Watababe wrote:KPUSN07 wrote:Watababe wrote:Another 1L here also willing to answer any questions!
How does Illinois place in big law? It seems actually better than thought, true?
True! I was actually talking with a few fellow 1Ls at the end of the semester about how, if you don't really check for yourself, you get the impression UIUC places like 10% into big law, when in reality we were most recently about 34%, and I think we're on track for that to stay pretty steady/go up. Having now experienced a semester there, I can tell you the school really works hard to get the placements. They have good relationships with several big firms, between school and org sponsored events there are tons of opportunities to visit offices, and they've got a few great summer programs geared towards helping you land a big law spot. And finally, always keep in mind that the 34% is not the top 34% of the class...people choose other paths/have other interests, so realistically it's probably more the top 40% or even reaching to anyone above median.
I threw an application in last night - very surprised and impressed by Illinois based on their NALP report... Although, I'd imagine all the Big Law jobs are in Chicago....
https://www.lawschooltransparency.com/d ... linois.pdf