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Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:18 pm

Interested in how people targeting Florida (tampa or so. fla) biglaw have done. I know one person with a Foley & Lardner tampa offer. Other people I know targeting FL aren't doing so hot, few CBs, no offers. Anybody out there doing well?

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:32 pm

Florida is mad, mad competitive. Shoot for some not as large firms that are likely to fly under the radar of T 14ers and UF 10% + LR in addition to larger firms (assuming u don't fall into those categories) or else you're gonna have a bad time

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:33 pm

Median at vandy or even duke are not guaranteed anything spectacular

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:08 pm

I had a few CBs, no offers from Tampa. Only 1 formal rejection so far, but I think the other ones just forgot I existed. I interviewed with GT in early July, and they said they had already received 200 resumes for mass mail at that point and hadn't even decided if they were going to have a summer program yet.

I recently mass mailed the rest of FL, but I haven't gotten any bites yet. Focused on DC/NYC for OCI and earlier mass mailing.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:21 pm

What's the word on GY

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:27 pm

heard from a buddy that some people at florida that are signifcantly north of top 10% with lr are not picking up anything in florida. sounds like florida is brutal

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby gdane » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:28 pm

South Florida Biglaw seems to still suck. During OCI Greenberg, Holland & Knight, Bilzin, and Gunster made it clear that they were only taking four or five SA each.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:30 pm

gdane wrote:South Florida Biglaw seems to still suck. During OCI Greenberg, Holland & Knight, Bilzin, and Gunster made it clear that they were only taking four or five SA each.


Correct. FL Biglaw is wild dicey. Lol at median at Duke/Vandy guaranteeing anything. I went on multiple callbacks with UF/FSU kids in the top 10 people (not percent) of their class. Everyone else was top 5-10% at a T20-30 or Top 25%+ at a T10.

Very competitive and very much not a guaranteed offer. I can't speak particularly to SF biglaw though -- not my turf.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:33 pm

Any news on Greenberg Miami? Have they given out all or some of their offers already?

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any news on Greenberg Miami? Have they given out all or some of their offers already?


I know someone who accepted an offer there.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any news on Greenberg Miami? Have they given out all or some of their offers already?


I know someone who accepted an offer there.


Thanks! Do you know if they recently received the offer (within the last 2-3 weeks)? Thanks!

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Light » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:11 pm

CCN here and struck out at Biglaw in Florida.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:30 pm

Light wrote:CCN here and struck out at Biglaw in Florida.



Sorry to hear that! :( I guess they weren't kidding when they said the FL market is insanely tough to crack.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:53 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any news on Greenberg Miami? Have they given out all or some of their offers already?


I know someone who accepted an offer there.


Thanks! Do you know if they recently received the offer (within the last 2-3 weeks)? Thanks!


Not sure, from what I remember a few weeks ago.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:40 pm

Are those of you who struck out FL residents at a t14?

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Light » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Light wrote:CCN here and struck out at Biglaw in Florida.



Sorry to hear that! :( I guess they weren't kidding when they said the FL market is insanely tough to crack.


Meh, thanks.

Yes I'm a FL resident, grew up in FL and spent my summer there.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:34 am

^ Firm's Tampa office by any chance?

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby jessuf » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:32 am

msblaw89 wrote:Are those of you who struck out FL residents at a t14?


Yep. Grew up in FL, did undergrad and grad there, and spent 1L summer there. I guess my resume was the issue and not my ties.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:44 am

Go back after one year of employment at any firm in FL. Graduated with a girl from UF (Levin) who got a job with Akerman Senterfitt after spending one year at a non-prestigious midlaw firm. Granted, this is AS's WPB office, but she had graduated with no honors, wasn't on a real journal, no moot court, etc. The experience was enough to get her foot in the door after some time.

I know this isn't the most helpful information, as a lot of students want to graduate and go right into biglaw, but I just wanted to mention that you can make it there down the line in the FL market. I don't know a whole lot of other places where this holds true, so it's pretty cool.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:57 am

Any other evidence besides the anecdote?

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Interested in how people targeting Florida (tampa or so. fla) biglaw have done. I know one person with a Foley & Lardner tampa offer. Other people I know targeting FL aren't doing so hot, few CBs, no offers. Anybody out there doing well?



I'm from UF and the kids interviewing at FL biglaw here, myself included, have done just fine. Many in the top 10-15% have multiple offers from Florida big law firms. A lot of those kids haven't accepted yet so just wait it out. As soon as people start responding to offers, there should be more movement.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:07 pm

RodneyBoonfield wrote:What's the word on GY


Gunster? Gunster has issued several offers already.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:08 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any news on Greenberg Miami? Have they given out all or some of their offers already?


I know someone who accepted an offer there.


I will be there as well this summer.

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby usfvictor » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:33 pm

so your telling me Stetson doesn't own Tampa!!?? :D

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Re: Success of people targeting Florida BigLaw?

Postby tim.janitor » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Interested in how people targeting Florida (tampa or so. fla) biglaw have done. I know one person with a Foley & Lardner tampa offer. Other people I know targeting FL aren't doing so hot, few CBs, no offers. Anybody out there doing well?



I'm from UF and the kids interviewing at FL biglaw here, myself included, have done just fine. Many in the top 10-15% have multiple offers from Florida big law firms. A lot of those kids haven't accepted yet so just wait it out. As soon as people start responding to offers, there should be more movement.


I don't think there are enough SAs spot in the whole state of Florida for the top 10-15% of UF to have an SA gig (referring to Big Law firms of course).




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