Aberzombie1892 wrote:OP, the consensus appears to be that the top 1/3 that I quoted was fairly accurate. It's possible to get NY big law below that mark, but it would be unreasonable to count on it.
I don't know what thread you were reading, but no, that was not the consensus. Also, most here made no distinction between what is reasonable to count on and what isn't. Don't add a layer to the argument most are not analyzing and OP did not ask for.
BruceWayne wrote:If you pull a 3.3 you have a decent shot at NYC. Not great but decent.
3.3 is median
Justin Genious wrote:Top 65% will likely get him/her NYC biglaw.
Desert Fox wrote:Unless UVA places way worse than Northwestern (which I doubt) plenty of people below 40% will get NYC big law.
ChampagnePapi wrote:According to career services, about 55% of c/o 2012 had biglaw (100+ attorneys) at graduation. Maybe tack on another 10% or so (clerkships/genuine self-selection into PI) and you possibly have you UVA chances at biglaw. Call them and ask if youre curious for the exact numbers. And be skeptical I guess, until there's official numbers from the NALP/ABA you never know if you can trust them
Also, I am very curious to see how the 40% In-state quota effects employment statistics/self-selection as someone mentioned. Especially in regards to PI which is unusually high for UVA relative to most T14s.