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What is considered BIGLAW?????????????

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Re: What is considered BIGLAW?????????????
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2008, 10:32:10 PM »
i'm trying to think of an instance where people have used the term biglaw outside of the internet forum context.  can't think of any.  ;)

Same with T14.


Funny, I've heard both from other UF applicants.

Re: What is considered BIGLAW?????????????
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2008, 10:57:19 PM »
i'm trying to think of an instance where people have used the term biglaw outside of the internet forum context.  can't think of any.  ;)

I was talking to a friend the other day who is not going to law school or interested in any law work whatsoever.  The subject of my going to law school randomly came up and he was like, "so, are you planning to go into biglaw?"  I was actually taken aback for a second, since it was the first time I've ever heard someone say the term in real life. 

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Re: What is considered BIGLAW?????????????
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2008, 11:40:02 PM »
Generally speaking, biglaw firms are those that pay market salary in a given city.  That number varies, in NYC its 160k, in smaller cities its probably 145 give or take. 

The main thing is that after that top level of market paying firms there is a steep drop-off.  The law firm salary curve is bi-modal, that is firms either pay market or they pay much less - there is no in between (see link below)

http://nalp.org/content/index.php?pid=522

I didn't know this. Thanks. :)

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Re: What is considered BIGLAW?????????????
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2008, 11:42:53 PM »
even with that term, it depends who says it.  elite is relative.  ;)

Isn't it the same way with "biglaw"?  That's the point of this thread, no? lol

i feel like to a slightly lesser degree.  ;)

You're probably right.  Biglaw does seem more definitive than elite.

though definitions definitely differ.  i got yelled at because at one point i ruled out anything not in ny, dc, or cali from being biglaw.  :D

Chicago?!

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Re: What is considered BIGLAW?????????????
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2008, 06:34:22 AM »
BIGLAW is a market firm in NY, DC, Chicago, LA, or SF.

Anything is is SHITTTLAW.  HTH.


Subtle anti-boston troll

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Re: What is considered BIGLAW?????????????
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2008, 08:01:19 AM »
BIGLAW is a market firm in NY, DC, Chicago, LA, or SF.

Anything is is SHITTTLAW.  HTH.


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Re: What is considered BIGLAW?????????????
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2008, 08:07:06 AM »
BIGLAW is a market firm in NY, DC, Chicago, LA, or SF.

Anything is is SHITTTLAW.  HTH.

Biglaw or not, Charlotte is at 160...

Re: What is considered BIGLAW?????????????
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2008, 04:11:40 PM »
i'm trying to think of an instance where people have used the term biglaw outside of the internet forum context.  can't think of any.  ;)

Turn to page 33 of Feb's ABA journal. Article subtitle is: "How one lawyer summoned the courage to leave BigLaw to pursue a career of conscience"

Re: What is considered BIGLAW?????????????
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2008, 06:25:28 PM »
i'm trying to think of an instance where people have used the term biglaw outside of the internet forum context.  can't think of any.  ;)

Turn to page 33 of Feb's ABA journal. Article subtitle is: "How one lawyer summoned the courage to leave BigLaw to pursue a career of conscience"

what firm was it?

Arnold & Porter

Re: What is considered BIGLAW?????????????
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2008, 06:41:24 PM »
I wonder how many times this thread has resurfaced in the last year.