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APHill
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Business Work XP

Postby APHill » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:28 am

Does anyone know if good business work experience increases the chances of getting biglaw? I have 3 years xp in Big 4 accounting firm (external audit, a lot of SEC filer work) and 3 years xp in state taxes audit, CPA, will that impress biglaw or make me look better than my classmates who went straight from BA in Philosophy to Mikki D's to law school? I am at T30.

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Re: Business Work XP

Postby runn3rs » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:14 pm

It will help during OCI, but it wouldn't trump someone with much better grades. You might be able to beat someone in the top 25% if you're top 35%, but you wouldn't get the job over someone in the top 10%.

Of course, that ignores all sorts of other factors like Law Review (usually the most important non-grade factor).

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Re: Business Work XP

Postby Renzo » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:39 pm

At a tax firm it's going to count for a heck of a lot more than at a non-tax practice.

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Re: Business Work XP

Postby APHill » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:34 pm

I never reallly did federal taxes - I was in external audit of SEC filers. Will M&A or securities law firm like it?




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