romothesavior wrote:I hate double posts, but you are dodgin' me man. Give me an answer.
Again, I am waiting to hear how:
1) The "vast majority" of your T14 class does not have a real job. Unless your definition of a real job is Wachtell or bust, this seems to fly in the face of... umm... reality.
2) The fact that most of your biglaw associate buddies will be out of biglaw in <6 years is big news. That's how big law works.
I actually applaud some of you for your scambusting work. But don't bash law schools for exaggerating statistics when you exaggerate just as badly on the other end and fail to cite any sort of evidence when you do so.
This will probably be my post here. The mods deleted my blog link on my posts but you can find it on my profile.
1) No, that's not my definition. Those of us who wanted to work for the government, a nonprofit, or a regional midlaw firm were affected by the problems in BigLaw because the hiring field for BigLaw became smaller. I refuse to believe that you are misunderstanding what I am saying. Instead you prefer to respond to me with acerbic silliness to prove yourself. A substantial portion of the student body had neither intention nor desire to work for Wachtell or any other BigLaw firms. This does not exonerate the schools' employment statistic creativity because even those students depend on those figures to the extent that they use it as a gauge for chances of employment in less lucrative fields.
2) I am happy that you understand how BigLaw operates. I wrote that for those that did not. We should not forget those associates who were brutally laid off or weeded out at many of these firms. They have lives and stories to tell. It is not particularly easy for them.