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I think this thread needs a bump now that most of us have semi-finalized decisions


Corporate Litigation

Jeez, I hope you know what you're doing.  If you ever need advice on doing well, come back to LSD.

As a recently finished 1L and soon to be 2L (hoping I didn't fail): TITCR.  Even the lower T14 has gotten ugly.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Penn-Like Atmosphere?
« on: February 20, 2009, 03:00:40 PM »
Penn has a terrible atmosphere.

I can see why someone would want to pay you to give advice to 0Ls.   ::)

I can't think of a t14 school who has a more intense atmosphere than Penn...

Although I have a 1.5 day/15 student sample size.

Chicago, most definitely.

Probably Columbia too.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Vanderbilt and debt
« on: January 30, 2009, 03:36:59 PM »
Okay, well, listen.  You're talking about firm work.  So if you're deciding between X school for 150k debt and Y school for 25k debt, you should only choose X if the opportunity for BigLaw, vis-a-vis your class rank, is appreciably greater.

So, like 15(a)(2) said, you'd probably have to be top 1/3 or 1/4 at Vandy for California firms.  Maybe even a bit higher to make it a sure thing.  (I know that atrocious Vanderbilt guy will probably quibble with me about the numbers, but he'll be wrong.)

Anyway, If you're looking at Vandy compared to a 25 or a 35 school, where maybe you need to be top 20% for CA firms, then the 10 or 15% leeway probably isn't worth tons of extra money.  If you're looking at a Tier 2 school (especially one outside of CA), where you'll need straight top 10%, then Vanderbilt probably is worth the extra money.

Again, this all assumes that Vanderbilt would be much more expensive than the lower-ranked schools.

This seems to be about right.

Top 1/3 would have been a lock for CA biglaw two years ago.  ITE, I would say top 25% (as long as you have CA connections) will be enough to land SOME kind of CA biglaw firm.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: CCN v Michigan v G'Town
« on: January 30, 2009, 12:27:55 PM »
With NO money

NYU > Michigan >> Georgetown

With half tuition at Mich

Michigan > NYU >> Georgetown

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cooley? A logical decision?
« on: November 15, 2008, 03:57:18 PM »
Places like Cooley and FSU are equals in this economy.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.99/166 T14?
« on: November 15, 2008, 03:53:22 PM »
166 on the LSAT.

Say hello to the T20.  gross.

Incoming 1Ls / Factors for BigLaw
« on: November 15, 2008, 03:49:13 PM »
In light of the economic downturn, I am now worried about getting a biglaw gig for my 2L summer.  What other factors count for biglaw other than you school and grades?

-Work experience?
-Undergraduate prestige?
-Clubs/Activities at school?

I'm so worried...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Can Sarah Palin appeal to non-Republicans?
« on: November 03, 2008, 07:40:37 AM »
Harper is a moron.  So is Palin.

Nope. Nope.

Both are vastly more intelligent than Biden (who graduated at the bottom of Syracuse Law and U of Delaware)

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