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Largo219
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Biglaw Placement

Postby Largo219 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:55 pm

How does one go about applying for a 'Biglaw' job if one decides to do a clerkship or public interest work right after graduation? Or is this even possible?

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Helmholtz
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Re: Biglaw Placement

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:59 pm

Clerkship: (typically) Interview for biglaw firms start of 2L -> spend 2L summer with a biglaw firm -> get offer -> get clerkship offer -> do 3L -> do clerkship -> return to biglaw firm you did 2L summer with (or another biglaw firm—if your clerkship was good, you'll have options).

Public interest is more iffy. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part, I think if you do public interest for a few years after graduation, you should probably write off biglaw.

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Re: Biglaw Placement

Postby romothesavior » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:54 am

^ what he said

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Jaeger
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Re: Biglaw Placement

Postby Jaeger » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:55 am

romothesavior wrote:^ what he said


I see how you got to 13000 posts.

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Re: Biglaw Placement

Postby romothesavior » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:02 am

Jaeger wrote:
romothesavior wrote:^ what he said


I see how you got to 13000 posts.

Perseverance and dedication, my friend.

BTW, I see potential in you as a poster, my young padawan.

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Jaeger
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Re: Biglaw Placement

Postby Jaeger » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:03 am

romothesavior wrote:
Jaeger wrote:
romothesavior wrote:^ what he said


I see how you got to 13000 posts.

Perseverance and dedication, my friend.

BTW, I see potential in you as a poster, my young padawan.



Don't encourage me. 100+ came way too easy.

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romothesavior
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Re: Biglaw Placement

Postby romothesavior » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:15 am

Jaeger wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Jaeger wrote:
romothesavior wrote:^ what he said


I see how you got to 13000 posts.

Perseverance and dedication, my friend.

BTW, I see potential in you as a poster, my young padawan.



Don't encourage me. 100+ came way too easy.

So did 13,000.

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Jaeger
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Re: Biglaw Placement

Postby Jaeger » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:26 am

:(

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Re: Biglaw Placement

Postby justinp » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:36 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Public interest is more iffy. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part, I think if you do public interest for a few years after graduation, you should probably write off biglaw.


Easier to get out of Biglaw than it is to get into it is the conventional wisdom. If you want to do it, do it out of school (after a clerkship, presumably).

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Re: Biglaw Placement

Postby BigTimeJewLawyer2B » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:22 am

Largo219 wrote:How does one go about applying for a 'Biglaw' job if one decides to do a clerkship or public interest work right after graduation? Or is this even possible?

BigLaw just takes the top grads from the top law schools-it's more of they pick u than u pick them. However, a judge will typically have connections w/ the big law guys and can prolly get you in if u do a great job for him




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