indecisive09 wrote:new question- biglaw vs. pi
why do so few people choose to pursue public interest after graduation (something like less than 6% of graduating class according to the most recent data on the CLS website)?
esp. if ppl have a ton of loans, the LRAP seems like a great deal. even accounting for self-selection (preference for biglaw), it seems like a puzzle why more ppl don't take advantage of it?
are pi jobs hard to get or undesirable?
additionally, is it difficult to transition from pi first then to biglaw?
I'm not sure if you meant Columbia in particular when you posed this question...but I just wanted to show some stats I found from a quick search of other LS websites.
(it's not just the top schools)
Univ. of Kansas 2.7%
Everyone always says, "Columbia is SOoo Corporate!" Doesn't really seem to be true. These aren't super huge disparities.