job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

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job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby eiluj39 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:59 am

So there has been some rumor about job placement being very low :( at Georgetwon... is this true? How was job placement at Northwestern?

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby digitalcntrl » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:19 am

eiluj39 wrote:So there has been some rumor about job placement being very low :( at Georgetwon... is this true? How was job placement at Northwestern?


I have heard that someone in the career development office at Gtown stated that 50% of the 2010 grads don't have jobs. This can, however, be somewhat due to a sense of entitlement.

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby eiluj39 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:14 am

anyone hear about Northwestern this year?

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:27 pm

eiluj39 wrote:anyone hear about Northwestern this year?


i heard something like 60% of 2Ls this year got a job at OCI.

as an NU 1L, though, i could be off on that.

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby ANON3333 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:36 pm

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eiluj39 wrote:anyone hear about Northwestern this year?


i heard something like 60% of 2Ls this year got a job at OCI.

as an NU 1L, though, i could be off on that.

If OP is asking about 2010 jobs at graduation, then Northwestern 2L OCI doesn't provide a point of comparison. My intuition suggests that the class size differences and other factors lead to a disparity in employment prospects greater than 10%.
Re-OP, I can't answer the question as to 2010 employed at graduation, but I am sure someone else can.

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby sanpiero » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
eiluj39 wrote:anyone hear about Northwestern this year?


i heard something like 60% of 2Ls this year got a job at OCI.

as an NU 1L, though, i could be off on that.


heard slightly less

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:55 pm

According to the town hall meeting, it was "about 60%" as of October.

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby Mirrored » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:25 pm

Northwestern reported that their job situation was virtually unchanged. I think this is likely to be pretty accurate.

There are specific reasons why Georgetown would place very poorly in this market, especially compared to Northwestern.

Namely, Job experience.

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:30 pm

I heard Northwestern placed around 1/3...but it's probably still better than Georgetown.
There are significantly fewer than 200 offices going to NU's OCI, but NU has a much smaller class size than Georgetown.

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:36 pm

To the last two posters: it might be useful to say where (generally speaking) you heard this.

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:To the last two posters: it might be useful to say where (generally speaking) you heard this.


Check your OCI bid list to confirm # of offices, unless you are a 0L. Heard this from other NU rising 2Ls.

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:There are significantly fewer than 200 offices going to NU's OCI, but NU has a much smaller class size than Georgetown.


Fewer than 200 offices? There are over 550 offices at UVA's OGI. You must mean firms.

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby tome » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:37 pm

2Ls have only have been notified of the firms coming in the first couple of week I believe, so where did you get the total number of firms?

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby chadwick218 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:According to the town hall meeting, it was "about 60%" as of October.


As an NU student, the 60% number reported at Town Hall sounds right. I have quite a few other friends who were targeting PI that landed jobs later in the fall.

Thus far, there appear to be 160 firms coming to campus in the fall.

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby chadwick218 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:45 pm

chadwick218 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:According to the town hall meeting, it was "about 60%" as of October.


As an NU student, the 60% number reported at Town Hall sounds right. I have quite a few other friends who were targeting PI that landed jobs later in the fall.

Thus far, there appear to be 160 firms coming to campus in the fall.


I think that NU likely fared a little bit better than GULC this year. OP, if you are deciding b/w GULC and NU, I think that this decision largely turns on where you ideally want to practice and what type of law school environment attracts you.

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Re: job placement this year @ Georgetown vs. Northwestern

Postby bwv812 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:40 am

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