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2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby vexion » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:16 pm

So, did any 1L TLSers land a paid SA at a firm this summer?

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:11 pm

I'll be working at IP firm...BS/MS in EE + work experience

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby mochafury » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:18 pm

Salary range for us curious 0Ls?

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:33 pm

NLJ250 firm in a smaller market. Not IP. $2K/week, which is market rate for the area.

Edit: T10, non-URM.

Edit #2: emailed about 15 firms in the same city. Most weren't hiring 1L's. Got 2 interviews over break. Got an offer from one before grades came out, accepted and withdrew from consideration for the other one. Oddly enough I had a connection to the one I withdrew from, but not the one that actually made me an offer.

Edit #3: there'll be at least 3 other 1L SA's at the office I'm working at. All are from T10 or higher schools.
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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:36 pm

V50 $3,076/week. Didn't take it though. Damn my newly found interest in public service.

Edit: Non-URM. ~3.9 GPA at CCN. Interviewed for 10 firm jobs, only got one offer (through connections). The rest went to URM's. Come to think of it, the spot I turned down also went to a URM.
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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby hubtubrub » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:V50 $3,076/week. Didn't take it though. Damn my newly found interest in public service.


how did you get the v50 job? tips?

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby expat » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:38 pm

Thanks to everyone who is sharing. Any chance we could get school (or at least range) with these? Also, URM status?

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Renzo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:40 pm

expat wrote:Thanks to everyone who is sharing. Any chance we could get school (or at least range) with these? Also, URM status?

This is crucial, based on my anecdotal experience of where my T6 classmates ended up.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Rand M. » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:43 pm

Renzo wrote:
expat wrote:Thanks to everyone who is sharing. Any chance we could get school (or at least range) with these? Also, URM status?

This is crucial, based on my anecdotal experience of where my T6 classmates ended up.


I wonder if you can speak about that. Does it seem to make more or less difference the higher you go? I mean, is the difference in outcomes more or less pronounced as you move from T3-T6-T14?

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby romothesavior » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:45 pm

Would also be nice to hear how you got the job. I'd like to distinguish between the crowd who called their dad's college best friend who is a partner in the firm, and the people who got them based on grades/mailing/networking on their own.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby phoenix323 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:46 pm

romothesavior wrote:Would also be nice to hear how you got the job. I'd like to distinguish between the crowd who called their dad's college best friend who is a partner in the firm, and the people who got them based on grades/mailing/networking on their own.


This.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Renzo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:V50 $3,076/week. Didn't take it though. Damn my newly found interest in public service.

Edit: Non-URM. ~3.9 GPA at CCN. Interviewed for 10 firm jobs, only got one offer (through connections). The rest went to URM's. Come to think of it, the spot I turned down also went to a URM.

I think the edited post pretty much sums it up.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby romothesavior » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:51 pm

I do know a non-urm girl who got a big firm gig from UIUC. No idea how she got it.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:51 pm

Non-urm, market salary / major legal market, used connections, pristine grades, T14 law school, unfathomable number of dings first including places I had stronger connections. Job market sucks.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:55 pm

Renzo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:V50 $3,076/week. Didn't take it though. Damn my newly found interest in public service.

Edit: Non-URM. ~3.9 GPA at CCN. Interviewed for 10 firm jobs, only got one offer (through connections). The rest went to URM's. Come to think of it, the spot I turned down also went to a URM.

I think the edited post pretty much sums it up.


Self-correction (I'm the V50 poster): Word is, Wachtell actually hired 1 URM and 1 Asian at my CCN.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:59 pm

Non-URM, MVP, top 5%. Got 5 firm offers, accepted one at 2k/week, mkt. rate. One offer through connections (the one I accepted), 3 through on campus interviewing and one through a random resume drop. Got a stack of rejections though (all major markets- NY, DC, Chicago, etc...)

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:28 pm

non-URM T10 median. ~$20/hr job half-time. connections

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:46 pm

I know a non-URM at my CCN who got a gig with a market-paying boutique. He's probably #1 in the 1L class though.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:00 am

Texas must be doing better.....Off the top of my head I know 5 kids in my section alone with market gigs... all non URM.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:Texas must be doing better.....Off the top of my head I know 5 kids in my section alone with market gigs... all non URM.


I actually know at least 4 non-URMs in my section at a T10 with 1L market rate firm jobs. But each has a fairly unique story: ties to a (secondary) geographic area and/or legal connections, generally coupled with good grades.

A lot depends on firm practice regarding 1Ls. The bigger the firm, the less likely they ever were to take (many) 1Ls over the summer, much less ITE. Secondary markets thus consistently fared better, so it doesn't surprise me that Texas had a lot of slots for 1Ls relative to say DC or NYC.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Renzo » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:Texas must be doing better.....Off the top of my head I know 5 kids in my section alone with market gigs... all non URM.

Are URMs allowed to go to law school in Texas?

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby matrix637 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:53 am

Renzo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Texas must be doing better.....Off the top of my head I know 5 kids in my section alone with market gigs... all non URM.

Are URMs allowed to go to law school in Texas?


have you been to Austin?

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Renzo » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:00 pm

matrix637 wrote:
Renzo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Texas must be doing better.....Off the top of my head I know 5 kids in my section alone with market gigs... all non URM.

Are URMs allowed to go to law school in Texas?


have you been to Austin?

Yeah. Are stinky hippies URMs?

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:14 pm

Lower T14, top 20%, EE, non-URM.

V50 firm, market rate.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Renzo » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Lower T14, top 20%, EE, non-URM.

V50 firm, market rate.

You work the IP angle?




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