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Re: Median Salary (Public and Private) all Law Schools
« Reply #140 on: July 19, 2005, 05:57:08 PM »
the statistics (even the reliable ones) don't say top ten percent will make 100K at big three. That is MUCH lower than reality.

At a second tier school that may well be true, but not at the top!
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Re: Median Salary (Public and Private) all Law Schools
« Reply #141 on: July 19, 2005, 08:34:11 PM »
NYLS, which is a tier 4 school, boasts an average (or is it median?) starting salary of 95K. Granted that's higher than many similarly ranked schools and is probably a function of its downtown NYC locale; but I think most tier 1 school students who finish in the top 1/3 of their class must have at least a fighting chance at 100k or thereabouts. At least this is how it seems from everything I have read. Cardozo claims an avg (median?) starting salary of 101K, and they are Tier 2. Maybe I am wrong, but I don't think 100k is an unreasonable expectation for moderately successful students at T1 schools.
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Re: Median Salary (Public and Private) all Law Schools
« Reply #142 on: July 19, 2005, 10:23:18 PM »
NYLS, which is a tier 4 school, boasts an average (or is it median?) starting salary of 95K. Granted that's higher than many similarly ranked schools and is probably a function of its downtown NYC locale; but I think most tier 1 school students who finish in the top 1/3 of their class must have at least a fighting chance at 100k or thereabouts. At least this is how it seems from everything I have read. Cardozo claims an avg (median?) starting salary of 101K, and they are Tier 2. Maybe I am wrong, but I don't think 100k is an unreasonable expectation for moderately successful students at T1 schools.
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It all depends where you work, and what type of law you're going to practice. Also....those statistics hardly ever include the whole student body. But like I said this is a pointless argument. Good luck to everyone who thinks they'll be making 100k right out of school and they're not working in New York, Chicago or L.A. Most lawyers DON'T work in these cities. But hey....you never know. Good luck everyone.

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Re: Median Salary (Public and Private) all Law Schools
« Reply #143 on: July 19, 2005, 11:46:42 PM »
most law grads don't get biglaw jobs that pay market


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Re: Median Salary (Public and Private) all Law Schools
« Reply #144 on: July 20, 2005, 01:10:46 AM »
most law grads don't get biglaw jobs that pay market



Thanks for someone actually speaking some sense.

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Re: Median Salary (Public and Private) all Law Schools
« Reply #145 on: July 20, 2005, 02:03:38 AM »
After reading this thread for awhile...

I really think the school's prestige matters when one talks about starting salaries.  To lump all LS grads into one group is sort of nieve. It would seem to me that the job prospects (BIGLAW or public) vary greatly by school.

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Re: Median Salary (Public and Private) all Law Schools
« Reply #146 on: July 20, 2005, 09:37:35 AM »
also, ask any law student or recent grad.  the schools are bullshitting the numbers on employment and salary. they were even messing with the admissions numbers, which is why when usnwr changed their methodology this year they were pissed. 

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Re: Median Salary (Public and Private) all Law Schools
« Reply #147 on: July 20, 2005, 10:35:47 AM »
also, ask any law student or recent grad.  the schools are bullshitting the numbers on employment and salary. they were even messing with the admissions numbers, which is why when usnwr changed their methodology this year they were pissed. 

that is why you look at percent reporting and percent working in law firms/private practice. If both of these numbers are high (not often) you can trust the numbers... unless you think a school will directly falsify numbers
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Re: Median Salary (Public and Private) all Law Schools
« Reply #148 on: July 20, 2005, 12:03:50 PM »
I guess all the schools I have looked at seriously are upper tier, NYC schools where the vast majority of grads work in provate practice. Hence my sense that getting a high paying biglaw job is a reasonable expectation for successful students.
The vast majority of Fordham grads, for instance, work in private practice and the median salary is somewhere just over 100k. Fordham claims to have calculated this median using info from 98% of the relevant graduating class. I enrolled at Fordham so I expect to have shot at biglaw.

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Re: Median Salary (Public and Private) all Law Schools
« Reply #149 on: July 20, 2005, 12:07:27 PM »
These numbers are old and inaccurate.
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