handful it's probably a good thing.
as an example, many schools offer short-term fellowships for while a person is studying for the bar, for work in a field that requires bar passage.
If the number is not outsized and the school is not too far down the rankings, it's probably best to ignore this category altogether, rather than to discount them as being unemployed
I disagree. Maybe Yale is different, but pre-ITE, schools had just a handful of people in law school-funded positions. Same is true for positions like business/industry and academia. U Chicago's placement into "academia" went from 0-3 pre-ITE, to 8 last year. I'm sure those extra 5 people were really in tenure track positions. The school's fellowship number went from 2 to 25.
I do think 10% is probably high.
To play devil's advocate, a much smaller number are getting biglaw ITE.
Presumably, a number are now going into PI, NGO, or whatever they can get their hands on.
Quite possibly, a number of these positions require bar passage before one can start
Reasonably, some of these will account for the short-term school funded positions.
Note: I still take the category witha grain of salt; I just don't assume they're all bad