how to get a biglaw job as an AA male

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patchin411
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how to get a biglaw job as an AA male

Postby patchin411 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:51 pm

What grades do you need to get a Biglaw job as an AA male ? If you get in to a t14 do you need to be in the top 75% of the class?

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Re: how to get a biglaw job as an AA male

Postby bdubs » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:03 pm

patchin411 wrote:What grades do you need to get a Biglaw job as an AA male ? If you get in to a t14 do you need to be in the top 75% of the class?


Work hard. Diversity hiring should help you out though. NALP reports number of minority employees by race and sex, so firms are keen to have at least a minimum amount of racial diversity.

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Re: how to get a biglaw job as an AA male

Postby patchin411 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:06 pm

But what percentage of my class do I need to graduate in to be considered?

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Re: how to get a biglaw job as an AA male

Postby BruceWayne » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:09 pm

From what I've seen and heard recently, if you are above the median at a top 14 as an AA male and end up jobless, it's not because of your school or your grades.

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Re: how to get a biglaw job as an AA male

Postby Fresh » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:11 am

BruceWayne wrote:From what I've seen and heard recently, if you are above the median at a top 14 as an AA male and end up jobless, it's not because of your school or your grades.


Enter journals, clubs, sweetness? I have seen quips about AA males ending up in great jobs without stellar grades from t-14s, and others about them ending up jobless with decent grades from the same schools. In those threads I didn't find any discussion beyond journals/grades..

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Re: how to get a biglaw job as an AA male

Postby kk19131 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:38 am

I feel like this is a flame.

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Re: how to get a biglaw job as an AA male

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:41 pm

BruceWayne wrote:From what I've seen and heard recently, if you are above the median at a top 14 as an AA male and end up jobless, it's not because of your school or your grades.

Median isn't a great place to be these days. I don't know any median guys that struck out but some came close. Anything below median is a total crapshoot. There's a line below which you're just dead but it's hard to say where that line is.




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