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Re: Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2008, 09:02:57 PM »
how deep would they go at HYS?

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Re: Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2008, 09:06:41 PM »
how deep would they go at HYS?

They do about 15% at CCN, so maybe 20-25% at HYS.   That really is just a guess.

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Re: Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2008, 09:12:06 PM »
it's cool....all i really wanted was the "i'm ok with talking out of my ass" answer anyway - sounds close enough to me

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Re: Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2008, 09:13:47 PM »
it's cool....all i really wanted was the "i'm ok with talking out of my ass" answer anyway - sounds close enough to me

Yeah, I only know what the hard grade cutoff is at my school.  But they would clearly give a little more leeway to Harvard.

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Re: Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2008, 09:18:05 PM »
makes sense

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Re: Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« Reply #55 on: October 19, 2008, 12:15:11 AM »
What's top 15% here?  Like a 180?  Maybe a 179?

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Re: Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« Reply #56 on: October 19, 2008, 04:29:08 AM »
What's top 15% here?  Like a 180?  Maybe a 179?

179 is the hard cutoff for Wachtell.

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Re: Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« Reply #57 on: October 19, 2008, 07:48:55 AM »
Is Chicago's scale like basically the LSAT scale?
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Re: Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2008, 01:13:28 PM »
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Even most really bad schools can usually get 1-2 people a year into elite firms.

There aren't that many "elite" firms for most really bad schools to be getting 1-2 people in a year.  Search Williams & Connolly.  There are maybe 5 or 6 people at the whole firm who didn't go to top law schools; only one T3 grad, and he was in 1990.  Williams & Connolly=elite firm.  Whatever firms you're thinking of that most really bad schools can get 1-2 people in a year at=not elite.

There are very, VERY few firms that don't take anyone from outside the "T14" or what have you, whether they would prefer to or not. If that's your definition of elite, you're welcome to it, but frankly I think it's a little circular and stupid. You seem to be defining firms as elite on the basis of whether or not they ever take people from lower-ranked schools. Williams & Connolly, Cravath, et. al notwithstanding, I think when most people say "elite" (like the poster you're responding to), they don't mean it that narrowly. The vast majority of well-respected, fancy-pants law firms will take people with very good grades from lower-ranked law schools.
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Re: Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« Reply #59 on: October 19, 2008, 01:27:47 PM »
"Most" "really bad" law schools can put 1-2 people a year into actually "elite" firms.  It's not circular or stupid.  Elite firms are inherently more selective, and if everyone could get them then they wouldn't be "elite", would they?  "Elite" is supposed to be narrow.  If you want to say "biglaw" or "high-paying" or "large" or "good" firms, then feel free.  I think a good number of really bad laws schools can place at least 1 person a year into biglaw or good firms... but elite?



I'm going with circular and stupid. Again, if that's how you define elite, there's no arguing with you, and I guess we'd have to discuss and define what a "really bad law school" is, but I don't see the point in defining elite this way. It's just not useful.
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