167/3.58 -- where should I ED for NYC Biglaw?

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IronSkadden
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167/3.58 -- where should I ED for NYC Biglaw?

Postby IronSkadden » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:36 pm

Hi there,

I'm interested in NYC BigLaw. Also interested in boutique litigation. Where should I ED to give me the best shot at NYC boutique lit/BigLaw?

My stats:

167, followed by a cancel
3.58
top 5 school
3 years WE, nontraditional softs

On a related note, am I competitive for the GW or BU ED full ride schollies? Any shot at NYC BigLaw or boutique lit from either?

Thanks for your insight!

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Re: 167/3.58 -- where should I ED for NYC Biglaw?

Postby TheFactor » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:09 pm

IronSkadden wrote:Hi there,

I'm interested in NYC BigLaw. Also interested in boutique litigation. Where should I ED to give me the best shot at NYC boutique lit/BigLaw?

My stats:

167, followed by a cancel
3.58
top 5 school
3 years WE, nontraditional softs

On a related note, am I competitive for the GW or BU ED full ride schollies? Any shot at NYC BigLaw or boutique lit from either?

Thanks for your insight!

Even with ED, virtually no shot at the T14 given that you're below both medians at every school.

Probably not competitive for the GW ED full ride; not sure about BC. Boutique litigation firms in major markets are incredibly difficult to land outside of the T6.

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Re: 167/3.58 -- where should I ED for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Grizz » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:12 pm

Sign up for a retake brah. Can't get a school that will give you a good shot at NYC biglawl with those numbers.

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Re: 167/3.58 -- where should I ED for NYC Biglaw?

Postby noleknight16 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:37 pm

He couldn't get into Northwestern with the 3 years of work experience????

EDIT: Of course, I'm assuming Northwestern feeds into NYC. I know Michigan feeds NYC... does NW?

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Re: 167/3.58 -- where should I ED for NYC Biglaw?

Postby Glock » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:40 pm

noleknight16 wrote:He couldn't get into Northwestern with the 3 years of work experience????

EDIT: Of course, I'm assuming Northwestern feeds into NYC. I know Michigan feeds NYC... does NW?



Northwestern and UVA are kind of go-tos on this board, but Northwestern has a strong reputation for splitters, not necessarily below median types.

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Re: 167/3.58 -- where should I ED for NYC Biglaw?

Postby deadhipsters » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:44 pm

The only place you can be confident of getting into would be BU. You would not get a full scholarship. Going to top a UG school means dick. The 3.5 is holding you back. Given that you can't do anything about that now, retake. Or go to a T25.

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Re: 167/3.58 -- where should I ED for NYC Biglaw?

Postby buckilaw » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:34 am

noleknight16 wrote:He couldn't get into Northwestern with the 3 years of work experience????

EDIT: Of course, I'm assuming Northwestern feeds into NYC. I know Michigan feeds NYC... does NW?


NW is a fine option for biglaw, problem is OP is below both medians for every T14. He needs to retake.

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Re: 167/3.58 -- where should I ED for NYC Biglaw?

Postby NYC Law » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:37 am

I had very similar numbers, with very similar goals. If you don't retake you can probably get $ at BU or Fordham which would be your best options. They don't make NYC biglaw a sure thing, but the odds aren't the worst.




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