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bballfreak56
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Salaries

Postby bballfreak56 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:39 am

Hey, I know alot of schools post first year median salaries. Are there any graduates a few years into legal work that can say what your salaries are now, and what school and rank you had. Thanks

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mb88
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Re: Salaries

Postby mb88 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:59 am

I graduated from Princeton Law back in 03 in the top 1/6 of my class. My starting salary at Bourgin and Burkes was $160,000.

Who knows what could happen in this economy, though?

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roguey
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Re: Salaries

Postby roguey » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:05 am

lol

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chadwick218
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Re: Salaries

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:22 am

A quick google search would have done the trick. Seriously, this took me less than 5 seconds.

For biglaw, typical salary structure might look something like what follows:

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kittenmittons
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Re: Salaries

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:28 am

Top 90% at Cornell, I'm looking at a cool 40k a year in BigKANSASLaw

hth

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chadwick218
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Re: Salaries

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:54 am

Also, the problem with many schools reporting their median salaries is that if you look closely that only had a 40-50% reporting rate. As such, the salary figures being reported were typically those who landed big law jobs making $160,000. Indeed, WUSTL comes to mind. Many schools now have decided to present the 25/75 cutoffs, but unless those reporting are representative of the class as a whole, these #'s mean nothing.

To the most part, salaries are still $160k in major markets. Some other players in cities like Atlanta, Dallas and Houston have cut back to $145k (but the COL is significantly less).

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Kiersten1985
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Re: Salaries

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:55 am

chadwick218 wrote:A quick google search would have done the trick. Seriously, this took me less than 5 seconds.

For biglaw, typical salary structure might look something like what follows:

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OP didn't ask that, s/he asked salaries based on what school you graduated from.

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Zojirushi
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Re: Salaries

Postby Zojirushi » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:55 am

I think OP was looking for personal anecdotes. This might do better in the employment forum.

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chadwick218
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Re: Salaries

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:58 am

Kiersten1985 wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:A quick google search would have done the trick. Seriously, this took me less than 5 seconds.

For biglaw, typical salary structure might look something like what follows:

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OP didn't ask that, s/he asked salaries based on what school you graduated from.


I saw that ... see my follow-up post (immediately prior to your post)! :)

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chadwick218
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Re: Salaries

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:00 am

Kiersten1985 wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:A quick google search would have done the trick. Seriously, this took me less than 5 seconds.

For biglaw, typical salary structure might look something like what follows:

--LinkRemoved--


OP didn't ask that, s/he asked salaries based on what school you graduated from.


But OP did ask about current salaries a couple years out of law schools and I feel that the link is somewhat representative of that (assuming biglaw).




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