najumobi wrote:Renzo wrote:Kurama is an assclown who knows not of what he speaks. There are not substantially more than 250 firms paying market rates, so Biglaw is not all of the NLJ250, but pretty much all of Biglaw is in the NLJ250. I'd say that's an absolute, but someone would find one tiny IP boutique to prove me wrong.
by market rate do you mean 160k? if so, then you're probably right. but there are definitely biglaw opportunities that pay ~85k/yr. (for instance some in WV and probably other secondary and tertiary markets)
At this point it's obvious that Renzo has no idea WTF he's talking about. He may very well be an idiot based off of this statement. WOW actually that is the dumbest statement I've ever seen him make--that says A LOT. YOu should be very wary of listening to him after making a comment like that.
There are A LOT of firms that pay market rate that are not on the nlj250. Pretty much any firm in the southern markets (Dallas, Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, and the other Florida markets). Firms in the Pacific Northwest, litigation focused elite Cali firms like Munger, Irell, Altschuler, and Keker. Firms like Barlitt Beck in Chicago,Texas firms like Susman Godfrey, Beck Redden, and Gibbs & Bruns. Market paying firms in areas like Arizona would often not be on the nlj250 as well. Don't forget DC firms like Robbins Russell, Kellog Huber, Zuckerman etc.
Wow I can't believe just how little this guy knows for him to be making absolute claims like this. It's scary actually. I know that he is only focused on NYC biglaw (which is a huge reason why inflates NYU's strength) but wow, he actually doesn't know WTF he's talking about.