I love BC's campus, atmosphere, and reputation, but one concern I do have, as a few others have noted, is there decline in rank and employment stats. Although I like that they dont seem to rely on school funded positions. But do any of you all know if there was a particular change that caused the drop in employment numbers/clerkships this yr. Also, as others mentioned, I would love for them to decrease class size, do any of you know if they are leaning this way?
My exact thoughts! Would really love some answers.
I wouldn't say the decline in employment stats is really unique to BC. Employment numbers everywhere are down.
Employment score - % of school-funded: 65%
Large Firm score: 25.4%
500+ Firm score: 15.38%
Federal Clerkship rate: 2.3%
Large Firm/Clerkships combined: 27.7%
Employment score - % of school-funded: 68.4%
Large Firm score: 26%
500+ Firm score: 15.44%
Federal Clerkship rate: 3.9%
Large Firm/Clerkships combined: 29.9%
These two sets of numbers are almost identical except the clerkship rate is a little lower and the school-funded is a lot lower. I wouldn't say that BC is "on the decline" at all. You just have to acknowledge that it's a tough-ass market and if you go to BC, you have about a 2/3rd shot of getting a job as a lawyer. If you look at the 2010 numbers you will see a big decrease from then, but that was a really abnormal year where BC was placing like 34% in NLJ 250 firms...likely not happening again in this economy.
As far as rank - don't consider it. Here's a good read on that - --LinkRemoved--