Best school for DC Biglaw?

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Best option

UVA
51
75%
Georgetown
13
19%
Vandy
2
3%
GW
1
1%
W&M
1
1%
 
Total votes: 68

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mrpatriot
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Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby mrpatriot » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:18 pm

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:23 pm

Retake

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lawdoggy
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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby lawdoggy » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:23 pm

Georgetown.

But man, you could probably get a good deal more money with a retake.

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby FSK » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:27 pm

Based on the numbers out of this years OCI, UVA. Retake is credited for scholarship money, UVA Is generous. Improving from 165 shouldn't be hard, and will pay off in spades.

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:49 pm

Vandy 2L here. WM and GW should be off your list, at least without full rides. I am going to DC, and it was tough. From the people I know, about 13/174 (don't know what our class size is with transfers added in) people are going to DC firms. I don't know how many tried and couldn't get DC, or how many got DC and went elsewhere. In any case, it's not a big number. Gtown and UVA have much better DC placement. Between what you have, UVA is the clear choice. But you should retake for more money because 180k is a fuckton of debt.

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:58 pm

GULC 2L going into the DC market here: Not Georgetown. Retake - you'll likely get money from UVA if you get some from GULC. Maybe not much, but unless it's like UVA sticker v. significant money at GULC, UVA will always beat it.

Georgetown does fine for hiring, but the higher t13 will pretty much always do as well or better. The idea that proximity to DC firms somehow helps is not credited in my experience despite how hard GULC pushes it.

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby Desert Fox » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:04 pm

Will he actually get a better offer with a 3.2?

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby jepper » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:08 pm

Probably. Looks similar to my offers with 3 and 170 non URM

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby The Dark Shepard » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:22 pm

He's not quite to the point where his splitter-ness will make higher LSATs have less and less dividends.

Retake is TCR. Then I'd probably aim for UVA with better scholarship

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby quiver » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:39 pm

mrpatriot wrote:-Where you are from and where you want to work, and other places where you have significant ties (if any)
From DC and would like to work here, possibly NY (seems more difficult to crack). No significant ties anywhere else.

-Your general career goals
Primarily interested in doing securities/m&a transactional work at Biglaw
I agree with what others have said here about DC placement. However, NYC is the mecca for M&A transactional work, and securities to a certain extent as well. Contrary to your statement, NYC is not difficult to crack. I don't think either GULC or UVA are indefensible at this price if you bid both NYC and DC biglaw, but I certainly agree with others that you should retake for max scholarship money.

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:54 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Will he actually get a better offer with a 3.2?


since he's AA urm definitely

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby Rigo » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:56 pm

mrpatriot wrote:From DC and would like to work here, possibly NY (seems more difficult to crack). No significant ties anywhere else.

Not at all. NYC is the easiest biglaw market to crack.

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby commandercup » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:25 pm

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby commandercup » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:33 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
commandercup wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
since he's AA urm definitely


I thought all Asian Americans were not considered URM? Is it sort of like the Hispanic situation?


Am I getting whooshed or do you not know AA is African American?


LOL! I've had a long weekend. :oops:

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:05 pm

Absolutely retake. If you get over 170, you're looking at either HS or a ton of money from UVA/GULC

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Re: Best school for DC Biglaw?

Postby krads153 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:56 am

ndirish2010 wrote:Absolutely retake. If you get over 170, you're looking at either HS or a ton of money from UVA/GULC


Yeah, retake or don't go to law school. That's too much debt to justify attending.




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