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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:46 am

doyleoil wrote:
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doyleoil wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have no idea what to do with it.


yes you do - do it


I have to, don't I? Unless I manage to really F up this semester.

I'm just trying to get a ballpark figure for this firm. Top 20%? Top 15%? Higher?


jesus christ, nobody knows - at any school - put your damn head down and power through your classes - you'll have plenty of damn time in july to think about fall oci


True enough. Tell me you're never up at night over this stuff? I think I worry more than I study, and that's no mean statement at all.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:True enough. Tell me you're never up at night over this stuff? I think I worry more than I study, and that's no mean statement at all.

1) Convert worry time into study time
2) Ace your finals
3) PROFIT

...hey, I finally figured out what step 2 is!

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:49 am

vanwinkle wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:True enough. Tell me you're never up at night over this stuff? I think I worry more than I study, and that's no mean statement at all.

1) Convert worry time into study time
2) Ace your finals
3) PROFIT

...hey, I finally figured out what step 2 is!


Step 2--> let's do this thing. :mrgreen:

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby doyleoil » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:Tell me you're never up at night over this stuff?


not yet (and based on your hints you shouldn't be either)

then again, there's a lot of class, and a lot of tests, and a lot of foreclosures, and a lot of government spending, and not a lot of consumer spending, before august

so maybe i shouldn't sleep like i do

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:57 am

edit: never mind
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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:59 am

thesealocust wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm just trying to get a ballpark figure for this firm. Top 20%? Top 15%? Higher?

This is a terrible question for TLS, and an excellent question for your school's career services office. They'll have wonderful data for things like this.

Career services isn't there to tell you it'll all be okay and give you hugs, though.

Maybe if they offered those services people would like them more.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby doyleoil » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:01 am

vanwinkle wrote:Career services isn't there to tell you it'll all be okay and give you hugs, though.


this is a half-truth - career services is there to tell you it'll all be okay and keep you from starting a fucking riot

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:02 am

doyleoil wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Tell me you're never up at night over this stuff?


not yet (and based on your hints you shouldn't be either)

then again, there's a lot of class, and a lot of tests, and a lot of foreclosures, and a lot of government spending, and not a lot of consumer spending, before august

so maybe i shouldn't sleep like i do


The only thing recently foreclosed upon has been my sanity. At least that's the way it feels. :oops: I might have lucked out, and I won't take this for granted in the least.

You won't need to worry as I do, but worrying seems to be the native occupation of law students, at least in my experience.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby articulably suspect » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:
doyleoil wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have no idea what to do with it.


yes you do - do it


I have to, don't I? Unless I manage to really F up this semester.

I'm just trying to get a ballpark figure for this firm. Top 20%? Top 15%? Higher?


I agree with everyone, bust your ass and ace your finals.

That said, as someone who is also very interested in PI, I've always said that if I had the opportunity I would consider an SA position. I'm pretty sure I would much rather spend my time making less and enthusiastically working my tail off everyday in the public sector. However, how do I know I would absolutely loathe Biglaw/private sector without giving it a shot?

If you end up enjoying it, hey, getting paid a hefty salary doing something you enjoy isn't so bad. In the mean time, first things first, good luck.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:17 am

ejjones wrote:
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doyleoil wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have no idea what to do with it.


yes you do - do it


I have to, don't I? Unless I manage to really F up this semester.

I'm just trying to get a ballpark figure for this firm. Top 20%? Top 15%? Higher?


I agree with everyone, bust your ass and ace your finals.

That said, as someone who is also very interested in PI, I've always said that if I had the opportunity I would consider an SA position. I'm pretty sure I would much rather spend my time making less and enthusiastically working my tail off everyday in the public sector. However, how do I know I would absolutely loathe Biglaw/private sector without giving it a shot?

If you end up enjoying it, hey, getting paid a hefty salary doing something you enjoy isn't so bad. In the mean time, first things first, good luck.


Thank you. Nothing left for either of us but to make it happen!

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby nealric » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:45 am

That is some damn fine detective work.


Except the misspelling of "Stroock". Think of penguins that have been angered!

