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Doodsmack
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Help Me Choose

Postby Doodsmack » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:43 pm

Goal: private practice in DC

GMU - sticker (I assume)

Washington & Lee - $24k/yr (maintain 3.0)

WUSTL - $10k/yr

UIUC - $30k/yr

Also on the Cornell and GW waitlists, and I have yet to hear back from William & Mary. Please explain your reasoning for choosing one.
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Aberzombie1892
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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:45 pm

For your goal, all of these options are "epic fails."

However, if one absolutely had to be chosen, Washington & Lee.

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby rapstar » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:46 pm

W&L.

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voice of reason
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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby voice of reason » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:49 pm

W&L is your best shot because it has the best balance between overall placement rate in large firms and DC regional proximity. But the chances of getting DC biglaw from there are not good.

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby Doodsmack » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:57 pm

voice of reason wrote:W&L is your best shot because it has the best balance between overall placement rate in large firms and DC regional proximity. But the chances of getting DC biglaw from there are not good.


private practice =/ biglaw

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby voice of reason » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:12 pm

Doodsmack wrote:
voice of reason wrote:W&L is your best shot because it has the best balance between overall placement rate in large firms and DC regional proximity. But the chances of getting DC biglaw from there are not good.


private practice =/ biglaw


True, but even if you discount biglaw as a target, the placement rate in large firms is the best available proxy for your private practice options at graduation.

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby Doodsmack » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:40 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:For your goal, all of these options are "epic fails."



Well 10% of the class of 2008 (aka the Black September hires) from W&L ended up in DC. If only those 10%, or slightly more than that percentage, were seeking jobs in DC, I wouldn't call that an epic fail.

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Re: Help Me Choose

Postby Doodsmack » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:17 pm

Now throw in Villanova w/ a full ride (provided I maintain a 3.25) and a willingness to practice in Philly.




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