guyonabuffalo wrote:SportsFan wrote:guinness1547 wrote:I'm curious about something. Northwestern's NLJ 250 placement was 51.43, while Cornell's was 44.27. But for firms with 101+ lawyers Cornell outperforms Northwestern 57.9% compared to 49.2%. What causes that kind of discrepancy?
NLJ has a lot of underreporting, and apparently Northwestern's NLJ percentage isn't computed properly (I read that somewhere on here, anyway).
Does this mean that the NLJ and the other stat (%grads sent to law firms with 101+ lawyers) are looking at the same thing? Does this also mean the non-NLJ stat is more accurate?
The NLJ and the % in 101+ were never looking at the same thing. The 101+ category includes more firms than the NLJ 250 for two reasons. First, because the NLJ 250 starts at more than 101 attorneys. Second, the NLJ does not include foreign firms.
I believe the non-NLJ stats are more accurate. The good thing about the NLJ figures is that they collected them from firms, rather than schools collecting from students and reporting to the ABA. If you don't think schools are lying to the ABA, then 100% go with the ABA numbers. (I am in this camp; it is incredibly unlikely that schools are lying to the ABA.)