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby underdawg » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:00 pm

lol i think it's funny you think THIS biglaw firm is different

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:47 pm

I interviewed at Sheppard Mullin this last fall and got an offer at one of their smaller CA offices. I ended up taking a different offer, but I really liked them a lot. I am top 15-20% (3.7 GPA) or so at a t-20 that doesn't place well in CA, but I am from there, so ties made the difference I think. I also have about 5 years of good work experience, which included high-dollar negotiating, which I think they liked b/c of their banking practice. I got the feeling the 2000 hours was a realistic representation of what you bill in a typical year. Everyone there seemed to enjoy what they do.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:49 pm

underdawg wrote:lol i think it's funny you think THIS biglaw firm is different

Instead of briefs and billable hours, it's puppies and rainbows.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby pany1985 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:11 am

I hear they actually have a very well-respected puppy law division

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:07 pm

Sheppard Mullin has a very unusual and specialized practice area dedicated to that which I studied in UG. They aren't the only firm with this specialty, but they are one of a fairly small number.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby blurbz » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sheppard Mullin has a very unusual and specialized practice area dedicated to that which I studied in UG. They aren't the only firm with this specialty, but they are one of a fairly small number.



Fashion?

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:17 pm

Anonymous User leads to some funny situations. If there are two AU posts in a row, I always wonder, is it two people anonymously having a conversation, or one AU person anonymously conversing with him/herself? :D

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby Helmholtz » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:22 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Anonymous User leads to some funny situations. If there are two AU posts in a row, I always wonder, is it two people anonymously having a conversation, or one AU person anonymously conversing with him/herself? :D


This has happened before, but not ITT.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:03 pm

blurbz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Sheppard Mullin has a very unusual and specialized practice area dedicated to that which I studied in UG. They aren't the only firm with this specialty, but they are one of a fairly small number.



Fashion?


Yes. They also run CLEs focused on this area. I didn't think I wanted anything more to do with fashion, but after talking to the people at the firm, I'm going to bid on them and see what happens.

I have now achieved a double anonymity fail-- Renzo would be so proud.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby ravens20 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
blurbz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Sheppard Mullin has a very unusual and specialized practice area dedicated to that which I studied in UG. They aren't the only firm with this specialty, but they are one of a fairly small number.



Fashion?


Yes. They also run CLEs focused on this area. I didn't think I wanted anything more to do with fashion, but after talking to the people at the firm, I'm going to bid on them and see what happens.

I have now achieved a double anonymity fail-- Renzo would be so proud.


So then you're definitely OperaSoprano...

As someone who is also kind of interested in public interest, I'm wondering what made you decide on the private firm route after previously being so committed to doing public interest and paying it off through IBR/LRAP? I don't really expect you to answer or anything but I'm curious.

Either way, best of luck to you at your eventual firm bid.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:19 pm

ravens20 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
blurbz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Sheppard Mullin has a very unusual and specialized practice area dedicated to that which I studied in UG. They aren't the only firm with this specialty, but they are one of a fairly small number.



Fashion?


Yes. They also run CLEs focused on this area. I didn't think I wanted anything more to do with fashion, but after talking to the people at the firm, I'm going to bid on them and see what happens.

I have now achieved a double anonymity fail-- Renzo would be so proud.


So then you're definitely OperaSoprano...

As someone who is also kind of interested in public interest, I'm wondering what made you decide on the private firm route after previously being so committed to doing public interest and paying it off through IBR/LRAP? I don't really expect you to answer or anything but I'm curious.

Either way, best of luck to you at your eventual firm bid.


I'm definitely not 100% committed to anything. I was quite certain I would hate firm culture, so I was surprised by how friendly and helpful the associates were. They really made me want to come work for them, which was probably the point.

I am very torn right now, because working for an organization I care about means a great deal to me. My biglaw eligibility, such as it is, will depend on good things happening this semester. I don't know that any firm would ever be interested in me, no matter how I do, and I love my current nonprofit internship, so I honestly have to tell you that I don't have all the answers yet.

Vanwinkle usually has better answers than I do; you should ask him.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby solidsnake » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:21 pm

LOL@ OS getting outed by the third post. At least she's not gunning for CIA.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby blurbz » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:34 pm

Ha--I just re-read my post and I want to let it be known that I didn't want it to come off as mean as it did: I was legitimately curious about a fashion firm--partly because I laughed a little when I though that it might be a kind of boutique firm...


Anyway--You clearly had an interest in fashion at some point so it's not too surprising that you want to go back to it, albeit in a completely different manner. More power to you for knowing what you want! It's far more than I can say for myself at this point.

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Re: I have a crush on a biglaw firm

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:24 am

blurbz wrote:Ha--I just re-read my post and I want to let it be known that I didn't want it to come off as mean as it did: I was legitimately curious about a fashion firm--partly because I laughed a little when I though that it might be a kind of boutique firm...


Anyway--You clearly had an interest in fashion at some point so it's not too surprising that you want to go back to it, albeit in a completely different manner. More power to you for knowing what you want! It's far more than I can say for myself at this point.


I'm not sure what I want, but we don't have to decide yet. Observationalist once told me to try everything in law school, and I hope to do so.

solidsnake: The CIA is right out.




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