zot1 wrote:krads153 wrote:Biglaw1990 wrote:Roundhill wrote:0L here, will the ATL rankings come out after these numbers are released?
Most likely. I like ATL's rankings much better. 40% of US News' rankings are ratings by lawyers and judges, which makes the rankings much less reliable.
Where Yale is #5? Lol. You guys realize that's not how law firms view these schools right (in terms of how much of the class they are willing to recruit)? Recruiting is more similar to USNews.
I'm sure everyone who went to Yale law could do biglaw or a clerkship if they wanted to....but obviously people who have options wouldn't choose the former.
I agree with this, which is why I care more about the bar passage required positions rate than the amount of people in biglaw.
Yep - that's more important. I'm in biglaw and I'm mad jealous of my friends who went straight into fed gov or in house jobs straight out. A lot of these jobs are a lot more competitive to get numbers wise but aren't even looked at by TLS or ATL. Also, I knew kids who were order of the coif at my T-14 who just did Skadden fellowships and went straight into PI. Most trust fund kids also don't do biglaw and do PI straight out because WTF would anyone kill themselves working biglaw to make 200k a year when they are actually rich.