JamesChapman23 wrote:The fact that people are doing OK in the top 5 or 10 percent of the class (although I know people that didn't) is hardly remarkable, even TTTTs can do that. The people at Louisville are probably getting "biglaw" in the top 5/10 of the class. I know folks at Pacific that got biglaw in that range.
The question is what happens to the vast majority of the class outside the top end? At other T25s/30s they might be OK, at Indiana they are totally fried. The 3L class literally had a 30 percent employment at graduation (which includes everything from firm jobs to small firms to non-law jobs).
Where does the 30% come from? Is that an official stat or more of an estimate because 30% of the folks you knew had a gig lined up? Since it's almost impossible to tell if somebody is being genuine online, I am actually asking a legitimate question. Thanks in advance.
+1. If you're a disgruntled and unemployed 3L, that's frustrating; but unless you have some real data on this and aren't just offering up anecdotes, don't mislead people who might be interested in IU. I'm a 1L, and every 3L (and 2L) I talked to had a job lined up. Maybe I'm just hanging out with the top of the class (don't think so), but 30% seems way wrong.
It's true, IU isn't as strong as peer schools with employment. It doesn't have a strong market, nor does it have lay prestige. But your stat is way off compared to NALP data and OCPD's numbers. Not saying these two are not informed by biased stats, but 70% no job whatsoever? Nah...