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BigLaw firm placement of schools


Re: BigLaw firm placement of schools
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 10:01:38 AM »
Yes, but remember these are the 2005 employment numbers. The "Unemployed" and "Business" lines are going to be a lot longer for 2008. Also, note that "Business" also means working at the Gap, Starbucks, and McDonalds and "Other Law Firms" include people who are working as contract or temp attorneys. I wish they would do a better job at defining everything that is included in their statistics to prevent "sticker shock" for people going to law school. 

Re: BigLaw firm placement of schools
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 12:50:12 PM »
Can anyone explain the difference between these two?

http://www.law.com/pdf/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf

They're both from the same people measuring the same thing, yet they're different.
Which is actually correct (if either)?

Re: BigLaw firm placement of schools
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 06:12:23 PM »
Does anyone know, or is this equally a mystery to everyone else?

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Re: BigLaw firm placement of schools
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 06:51:19 PM »
Odd. Maybe they did some revisions?

Note also that there is an 07 listing for the T20 schools by placement.

08 will be grim, but it won't necessarily be an indicator of what someone applying now will experience (but maybe an interesting test of what schools weather downturn bether).

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Re: BigLaw firm placement of schools
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 09:38:26 AM »
Don't know the difference, but they seem pretty consistent.