IhateFoxHunting wrote:gdizz01 wrote:2. A lot of people here seem to say a lot of stuff along the lines of "biglaw is difficult, but I don't care because I don't want biglaw." Is there anyone here on a biglaw track that can comment on their experiences, OCI, availability of 1L/2L internships in a corporate field, and placement into large firms in primary markets? Does anyone have any information as to rep among large NYC firms?
At OCI a most of the jobs were PI related, although I do remember a few big law firms were on the list. Hopefully someone who is interested in Big Law jumps on here to answer this for you.
3. Someone said that there are no class ranks. So what do you have, just grades with nothing to relate them to? Is there any system at all one can use to compare themselves to others? I'm not a gunner, but as I said am interested in large corporate work and clerkships, and obviously rankings are important to corporate firms and judges, so they have to be important to me by default.
Don't take this for gospel, but I believe that the top 10 students get their individual rank. After that the grade cutoffs for the top 10%, top 30% and top 50% are posted.
Sorry, I was only able to answer a few of the questions.
I wasn't attacking anyone or anything, I was just asking if there were people present with interests more in line with my own who could answer some Q's about it- that's all.
One more question- what have been the 1L's experiences with getting their fall semester grades in a timely fashion (and 2L's, did you have any issue with spring semester grade delays)? I've heard horror stories about certain profs at other schools basically never getting grades in until their students are no longer competitive for time-sensitive internship applications, transfer apps, etc....have there been any problems like this at UNC?