Rank the t14 on boston placement

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Rank the t14 on boston placement

Postby kingpin101 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:09 am

Hey so basically I'm from boston and have a very strong desire to stay there after law school. Where out of the t14 do you recommend for boston biglaw?

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Re: Rank the t14 on boston placement

Postby Kratos » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:49 am

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Re: Rank the t14 on boston placement

Postby sparty99 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:05 am

kingpin101 wrote:Hey so basically I'm from boston and have a very strong desire to stay there after law school. Where out of the t14 do you recommend for boston biglaw?


Harvard, Yale. Next QUESTION.

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Re: Rank the t14 on boston placement

Postby sparty99 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:11 am

kingpin101 wrote:Hey so basically I'm from boston and have a very strong desire to stay there after law school. Where out of the t14 do you recommend for boston biglaw?


This doesn't really matter outside Harvard and Yale. Since Harvard is in-state and Yalee is Yale...If you really want to go back to Boston then you go to an elite school, finish in the top 20-30% and apply to Boston law firms. You also attend the Boston Career Fairs. Apply to the Boston Diversity Fairs. If you go to a prestiogous school and did well then they will more likely or not want to interview with you. Attend the school that will give you the most money...

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Postby banjo » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:25 pm

You can also play around on nalpdirectory and see which Boston firms recruit at what schools: https://www.nalpdirectory.com/Page.cfm?PageID=34. Remember that even if a firm doesn't recruit at every top school (e.g. Choate, Skadden Boston), you can still mass mail.

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Re: Rank the t14 on boston placement

Postby Zero99 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:15 pm

I've heard UVA is pretty well represented among firms.

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Re: Rank the t14 on boston placement

Postby Rigo » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:30 pm

Zero99 wrote:I've heard UVA is pretty well represented among firms.

I highly doubt the number of UVA grads in Boston is significant enough to mention here. It doesn't make sense that there would be more UVA grads than Penn grads, for instance.
OP, obviously Harvard has high placement power in the market, but if that's not happening for you, go to a T14 that costs you the least.
Having ties to Boston is the first big hurdle and you seem to have cleared that.

My completely arbitrary rankings though:
Yale/Harvard
Stanford
Columbia
NYU/Chicago/Penn
Cornell
UVA/Duke/Michigan/Berkeley
Northwestern
Georgetown

The only takeaway is that I get a sense Cornell is more respected in the northeast than it's rank.

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Postby redsoxfan1989 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:00 am

I chose Cornell over the rest of the lower t-14 in part because of its placement in Boston. I also got into NYU at sticker but was told by big law attorney friends that NYU is maybe only slightly more prestigious than Cornell in Boston.

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Postby Informative » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:45 pm

kingpin101 wrote:Hey so basically I'm from boston and have a very strong desire to stay there after law school. Where out of the t14 do you recommend for boston biglaw?


Boston is fairly insular and likes to hire from Boston schools (Harvard, BC, BU). However, with ties and a decent GPA, any of the T14 are decent options for Boston biglaw. Just don't expect it to be easy if you're in the bottom of your class at GULC or Cal.

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Re: Rank the t14 on boston placement

Postby Icculus » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:56 pm

From Boston, went to T14 (NU), finished well, very few Boston offers. There is a ton of competition from Boston schools. I spent 30 years in Boston before law school and actually had a few firms question my commitment to Boston because I left for law school (nvm I literally only got into Suffolk). Just be prepared to have a tough time.

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Re: Rank the t14 on boston placement

Postby FlamingDragon » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:27 am

For what it's worth, I'm at U Chicago and a few of the gentlemen in the class above me and 3 or 4 in my class are working in big law in Boston. My impression was that everyone who wanted to go there was able to get a V100 offer in Boston, if not their first choice obviously. Again, this was only 7 or 8 total, at most (I may overestimate) among the 2 classes who have placed.




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