Cornell's median salary

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FutureLS10

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Cornell's median salary

Post by FutureLS10 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:36 pm

Is it really the case that Cornell grads at the median get $160,000?

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Post by jtemp320 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:40 pm

I think you aren't understanding how they are using the world median...

Is it true that the median salary for grads in private practice is 160k? Sure but that dosen't mean nearly as much as you think.

Is it true that graduates AT median are making 160k...well, a few of them- but I think its safe to say many if not most are not...

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Post by SherlockHolmes » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:43 pm

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Re: Cornell's median salary

Post by showNprove » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:43 pm

ITE, assuming about 10% clerk, I'd say under 40% are making $160k. That's just based off the stats readily available on the internet. A Cornellian would likely know better.

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Post by rman1201 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:46 pm

No.
According to your logic, median grads at BLS can expect $120k.

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Re: Cornell's median salary

Post by retake » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:22 pm

Median salaries mean nothing. Retake and ED to Harvard ftw.

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Post by Verity » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:27 pm

jtemp320 wrote:Sure but that dosen't mean nearly as much as you think.
Mean being the operative word. For once, I'd like a school to just straightforwardly take all of the salaries, add them up, and divide them by the number of students (not including the unemployed, the amount and percentage of which they should disclose). Every damn LS out there spins their employment stats. It's really sickening, especially since lawyers are supposed to have such high ethical standards.

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Re: Cornell's median salary

Post by MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:28 pm

jtemp320 wrote:I think you aren't understanding how they are using the world median...

Is it true that the median salary for grads in private practice is 160k? Sure but that dosen't mean nearly as much as you think.

Is it true that graduates AT median are making 160k...well, a few of them- but I think its safe to say many if not most are not...
This. It's not grads at the median of the class, its the median salary of the grads, which must always be taken with a grain of salt.

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