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how hard is it to get a c at gulc?

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General Board / What's the worst law school in the NYC area?
« on: May 26, 2009, 09:04:13 PM »
What's the worst law school in the NYC area?

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It's really terrible out there.  I've seen two rounds of layoffs at my firm and we're not even close to to the top of the list.  Lots of first years getting the axe.

http://www.abovethelaw.com/layoffs/

http://lawshucks.com/layoff-tracker/#layoffs-08

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These are happening all around and I think they're pretty unfair.  The deal is that firms that don't want to end up on very public layoff lists are secretly letting associates go for "performance-related" reasons.  It's hard to argue that any lay-off isn't performance related to some extent (after all, you don't get rid of your top performers)... but it seems to me that there's an element of unfairness in pretending like people you're letting go are really being fired for failing miserably when, in fact, it's the partners who failed to make a profit.

Also, this article is pretty accurate:


http://www.sweethotjustice.com/2009/02/05/layoff-code/

It's hard to deal with zombified stealth layoff victims at work, especially if they're friends and colleagues.  What is worse, however, is not the empathy you feel... but that each of these people is a reminder that the firm is not doing well and that you could be next.

Life in big, middle and average law is pretty depressing right now.

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Maybe it's best to work for the government?

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General Board / If you get a C in the lower T14, are you done?
« on: February 03, 2009, 11:05:38 PM »
just curious

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please feel free to suggest new options.

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anybody know?

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