supernma wrote:What happens to the kids at the bottom half of the class? I'm curious. Also, what's the placement like into DC? Are only top kids getting jobs over there?
The employment stats show that folk in the bottom third typically still get jobs. Where that is probably depends a whole lot on the individual. It's probably a lot tougher if your ties are to a market like NY and you are K-JD.
If, on the other hand, you have ties to a region that's not dominated by big schools, and have work experience, you have a lot more cards to play. Better still if you have a relative who is a partner in some regional firm.
If you're only going to school because you want Big Law and the salary that goes with it, you'd be far better off if you go into engineering or dentistry or something like that. If you want to be a lawyer, then even in the bottom of the class, you can still expect to become one. IBR may be your friend too.