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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:57 pm

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

V50 firm, market rate.

You work the IP angle?


Absolutely. I have bills to pay.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Renzo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:41 am

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

V50 firm, market rate.

You work the IP angle?


Absolutely. I have bills to pay.

Econ has definitely helped my grades in lawl school, but I sure wish I had me a tech background when it comes to job searching.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby 270910 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:46 am

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

V50 firm, market rate.

You work the IP angle?


Absolutely. I have bills to pay.

Econ has definitely helped my grades in lawl school, but I sure wish I had me a tech background when it comes to job searching.


It's not the end all, be all. Recruiting is a little different, but I know plenty of tech people shut out as 1Ls and plenty of non tech / non urms who pulled something down.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby jerjon2 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:54 am

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

V50 firm, market rate.

You work the IP angle?


Absolutely. I have bills to pay.


Can you say what market the firm is in?

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:11 am

1L at a MVBP
Top 40%
Non-IP/Non-urm

Sent out about 50 Firm Apps
Made it to the second round at 3 mid-market firms
Got an interview at a market V50 through connections, nailed the 1st interview & the call-back. Got the job.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby acdisagod » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:27 am

As a 0L I got a job at firm for the summer for 12$ an hour. Isn't that market rate for a lawyer these days?

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Lawl Shcool » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:16 pm

acdisagod wrote:As a 0L I got a job at firm for the summer for 12$ an hour. Isn't that market rate for a lawyer these days?


Close, im getting 15/hr

Also im considering my 1L job a SA position because it is at a small firm and I get to pick my job title.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby vexion » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:28 pm

JPU wrote:it is at a small firm and I get to pick my job title.

Law Czar.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Aqualibrium » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:36 pm

JPU wrote:
acdisagod wrote:As a 0L I got a job at firm for the summer for 12$ an hour. Isn't that market rate for a lawyer these days?


Close, im getting 15/hr

Also im considering my 1L job a SA position because it is at a small firm and I get to pick my job title.


Market for an SA in a mid-sized market is about 32.50/hour for a 40 hour week (1300/wk).

In larger markets like DC, NY it's about 75/hour for a 40 hour week (3000/wk).

How do I know? Just do an internet search...

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Renzo » Sat May 01, 2010 12:07 am

vexion wrote:
JPU wrote:it is at a small firm and I get to pick my job title.

Law Czar.

I would go for something like "Honors Fellow."

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sat May 01, 2010 7:54 pm

hombredulce wrote:
JPU wrote:
acdisagod wrote:As a 0L I got a job at firm for the summer for 12$ an hour. Isn't that market rate for a lawyer these days?


Close, im getting 15/hr

Also im considering my 1L job a SA position because it is at a small firm and I get to pick my job title.


Market for an SA in a mid-sized market is about 32.50/hour for a 40 hour week (1300/wk).

In larger markets like DC, NY it's about 75/hour for a 40 hour week (3000/wk).

How do I know? Just do an internet search...


I was being facetious with the market rate thing....

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sat May 01, 2010 7:56 pm

Renzo wrote:
vexion wrote:
JPU wrote:it is at a small firm and I get to pick my job title.

Law Czar.

I would go for something like "Honors Fellow."


You think honors fellow > summer associate?

I choose SA because I figured for interviews next year it would stick out like:

"Oh wow he landed a SA spot, not many 1Ls get those so he must be good"

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby 270910 » Sat May 01, 2010 8:13 pm

JPU wrote:
Renzo wrote:
vexion wrote:
JPU wrote:it is at a small firm and I get to pick my job title.

Law Czar.

I would go for something like "Honors Fellow."


You think honors fellow > summer associate?

I choose SA because I figured for interviews next year it would stick out like:

"Oh wow he landed a SA spot, not many 1Ls get those so he must be good"


Solid thinking, JPU.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sun May 02, 2010 5:24 pm

disco_barred wrote:
Solid thinking, JPU.


