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lincolnsgrandson

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Hastings employment
« on: August 24, 2005, 07:11:36 AM »
USNWR shows that Hastings' employment rate at graduation is ridiculously low.  I think it was less than 60%?  That's outrageous, especially considering that Davis was something like 77%.

Does anyone why the figure is so low?  Is it an error?

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Re: Hastings employment
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005, 12:50:11 PM »
I think the standard answer is that Hastings grads have to compete against grads from Berkeley, Stanford, Davis, and anybody from any other good school who happens to want to move to San Francisco after graduation.

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Re: Hastings employment
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005, 05:50:44 PM »
Do you think that's the answer?  What would make the percentage so much less than UC Davis?  Is Hastings really that less well perceived?

By comparison, Fordham's employment at graduation rate is better than 80%, even though its students compete with grads from NYU, Columbia, Harvard, Georgetown, and just about everywhere. 

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Re: Hastings employment
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005, 08:57:15 PM »
There are way more legal jobs in NY than in SF, for one thing.

And no I doubt Davis is perceived as that much better... it's just one more school churning out graduates who are going to compete with Hastings grads for the same jobs.

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Re: Hastings employment
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2005, 12:52:08 AM »
Do you think that's the answer?  What would make the percentage so much less than UC Davis?  Is Hastings really that less well perceived?

By comparison, Fordham's employment at graduation rate is better than 80%, even though its students compete with grads from NYU, Columbia, Harvard, Georgetown, and just about everywhere. 

NYC is a MUCH larger legal market than San Francisco/Silicon valley
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Re: Hastings employment
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2005, 04:01:05 PM »
I actually go to Hastings and the 2Ls and 3Ls I know seem to be doing just great.
Sure, it's anectdotal evidence but I find it encouraging.
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Re: Hastings employment
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2005, 01:40:42 AM »
I actually go to Hastings and the 2Ls and 3Ls I know seem to be doing just great.
Sure, it's anectdotal evidence but I find it encouraging.

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Re: Hastings employment
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2005, 03:44:02 AM »
Thanks Bruin, you too  :)
With luck and a little hard work I'll be one of those employed Hastings 2Ls.
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Re: Hastings employment
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2006, 07:07:17 PM »
USNWR shows that Hastings' employment rate at graduation is ridiculously low.  I think it was less than 60%?  That's outrageous, especially considering that Davis was something like 77%.

Does anyone why the figure is so low?  Is it an error?

Not sure about raw statistics but I have worked at a couple of SF law firms and I call tell you that the Hastings network is quiet strong in the city.