Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

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Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

Postby ph14 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:33 pm

Could someone fill me in on how the different legal markets compare on relative difficulty of getting a SA?

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Re: Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

Postby Grizz » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:22 am

Largely depends on school, grades, and extent of ties to secondary market.

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Re: Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

Postby ph14 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:24 am

Grizz wrote:Largely depends on school, grades, and extent of ties to secondary market.


I'm just looking for general information which i've heard in bits and pieces in various threads (NYC is the easiest, DC very hard if not the hardest, etc.).

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Re: Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

Postby de5igual » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:27 am

ph14 wrote:
Grizz wrote:Largely depends on school, grades, and extent of ties to secondary market.


I'm just looking for general information which i've heard in bits and pieces in various threads (NYC is the easiest, DC very hard if not the hardest, etc.).


you're looking for a convenient and easy answer, when really, it:
Grizz wrote:Largely depends on school, grades, and extent of ties to secondary market.

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Re: Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

Postby Grizz » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:29 am

ph14 wrote:
Grizz wrote:Largely depends on school, grades, and extent of ties to secondary market.


I'm just looking for general information which i've heard in bits and pieces in various threads (NYC is the easiest, DC very hard if not the hardest, etc.).

I was speaking toward secondary markets, but now that I think some more, even in primary markets it can depend a lot on the above factors.

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Re: Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

Postby Pato_09 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:35 am

I disagree that NYC is the easiest.

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Re: Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

Postby Glock » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:05 am

Too many variables. You have to narrow what you want a little bit then people can start speculating for you.

The only thing I can say for you right now is that currently the majority of law school attendees will never get jobs that were worth the time and expense of going to law school.

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Re: Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

Postby Grizz » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:21 am

Pato_09 wrote:I disagree that NYC is the easiest.

If I had my same lever grades at Cornell, NYC would have been MUCH easier than having the same level of grades at Vanderbilt, based on personal experience.

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Re: Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

Postby bk1 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:32 am

OCI is almost a year away for you.

Chill.

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Re: Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

Postby Grizz » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:22 am

bk1 wrote:OCI is almost a year away for you.

Chill.

Although I agree with the chilling (get grades, d00d), if you want to go to a 2ndary market you have few connections with, it may be helpful to try to go there to strengthen them during 1L summer.

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Re: Difficulty of getting a SA in primary and secondary markets?

Postby bk1 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:08 pm

Grizz wrote:Although I agree with the chilling (get grades, d00d), if you want to go to a 2ndary market you have few connections with, it may be helpful to try to go there to strengthen them during 1L summer.


Good point. 1L job search is coming faster than I'd like.




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