XxSpyKEx wrote:Veyron wrote:BruceWayne wrote:OMG a lot of the top 10 is under 50 percent now. I remember when I first began looking at law schools every top 10 had at least 50 percent of the class in nlj 250--Columbia used to have 70+ percent.....this is really getting bad. Look what happened to Duke!!!! 38 percent
You think its bad now? Wait till CO' 2011 comes out!
+1. The massive anal rapeage didn't begin until c/o 2011. I remember reading some article after c/o 2010 did OCI about how the t14 was recession proof (suggesting these numbers were really good).
c/o 2010, OCI 2008, also had the carnage of the lowest recorded fulltime offer rates for 2009 SAs. Honestly it's anybody's guess right now how c/o 2010 and 2011 will compare, beyond both being bad.
My personal guess is we'll see 10-15 schools with only minor shuffling/reversion to the mean, then total carnage. The no offer waves were indiscriminate (if a firm could only make 25% offers, it was unlikely to choose based on law school attended) and that's what dampened the numbers for class of 2010. Law firm hiring reductions, by all accounts, had profoundly different effects on different schools. As a random example, Cravath went from hiring ~100 to hiring ~20. To get just 20 students, they recruited from a narrower section of schools. Cravath was hardly the only firm making such decisions.