bl1nds1ght wrote:BigZuck wrote:bl1nds1ght wrote:zombie mcavoy wrote:Well going to one of these schools will close more doors than not. You'll graduate with limited legal prospects in the immediate region of either school (neither has any broad reach to speak of)
Go to Iowa if you want to live in that immediate region (meaning Iowa, not Minnesota, Wisconsin or Chicago) for a long time.
Regarding the above: http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/ ... tion/2013/
Only ~35% of Iowa grads stayed in the state after graduation and about 11% went to IL and another 10% went to MN. The geographical limitations of that school are not as grim as you're making them out to be.
Otherwise, I agree on all other points. BL + FC is about 20%, though.
Nothing says that 21% in IL and MN are working as lawyers. That could include people who moved back home to work at their local Starbucks and "JD advantage" folks.
Sure, definitely not going to disagree there.
I just wanted to point out that only 35% stay in Iowa. They're obviously not locked to that single state. And with 77% of Iowa grads in bar-required positions, it's not a stretch to imagine those leaving the state are likely to find actual law jobs at their destinations.
Fuck, Northwestern places 79% of its grads into bar-required positions. The only real difference here is that NU grads get significantly more BL jobs.
That is not at all an accurate or intellectually honest representation of Northwestern's job placement. NU is known specifically for taking a very large number of non-traditionals that go into the JDMBA program targeting non-JD-required positions in Fortune 500 companies. Comparing that to Iowa's JD-required placement is like comparing a rejected American Idol contestant to Michael Buble.