wons wrote:rickgrimes69 wrote:wons wrote:Dukes placement into top Biglaw is not that good. I checked a couple of the top firms (S&C and DPW) as a back of the envelope check, and they had about 8 times as many CLS alumni associates as Duke alumni. Even adjusting for class size, that's a massive difference.
Oh well if you performed a back of the envelope check then I'm sure you are right
And we all know if you don't get hired at a V5 then law school was basically pointless
No one is arguing that law school is "pointless" other than you, Pancho. The point is that your expected future earnings are much higher if you start at a V5 than a firm lower down on the totem pole
lol do you actually believe this?
I'm sure many, even most folks at Duke get Biglaw, and that's great, but pretending that a ob pushing paper in BigCharlotteLaw is the same as a spot n the Simpson Thacher M&A group grossly distorts reality and will lead people to leave value on the table by foregoing acceptances at better schools for marginally lower tuition.
Geez dude don't forget to wear your Simpson Thacher shoulderbag with the Simpson Thacher logo facing outward
BigCharlotteLaw would actually be pretty sweet bc $145k there is like royalty but it turns out those jobs are actually really hard to get. Tons of people gun hard for BigCharlotteLaw or BigTexasLaw or whatever and have no interest in NYC. Less than a quarter of Duke's class even goes there. I'm not saying (nor did I ever say) that Duke's placement power equals CLS, it doesn't - but it's not ~$80k (plus interest) better, and certainly not for DC.