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Where do bottom half students get employed?

Where do bottom half students get employed?
« on: November 18, 2008, 01:22:27 PM »
Ok, so its obvious that top half of students will generally get an offer quick.  But where do the bottom half (51-100%) end up getting employed. 
Ok i got it- mcdonald's, walmart, etc. 

But anyone from experience or know anyone who was in the bottom half where they ended up?

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Re: Where do bottom half students get employed?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 01:38:30 PM »
I will end up (assuming I don't screw it up) at a litigation boutique.

If they stay in the profession, most end up in small firms.

Re: Where do bottom half students get employed?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 02:45:55 PM »
Depends what rank school you are talking.

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Re: Where do bottom half students get employed?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 07:06:10 PM »
Lots and lots end up at generic municipal legal outfits, like a public defender's office or a regional transit authority legal department.

Further down the line you get real shitlaw, doing insurance defense for peanuts.  And if you really get screwed you'll be a contract attorney, getting 10 bucks an hour to do doc review.

Study harder.

Could you find me some of these that are hiring for next year? 

(Merit scholar w/some honors, T2, 1000 hours of related clinical experience.)

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Re: Where do bottom half students get employed?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 10:24:30 AM »
Ok, so its obvious that top half of students will generally get an offer quick. 

this is wildly inaccurate.

Top half at Yale. It seem accurate.