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Redsgomarchingon
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Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:43 pm

I apologize if this has been asked hundreds of times before.

So lets say you go to a T14-T10, and you miss BigLaw, but don't have abysmal grades (relatively. Lets assume you place 60th percentile in your class). What are your options if you still want to work for a private firm, and what income can you expect to pull?

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby turbotong » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:44 pm

Well, if you are Butters as you appear to be, you can start a kissing company.

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby powerlawyer06 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:49 pm

turbotong wrote:Well, if you are Butters as you appear to be, you can start a kissing company.


I literally LMFAO.

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:52 pm

below median at GULC seems pretty miserable abysmal to me

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby joemoviebuff » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:55 pm

powerlawyer06 wrote:
I literally LMFAO.


No.

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby powerlawyer06 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:56 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:
I literally LMFAO.


No.


???

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby 174 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:58 pm

Just do 9 - 4:30 midlaw, bro.

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby joemoviebuff » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:59 pm

powerlawyer06 wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:
I literally LMFAO.


No.


???


You did not actually laugh until your ass fell off.

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby powerlawyer06 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:01 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:
I literally LMFAO.


No.


???


You did not actually laugh until your ass fell off.


True. But I did laugh alot. Touché.

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby socraticmethodman » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:02 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:
I literally LMFAO.


No.


???


You did not actually laugh until your ass fell off.


lmao

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby JG Hall » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:02 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
powerlawyer06 wrote:
I literally LMFAO.


No.


???


You did not actually laugh until your ass fell off.

maybe his fucking ass fell off... so just the parts used in anal sex.

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:09 pm

to get back on topic, what does midlaw pay? Are employment chances for midlaw pretty good if you're around 60th percentile at GULC?

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:10 pm

McDonalds.

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby Malcolm8X » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:15 pm

:lol: This thread is funny. Why are y'all doing that to OP? I want to know the answer to this question too but I'm too lazy to use the search function right now (I got essays to write). <----Not a good excuse, I know.

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby Stanford4Me » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:22 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:to get back on topic, what does midlaw pay? Are employment chances for midlaw pretty good if you're around 60th percentile at GULC?

Depends on what market you go to.

Some mid law firms pay pretty low salaries (30 - 40k), others have more respectable pay (80 - 115k). I don't really know much more about it, but you can check out the NLJ. I also think there are a few threads here about midlaw firm pay.

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:22 pm

How hard is it to get midlaw?

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:23 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
Redsgomarchingon wrote:to get back on topic, what does midlaw pay? Are employment chances for midlaw pretty good if you're around 60th percentile at GULC?

Depends on what market you go to.

Some mid law firms pay pretty low salaries (30 - 40k), others have more respectable pay (80 - 115k). I don't really know much more about it, but you can check out the NLJ. I also think there are a few threads here about midlaw firm pay.


thanks. Found this thread for others who are interested: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=107388

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:51 pm

My Schools Career office (top 10) said I can expect to earn 10-15 dollars an hour in a private firm. This is not a joke sadly.

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My Schools Career office (top 10) said I can expect to earn 10-15 dollars an hour in a private firm. This is not a joke sadly.


BIGLAW OR BUST

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby A'nold » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:My Schools Career office (top 10) said I can expect to earn 10-15 dollars an hour in a private firm. This is not a joke sadly.

:roll:

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby keg411 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:My Schools Career office (top 10) said I can expect to earn 10-15 dollars an hour in a private firm. This is not a joke sadly.


I thought that was BigLaw :lol: .

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby bendurnotes4me » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:My Schools Career office (top 10) said I can expect to earn 10-15 dollars an hour in a private firm. This is not a joke sadly.


Even if you worked 80 hrs/week every week all year that would only be 38K/yr. If that is true then your top 10 school is seriously skewing its median private sector salary. IIRC all top 10 schools say the median is 160K. What's going on here??

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby thesealocust » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:11 am

bendurnotes4me wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My Schools Career office (top 10) said I can expect to earn 10-15 dollars an hour in a private firm. This is not a joke sadly.


Even if you worked 80 hrs/week every week all year that would only be 38K/yr. If that is true then your top 10 school is seriously skewing its median private sector salary. IIRC all top 10 schools say the median is 160K. What's going on here??


Less than half of those going into the private sector earn less than ~160 at top 10 schools? Which is, and has been, more or less correct. Remember, median = the student in the middle, not the average (sum of all salaries divided by number of students).

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Re: Missing BigLaw at T14

Postby powerlawyer06 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My Schools Career office (top 10) said I can expect to earn 10-15 dollars an hour in a private firm. This is not a joke sadly.


I don't know where you from, but small and midlaw where I am from is a guaranteed 60k+ and COL here is very low. However it is a secondary market and there is definitely a lack of law schools and law school graduates here.




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