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UCLA Law School

For getting into biglaw, how good it is? mrlollipop12/05/17
Better than Loyola or Pepperdine. Same as Univ of Southern C ambulancechaser201312/05/17
Can I assume you got into UCLA law school? isthisit12/05/17
You'll still have to do well at UCLA to get into biglaw. Yo newyorkcity12/05/17
I think you could waltz into a big insurance defense firm. B ambulancechaser201312/05/17
https://www.lstreports.com/schools/ ucla/ bucwild12/05/17
sticker is a risky proposition, but not a bad decision dingbat12/05/17
This is really disappointing news about UCLA. I remember wh trijocker12/05/17
I attended UCLA/USC for law-school. The placement into big-l interveningrights12/06/17
30% is pretty low. Remember you are competing with other you mrlollipop12/06/17
mrlollipop (Dec 5, 2017 - 2:21 am)

For getting into biglaw, how good it is?

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ambulancechaser2013 (Dec 5, 2017 - 2:50 pm)

Better than Loyola or Pepperdine. Same as Univ of Southern California.

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isthisit (Dec 5, 2017 - 2:53 pm)

Can I assume you got into UCLA law school?

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newyorkcity (Dec 5, 2017 - 2:57 pm)

You'll still have to do well at UCLA to get into biglaw.
You'll still have to rank probably in top 40%.
Getting into mid-law or Government agency should be easier though.

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ambulancechaser2013 (Dec 5, 2017 - 3:24 pm)

I think you could waltz into a big insurance defense firm. But that’s not what you asked. I agree, top 50% for real Big Law, and real mid law can happen from day one (no 2-3 years necessary at a a Big Law firm). You can still screw up UCLA but you will be given many mulligans. Congrats if you got in.

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bucwild (Dec 5, 2017 - 3:28 pm)

https://www.lstreports.com/schools/ucla/

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dingbat (Dec 5, 2017 - 3:58 pm)

sticker is a risky proposition, but not a bad decision

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trijocker (Dec 5, 2017 - 6:38 pm)

This is really disappointing news about UCLA.
I remember when it was considered a top CA law school
When I checked out the debt to income ratio on another post, it said UCLA grads make 152k annually and owe 125k with a 1.2 ratio.

Someone asked me whether they should go to UCLA or go to their in state schools in Florida where the public law schools are 20 k per year. Initially I would have recommended biting the bullet and paying 55k out of state tuition at UCLA. But if grads are only going to end up doing PI defense out of UCLA, they might as well choose a cheap in state alternative.

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interveningrights (Dec 6, 2017 - 2:21 pm)

I attended UCLA/USC for law-school. The placement into big-law is really more for the top 30% of the class. That is the general cut-off for non-lottery OCI choices. The rest either get lucky or have a connection to a firm.

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mrlollipop (Dec 6, 2017 - 8:05 pm)

30% is pretty low. Remember you are competing with other young smart kids for grades to

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