sublime wrote:JayJones78 wrote:sublime wrote:JayJones78 wrote:
I feel like I'm a broken record on this issue but it all sounds 0L talk to me. I really don't understand how anyone could make any decision, on any school for that matter, based on a LST change of one year. I just don't get it.
I definitely understand that, and it would not be that issue alone, but while other schools seem to be improving/holding the same, I feel like it is fair to consider a drop, at least somewhat.
Going from 12% unemployed to 33% unemployed is quite a jump and not insignificant, imo.
And it sounds like 0L talk because it is 0L talk
we talked about this many times. with schools in that rank (16/17-30) all the employment data is just not as relevant IMO. you need to come in knowing you gotta make it to the top 20-30% of your class (I say 30% for school 16-20 and 20% for schools 21-30) or bad things will happen. the kids who are in those rank will be okay (combined with how they fare in OCI, their nature, ability to network and sell themselves etc. but that goes for any LS student, top or bottom). If you have that mentality in mind, you realize that the change in employment just doesnt matter as much. be in that rank, all things equal you'll be in a position to finish school with a job. don't be in that rank, assume the worst.
I know that is your position, and it makes sense, but why not try to shore up the "worst case scenario" as much as possible? Everyone goes expecting to be top 30%, but for every person in the top 30 percent, there is another in the bottom 30.
if you want to avoid that go to a T14 (more like a T6) or go to a regional school that places really well where you want to practice and live. When discussing schools in that rank IMHO they are all the same. top 20-30 percent of bad outcomes. In that regard it really doesnt matter which school you're talking about. if you're in bottom 40% at UIB or another school you'll be in the same position as a W&L grad. Avoiding this equals having better numbers to get accepted at much better schools or waiting until you get that position.