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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:24 pm

Still waiting to hear back from JK as well.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Still waiting to hear back from JK as well.

Office? Charleston for me.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby ironrenegade21 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:46 pm

Those of you with offers from either S&J, JK etc would you be willing to share your approximate rank and GPA?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:50 pm

ironrenegade21 wrote:Those of you with offers from either S&J, JK etc would you be willing to share your approximate rank and GPA?


SJ 2L SA: Top 8% at WVU

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby ironrenegade21 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:57 pm

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ironrenegade21 wrote:Those of you with offers from either S&J, JK etc would you be willing to share your approximate rank and GPA?


SJ 2L SA: Top 8% at WVU


Approx GPA? Im planning on attending WVU this fall and would like to practice at one of the bigger WV firms so Im just curious as to what I need to land one, thanks.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:14 pm

1Ls do not have class rank until end of first year at WVU

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:15 pm

ironrenegade21 wrote:
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ironrenegade21 wrote:Those of you with offers from either S&J, JK etc would you be willing to share your approximate rank and GPA?


SJ 2L SA: Top 8% at WVU


Approx GPA? Im planning on attending WVU this fall and would like to practice at one of the bigger WV firms so Im just curious as to what I need to land one, thanks.


I finished the year with ~ 3.5

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:59 pm

Any idea how many 2012 summers got no offered at SJ?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Still waiting to hear back from JK as well.

Office? Charleston for me.

Yeah, Charleston.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby hephaestus » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:07 pm

Never mind
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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any idea how many 2012 summers got no offered at SJ?


I assume very few if any.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Do you know of any 3L movement?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do you know of any 3L movement?


Wouldn't know.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:08 pm

Any JK offers or dings recently? Radio silence since my Charleston CB.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:46 pm

I haven't heard anything from JK. Not Charleston office though. Sorry.

On an unrelated matter, for those of you who know the WV market well:

Always advisable to take a Big 4 over smaller, like Kay/Bonasso/Farrell, etc?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:43 pm

JK sent out dings via mail for the Charleston office to my school last week. Same for Bowles.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:JK sent out dings via mail for the Charleston office to my school last week. Same for Bowles.

Post CB?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I haven't heard anything from JK. Not Charleston office though. Sorry.

On an unrelated matter, for those of you who know the WV market well:

Always advisable to take a Big 4 over smaller, like Kay/Bonasso/Farrell, etc?


Depends on what you want. What do you want to do with your career? What type of law?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:20 pm

I can confirm that offers have gone out for Nelson Mullins' Huntington office.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I can confirm that offers have gone out for Nelson Mullins' Huntington office.



I also can confirm this.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:59 pm

On information and belief: Dinsmore is done for WV offices, Steptoe is done, Bowles is done, Spilman is done, Flaherty is done, Huddleston Bolen has made offers,

No idea about JK Charleston.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I haven't heard anything from JK. Not Charleston office though. Sorry.

On an unrelated matter, for those of you who know the WV market well:

Always advisable to take a Big 4 over smaller, like Kay/Bonasso/Farrell, etc?


Depends on what you want. What do you want to do with your career? What type of law?


That I am not sure. I am trying to figure out some of the practice areas I am interested in.

Would it be detrimental to take a respected mid/smaller WV firm over one of the big 4?

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:On information and belief: Dinsmore is done for WV offices, Steptoe is done, Bowles is done, Spilman is done, Flaherty is done, Huddleston Bolen has made offers,

No idea about JK Charleston.


Steptoe is not quite done yet. I have confirmation on that, too.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:31 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I haven't heard anything from JK. Not Charleston office though. Sorry.

On an unrelated matter, for those of you who know the WV market well:

Always advisable to take a Big 4 over smaller, like Kay/Bonasso/Farrell, etc?


Depends on what you want. What do you want to do with your career? What type of law?


That I am not sure. I am trying to figure out some of the practice areas I am interested in.

Would it be detrimental to take a respected mid/smaller WV firm over one of the big 4?


Detrimental? Not really sure what you mean.

Do you want to practice in WV? These firms are all quality firms. Kay, Bonasso, Huddleston, etc. all pay well for the area and practice high quality law. If by detrimental you mean you won't be able to lateral to another WV firm? I would say that's not true, since these firms tend to hire people away from each other quite often.

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Re: West Virginia Legal Market

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:46 pm

I guess I wouldn't term it "detrimental."

I don't have a problem practicing in WV, but I have family issues that may require me to relocate at some point.

Would it be easier to relocate with a big 4 versus one of the other firms? I think those firms you just mentioned are great firms with great people.

I guess what I am asking is this: if I am forced to relocate outside of the state because of family, would it be harder to with one of the smaller firms? Or no different than with the big 4?

Also, how are the big 4 in terms of return employment for 1ls/2ls versus the other firms? That question might be too broad.




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