thesealocust wrote:Sheffield wrote:thesealocust wrote:There are - and I'm quoting this from actual stats, not making shit up - approximately 98.4% fewer 3L big firm job openings than there were 2L big firm job openings.
Those stats are puzzling. If the top 100 BL firms each average hiring 20 2L SAs, that would total 2,000. It would mean that there are only 32 3L SAs — that averages out to 0 3Ls at 68 BL firms. Does that not seem way too low?
There are roughly 5,000 big law 2L SAs / entry level big law positions per year, and last year there were 80 total biglaw offers made to 3Ls.
What's your source? I can think of 10 3Ls off the top of my head who got offers...so you're saying I personally know 10% of all the 3Ls in entire nation who got offers? Doubtful.
I don't doubt that the ratio of 3L to 2L offers is much less than favorable but I feel like it can't be nearly so astronomical as you say.