Take for example UConn- only 59% of the last class with data (2015) work as lawyers. That means 41%!!!!!! DO NOT WORK AS LAWYERS (not by their own choice, because why go to law school then). You have a general coin flip chance at ever being a lawyer. So only half the class is working as lawyers, fighting for those 50k jobs. Only the top 5% or so even has a shot at a better outcome. So its not a matter of being at the bottom of the class. Its a matter of luck, curve, and hoping there is ANY legal job.
I was under the impression that it's always best to use the most recent data? 2016 for UConn is out, LST just hasn't updated it. It's 71% employment. Meaning 30% not working as lawyers is definitely sub par and not ideal at all, but to label UConn as a coin flip chance doesn't seem quite right.