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Re: 2.9 at a high T2, is biglaw completely out of the question?
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2008, 07:26:22 PM »
Ole Miss? If so, you're probably cool. Otherwise... well...

Olemiss 3L here.  You will absolutely NOT be ok for big firms with a 2.9 :P

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Re: 2.9 at a high T2, is biglaw completely out of the question?
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2008, 03:05:43 AM »
Ole Miss? If so, you're probably cool. Otherwise... well...

Olemiss 3L here.  You will absolutely NOT be ok for big firms with a 2.9 :P

Doesn't Ole Miss have some kind of harsh ass curve that makes the average like a 2.6 or something?
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Re: 2.9 at a high T2, is biglaw completely out of the question?
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2008, 01:01:38 AM »
i've never heard of anybody from mississippi working at big firms.  though i suppose i don't have any familiarity with the southern firms.

Ole Miss holds down Mississippi, including the biglaw that's in the state (based on my research).
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Re: 2.9 at a high T2, is biglaw completely out of the question?
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2008, 01:05:03 AM »
i've never heard of anybody from mississippi working at big firms.  though i suppose i don't have any familiarity with the southern firms.

Ole Miss holds down Mississippi, including the biglaw that's in the state (based on my research).

what biglaw is in mississippi?

There's some. Not a lot, but some. Every state has some biglaw, usually in the capitol if nowhere else.
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Re: 2.9 at a high T2, is biglaw completely out of the question?
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2008, 01:12:08 AM »
There's some. Not a lot, but some. Every state has some biglaw, usually in the capitol if nowhere else.

really?  a nalpdirectory.com search for mississippi law firms only pulls up the following:

Adams and Reese LLP       Jackson   MS
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC       Jackson   MS
Balch & Bingham LLP       Gulfport   MS
Balch & Bingham LLP       Jackson   MS
Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens, & Cannada, PLLC       Jackson   MS
Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens, & Cannada, PLLC       Gulfport   MS
McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC       Jackson   MS
Phelps Dunbar LLP   Workplace Questionnaire   Jackson   MS
Phelps Dunbar LLP   Workplace Questionnaire   Tupelo   MS
Phelps Dunbar LLP   Workplace Questionnaire   Gulfport   MS
Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis, P.A.   Workplace Questionnaire   Jackson   MS

none of these are firms of significant size.

There you go. Or something. I never really gave much of a damn about biglaw.
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Re: 2.9 at a high T2, is biglaw completely out of the question?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2008, 01:24:24 AM »
There's some. Not a lot, but some. Every state has some biglaw, usually in the capitol if nowhere else.

really?  a nalpdirectory.com search for mississippi law firms only pulls up the following:

Adams and Reese LLP       Jackson   MS
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC       Jackson   MS
Balch & Bingham LLP       Gulfport   MS
Balch & Bingham LLP       Jackson   MS
Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens, & Cannada, PLLC       Jackson   MS
Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens, & Cannada, PLLC       Gulfport   MS
McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC       Jackson   MS
Phelps Dunbar LLP   Workplace Questionnaire   Jackson   MS
Phelps Dunbar LLP   Workplace Questionnaire   Tupelo   MS
Phelps Dunbar LLP   Workplace Questionnaire   Gulfport   MS
Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis, P.A.   Workplace Questionnaire   Jackson   MS

none of these are firms of significant size.

There you go. Or something. I never really gave much of a damn about biglaw.

yeah, calling this biglaw would be beyond generous.  but you don't give a damn about it, so fair enough.

I readily admit that I am somewhat ignorant about biglaw. If it pays over a $100k in a secondary (or tertiary) market, it's biglaw to me.
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Re: 2.9 at a high T2, is biglaw completely out of the question?
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2009, 05:04:11 PM »
If you are able to indeed secure a clerkship, then a lot of it will come down to luck.

The law clerk I was working with this past summer was a T2 graduate whose first year grades were below the median. That notwithstanding, he managed to write onto law review and was able to get a clerkship.

Because of the type of work that he was doing (very niche), a V100 firm ended up giving him an offer.

But again, this REALLY comes down to luck. The clerk basically told me that that he was definitely not the norm.


Adding to this, using a niche practice to get into biglaw really comes down to getting into something right before it gets big. If you were into securitization in the early part of the decade you might have been able to leverage that into a biglaw job when it took off (but then you probably got laid off this year). Similarly, if you started doing IP in the late 1980s. Who knows what will be big in 3-5 years though.

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Re: 2.9 at a high T2, is biglaw completely out of the question?
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2009, 11:26:13 PM »


I readily admit that I am somewhat ignorant about biglaw. If it pays over a $100k in a secondary (or tertiary) market, it's biglaw to me.
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y give advice then...would you want someone who is completely ignorant on a subject giving you advice?

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Re: 2.9 at a high T2, is biglaw completely out of the question?
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2009, 12:16:39 AM »


y give advice then...would you want someone who is completely ignorant on a subject giving you advice?

I'm up to speed enough. Why ask why if you can't be bothered to type it?

Also, please note that "somewhat" does not equal "completely". HTH.
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Re: 2.9 at a high T2, is biglaw completely out of the question?
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2009, 01:07:35 AM »


y give advice then...would you want someone who is completely ignorant on a subject giving you advice?

I'm up to speed enough. Why ask why if you can't be bothered to type it?

Also, please note that "somewhat" does not equal "completely". HTH.


your comment re the presence of biglaw in miss. and every state shows your complete ignorance.