Anonymous User wrote:
Anecdotal NYU report:
Everyone I know who partcipated in EIW and did not limit themselves to a non-NYC market received an offer. Even the few who did limit themselves to other markets later managed to get offers although not necessarily in the target market.
Only people who I know who are still looking are those who chose not to partcipate in EIW and I do not know the real extent of their job hunting efforts at present.
NYU also, and my experience is very much the same. Every single person with whom I am even remotely acquainted has a job lined up. People openly talk about which firms they are going to (not in a bragging way, but in a comfortable way that indicates the assumption that pretty much everyone around them is set as well)
. I am on a secondary journal, and do office hours with 7 people. All of them have V20 and higher firms lined up. I am friends with a group of 8 or 9 transfers. Many have V10's, a few V20's, a V50. Hell, I know kids around median who are set with top firms. NYC certainly was the market to recover the fastest, and the top NYC schools are really reaping the benefits of it now. Can't wait to see if the stats confirm my observations when they come out in a year or 2. Perhaps my samples are a bit skewed (transfers, journal folks, etc. tend to always do well), but I think the overall vibe is very good here.
Anecdotal CLS follow up:
I know of only one person who does not have a firm job. Everyone else does, and it was fairly common in the fall to talk to other people about "where everyone is going for the summer." Although i did feel really bad for the 1 person i know who struck out when some people who didn't know asked him/her about the summer, and s/he replied 'still looking.' Although a few others I know, including myself, barely got by with only 1 offer (albeit myself and others got that 1 offer from different V30 firms).
Biglaw (defined as V100) seems guaranteed, with the majority going to V20 firms. that doesn't make it pre-recession in terms of the number of people going to the most prestigious firms, but pre-recession in the sense that it seems like a golden ticket to biglaw.