« on: April 14, 2008, 03:29:44 PM »
Yongsoo, since you mentioned that this is a worry to you, can I assume you are either a current student or a potential enrollee at WUSTL? What did you think about the placement capability of the school? WUSTL didn't show up in any of the eleven schools featured in the NLJ Report for Chicago. What's the deal with that?
The NJL report you mentioned has nothing to do with which schools place the best in Chicago. It is simply a listing of NLJ 250 placement by the 11 schools considered to be in the Chicago region. Since WUSTL is outide that region, they are not on the NJL Report for the Illinois region.
In 2005, WUSTL was #22 for NLJ 250 placement. Compared to Cornell, WUSTL BigLaw stats are mediocre. But compared to Vandy or UCLA, its employment prospects do not appear that bad. It looks like UCLA and Vandy place about 7-10% more of their class in NJL 250. A good size difference, but not what I would have imagined and certainly not worth paying 30-60k extra to attend one of those two.