wannabelawstudent wrote:Ludovico Technique wrote:itachiuchiha wrote:chowiechow wrote:Waitlisted. Shocked given my numbers!
I guess you should've be too mad anymore. If the ranking rumors are true and UIUC dropped substantially, it may not be a school worth attending, employers may or may not be put off by the ranking drop.
BTW; what were the numbers?
lol at employers caring about the rankings
It's still probably not worth attending but not for that reason
I know employment and job placement are pretty sticky, and I know employers don't care very much about rankings, but wouldn't a scandal such as the one UIUC had negatively effect employment? What I'm saying is I think what happened effected employment/medians/prestige etc that's goes into the rankings, rather than the rankings alone effecting employment.
I doubt it. I was going through OCI when the scandal broke and people were curious but it didn't have any effect on my class or the class that just went through OCI. The people who do get jobs out of Illinois generally go to firms that have hired Illinois grads in the past and want to keep hiring from the school.
It might have an effect on employment in the long term, if the school keeps failing to attract decent classes and employers see a palpable decline in quality of lawyers they are getting from Illinois then maybe they will stop hiring from here. But employers aren't staying away because of the scandal and another drop in the rankings isn't gonna make much difference.
All that said, the employment score isn't very good here to begin with so you shouldn't come here unless you get a hefty scholarship and little other options