Coxless,I assume they only included the V100 in that compilation? If so, that looks about right for all the schools, although I'm surprised WUSTL has such low representation.Illinois, DePaul, Loyola and Kent are unique on that list in that the reported % can't be too far from how deep in the class V100 firms go, since nearly all the students at those schools want Chicago. There must be more market-paying firms in Chicago than those represented here, because it would be depressing to think that a V100 will only go 16% into the UIUC class and 2.7% into Kent's.Just from your personal experience at 2L OCI, did people get interviews/callbacks in a pattern relatively consistent with their class rank, and was there a clear cutoff rank?
quality and placement != rankings
Quotequality and placement != rankingsTITCRIowa has extremely strong faculty.Also, please keep in mind that the type of people who decide to go to Iowa are NOT generally interested in biglaw. Job placements based so clearly on proximity cannot be taken seriously when considering how good a school is.
I am seriously considering Illinois so that's why I'm asking this stuff.Also, that list was just the V50. UIUC had about 19% in the V100, which is pretty good, although I don't think there are many really big Chicago firms that's aren't at least V100 (Jenner is #50, I think Sonnenschein is in there, not sure about the rest...)Good for you with the JAG. I don't know if that would be for me, but it sounds cool.Even if I get a little tuition break from Illinois, it still seems kind of expensive. I'm just wondering at what point in the class do people not have any options, like if you're below top third are you stuck making $40K or worse? Or can you get some kind of midlaw job? Just wondering what people say.
I don't know how the faculty "rankings" work (not USN -- but doesn't someone out there try to quantify which schools have the most big shot professors??)I'm starting to realize that having an "all star" prof, who can show you quick and easy ways to know the material is important. However, I have no idea if anyone can really verify which ones are the best. It's possible though- at my school I think it is pretty objectified who the BEST professors are. Tt seems to be the TREND that the best profs tend to have graduated from the top schools -- and I'd imagine the best schools hire the best professors...
Also, you really want to assert that all Iowa law students "generally" are not interested in BigLaw? You are simply pulling this out of your ass.
QuoteAlso, you really want to assert that all Iowa law students "generally" are not interested in BigLaw? You are simply pulling this out of your ass.If you'd learn to read, you'd figure out that I didn't say anything about "all" Iowa Law students. What I did say was that Iowa is quite frequently a destination for people with no interest in Biglaw...and yes, MORE SO than its peer schools.