Ferrisjso wrote:lawdog wrote:Most of averages are median which are crap. One attorney makes
2 million (got lucky, big case civil)
1 million (dad's law firm, bonus,)
125k (big law, first year assoc, #2 in class)
25k (parttime, in school to get mba)
well the median is deceptively 125k. As you can see thats not an accurate average.
While the averages themselves are deceptive wouldnt the numbers still be good for comparing schools since a higher average would indicate more of those positive outliers?
This is a great example of how to use the search tool.