sparty99 wrote:OMG, get serious. This scandal will have almost no effect on hiring and I don't know why people are acting like it is a big deal. If anything, it is funny. Who cares if their ranking falls. The same employers who recruited last year, will be at Illini-Champaign this year. In two years this will all be forgotten. My undergrad had riots, did that change anything? No. It just made for good news for a few months.
Clients care where the lawyers come from. Rankings play a role in that. Employers really only care about what their clients care about. Therefore, I think it will impact hiring.
I hate to say that though because, obviously, the students are the big victims in this whole situation.
So i realize what im about to say may upset some Illinois ppl but oh well.
In one sense yes, the class of 2014 UIUC are "victims" esp compared to their situation before the scandal.
However, if you look at it beyond that. Median of 163 means that more than 50% of UIUC students scored 163 or less. Where would those ppl have ended up if they didnt chose illinois? probably a school ranked in the 30-50 range. But as it turned out they actually benefited from the law school's lies because by all rights they should never have been accepted into a top 20 school with their lsat scores anyways. So lets say UIUC drops to 30s or 40s, they are essentially at a school where they wouldve ended up anyways.
Now of course there are some students who scored > 167 who got screwed because they may have been able to turn down better schools for what they thought was a 20ish school. Yet the majority of the class however probably dont really have too much of a complaint. Thats also cause i doubt hiring will be affected that significantly that ppl with 163 lsat would bemoan that they couldve chosen a school with better hiring numbers even compared to a scandal-ridden illinois.