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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:55 pm

lgleye wrote:Hi:

Overeager 1L starting to build my Excel list for upcoming OCI. Does anyone know how I can get contact info on NU alumni working at any particular firm (such as Kirkland) ? I heard that there was some resource in Career Services office or in Simplicity.... thanks.

Nearly every firm website has a page where you can search all their lawyers by law school attended (and practice area/firm office/etc.)

ETA: scooped

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:56 pm

Also, here is the search page for K&E if you want to narrow it down by office or practice area as well:

http://www.kirkland.com/sitecontent.cfm?contentID=184

Basic googling, bro ;)

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:05 pm

lgleye wrote:Hi:

Overeager 1L starting to build my Excel list for upcoming OCI. Does anyone know how I can get contact info on NU alumni working at any particular firm (such as Kirkland) ? I heard that there was some resource in Career Services office or in Simplicity.... thanks.

You should probably focus on finals and not worry about stuff that won't happen for 3.5 months, dude.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Bumi » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:45 pm

Flips88 wrote:
lgleye wrote:Hi:

Overeager 1L starting to build my Excel list for upcoming OCI. Does anyone know how I can get contact info on NU alumni working at any particular firm (such as Kirkland) ? I heard that there was some resource in Career Services office or in Simplicity.... thanks.

You should probably focus on finals and not worry about stuff that won't happen for 3.5 months, dude.


As soon as finals and writeon is done it's great to get to networking. But your grades are the overwhelming most important thing that will get you jobs.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby hmlee » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:00 pm

For those 1Ls not quite as overeager, we're introducing an alumni exploration widget to the career page of LearnLeo within about a month. It'll show the alumni at a given firm from Northwestern (or whatever school a law student is using our site from), as well as some information about them. Stay tuned...

(This public service announcement brought to you by me, earning my paycheck on a Sunday.)

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Postby bjsesq » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:24 pm

hmlee wrote:For those 1Ls not quite as overeager, we're introducing an alumni exploration widget to the career page of LearnLeo within about a month. It'll show the alumni at a given firm from Northwestern (or whatever school a law student is using our site from), as well as some information about them. Stay tuned...

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:09 am

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/career/statistics/

Looking at this, there's a HUGE chunk of IL placement. Is a lot of that self-selection? I know I've heard that biglaw in Chi requires pre-existing ties or rock star grades, so what am I missing here? Some of the IL number could be clerkships, school employment, etc. but still, that's a lot.

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Postby M458 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:06 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:http://www.law.northwestern.edu/career/statistics/

Looking at this, there's a HUGE chunk of IL placement. Is a lot of that self-selection? I know I've heard that biglaw in Chi requires pre-existing ties or rock star grades, so what am I missing here? Some of the IL number could be clerkships, school employment, etc. but still, that's a lot.


Compare that with the class profile to get a better idea: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... ofile.html

A large chunk of it seems to be self-selection (34% of the incoming class seems to be from Midwest and 42.9% end up in Illinois--doesn't seem too crazy).

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:50 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:http://www.law.northwestern.edu/career/statistics/

Looking at this, there's a HUGE chunk of IL placement. Is a lot of that self-selection? I know I've heard that biglaw in Chi requires pre-existing ties or rock star grades, so what am I missing here? Some of the IL number could be clerkships, school employment, etc. but still, that's a lot.


Don't get it mixed up and think "ties"=must be from the Chicagoland area or have family here. Being from a midwest state is plenty in that regard.

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Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:18 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:http://www.law.northwestern.edu/career/statistics/

Looking at this, there's a HUGE chunk of IL placement. Is a lot of that self-selection? I know I've heard that biglaw in Chi requires pre-existing ties or rock star grades, so what am I missing here? Some of the IL number could be clerkships, school employment, etc. but still, that's a lot.

Well Chicago is pretty fucking awesome.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:30 pm

I think just coming to Northwestern is a pretty solid chicago tie.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:50 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I think just coming to Northwestern is a pretty solid chicago tie.



I've heard differing things on this, and the consensus seems to be that this is not the case. The more I learn about Chi and visit, the more I love it though. We'll see if I'm still saying that come winter, but yeah...

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lgleye » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:52 pm

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby hmlee » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:39 pm

lgleye wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
lgleye wrote:Hi:

Overeager 1L starting to build my Excel list for upcoming OCI. Does anyone know how I can get contact info on NU alumni working at any particular firm (such as Kirkland) ? I heard that there was some resource in Career Services office or in Simplicity.... thanks.

Nearly every firm website has a page where you can search all their lawyers by law school attended (and practice area/firm office/etc.)

ETA: scooped


Thanks.......... btw, what is it about Kiorkland? It seems almost all NU graduates go to the main h office in NYC, and not much at NYC.


Er....? Kirkland & Ellis' head office is in Chicago. Of the 146 Northwestern alumni working at Kirkland, 100+ of them are located in the Chicago office. If you're asking why not many NU alumni at Kirkland are located in New York, it's probably because the HQ is in Chicago. They have a NY office, but it's certainly known as a Chicago firm.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:03 pm

Rink: when is the state and local final? Self scheduled?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:51 pm

bjsesq wrote:Rink: when is the state and local final? Self scheduled?

Self-scheduled, dooder.

Vic sang again today, summing up municipal law to the tune of Call Me Maybe.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:11 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Rink: when is the state and local final? Self scheduled?

Self-scheduled, dooder.

Vic sang again today, summing up municipal law to the tune of Call Me Maybe.


Dooooooooooon't care. Thanks for the heads up, though.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:19 pm

bjsesq wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Rink: when is the state and local final? Self scheduled?

Self-scheduled, dooder.

Vic sang again today, summing up municipal law to the tune of Call Me Maybe.


Dooooooooooon't care. Thanks for the heads up, though.
np.
On the off-chance that you care, there's a review session Wednesday, normal time/room.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:22 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Rink: when is the state and local final? Self scheduled?

Self-scheduled, dooder.

Vic sang again today, summing up municipal law to the tune of Call Me Maybe.


Dooooooooooon't care. Thanks for the heads up, though.
np.
On the off-chance that you care, there's a review session Wednesday, normal time/room.


..... I may actually go to that.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:24 pm

bjsesq wrote:..... I may actually go to that.


I'm pretty sure I've seen you on campus a grand total of 2 times. ever.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:26 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
bjsesq wrote:..... I may actually go to that.


I'm pretty sure I've seen you on campus a grand total of 2 times. ever.

Probably the same two days he came to class.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:39 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
bjsesq wrote:..... I may actually go to that.


I'm pretty sure I've seen you on campus a grand total of 2 times. ever.

Probably the same two days he came to class.


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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:07 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I think just coming to Northwestern is a pretty solid chicago tie.



I've heard differing things on this, and the consensus seems to be that this is not the case. The more I learn about Chi and visit, the more I love it though. We'll see if I'm still saying that come winter, but yeah...


Chicago ties are kind of a strong tie-breaker. If you have other compelling reasons that the firm would want you (grades, experience, program, etc...) then you can land a job in Chicago just by having attended Northwestern. If you're from out of the area, sitting at median, with average experience and nothing else "special" going for you then Chicago may be a very hard market to crack (especially if you bid poorly).

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby cookiejar1 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:59 pm

good luck with finals, current students!




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