Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

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Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby ku546 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:55 pm

Numbers are out from the National Law Journal:

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Largest 100 Law Firm Placement 2017

Postby lymenheimer » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:40 pm

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby dbalkaran » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:51 pm

How in the hell is Howard on this list...

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby Alexandros » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:59 pm

Yale's officially out of the t14.

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby Bob loblaw law blog » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:28 pm

That's the % in the top 100 firms, not the % in biglaw. If you want to know big law % look for the % of grads in 100+ attorney firms + the % in federal clerkships.

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby Moneytrees » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:32 pm

Bob loblaw law blog wrote:That's the % in the top 100 firms, not the % in biglaw. If you want to know big law % look for the % of grads in 100+ attorney firms + the % in federal clerkships.


Agreed. There are way more than 100 law firms that pay market. Plus regional biglaw is a good gig as well and isn't included on this list.

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby HYPSM » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:02 pm

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby UVA2B » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:02 pm

Bob loblaw law blog wrote:That's the % in the top 100 firms, not the % in biglaw. If you want to know big law % look for the % of grads in 100+ attorney firms + the % in federal clerkships.


Even this doesn't fully capture market paying work, but for the sake of clarity, this is a good break. It's also probably better to include smaller firm work in the more "prestigious" law schools in this calculation and less as you go down the list. NYU student going to a firm with 20-100 attorneys is more likely going to a boutique or regional midlaw firm that could very well pay market, whereas it's much less likely at Cardozo to be a market paying firm.

No one should include this type of calculation in deciding on a law school, but I think it's a non-negligible difference in the margins for employment.

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby Bob loblaw law blog » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:21 pm

UVA2B wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:That's the % in the top 100 firms, not the % in biglaw. If you want to know big law % look for the % of grads in 100+ attorney firms + the % in federal clerkships.


Even this doesn't fully capture market paying work, but for the sake of clarity, this is a good break. It's also probably better to include smaller firm work in the more "prestigious" law schools in this calculation and less as you go down the list. NYU student going to a firm with 20-100 attorneys is more likely going to a boutique or regional midlaw firm that could very well pay market, whereas it's much less likely at Cardozo to be a market paying firm.

No one should include this type of calculation in deciding on a law school, but I think it's a non-negligible difference in the margins for employment.


I mean, shouldn't the best available measures of employment be exactly what your looking at when deciding on a LS? (Plus cost of course)

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:30 am

NLJ100 is a bad list and NLJ should feel bad

Also how have they not caught on that nearly all federal clerks go into firms after, so this is meaningless without counting first year clerks

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:19 am

Why do people keep posting this list?

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby CR7 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:25 am

Why is Mich.'s percentage so low compared to other t14?

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Re: Top 50 Schools for Big Law Placement 2017

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:32 am

CR7 wrote:Why is Mich.'s percentage so low compared to other t14?


Because this is a stupid list with stupid criteria for defining "biglaw".




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