Though, I assume you are mostly talking about non-big law positions. Nothing against them at all, but the case numbers don't show many making it to big law.
No. I'm talking about jobs period. There are maybe 10 kids a year that get big law (or a boutique that pays as much) out of Case. At a certain point it's not big law that's the issue. It's getting a job at all vs. not. Case doesn't have much biglaw, but at least almost all of us have legal jobs. T4 has even less big law and a sizable number of people are unemployed.
And I have to say, Case has a pretty large population of people that don't even want big law. I was applying to them, and had a few interviews (which, granted, I did not get) but, at a certain point I realized, "I don't want to work 80 hours a week, I'm not interested in the whole big law thing... I genuinely want to work in public interest and policy so why the hell am I even applying?" And I know I'm not the only one. A lot of us have found what we want and it isn't big law. Honestly, I get very annoyed with people who are big law or bust. If you genuinely want it, fine - but don't just want it because other people say you should want it. Most big law people will tell you the job kind of sucks and you barely have time to spend your money. And there are other prestigious jobs that are not big law. Government and public interest jobs can be every bit as competitive as big law - and many Case students get those jobs/internships.
Snowpeach has a good point. I did biglaw for 3 years in my younger days and that part of my life I don't remember much except wanting to get out, which I finally did. The important point here SP is making (I think) is that you need to manage your expectations. The BS the schools put out about average 1st year incomes of six figures is just that, BS, unless you are talking Yale, Harvard, etc. Unfortunately, you do get unrepresentative response on TLS since most here are gunning for that biglaw, big salary position. The top 5% of the class can get biglaw and can make $ 100,000-$ 160,000 the first year. It drops very, very fast from there. If you are not in the top 50%, perferably top 25%, your chance at private practice is extremely remote unless you work for a solo and will likely make $ 30-40,000 starting. When you have a lot of student debt, this makes for a bleak picture if your first year grades are not that good. Without a 2L summer in a firm or a good clerkship, getting a firm job is also problematic. Of course, there are some very good public and corporate positions that very in pay but most don't pay big time. However, many of those positions can be very rewarding. If you don't have the huge debt, then do what you want and don't be overconsumed about the money. All in all, it is a changed legal world and you just need to have reasonable expectations from the school of your choice and you expected job path.