Tiago Splitter wrote:The NLJ data is reported by firms. NYU's data comes from surveys of their recently graduated students. In many cases the firm, for whatever reason, didn't disclose an NYU grad as having been hired when the NLJ survey came around. That same grad would have indicated that she had a job with an NLJ 250 firm to NYU's career services office, which is why the discrepancy comes up.
OK, thanks, but NYU's article you sent me says, "if they (firms) did not provide the data, we similarly did not disclose it." That means NYU's career office does not report it either, yet has a higher % than the firms report.
They said they didn't disclose it to the NLJ when the NLJ came to them looking for additional info to fill in the gaps.
" It happens that quite a few of the firms that do not release data to the NLJ are major New York-based firms that typically hire a lot of NYU Law grads. We have strong, longstanding relationships with these firms, and if they did not provide the data, we similarly did not disclose it. During its data-gathering process this year, the NLJ sent us a list of NLJ 250 firms that had reported hiring NYU Law 2011 graduates, including the number at each firm. But 21 NLJ 250 firms that hired a total of 58 of our 2011 graduates were missing from the list, and, when asked, the NLJ told us that was because these firms did not provide information."
NYU didn't volunteer any information to the NLJ beyond what the firms gave. Had they done so, they would have looked better when the final numbers came out.
For employment data, use the school websites. As long as the reporting % is sufficiently high (greater than 90%) there is nothing to worry about. Both Berkeley and NYU are telling the truth.