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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby nouseforaname123 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:57 am

blsingindisguise wrote:I disagree. I don't think the median LSAT taker can do biglaw work well in most cases. This board skews high and people tend to take for granted a certain level of intellectual ability and competency.


Sure, a base level of intellectual firepower is required for biglaw work, but I think the majority of law students meet that requirement.

Biglaw does require certain skills that a lower percentage of law students have, but those skills are not necessarily related to intellectual ability.

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby blsingindisguise » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:04 pm

nouseforaname123 wrote:
blsingindisguise wrote:I disagree. I don't think the median LSAT taker can do biglaw work well in most cases. This board skews high and people tend to take for granted a certain level of intellectual ability and competency.


Sure, a base level of intellectual firepower is required for biglaw work, but I think the majority of law students meet that requirement.




Lol, just no. You realize that the median LSAT is like 150?

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:17 pm

blsingindisguise wrote:
nouseforaname123 wrote:
blsingindisguise wrote:I disagree. I don't think the median LSAT taker can do biglaw work well in most cases. This board skews high and people tend to take for granted a certain level of intellectual ability and competency.


Sure, a base level of intellectual firepower is required for biglaw work, but I think the majority of law students meet that requirement.




Lol, just no. You realize that the median LSAT is like 150?

Smells like a logical fallacy

I think there's a LR question in there somewhere

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby 2014 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:21 pm

All law students took the LSAT
Most law students who took the LSAT scored below the top few percentiles
Some big law work requires intellect possessed only by those who can score in the top few percentiles of the LSAT
Therefore NY to 190

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby haus » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:43 pm

2014 wrote:All law students took the LSAT
Most law students who took the LSAT scored below the top few percentiles
Some big law work requires intellect possessed only by those who can score in the top few percentiles of the LSAT
Therefore NY to 190

This because so much of BIGLAW is based on scantron forms.

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby blsingindisguise » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:54 pm

2014 wrote:All law students took the LSAT
Most law students who took the LSAT scored below the top few percentiles
Some big law work requires intellect possessed only by those who can score in the top few percentiles of the LSAT
Therefore NY to 190


No, I think it's more like:

Most law students who took the LSAT scored below the top few percentiles
Some biglaw work requires intellect possessed only by those who can score in the top few percentiles
160K starting salary for 300K debt with NYC COL is starting to sound like an unattractive prospect to more bright students
Biglaw is slow as fuck to react to everything
Therefore in several years I could see an overcorrection in supply of biglaw-capable law grads, and THEN maybe NYC to 190

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:01 am

How do you guys think STB bonuses and/or NY to 190 would affect black box firms like JD. I'm posting anon, b/c I would otherwise out myself.

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:How do you guys think STB bonuses and/or NY to 190 would affect black box firms like JD. I'm posting anon, b/c I would otherwise out myself.


Any black box firm is probably going to follow the trend of salary increases but obviously they don't have to follow it completely.

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:02 pm

The rumors of $190,000 get hot, then they become cold. Anecdotally, they seem to be heating up again. Can anyone confirm?

160 to 190 is a fairly big jump. Wouldn't 175 make more sense?

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby sublime » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:31 pm

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby cookiejar1 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The rumors of $190,000 get hot, then they become cold. Anecdotally, they seem to be heating up again. Can anyone confirm?

160 to 190 is a fairly big jump. Wouldn't 175 make more sense?


pls leave this thread and never come back k thx bai

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby JohannDeMann » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:05 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How do you guys think STB bonuses and/or NY to 190 would affect black box firms like JD. I'm posting anon, b/c I would otherwise out myself.


Any black box firm is probably going to follow the trend of salary increases but obviously they don't have to follow it completely.


actually probably not. black box firms ALREADY pay below market. why would they start suddenly paying market.

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

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Re: Biglaw Salaries going up?

Postby FlamingDragon » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:29 pm

wiz wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
Yukos wrote:I don't know how you look at that chart and don't conclude LA is the place to be.


LA sucks.

Yeah, if I were balancing non-suckiness of a city with COL and legal market, then I don't see how Chicago wouldn't kill LA. Better city and lower COL. Both have good legal work.


Well, there's also a 10-20% chance you'll get murdered in Chicago on any given day. Plus, it's Cold AF there.

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