NLJ250 Placement correlates with Public Interest Placement?

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achewood
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NLJ250 Placement correlates with Public Interest Placement?

Postby achewood » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:27 pm

If I was specifically gunning for a career in public interest, what would be the best way to measure placements in that field? Does NLJ250 correlate at all with public interest or should I rely on the rankings or is this totally a question of public interest organizations within region?

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Re: NLJ250 Placement correlates with Public Interest Placement?

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:52 pm

I don't really know much personally but I will at least try and describe what I've read on TLS.

I think if you have access to USNWR subscription data there is a breakdown of what percentage each school sends into public interest. Here are two graphs of it but the problem is that public interest in these graphs, I believe, means pretty much anything from actual legal work with the ACLU to random non-legal jobs at any NPO (though I could be mistaken).

2009 - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=150681
2005 - http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/composite.pdf

Again this is hearsay and could be wrong, but from what I've on TLS is that HYS are in a league of their own but after that it the differences start to become smaller. NYU is supposedly good for PI whereas CLS is supposed to be poor.




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