finalaspects wrote: tram988 wrote:
kehdrms wrote:WUSTL is 19 and BC is 28 (and tied to 5 other schools, which is pathetic really)
I would honestly go to WUSTL if accepted despite the NY preference...
BC > WUSTL for nlj250. Historically and currently.
BC: 88 out of 254 got placed in nlj250.
WUSTL: 80 out of 291 got placed in nlj250
source: national law journal feb 22, 2010
For a school that's in missouri that's damn good. since many boston firms will recruit straight out of the BC i would expect them to be higher and they're closer to New York, but there's not that many nlj250 law firms in missouri so i would say the rankings do seem to be helping out WUSTL a lot. now if that school was in a location like boston, something tells me they'll have a much better nlj250 rate.
First off that is an inaccurate comparision but I agree its strong considering WUSTL's location. The 2009 NLJ250 show BC placing 34.6% of its students into those types of jobs, the same as BU. WUSTL placed 27.5%. Both are pretty respectable but considering OP's NYC destination I would think BC would have the leg up in that area.
Responding to the question regarding where the other 160 students are employed: the NLJ250 is only the 250 largest firms, what we usually associate with big-law. This is not something that everyone gets or desires. Don't forget about federal clerkships and other mid/small law jobs (I don't see WUSTL on this list....)
Also I wouldn't pay sticker for BC-- but with a reasonable scholarship it seems attractive.
In 2005 and 2008 BC was placing around 45% in NLJ250 (this won't be happening again anytime soon but it shows how powerful the school has historically been.)