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swt
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Georgia State for Atlanta big law?

Postby swt » Wed May 30, 2012 12:26 am

is getting a job at a firm like Alston or King Spalding or Sutherland in play for top 25% at GSU Law?

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Re: Georgia State for Atlanta big law?

Postby rad lulz » Wed May 30, 2012 12:30 am

swt wrote:is getting a job at a firm like Alston or King Spalding or Sutherland in play for top 25% at GSU Law?

Since 12% of GSU students got a job with a firm of 100+ or a Fed clerkship in 2010, maybe, but probably not.

Also only 15% got jobs in firms of 50+ and Fed. clerkships.

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Re: Georgia State for Atlanta big law?

Postby swt » Wed May 30, 2012 12:38 am

rad lulz wrote:
swt wrote:is getting a job at a firm like Alston or King Spalding or Sutherland in play for top 25% at GSU Law?

Since 12% of GSU students got a job with a firm of 100+ or a Fed clerkship in 2010, maybe, but probably not.

Also only 15% got jobs in firms of 50+ and Fed. clerkships.

Thanks. How does this compare to Emory?
I am considering throwing in a transfer app to Emory (from GSU) but not sure if that will make much difference.
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Re: Georgia State for Atlanta big law?

Postby swt » Wed May 30, 2012 12:44 am


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Re: Georgia State for Atlanta big law?

Postby ggocat » Wed May 30, 2012 1:14 pm

swt wrote:is getting a job at a firm like Alston or King Spalding or Sutherland in play for top 25% at GSU Law?

Almost certainly not (perhaps exception for hard sciences).

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Re: Georgia State for Atlanta big law?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 30, 2012 2:17 pm

I heard (but have not confirmed) that K&S has not hired anyone from GSU in the last 3-4 years. They all pretty much require top 5-10%, maybe a little outside of that for a URM. You probably need law review too.

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Re: Georgia State for Atlanta big law?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 30, 2012 2:32 pm

look thru their website
plenty of gsu grads if u ask me

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Re: Georgia State for Atlanta big law?

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Wed May 30, 2012 3:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:look thru their website
plenty of gsu grads if u ask me

I'm bored so I just checked. There are six associates at the Atlanta office with JDs from Georgia State. They were all hired before 2009 - before the economy collapsed and the job market for law students changed completely.

There is one associate at King and Spalding's Charlotte office who graduated from GSU more recently, though.

In contrast: at least four of the seven associates at the Atlanta office with JDs from Harvard were hired as/after the economy collapsed. I think it's safe to say that hiring practices have changed.




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