Chicago Class of 2014

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rbarcelo9
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rbarcelo9 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:36 pm

How do you guys feel about Chicago being #8 on USNews "Law Firms Rank Schools" behind Michigan, UVA, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, and NYU. Tied with Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, and Berkeley?
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-firms-rankings

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Emma. » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:38 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:How do you guys feel about Chicago being #8 on USNews "Law Firms Rank Schools" behind Michigan, UVA, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, and NYU. Tied with Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, and Berkeley?
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-firms-rankings


Eh, I think the NLJ250 numbers tell a different story about what firms think of UChi.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Knock » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:40 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:How do you guys feel about Chicago being #8 on USNews "Law Firms Rank Schools" behind Michigan, UVA, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, and NYU. Tied with Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, and Berkeley?
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-firms-rankings


Maybe something to do with Chicago being pretty national?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby California Babe » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:01 pm

Emma. wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:How do you guys feel about Chicago being #8 on USNews "Law Firms Rank Schools" behind Michigan, UVA, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, and NYU. Tied with Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, and Berkeley?
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-firms-rankings


Eh, I think the NLJ250 numbers tell a different story about what firms think of UChi.


+1

Haha. Somehow I don't think any of us at UChicago are sweating it.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Guardiola » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:45 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Knock » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:45 pm

Guardiola wrote:Image


HAHAHAHAHA :lol:

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:46 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Knock » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:58 pm

Can someone with USNWR access post the extended Chicago information please.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby JFo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:03 am

@Guardiola - RIGOROUSLY AMAZING.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rman1201 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:25 am

By request:
(employment rate at graduation and 9 months out are for class of 2009)

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IL
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 97.5% - High
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 90.6%
Class of 2008 Graduates

Total graduates 206
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 94.2% - High
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.0% - High
Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed 94.2%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 2.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 1.5%
Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed 99.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 0.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.0%
Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2008)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 100%
Median public service starting salary $61,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)

Percent employed in academia 1.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 3.0%
Percent employed in government 2.5%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 9.0%
Percent employed in law firms 80.5%
Percent employed in public interest 3.5%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 9.0%
Employment Location (Class of 2008)

Graduates employed in-state 32%
Graduates employed out-of-state 66.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 23
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.5%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 21.5%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 35.5%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 2.5%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 8.5%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 7.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 18.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.5%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Seven professional career coaches are dedicated to helping you find the job that will fit you best. Interview coaching and job search advising are available. Alumni at top firms, government agencies and public interest organizations come back to talk to students. One-quarter secure some of the most sought-after judicial clerkships, including clerkships with the United States Supreme Court.
Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 95.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated - percent employed in full-time positions 99.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 2.0%
J.D. preferred - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 1.0%
Professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%
Non-professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
* Law School Careers details based on 2010 data

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Knock » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:25 am

USNWR wrote:Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IL
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 97.5% - High
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 90.6%
Class of 2008 Graduates

Total graduates 206
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 94.2% - High
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.0% - High
Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed 94.2%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 2.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 1.5%
Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed 99.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 0.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.0%
Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2008)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 100%
Median public service starting salary $61,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)

Percent employed in academia 1.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 3.0%
Percent employed in government 2.5%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 9.0%
Percent employed in law firms 80.5%
Percent employed in public interest 3.5%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 9.0%
Employment Location (Class of 2008)

Graduates employed in-state 32%
Graduates employed out-of-state 66.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 23
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.5%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 21.5%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 35.5%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 2.5%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 8.5%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 7.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 18.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.5%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Seven professional career coaches are dedicated to helping you find the job that will fit you best. Interview coaching and job search advising are available. Alumni at top firms, government agencies and public interest organizations come back to talk to students. One-quarter secure some of the most sought-after judicial clerkships, including clerkships with the United States Supreme Court.
Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 95.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated - percent employed in full-time positions 99.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 2.0%
J.D. preferred - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 1.0%
Professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%
Non-professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
* Law School Careers details based on 2010 data

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby The Stig » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:26 am

in just a brief glance, those look to be some boss stats

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby glitched » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:32 am

okay - now seriously someone explain to me how Chicago is "good for clerking"? Yes - i know the statistical difference and all that because of a small class size buttt they should be hovering around 15%+ really especially if they have a reputation for it.


hmmmm?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:51 am

glitched wrote:okay - now seriously someone explain to me how Chicago is "good for clerking"? Yes - i know the statistical difference and all that because of a small class size buttt they should be hovering around 15%+ really especially if they have a reputation for it.


hmmmm?


This is just some speculation, but there are a couple factors that pop immediately to mind. The first one is the obvious higher variation which one particular Chicago class may have from year to year as opposed to bigger class sizes. 10 fewer clerks in a Chicago class is a 5% swing as opposed to about a 2% swing for Harvard. The second is the obvious great increase in clerkship competition for that year which, despite Chicago being the very top, works against everyone. Finally, there seems to be an increasing trend of people not going straight into clerkships from graduating but rather working a year or two and then doing a clerkship. So the number of Chicago grads doing clerkships might be higher, but that may not be seen by only looking at the class of 2008.

Again, this is all based on some basic reasoning, no empirical facts.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rbarcelo9 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:42 am

Not sure if this has been mentioned, but Bulls v. Celtics Thursday night of ASW. Anyone going?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:44 am

rbarcelo9 wrote:Not sure if this has been mentioned, but Bulls v. Celtics Thursday night of ASW. Anyone going?


Mentioned a long, long time ago by trudat and Sentry IIRC. Probably around the time of the first acceptances around the week of Jan 10. I would start looking around there or PM one of them.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:48 am

rbarcelo9 wrote:Not sure if this has been mentioned, but Bulls v. Celtics Thursday night of ASW. Anyone going?

I know at least 2 TLSers are going.

whyohwhy can't I go to ASW :cry:

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:50 am

Dany wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:Not sure if this has been mentioned, but Bulls v. Celtics Thursday night of ASW. Anyone going?

I know at least 2 TLSers are going.

whyohwhy can't I go to ASW :cry:


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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rbarcelo9 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:56 am

Yeah I may go, Coach Spoelstra and Pat Riley want me to go and do some scouting for the playoffs.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Older Chest » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:57 am

rbarcelo9 wrote:Not sure if this has been mentioned, but Bulls v. Celtics Thursday night of ASW. Anyone going?


Any idea how much tickets would be? Not a fan of either team necessarily, but it should be a classic match-up. Plus, I need to check out D-Rose's speed in person.

I love this game.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rbarcelo9 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:59 am

Stubhub has standing room for $59

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:38 pm

How are we going to assault/make uncomfortable K. Varg today?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:52 pm

Muenchen wrote:How are we going to assault/make uncomfortable K. Varg today?

Oh just you wait.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rbarcelo9 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:56 pm

I'm going to suggest that they use our tuition to play every possible combination of the powerball. With the winnings they can let us go to school for free our 2L and 3L. Pretty smart right?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby alphamoose » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:56 pm

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