Marginal biglaw bidder in need of good strategy(DC/LA)

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Marginal biglaw bidder in need of good strategy(DC/LA)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:03 pm

T15-18 range school, top 15%-20%, very bad writing grades (B-, I seemed never to know what the instructor was expecting), no significant work experience, science (chem) background and patent bar eligible (all the things make me a biglaw hopeful but not safe at all). Want LA (home market) and DC for regulatory work. Have demonstrable interest in healthcare regulation (prior experience, summer work in related area, etc). Mostly want to do healthcare/energy regulation or patent but am willing to do anything to get into biglaw. Have a popular foreign language as a second native language. Just wondering if I am ever able to get DC since its a competitive market... Plan to mass mail DC firms soon. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Marginal biglaw bidder in need of good strategy(DC/LA)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:22 pm

If you're at UCLA, you're in pretty good shape for LA market.

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Re: Marginal biglaw bidder in need of good strategy(DC/LA)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If you're at UCLA, you're in pretty good shape for LA market.


Except that LA doesn't have what I want...

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Re: Marginal biglaw bidder in need of good strategy(DC/LA)

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:45 am

That's not a great place to be targetting DC, but probably not impossible. Make sure you aggressively target other, less-than-perfect markets or jobs, but no harm in trying for DC. You're definitely not out of contention (just in a very crowded group of others who also are not out of contention, credentials wise...)

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Re: Marginal biglaw bidder in need of good strategy(DC/LA)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:46 am

wats top15% at UCLA? 3.7?

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Re: Marginal biglaw bidder in need of good strategy(DC/LA)

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:23 am

Yeah I wouldn't consider you marginal bro

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Re: Marginal biglaw bidder in need of good strategy(DC/LA)

Postby anonymous2012 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:10 am

Firms are crazy for healthcare right now. Don't discount the LA firms moving into healthcare, because every firm I know of has a busy and thriving healthcare practice or is trying to develop and recruit for one. Major hospital GC's are leaving and joing private practice en masse.

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Re: Marginal biglaw bidder in need of good strategy(DC/LA)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:41 am

Firms are crazy for healthcare right now. Don't discount the LA firms moving into healthcare, because every firm I know of has a busy and thriving healthcare practice or is trying to develop and recruit for one. Major hospital GC's are leaving and joing private practice en masse.


This. Until (relatively) recently I worked for a government entity that did a lot of healthcare work (lit and reg) in a secondary market. The attorneys would get calls every month or so from opposing counsel saying that they needed to hire someone and offering 2x-3x the government salary. (Which may or may not explain the "until (relatively) recently" part from above. :wink: )




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