Desert Fox wrote:2009 is an unrepresentative year to use data from. Schools that place more into NYC got hammered. It's why Northwestern had the most big law hires. That isn't the case in reality, and certainly won't be for class of 2012, 13 or 14.
Also, wasn't NYC just about as competitive as every other market that year? The important thing is a schools ability to take you where you want to go not absolute numbers which influenced by several factors. I personally think the peer assessment score is most important for my (likely soon to be crushed) goals but no doubt the most important metric will be different for different people.