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4gttngBrandonMarshal
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Big Law

Postby 4gttngBrandonMarshal » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:51 am

Does the opportunity of getting a big law job exist anymore? I have a little while until I graduate (c/o 2014) but I am still always curious about the legal market.

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romothesavior
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Re: Big Law

Postby romothesavior » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:52 am

Yes, the opportunity exists.

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Re: Big Law

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:52 am

4gttngBrandonMarshal wrote:Does the opportunity of getting a big law job exist anymore? I have a little while until I graduate (c/o 2014) but I am still always curious about the legal market.


From anywhere? Sure. Many people in the T14 get them at OCI every year.

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Re: Big Law

Postby Curious1 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:54 am

Wtf is this question asking?

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Re: Big Law

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:59 am

mostly top 14, but if you are top 10% at a top 30 or so or a well perceived regional it might happen.

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Re: Big Law

Postby blurbz » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:03 pm

.....

Yes.

Work on your questions.
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Re: Big Law

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:03 pm

4gttngBrandonMarshal wrote:Does the opportunity of getting a big law job exist anymore? I have a little while until I graduate (c/o 2014) but I am still always curious about the legal market.


It happens, but we need more information if you are looking for advice (re: specifically, what law school, where do you have ties, and what market are you looking at finding a job in).

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erico
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Re: Big Law

Postby erico » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:07 pm

NO.

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Re: Big Law

Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:17 pm

From a TTT? Yes, if you're #1 in your class.

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Re: Big Law

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:19 pm

You didn't get the memo Op. Biglaw closed its doors. The whole fucking thing. Its all over. Killself = only option.

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Re: Big Law

Postby Indifferent » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:28 pm

4gttngBrandonMarshal wrote:Does the opportunity of getting a big law job exist anymore? I have a little while until I graduate (c/o 2014) but I am still always curious about the legal market.

You went to a TTT with your heart set on transferring and getting biglaw?

:?

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Re: Big Law

Postby c3pO4 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:36 pm

Indifferent wrote:
4gttngBrandonMarshal wrote:Does the opportunity of getting a big law job exist anymore? I have a little while until I graduate (c/o 2014) but I am still always curious about the legal market.

You went to a TTT with your heart set on transferring and getting biglaw?

:?


OP is at a school below 100. Forget about biglaw, try to get strait A's. One step at a time. The odds are incredibly stacked against OP.

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Re: Big Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:40 pm

It exists, but you only have a good shot at getting biglaw at a certain schools. I'd say good chance at top 10, decent chance at top 11-14, and possible chance at 15-25. Probably no chance from most other places with a few exceptions.

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Re: Big Law

Postby Indifferent » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It exists, but you only have a good shot at getting biglaw at a certain schools. I'd say good chance at top 10, decent chance at top 11-14, and possible chance at 15-25. Probably no chance from most other places with a few exceptions.

Wow.

Not quite true, although that's probably how you should treat it when choosing a law school.

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Re: Big Law

Postby c3pO4 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:47 pm

Indifferent wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It exists, but you only have a good shot at getting biglaw at a certain schools. I'd say good chance at top 10, decent chance at top 11-14, and possible chance at 15-25. Probably no chance from most other places with a few exceptions.

Wow.

Not quite true, although that's probably how you should treat it when choosing a law school.


This is stupid. There is no cutoff at 25. If anything, there is a drop off after 30. The point is, outside the T14, it's a lot harder and it gets progressively harder as you go down the list.

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Re: Big Law

Postby kams » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:47 pm

Indifferent wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It exists, but you only have a good shot at getting biglaw at a certain schools. I'd say good chance at top 10, decent chance at top 11-14, and possible chance at 15-25. Probably no chance from most other places with a few exceptions.

Wow.

Not quite true, although that's probably how you should treat it when choosing a law school.


I'd say about 10% of students outside the Top 30 get biglaw jobs (maybe besides a school like Fordham)

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Re: Big Law

Postby minnbills » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It exists, but you only have a good shot at getting biglaw at a certain schools. I'd say good chance at top 10, decent chance at top 11-14, and possible chance at 15-25. Probably no chance from most other places with a few exceptions.


No love for Cornell huh?

T14s that place primarily in NY are probably your best bet for biglaw (barring Stanford of course.)

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Re: Big Law

Postby Indifferent » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:51 pm

kams wrote:
Indifferent wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It exists, but you only have a good shot at getting biglaw at a certain schools. I'd say good chance at top 10, decent chance at top 11-14, and possible chance at 15-25. Probably no chance from most other places with a few exceptions.

