I was just making the point that transferring would be smart. Ave Maria is probably a fine school (even though I hear it's moving to Florida), but let's not pretened it's "beginning to place well into BigLaw."
In addition, any school that places most of its people into government jobs is doing so by default. After the private sector positions fill up, the public sector is what's left. To anticipate the reply to this - yes, there are plenty of prestigious government positions but these are going to grads of top-25 law schools.
It sounds like students coming out of Ave Maria are getting jobs and that's important. But let's not steer a potential transfer away from Illinois,. providing them with misleading information. The types of jobs, factoring in prestige and money, will be far and away superior at Illinois.