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Northwestern ranked #1

Postby MURPH » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:34 pm

For those looking for a big law job after law school... --LinkRemoved--

With a more balanced review of what this means... ... -does.html

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Re: Northwestern ranked #1

Postby holydonkey » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:38 pm

Northwestern is in decline.

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Re: Northwestern ranked #1

Postby ruleser » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:39 pm

I think the second article is reaching - it is a good achievement for NU, and likely tied to the fact they are taking people with WE - it absolutely means something to an employer if you have significant prior WE as opposed to being green.

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Re: Northwestern ranked #1

Postby kinch » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:43 pm

I for one welcome our new Northwestern overlords.

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Re: Northwestern ranked #1

Postby dbt » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:49 pm

NU is a good school, but I really imagine this has something to do with NU's admissions policy. The majority of NU law students have some sort of real work experience, which I imagine is helpful when it comes to getting a job. That may not account for it all, but I really, really don't think someone should conclude from this data that NU is the best law school to go for if you want a biglaw job. That school is clearly Yale, despite the fact that Yale sends less than 50% directly into biglaw. Things are more nuanced than the data suggests.

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Re: Northwestern ranked #1

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:12 pm

No matter how you slice it, this is impressive for Northwestern and something all NU students (and 0L's) should be excited about. However, I also give a +1 to the following quote (from the 2nd link in the OP):

"If you revised this survey to include graduates who go into: 'NLJ top 250 firms, federal clerkships, and academic fellowship programs' (i.e., the three most prestigious paths, probably in reverse order), I promise you the list would look much different. "

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