« on: March 08, 2005, 12:06:34 AM »
Here's a little bit of data, I don't know if you already know this, but here goes.
Not only is American #6 in international law, it's also: #27 in IP law, #17 in trial and #2 in clinical training.
American is nearly twice the size of Northeastern.
American's student/faculty: 12.2:1. Northeastern's: 18.2:1
American's library has 5 times as many titles.
NE's bar passage in MA: 81%. American's in MD: 72.7%
Tuition is almost exactly the same.
Average indebtedness at graduation: NE - $77,680. Amer - $89, 584
Both schools are about 37% male, 63% female.
Employed after 9 mos: NE - 95.7 Amer - 86.2
Employed in law firms: NE - 46% Amer - 47%
Public interest - NE - 16% Amer - 8%
Median starting salary, private sector: NE - $77,500 (62%). Amer - $100,000 (81%)
Median starting salary, public interest: NE - $42k. Amer - $42.5k.
% employed instate - NE 56, Amer 52.
I'd say go to American because it's a better school. Unless you think the environment of a small school will help you perform measurably better. But remember, your classes will actually be bigger at NE.