hayman wrote:Could GTown's placement power be diluted by the huge # of transfers? Perhaps those who are admitted as 1Ls do much better? More like DNC?
Pretty much impossible to tell; OCS doesn't granularize data by dividing between transfers and non-transfers. That said, though, original gulcers are likely to do much better just because biglaw is unlikely to pick Uc boulder or msu kids (top of the class or not) over kids with an actual class rank at a T14
I dunno, that's not what it sounds like from people who are actually in law school on these boards. I don't have any personal experience or knowledge one way or the other, however.
I think the idea is that the name of the school is only really important to employers in terms of the fact that they can say "we hired X HLS, Y CLS, and Z NYU grads." A top 10% person has shown that they can perform at a high level, and while they won't be looked at as favorably as someone who got that top 10% at CLS (or wherever), they will be looked at more favorably than median. This is because the employer gets name of fancy school whether it's from a transfer or not, and the top 10%er from T1 has demonstrated his chops more than medianbro at T14.
But numbered L's please correct me if I'm wrong.