dd235 wrote:VAUDC2016 wrote:Nova wrote:UDC wrote:•25.8% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs.
•47.3% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
•49.5% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.
ITS A TRAP
I have a strong background in math and statistics and have learned that it is an unwise practice to commit blind faith to sample averages. Those statistics you just cited are hardly a valid basis for making such a defamatory statement. Employment statistics are not a conclusive predictor of quality of education; in fact, if you were to look at employment statistics alone you would conclude that UC Irvine was better than Yale for 2012. http://www.lstscorereports.com/?r=other
I would prefer it if you found more compelling evidence before making such a far-reaching conclusory statement. However, I do appreciate your input.
Note: You should also consider the possibility that maybe UDC is committed to providing the best possible education through its unique character (defined by its mission) as opposed to constantly tailoring its curriculum to reflect what the job market happens to demand at that particular timeframe.
Consider these two school:
You get the best education ever here
The teachers here are top notch... Better than any other school
The facilities here are top notch
Only 25% of students are employed in full-time legal positions 9 months after graduation
You get an absolutely horrible legal education here
The teachers all suck
The facilities are really shitty
90% of students are employed in full-time legal positions 9 months after graduation
I would be willing to bet that 99% of people would choose School B over School A. People go to law school to become lawyers. Period.
I like your comment, I think you made a good point. I appreciate people may have different interests. But I for one would choose "the best education ever" over "horrible legal education" even if it meant my employment opportunities would be less abundant directly after law school.