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Current Law Students / Re: Awful 1L year
« on: June 06, 2009, 07:50:39 PM »
I wouldn't be that optimistic in this economy.  However, look at the bright side: you've got a year (or at least a semester) to try and bring up your overall GPA in time for 2L summer jobs. 

My guess would be, if you want biglaw/good clerkship/etc., you're going to have a very tough time unless you do really well next semester.  But if you have a *passion* for the law and are willing to do other things, then I don't think you'll be unable to find a job. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do people actually work during law school?
« on: January 14, 2009, 09:34:43 PM »
Job opportunities during the summers seem to be enough to make up for not working during the school year.  At the very least, I would never dream of working during 1L since that seems to be the most important year.  Any extra cash you may bring in is not worth whatever study/leisure time you've missed out on during 1L.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2012: It Just Feels Right
« on: January 13, 2009, 04:39:47 AM »
This was always my favorite:

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2012: It Just Feels Right
« on: January 12, 2009, 10:04:07 PM »
This is the dorkiest thread title ever  :P

1. It's from the movie "Employee of the Month."

2. This is the post of a bitter person who is forced to go to NYU ;D

Lol haven't seen that one.  And hey let's keep my school outta this.  Let's all focus on bringing down Berkeley for now.   ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2012: It Just Feels Right
« on: January 12, 2009, 09:39:45 PM »
This is the dorkiest thread title ever  :P

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU Biglaw Prospects
« on: January 09, 2009, 10:55:16 AM »
Well good!  Then it sounds like biglaw is guaranteed as a graduate of NYU Law.   ;D

Law School Admissions / Re: Crazy to Choose G'town over NYU?
« on: January 09, 2009, 10:52:17 AM »
It sounds like you want to go to Georgetown, so go.  If I had ties to a school to the extent that I would be happiest there, I would probably make the same decision.  Just realize that you have reason to be more stressful at Georgetown, especially in the current economy.  I have no doubt that if you got into NYU as well, you will be a strong student at Georgetown and be fine.  But I still think you should be able to negotiate some money out of Georgetown since it is understood that they are not on the same footing as NYU.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU Biglaw Prospects
« on: January 08, 2009, 11:09:29 PM »
According to LSAC's latest data 69% of NYU students went to law firms, 13% to public interest, and 12% to clerkships.  I'd argue that given NYU's prestige in the field of public interest, at least half of those going into PI could get biglaw. 

I'd say that if you're just looking for biglaw, it's virtually guaranteed.  Prestigious biglaw is probably top 2/3 or so.  And yeah, I'm the one that argued for the same on TLS.   :P

I've seen them before.  That data is helpful if you are pretty sure of what region you want to work in.  It's important to realize though that in desirable markets, even the best regional schools (excepting the top ~16) will be trumped by the more national schools.  In an economy like this and considering the field of law, I would be wary of attending any regional schools and expecting to land the more desirable jobs.

Much of the V100 is skewed towards the East Coast, so this data might be helpful.

(scroll down to "Vault 100 Placement" for what I'm referring to)

Michigan is your better bet, but I imagine if you're top 1/3 at UT you have a good shot at east coast biglaw.  At Michigan it's more like top 1/2, though you may be able to be even lower than that.

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