UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby oneforship » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:56 pm

Saw this on the UVA website, thought it was interesting.

http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/career/1Lstats.htm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby dailygrind » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:04 pm

oneforship wrote:Saw this on the UVA website, thought it was interesting.

http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/career/1Lstats.htm


The greatest concentration of 1L firm jobs is apparently in Birmingham, Alabama. The 4rth highest is in Seoul. Interesting indeed.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby 02082010 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:07 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
oneforship wrote:Saw this on the UVA website, thought it was interesting.

http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/career/1Lstats.htm


The greatest concentration of 1L firm jobs is apparently in Birmingham, Alabama. The 4rth highest is in Seoul. Interesting indeed.

Birmingham can at least be partially explained by the fact that it seems like every firm there does 1L OGI (and a fair number of UVA students are from AL).


When is 1L OGI?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:10 pm

D Brooks wrote:When is 1L OGI?

It was last week. It's around late January/early February every year from what I understand.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby 02082010 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:19 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:20 pm

D Brooks wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
D Brooks wrote:When is 1L OGI?

It was last week. It's around late January/early February every year from what I understand.

That's way late, right?

For 1Ls? No.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby 02082010 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:22 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:23 pm

D Brooks wrote:The 1Ls at Chicago I talked to made it seem like they had all their apps out on, or shortly after, Dec 1.

Well, quite a few people here put out apps right after Dec. 1. But most people who did haven't locked up jobs by then, and OGI has to wait until late January so that they can have your grades when they show up anyway. Firms do care about grades, and this year more than most.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:25 pm

D Brooks wrote:The 1Ls at Chicago I talked to made it seem like they had all their apps out on, or shortly after, Dec 1.

OGI =/= NALP deadline. OGI is the interview process that takes place after firms have your grades. There is no way that any school did 1L OGI in December because no students had even taken their exams yet. The firms would have been flying blind. The Dec. 1st deadline is simply the NALP deadline. After December 1st, firms can communicate with the 1Ls.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby 02082010 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:26 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby thesealocust » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:39 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby 02082010 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:51 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby avacado111 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:53 pm

thesealocust wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
thesealocust wrote:What you actually do is of little importance for your future prospects, there's not a job that will significantly boost your chances of a 2L gig or permanent employment. Firm jobs can pay truckloads of money, and so are obviously attractive for that reason, but as you can tell from the chart the competition is over a tiny handful of jobs. Most people who get them head back to a tiny home market, from what it seems.


I was curious about this. I bet I could get a firm job after 1L in my hometown which is a mid-sized city/secondary market. Aside from monetary considerations, this would be of no significant boost when seeking 2L/permanent employment (assuming I don't want to work for the same firm or in the same market)? Firms during 2L OGI view all legal 1L work equally?


Definitely no boost.

Things that matter at 2L OGI, in a very rough order of importance:

1. First year grades
2. First year grades
3. Diversity
4. Prior substantive work experience
5. Personality / charm / charisma / sex appeal / frequency of drool / firmness of handshake
6. Ties to the firm's market (If non NYC / non DC ('I went to UVA law' is good enough, from what I hear))
7. 1L summer job
8. Elective you took as a 1L

Ideally you get something interesting to talk about from your 1L gig, but it just doesn't open doors. I'm just a 1L, but my pretty extensive research suggests 1L summer gig doesn't matter. See, e.g. the person I know heading to Williams & Connolly [probably the most selective firm realistically available to UVA students] was an RA first year.


how did they land an Research Assistant gig their first year (even before classes started?) Also, did this so called person have their grades yet before they hired him?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:56 pm

avacado111 wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Ideally you get something interesting to talk about from your 1L gig, but it just doesn't open doors. I'm just a 1L, but my pretty extensive research suggests 1L summer gig doesn't matter. See, e.g. the person I know heading to Williams & Connolly [probably the most selective firm realistically available to UVA students] was an RA first year.


how did they land an Research Assistant gig their first year (even before classes started?)

When people talk about summers, they mean the summer after that year. 1L summer comes after 1L; 2L summer comes after 2L. He's referring to someone that landed an RA gig the summer after their 1L year.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:57 pm

Massive power outage in Charlottesville. My apartment has no power. I'm at the law school because they have power here. Dominion Power's website has a map indicating outages:

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That big red blip in the middle of Charlottesville means a power outage affecting at least 2501 homes. Whee.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:00 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Massive power outage in Charlottesville. My apartment has no power. I'm at the law school because they have power here. Dominion Power's website has a map indicating outages:

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That big red blip in the middle of Charlottesville means a power outage affecting at least 2501 homes. Whee.

Weirddddd. I live in Arlington too and we're fine over here.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:02 pm

Kohinoor wrote:Weirddddd. I live in Arlington too and we're fine over here.

Yeah, the buildings along the street are out and the ones behind them are fine (and on the same grid as the law school). You lucky bastard.

Which unit are you in again? I'm gonna come crash at your place if the power doesn't come back on soon.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby jawsthegreat » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:06 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
oneforship wrote:Saw this on the UVA website, thought it was interesting.

http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/career/1Lstats.htm


The greatest concentration of 1L firm jobs is apparently in Birmingham, Alabama. The 4rth highest is in Seoul. Interesting indeed.

Birmingham can at least be partially explained by the fact that it seems like every firm there does 1L OGI (and a fair number of UVA students are from AL).


So, I'm from Birmingham, would that give me a leg up in trying to land a 1L summer gig from one of the Alabama firms?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:15 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:Weirddddd. I live in Arlington too and we're fine over here.

Yeah, the buildings along the street are out and the ones behind them are fine (and on the same grid as the law school). You lucky bastard.

Which unit are you in again? I'm gonna come crash at your place if the power doesn't come back on soon.

^_^ I was thoroughly annoyed that the gym and Chipotle appeared closed, but I guess their power must be out.
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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:15 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
oneforship wrote:Saw this on the UVA website, thought it was interesting.

http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/career/1Lstats.htm


The greatest concentration of 1L firm jobs is apparently in Birmingham, Alabama. The 4rth highest is in Seoul. Interesting indeed.

Birmingham can at least be partially explained by the fact that it seems like every firm there does 1L OGI (and a fair number of UVA students are from AL).


So, I'm from Birmingham, would that give me a leg up in trying to land a 1L summer gig from one of the Alabama firms?

Yes.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:15 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:So, I'm from Birmingham, would that give me a leg up in trying to land a 1L summer gig from one of the Alabama firms?

Everything I'm hearing is that ITE it helps a hell of a lot to have ties to the place you're bidding. So, most likely yes.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:16 pm

Kohinoor wrote:^_^ I was thoroughly annoyed that the gym and Chipotle appeared closed, but I guess their power must be out.

Are you watching the game? I can't watch the game up here in the law school, I'm coming over if you've got the game on.




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