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TTH
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Paying for Vault

Postby TTH » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:58 pm

For firms in secondary markets, is it worthwhile to pay for gold membership to Vault to see what extra they have to say about firms?

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Re: Paying for Vault

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:59 pm

99.99% of law schools have purchased subscriptions to vault. Talk to career services before you consider paying them money.

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Re: Paying for Vault

Postby TTH » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:00 pm

thesealocust wrote:99.99% of law schools have purchased subscriptions to vault. Talk to career services before you consider paying them money.


I have. My school is in the .01%. :?

I often wonder what it's like to go to a real law school.

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Re: Paying for Vault

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:05 pm

Probably still not worth paying for, especially because vault focuses its info on major/top firms already well covered in places like chambers & associate and the lateral link career survey.

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Re: Paying for Vault

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:06 pm

The reviews on firms on firms outside of the V100 (and even V50 to a certain extent) are pretty lackluster. Often times the information on the pay version for these firms is the exact same as what you see on the free version.

That said, if you're looking at a bunch of satellite offices of mega firms, then it might still be useful enough.

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Re: Paying for Vault

Postby TTH » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:08 pm

Yeah, that's why I'm so reluctant to spend the money. The firms I'm looking at, while large for the market, aren't nearly large enough to be on Vault's radar.

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Re: Paying for Vault

Postby xyzbca » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:22 pm

TTH wrote:Yeah, that's why I'm so reluctant to spend the money. The firms I'm looking at, while large for the market, aren't nearly large enough to be on Vault's radar.


If $45 for the 3-month subscription is an issue don't do it. I looked up a large regional firm (300+ lawyers, 5+ offices, pays market) I'm interested in and was underwhelmed by the information available.

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Re: Paying for Vault

Postby Glock » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:06 pm

The info is completely underwhelming for non-V100 firms. Save your time and money.




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