Cellar-door wrote:LexOmniaVincit wrote:Cellar-door wrote:LexOmniaVincit wrote:I will be joining you guys next semester, and I am very exited about it! Here are some fun facts I found about Wash U Law, that I found interesting and that nudged me toward the law school.
WULSL is right behind Duke in placing its students in the elite litigations boutiques http://www.leiterrankings.com/new/2012_Boutiques.shtml , it ranks 9th, ahead of Duke, for best law school for standard of living after graduation ( http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress ... ex.php#/34 ), and it does all of that while being the best law school for snatching a date ( http://www.businessinsider.com/washingt ... ife-2013-2 ).
Anyway, now that I have decide to attend the law school, I need to find a place where to live. So far, I have found two sources of information about apartments, Craigslist and Quadrangle ( http://quadrangle-postgrad.reslisting.com ). Are there any other ways to find APTs? Is there a better website?
And, how effective is the roommate-finding system put up by the school? If you find a roommate that route, when do you get to meet him or her? Is there anyone who can speak to me about her or his experience?
One person in 13 years. AWESOME.
I am not sure whether to interpret your comment as sarcastic or just a statement of fact. In case you meant it sarcastically, I would point out that "one person in 13 years" is also what UV and Duke can claim.
My point was that it is a useless stat because the sample size is tiny. No one gets those jobs outside of a few schools. This is like someone saying someone should use the fact that Cardozo got a Supreme Court clerk to evaluate it. You have better odds of being struck by lightning than getting one of those jobs out of WUSTL based on those stats (roughly 1 in 3000 v. 1 in 3300)
The odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in 1,107,143 ( http://discovertheodds.com/what-are-the ... lightning/ ). So, the odds of getting a job at one of the top five litigation boutiques are much better than being struck by lightning. About 336 times better, in fact.
While the statistic on its own doesn't really give a whole a lot of info on Wash U Law, it does have some utility as supplemental information to the data everyone reads. What it tells us is that a JD from Wash U Law can get you a job at one of those five law firms. And, if you are lucky, you could end up being interviewed by the Wash U grad who works in one of those firms, and who will most likely have a bias toward Wash U grads. The sample size being tiny doesn't change any of that. Further, this statistic also suggests that the top five firms seem to treat Duke, UV, and Wash U grads the same way, since they hired only one grad from each institution during the last 13yrs.
Thank you for your comments, though. Maybe other readers had your same reaction, and I needed to spell out why that statistic was relevant.
Good luck to you