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Boston College Law and median grades

Boston College Law and median grades
« on: July 22, 2009, 02:37:22 PM »
how is it in this economy?  problem landing firms?  decent enough pay to pay the sticker loans?  thx

Re: Boston College Law and median grades
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 03:36:28 PM »
It's really hard to predict how recruiting will shake out anywhere this year.

Predictions are all over the place.

Re: Boston College Law and median grades
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 06:53:34 AM »
I don't go to BC, but I do go to a T14, and I can tell you that recruiting at my school this past year was by all accounts much worse than any recent year. Same story from people I know at other T14s.

Virtually no one is saying recruiting will be better this upcoming year compared to last year. I would expect it to be tough at any school.

Keep in mind there is a huge gap in pay when you compare big law to everything else. What I'm saying is there aren't a plethora of $70-90K firms out there waiting for you if you don't get biglaw.

See here:

http://www.nalp.org/salarydistrib

From the 2008 graph:

"Collectively, salaries of $40,000 - $65,000 accounted for 42% of reported salaries."

Re: Boston College Law and median grades
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009, 11:16:32 PM »
Umm if this is you and you are a rising 2L right now (it sounds like you're a 0L), then you have a 15% chance of getting a job making over 40k pro-rated for the summer, I would guess.