Chances of Landing Big Law position

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JusticeHarlan
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Re: Chances of Landing Big Law position

Postby JusticeHarlan » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:43 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
JusticeHarlan wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:maybe Fordham
BC/BU

BC placed a higher percentage of its grads into NLJ250 jobs than Fordham did each of the past 4 years on record (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008), and BU did so in two out of four. And the numbers are close enough that it's clear these three are peer schools.

Are you being NYC centric, or do you not know what you're talking about?

To OP: don't go to any of these schools if you're biglaw or bust. Retaking the LSAT and aiming for a better placing school is a more realistic chance.


BC/BU's advantage won't matter for you if you're not from Boston. Fordham's will even if you're not from NYC.

Ok, so you've decided to go with "not knowing what you're talking about." Thanks, glad we clarified that.

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Re: Chances of Landing Big Law position

Postby BruceWayne » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:29 am

AllTheLawz wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:
JusticeHarlan wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:maybe Fordham
BC/BU

BC placed a higher percentage of its grads into NLJ250 jobs than Fordham did each of the past 4 years on record (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008), and BU did so in two out of four. And the numbers are close enough that it's clear these three are peer schools.

Are you being NYC centric, or do you not know what you're talking about?

To OP: don't go to any of these schools if you're biglaw or bust. Retaking the LSAT and aiming for a better placing school is a more realistic chance.


BC/BU's advantage won't matter for you if you're not from Boston. Fordham's will even if you're not from NYC.


This isn't really true. The key to Boston is understanding the practice areas that are there. Dont be an out of towner going to Boston firms talking about how much you want to be a killer litigator, project finance, or environmental lawyer (with a few firm exceptions). Boston is mostly a corporate/IP market and as long as you play up your interest there, and have good grades, you should perform fine even without lifelong ties.


That's a huge "and". It also holds true for any secondary market. If you don't have ties to an area about the only way to get a job there is to get really high grades.




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