NYAssociate wrote:At work so can't do detail explanation. Roughy, nlj250 isn't biglaw. Fails to account for nyu's placement into clerkships (crappy as it may be, still better than penns) and public interest. There's more, but am at work. Also, no biglaw hiring partner will dig as deeply into Penn as into nyu. Penn and nyu are widely regarded as being in diff tiers. None of this is contro.
Very true, and I think (or hope) most people would recognize that. I mean, no one here would say NW is better than Yale with a straight face, and the reasons you gave are exactly why. But NLJ is still very useful for gleaning information about schools' placement.
Someone (I believe Nightrunner?) made a chart comparing clerkship + biglaw statistics. That was really helpful.