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top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:12 pm

odds for biglaw being bottom 20% at GULC?

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:37 pm

Engineering background? URM? Then maybe some chance. Else, >5%.

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby Oblomov » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:38 pm

Right now, barring something really impressive that you're not telling us, really slim.

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby soullesswonder » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Engineering background? URM? Then maybe some chance. Else, >5%.


is that supposed to read "less than 5%"?

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:54 pm

what is the purpose of this thread? I seem to not understand the question?

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:03 am

:lol: @ "top 80%"... that's looking at the glass half full, I'd say.

Unfortunately, I don't think there's much cause for optimism when it comes to your biglaw prospects. I would try hitting up some lesser known regional markets instead of focusing solely on DC/NYC and hope graduating from a t14 is enough to have them overlook a less-than-stellar performance in said t14. You'll likely still have plenty of competition ITE, but casting a wide net can't hurt.

Good luck.

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:08 am

Pretty much nil. Even in a very good economy your chance would not be that great unless you have very strong ties to a secondary market with a large regional firm that is desperate to hire a GULC grad. I wouldn't waste time on secondary markets to which you have no ties. Best advice I can give you (or anyone in this situation) is to stop dwelling on biglaw, get your grades up, and get as much practical legal work experience as possible. Also, network with non-biglaw lawyers and start thinking about what kinds of realistic non-biglaw jobs are up your alley.

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby SteelReserve » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:19 am

Pretty much nil. Even in a very good economy your chance would not be that great unless you have very strong ties to a secondary market with a large regional firm that is desperate to hire a GULC grad. I wouldn't waste time on secondary markets to which you have no ties. Best advice I can give you (or anyone in this situation) is to stop dwelling on biglaw, get your grades up, and get as much practical legal work experience as possible. Also, network with non-biglaw lawyers and start thinking about what kinds of realistic non-biglaw jobs are up your alley.


Why is that anonymous? Not only is it not sensitive employment info, it's the correct advice

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:54 am

probably 50/50 chance--you're basically going to have to call in a favor to get hired by biglaw. Luckily for you, GULC has a ton of alumni in biglaw, so your best bet is to start contacting the alumni base in biglaw and start begging for an interview.

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby James Bond » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:56 am

Why is this anonymous? I swear...this anonymous feature is the most annoying thing to happen this TLS

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:03 am

biv0ns wrote:Why is this anonymous? I swear...this anonymous feature is the most annoying thing to happen this TLS


It's fun for us. It's like a giant game of "guess who?"

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby James Bond » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:04 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
biv0ns wrote:Why is this anonymous? I swear...this anonymous feature is the most annoying thing to happen this TLS


It's fun for us. It's like a giant game of "guess who?"


But you're a mod...so...don't you know who? :lol:

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:17 am

biv0ns wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
biv0ns wrote:Why is this anonymous? I swear...this anonymous feature is the most annoying thing to happen this TLS


It's fun for us. It's like a giant game of "guess who?"


But you're a mod...so...don't you know who? :lol:


There's a link we can click on if we are curious, but the names don't automatically show up.

I can't let you do it, but I do sympathize with the desire to have fun with this feature. :D

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby nealric » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:46 am

odds for biglaw being bottom 20% at GULC?


It used to be a possibility pre-ITE. Now? Next to no chance unless you get a 1L SA position before grades come out. Pretty much the only way that will happen ITE is through a URM recruiting program.

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby kittenmittons » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:50 am

I lawled at top 80%

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby reasonable_man » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:07 am

What about the 'top' 86% of the class? Any shot?

I also lolloled at the 50/50 response above... In a good economy, the 'top' 80% of the class at GULC wasn't getting you biglaw.

Honestly.. Bottom 80% at GULC is about as bad as median at a TTT.

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:16 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
biv0ns wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
biv0ns wrote:Why is this anonymous? I swear...this anonymous feature is the most annoying thing to happen this TLS


It's fun for us. It's like a giant game of "guess who?"


But you're a mod...so...don't you know who? :lol:


There's a link we can click on if we are curious, but the names don't automatically show up.

I can't let you do it, but I do sympathize with the desire to have fun with this feature. :D


Thinks OS is a pimp, who am I :)

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby nealric » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:43 am

Honestly.. Bottom 80% at GULC is about as bad as median at a TTT.


Nah. GULC doesn't rank. (just gives honors to top 1/3 and up). I would rather have a 2.8 at GULC (about bottom 80%) than a 2.7 (median at many TTTs). I know some bottom of the class types who got some decent public interest gigs.

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Re: top 80% GULC--chances at biglaw

Postby thuggishruggishbone » Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:14 pm

well, the good news is that you go to Georgetown, so that alone should get you some interviews.




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