Hmm, do you have a link to that Chicago announcement? I wonder if Columbia will say the same thing. Anyone have any info on this?
(Even if they do, however, I still don't recommend that the OP go to CLS, for the reasons noted above)
I've changed my mind. Come to Columbia. You will lower the curve.
Take a look at Chicago's 25-75 salaries in this years USNEWS report (it's in the directory in the back) Chicago reported a 25% salary of 90K (a drop of 35K from last year) and a 75% salary of 125K. I would find it hard to believe that there average salary would rise to 155K in such a short amount of time.Also from what I hear salary drop offs are sharp. In otherwords even if a school has a 25% salary of 125K (which in actuality is probably more likely to be there median salar because only 75% of students report there salaries-- most of which probably aren't too proud of what they make-- and some go into the public sector) there salaries could drop very steeply from there to around 40-50K. You have to be aware of the fact that even at Columbia if you score in the bottom quater of your class you could be making only around 50K a year.
In all honesty, I think anyone that comes out of CLS who wants to make $125K a year can. I'm sure that it's harder for the bottom of the class to find those types of jobs, but I think they do generally get them. The only people that get paid less than $125K from the top 6 schools are those that choose to work outside of biglaw, or in secondary markets.
I didn't meet anybody at my michigan visit day that seemed like the trust fund type. I really doubt that even a large minority gets anywhere near six figure trust funds.
Quote from: St. Shaun on May 12, 2005, 10:45:01 PMI didn't meet anybody at my michigan visit day that seemed like the trust fund type. I really doubt that even a large minority gets anywhere near six figure trust funds.It seemed like everyone except me had a trust fund at the Cornell admiited students day... Actually one guy even openly bragged about the fact that he hadn't even bothered to apply for financial aid, like getting financial aid for law school makes you some kind of welfare queen. Thinking back, I don't think I've ever SEEN so many LV bags in one place.Assuming the OP isn't a flame, the fact that he got $0 from Columbia basically means he does have money coming out his *ss hole, so he should shut the f*ck up & go to Columbia.
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