Wow.

Not quite true, although that's probably how you should treat it when choosing a law school.


I'd say about 10% of students outside the Top 30 get biglaw jobs (maybe besides a school like Fordham)

Lawyer math logic: 10% = no chance.

Flawless victory.

Seriously though, going to a non-T14 with your heart set on biglaw is a poor decision.

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Re: Big Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:53 pm

Indifferent wrote:
Lawyer math logic: 10% = no chance.

Flawless victory.


0L logic: 10% = It will be me because I'm speciaaaaal.

Epic fail.

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Re: Big Law

Postby c3pO4 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Indifferent wrote:
Lawyer math logic: 10% = no chance.

Flawless victory.


0L logic: 10% = It will be me because I'm speciaaaaal.

Epic fail.


Accidental anon - me above

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Re: Big Law

Postby Grizz » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:53 pm

reasonable_man wrote:You didn't get the memo Op. Biglaw closed its doors. The whole fucking thing. Its all over. Killself = only option.

TCR. OP, no one gets a job anymore in biglaw. Just the other day I was in Manhattan and I saw Herb Wachtell and Marty Lipton leap to their deaths while a crowd heckled below. Midtown was a hellish scene, as recently laid of junior associates fought like dingos over discarded bagel remnants while security guards handed them their office tchotchkes in boxes bearing Skadden and SullCrom logos. The former office shrews were resorted to pimping their plump, pasty bodies somewhere in the outer boroughs. The lucky senior associates and junior partners could be found enjoying King Cobras and passing out in the gutters. However, I saw the naked body of a young junior associate in an alley, his Jos. A. Bank suit had long since been looted for halal money. A 24 year old ibanker walked by and spat contemptuously. So yes, Biglaw is dead; I recommend killself.

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Re: Big Law

Postby Indifferent » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Indifferent wrote:
Lawyer math logic: 10% = no chance.

Flawless victory.


0L logic: 10% = It will be me because I'm speciaaaaal.

Epic fail.

Credited.

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Re: Big Law

Postby PeanutHead » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:02 pm

Grizz wrote:TCR. OP, no one gets a job anymore in biglaw. Just the other day I was in Manhattan and I saw Herb Wachtell and Marty Lipton leap to their deaths while a crowd heckled below. Midtown was a hellish scene, as recently laid of junior associates fought like dingos over discarded bagel remnants while security guards handed them their office tchotchkes in boxes bearing Skadden and SullCrom logos. The former office shrews were resorted to pimping their plump, pasty bodies somewhere in the outer boroughs. The lucky senior associates and junior partners could be found enjoying King Cobras and passing out in the gutters. However, I saw the naked body of a young junior associate in an alley, his Jos. A. Bank suit had long since been looted for halal money. A 24 year old ibanker walked by and spat contemptuously. So yes, Biglaw is dead; I recommend killself.

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Re: Big Law

Postby keg411 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:03 pm

Grizz wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:You didn't get the memo Op. Biglaw closed its doors. The whole fucking thing. Its all over. Killself = only option.

TCR. OP, no one gets a job anymore in biglaw. Just the other day I was in Manhattan and I saw Herb Wachtell and Marty Lipton leap to their deaths while a crowd heckled below. Midtown was a hellish scene, as recently laid of junior associates fought like dingos over discarded bagel remnants while security guards handed them their office tchotchkes in boxes bearing Skadden and SullCrom logos. The former office shrews were resorted to pimping their plump, pasty bodies somewhere in the outer boroughs. The lucky senior associates and junior partners could be found enjoying King Cobras and passing out in the gutters. However, I saw the naked body of a young junior associate in an alley, his Jos. A. Bank suit had long since been looted for halal money. A 24 year old ibanker walked by and spat contemptuously. So yes, Biglaw is dead; I recommend killself.


QFAwesome

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Re: Big Law

Postby kams » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:03 pm

Indifferent wrote:
kams wrote:
Indifferent wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It exists, but you only have a good shot at getting biglaw at a certain schools. I'd say good chance at top 10, decent chance at top 11-14, and possible chance at 15-25. Probably no chance from most other places with a few exceptions.

Wow.

Not quite true, although that's probably how you should treat it when choosing a law school.


I'd say about 10% of students outside the Top 30 get biglaw jobs (maybe besides a school like Fordham)

Lawyer math logic: 10% = no chance.

Flawless victory.

Seriously though, going to a non-T14 with your heart set on biglaw is a poor decision.


9 out of 10 students not getting biglaw = probably no chance with a few exceptions?

I think so.




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