Thank you good sir.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 02, 2010 11:22 pm

Working in house for a Corporation in Va.
$1700/ week

URM AA Male Harvard
Average Grades
I was rejected from close to 100 firms, 13 of them in my home market which is a secondary market. None of them were hiring 1L's, and 2 basically rolled out the red carpet for me to come visit when I was in town for Christmas and Spring Break

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Renzo » Mon May 03, 2010 12:27 am

JPU wrote:
Renzo wrote:
vexion wrote:
JPU wrote:it is at a small firm and I get to pick my job title.

Law Czar.

I would go for something like "Honors Fellow."


You think honors fellow > summer associate?

I choose SA because I figured for interviews next year it would stick out like:

"Oh wow he landed a SA spot, not many 1Ls get those so he must be good"

Also a good tactic.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby dresden doll » Mon May 03, 2010 12:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:
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.


Word is, Wachtell hired 1 person at my CCN, too. I wonder if we're referring to the same school/person.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Unemployed » Mon May 03, 2010 12:57 am

dresden doll wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
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.


Word is, Wachtell hired 1 person at my CCN, too. I wonder if we're referring to the same school/person.


I'm at the other C.

Edit: Well I guess I outed myself. Doesn't matter. After this semester, I'll be back at median.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby dresden doll » Mon May 03, 2010 12:59 am

Unemployed wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
Word is, Wachtell hired 1 person at my CCN, too. I wonder if we're referring to the same school/person.


I'm at the other C.

Edit: Well I guess I self-outed. Doesn't matter. After this semester, I'll be back at median.


Hah, sorry. Didn't mean to get you to out self.

Also, after this quarter, I'll be below median. So there's that.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Unemployed » Mon May 03, 2010 1:03 am

dresden doll wrote:
Unemployed wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
Word is, Wachtell hired 1 person at my CCN, too. I wonder if we're referring to the same school/person.


I'm at the other C.

Edit: Well I guess I self-outed. Doesn't matter. After this semester, I'll be back at median.


Hah, sorry. Didn't mean to get you to out self.

Also, after this quarter, I'll be below median. So there's that.


It's ok. Employers probably can't tell a difference between a 170 and a 180.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby dresden doll » Mon May 03, 2010 1:05 am

Unemployed wrote:
dresden doll wrote:Hah, sorry. Didn't mean to get you to out self.

Also, after this quarter, I'll be below median. So there's that.


It's ok. Employers probably can't tell a difference between a 170 and a 180.


Oh, U of C helps along by posting relevant info on our transcript. It's all rigor, man.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Unemployed » Mon May 03, 2010 1:07 am

dresden doll wrote:
Unemployed wrote:
dresden doll wrote:Hah, sorry. Didn't mean to get you to out self.

Also, after this quarter, I'll be below median. So there's that.


It's ok. Employers probably can't tell a difference between a 170 and a 180.


Oh, U of C helps along by posting relevant info on our transcript. It's all rigor, man.


Oh, Chicago and its rigor. And Harold's Chicken.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby dresden doll » Mon May 03, 2010 1:11 am

Unemployed wrote:
dresden doll wrote:Oh, U of C helps along by posting relevant info on our transcript. It's all rigor, man.


Oh, Chicago and its rigor. And Harold's Chicken.


And boozing between 3 and 5 every Friday (or Thursday, whenever Wine Mess happens to be scheduled). Rigorous boozing, I note.

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Re: 2010 Paid SAs for 1Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 05, 2010 11:40 am

Top 15% at T25
Non-URM
Some previous work experience in non-related field

Small Boutique firm, under 1K a week. Got it on my own by looking up mid size firms in the area and blanketing them with resumes and cover letters. Obviously not market, but this was the only paying offer I received. The best thing is that the partners are all either BigLaw or DOJ alum. or both and I get to work closely with them (at least that's what they said) since the firm is so small (under 15 attorneys). I think it will be me and one other SA..




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