You don't think the relative %s of schools (to other schools) will remain roughly equal? That when push comes to shove, V100 firms will favor certain schools rather than make cuts across the board?
No, I don't.
Prior to OCI/EIW, I hypothesized that there were two ways in which hiring could be curtailed. One was by a proportional decrease in hiring from all schools; the other was some schools getting the shaft altogether, while others enjoying a not-nearly-so severe penalty. Given these two distinct possibilities, and I won't try to estimate which is the most probable of the two, relying on past data as a means of revealing proportional representation in today's economy is just bad extrapolation.
Summary: I don't think past data is reliable even for proportional predictions, because I think it's possible (and probably the case) that firms didn't really follow that rubric during this hybrid system. I really didn't mean to start a serious discussion. I just think OperaSoprano's trolling betrays a childish naivité, and I feel that it's my duty to bring her down a notch in that regard.
You won't be successful, but I am amused that you think I am up somewhere. Like many of my classmates, I'm not so wealthy that I won't have to work when I graduate, but given my openness to non-prestigious legal employment, I hardly think my school will serve me ill in this economy, or in any other. Given my personal history, it's a small miracle that I'm here at all, and one that I intend to enjoy to the fullest every day, sans bitterness or regret.
My exuberance has served me reasonably well. I will never attend a T14, but my school will get me where I need to go.
As for your expertise (if you've been through OCI already), the board is always appreciative of concrete information. You are invited to share statistics and insights gleaned from your experience. I would advise you that M51 knows whereof he speaks. If you won't credit my opinion, take his.