UMaryland Francis King Carey for 'Biglaw'?

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UMaryland Francis King Carey for 'Biglaw'?

Postby Anthony187 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:51 pm

Hey guys,

I am curious to know how well UMaryland School of Law grads place into 'Biglaw' firms in the big cities on the east coast.

How does the top 20%-10% fare in regards to biglaw in cities like Washington, Philadelphia, and New York?

Thank you!

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Re: UMaryland Francis King Carey for 'Biglaw'?

Postby Anthony187 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:01 pm

Anyone?

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Re: UMaryland Francis King Carey for 'Biglaw'?

Postby beinghuman » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:10 pm

Their students do not fare well in general but you're asking a specific question that only those involved would know.
I can only guess from the data.
If you look at law school transparency reports for U Maryland, you will see that only 14.4.% of its employed grads are in DC, 3.1% in New York, and 1% in PA.
About 10% are in Biglaw (by looking at the data generously).

In sum, apparently not very well. Plus many in the top 20% students might be going elsewhere or staying in MD and they might be pursuing PI. There's no real way to know beyond guessing.

You should do more research.


Anthony187 wrote:Hey guys,

I am curious to know how well UMaryland School of Law grads place into 'Biglaw' firms in the big cities on the east coast.

How does the top 20%-10% fare in regards to biglaw in cities like Washington, Philadelphia, and New York?

Thank you!

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Re: UMaryland Francis King Carey for 'Biglaw'?

Postby Anthony187 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:45 pm

beinghuman wrote:Their students do not fare well in general but you're asking a specific question that only those involved would know.
I can only guess from the data.
If you look at law school transparency reports for U Maryland, you will see that only 14.4.% of its employed grads are in DC, 3.1% in New York, and 1% in PA.
About 10% are in Biglaw (by looking at the data generously).

In sum, apparently not very well. Plus many in the top 20% students might be going elsewhere or staying in MD and they might be pursuing PI. There's no real way to know beyond guessing.

You should do more research.


Anthony187 wrote:Hey guys,

I am curious to know how well UMaryland School of Law grads place into 'Biglaw' firms in the big cities on the east coast.

How does the top 20%-10% fare in regards to biglaw in cities like Washington, Philadelphia, and New York?

Thank you!


Thank you for the response! I've received a full-tuition scholarship from UMaryland School of Law. I desire biglaw, but at the same time I want to avoid too much debt.

Does UMaryland School of Law make sense if I am confident in my ability to do well in law school and yet also adverse to debt?

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Re: UMaryland Francis King Carey for 'Biglaw'?

Postby beinghuman » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:07 pm

If biglaw is your goal, then UMD makes no sense even on a full ride. Your best bet would be to aim for a T13 school for next year, by retaking the LSAT, or whatever to strengthen your application. I would not advise anyone to pay sticker anywhere but there is value in paying something for better opportunities. For example, a 50% scholarship at a lower T13 would be a much better investment than a full ride at UMD. I'm very debt averse too but it's possible to find a balance between debt aversion and the right school for your preferred career outcomes.

UMD would make sense if (1) you don't have to pay for it; and (2) are ok with not having a legal job or a low paying legal job - because this is a real possibility for their grads. (See https://www.lstreports.com/schools/maryland/)

There is no way for you tell right now what your law school ranking will be and that will matter a lot, so being confident that you will do well does not guarantee anything.
In your case, going to UMD would be a gamble. I personally would not do it given your career goals.



Anthony187 wrote:
beinghuman wrote:Their students do not fare well in general but you're asking a specific question that only those involved would know.
I can only guess from the data.
If you look at law school transparency reports for U Maryland, you will see that only 14.4.% of its employed grads are in DC, 3.1% in New York, and 1% in PA.
About 10% are in Biglaw (by looking at the data generously).

In sum, apparently not very well. Plus many in the top 20% students might be going elsewhere or staying in MD and they might be pursuing PI. There's no real way to know beyond guessing.

You should do more research.


Anthony187 wrote:Hey guys,

I am curious to know how well UMaryland School of Law grads place into 'Biglaw' firms in the big cities on the east coast.

How does the top 20%-10% fare in regards to biglaw in cities like Washington, Philadelphia, and New York?

Thank you!


Thank you for the response! I've received a full-tuition scholarship from UMaryland School of Law. I desire biglaw, but at the same time I want to avoid too much debt.

Does UMaryland School of Law make sense if I am confident in my ability to do well in law school and yet also adverse to debt?

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Re: UMaryland Francis King Carey for 'Biglaw'?

Postby Anthony187 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:16 pm

Thank you for your advice! :D

Anyone else?

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Re: UMaryland Francis King Carey for 'Biglaw'?

Postby sparkytrainer » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:32 pm

Getting biglaw from UMD is a pipe dream. Less than 10% of their class has a shot at it. In comparison for example, Duke gives an 85% shot. So yea, if you want biglaw, go to a t13

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Re: UMaryland Francis King Carey for 'Biglaw'?

Postby thriller1122 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:58 pm

Anthony187 wrote:Thank you for your advice! :D

Anyone else?


It opens up good opportunities in Baltimore. Some in DC. If you are ok waith Baltimore its actually a pretty good gig. There are a lot of alumni at the major firms. If you want somewhere else, I would look to go elsewhere.



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