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climbingstars34

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What % of Class Gets BigLaw at Fordham?
« on: February 07, 2008, 03:57:50 PM »
I actually dont' know exactly what the term "biglaw" means.  I just want to know what percentage of Fordham gets summer associate jobs at firms paying 160k to start as a 1st year.  Top 10%, 15%, 25%.  P.S. this is not an invitation to talk *&^%, I'm really curious.

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Re: What % of Class Gets BigLaw at Fordham?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 04:09:25 PM »
http://law.fordham.edu/ihtml/cp-2JDProStud_employstat.ihtml?id=148

no exact # here, but it should paint a good picture of how many students get into biglaw

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Re: What % of Class Gets BigLaw at Fordham?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 04:27:31 PM »
cool.  very helpful. Thanks.

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Re: What % of Class Gets BigLaw at Fordham?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008, 04:53:49 PM »
http://law.fordham.edu/ihtml/cp-2JDProStud_employstat.ihtml?id=148

no exact # here, but it should paint a good picture of how many students get into biglaw


Yes, because fordham's self-reporting numbers trying to recruit students are accurate lol.  Give me a break.....

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Re: What % of Class Gets BigLaw at Fordham?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008, 04:58:42 PM »
as 1L's, id be surprised if more then 3% get 1L SA's (excluding IP people, and including people with connections).

Oh, and big law is pretty much any firm you can find on NALP.  At least, thats how I look at it.  Now, there is big law in major markets (pays 160K+) or big law in minor markets (pays anywhere from 95K=160K).  Anyway, the later is obviously easier to get, but I doubt many fordham kids are trying to go out of major markets to work (there are better schools elsewhere in the country, so I am assuming many want to work in NY or the surrounding area).  Anyway, so yea.  Not a good shot. 

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Re: What % of Class Gets BigLaw at Fordham?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008, 12:18:25 PM »
http://law.fordham.edu/ihtml/cp-2JDProStud_employstat.ihtml?id=148

no exact # here, but it should paint a good picture of how many students get into biglaw


Yes, because fordham's self-reporting numbers trying to recruit students are accurate lol.  Give me a break.....
Agreed.  Something is definately amiss with those numbers.  Roughly 90% reported and of that 90%, roughly 50% found jobs at 500+ attorney firms (most likely V100 firms).  If this were correct, then at least 45% of Fordham grads land jobs at the largest segment of firms.  This is on par or better than GULC and probably some other t14 schools. 

When did Fordham make this miraculous leap into t14 placement?  I'm not buying it.

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Re: What % of Class Gets BigLaw at Fordham?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 07:20:35 AM »
When the market is hot, Fordham does well. While I believe that 50% of the 90% who reported did not wind up at V100 firms, it's not outlandish to believe that roughly 40% wound up at places paying 125-165k.

When the market takes a downturn however, well...that's a different story. For any "security" at Fordham I'd aim for at least top third.

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Re: What % of Class Gets BigLaw at Fordham?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008, 12:14:34 AM »
Stats Ive seen say the median salary @ FLS is 145K (private sector obvi), meaning that plenty of kids are getting top dollar biglaw posititons,