romothesavior wrote: Coolgrnmen wrote:
romothesavior wrote:No one should be surprised by that if they've browsed TLS, including yourself.
Oh, Romothesavior...it's been so long since I've seen you.
It was surprising back in 2010-2011, even after browsing TLS. It's surprising to every BU student I tell about it. I'm STILL surprised and I know it happened.
It really shouldn't though. NYLS is among the very worst of the worst. The data is all there, very plain to see. The last few years they've placed less than 5% into firms of even 100+ (in New York!) and less than 2% into true NYC biglaw. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that only a select handful of students have a prayer at OCI. This shouldn't be even remotely surprising to anyone who has done their homework, and certainly not a recent graduate.
You are one of the fortunate ones that did well enough to get out of there. Most of your former classmates will be horribly un/under-employed, so I really hope you will encourage people to think twice about NYLS. It is a rancid shithole sending about 3/4s of the class to terrible outcomes. But it sounds like you still stand by it.
Either way, sincere best of luck to you in your upcoming interviews and over the course of your career.
I mean, you are presupposing that 1) everyone who goes to NYLS wants BigLaw, and that's not the case...at all, and 2) that if you aren't in private practice, you will suffer terrible outcomes.
Admittedly, that's my personal measure of success, but I'm recognizing that there are other significant opportunities outside of private practice that NYLS students take advantage of. Therefore, I can't plainly discourage someone from attending. I can lay out what I know and let them decide for themselves. NYLS can be a good school for some people.
I'm just trying to be objective about it. And while stats obviously don't measure up to T14, or even T1 schools, NYLS students do end up employed (even if months after graduation). They also go into alternate careers.
I guess what I'm trying to say is NYLS is not right for you, but NYLS may be right for some. I don't think I'm naive for thinking this.