This ranking should never be relied on, period.
*edit* this chart is actually pretty awesome - it includes clerkships, other firm jobs etc. http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1207904900045they even have regional rankings by placement, this is ny'shttp://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1207904905714the whole collection of data is pretty helpful if you ask me - this is data reported by firms, not manipulated by schools - http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1207904905714
kind of crazy that a 2% change (5 students) makes us (BC) drop from 16 to 20. If this survey does come up in the BU vs BC debate, I think it is (or at least should be) to counter the notion that BU does "better nationally" in career prospects. They are nearly identical schools in job prospects, and these placement numbers should help confirm that.