LST data by school (As discussed in other threads): --LinkRemoved--
LST on the ABA data:
The ABA has released Class of 2011 job outcome data for all domestic ABA-approved law schools. The data are far more granular than ever before. Law School Transparency has analyzed the data and made the school-specific data available on its website for easy comparison.
The ABA data shed considerable light on how poorly the 2011 graduates fared. We can now say with certainty that the employment picture is far worse than previously reported. Only 55.2% of all graduates were known to be employed in full-time, long-term legal jobs. A devastating 26.4% of all graduates were underemployed.
Law School Transparency’s executive director, Kyle McEntee, urged caution to students planning to enroll this fall. McEntee said, “Law school still costs way too much money compared to post-graduation employment outcomes. If you plan to debt-finance your education or use your hard-earned savings, seriously think twice about attending a law school without a steep discount. For the vast majority of prospective law students who have not received an extensive scholarship, it will make sense to wait for prices to drop.”
There has been some speculation that the class of 2011 may represent the bottom, though this view is grounded more in optimism than evidence. Rather, evidence points to a structural shift in legal employment, especially at the entry-level, that signals a new normal far below pre-recession levels. Technology, globalization, and law firm strategies are substantially changing our profession.
http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/20 ... -expected/
But we’re not going to change the entire perspective of a generation in one blog post. Instead, LST has a stat for the people who only want to think about the good things that can happen:
NALP statistics define large firms as shops with more than 500 attorneys.
[chart from LST that I can't link to directly]
Here, LST is saying that even if we reduce the definition of “large” down to firms with 100 people or more, it’s still extremely challenging to find a full-time job. Obviously, there are things that you can do besides working in a large firm. But if you want to go from owing a lot of money because of law school to earning a lot of money in a big firm, remember that it only happens to 10.7% of you.
http://abovethelaw.com/2012/06/aba-empl ... -expected/
Taxprof blog post using LST data:
He has a chart of the top 25 and bottom 25 schools that I can't link to directly. Remember how LST has defined full-time long-term jobs - it is a conservative measure so the "actual" numbers may be worse.
Schools ranked in the U.S. News Top 35 with the largest underperformance in the full-time long-term legal job rankings:
- 86: Boston University (26, 112)
- 82: U. Washington (20, 102)
- 80: Illinois (35, 115)
- 72: Indiana-Bloomington (26, 98)
- 68: Washington & Lee (24, 92)
- 60: William & Mary (35, 95)
- 54: UC-Davis (29, 83)
- 50: Fordham (29, 79)
- 51: Minnesota (19, 70)
- 49: Washington U. (23, 72)
- 41: UCLA (15, 56)
- 37: Georgetown (13, 50)
- 32: Notre Dame (22, 54)
- 22: USC (18, 40)
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog ... -only.html
Campos' discussion using American - second article
http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot. ... chive.html