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T1 top 25% employable in 2012?

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top 25%, lower T1

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:02 pm

Am I going to be employable in 2012?

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:06 pm

Not NEARLY enough information to answer.

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby nealric » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:07 pm

Employable? Probably.

In biglaw? Probably not.

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:07 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Not NEARLY enough information to answer.


what additional details do you require?

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:08 pm

nealric wrote:Employable? Probably.

In biglaw? Probably not.


75k+ in major west coast market?

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby toolfan » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:13 pm

Possible. Not probable. Check out the bi-modal distribution.

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what additional details do you require?

1) Do you want to work in the city/region you're attending in, or elsewhere?

2) What field do you want to work in? Do you want BigLaw, gov't, other PI, what?

3) Is what you're doing this summer in that field?

4) Do you have any WE prior to attending law school?

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby 98234872348 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:16 pm

toolfan wrote:Possible. Not probable. Check out the bi-modal distribution.

What does this have to do with whether or not he will be employed at all?

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:20 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:what additional details do you require?


1) Do you want to work in the city/region you're attending in, or elsewhere? Region I am attending school - west coast

2) What field do you want to work in? Do you want BigLaw, gov't, other PI, what? Biglaw if possible, mid or smaller firms if not

3) Is what you're doing this summer in that field? Small firm is all I could get

4) Do you have any WE prior to attending law school? Yup 2 years

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby toolfan » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:28 pm

mistergoft wrote:
toolfan wrote:Possible. Not probable. Check out the bi-modal distribution.

What does this have to do with whether or not he will be employed at all?


He asked if he could achieve a starting salary (from what I understood) of 75k out of graduation. Though certainly possible, it is not likely.

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:47 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Not NEARLY enough information to answer.


answered them all below...awaiting response

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby Scallywaggums » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:Not NEARLY enough information to answer.


answered them all below...awaiting response

You may not have gotten a response yet 'cause
A) you mean you've answered them above
B) you put your answers in bold, but they're still within vanwinkle's quotation box, so some (myself included) may have glanced past them.

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby 98234872348 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:51 pm

toolfan wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
toolfan wrote:Possible. Not probable. Check out the bi-modal distribution.

What does this have to do with whether or not he will be employed at all?


He asked if he could achieve a starting salary (from what I understood) of 75k out of graduation. Though certainly possible, it is not likely.

hmm. The quote feature is your friend.

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby pocket herc » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:58 pm

employable? yes. As to the quality of the job, it depends on the market where the school is located, its success in placing students there, etc.

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby PLATONiC » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:03 pm

pocket herc wrote:employable? yes. As to the quality of the job, it depends on the market where the school is located, its success in placing students there, etc.


I really think it largely depends on this too:D I'm a 0L, but I just hope that my words can help add some comfort for you.

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:what additional details do you require?


1) Do you want to work in the city/region you're attending in, or elsewhere? Region I am attending school - west coast

2) What field do you want to work in? Do you want BigLaw, gov't, other PI, what? Biglaw if possible, mid or smaller firms if not

3) Is what you're doing this summer in that field? Small firm is all I could get

4) Do you have any WE prior to attending law school? Yup 2 years

Wow, this is a really confusing way to respond, but I'll still address your answers anyway:

1) "West coast" is a big statement for lower Tier 1. You're going to be confined to the state you live in. I understand anonymity, but the answer is that it should be far less problematic to find work in the state you're in than any other state, even on the same coast.

2) BigLaw will be iffy, but could certainly be doable. It seems like hiring is going to be picking up this year for 2L SA spots as the economy recovers, and if so, I think you have a decent chance. Be prepared to blanket every law firm you'd even consider working for, and to take what you can get. You're going to have to put in the work to find a gig, but I think it's possible if you do.

3) Would you enjoy working in that small firm again? Do they hire fresh grads? Try to establish solid connections there, because if that's the best you can do, you best leave yourself in a position to take it. However, if this is your 1L summer I wouldn't worry too much about not having been able to get BigLaw. Most BigLaw firms have just plain stopped hiring 1Ls, or drastically reduced the numbers they do hire. It's 2L summer where you really actually have a chance of getting that SA spot you want.

4) This will be a plus, as long as you weren't fired from said job. Based on things I've heard from people in the last year or two, firms are paying a lot more attention to people who have prior WE now as an indicator of potential success, now that they're being pickier about who to hire.

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Re: top 25%, lower T1

Postby pocket herc » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:20 pm

Also, have you talked to people from the class ahead of you in a similar position or have you heard about how they are doing?




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