TMC116 wrote: jcdjgd wrote:
westinghouse60 wrote:I'll keep that in mind, but it seems like given equal ties and grades, Duke should have a substanital edge for Charlotte over Vandy?
substantial is definitely an overstatement. it will probably give you more room to breath, but Vandy is right up there too, especially if you want law/biglaw in the south.
If I remember correctly, Duke places roughly 37% of its class in biglaw, Vandy is about 22%. Obviously that isn't location specific. But with respect to biglaw jobs and placemt overall it's a huuuuge difference
EDIT: Duke actually placed just over 40% of grads in NLJ250 firms for 2011, Vandy 22%
If you have really strong ties and are top of your class at Duke, you will of course be able to get whatever you want (including Charlotte). However, Duke's substantial edge is in the major markets (NYC, DC), not as much in most of the southern markets as far as I can tell.
Also, Duke has placed about 55% of its class into the V100 the last two summers. NLJ250 numbers are lower because people take Art. III clerkships. Realistically, about 60-70% of Duke's class gets really good jobs (V100 + Art. III Clerkships).