Anonymous User wrote:Hey thanks for coming on the boards and sharing your knowledge. I know you don't have a crystal ball or anything but I'll be graduating college in 2011 and I'll be a law graduate in 2014. By the time my OCI rolls around what do you think the market will look like by then? Do you think the salaries will have gone waaay down and overall be a blood bath for people like me? Is it worth even going to law school at this point. I would love to here your thoughts.
It's way too far in the future to have any real idea of what things will look like. That said, I think Biglaw is going to be changed for a number of years. I think in general, the industry will be smaller and there will be more midsized/small firms instead, but I could be totally wrong.
1. Is there any chance for a mid-40s second career law school graduate to enter BigLaw?
2. Does a part-time law school study (with a full time job and therefore no summer law internship possibility) preclude a BigLaw career?
1. Yes, I know of some.
2. Yes, I know of some as well.
However, I don't know any who are both, but I'd think it's possible.
Does this mean your firm will not interview candidates from certain schools, regardless of grades/rank? Is this de rigueur for most Big Law firms? I'm #1 at a school ranked around 100 and I was told my grades would get me *some* bites from elite firms, even those that typically don't hire outside of the T30. I'm starting to think I have been grossly misinformed. . .
I think you're misreading my reply, it was in response to GPAs not school rankings. That said, right now it's probably pretty hard to get in the door when firms are pulling out of OCI at schools they generally go to. #1 and I'd be surprised if you don't get any bites, but it also depends on the market.
do biglaw firms take candidates from schools like Yeshiva, American, George Mason seriously? Or are they looked down upon and basically have no chance?
What's with the insecure Cardozo grads? This is the second Yeshiva question on this thread. There are biglaw associates from all of those schools.