Long term career wise, does your first firm chump school?

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Harvard or v5

Harvard
9
41%
V5
13
59%
 
Total votes: 22

dwyf
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Long term career wise, does your first firm chump school?

Postby dwyf » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:09 pm

Or vice versa?

Would you rather go from Harvard to a V80-100, or a t1 school to a v5?

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Re: Long term career wise, does your first firm chump school?

Postby rpupkin » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:13 pm

This thread is already amazing.

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Re: Long term career wise, does your first firm chump school?

Postby Chucky21 » Fri May 01, 2015 9:54 am

dwyf wrote:Or vice versa?

Would you rather go from Harvard to a V80-100, or a t1 school to a v5?


I think the title should read, "does your first firm trump school?"

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Re: Long term career wise, does your first firm chump school?

Postby kaiser » Fri May 01, 2015 10:24 am

As a practicing lawyer in a big firm, I can assure you that, from a long-term career perspective, the answer is V5, and by a wide margin. Once you are applying for your second job, whether as a lateral or in house, the primary consideration will be what firm you are coming from, the work you did there, etc. Yes, school will matter and H can only help, but it becomes secondary.

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Re: Long term career wise, does your first firm chump school?

Postby Capitol_Idea » Fri May 01, 2015 10:27 am

rpupkin wrote:This thread is already amazing.

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Re: Long term career wise, does your first firm chump school?

Postby dwyf » Fri May 01, 2015 10:34 am

Chucky21 wrote:
dwyf wrote:Or vice versa?

Would you rather go from Harvard to a V80-100, or a t1 school to a v5?


I think the title should read, "does your first firm trump school?"



Ha. Yes, but I kind of like it this way now. Here's to hoping it kicks off. I was drinking instead of working last night, completely forgot I made it.

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Re: Long term career wise, does your first firm chump school?

Postby SemperLegal » Fri May 01, 2015 10:59 am

Depends on your employer. A Fortune 500 might prefer W&M->Latham over Harvard->DLA Piper, but if you are shopping around for an attorney as an individual, or as an agency/org without a long history of hiring biglaw, the Harvard name inspires much greater confidence.




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