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Re: WUSTL Recent Grad (and others) Taking Questions

Postby Birdnals » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:05 pm

Ref wrote:New employment info is up: https://law.wustl.edu/career_services/p ... px?id=9620

ETA: Highlights - only 1 unemployed-seeking; 16 university funded jobs (all full-time, long-term); 11 federal clerkships; 5 public interest; no solos; and 22 to DC

All out of 258 grads.


Looks like close to 33% to 100+ person firms or fed clerkship. Pretty solid. I'm sure a few of those are plaintiff associate mills, but I wouldn't be surprised if a few of the 25-100 firms are boutiques which pay market, and a few of the state clerkships/government jobs are probably prestigious, so I would guess that is a wash.

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Postby hoos89 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:55 pm

Birdnals wrote:
Ref wrote:New employment info is up: https://law.wustl.edu/career_services/p ... px?id=9620

ETA: Highlights - only 1 unemployed-seeking; 16 university funded jobs (all full-time, long-term); 11 federal clerkships; 5 public interest; no solos; and 22 to DC

All out of 258 grads.


Looks like close to 33% to 100+ person firms or fed clerkship. Pretty solid. I'm sure a few of those are plaintiff associate mills, but I wouldn't be surprised if a few of the 25-100 firms are boutiques which pay market, and a few of the state clerkships/government jobs are probably prestigious, so I would guess that is a wash.


I'm actually pretty disappointed by this. It was a pretty good year overall for big law/federal clerkships. T14s on average did much better for c/o 2014 than 2013, and a lot of WUSTL's peer schools did better as well (BC, BU, ND, USC, etc.), but WUSTL's numbers actually went down in spite of an improving market and a smaller class size. Solid increase in long term, full time, bar required employment though (even after the increase in school funded jobs).

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... d=14086468

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Re: WUSTL Recent Grad (and others) Taking Questions

Postby ek5dn » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:27 am

Sorry if this question has already been asked/answered (such a long thread..), but does anyone have more information about the Dean's Fellowship, other than the full ride? What are these "exclusive opportunities"? Is the faculty advisor really helpful? What factors go into deciding who we're matched with (and are all faculty members available as advisors?)

Thank you :)

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Postby PourMeTea » Mon May 04, 2015 7:29 pm

so how quick are spring profs with grades

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Postby WheatThins » Mon May 04, 2015 7:32 pm

PourMeTea wrote:so how quick are spring profs with grades


Not quick.

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Postby hoos89 » Mon May 04, 2015 7:32 pm

If anything slower than in the fall.

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Postby chuckbass » Mon May 04, 2015 8:09 pm

PourMeTea wrote:so how quick are spring profs with grades

Meeting w/ osgood tomorrow so I'll see what he says

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Postby Hikikomorist » Mon May 04, 2015 9:01 pm

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Postby Birdnals » Mon May 04, 2015 9:06 pm

I know a guy who was top 20ish percent and got a job at a really good texas biglaw firm. He is a super personable guy who wrote onto law review and has solid work experience though, so who knows if he would have had the same offer if not for that.

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Postby notedgarfigaro » Tue May 05, 2015 12:30 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:so how quick are spring profs with grades

Meeting w/ osgood tomorrow so I'll see what he says


Osgood is an effing machine when it comes to grading. He taught 2/3s of my class crim law, it was a 4 hour exam, and our grades were up in 3 days. 180ish exams in 3 days (2 days really, considering the registrar has to proof them).

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Postby PourMeTea » Tue May 05, 2015 4:23 pm

that's incredible. he's purportedly done with about half of ~150 or so exams as of this morning, but my understanding is he started yesterday. i don't understand how he does it this quickly. i like to think he opens the exams to the big policy question and then just kind of feels the grade radiating from the page, or something. that man is a mystic.

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Postby hoos89 » Tue May 05, 2015 4:45 pm

Alternatively, he might just use the staircase method.

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Postby chuckbass » Tue May 05, 2015 4:46 pm

PourMeTea wrote:that's incredible. he's purportedly done with about half of ~150 or so exams as of this morning, but my understanding is he started yesterday. i don't understand how he does it this quickly. i like to think he opens the exams to the big policy question and then just kind of feels the grade radiating from the page, or something. that man is a mystic.

It's the red swim trunks. He was rocking those today of course.

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Postby snow24 » Thu May 07, 2015 1:45 pm

in regards to write on, does EVERYONE who participates get placed in a journal? or will a significant portion be left out?

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Postby hoos89 » Thu May 07, 2015 2:05 pm

Not everyone who participates gets an offer from a journal. I've heard it's something like 90% receive an offer.

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Postby chingwoo » Thu May 07, 2015 9:46 pm

This Osgood wait is killer.

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Postby sublime » Thu May 07, 2015 10:02 pm

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sublime wrote:
hoos89 wrote:Not everyone who participates gets an offer from a journal. I've heard it's something like 90% receive an offer.



Varies based on class size IIRC (which makes sense)


I think they also vary the journal sizes though. The rate of offers probably does change, but I don't think by as much as you might think. No matter how small the class got there would probably always be at least a few entries that are just awful, and on the other end there's probably some cap to how big the journals could reasonably be.

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Re: WUSTL Recent Grad (and others) Taking Questions

Postby LET'S GET IT » Thu May 07, 2015 11:34 pm

hoos89 wrote:
sublime wrote:
hoos89 wrote:Not everyone who participates gets an offer from a journal. I've heard it's something like 90% receive an offer.



Varies based on class size IIRC (which makes sense)


I think they also vary the journal sizes though. The rate of offers probably does change, but I don't think by as much as you might think. No matter how small the class got there would probably always be at least a few entries that are just awful, and on the other end there's probably some cap to how big the journals could reasonably be.


Yeah I heard each one is taking 2-3 more people than last year. That's adding 8-12 spots and our class has 80 more people than last year.

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Postby sublime » Thu May 07, 2015 11:48 pm

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Postby PourMeTea » Mon May 11, 2015 12:27 pm

Kloempken is up!

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Re: WUSTL Recent Grad (and others) Taking Questions

Postby PourMeTea » Tue May 12, 2015 1:02 pm

does anyone know if there's a hard deadline for professors getting grades in?

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Re: WUSTL Recent Grad (and others) Taking Questions

Postby hoos89 » Tue May 12, 2015 1:37 pm

PourMeTea wrote:does anyone know if there's a hard deadline for professors getting grades in?


It's become pretty soft since Dean Syverud left.

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Re: WUSTL Recent Grad (and others) Taking Questions

Postby Outis Onoma » Wed May 13, 2015 10:12 pm

hoos89 wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:does anyone know if there's a hard deadline for professors getting grades in?


It's become pretty soft since Dean Syverud left.


Colleen Erker is gone, too. She always seemed on top of shit.




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