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Chances at $100k +

Postby crazyeddie » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:25 am

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Re: Chances at $100k +

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:27 am

Last year, maybe 10%. This year who knows.

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Re: Chances at $100k +

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:33 am

Chances of making $100,000 from the University of IL?

For the class of 2008, chances were 33% (according to what they gave US News).

Now? Probably top 20% (not just big law people, all employers).

If you are entering in the fall, probably around top 33% by the time you graduate (I'm assuming).

EDIT: I thought when you said "Going to Illinois," you meant U of IL.
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Re: Chances at $100k +

Postby Grizz » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:36 am

26% of 2009 grads (2007 OCI, pre ITE) landed NLJ250. The number is much, much lower now, but no one really knows.

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Re: Chances at $100k +

Postby NayBoer » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:57 am

Not all schools ranked #15 to 50 (or 100) are made equal. But don't go to Illinois if making $100k in 3 years is a necessity.

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Re: Chances at $100k +

Postby crazyeddie » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:05 pm

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Re: Chances at $100k +

Postby crazyeddie » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:13 pm

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Re: Chances at $100k +

Postby Grizz » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:34 pm

crazyeddie wrote:
rad law wrote:26% of 2009 grads (2007 OCI, pre ITE) landed NLJ250. The number is much, much lower now, but no one really knows.


26% is just the NLJ 250 placement, correct? Based on the interview with Dean Pless on this website, I was thinking that there are some $100k jobs with firms outside of the NLJ 250. Although this was all pre-ITE...I am wondering how accurate this is (was)...

"For the Class of 2007:

97.3% Employed, 73% private, 27% public (11% clerkships)

The remaining 2.7% are people that failed the bar and were waiting for the results from the February test.

Of those in private practice: 50% at large firms (defined as median salary of 160K) 30% at mid-size firms (defined as median salary of 125K) 20% at small firms (defined as salary below 100K)" - Dean Pless


I wouldn't put too much stock in school self-reported statistics if I were you.

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Re: Chances at $100k +

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:48 pm

crazyeddie wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:
EDIT: I thought when you said "Going to Illinois," you meant U of IL.



I did mean U of IL.


Does anyone have information on what OCI was like last year at IL?


Just word of mouth, but not even 10% and law review was safe. Top 20% to have a shot, but only about 10% got a big law gig.

The top Chicago firms didn't come to OCI, ie KE, Sidley and Mayer Brown.

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Re: Chances at $100k +

Postby NayBoer » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:58 pm

I think a lot of "not even top 5% + LR is safe" stories from UIUC, ND, wherever, are polluted by bad interviewees getting top grades (and grading onto LR). I suspect that in this market firms are being pickier about good interviews.

The problem for 0Ls and 1Ls judging their prospects is that most bad interviews probably don't realize they are bad interviews.

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Re: Chances at $100k +

Postby keg411 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:29 pm

NayBoer wrote:I think a lot of "not even top 5% + LR is safe" stories from UIUC, ND, wherever, are polluted by bad interviewees getting top grades (and grading onto LR). I suspect that in this market firms are being pickier about good interviews.

The problem for 0Ls and 1Ls judging their prospects is that most bad interviews probably don't realize they are bad interviews.


I would agree with this. The same can be said of T14'ers who struck out last year (hence why you hear stories of those on LR striking out at OCI); at least from anecdotal evidence that I've heard.

I'd say at a school like Illinois, top 20-25% would have a chance (depending on interview, WE, luck, etc.), but no one is really "safe" for 100k+ jobs.

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Re: Chances at $100k +

Postby ArthurEdens » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:35 pm

I'll keep my fingers crossed that patent law chances are better than the rest.




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