biglaw w/o ties? (not school's primary market)

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biglaw w/o ties? (not school's primary market)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:45 pm

I will be starting 1L this fall at UPenn. Obviously, Penn places primarily in NYC, and to a lesser extent, D.C. For various reasons, I would like to practice biglaw in Chicago or L.A. after graduation, but I have no real ties to either. Does anyone have experience with this, first-hand or otherwise? What can I do to try to make this happen? Any anecdotes, tips, or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Please note: I realize that as a 0L, I need to primarily be concerned with my grades, that I only have a 50/50 shot at biglaw and that I shouldn't assume that I'll be in the top half of my class. I'm asking you to suspend disbelief for the sake of this discussion. Getting good grades aside, what can I do?

I hope that this thread can help others as well, as I'm sure there are many others thinking about this. Thank you for your help in advance.


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Re: biglaw w/o ties? (not school's primary market)

Postby PiersonVee » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:52 pm

Find an internship in either Chicago or LA during your 1L summer. You may need to take an unpaid position, but at least you will establish a tie to the market.

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