Ludovico Technique wrote: illini22 wrote:
Just saw this data. Should help people making decisions.
Note: This is the result of 2009 OCI, which was by far the worst. So dont get too scared, 3Ls are not that bad of, and I know for a fact (I've been counting) that our 2L class will hit AT LEAST 20% Big law this year.
Some markets got hit worst than others in the economy and this is reflected here. This data should be supplemented with Article III clerkships since those are hard to get and people usually take them over big law jobs. Anyhow, weird that Indiana didnt even make it to the list of top 50 schools. http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... slreturn=1
In moments like this I am glad that the economy is better and that we have a new career office. Lets now hope that Italy doesnt send the World economy into a recession.
I hope that's true. That would certainly be impressive if ~40 2ls had SAs. It would be very helpful for 0ls and 1ls if you could list the firms you know of Illinois people going to. God knows our OCS doesn't give out info like that.
It actually isnt that impressive, it just means pre-end of world crisis numbers. I actually do not think that 20-30% percent placement is "good" by any means. People take a lot of loans to go to law school, while the chances are a bit higher than that (when you take into account people that do not want big law, PI/Gov, clerkship, etc), it is still a big gamble.
Anyhow, there are some threads around there with SA classes. I got this number from looking at the profile picture of everyone, and counting the ones I knew for a fact that got a NLJ250 job. Also, while some of this people will eventually end up at clerkship postgrad, meaning taking the actual number down, there are a few others which I dont know about, so it may be cancelling each other out. Some people also get big law jobs during 3L, but the number is significantly lower.
of the top my head list:
Winston & Strawn
Jenner & Block LLP
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
Bryan Cave LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
Schiff Hardin LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (not 100% sure if person took the offer)
Husch Blackwell LLP
Some of these firms have multiple people in the same office (Mayer Brown, Cahill, Kirkland, Winston, etc) others have in multiple offices (Kirkland Chicago + NY; Jones Day Chicago + Cleveland). I am sure I am missing a few firms from people that I know got big law since it is easier to remember (I got a job big law job) than which one exactly, and there were a few people with multiple offers which I counted as (got a job) but I dont recall which firm in particular they ended up choosing. But this list should be at least 95% accurate.