What class rank needed for LA BigLaw from NYU?

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What class rank needed for LA BigLaw from NYU (with ties)?

Poll ended at Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:06 pm

Top 10%
7
23%
Top 1/4
4
13%
Top 1/3
8
27%
Median
11
37%
 
Total votes: 30

rickfox
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What class rank needed for LA BigLaw from NYU?

Postby rickfox » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:06 pm

From California and I just wonder how well I need to perform class-rank wise to get a SoCal firm job (with ties to the state). Went to Berkeley/Stanford, grew up in the Bay, have a ton of friends in LA, and love the Lake Show. I know this is hard to tell because of self selection, but I saw ~10% of the class goes to CA after school. Anyone care to weigh in on NYU's reputation in the Golden State? I would be happy to work in NYC (where NYU obviously places best in), but just curious if anyone has perspective on NYUers who target CA at EIW. tyia!

chasgoose
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Re: What class rank needed for LA BigLaw from NYU?

Postby chasgoose » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:40 pm

It depends on the firm obviously, but from what I have heard, LA firms want NYU people but not many of them have ties/want to go to LA so the numbers are skewed. For example, my 2L friend said that most LA firms had open slots at EIW in August (at some mixer event during EIW he mentioned the recruiter from Munger was lamenting that not enough NYU students apply). Also the class sizes are obviously smaller. You probably need the same class rank for LA firms that you would for their NYC counterpart if you have solid ties.

kaiser
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Re: What class rank needed for LA BigLaw from NYU?

Postby kaiser » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:42 pm

Don't really know in general, but I know 2 people working out in LA. One was around 1/3, and the other was somewhere between 1/3 and median (both with ties to CA). I think something like 10% of NYU students go work in CA, so we definitely have a base out there, and lots of the real solid CA firms recruit here, so they obviously are familiar with us and wouldn't mind having us there.

dixiecupdrinking
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Re: What class rank needed for LA BigLaw from NYU?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:38 am

My impression is that it's pretty similar to other non-NYC markets: if you have ties, you have a shot below median and a decent shot around median, and can start feeling secure around top 1/3. If you don't have ties, all bets are off.




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