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If I don't want Biglaw, do my grades matter.

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Re: If I don't want Biglaw, do my grades matter.
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2008, 11:11:50 PM »
One thing I know is that I don't want Biglaw. I probably want to work a mid-sized firm between 10-50 attorneys with reasonable hours. $60-80k starting pay. I attend a mid T-1. Given that, do my grades really matter that much?

yes.  stop whining and go study.

and u base this on....

there's a lot of information on this very subject in this thread: http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,80098.0.html

hahahahaha  :D :D :D

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Re: If I don't want Biglaw, do my grades matter.
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2008, 09:51:22 AM »
One thing I know is that I don't want Biglaw. I probably want to work a mid-sized firm between 10-50 attorneys with reasonable hours. $60-80k starting pay. I attend a mid T-1. Given that, do my grades really matter that much?

yes.  stop whining and go study.

and u base this on....

One thing I know is that I don't want Biglaw. I probably want to work a mid-sized firm between 10-50 attorneys with reasonable hours. $60-80k starting pay. I attend a mid T-1. Given that, do my grades really matter that much?

Come on, I'm an 0L and even I know these jobs are basically non-existent for grads straight out of law school.

And you know this based on what? Nobody on this board really talks about non-biglaw jobs very often.

Gosh, you are a rude little pill, aren't you.

"Says who?" "Oh yeah?" "Make me!" "So's yer mom!"

There's a polite way to ask for clarification, or what else a person knows about the subject. This is not even close.

Re: If I don't want Biglaw, do my grades matter.
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008, 10:00:32 AM »
what are you, dash?  A Canadian breakfast buffet?

Re: If I don't want Biglaw, do my grades matter.
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008, 10:02:21 AM »
One thing I know is that I don't want Biglaw. I probably want to work a mid-sized firm between 10-50 attorneys with reasonable hours. $60-80k starting pay. I attend a mid T-1. Given that, do my grades really matter that much?

yes.  stop whining and go study.

and u base this on....

One thing I know is that I don't want Biglaw. I probably want to work a mid-sized firm between 10-50 attorneys with reasonable hours. $60-80k starting pay. I attend a mid T-1. Given that, do my grades really matter that much?

Come on, I'm an 0L and even I know these jobs are basically non-existent for grads straight out of law school.

And you know this based on what? Nobody on this board really talks about non-biglaw jobs very often.

Gosh, you are a rude little pill, aren't you.

"Says who?" "Oh yeah?" "Make me!" "So's yer mom!"

There's a polite way to ask for clarification, or what else a person knows about the subject. This is not even close.

I agree.  You  come here asking a question and then dismiss everyone.  Maybe it's just not what you want to hear.

Re: If I don't want Biglaw, do my grades matter.
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 10:03:21 AM »
what are you, dash?  A Canadian breakfast buffet?

I googled this and I still have no idea what you're talking about.

Re: If I don't want Biglaw, do my grades matter.
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2008, 10:07:07 AM »
what are you, dash?  A Canadian breakfast buffet?

I googled this and I still have no idea what you're talking about.

I'm talking about your avatar.  Admittedly, I'm not sure where the Canadian part came from.  I think it's because I see ham.

Re: If I don't want Biglaw, do my grades matter.
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2008, 10:08:16 AM »
You don't see ham. You see gelato.

Re: If I don't want Biglaw, do my grades matter.
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2008, 10:10:41 AM »
Still delicious, but in a totally different way.

Re: If I don't want Biglaw, do my grades matter.
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2008, 10:32:15 AM »
I summered at a law firm of about 30 lawyers specializing in defense litigation in '08.  Each summer they hire 3 2Ls, but offer no assurances that an offer will be extended for full-time positions.  As luck would have it, I was the only summer offered a  position.  To my surprise, the starting salary was $110k plus bonus.  This is a rare case -- the firm is boutique style, specializes is particular areas, and rarely hires kids straight out of school.  Most of the associates are lateral hires from biglaw, former AUSAs, or former ADAs.  I guess my point is one several others have made -- unless you want biglaw or a smaller firm gig paying around $60k a year, it's very difficult to find decent paying small firm jobs.  So... study up so you'll have as many options as possible.

Re: If I don't want Biglaw, do my grades matter.
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2008, 11:05:48 AM »
You don't see ham. You see gelato.

SEE?  i'm not the only one who thinks it's cold cuts.

I thought so too :P