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BlueJeanBaby
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Corporate Law

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:34 pm

How does one go about targeting Corporate law employment? Are there schools that place better into these positions or does it just go along with the typical rankings?

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Re: Corporate Law

Postby thesealocust » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How does one go about targeting Corporate law employment? Are there schools that place better into these positions or does it just go along with the typical rankings?


Major corporations use a relatively small number of large law firms which are disproportionately located in NYC and (with slightly less concentration) other major U.S. cities. Such firms are typical "biglaw" firms and hire for 2Ls for the summer between 2L and 3L year then offer full time employment. Those firms hire almost exclusively based on 3 factors: reputation of your school (Schools in the T14 have a massive advantage relative to other schools, but the general rankings are a good proxy for big firm placement), academic / professional credentials (especially 1L grades but also work experience and sometimes undergrad credentials), and performance during on-campus interviews & callback interviews.

As for jobs with corporations themselves, the vast majority are hired out of the large firms described above after a few years of experience.

There is still plenty of corporate law being practiced on a smaller scale. For that, no particular school or program will be especially beneficial except that it will be highly regional; attending a school near where you would want to practice would be critical.

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Re: Corporate Law

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