GW and Biglaw

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GokartMozart315
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GW and Biglaw

Postby GokartMozart315 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:21 am

A very specific question for GW students.

How does GW do, according to what you've seen, in Biglaw in the:

1. DC

2. NYC

markets?

GokartMozart315
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Re: GW and Biglaw

Postby GokartMozart315 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:16 pm

bueller...?

FlanSolo
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Re: GW and Biglaw

Postby FlanSolo » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:02 pm

I just finished 1L, so I can't give you any anecdotal evidence about what I "see" but the NALP numbers for the class of 2011 shows about 18% landing in biglaw. Class of 2010 was around 24-25% percent IIRC, so who knows if 2011 represents a permanent drop or not, but that's the scene. 2012 data below.

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?interactive=true&id=1202543436520&slreturn=1

The only thing that may not be incredibly obvious from the numbers is that IP kids tend to do pretty well. But it's my impression that a lot of IP firms aren't necessarily the same as the NLJ250, but I don't really know anything about it because I'm not IP.

EDIT: I forgot what your question was. I assume most people in biglaw are in NYC/DC, so the general number is probably pretty representative.

thelawguy
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Re: GW and Biglaw

Postby thelawguy » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:11 pm

'12 GW grad here,

Most of the kids who are going big law in our class are split evenly between NYC and DC. Not sure on our official stats yet but I would guess that our class is someone on pace with '10 and '11.

Feel free to PM if you want more info.

To the GW 1L who is about to do FRP, make sure you get your direct rights out early, I know a bunch of kids who had NYC big law lined up before OCI even started. Also, if you don't know how to use NALP mail merge you should look into it, it will be your saving grace.

FlanSolo
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Re: GW and Biglaw

Postby FlanSolo » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:24 pm

Thanks thelawguy. Good advice. Do you know of anyone who was able to get biglaw in Richmond? I'm pretty sure that McGuire Woods and Hunton Williams do FRP for their D.C. offices, but Richmond can be a little insular, I hear.




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