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Top 10% at UVA

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:28 pm

Chances at the V5 in NY?

V10?

I know I need second semester grades, but just looking for some motivation/I'm bored.

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:29 pm

i hate you

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:29 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:i hate you

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby fatduck » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:31 pm

50/50

either you're at a V5 next year, or wearing a protest t-shirt

hth

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby vamedic03 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Chances at the V5 in NY?

V10?

I know I need second semester grades, but just looking for some motivation/I'm bored.


Should do fine in NYC. Some of the V10 is more grade conscious than others. Keep working your butt off and try to grade on (~6.7%).

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:58 pm

what is top 10% at UVA? 3.6?

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby Gatriel » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:59 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:i hate you

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:02 am

Okay, so I'm safe with my current grades. What if I fall to top 15% or top 25%?

Why do y'all hate me?

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby Sup Kid » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:What if I fall to top 15% or top 25%??

You should still get NYC biglaw, but you're looking between V10-V50 if you're around 15%, and probably not higher than V20 if you're in the 25% (note, you can still outperform this based on interviewing/resume/experience/etc, but I think these are what you can assume you'll get at a minimum (unless you bomb interviews)). Also, remember that past the top firms, all the other firms throughout the V100 are generally similar in terms of prestige (and salaries), and you should really look for fit/practice areas. For example, if you want to do first amendment law, go to Cahill over Proskauer, even though the latter is 20 spots higher in Vault rankings.

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby keg411 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:14 am

Sup Kid wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What if I fall to top 15% or top 25%??

You should still get NYC biglaw, but you're looking between V10-V50 if you're around 15%, and probably not higher than V20 if you're in the 25% (note, you can still outperform this based on interviewing/resume/experience/etc, but I think these are what you can assume you'll get at a minimum (unless you bomb interviews)). Also, remember that past the top firms, all the other firms throughout the V100 are generally similar in terms of prestige (and salaries), and you should really look for fit/practice areas. For example, if you want to do first amendment law bill 70 hours a week as opposed to being endlessly deferred, go to Cahill over Proskauer, even though the latter is 20 spots higher in Vault rankings.


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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:31 am

I was pretty much the same after 1L at DGC (so, in case you're not in the know, substantially worse placement than UVA). I had multiple V10 callbacks and offers.......

You're in good shape. Congrats and keep up the good work.

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby alexonfyre » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:46 am

pasteurizedmilk wrote:I was pretty much the same after 1L at DGC (so, in case you're not in the know, substantially worse placement than UVA). I had multiple V10 callbacks and offers.......

You're in good shape. Congrats and keep up the good work.


Sorry, I know a lot of law school acronyms, but DGC? New one for me.

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby plenipotentiary » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:54 am

alexonfyre wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:I was pretty much the same after 1L at DGC (so, in case you're not in the know, substantially worse placement than UVA). I had multiple V10 callbacks and offers.......

You're in good shape. Congrats and keep up the good work.


Sorry, I know a lot of law school acronyms, but DGC? New one for me.


Duke, Georgetown, Cornell.

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby orm518 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:03 am

plenipotentiary wrote:
alexonfyre wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:I was pretty much the same after 1L at DGC (so, in case you're not in the know, substantially worse placement than UVA). I had multiple V10 callbacks and offers.......

You're in good shape. Congrats and keep up the good work.


Sorry, I know a lot of law school acronyms, but DGC? New one for me.


Duke, Georgetown, Cornell.


Shouldn't it be DCG? I think we can infer what that means.

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:13 am

orm518 wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
alexonfyre wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:I was pretty much the same after 1L at DGC (so, in case you're not in the know, substantially worse placement than UVA). I had multiple V10 callbacks and offers.......

You're in good shape. Congrats and keep up the good work.


Sorry, I know a lot of law school acronyms, but DGC? New one for me.


Duke, Georgetown, Cornell.


Shouldn't it be DCG? I think we can infer what that means.


blatant cornell trolling

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby alexonfyre » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:18 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
orm518 wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
alexonfyre wrote:
Sorry, I know a lot of law school acronyms, but DGC? New one for me.


Duke, Georgetown, Cornell.


Shouldn't it be DCG? I think we can infer what that means.


blatant cornell trolling


So where does 'N' go?

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:26 am

alexonfyre wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
orm518 wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
Duke, Georgetown, Cornell.


Shouldn't it be DCG? I think we can infer what that means.


blatant cornell trolling


So where does 'N' go?

it's right in there too. their class is a little differently comprised though and their school is in a different region, so apples to oranges i guess

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:28 am

haha - i got my head bit off by an angry Northwestern student on this forum for lumping them in with DCG. (or DGC, or GDC, or CGD, etc.). I figured I'd avoid the headache and stick with those three. Caught a little flak anyway though. :D

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:29 am

pasteurizedmilk wrote:haha - i got my head bit off by an angry Northwestern student on this forum for lumping them in with DCG. (or DGC, or GDC, or CGD, etc.). I figured I'd avoid the headache and stick with those three. Caught a little flak anyway though. :D

:roll:

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:16 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:haha - i got my head bit off by an angry Northwestern student on this forum for lumping them in with DCG. (or DGC, or GDC, or CGD, etc.). I figured I'd avoid the headache and stick with those three. Caught a little flak anyway though. :D

:roll:

whaddaya gonna do though, ya know? i'm not too worried about it.

the lumping game is fine as a rough indicator, but really people should be more worried about placement in the region they want to practice, not which schools they're lumped in with on the interwebz.

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby Cavalier » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:20 pm

Top 25% is good enough for V10s at UVA... you can go even lower if you write on to Law Review. V5s are a lot more selective; to my knowledge, Davis Polk is the only firm that will dip a lot lower than a 3.7. This is all NY; DC is a much more difficult market to get.

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:10 pm

Cav is right about the NY-non-NY distinction. Plus, once you get outside of the NY market, even to other primary markets (DC in my own experience), the V10 > V11-100 distinction doesn't necessarily hold, at least for certain firms (especially Gibson and Wilmer off the top of my head, though I'm not remembering precisely where Wilmer places in Vault).

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:27 pm

Wow...I'm an 0L so not sure if I can be helpful (I can't), but congratulations and good luck with 2nd semester (:

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:just looking for some motivation/I'm bored.

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Re: Top 10% at UVA

Postby Law Sauce » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:08 pm

pasteurizedmilk wrote:I was pretty much the same after 1L at DGC (so, in case you're not in the know, substantially worse placement than UVA). I had multiple V10 callbacks and offers.......

You're in good shape. Congrats and keep up the good work.


Why the "so, in case you're not in the know, substantially worse placement than UVA"?




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