JCougar wrote:scottidsntknow wrote:JCougar wrote:sublime wrote:The applicant thread is posting 32.6 percent 100 plus firm and fed clerkship combined for c/o 2013. On my phone or I would look into it more.
That sounds unreasonable given that our NLJ 250 number was reported at only 18.33%. That means we must have put a massive number of students in either clerkships or firms between 100 and 160 lawyers, and normally these numbers are very low.
If we somehow managed to do this, than great job to the CSO. But I am skeptical until I see more.
http://law.wustl.edu/career_services/em ... y-2013.pdf
If that is true, than the National Law Journal is severely underestimating how many people we put into Biglaw:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=225116
It says we put 55/300 into Biglaw. From the ABA data, our school places 64 into firms of 250+, and another 23 into firms of 101-250. The NLJ cutoff is usually around 160, so over half of those 23 should also be counted in the NLJ 250. So a generous estimate is that the NLJ undercounted the number of our grads in "Biglaw" by about 20 lawyers.
It's been reported before that the NLJ 250 numbers are incomplete and don't count a few domestic firms and any foreign-based Biglaw firms. But this kind of under-counting seems pretty substantial to me.
Yeah, and in this case specifically makes me question the utility of NLJ 250 numbers.