Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby soullesswonder » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:19 pm

ranovr32 wrote:Texas or FLA for a job after school no matter what. BTW what firm was it Greenberg Traurig?


GT cut salaries in April, so they're no longer at 160k. Weil Gotshal is still paying 160k and I believe Hogan & Hartson does too, although their salary entry on NALP is blank.

Boies Schiller has several offices in FL, and I would suspect they're paying top dollar as well. Actually, if the FL offices pay the same as New York, they would be at 174k.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby ranovr32 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:20 pm

soullesswonder wrote:
ranovr32 wrote:Texas or FLA for a job after school no matter what. BTW what firm was it Greenberg Traurig?


GT cut salaries in April, so they're no longer at 160k. Weil Gotshal is still paying 160k and I believe Hogan & Hartson does too, although their salary entry on NALP is blank.

Boies Schiller has several offices in FL, and I would suspect they're paying top dollar as well. Actually, if the FL offices pay the same as New York, they would be at 174k.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby johndh » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:20 pm

When are all of you thinking about sending in your deposits?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:22 pm

johndh wrote:When are all of you thinking about sending in your deposits?


The earliest is a week before it is due lol. No point in giving up my money just yet.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:41 pm

Sooooo, less than 50% got Biglaw for class of 09. Anyone else nervous? Vanderbilt was only behind by 2%, what gives?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:42 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:Sooooo, less than 50% got Biglaw for class of 09. Anyone else nervous? Vanderbilt was only behind by 2%, what gives?


Source?

EDIT: Gut reaction is that I need to be in the top 50% of class lol.


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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:16 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:Sooooo, less than 50% got Biglaw for class of 09. Anyone else nervous? Vanderbilt was only behind by 2%, what gives?



But Duke outplaced Harvard so SURELY you guys are golden. Seriously though, that's just one data point. New York is a big market for Dookies so that's probably why you're looking at a lower number. Vandy spreads grads a bit more so NYC's slaughter isn't going to affect their placement numbers to the degree that it affected Duke's. Also, not all NLJ250 jobs are created equal, just something else to keep in mind. Duke's fine.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:27 pm

According to that survey I should be going to NU, so something it doesn't pass the 'gag' test :P Those numbers arn't bad at all, so I still think Duke is a good choice.

Also, is that a website you have to pay for? Is it a print magazine? Interested in what other information it has for sure.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:27 pm

I have no idea, I just got the link from the legal employment forum on TLS.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby hardscrabble » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:05 am

DallasCowboy wrote:Sooooo, less than 50% got Biglaw for class of 09. Anyone else nervous? Vanderbilt was only behind by 2%, what gives?


That's not bad. Finish in the top half of your class and you are in good shape.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Flanker1067 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:17 am

hardscrabble wrote:
DallasCowboy wrote:Sooooo, less than 50% got Biglaw for class of 09. Anyone else nervous? Vanderbilt was only behind by 2%, what gives?


That's not bad. Finish in the top half of your class and you are in good shape.


Yea they were on par with every other top school. I mean, it isn't looking great or anything but could be alot worse.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:39 am

Here is a rank for the number of federal clerkships. http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75513

Duke doesn't look too bad here, as 62% either get a biglaw job or a federal clerkship. Sign me up. I guess the other 38% of the class gets inhouse law, non-profit, or government jobs?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:26 pm

Yeah, it's not an indictment of Duke, just law school in general.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby ranovr32 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:52 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:Yeah, it's not an indictment of Duke, just law school in general.

I think Duke has awesome career prospects in relation to all of the other t14, but I'm pretty sure most of the t14 are fluffing it up pretty bad. If you go on the OCI threads it seems like a blood bath outside of the top 10-15%. I'm just staying weary of everything NOT just Duke, but law school in general. I'm prepared for the reality of it, not what is on the brochure you know.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby lz06 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:30 pm

so who's going to ASW?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby ranovr32 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:41 pm

lz06 wrote:so who's going to ASW?

Booked ASW and hotel for two nights pretty excited. Twenty minutes ago
Anyone else bringing a serious girlfriend/fiancee/wife with them? Is it cool to bring them to the dinners and stuff, I signed up for the Associatin of Significant others group dinner, so that I could bring her to that. Any thoughts? Any in the same position?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:50 pm

ranovr32 wrote:
lz06 wrote:so who's going to ASW?

Booked ASW and hotel for two nights pretty excited. Twenty minutes ago
Anyone else bringing a serious girlfriend/fiancee/wife with them? Is it cool to bring them to the dinners and stuff, I signed up for the Associatin of Significant others group dinner, so that I could bring her to that. Any thoughts? Any in the same position?


I see no problem with bringing a +1. I myself think these events might be a bit boring, so I have no idea what a SO would think.

I keep trying to book my flight and hotel, but the prices have gone up $80 since last week and bing tells me to hold out on buying a ticket lol.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby ranovr32 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:52 pm

I'm making a ten hour drive, I am going to appreciate having my car in Durham though. Its not like there are loads of options when it comes to transportation.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:17 pm

ranovr32 wrote:I'm making a ten hour drive, I am going to appreciate having my car in Durham though. Its not like there are loads of options when it comes to transportation.


Ya I'm going to rent a car. Since odds are I'll be attending Duke in the fall I might as well make this trip as enjoyable as possible. Also going to be doing alot of apartment hunting.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby ranovr32 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:18 pm

yeah I'm staying saturday for the apartment tour. I want to go see the Lemurs too on a random note lol

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:22 pm

ranovr32 wrote:yeah I'm staying saturday for the apartment tour. I want to go see the Lemurs too on a random note lol


Me too, seems the lemurs will be quite a popular attraction. Maybe I should make a reservation.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby ranovr32 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:31 pm

Its because like all Duke admits, Lemurs are the sh;it

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:47 pm

ranovr32 wrote:Its because like all Duke admits, Lemurs are the sh;it


OMG ITS SO UGLY
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:15 pm

Eh, the lemur has grown on me the more I look at it.

So, does anyone know how GPA/rank works at Duke? They don't release class rank, but does that mean they don't do rank it but only give it to the firms for OCI? Is there a GPA cutoff at some firms? I'm just wondering how will I know that everyone is better than me?




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