You make little to no sense. I have no dog in this fight as I don't go to either UST or WM.
But, you keep stating the number of WM graduates being hired is stupid. Of course there are more WM graduated being hired than UST graduates; WM is nearly twice the size of UST. Just because more exist doesn't mean that those from WM have a better shot at jobs... it simply means there are more WM grads looking than UST grads.
As far as non-big law jobs, you said it yourself, it is all about networking. On the whole, the entire University of St. Thomas has many more grads in the workforce than does WM. So, networking may go in the favor of USt, not WM. Sure, there are more lawyers that went to WM, but given the overall quality of students from both schools being pretty equal, I'd imagine that a hiring attorney that went to WM would look at a UST and WM grad equally, so I'm not sure the WM degree is held in more regard than a UST degree.
Not to mention, most people in the place to even be hiring attorneys most likely went to law school prior to UST's existence as a law school, so it's not as if they chose WM (or any other school) over UST.
Let me put it this way - even accounting for the ratio difference, UST grads are not being hired at even close
to the level that Mitchell is. I never said Mitchell grads are being hired in throngs (or, as you put it, "in stupid numbers"). What I am saying is that Mitchell crushes
UST in the Twin Cities market if you're simply speaking relative to each other. That is simply a fact; I am not hypothesizing.
I've made these phone calls to these firms, had dozens of lunches, networking events, etc; I went through an exhaustive law school application and selection process, was flown to Florida to speak at the Law School Admission Council Forum, work at the national level for Kaplan Pre-Law programming, am in court day in and day out with these attorneys under the student practice rule, and am 35 days from a JD from University of MInnesota (read: not WM, not UST). Take my opinion for what its worth. Or don't; and go do the research I've done and see for yourself.