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Lay prestige of firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:47 pm

I love ranking everything because I am a TLSer and a soon to be member of the legal profession. I have noticed that although I am going to an almighty V10, very few non-lawyers that I talk to have heard of it (no, I don't live in NYC). People do, however, always bring up the 3rd step-cousin or long lost college sorority sister that they know who is now a scuttling 2nd year associate at Skadden or Latham or Baker & McKenzie or Jones Day.

Question for TLS:

How would you rank the lay prestige of law firms? Is it generally by headcount? "Local" presence?

I will go ahead and throw out there that I think Skadden is numero uno in lay preftige, but by all means go at it in arguing for your proposed pecking order.

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Re: Lay prestige of firms

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:48 pm

All law firms have the same lay prestige value: None.

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Re: Lay prestige of firms

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:59 pm

thesealocust wrote:All law firms have the same lay prestige value: None.


You're ruining the fun of ranking things that do not need to be ranked. Stop it.

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Re: Lay prestige of firms

Postby ph14 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:I love ranking everything because I am a TLSer and a soon to be member of the legal profession. I have noticed that although I am going to an almighty V10, very few non-lawyers that I talk to have heard of it (no, I don't live in NYC). People do, however, always bring up the 3rd step-cousin or long lost college sorority sister that they know who is now a scuttling 2nd year associate at Skadden or Latham or Baker & McKenzie or Jones Day.

Question for TLS:

How would you rank the lay prestige of law firms? Is it generally by headcount? "Local" presence?

I will go ahead and throw out there that I think Skadden is numero uno in lay preftige, but by all means go at it in arguing for your proposed pecking order.


No one in the lay world knows anything about law firms.

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Re: Lay prestige of firms

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:08 am

ph14 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I love ranking everything because I am a TLSer and a soon to be member of the legal profession. I have noticed that although I am going to an almighty V10, very few non-lawyers that I talk to have heard of it (no, I don't live in NYC). People do, however, always bring up the 3rd step-cousin or long lost college sorority sister that they know who is now a scuttling 2nd year associate at Skadden or Latham or Baker & McKenzie or Jones Day.

Question for TLS:

How would you rank the lay prestige of law firms? Is it generally by headcount? "Local" presence?

I will go ahead and throw out there that I think Skadden is numero uno in lay preftige, but by all means go at it in arguing for your proposed pecking order.


No one in the lay world knows anything about law firms.

I didn't even know anything about law firms until like the day before I had to submit my interview bids. I remember talking to attorneys my 1L year who were clearly disappointed that I wasn't impressed with their prestigious firm resumes, because I had no idea what a Sullivan & Cromwell was.

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Re: Lay prestige of firms

Postby Myself » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:50 am

Before I went to law school, I didn't know of any firms. I remember my future law school had an alumnus contact me and he was like, "Hey, this is Associate X, I work at Gibson Dunn." And when I didn't even flinch, he was like, "It's one of the biggest firms in LA."

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Re: Lay prestige of firms

Postby manofjustice » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:55 am

I'd say Crane, Poole & Schmidt is probably the most prestigious, laymen-wise.

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Re: Lay prestige of firms

Postby 20160810 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:08 am

This thread is what's wrong with law students, essentially.




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