rs2004 wrote:jcl2 wrote:whitman wrote:UW got killed in the newest NLJ placement data. Not even in the top 50 schools. I'm not really looking to work for a law firm, but I wonder if this means they're struggling to place in general, whether it's into PI, etc.
I wouldn't put too much stock in that. The schools between 50 and 30 range from 10-15% NLJ placement. When you have a graduating class of only about 170, it doesn't take many people to change the percentage going to NLJ firms from year to year by five points. I think last year UW was around 30 with about 15%. Also, there aren't many NLJ 250 firms in Seattle, but there are a few other mid sized firms in the region that pay 100k+ and hire UW grads. It seems like somewhere in the neighborhood of top 20-30% will allow you to be competitive for biglaw jobs, but if you really want biglaw, and nothing else will do, you shouldn't go to law school unless you get into a top 6 school.
i really do not understand the fascination with biglaw.