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Lewis & Clark

Lewis & Clark
« on: November 28, 2005, 07:04:26 PM »
Does anyone have any information on starting salaries for recent graduates in private practice? I haven't been able to find any data for this school.  Thanks

mrniceguy

Re: Lewis & Clark
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2005, 08:07:53 PM »
I don't know but I'll give this caveat. Lewis & Clark is known for environmental law which doesn't pay well. So if the salaries are low I'd keep that in mind.

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Re: Lewis & Clark
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2005, 08:28:26 PM »
Does anyone have any information on starting salaries for recent graduates in private practice? I haven't been able to find any data for this school.  Thanks

i can give you the states i have from my books:

1) The Princeton review 159 best law schools (2005):
average starting salary is $50, 568.
*** note: 18% government, 44% private, 11% public interest, 14% judicial clerkships, %12 bussiness

2) USN&WR Ultimate Guide to Law schools (2005):
doesn't list it, sorry :(

I am looking into Lewis & Clark, because i am becoming increasingly interested in animal law and L&C has a good environmental program i just dunno about the west coast factor (NYer = rip biggie).

anyway, it seems pretty sweet if you ask me... its basically inside a national park within the city of Portland, it's considered VERY laidback and liberal, but i heard parking is a female dog.

snikrep

Re: Lewis & Clark
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2005, 08:35:09 PM »
It's a very pretty school, Portland is a great city to live in.

Big law in Portland runs around $85-90k for first-years (some even go as high as $115k, but with higher billable hour requirements).  If you want environmental law - U. of Oregon is also a good one for that (I saw that Harvard's environmental law people went to a conference in Eugene, so there must be something good there).

If you venture outside of Portland down to a place like Salem (the capitol of Oregon), you can count on half the salary.

Re: Lewis & Clark
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2005, 05:23:53 PM »
Do you have any stats on what percentage of graduates actually get big law jobs in Portland?