quakeroats wrote:Duke’s preformed outstandingly well, far above all of its peers and more in line with Columbia than Michigan or Virginia. After compiling this I later used the new ABA data for students practicing in New York which moved Duke into first place. Using the same ABA data I ran a larger analysis comparing Chicago and Duke over the entire Vault 100. While Chicago maintained some advantage through the first 25 firms this diminished to a virtual tie by the 100th firm.
I can think of the usual problems (small sample size, self-selection, etc.) with a survey like this, but I thought this could further the discussion in some small way. If nothing else, it can serve as a way of distinguishing Duke from MVPB for those interested in New York.
I'm not Duke 2013 but I stumbled upon your post (slow day at work). Interesting stuff. But it does seems to penalize schools in large markets whose top students would likely be offered the same pay at a non-V8 but still very prestigious firms; I'm talking about Michigan, Northwestern, and GULC. Also it seems to penalize schools whose lower gpa graduates would end up in NY anyway like Columbia, NYU, and Cornell.
Nevertheless it probably would work well for schools not near a major market like UVA, Duke, and Penn.