lebroniousjames wrote:*assumption "BigLaw=NLJ250
T20 schools like BC/BU/GW/Fordham placed +30% in BigLaw in 2009. After that the drop off becomes fairly steep, but I don't think a "10% or bust" generalization fits for certain T20 schools. That figure is probably more accurate in the 40-60 range
Yeah and Vandy was at 47%, USC 41%, UCLA 36% (link). But as someone pointed out to me in another thread, the Class of 2009 interviewed for summer associate positions in 2007, and those SA's received their offers in 2008. Since then, big firms have slashed their SA slots and laid off a bunch of lawyers. It's anyone's guess as to what T20 Biglaw placement looks like right now percentage-wise, but I think we can safely assume things have taken a sharp turn for the worse. I certainly hope "top-10% or bust" is an exaggeration, but ITE I wouldn't be completely surprised if it's not.
Also, echoing mallard, BC/BU/Fordham are not T20, for what it's worth (ITE, probably not much).