What % drop out of 1L?

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OnWisconsin
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Re: What % drop out of 1L?

Postby OnWisconsin » Wed May 05, 2010 9:30 am

TobiasFunke wrote:Seconding that question. I'm a humanities major... if I don't do law school, there's NO backup plan. What are we even qualified to do?



Business, actually sales. On the road at least 4 days a week, horrible hours, mandatory hi fives and weak drinks with boss/coworkers for making quotas, find yourself using the term "cashing checks and breaking necks", golf with people you don't know or want to know, fratmosphere with a pay check, only more soul crushing.


But of course law will just be the same thing with a nicer suit and car... :?
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PoorOrpheus
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Re: What % drop out of 1L?

Postby PoorOrpheus » Wed May 05, 2010 10:29 am

KMaine wrote:Attrition rates do not equal drop out rate. I would imagine that most of the Cornell people ended up transferring higher up in the T-14. No stats to back this up, just a hunch.

I checked the attrition vs. transfer-out rate at a few schools and it seems like you're right. Thanks for the correction. :)

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Re: What % drop out of 1L?

Postby jetlagz28 » Wed May 05, 2010 10:31 am

% you

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Re: What % drop out of 1L?

Postby mrm2083 » Wed May 05, 2010 11:03 am

PoorOrpheus wrote:Your post made me curious and so I did a cursory check of the attrition rate for 1Ls at some benchmark schools:

T14
Yale: 0 (...naturally.)
Harvard: 4 (0.7%)
Stanford: 1 (0.6%)
Columbia: 1 (0.3%)
NYU: 5 (1.1%)
U Chicago: 1 (.5%)
Penn: 0
Berkeley: 6 (2.2%)
Michicgan: 0
UVA: 0
Duke: 1 (.5%)
Northwestern: 0
Cornell: 14 (7.1%) WOW!
Georgetown: 3 (0.5%)

Tier 1
UCLA: 15 (4.6%)
BU: 14 (5.1%)
Notre Dame: 9 (5.1%)

Tier 2
Florida State: 8 (4.2%)
Georgia State: 23 (10.85)
Brooklyn: 36 (7.3%)

Unranked
Cooley: 576 (31.8%)


Are these last year's stats?

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Re: What % drop out of 1L?

Postby keg411 » Wed May 05, 2010 1:18 pm

OnWisconsin wrote:
TobiasFunke wrote:Seconding that question. I'm a humanities major... if I don't do law school, there's NO backup plan. What are we even qualified to do?



Business, actually sales. On the road at least 4 days a week, horrible hours, mandatory hi fives and weak drinks with boss/coworkers for making quotas, find yourself using the term "cashing checks and breaking necks", golf with people you don't know or want to know, fratmosphere with a pay check, only more soul crushing.


But of course law will just be the same thing with a nicer suit and car... :?


I was going to say advertising/marketing, but a lot of people leave those fields to go to law school :lol:.

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Re: What % drop out of 1L?

Postby SaintClarence27 » Wed May 05, 2010 1:43 pm

OnWisconsin wrote:
TobiasFunke wrote:Seconding that question. I'm a humanities major... if I don't do law school, there's NO backup plan. What are we even qualified to do?



Business, actually sales. On the road at least 4 days a week, horrible hours, mandatory hi fives and weak drinks with boss/coworkers for making quotas, find yourself using the term "cashing checks and breaking necks", golf with people you don't know or want to know, fratmosphere with a pay check, only more soul crushing.


But of course law will just be the same thing with a nicer suit and car... :?


And stiffer drinks.

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Re: What % drop out of 1L?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed May 05, 2010 1:54 pm

KMaine wrote:[strike]Attrition rates do not equal drop out rate. I would imagine that most of the Cornell people ended up transferring higher up in the T-14. No stats to back this up, just a hunch.[/strike]


Fixt.




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