« on: January 17, 2010, 03:51:27 PM »
Many law schools across the country meet these four criteria. My school for example has top notch faculty (great scholarship, featured on TV etc.); five law journals; we are also public service oriented school with great clinics and a national level moot court team, and countless internship opportunities. My school is a top 100 school by US news rankings. However, the people with great job offers are those ranked in the top 10% and with the economy the way it is right now, it is unlikely the employer will dip further into the class. Many schools advertise themselves based on the top 10% of the class (chances are, if you are in the top 10% of any law school in the country, you are likely to do better than somebody in the top 50% with exceptions of course. I'm just giving a general picture). This is a gross distortion. The OP fails to see this and distorts the careers prospects picture for an average law student from a non-elite law school. I feel that outside of HYSC, the life of an average law student is just that much harder in terms of landing a well paying employment right out of law school. Of course there are many many exceptions. Law is very elitist. And that's just something law schools must make clear to the incoming students.