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Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby FutureLS10 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:36 pm

Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue biglaw?

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:37 pm

IBTNo

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby FutureLS10 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:38 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:IBTNo


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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:38 pm

Sure, if it's the best school you can get into. ITE you'll have to be at least top quarter to have a chance though.

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:40 pm

I wouldn't consider anything less than a 50% chance at biglaw a good choice. Thus I don't consider USC a good choice for biglaw.

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:42 pm

bk1 wrote:I wouldn't consider anything less than a 50% chance at biglaw a good choice. Thus I don't consider USC a good choice for biglaw.


IBTNo was directed at you :)

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby FutureLS10 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:45 pm

bk1 wrote:I wouldn't consider anything less than a 50% chance at biglaw a good choice. Thus I don't consider USC a good choice for biglaw.


Really... What is the cutoff for 50% chance?

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:45 pm

FutureLS10 wrote:
bk1 wrote:I wouldn't consider anything less than a 50% chance at biglaw a good choice. Thus I don't consider USC a good choice for biglaw.


Really... What is the cutoff for 50% chance?


T12

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby FutureLS10 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:47 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
FutureLS10 wrote:
bk1 wrote:I wouldn't consider anything less than a 50% chance at biglaw a good choice. Thus I don't consider USC a good choice for biglaw.


Really... What is the cutoff for 50% chance?


T12


I heard that Boston College places it's median in biglaw, but is this correct?

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:47 pm

no

also, try to avoid simple grammatical errors in law school
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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:49 pm



lol@The Asian Lawyer ad. don't know why though.

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby Veyron » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:51 pm

FutureLS10 wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
FutureLS10 wrote:
bk1 wrote:I wouldn't consider anything less than a 50% chance at biglaw a good choice. Thus I don't consider USC a good choice for biglaw.


Really... What is the cutoff for 50% chance?


T12


I heard that Boston College places it's median in biglaw, but is this correct?


lolwut?

And no, USC is terrible for biglaw. Go T-14 or go home.

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby FattyMcFatFat » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:51 pm

"A whole other legal landscape"... sounds like Manglish...

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:53 pm

FutureLS10 wrote:I heard that Boston College places it's median in biglaw, but is this correct?


I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility for a BC kid at median to get biglaw, but it is likely so rare that I wouldn't count on it.

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:08 pm

If you want a 50% shot at biglaw, don't go to USC. However, it's a better option for biglaw than any non T18/T25/whatever. That was the point I was trying to make.

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:27 pm

bk1 wrote:
FutureLS10 wrote:I heard that Boston College places it's median in biglaw, but is this correct?


I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility for a BC kid at median to get biglaw, but it is likely so rare that I wouldn't count on it.


yes, BC might send some median kids to biglaw, but chances are their daddies are partners at those firms

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:38 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
FutureLS10 wrote:
bk1 wrote:I wouldn't consider anything less than a 50% chance at biglaw a good choice. Thus I don't consider USC a good choice for biglaw.


Really... What is the cutoff for 50% chance?


T12

This is about right, although accounting for clerkships and other prestigious pi I'd say cornell is right about 50%. Below that, undoubtedly, less than half the kids are getting biglaw or equivalent. A bc or usc kid at median might get biglaw but it'll be due to something else and despite grades. With only the top ten to fifteen percent being safe.

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby FlanAl » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:54 pm

i really wish there were more SC kids on the boards so we could get a better idea of a school that must do pretty well in LA if loyola kids are still getting biglaw. Obviously california is kinda lagging though. As far as BC goes viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141651 paints a much rosier picture than the above posters.

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby BarbellDreams » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:58 pm

If you can get into USC you have a good shot to get into UT and Vandy. I would go to both of those over USC if you are biglaw or bust and can't make t14.

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:00 pm

FlanAl wrote:i really wish there were more SC kids on the boards so we could get a better idea of a school that must do pretty well in LA if loyola kids are still getting biglaw. Obviously california is kinda lagging though. As far as BC goes viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141651 paints a much rosier picture than the above posters.


two things

1) that poster went through biglaw hiring at least 5 years ago, when schools like columbia got almost everyone into biglaw.

2) we have hard data that proves his assumption of 50% of BC kids getting biglaw is false.

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby thegor1987 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:15 am

But what is the big law cutoff for IP? T20 + GW?

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby ClaytonR » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:20 am

ITE only schools that give you a 50% chance (that is, above median) of BIGLAW are HYS, Columbia, NYU, and Northwestern.
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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby FlanAl » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:20 am

Patriot1208 wrote:
FlanAl wrote:i really wish there were more SC kids on the boards so we could get a better idea of a school that must do pretty well in LA if loyola kids are still getting biglaw. Obviously california is kinda lagging though. As far as BC goes viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141651 paints a much rosier picture than the above posters.


two things

1) that poster went through biglaw hiring at least 5 years ago, when schools like columbia got almost everyone into biglaw.

2) we have hard data that proves his assumption of 50% of BC kids getting biglaw is false.


definitely get that but he's also claiming that his firms summer classes are going back up to their 2007 levels. definitely anecdotal but still worth paying some attention to. definitely not trying to argue with you and would be really happy if you could point me to the hard data (does it have figures from OCI a few months ago or is it recent grads who are unemployed type stuff)

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Re: Is USC a good choice for a student who wants to pursue bigla

Postby ClaytonR » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:20 am

thegor1987 wrote:But what is the big law cutoff for IP? T20 + GW?


GW is t20




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