Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

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What's the best position for BigLaw

Bottom 20% at HYS
35
22%
Bottom Third at CCN
4
3%
Median at MVPB
31
20%
Between Median and Top Third at T14 (non T10)
39
25%
Top Third at T18
22
14%
Top Quarter at T30
3
2%
Top 10% at T1
19
12%
Top 5% at T2
2
1%
Top 1% at T3/T4
3
2%
 
Total votes: 158

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ndirish2010
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Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:47 pm

Figured this would be a fun thread/poll

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Unitas
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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby Unitas » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:51 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:Figured this would be a fun thread/poll


Legal employment forum isn't really a "fun" place. Try the lounge.

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:54 pm

Unitas wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Figured this would be a fun thread/poll


Legal employment forum isn't really a "fun" place. Try the lounge.


True, probably a bad choice of words. Perhaps 'interesting,' would have been better.

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:07 pm

Are you asking which of the options will give you a better shot at biglaw?

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:10 pm

I guess that's a way of phrasing it. Really the question is: If you wanted biglaw, which of the above people would you rather be?

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:12 pm

I'd rather be at HYS, especially if it's Yale.

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ndirish2010
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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:14 pm

Maybe I should have included Yale as its own category?

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby lisjjen » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:18 pm

Unitas wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Figured this would be a fun thread/poll


Legal employment forum isn't really a "fun" place. Try the lounge.


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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby A'nold » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:31 pm

Never works that way, which is I'm sure what you are getting at with this post.

This is evidenced by the many transfer students on this board. You can either crush law school exams or you can't. Thus, it is far wiser move to go to a top 6 or so school than to take a full scholly at a top 20 or something like that.

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby xyzbca » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:25 pm

A'nold wrote:This is evidenced by the many transfer students on this board. You can either crush law school exams or you can't. Thus, it is far wiser move to go to a top 6 or so school than to take a full scholly at a top 20 or something like that.


There is no way to know ahead of time if one is apt to crush law school exams or not. That full scholly at a top 20 is an excellent hedge against that risk and is arguably a wise choice.

Edit: typo

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby Sandro » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:52 pm

A'nold wrote:Never works that way, which is I'm sure what you are getting at with this post.

This is evidenced by the many transfer students on this board. You can either crush law school exams or you can't. Thus, it is far wiser move to go to a top 6 or so school than to take a full scholly at a top 20 or something like that.


You just argued for the opposite of your own point - i'd much rather flame out and miss the whole crushing exams part at a t20 with a full ride than sticker at t6....

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby A'nold » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:30 pm

Sandro wrote:
A'nold wrote:Never works that way, which is I'm sure what you are getting at with this post.

This is evidenced by the many transfer students on this board. You can either crush law school exams or you can't. Thus, it is far wiser move to go to a top 6 or so school than to take a full scholly at a top 20 or something like that.


You just argued for the opposite of your own point - i'd much rather flame out and miss the whole crushing exams part at a t20 with a full ride than sticker at t6....


Way to focus narrowly on my post, guys. :P

This thread is about somebody wanting biglaw. "Not crushing it" could mean median at HYS, it doesn't necessarily mean the very bottom of the class....I think it's pretty safe to say that you would be better off at median at Harvard if you wanted biglaw than Emory.

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby nealric » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:05 am

Bottom 20% at Yale is a different thing from bottom 20% at Harvard.

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby Black-Blue » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:15 pm

Right. There's too much variance among the individual school ranges, especially due to region for lower ranked schools. For example, Top 10% at Fordham is quite different from Top 10% at Arizona in terms of biglaw placement. Top 5% at Cardozo is quite different from Top 5% at some school ranked ~90 in some flyover state.

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby soullesswonder » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:41 pm

nealric wrote:Bottom 20% at Yale is a different thing from bottom 20% at Harvard.


This.

Setting aside Yale and Stanford, I think placement stats point to Top Third at Vandy as TCR

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby lisjjen » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:11 am

soullesswonder wrote:
nealric wrote:Bottom 20% at Yale is a different thing from bottom 20% at Harvard.


This.

Setting aside Yale and Stanford, I think placement stats point to Top Third at Vandy as TCR


That was my vote. I'm glad to see a Harvard man concur.

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Re: Where would you rather be for BigLaw?

Postby soullesswonder » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:46 am

lisjjen wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:
nealric wrote:Bottom 20% at Yale is a different thing from bottom 20% at Harvard.


This.

Setting aside Yale and Stanford, I think placement stats point to Top Third at Vandy as TCR


That was my vote. I'm glad to see a Harvard man concur.


Thanks, but...

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