What does one have to do to make biglaw?

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What does one have to do to make biglaw?

Postby protein » Sun May 29, 2011 4:04 pm

Sorry in advance if this is a stupid question, I tried searching but didn't find much

I know of the usual prerequisites, like going to a T14 school + getting good grades there. But what else do you have to do in order to maximize your chances of making big law? IE extracurricular wise, what sort of stuff should I be participating in?

Thanks!

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Re: What does one have to do to make biglaw?

Postby MrKappus » Sun May 29, 2011 4:09 pm

There aren't many things that you can or should be doing, but there is a small amount of very important things. The first and most important is to join the National Biglaw Preparation Association (NBPA, pronounced "Nib-pa"). It's a pre-professional collective that connects you to essential networks of current and future biglaw attorneys, in addition to providing crucial updates, insights, and industry news. You typically have to get invited into it, which requires a referral from two members, so ask around and see how quickly you can secure membership. It's definitely important to do it earlier, rather than later.

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Re: What does one have to do to make biglaw?

Postby protein » Sun May 29, 2011 4:12 pm

MrKappus wrote:There aren't many things that you can or should be doing, but there is a small amount of very important things. The first and most important is to join the National Biglaw Preparation Association (NBPA, pronounced "Nib-pa"). It's a pre-professional collective that connects you to essential networks of current and future biglaw attorneys, in addition to providing crucial updates, insights, and industry news. You typically have to get invited into it, which requires a referral from two members, so ask around and see how quickly you can secure membership. It's definitely important to do it earlier, rather than later.


Can you be my referral? I'll provide sexual favors

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Re: What does one have to do to make biglaw?

Postby smokyroom26 » Sun May 29, 2011 5:43 pm

:lol:

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Re: What does one have to do to make biglaw?

Postby Kilpatrick » Sun May 29, 2011 5:58 pm

MrKappus wrote:There aren't many things that you can or should be doing, but there is a small amount of very important things. The first and most important is to join the National Biglaw Preparation Association (NBPA, pronounced "Nib-pa"). It's a pre-professional collective that connects you to essential networks of current and future biglaw attorneys, in addition to providing crucial updates, insights, and industry news. You typically have to get invited into it, which requires a referral from two members, so ask around and see how quickly you can secure membership. It's definitely important to do it earlier, rather than later.


It's actually the North American Big Law Association (NAmBLA). Ask around about that instead

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Re: What does one have to do to make biglaw?

Postby InLikeFlint » Sun May 29, 2011 7:17 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:
MrKappus wrote:There aren't many things that you can or should be doing, but there is a small amount of very important things. The first and most important is to join the National Biglaw Preparation Association (NBPA, pronounced "Nib-pa"). It's a pre-professional collective that connects you to essential networks of current and future biglaw attorneys, in addition to providing crucial updates, insights, and industry news. You typically have to get invited into it, which requires a referral from two members, so ask around and see how quickly you can secure membership. It's definitely important to do it earlier, rather than later.


It's actually the North American Big Law Association (NAmBLA). Ask around about that instead


Pretty sure that stands for "North American Marlon Brando Look-Alikes." Nice try though.

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Re: What does one have to do to make biglaw?

Postby protein » Sun May 29, 2011 7:54 pm

InLikeFlint wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:
MrKappus wrote:There aren't many things that you can or should be doing, but there is a small amount of very important things. The first and most important is to join the National Biglaw Preparation Association (NBPA, pronounced "Nib-pa"). It's a pre-professional collective that connects you to essential networks of current and future biglaw attorneys, in addition to providing crucial updates, insights, and industry news. You typically have to get invited into it, which requires a referral from two members, so ask around and see how quickly you can secure membership. It's definitely important to do it earlier, rather than later.


It's actually the North American Big Law Association (NAmBLA). Ask around about that instead


Pretty sure that stands for "North American Marlon Brando Look-Alikes." Nice try though.


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