5ky wrote:i mean, there's no need to out firms like K&L gates though. i would put the burden on any law student to do their due diligence and be cognizant of the risks. all the data is out there, it's not like K&L gates is hiding the ball or something.
I think you are missing the point on this one. I have warned others about K&L for about the past two years. Up until August 2014, you could not do any "due diligence" on K&L because it simply did not exist. The numbers were hidden. In 2013, K&L had a solid offer rate but an alarming number of the 2013 class decided not to accept those offers (over 30% of the Pittsburgh office). That raised red flags for me, and I decided to get in touch with my contacts, who warned me about the firm. So, yes, in 2013 the ball was hidden, which was when I decided to openly tell others to avoid the firm.
It wasn't obvious until August 2014 and now very obvious in August of 2015. I think this is what TLS is for--to warn students in advance before the risks are open and obvious.
I'm anon because my identity could be outed.
Edit: for those interested, Jones Day is already pulling K&L Pittsburgh partners.