Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

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morristmm
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Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby morristmm » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:38 pm

Just finished 1L in the top 5% of my class at Villanova (w/ LR, local ties, etc.). That should get me at least one SA offer from one of the big Philly firms right?

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby fatduck » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:38 pm

lol i sure hope so

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby morristmm » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:39 pm

(assuming of course that I don't blow it during OCI's)

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby ajaxconstructions » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:40 pm

Considering latest stats show less than 8% into NLJ250 from Villanova, I don't think it's a lock at all.

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby morristmm » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:42 pm

fatduck wrote:lol i sure hope so


Yeah, I hope so too, but this market's got me feeling really nervy...

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby morristmm » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:44 pm

ajaxconstructions wrote:Considering latest stats show less than 8% into NLJ250 from Villanova, I don't think it's a lock at all.


Exactly... That's just the kind of statistic that's freaking me out.

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:47 pm

I wouldnt bet on it... apply to a lot of jobs to cover your bases. Villanova hasn't had great press lately and not tons of big law jobs from there to begin with.

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:12 pm

One could be #1 at Nova and not land anything. It isn't all about the grades.

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby monkey85 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:22 pm

Nothing is a lock in Philly.

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:27 am

No such thing as a lock. On paper you're gonna be great, but you still gotta nail the interviews. Assuming you draft some decent cover letters your only lock is a ton of interviews.

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:40 am

I'm going to nuance other responses a bit. I think you aren't a lock at the top 10 or so largest Philly firms, but I think at the least you'll get something at one of the smaller firms paying 100k+ or a smaller office like DLA which pays above Philly market.

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:18 am

I was in the same position. Considered transferring but decided against it after talking with others. Its not a lock in the sense that you should mail it in, but everyone i know in a similar position had a couple offers.

If youre closer to #1 than top 5% it is pretty much a lock. In the past three years, people who were in the top 5 or so spots were getting offers before they left callbacks.

Also, I would mass-mail NYC firms.

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby morristmm » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm going to nuance other responses a bit. I think you aren't a lock at the top 10 or so largest Philly firms, but I think at the least you'll get something at one of the smaller firms paying 100k+ or a smaller office like DLA which pays above Philly market.


Yeah, except DLA isn't doing OCI at Villanova! >:{

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Re: Top 5% at Villanova a lock in Philly area?

Postby morristmm » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If youre closer to #1 than top 5% it is pretty much a lock. In the past three years, people who were in the top 5 or so spots were getting offers before they left callbacks.


Thanks...




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