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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: April 25, 2008, 10:34:44 PM »
do not not not wear, purchase, or buy a black suit as a first, second, or even third suit. They scream inexperience and lack of knowledge regarding legal (or even more generally sartorial) culture.

While true in some circumstances, it is not a universal rule.  I've worked for attorneys that would only appear in front of a judge in a black, or dark charcoal suit

Anybody else enjoy The Devil Wears Prada? I mean, we're talking about Anne Hatheway so it seems like a fair question...

Wildly entertaining.  My friends all make fun of me.  But that's ok.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: April 25, 2008, 07:00:07 PM »
charcoal is not light, Slate is pushing it, but probably acceptable (I feel like people refer to a lot of different things as slate. Men do not really wear black suits, and if you can tell black apart from navy on a law firm website picture, you have better eyes than me.

Charcoal is eminently acceptable

If you can get a summer 1L position, would it be silly to take a non-paying (or low paying) job somewhere cool? For instance, an internship with the World Intellectual Property Organization or the Harvard Berkman Center. That is, is this a stupid move?

No, probably not a bad idea at all.  If you are going to do BigLaw in the end anyway, 1L summer is the time to go do something cool/interesting/different if you have the opportunity.

What if you have a lot of extra curricular law school activities (you know, all the stuff that you can get on just by applying) such as clinics, student government, X, Y, Z law society, but no journal, no moot court, and not even top 50% at a non Tier 1 school, do you stand a chance for BigLaw?

Probably not unless you have some connection, and even then it better be a good connection

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Help me decide->UNC vs Cornell
« on: April 24, 2008, 02:34:14 PM »
What?!! that is absolutely not true. Top ten percent at UNC will get you interviews at most v10s except Wachtell. Top 50% at cornell will absolutely not get you interviews at Cravath through Cleary.

Hate to break it to you, but FALSE.

Cravath, Davis Polk, and Cleary all extended callbacks (i.e., these were not just screening interviews) to Cornell students with anywhere from a 3.33-3.53, which is approximately the top 30-50% of the class.

I don't have the data for other V10's, but it's probably similar

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Help me decide->UNC vs Cornell
« on: April 24, 2008, 02:29:09 PM »
and what on earth is the source of that?

Summer Associate class directories mostly.

Which is tougher to get in general, DC Biglaw or NYC Biglaw?  Assume a school not in either market or compare GW in DC to Fordham in NYC.

I visited Fordham, and I wasn't sure what to think.  I can understand why some people get a depressing, cutthroat vibe.  Everybody there looked so...serious.  However, students seemed to be sociable and they were talking about how much they like to party.

DC biglaw is a lot tougher than NYC biglaw.


Why do people think every other person posting on this board is a troll or a flame.

Easier than answering questions?

More likely because stories that sound absurd are more often than not made up flames

not sure if this helps but every Vandy kid i know with median grades got biglaw at a major market.

Don't think that's debated.  Vandy places very well overall, I think everyone can agree on that.

All things considered, OP, I think you should probably pick Vandy.  Worst case, if you can't get NYC for whatever reason, you can work in a different major market for a little bit, and either you end up liking it, or you lateral to NYC later.

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