Is this an indicator of the typical competitiveness of DC?

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Is this an indicator of the typical competitiveness of DC?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 19, 2011 5:05 pm

Im set to begin the summer in the DC office of a biglaw firm in the V30-V75 range. Looking at the communications for this summer's class I noticed that every SA except one is from HYSCCN (with the remaining person being from MVPB). The class is pretty small but that still seems somewhat strange. Based on your knowledge/experience, is this typical of the overall DC biglaw market or just a random occurrence?
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Re: Is this an indicator of the typical competitiveness of DC?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 19, 2011 5:09 pm

Typical. And those HYSCCN people are all top 10-15%. The MVPB guy is probably top of his class.

edit: Seems I'm a bit off.
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Re: Is this an indicator of the typical competitiveness of DC?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 19, 2011 5:24 pm

I mean DC is tough but I would imagine you would see some DC school kids in there as well...GULC, GW, plus top 10% at GMU, American, etc...

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Re: Is this an indicator of the typical competitiveness of DC?

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Thu May 19, 2011 5:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Typical. And those HYSCCN people are all top 10-15%. The MVPB guy is probably top of his class.

What? Top 20% at MVPB is competitive for most D.C. firms. There are only a small handful of firms that realistically require top 10% from MVPB. Obviously the higher grades the better and top 20% will not necessarily mean a D.C. firm job, but that's probably not because of a lack of grades.

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Re: Is this an indicator of the typical competitiveness of DC?

Postby 20160810 » Thu May 19, 2011 7:08 pm

Didn't Dood get a biglaw SA job in DC this summer? I think it's reasonable to conclude, therefore, that DC is the single easiest US legal market to crack.

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Re: Is this an indicator of the typical competitiveness of DC?

Postby gwuorbust » Thu May 19, 2011 8:03 pm

SBL wrote:Didn't Dood get a biglaw SA job in DC this summer? I think it's reasonable to conclude, therefore, that DC is the single easiest US legal market to crack.


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Re: Is this an indicator of the typical competitiveness of DC?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 22, 2011 12:15 am

It depends on the firm. Some of the smaller firms with appellate practices really do tend to be T6 or T9, top 10% with maybe an exception or two each summer. But there are other well respected DC firms that tend to take more from DC schools and non-LR candidates. W&C, for instance, always takes some Georgetown folks.




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