Quote from: RenaldoBalkman on November 27, 2006, 10:33:05 PMPeople always like to diss biglaw. Too bad the criticism usually comes from those who have no biglaw work experience or are upset about getting dinged from screeners and callbacks.Guess I'll have to let you know how it is after next summer.
People always like to diss biglaw. Too bad the criticism usually comes from those who have no biglaw work experience or are upset about getting dinged from screeners and callbacks.
This thread is funny. Some of the posters give the impression that you MUST go to a T1 to have a real chance in BIGLAW.
Quote from: DOCLAW on November 29, 2006, 04:13:13 PMThis thread is funny. Some of the posters give the impression that you MUST go to a T1 to have a real chance in BIGLAW. It is absolutely not the end of the "biglaw world" to go to a low-ranked school. In fact, I started at a third tier school, got a great biglaw job, and had a great first summer associateship. I transferred up and I see how easy things are for these kids, all the way through their careers. Don't forget that things don't magically equalize after you get the offer. Some firms (and it's hard to identify them ex ante) are highly snotty about pedigree.Like I said, law school is all about placing yourself in a position to be able to do the things you want. OP seemed (if I remember correctly) really interested in biglaw. She also has no grades yet (except for legal writing), and it's hard to know how one will fare after finals. If you do well at a sub-t50 school, you can get into biglaw. If you don't, good luck. This year, nobody in the class beneath me at my old school got a job through OCI, and very few of my 3L friends (set to graduate) have jobs at all. The average sub-t50 student has not-so-great biglaw prospects.Again, biglaw is not the be-all, end-all. Not even close. But if it's what you want, or what you think you want (which is the point of this whole thread) there are things you can do to make it more likely.
If you aren't in the top 1/3 - 1/2 at any schools outside of the top 15, you likely aren't going biglaw.
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