I'm not suggesting that law students don't know anything about what jobs are availiable. But the part you admitted was that just being in law school doesn't mean you are an expert on the hiring practices of law firms. Many people in law school have absolutely no interest in working at a law firm at all in their lives. Are these people experts? Probably not. Also just because you spend your time looking for a job doesn't mean you know the answer why they hire who they hire. From what I've read, it's hard to find answers to questions like these from top law firms. They are hesistant to give you information on such delicate topics. Unless youve actually worked for some of the firms in question, I doubt you know much more about the truth behind their hiring practices than me. You may take pleasure in calling me misinformed, uniformed,or padawan,but thats your own misconception. I've spent months, days, weeks, and countless hours reading articles and posts (including yours) on many law school forums, blogs, websites. I've also spent plenty of time looking at the NALP directory as well. Call me obsessed. Not being in law school I probably have more time for this than you, so unless you have some sort of actual experience, besides showing up with your book bag to learn Civil Procedure a few days a week, I kind of think you need to loose the Obi-Wan-Kenobi complex.
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Quote from: turbogirl3535 on December 12, 2006, 06:07:11 PM Why do top law firms recruit at a tier 3 black school if not for the reasons I mentioned (quotas and self protection) when they could be focusing on applicants from higher ranked school, and how does this actually help increase their profits as you said it did? I would love your opinion, thanks.maybe he didn't answer the question because he felt the answer was quite simple... Top law firms recruit at Howard (a tier 3 black school ) simply because they want to and they can...add in OSA's post and you have your reasons..btw anyone that can take 21 credits in one semester thier first yr of law school and still come out on top gets much respect from me...don't make the assumption that because a law school is lower ranked (you do know how these rankings are selected correct?) that the performance of its graduates will be less than those at Tier 1 law schools.. one thing that people fail to realize is thisat an HBCU though the core curriculum is the same.. if you are truly interested in litigation and trial advocacy you will receive better training than a lot of Tier 1 law schools..and are you really serious with this??? you can't possibly believe that there aren't some racist CEOs out there that wouldn't feel comfortable with a black attorney handling their case.. and if it comes to the firm losing the deal or protecting their black associate what do you think would happen (provided the associate has no knowledge of the situation)?And on this level I doubt it would matter to a CEO whether he worked with a minority or not. You don't get to that level by only being able to relate to one subgroup.and of these stats of other law schools.. how many of these associates that were selected are black? the statistical data is flawed because it does not tell you how many black students are recruited and hired.. if you ever make it into biglaw I honestly want you to look around and see how many fellow associates look like you...and if they do look like you then find out if they came str8 from law school.. and what their specialization is..and what's "any job at all"... we aren't talking about folks working in McDonald's after law school.. good lord...DAs, Prosecutors, private practice, legal counsel for major corporations, adjunct law professors, closing attorneys… the list goes on.. believe it or not…not every one wants to do BigLaw.. some people want a better quality of life.. However I'm only talking about Biglaw posititons requiring 10% and not just any job at all. I know the employment stats show a much much higher rate of employment than 10%.
Why do top law firms recruit at a tier 3 black school if not for the reasons I mentioned (quotas and self protection) when they could be focusing on applicants from higher ranked school, and how does this actually help increase their profits as you said it did? I would love your opinion, thanks.
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Find me any another Tier 3 law firm with as many V50 law firms recruit as they do at Howard. Your right. He didn't answer the question because the answer is simple. The reason recruiters from so many top law firms come to Howard is because they are looking for black employees. I think you are taking this waaayy to personally and making assumptions about what you think I mean. It is my understanding that law schools provide pretty much the same level of education. I am not underestimating the caliber of student performance at Howard, simply the fact that Top Law firms do not have such an understanding view. Top law firms prefer top law schools. You misunderstood me again. I was taking about a BLACK CEO not caring whether he worked with a minority or not, he would want the best person for the case. And finally, I never suggested that EVERYONE wanted big law. I have said several times that many law students have no interest in ever working in a law firm. This topic in particular is meant to be about Biglaw. You don't read, get automatically offended, and jump to conclusions....typical message board.
Quote from: Opoto on December 13, 2006, 10:46:52 AMI understand turbo, I understand. They are jealous. Pop your collar.again...lame. i'm saddened by your lamenes--imma need u to do better homie
Quote from: Miss Celies Blues on December 13, 2006, 10:54:20 AMQuote from: Opoto on December 13, 2006, 10:46:52 AMI understand turbo, I understand. They are jealous. Pop your collar.again...lame. i'm saddened by your lamenes--imma need u to do better homie leave me alone pls. It's turbo and I against the world. get lost #%@!.