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Law Firms / Re: Foley & Lardner no-offers most of their summer class
« on: September 06, 2008, 01:24:05 PM »
No, I didn't, but the blogsophere has scooped the story for a few weeks now.

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Law Firms / Re: Foley & Lardner no-offers most of their summer class
« on: September 06, 2008, 01:16:39 PM »
RIDICULOUS.  I want the 20 minutes I wasted on my OCI interview back.

It's a business.  They reserve the right to no-offer people.  It's their own funeral.

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Law Firms / Re: Foley & Lardner no-offers most of their summer class
« on: September 06, 2008, 12:50:33 PM »
We know.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2011
« on: September 06, 2008, 12:50:03 PM »
That's persuasive.

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It is not better than what USNews provides, just more. Without the USNews info, this info would not even be able to be placed into perspective. Making choices about law schools based only on numbers (incl. either or both of these sets) is plain stupid. They are both useful tools; nothing more, nothing less.



Employment prospects should be the most important metric that people are using for law school. People often forget that it is an investment. It is not a prestige badge that allows you to say that "I went to  school so and so." Because the degree would be worthless if you dont have a job after you step off the graduation stage.

With employment stats, US NEWS fails miserably. When they start differentiating between a waitress job and a corporate lawyer, then I will take it seriously.

I agree.  Their employment calculation is a joke, and VERY misleading at some lower-ranked schools.

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did anyone else pick up the fact this chart was from 2005?

just do well, get in the top 1% of your class, and your fine from almost anywhere :)

okay, so i kid. but seriously, i dont get what people still don't understand.  go to a T10 and be in the top 2/3 of your class.  go to a t11-t14 and be in the top half.  go to a t15-t30 and be in the top 1/3. don't go to anythign below that unless you get significant scholarship money. 

see, wasn't that simple??

You vastly underestimate the employers' desire to recruit from these schools first and foremost.  Try 100% at places like Yale and Stanford, and close to 95% at Columbia and Chicago.

Places like t-11-t14 require top 75% or so, or even lower if you can market yourself.  GULC is a little different because of the size.

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Law School Applications / Re: Anyone want to predict my cycle?
« on: September 05, 2008, 03:05:25 PM »
Don't go to UK.  Virginia seems like a good school for you.  Good luck.

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2L job search / Re: Should I work for Cravath?
« on: September 05, 2008, 02:28:36 PM »
I know.  They have an 18-month practice group rotation.  You could probably still find good people, no?

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2L job search / Re: Should I work for Cravath?
« on: September 05, 2008, 02:03:18 PM »
Isn't Cravath supposed to be pretty good for novice litigators?  You could probably find some good mentors.

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2L job search / Re: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland NJ
« on: September 05, 2008, 02:02:23 PM »
Where do you folks go to school?

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