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What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:28 am

It appears that K&E ranks much higher on the ATL law firm ranking than on Vault. Just curious how K&E is actually viewed in the market.

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby Vincent Adultman » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:53 am

Lol this thread is so TLS.

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby First Offense » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:It appears that K&E ranks much higher on the ATL law firm ranking than on Vault. Just curious how K&E is actually viewed in the market.

1) Who cares about Vault
2) Who cares about ATL

Neither are good sources to make a decision based off of.

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby FSK » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:47 am

First Offense wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It appears that K&E ranks much higher on the ATL law firm ranking than on Vault. Just curious how K&E is actually viewed in the market.

1) Who cares about Vault
2) Who cares about ATL

Neither are good sources to make a decision based off of.


This is a bad post and you should feel bad. Vault is the premiere tool for decided legal dick-measuring contests. And ATL is an indispensable tool to to obsess over clerkships you're never going to get and determine if you are raceist.

RIP ATL Comments, though. Had some good laughs at Prestigious Partner.
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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby jingosaur » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:57 am

A lot of people on TLS tout the V5 as the creme de la creme, but people in the know use the ATL4 as the true marker of a prestigious firm. I mean, 5 firms can't even have a two round sudden death tournament to determine who is best.

My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have ended up at the wrong firm for using the incorrect prestige distinction.

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby mjb447 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:00 am

Are you asking how we'd rank the rankings?

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:39 pm

It's pretty easy to figure out if Vault matters to you: are you aiming for NYC corporate work? Yes -> then do whatever you can to scratch, claw, fight, your way up from V11 to V10, totes worth it. No -> then Vault is a really, really, really stupid and irrelevant way to make any decision ever.

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:32 am

I guess the question is more about how K&E is actually viewed vs. firms that are ranked higher on Vault

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby zhenders » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:I guess the question is more about how K&E is actually viewed vs. firms that are ranked higher on Vault


In a remarkable turn of events that shocked the entire world, OP remained completely impervious to all commentary, moving doggedly toward the resolution of his deeply pressing question. Little did he know the second wave, hanging dangerously overhead, was just to break.

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby Vincent Adultman » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:I guess the question is more about how K&E is actually viewed vs. firms that are ranked higher on Vault


Just lol

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby sublime » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:53 am

You seem like you would be a good fit at Kirkland, op.

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby OtterLaw » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:14 am

zhenders wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I guess the question is more about how K&E is actually viewed vs. firms that are ranked higher on Vault


In a remarkable turn of events that shocked the entire world, OP remained completely impervious to all commentary, moving doggedly toward the resolution of his deeply pressing question. Little did he know the second wave, hanging dangerously overhead, was just to break.


It is posts like this that keep me coming back to TLS.

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby negativefeedback » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:57 pm

mjb447 wrote:Are you asking how we'd rank the rankings?


AmLaw would totally rank #1.

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby TheSpecialist » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:52 am

If there is a more well-respected name in the legal industry than Joe Patrice, I am unaware of it. Definitely make your life decisions based on the opinions of those Pulitzer Prize worthy journalists.

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:56 am

negativefeedback wrote:
mjb447 wrote:Are you asking how we'd rank the rankings?


AmLaw would totally rank #1.


Chambers would prob be #1

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Re: What to make of Kirkland's ATL ranking?

Postby tyroneslothrop1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:26 pm

FSK wrote:
First Offense wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It appears that K&E ranks much higher on the ATL law firm ranking than on Vault. Just curious how K&E is actually viewed in the market.

1) Who cares about Vault
2) Who cares about ATL

Neither are good sources to make a decision based off of.


This is a bad post and you should feel bad. Vault is the premiere tool for decided legal dick-measuring contests. And ATL is an indispensable tool to to obsess over clerkships you're never going to get and determine if you are raceist.

RIP ATL Comments, though. Had some good laughs at Prestigious Partner.


RIP Partner Emeritus.



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