Law school employment: school funded positions
Interesting NLJ article on the phenomenon of law school-funded positions. Much of the commentary on the blogosphere looks at these positions as efforts to game the rankings. Without claiming that rankings considerations play zero role in these efforts, more nuanced analyses look to these strategies as mechanisms for addressing legal employment predicaments and for providing efficacious bridges to practice.
For what it’s worth, Northwestern Law’s numbers are at the low end of the law schools mentioned, at approximately 4%.