https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub ... zanc&gid=1
Hahaha, no. I'm not trolling; just telling the truth. Look at NLJ numbers for several years going back and you'll see NYU always places fewer students into big law than the other two.
Also, my comment was actually more of a compliment of Penn than a troll of NYU. How can you argue that "T6" is based on anything other than admissions stats when Penn has, at the very least (without regard to Columbia or Chicago), far outperformed NYU in overall placement in recent years?
lets not forget NYU has a PI-bias which gets lost in the Clerkship+Biglaw focus. Also for top tier firms V20, NYU definitely has an advantage over Penn.
Again, you examined one year - the year when NYU actually performed best relative to Penn, CLS and Chicago with regards to big law, but still underperformed them. In the previous two years the numbers were not as close. So unless you're arguing that "peer groups" of schools should be changed yearly based on a single year's performance, we should be looking at an aggregate of the most recent years.
And with regards to the PI bias: You know what other schools have large percentages of students interested in PI and government? Berkeley, Michigan and Georgetown, and at least with the latter two, those biases have rarely been used as a defense on these forums for their (relatively) poor big law performance. So why the double standard? That bias excuses NYU performing behind its "peers" and is irrelevant when comparing Michigan and GULC to its peers (as we've seen evidenced in this very thread)?