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Firm Start and End Dates

Postby nyu2012 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:08 pm

Trying to plan some vacations but still have not heard anything about start or end dates from my firm. I was wondering if others have heard and if you could post your firm's start/end dates so that I have at least an idea of where to expect. Thanks!

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby nyu2012 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:16 pm

Oops did not mean to post this anonymously.

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Trying to plan some vacations but still have not heard anything about start or end dates from my firm. I was wondering if others have heard and if you could post your firm's start/end dates so that I have at least an idea of where to expect. Thanks!



I'll be at an NYC firm. Mine starts the end of May (like May 31st since May 30th is Memorial Day?) to August 5th (Friday of first week in August). Thus, my program is about 10 weeks. Many programs, I think, are 8 weeks though?

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby Jessep » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:32 pm

Most programs are finished by the first or second week in August.

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby Sup Kid » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:38 pm

I have concrete knowledge about five firms in NYC (all between V10 and V40). Each firm is offering a maximum 10 week summer (with a few firms offering an option of 8 or 10 weeks, none are only 8 weeks), and they all begin on either May 16th or May 23rd, thus ending no later than the end of July. FWIW.

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:39 am

Sup Kid wrote:I have concrete knowledge about five firms in NYC (all between V10 and V40). Each firm is offering a maximum 10 week summer (with a few firms offering an option of 8 or 10 weeks, none are only 8 weeks), and they all begin on either May 16th or May 23rd, thus ending no later than the end of July. FWIW.

I can second this. nyc. 10 weeks. may 16.

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:51 am

nyu2012 wrote:Oops did not mean to post this anonymously.

Easy enough to fix, thanks for noting it.

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby imchuckbass58 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:52 pm

My firm offers minimum 8, max 12, ending August 5th. So earliest you can start is may 16th, latest is June 13.

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby nyu2012 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:05 am

Interesting to know. Since NYU's finals go through May 17, I assume I would not start until May 23rd. Thanks for the info!

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby A&O » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:40 am

Summer programs don't usually extend into August unless you want them to (i.e., you're working in a program that can be 12 weeks long at your election). I would personally work the two extra weeks; that's $6,100! But it's all up to you.

Incidentally, there are firms that let you do up to 14 weeks. Irell once allowed summers to do as many weeks as they wanted, though I hear they've now made it 10 weeks for everyone.

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:04 pm

Summer Program will begin on Monday, May 23, 2011 and will conclude on Friday, July 29, 2011.

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby pu_golf88 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:11 pm

Besides money, is it more advantageous to stay longer if possible?

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby A&O » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:16 pm

pu_golf88 wrote:Besides money, is it more advantageous to stay longer if possible?


Not really. If it's at one of the firms I think it's at, you'll just get your offer at your exit interview.

And don't discount the opportunity to work part-time for these firms. I know many who were offered such positions for 3L year after the summer.

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby somewhatwayward » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:29 pm

^
it's possible to work part-time at a firm?

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:33 pm

My firm (NYC v50) is doing 12 weeks. Is that no longer the norm?

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Re: Firm Start and End Dates

Postby Sup Kid » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My firm (NYC v50) is doing 12 weeks. Is that no longer the norm?

The norm seems to be 10 weeks this year. Back in 2007, firms were doing 12 weeks (or more), but ITE, most people are happy that they a) have a biglaw job and b) are making ~$30k. Even with the slight rebound this year some firms are only offering 8 weeks (and thus SA's are making $6k less).




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