1004LSAT wrote:I think all that that chart with the employment trends tells you is that more HLS students than CLS student decide to do something other than biglaw (especially judicial clerkships). I have little doubt that, if those students who chose to do clerkships or public interest decided to apply for biglaw jobs, they would probably be hired. I mean, CLS has a higher % of students who work in "other firms"--those are probably students who failed to get biglaw jobs. Very few HLS students end up working for "other firms"--probably because they are either assured a biglaw job, or they didn't want to do biglaw in the first place.
I think that may be a little unfair to presume that some sort of failure led Columbia grads to choose non NLJ250 firms. But that aside, Chicago seems very similar to Harvard and-this is even more interesting-Duke. Its not that I don't think Harvard should be near the top of any list, it is just it seems like:
Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, NYU, Stanford (alphabetical order)
Rest of T14
You'll get a great job regardless of where you go in the top 6.
That seems to be correct.
There is no doubt that prestige whoring will play some role in my decision, of course. I am just beginning to think money/class size/city/overall feel are going to weigh more in any t6 decision I get to make, outside of yale.