msh342 wrote:PDaddy, you feel Tulane should be in the T30 / ranked the same as Fordham in terms of employment prospects?
hahahaha, if only this were true
Remember something...scholarly research, teaching quality, and the like are similar for those two schools and others. I don't know why more people don't understand this, but the tail that is the LSAT is wagging the dog that is the rankings, and the tail that is the rankings wags the dog that is the employment prospects. If Tulane were to be ranked at #30 this year, trust that there would be more employers interested in Tulane, just like more recruiters are probably looking at Indiana grads these days.
Employment can't be used to gage relative qualities between some schools because schools like Tulane, which do not game the rankings by admitting "numbers" - but real people instead - suffer to some degree in the rankings and, by extension, employment. What's astounding, however, is that Tulane surpasses most of the sub-20 schools, many ranked far above it, in terms of LSJ100 employment.
That's with the Katrina recovery still going on (quite nicely, I might add), with lower median LSAT's, and with a southern locale. Add to that Tulane's ability to place grads in more markets than Fordham and I think Tulane is the better school. Go to Tulane and work in Houston, Dallas, NOLA, S.F., L.A., NY, ATL, or D.C. or go to Fordham and work in...well...NY. I would prefer to have multiple options, thank you very much.