Realistic Chances of BigLaw from T14

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Realistic Chances of BigLaw from T14

Postby upwardtrend » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:32 pm

Based on school attended, what is your honest opinion of the chances an inbound student will land BigLaw 3 years from now...

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Re: Realistic Chances of BigLaw from T14

Postby jwaters » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:42 pm

This is from 2008 and you have to take self-selection into account, but this will give you a rough idea: http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080414 ... trends.pdf

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Re: Realistic Chances of BigLaw from T14

Postby RVP11 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:48 pm

upwardtrend wrote:Based on school attended, what is your honest opinion of the chances an inbound student will land BigLaw 3 years from now...

HYS- ?? %

CCN- ?? %

MVPB- ?? %

DCNG- ??%


Depends a ton on things like prior WE, personality, interviewing ability, looks, market choices, bidding/mailing strategy. If you do everything right and have all the right non-GPA assets then I'd say your chances are over 75%, even from lower T14.

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Re: Realistic Chances of BigLaw from T14

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:55 am

RVP11 wrote:
upwardtrend wrote:Based on school attended, what is your honest opinion of the chances an inbound student will land BigLaw 3 years from now...

HYS- ?? %

CCN- ?? %

MVPB- ?? %

DCNG- ??%


Depends a ton on things like prior WE, personality, interviewing ability, looks, market choices, bidding/mailing strategy. If you do everything right and have all the right non-GPA assets then I'd say your chances are over 75%, even from lower T14.


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Re: Realistic Chances of BigLaw from T14

Postby ahduth » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:32 am

RVP11 wrote:
upwardtrend wrote:Based on school attended, what is your honest opinion of the chances an inbound student will land BigLaw 3 years from now...

HYS- ?? %

CCN- ?? %

MVPB- ?? %

DCNG- ??%


Depends a ton on things like prior WE, personality, interviewing ability, looks, market choices, bidding/mailing strategy. If you do everything right and have all the right non-GPA assets then I'd say your chances are over 75%, even from lower T14.


Can we rank these on importance? I'll go:

1) looks
2) personality / interviewing ability (these sound like the same thing to me basically)
3) prior WE
4) market choices

and bidding/mailing strategy I felt was separate, as an antecedent to the interview itself.

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Re: Realistic Chances of BigLaw from T14

Postby bdubs » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:09 am

ahduth wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
upwardtrend wrote:Based on school attended, what is your honest opinion of the chances an inbound student will land BigLaw 3 years from now...

HYS- ?? %

CCN- ?? %

MVPB- ?? %

DCNG- ??%


Depends a ton on things like prior WE, personality, interviewing ability, looks, market choices, bidding/mailing strategy. If you do everything right and have all the right non-GPA assets then I'd say your chances are over 75%, even from lower T14.


Can we rank these on importance? I'll go:

1) looks
2) personality / interviewing ability (these sound like the same thing to me basically)
3) prior WE
4) market choices

and bidding/mailing strategy I felt was separate, as an antecedent to the interview itself.


I know little about legal interviewing, but I can contribute insights from recruiting of undergraduates.

1) Prior WE
1) Grades
2) Interviewing ability
3) Looks

Without grades or prior work experience your ability to interview is a moot point. You need something to sell your interviewer, so without a good background you are screwed. To some extent one can make up for the other, but a complete lack of one can be highly detrimental (e.g. amazing grades with no real world experience). Looks are highly dependent on the interviewer as to how they influence him/her. Almost all serious job offers will come after multiple interviews with multiple interviewers, so this is unlikely to work in your favor across the board.




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