ahnhub wrote:The numbers look good, but I'm a little trepidatious about this upcoming year. If 85% of Chicago is doing a summer firm job and the vast majority of those are good outcomes, that's actually better than general sentiment would lead you to believe (their pre-recession 2L class weas right around 90%). But some of the V10 hired like crazy this past year, so 1) I'm not sure places like Skadden, which hired like 150 SA's this past year, can really get much bigger and 2) I'm afraid some of the hiring may have been to make up for cutting too much. At any rate, I hope there's some more recovery at some non-V10/V20 firms.
Their pre-recession figure was 90%. This data looks like 77%. What makes you say it's close to pre-recession levels?
So the anon poster is saying that 85% of the entire school is working at a law firm for 2L summer (77% NLJ 250, 8% non). 89% of the school worked at a law firm 2L summer for c/o 2010. I know the mix could very well be different--almost all of those 90% could have been true SA positions where almost all of them got market-paying offers at the end, while it may be different for this class--but the raw numbers are closer to c/o 2010 than 2011. I wasn't really saying it's close to pre-recession, but it could be argued c/o 2013 is as close to pre-recession as they are to the crash, if those numbers hold up. I mean, since only 54% of c/o 2011 got 100+ firm or a fed clerkship, they couldn't have had much more than 55-60% doing a true Biglaw SA second summer, right?