irishman86 wrote:lawschoolman1 wrote:Interesting topic. Does anyone know how UVA places at Federal Agencies such as the SEC and CFTC(Commodity Futures Trading Commission)? I'm interested in these two agencies and figure UVA would be a good school to go to and network for these positions.
Networking is mainly a myth.
If you want a 2L position with the SEC, you will need good grades. If you want a permanent job, you will most likely need to get good grades, work biglaw, then lateral.
I don't agree that Networking is a myth, but I'm sure you need good grades to begin with. I'm just curious how UVA would place in these agencies compared to say a Columbia or NYU?