I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

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I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:50 pm

[Background: the vault rankings are nothing but a compilation of survey results sent to big firm associates. we are asked to assign a PRESTIGE SCORE of 1 to 10 to each firm in a list of hundreds. below is some live blogging as I judge firms].

There are like 4 different firms that start with "Baker" and I've never heard of or interacted with any of them.

How... unprestigious.

* assigns 1/10 prestige score *

Update: First 10 goes to Cleary. Not the best at everything, but peerless enough in enough respects to earn a big fat 1-0 from me.

Update: I don't know what Cooley does but it's got the same name as a shitty law school so minus one prestige point.

Update: Covington gets a gentleman's 10. We all know they used to be really impressive and aren't asking hard questions about current performance.\

Update: DLA Piper gets a 2/10, to preserve 1/10 for "no but really, I've never heard of you"

Update: I met somebody nice from Fried, Frank one. 7/10.

Update: Latham gets a 4. Never forget.

Update: Munger snags a 10, based solely on what I researched while a law student.

Update: Crap, I just remembered it was the guy from Wilkie I remembered who was nice to me, not the guy from Fried Frank. Oh well, too late now. Wilkie gets an 8 because I feel bad for forgetting the first time around.
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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby greenchair » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:54 pm

wat

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:56 pm

greenchair wrote:wat


The Vault rankings are nothing but a compilation of surveys filled out by associates at big law firms. I am an associate at a big law firm live blogging as I fill out my LAW FIRM PRESTIGE survey. I am literally ranking every law firm they could think of from 1 to 10, on the basis of PRESTIGE.

They will then tabulate their results and create the Vault 100 rankings. Based on the responses of myself and other similarly well informed consumers of legal services.

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby RodneyRuxin » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:59 pm

lol @ cooley

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby drmguy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:06 pm

Stop it. You're making vault rankings seem so unprefstigious.

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:10 pm

drmguy wrote:Stop it. You're making vault rankings seem so unprefstigious.


(that's the point)

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby drmguy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
drmguy wrote:Stop it. You're making vault rankings seem so unprefstigious.


(that's the point)

(Doesn't understand sarcasm)

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:16 pm

I want to do either IP in Des Moines or litigation in Denver. Do you think it's career suicide to take a V43 over a V16?

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby hephaestus » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I want to do either IP in Des Moines or litigation in Denver. Do you think it's career suicide to take a V43 over a V16?

Justified use of anonymous posting, no doubt.

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby rad lulz » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:27 pm

PREFTIGE

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby drmguy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:38 pm

Do they screen for people that don't take it seriously?

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:58 pm

drmguy wrote:Do they screen for people that don't take it seriously?


no. the only safeguard is that you can't rank your own firm.

Anonymous User wrote:I want to do either IP in Des Moines or litigation in Denver. Do you think it's career suicide to take a V43 over a V16?


probably. as a custodian of the vault rankings, my word is your career trajectory.

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby ph14 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:15 pm

Love it.

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby drmguy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:16 pm

Are you going to give all the V10 firms the lowest ranking?

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby LeDique » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:18 pm

Can you write-in firms?

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Re: I am doing Vault's survey, ranking firms by prestige. AMA.

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:22 pm

LeDique wrote:Can you write-in firms?


Yes.

drmguy wrote:Are you going to give all the V10 firms the lowest ranking?


No. I work at such a firm, so I guess it would be game theoretic, but you do start to respect your peers (and bear grudges against your non-peers or your peers who are dicks as opposing counsel)




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