r6_philly wrote:Anonymous User wrote:johansantana21 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Stay if you are fine with the possibility of being a lawyer who doesn't work biglaw. And quite frankly bottom quarter does not rule out biglaw. If you are from a secondary market, particularly one where your MVPB has a lot of cache (i.e the South for UVA, Milwaukee for Michigan, Philly for Penn etc.) there's a good chance that you can hustle your way to biglaw there.
With that said start building a strong PI resume. If you don't get biglaw you will need it for PI jobs--volunteer experience, networking, and course selection can help a lot for PI. And if you do end up in a position to get biglaw it won't be too much trouble to explain away that sort of resume. However, the opposite is very rarely true.
0L's shouldn't comment on topics that they know nothing about. They tend to end up looking like fools--like you're about to.
I'm a 2L at one of the bolded who landed a secondary market biglaw job in the region where my MPVB has a lot of strength. Specifically one of the one's I named that you bolded. I have a substantially worse class rank than the OP. Again be careful about posting in employment forums with your limited knowledge. It's dangerous to people like the OP who need legitimate assistance.
OCI stats at Penn confirm this. Bottom 25% grades are workable with local firms.
Not quite sure what the cutoff for bottom 25% is but some Philly firms fill their classes with B average kids from Penn. Best to have ties to the region if you're going to take this route.