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Title: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: MrBrett1117 on November 12, 2007, 05:44:47 AM
So what firms will everyone be working at?  If you are concerned about anonymity, just give a ranking (V5, V50, etc.).
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: craven on November 12, 2007, 05:50:23 AM
Landed a firm gig, I'm not sure if it's in the V100 for prestige, but it's in the top 10 of Vault's Quality of Life rankings.
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: GA-fan on November 12, 2007, 03:21:35 PM
I landed a biglaw gig which sounds similar to what craven got (non V100, but in QOL rankings and paying market)- 2ndary market.
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: Suzieq830 on November 12, 2007, 10:30:04 PM
im finally getting up the courage to make a decision tomorrow about what firm i want. i've been toying between 2 firms and i am STILL unsure but i am now 80% leaning twds one. when i do the final cut, i will post!
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: legapp on November 13, 2007, 12:20:47 AM
I'm probably going to a V30 over a lot of higher-ranked options--I just love them, and they were cool about letting me split my summer with a specialty firm.  Making the call tomorrow.  :)
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: Alamo79 on November 13, 2007, 04:54:35 AM
Going w/a V60 over a V30; very tough call, geography tipped the scales. 
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: rutherford on November 13, 2007, 05:19:35 AM
Big-law, Non-vault, market salary in secondary market.  A regional firm with high marks in a couple Chambers categories, and reportedly, excellent QOL.  I must be at the same firm as Raven and craven. ;)
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: MrBrett1117 on November 13, 2007, 06:05:05 AM
I'm going to a V40.  Surprised I got it considering that a partner who interviewed me had never heard of my school before.
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: thorc954 on November 13, 2007, 07:14:55 AM
Big law, non-vault, Vault top 20 on every important QOL issue though, NY market (not in NY though)

I am following Cooley's lead with law schools and re-ranking firms though, and on my rankings my firm is number one (the only factors were whether it accepted me and whether it paid well).
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: GA-fan on November 13, 2007, 07:26:13 AM
I'm surprised so many of you are also picking the QOL firms over the prestige firms. I figured I was going a bit contrarian in picking non vault over V30, but clearly I am not alone on that decision  :D
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: Lascar on November 13, 2007, 07:51:17 AM
I decided on a V30 which is also high on the QOL ratings. 
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: DrAjay on November 13, 2007, 08:02:23 AM
My son decided for on of the top 20, since they allow him to rotate thru different division of law as first year associate, every 2 months. So at the end of year he can decide what kind of law he would like to practice. It reminds me of my Internship after Medical school.
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: lawmama09 on November 13, 2007, 12:20:22 PM
Small local office of a V100 firm.
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: Bob Loblaw Esq. on November 13, 2007, 12:43:23 PM
My son decided for on of the top 20, since they allow him to rotate thru different division of law as first year associate, every 2 months. So at the end of year he can decide what kind of law he would like to practice. It reminds me of my Internship after Medical school.

get back to work, pops.
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: Bob Loblaw Esq. on November 16, 2007, 02:31:40 PM
My son decided for on of the top 20, since they allow him to rotate thru different division of law as first year associate, every 2 months. So at the end of year he can decide what kind of law he would like to practice. It reminds me of my Internship after Medical school.

get back to work, pops.


Well If my son is making 160K, may be I dont have to work.

touche.
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: jacy85 on November 16, 2007, 02:55:23 PM
My son decided for on of the top 20, since they allow him to rotate thru different division of law as first year associate, every 2 months. So at the end of year he can decide what kind of law he would like to practice. It reminds me of my Internship after Medical school.

Uh...didn't you just post the other day about how your kid is going to get a public interest grant or something?  And haven't you ALSO said he's a 1L at some point?  (which means he shouldn't be interviewing at all yet?)
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: Suzieq830 on November 16, 2007, 09:57:49 PM
just did it today..officially accepted the offer at V25 firm
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: DrAjay on November 17, 2007, 06:51:52 AM
My son decided for on of the top 20, since they allow him to rotate thru different division of law as first year associate, every 2 months. So at the end of year he can decide what kind of law he would like to practice. It reminds me of my Internship after Medical school.

Uh...didn't you just post the other day about how your kid is going to get a public interest grant or something?  And haven't you ALSO said he's a 1L at some point?  (which means he shouldn't be interviewing at all yet?)

Jacy, I said my son got money from school to work at the end of 1L for city of NY. And now he is 2L.
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: The M on November 25, 2007, 07:24:17 PM
Anyone going to a V60-70 firm in DC?
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: Alamo79 on November 26, 2007, 04:45:29 AM
Anyone going to a V60-70 firm in DC?

Almost did--I really liked Steptoe, but ended up going with a different city.
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: DrAjay on November 16, 2007, 09:34:42 AM
My son decided for on of the top 20, since they allow him to rotate thru different division of law as first year associate, every 2 months. So at the end of year he can decide what kind of law he would like to practice. It reminds me of my Internship after Medical school.

get back to work, pops.


Well If my son is making 160K, may be I dont have to work.
Title: Re: What firms did everyone end up at?
Post by: thorc954 on November 16, 2007, 10:25:31 AM
I'm surprised so many of you are also picking the QOL firms over the prestige firms. I figured I was going a bit contrarian in picking non vault over V30, but clearly I am not alone on that decision  :D

I personally didnt pick :) one of the benefits of minimal options