Lowest you would go if you wanted BigLaw

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Re: Lowest you would go if you wanted BigLaw

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:09 pm

2011L1 wrote:
Ragged wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:So, you are pretty much saying no lower than the t-14.

Some people have been saying that GC only send approx. 30% of their class into BigLaw. Any percentage below that is not worth it?

Postulating like this is pointless, but if you were dead set on BigLaw then 1-14 give you a shot worth taking. UT for Texas BigLaw is a possibility. Vandy places alright, but by no means is a guarantee. If you want a guarantee then don't go below Yale.


ftfy


I wouldn't go below T-14 + UT. Tired of giving the same answer to the same question.


So would you totally X out Fordham if you were a NY'er?


200K for a 20% chance at big law is a great investment.

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Re: Lowest you would go if you wanted BigLaw

Postby lisjjen » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:16 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
200K for a 20% chance at big law is a great investment.


What about 50K for a 20% chance?

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Re: Lowest you would go if you wanted BigLaw

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:18 pm

lisjjen wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
200K for a 20% chance at big law is a great investment.


What about 50K for a 20% chance?


If it's actually 50K and not 50K + Cost of Living for three years, I'd probably make that bet. As long you wouldn't find small firm work.

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Re: Lowest you would go if you wanted BigLaw

Postby rayiner » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:24 pm

ITE is over. Any of the T14 is fine.

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Re: Lowest you would go if you wanted BigLaw

Postby motiontodismiss » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:42 pm

rayiner wrote:ITE is over. Any of the T14 is fine.


ITE is over. I'm going to McKinsey.

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Re: Lowest you would go if you wanted BigLaw

Postby lisjjen » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:34 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
lisjjen wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
200K for a 20% chance at big law is a great investment.


What about 50K for a 20% chance?


If it's actually 50K and not 50K + Cost of Living for three years, I'd probably make that bet. As long you wouldn't find small firm work.


Hypothetical post is hypothetical. For a school as good as Fordham, I'd pick a secondary market that I wanted to work in and go to something in the Indiana Bloomington or Arizona State universe.

I guess I have to remember the context of the conversation. But Biglaw or bust is a false dialectic to me.

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Re: Lowest you would go if you wanted BigLaw

Postby Zeile » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:19 pm

I see some people saying T14 -- but doesn't Vandy actually place better in BigLaw now than Cornell and/or Georgetown? So, shouldn't it be either T12 or T15?

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Re: Lowest you would go if you wanted BigLaw

Postby lisjjen » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:36 pm

Zeile wrote:I see some people saying T14 -- but doesn't Vandy actually place better in BigLaw now than Cornell and/or Georgetown? So, shouldn't it be either T12 or T15?


I've heard increasing mention of T10. This recession has really separated the sheep from the goats and though Northwestern is killing it, as usual, GULC and Cornell are starting to act like other T20s and Vandy, UCLA and UT Austin are starting to act like lower T14s. The denomination of T14 means less than it once did.

I'd say if you're looking for a prestigious school to namedrop at social gatherings, Cornell and GULC still have great lay prestige. However, if you're looking for a hegemon that can take you wherever you want to go, sticker at T10 and especially T3 becomes absolutely worth it. Some of the lower T14s, not so much - just because the average person watching Seinfeld doesn't know the ins and outs of law school doesn't mean the same is true of hiring committees. Otherwise, make your decision intelligently. If you want to work in San Diego, don't go to GULC, go to UCLA. If you want to work in Houston, don't go to Cornell, go to UT.

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Re: Lowest you would go if you wanted BigLaw

Postby lolschool2011 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:37 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:Assuming that you would only have to take out 50k - 75k in loans, what is the lowest ranked law school you would go to if you wanted BigLaw? Would you go to Duke or Cornell if accepted? Vanderbilt or BU?


If you referred to the "T-14 success story w/salary info thread" the answer would, at best, be HYS.




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