You don't read LSD very often...You find multiple threads on here talking about lawfirmaddicts numbers on W&L. They missed out on a few years of data...so unfortunately their results are misleading(they also mention this).
assuming you did not apply to Fordham, W&L. Illinois essentially has zero placement in the NYC area, while W&L has a much bigger footprint. Most W&L students dont go to NYC out of personal choice-- they want to stay in VA or NYC. But, with a class of like 120 people, it places at least 10-20% in nyc big law jobs. Illinois places exceedingly few people in NYC, and they are likely the top of their class or have some compelling connections/family connects there to make it happen.
Almost totally inaccurate. W&L sends about 25% of their class to biglaw of any sort in any city. They maybe send 5-10 students a year to NY state.
Here, class of 2006, 12 students in any jobs in NY/NJ/PA:
EDIT: 7 in NY state. About 5% of the class.
True, Illinois does not have a big presence in NYC, but neither does W&L.
Good point. It's also important to note that those 7 who end up in NY state might not all be in BigLaw or even in the private sector. The information available supports the idea that neither W&L or Illinois is a decent choice for NYC.
But nice work anyway.
On another note, how do you know whether or not 25% of the class chose big law? or 30% or 50%? you just don't know? Not everyone elects biglaw, especially at a self-selecting school like W&L.
Please end the W&L Flaming.
I don't see any flaming here. It seems like TRATPS and Donwario have used every source that they could find. You weren't happy with Martindale-Hubbard, you weren't happy with LawAddict, and you don't even like the stats from W&L's own website. It's obvious not many lawyers in NYC are from W&L. Just check the website of a few NYC BigLaw firms. It's virtually impossible to find a W&L grad at any of them. To be fair, there are hardly any from Illinois either. Does this mean W&L can't place there? We don't know. Does this mean Illinois can't place there? We don't know.
The point is that both schools have a tiny number of graduates working in NY.