sinfiery wrote:Even with NYUs 17% increase in biglaw, their school funded rate seems to be the same. I wish we had historical data for all these data points.
I've seen employment data for the T14 collected back to at least C/O 08, and maybe even 07 on TLS before, though I wouldn't even know what thread to go in to find it. Its pretty depressing to see the employment bar graphs just fall off a cliff during the recession.
On a similar note, ITE I think the bottom ~10-15% of every T14 class (outside of HYS) is gonna be screwed when looking for "desirable" employment because A3 clerkships are out, and they'll be below GPA cutoffs for most firms. Obviously I don't really have any hard data to support this, but if you look at the "underemployment" charts, the lowest schools (SLS, CLS, Penn) are all at about 15-16% with a bunch of others in the 20-25% range. Before the recession, my understanding is basically everyone who wanted biglaw could get it. ITE, even at the best schools, my theory/guess is that while the top 1/3 of the class is still secure and median may do ok, its the bottom 10-15% of every T14 class thats pretty much screwed, and who knows if that'll change any time soon when there are still a lot of median kids without "desirable" employment.