Desert Fox wrote:1) Vault is a pretty bad indicator. It's mostly about NYC based corporate work
2) Even if was, the last V100 isn't 100 times less prestigious than WLRK.
1) Agree that Vault is not a great indicator. Disagree that it's all about NYC Corporate, or that it's irrelevant, especially at these schools, and especially when we have almost no other means of comparing schools along a metric that almost everyone agrees exists and uses to a greater or lesser extent (prestige). Also, after V10, the focus on NYC corporate is way diminished. And I think this criticism is also mooted since no school that I can think of has a practice area focus (all these schools can get you into corp, lit, tax, etc., and that's what these firms do), and also the schools that don't have a regional focus on NYC (Georgetown and Berkeley) score almost comparably to NYU/Columbia. Cornell, Penn, UVA, not so much, even though theoretically at least many of those graduates are shooting for NYC or DC.
2) Fair enough. I also tried it according to "bands" but that introduced a level of my own judgment that I couldn't back up. This was an easy heuristic, and... well, I also thought it was nice inasmuch as it would give directional indicators of placement quality, which I think it does, and, as above, in a remarkably geography-neutral way (except, admittedly, for strong niche practices).