The End of Biglaw?

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NoJob
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The End of Biglaw?

Postby NoJob » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:55 pm

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So, what's next lemmings? Family law? DUI defense? Or set the world on fire at doc review?

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Nulli Secundus
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Re: The End of Biglaw?

Postby Nulli Secundus » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:04 pm

NoJob wrote:http://www.observer.com/2011/real-estate/rude-discovery-big-law-big-disappointment?page=0

So, what's next lemmings? Family law? DUI defense? Or set the world on fire at doc review?


Yo, NoJob, you were a better troll in the past.

University of South Carolina (#104) grad looking for jerbs in New York and failing. Hmmm. I would say "Nothing to see here, move along, citizen."

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Re: The End of Biglaw?

Postby Ginj » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:05 pm

NoJob wrote:http://www.observer.com/2011/real-estate/rude-discovery-big-law-big-disappointment?page=0

So, what's next lemmings? Family law? DUI defense? Or set the world on fire at doc review?


That's sweet of you, pumpkin.

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Re: The End of Biglaw?

Postby CMDantes » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:09 pm

This post is completely surprising.

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AreJay711
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Re: The End of Biglaw?

Postby AreJay711 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:11 pm

Well I couldn't help but to see this line:
The wistful Southern brunette rested one elbow on the table, a delicate engagement ring catching the sunlight.


Given how delicate is another word for small, this chick is just doing it all wrong.

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paratactical
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Re: The End of Biglaw?

Postby paratactical » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:19 pm

AreJay711 wrote:Well I couldn't help but to see this line:
The wistful Southern brunette rested one elbow on the table, a delicate engagement ring catching the sunlight.


Given how delicate is another word for small, this chick is just doing it all wrong.

Win.

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Re: The End of Biglaw?

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:22 pm

Ginj wrote:
NoJob wrote:http://www.observer.com/2011/real-estate/rude-discovery-big-law-big-disappointment?page=0

So, what's next lemmings? Family law? DUI defense? Or set the world on fire at doc review?


That's sweet of you, pumpkin.


your tar made me smile.

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gbpackerbacker
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Re: The End of Biglaw?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:24 pm

Funny how the article predicts an end of a biglaw era while conceding that "her fiancé, who went to a more highly regarded law school, found a job at a prestigious midtown firm..." South Carolina Grad can't get a job in NYC and that is news? That wouldn't have been news in 2003. Perhaps she can move to SoCal and convince some firm that she has a degree from USC.

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Re: The End of Biglaw?

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:37 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:Funny how the article predicts an end of a biglaw era while conceding that "her fiancé, who went to a more highly regarded law school, found a job at a prestigious midtown firm..." South Carolina Grad can't get a job in NYC and that is news? That wouldn't have been news in 2003. Perhaps she can move to SoCal and convince some firm that she has a degree from USC.

I was just wondering if OP actually read the article.

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Re: The End of Biglaw?

Postby emmbar53 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:12 pm

In this article we discover:

-South Carolina grads don't do well in NYC biglaw (shocking, I know).
-The legal market suffered when the economy suffered (again, quite shocking).
-50 of 300 current 3Ls at NYU who are looking for private firm work have not found a job yet. Another way of saying that is 5 out of 6 NYU students who want biglaw have already secured such jobs before graduating (and that's bad?).
-People who describe themselves as not being "especially passionate about being a lawyer" tend to struggle in NYC, a ridiculously competitive market.


Thanks for the find, OP. I was just about to send in my South Carolina deposit and then go shopping for some Manhattan apartments.




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