BruceWayne wrote:The response by the poster whose post brought up this top 6 issue makes it pretty evident that he has no idea what he was talking about. Making it worse, multiple posters from outside the "top 6" have posted their job search status with results contradicting the "only top 6" could have that many callbacks. The truth is that there are a lot of things that go into whether or not you are able to get a job, going to a top 6 outside of HYS, isn't an automatic dividing line to determining whether or not that will happen.
I never said there was an automatic dividing line. I said that 16 callbacks as a top 20% student at a run of the mill t14 is virtually impossible without WE or an IP background.
Of course, nothing is totally impossible. Maybe this guy was a truly amazing interviewer or had an amazing resume, or bid very intelligently in the right markets with the right firms, and that is why he got 16 callbacks. I guess its possible.
But it is a very extreme outlier. Very. Extreme. Outlier. Even at the top schools, with the best grades, 16 callbacks this year is the exception rather then rule. Check out the spreadsheet being used in the NYU thread - virtually no one, not even the tippity top of the class, is pulling 16 callbacks.
You obviously have an agenda aimed at attacking the conventional wisdom and USNWR's oversized influence in the legal world. And you can point to data from the boom years. Or you can realize that 70% of NYU/CLS students got jobs at OCI last year (and in the case of NYU, the data is verified) and only 35-40% got jobs at michigan (this has not been released by the school - of course, why would they want people to know this?! - but has been discussed extensively on TLS by people with good data).
There are many reasons why 2009 NALP data might support totally different conclusions from what you are seeing today, and saw in 2009 in terms of OCI placement. NALP looks at the top 250 firms. I'm guessing that the top 50 firms have been affected by the economy way less than the bottom 50, and it may be that the top 50 are more likely to recruit and take students from the higher ranked schools.
Single anecdotes aside, from everything I've seen on TLS, the "t6" has it quite a bit easier then the rest of the t14. I'm not sure how you can even take issue with this.