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Governator1
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What are job opportunities like for first tier graduate...?

Postby Governator1 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:05 pm

In a NORMALLY FUNCTIONING economy. Not our garbage economy.

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Re: What are job opportunities like for first tier graduate...?

Postby ggocat » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:53 pm

NLJ 250 firm placement stats for all schools, class of 2005: http://www.law.com/img/nlj/charts/composite.pdf

Assuming you are not yet enrolled in law school, here is a good article that explains why it may be better to attend a lower ranked school over tier one because the modest increase in NLJ 250 placement is not worth the extra debt: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 7904889498

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Re: What are job opportunities like for first tier graduate...?

Postby BradyToMoss » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:00 am

ggocat wrote:NLJ 250 firm placement stats for all schools, class of 2005: http://www.law.com/img/nlj/charts/composite.pdf

Assuming you are not yet enrolled in law school, here is a good article that explains why it may be better to attend a lower ranked school over tier one because the modest increase in NLJ 250 placement is not worth the extra debt: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 7904889498



Ignore 2005. Those days are gone, and they will not be coming back. This is especially true for the 2005 #s for schools outside the top-10 (and more so for those in the bottom half of tier 1). Even if the economy bounces back eventually (a big IF, and any growth will be modest and slow for a long time), this recession is forcing most firms to reassess the current model. See firms like WilmerHale (!), Orrick, DLA etc.

That being said, the advice on choosing lower ranked schools that will put you in sig. less debt is even more true today.

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Re: What are job opportunities like for first tier graduate...?

Postby gollymolly » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:31 am

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Re: What are job opportunities like for first tier graduate...?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:29 pm

The problem is defining that a normally functioning economy is after this economy. There are pretty likely going to be large changes in the entire model and it is really unclear at this point as to what is going to look like (although I don't think large law firms will ever completely go away, they may very well be a lot smaller of a category of all employers).

I think the article posted is a good one. The one thing that is falls short on, however, is the GPA stipulations of lower ranked schools. That should be a pretty big thing to keep in mind because if you are get offered a full ride but then have a GPA stipulation that requires you to be in the top half of your class and then the school decides to stack a section with all people with scholarships, then that is a pretty bad situation to be in because you probably would have been better off going to the higher ranked school.




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