These are the first two Class of 2011 placement numbers I've seen law schools put up (there are probably others; I haven't done a search):
The most striking thing about the GWU numbers is the change over the course of the last four graduating classes.
Total number of graduates getting BigLaw jobs (250+ lawyer firms):
*A side note: GWU is yet another school at which the number of its grads listed as having jobs with firms of 250+ lawyers correlates almost exactly with the number of its grads listed by the NLJ as having jobs with NLJ250 firms (the figures are 95 and 92 respectively for the class of 2011).
Total salaries reported by GWU to NALP:
The percentage of known graduate salaries has declined from 67.9% to 32.8% over the past four years.
GWU also lists 37 2011 graduates as employed in "academia," but only one person in a law-school funded job.
The WUSTL stats are to put it charitably skeletal, but this number jumps out: Percentage of the class with a full-time "long-term" job requiring a JD nine months after graduation: 59.3%
"Long-term" is in quotation marks because both of these schools are counting judicial clerkships as "long-term" employment. They can do this while staying ("arguably" as a lawyer might say) within the NALP definitions because NALP defines "short-term" employment as any definite period of employment of less than one year. Technically most judicial clerkships last one year, although I note that in its aggregated national statistics NALP treats judicial clerkships as short-term employment. Given that a large proportion of the judicial clerkships taken by graduates of sub-elite schools are state and local rather than federal (slightly less than half at GWU in 2011; comparable number at WUSTL unknown), many of these jobs are very much short-term in both form and substance, as they are essentially a one-year reprieve from post-graduate unemployment.
In other words one doesn't have to look very critically at even these sparse statistics to conclude that less than half the most recent graduating class at the nation's 23rd-ranked law school had a real legal job nine months after graduation, even liberally defined.