Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

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Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby dan9257 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:15 pm

Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby UVA2B » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:18 pm

Define "great."

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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby SomewhatLearnedHand » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:22 pm

Fordham put 40% of their class of 2016 at firms >100 lawyers according to their aba disclosures. Doesn't say which city but i assume a large portion is in nyc.

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Postby leoCane » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:25 pm

https://news.law.fordham.edu/blog/2017/ ... placement/ Fordham seems to be great. Read the article though and see for yourself; there are a couple of links that might help you find the answer you’re looking for.

Edit: links are in the article BTW

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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby dabigchina » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:33 pm

GULC pretty good.

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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby dan9257 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:56 pm

UVA2B wrote:Define "great."


probably comparable to UCLA and USC's LA big law placement rate??

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Postby dan9257 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:57 pm

dabigchina wrote:GULC pretty good.


GULC is generally regarded as T14 though...I am more looking for schools in T50

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Postby UVA2B » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:05 am

Fordham is the only school that remotely matches your description. It has the highest placement in NYC Biglaw outside of the T14. Vandy also does fairly well in NYC.

Neither are great options if you exclusively want NYC Biglaw though. They're just marginally decent at placement in NYC relative to the T13 (or T14 if you want to include GULC).

There are many points that need to be made why you need to understand these statistics in context. First, 40% may seem like a sizable amount, and it's not an insignificant portion of the class, but that's without understanding a forced curve and the bunched nature of law school grading. Assuming you're right around median (which is the safest assumption), you have at best a coin flip chance of getting what you want.

You're not going to find a school outside of the T13 (or T14, although GULC probably shouldn't claim this level of placement) that makes NYC Biglaw a reasonable expectation for a run of the mill graduate. If you want to give yourself a strong chance of NYC Biglaw, Cornell should be your low target school.

If, however, you're ok with losing out on NYC Biglaw and just really want to practice in/around NY regardless of comp, then Fordham would be a fantastic option at the right cost.

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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby SomewhatLearnedHand » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:15 am

dabigchina wrote:GULC pretty good.


Lol nice sneaky chirp

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Postby Platopus » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:26 am

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Postby sparkytrainer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:32 am

SomewhatLearnedHand wrote:
dabigchina wrote:GULC pretty good.


Lol nice sneaky chirp


He's not wrong, even though it is now the t13, not t14. GTTTTTTT to t20 confirmed.

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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby SomewhatLearnedHand » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:24 am

sparkytrainer wrote:
SomewhatLearnedHand wrote:
dabigchina wrote:GULC pretty good.


Lol nice sneaky chirp


He's not wrong, even though it is now the t13, not t14. GTTTTTTT to t20 confirmed.


Oh i definitely laughed

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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:21 am

I swear this exact topic comes up at least once a year with exactly the same title...

If your goal is biglaw, then the only schools with "great" placement are in the T13. Any schools outside that give you less than a 50/50 shot, which is only great if you're desperate to convince yourself that you're not rushing the decision to attend law school.

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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:58 am

To echo what others have said, it seems like Fordham and Vandy have good NYC biglaw placement for being non-13 schools.

Not sure I'd call any school outside of the T13 "great" WRT NYC big law placement, though.
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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby Intro-gamer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:04 am

dabigchina wrote:GULC pretty good.

:lol:

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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby Br3v » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:31 am

T13 doesn't exist

HTH

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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:33 am

Br3v wrote:T13 doesn't exist

HTH


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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby Rigo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:52 am

Fordham isn't too shabby, but definitely not great.
I wouldn't pay too much for it.

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Postby dabigchina » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:36 pm

Br3v wrote:T1314 doesn't exist

HTH

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Re: Which non-t14 law schools have great NYC big law placement?

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:29 pm

Vanderbilt, UT Austin, Notre Dame, Boston College, GW, Bringam Young, Emory, Fordham, WashU, ect. All have decent biglaw placement in New York, meaning that top third of the class is competitive. I wouldn’t call any of them outside of maybe Vandy “great.” The only schools with “great” biglaw placement are the T13, and Berkeley and Michigan are iffy.



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