W&L DC BigLaw

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whatchootalkinbout
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W&L DC BigLaw

Postby whatchootalkinbout » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:24 pm

Does anyone know or have any data on how well W&L grads place in DC BigLaw?

Just curious. Thanks!

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Re: W&L DC BigLaw

Postby texaspecial88 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:47 pm

Bump. Anyone have any knowledge about this?

Metfan
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Re: W&L DC BigLaw

Postby Metfan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:06 am

not well

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Re: W&L DC BigLaw

Postby Xiaolong » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:13 am

Looking at the old NLJ 250 statistics (CO 2005), about 18% went directly into NLJ 250 firms and another 15% did clerkships, most of which I assume will end up in biglaw as well. So in a good economy I would think that top-quartile to top-third is fine. Don't know specifically about DC. However, DC seems to be W&L's primary market, so I would also assume that the people that do get biglaw tend to gravitate toward DC.

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Re: W&L DC BigLaw

Postby nealric » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:33 pm


Looking at the old NLJ 250 statistics (CO 2005), about 18% went directly into NLJ 250 firms and another 15% did clerkships, most of which I assume will end up in biglaw as well.


I wouldn't assume most of the clerks will go into biglaw. That chart lumps all clerkships together. Only the federal clerks are likely to land in biglaw.

In this economy, I would assume top 10% is needed for DC biglaw from W&L.

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Re: W&L DC BigLaw

Postby JusticeHarlan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:47 pm

nealric wrote:

Looking at the old NLJ 250 statistics (CO 2005), about 18% went directly into NLJ 250 firms and another 15% did clerkships, most of which I assume will end up in biglaw as well.


I wouldn't assume most of the clerks will go into biglaw. That chart lumps all clerkships together. Only the federal clerks are likely to land in biglaw.

In this economy, I would assume top 10% is needed for DC biglaw from W&L.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... iii_clerks

W&L has about 9% go to federal clerkships, as per the class of 2007.




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