scaredofdebt wrote:I was recently admitted. I am a bit intimidated by the size of this thread so excuse my laziness but i am going to fire some questions that prob have answers buried somewhere in the 109 pages.
I am not entirely sure what kind of law I want to practice but given cornell tuition and tuition to all schools really, it seems i will have to work in Biglaw for at least a few years. I understand the top %30-40 or whatever it is exactly get these legendary 160k positions, but my question is what happens to the rest of the class? I would love it if someone could attempt to break this down by %.
top 20% are looking at X prospects at graduation or soon thereafter?
20-40% are looking at X prospects at graduation or soon thereafter?
40-60% are looking at X prospects at graduationor soon thereafter?
60-80% are looking at X prospects at graduation or soon thereafter?
80-100% are looking at X prospects at graduation or soon thereafter?
I don't know if anyone but Career Services is qualified to break it down like that; we don't know anyone else's grades or employment status and what you do think you know is probably a lie.
That said, if all you're angling for is one of those "legendary 160k positions," that's like, what, any biglaw firm at all, NYC or Houston? I'd say you need to break median to be comfortable. Cornell is currently the second-biggest feeder to NLJ 250 firms. Last year, 58% of our graduates went to those firms
, and word is that situation is only improving. So take that for what you will.