Placement in Virginia

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SwineState
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Placement in Virginia

Postby SwineState » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:28 pm

Any idea which VA law schools place the most students in VA biglaw, excluding the DC area?

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby Renzo » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:47 pm

SwineState wrote:Any idea which VA law schools place the most students in VA biglaw, excluding the DC area?

Are there cities in VA, outside of the DC area?

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby wiseowl » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:06 pm

SwineState wrote:Any idea which VA law schools place the most students in VA biglaw, excluding the DC area?


so no NoVa at all? just Richmond and Tidewater?

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby RVP11 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:27 pm

OP's question is a real puzzler.

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby holydonkey » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:35 pm

If I had to guess, UVA, then W&M, then W&L, then Mason/Richmond, then Regent, the Liberty. But that's just for Virginia schools. Vandy/Emory might place well in Richmond as well. Maybe UNC/Wake?

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby RVP11 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:37 pm

I wouldn't be trying to get Richmond BigLaw from any school other than YHS or UVA. Possibly one of the toughest markets in the South to get, largely due to UVA's proximity and connections.

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby holydonkey » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:41 pm

So Hunton & Williams and McGuireWoods are based in Richmond. Check out some of their associate bios - http://www.hunton.com

Looks like some associates from all over the place including TTTs.

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby jmaan » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:41 pm

for real? @this question

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:02 pm

I'd say nothing out of state. Much of the T14 can place anywhere, but I doubt they're headed to Richmond. I would think it would be UVA first, with W&L and W&M just about even after that, followed by U of Richmond. Of course, much of this is self-select.

holydonkey wrote:If I had to guess, UVA, then W&M, then W&L, then Mason/Richmond, then Regent, the Liberty. But that's just for Virginia schools. Vandy/Emory might place well in Richmond as well. Maybe UNC/Wake?


I can't imagine Regent and Liberty have the ability to place biglaw at all; NLJ has them at ~1% in the VA/D.C. area. I think Mason would be out, too, but only because most of its alumni look for work across the river.

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby apper123 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:28 pm

McGuire Wood's largest incoming associate class (6) was from the University of Richmond last year.

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby jpSartre » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:32 am

3% of UVA grads stay in Virginia, which means most of the Virginia firm jobs are probably available to W&M and W&L grads, though it seems many firms are pretty saturated with Richmond grads for some reason.

As a likely W&M student next semester willing to stay in Virginia after graduation, I like my odds at 145k/yr.

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby RVP11 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:15 am

jpSartre wrote:As a likely W&M student next semester willing to stay in Virginia after graduation, I like my odds at 145k/yr.


Just because W&M probably puts more people in Richmond BigLaw than any other school doesn't mean your odds are that good.

Even the big boys of Richmond (H&W and McGuireWoods) are dipping down to median at UVA but I doubt they're going lower than top 10% or so at W&M.

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby seriousstudenttt » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:36 pm

Renzo wrote:
SwineState wrote:Any idea which VA law schools place the most students in VA biglaw, excluding the DC area?

Are there cities in VA, outside of the DC area?


none that are worth living in.

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:33 am

seriousstudenttt wrote:
Renzo wrote:
SwineState wrote:Any idea which VA law schools place the most students in VA biglaw, excluding the DC area?

Are there cities in VA, outside of the DC area?


none that are worth living in.


sry about your UVA rejection, bro

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby BruceWayne » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:41 am

RVP11 wrote:
jpSartre wrote:As a likely W&M student next semester willing to stay in Virginia after graduation, I like my odds at 145k/yr.


Just because W&M probably puts more people in Richmond BigLaw than any other school doesn't mean your odds are that good.

Even the big boys of Richmond (H&W and McGuireWoods) are dipping down to median at UVA but I doubt they're going lower than top 10% or so at W&M.


What? Only median? Things are getting ridiculously bad.

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Re: Placement in Virginia

Postby A'nold » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:56 am

apper123 wrote:McGuire Wood's largest incoming associate class (6) was from the University of Richmond last year.

Apper! What up man? :)




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