Mulliganstew wrote:Bankhead wrote:Mulliganstew wrote:We've always been lower than Wisconsin in big law placement... not sure what the big issue is there.
Yes, we dropped 5%. Most schools did. (Although it's such a pain in the ass to try to find 2009's numbers to compare.)
Does it suck that our numbers went down? Yeah. Do I think we don't belong in the same league as Illinois and Wisconsin? No. I actually think Indiana, as a whole, is a better school than Illinois. Illinois' biggest thing going for it is its relatively close distance to Chicago combined with its past reputation. With all of the corrupt practices going on there, I fully expect it to drop below Indiana in the rankings in this spring's US News list.
Always lower than Wisconsin? Really? I didn't know Wisconsin was this big law powerhouse...
How do you know how much we dropped?
You've made the conclusory assertion that IU is a better school than Illinois in at least 3 threads now. But you never support it. Truthfully, you've not been a 1L at both schools, so it's impossible for you to make that claim with any type of sincerity.
I'm working off of what I remember from when I was in my 0L cycle. Which would put Indiana at about 15% for Big Law. Could not honestly tell you where I got that from, but it may be that poster that's hanging up in OCPD.
Google the 2005 nlj 250 placements. Wisconsin was above us then too. You don't need to be a big law powerhouse to place a little over 16% of your class in big law. On the other hand, you don't need to place that much to be considered a successful law school either.
I know we are currently tied in rankings. I also know that Illinois has had a year of bad marketing and media attention behind it whereas Indiana had one of the largest donations in the history of the school. I was making a prediction, but then you seem to dislike anything good being said about IUB or, apparently, even the city of Indianapolis, Bankhead.
Here's sincerity for you. I am extremely glad I'm going to IUB. I wouldn't switch it for Illinois, Wisconsin, or Wake Forest. (I certainly wouldn't switch it for OSU.)
Tell you what, let's take this to PM's and not clog up this thread with ridiculous internet arguments.
Ok, just le thte record show that I don't only say negative things about IU... look about 7 posts back and you'll see that isnt' true.