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Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby 730 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:12 am

If someone wanted to get into Big Law. What hobbies would look the best. Are there are hobbies that help during networking receptions? It seems sports are quite popular among associates.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:15 am

Get to ze lounge!

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby HBK » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:16 am

I don't know if it will get you a job, but I've always found if there's a lull in the conversation, a lot of big law associates and partners love to talk about college football (if they went to a football school for undergrad or LS).

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby 730 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:16 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:Get to ze lounge!



The lounge is for random postings, this is employment related.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:17 am

tag

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:19 am

Golf and racing Porsches.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:22 am

730 wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:Get to ze lounge!



The lounge is for random postings, this is employment related.


Meh, kind of. It would be more "employment related" if the question was "how do I BS with biglaw hiring managers"?

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby missinglink » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:23 am

Models and bottles.
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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby Ignatius Reilly » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:23 am

missinglink wrote:Models and bottles.


(IDK)


i thought that was ibanking

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:24 am

Ignatius Reilly wrote:
missinglink wrote:Models and bottles.


(IDK)


i thought that was ibanking


I think it includes lawyers who couldn't become ibankers.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:24 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
730 wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:Get to ze lounge!



The lounge is for random postings, this is employment related.


Meh, kind of. It would be more "employment related" if the question was "how to BS with biglaw hiring managers."


The lounge sucks... keep it in here.

Is squash/racquetball a common big law hobby?
Anything else non-athletic?

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby Grizz » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:27 am

Working like a slave.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:27 am

You should definitely try to get in to collecting European sports cars.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby Ignatius Reilly » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:31 am

I would think golf and just being a relaxed/fun person to be around. Biglaw lawyers are people too, in the end they just want to drink, shoot the shit, and chase women

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby oxygenate » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:32 am

If I don't know how to play golf or anything about football, should I start learning them from now on...?

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:32 am

so many a$$holes on tls. answer the freakin question.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby Grizz » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:36 am

BlakcMajikc wrote:so many a$$holes on tls. answer the freakin question.


u mad?

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby dr123 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:37 am

Why not just choose hobbies that you're actually interested in?

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:38 am

BlakcMajikc wrote:so many a$$holes on tls. answer the freakin question.


Fact: the majority of TLS users are not biglaw associates. Many of the active users are 0L's and 1L's with no knowledge of the habits of biglaw attorneys. You get what you get.

Edit: preposition fail.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:42 am

rad law wrote:
BlakcMajikc wrote:so many a$$holes on tls. answer the freakin question.


u mad?


no annoyed and in a bad mood. i dislike the packers ;)

I actually though this was a good topic. I just got personally invested and interested in long distance touring (cycling), but that seems to be more of a tree hugger hobby... I am underemployed until the fall, so I figured I would pick up another interesting but useful hobby.

Also, my MBA program had subsidized golf lessons... it was deemed that important for networking. I figured this would be a good thread to get some perspectives.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:43 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
BlakcMajikc wrote:so many a$$holes on tls. answer the freakin question.


Fact: the majority of TLS users are not biglaw associates. Many of the active users are 0L's and 1L's with no knowledge of the habits of biglaw attorneys. You get what you get.

Edit: preposition fail.


Lol. True.... another night on tls.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:44 am

And now, the correct answer:

Big Law lawyers don't have time for hobbies.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:45 am

BlakcMajikc wrote:Also, my MBA program had subsidized golf lessons... it was deemed that important for networking. I figured this would be a good thread to get some perspectives.


Your MBA program was giving sage advice. I caddied at a country club for a number of years. Being able to at least not look like an idiot on the golf course is quite important. I remember quite a few young attorneys who played a round with partners.

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby Veyron » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:45 am

I just ask the biglaw attorneys about their practice when at receptions. Far more interesting than bullshitting about football. I can tell that they are relieved as well not to have to try to make biglaw sound "relaxed" and "lifestyle oriented."

This is also a good idea because the only way that receptions actually help you get jobs is by yielding information that can lead to better interviewing. Its not like the partner is going to be like "oh Veyron was a cool guy when I met him a year ago, better give him zee job."

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Re: Best Hobbies for Big Law

Postby Ignatius Reilly » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:02 am

Veyron wrote:I just ask the biglaw attorneys about their practice when at receptions. Far more interesting than bullshitting about football. I can tell that they are relieved as well not to have to try to make biglaw sound "relaxed" and "lifestyle oriented."

This is also a good idea because the only way that receptions actually help you get jobs is by yielding information that can lead to better interviewing. Its not like the partner is going to be like "oh Veyron was a cool guy when I met him a year ago, better give him zee job."


However it is important for partner....you gotta make it rain




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