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pearla
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Legal employment and salary- Do you mind posting?

Postby pearla » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:19 pm

Lawyers, Will you please post:

- Field of study
- School attended (Top 15, Tier etc...)
- Graduated top/middle/bottom of class (Optional)
- Field of work
- Years of employment
- Salary (Firts year, and subsequent if applicable)

This will help much! THANKS :D

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Re: Legal employment and salary- Do you mind posting?

Postby ph14 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:22 pm

pearla wrote:Lawyers, Will you please post:

- Field of study
- School attended (Top 15, Tier etc...)
- Graduated top/middle/bottom of class (Optional)
- Field of work
- Years of employment
- Salary (Firts year, and subsequent if applicable)

This will help much! THANKS :D


For the most part, firms pay the market rate to all first year associates (which is $160,000/year in the larger markets), regardless of your school, class rank, etc. If you are hired you get the same pay as everyone else.

Check out this and this for more info.

For example, in the legal profession, where [the lockstep] system is most commonly found, all law school graduates hired by a law firm who graduated in the same year receive the same base pay, regardless of the background, experience, or ability of each. During the late-2000s financial crisis, some law firms began replacing the lockstep system with "merit-based" systems.[1]


Some firms have differing bonuses based on the number of hours you billed, and some (notably Boies Schiller) have some sort of merit/hours based system, but these are in the minority.

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Re: Legal employment and salary- Do you mind posting?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:36 pm

- field of study?
- TTT
- top 10%
- state court staff attorney / law clerk
- 2.5
- $50k, $52.5k, $65k

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Re: Legal employment and salary- Do you mind posting?

Postby t14fanboy » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:46 pm


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Re: Legal employment and salary- Do you mind posting?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:26 am

t14fanboy wrote:http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=170603

Don't post here.


Not to be a stickler, but aren't you a 0L? :wink:

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Re: Legal employment and salary- Do you mind posting?

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:46 pm

Actually a potentially helpful thread..

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Re: Legal employment and salary- Do you mind posting?

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:53 pm

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:Actually a potentially helpful thread..


http://www.nalpdirectory.com

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looking at firm websites to see how many lawyers in particular fields have honors from their respective law schools

=

what this thread could potentially produce.

I guess exact grades aren't revealed by honors, but OP needs to realize that firms don't rank law students like dumbass 0Ls rank law schools and law firms. Firms have grade cutoffs. If you have a GPA above the cutoff, they consider your entire resume. You can learn a lot about firm grade cutoffs just from looking at the honors of attorneys at firms.

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Re: Legal employment and salary- Do you mind posting?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:51 pm

Michigan State (T2 now? T3 at graduation)
12th percentile grad (5th percentile during OCI - all that mattered[*])
Commercial litigation / some white collar crime
2nd year Associate
$100,000k start, $102,000 second year
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Re: Legal employment and salary- Do you mind posting?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:51 pm

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:Actually a potentially helpful thread..


Except like 4 real lawyers are on TLS and they are first years.

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Re: Legal employment and salary- Do you mind posting?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Michigan State (T2 now?)
12th percentile grad (5th percentile during OCI - all that mattered[*])
Commercial litigation / some white collar crime
2nd year Associate
$100,000k start, $102,000 second year


MYTHICAL MIDLAW ASSOCIATE!

Also, 12th percentile means 88% of Mich State students did better than you....

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Re: Legal employment and salary- Do you mind posting?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:02 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Michigan State (T2 now?)
12th percentile grad (5th percentile during OCI - all that mattered[*])
Commercial litigation / some white collar crime
2nd year Associate
$100,000k start, $102,000 second year


MYTHICAL MIDLAW ASSOCIATE!

Also, 12th percentile means 88% of Mich State students did better than you....


That isn't how State publishes rankings. And yes, we do exist, but only in the dreams of lower-end T2 and T3 1Ls......just kidding, I'm real, but apparently I interview well. GO GREEN!




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