No I don't have to admit that because it is not true.
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote: RELIC wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Interesting to see Mich with such a high public servie score at %16. (compared to a schools like Penn with 5.2% or Duke with 9.3%)
You have to imagine a good deal of those folks could have gotten big-law.
Perhaps this helps validate some of the thought that self selection has played into their lower placement numbers?
The bolded is not necessarily true.
a great deal (50+% of them) is not necessarily true. a good deal (say, 20-40%) is a pretty solid assumption. You at least have to admit Michigan's Biglaw/clerkship number would be a few points higher if there weren't, comparatively, so many more people set on PI.
Remember if we went on Biglaw numbers alone, Yale would be like 10 and Penn would be 1.
Michigan has shitty job placement because they have no home market. They have had shitty placement for the last couple years so it is not just a one year blip.
Also, did you look at that list of employers that their recent grads went to that they published last year? It was a joke. Some of these PI graduates were going to organizations that weren't even in the legal field or organizations that had less than 5 people working there.
Bottom Line: the job prospect for Michigan grads are much worse than its T10 peers.
It may not be true, but then again, what you say does nothing to invalidate it.
The fact that a number of people in PI went to smaller orgs does not discredit the fact that out of the 60 or so people that went into PI, a good deal of them went into competitive PI work, and further does nothing to invalidate the fact that this contingent is inarguable larger, percentage wise, than other schools with lower public service numbers as their ranks are peppered with a similar mixed bag of PI employment outcomes.
Also, this "No home market" idea is a fallacy. Is Duke's home market Durham? No. Not even DC. NYC is the biggest target.
Mich has been placing lower. There is no arguing this. But I think to brush off the enormous public service number that readily is brash. And to reduce it to something as simple as no home market is oversimplifying, though the fact that it is more complex arguably makes Michigan an even more frightening place to attend.
But then again thats just like, my opinion, man.