Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

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Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby dr123 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:04 pm

Isnt phi beta kappa an undergrad thing?

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby dr123 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:36 pm

PBK is pretty much meaningless, bro.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby bruinfan10 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:53 pm

it's not worth changing your major for, but if you look at any biglaw attorney profile, it's one of three things always listed, along with Order of the Coif and Law Review. So don't skip PBK just because of the registration fee or anything.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby Pancakes12 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:57 pm

bruinfan10 wrote:it's not worth changing your major for, but if you look at any biglaw attorney profile, it's one of three things always listed, along with Order of the Coif and Law Review. So don't skip PBK just because of the registration fee or anything.


Are you implying that PBK gives you that big of an edge? Or isn't it just a possibility that it's a mere correlation?

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby indo » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:58 pm

dr123 wrote:PBK is pretty much meaningless, bro.



You are so wrong. PKB is great for networking.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby bruinfan10 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:05 pm

jlb251 wrote:
bruinfan10 wrote:it's not worth changing your major for, but if you look at any biglaw attorney profile, it's one of three things always listed, along with Order of the Coif and Law Review. So don't skip PBK just because of the registration fee or anything.


Are you implying that PBK gives you that big of an edge? Or isn't it just a possibility that it's a mere correlation?

crushing undergrad (e.g. PBK, summa cum laude, etc) obviously gives you a small edge in clerkship and job apps, yes. like i said, it's one of only a handful of credentials that law firms consistently list, so infer from that what you will. it is not, however, a credential that provides sufficient reason to change your major.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby mr.hands » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:14 pm

indo wrote:
dr123 wrote:PBK is pretty much meaningless, bro.



You are so wrong. PKB is great for networking.



no. no one cares. "PKB" is literally worthless.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:30 pm

bruinfan10 wrote:
jlb251 wrote:
bruinfan10 wrote:it's not worth changing your major for, but if you look at any biglaw attorney profile, it's one of three things always listed, along with Order of the Coif and Law Review. So don't skip PBK just because of the registration fee or anything.


Are you implying that PBK gives you that big of an edge? Or isn't it just a possibility that it's a mere correlation?

crushing undergrad (e.g. PBK, summa cum laude, etc) obviously gives you a small edge in clerkship and job apps, yes. like i said, it's one of only a handful of credentials that law firms consistently list, so infer from that what you will. it is not, however, a credential that provides sufficient reason to change your major.



No.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:04 am

The first random profile I clicked on did not have PBK

http://www.gibsondunn.com/lawyers/rcard

also, IIRC PBK only applies to liberal arts majors and only has chapters in 10% of institutions of higher learning.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby BeenDidThat » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:08 am

My, look at the flame on this one.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby mr.hands » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:24 am

You are still in college and know nothing about legal hiring. It sounds like you are peacocking your PBK here.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby jingosaur » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:53 pm

Don't change your major for PBK. I was a finance major and got PBK as a Junior. My understanding is that selection pretty much goes by who has the highest GPAs.

I'm a 0L and know very little about legal employment, but I highly doubt that anyone's been rejected for a job because they weren't PBK. It's more likely you'll be rejected because there are 150 qualified people applying for 4 positions and they semi-randomly picked 2 people that weren't you.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby indo » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:21 pm

t-14orbust wrote:The first random profile I clicked on did not have PBK

http://www.gibsondunn.com/lawyers/rcard

also, IIRC PBK only applies to liberal arts majors and only has chapters in 10% of institutions of higher learning.


check these links.

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http://www.cov.com/edimuzio/

http://www.cov.com/dfagan/

Is T-14 or bust qualify to be PBK ?

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:32 pm

My point was that you don't HAVE to be in PBK to get big law. Also, I'm not sure what you mean by your question.

edit: Were you trying to point out that non-liberal arts majors can get PBK? If so, point well-taken.
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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby indo » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:37 pm

mr.hands wrote:You are still in college and know nothing about legal hiring. It sounds like you are peacocking your PBK here.


Check these links

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http://www.cov.com/edimuzio/

http://www.cov.com/dfagan/

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:38 pm

What are you trying to show us exactly?

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa: consultation with faculty

Postby indo » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:01 pm

t-14orbust wrote:The first random profile I clicked on did not have PBK

http://www.gibsondunn.com/lawyers/rcard

also, IIRC PBK only applies to liberal arts majors and only has chapters in 10% of institutions of higher learning.


If they earned PBK, they tend to list it Not everyone is able to earned PBK.

PBK is not requirement for Big Law , medium law or even admission to law school.




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