Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby quakeroats » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:Do you own any bolo ties?



OP here - haha, this is the money question.


I haven't been to Texas in awhile. Please tell me those are only novelty items in 2011.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby GeePee » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:59 pm

Susman's NY office had at least 2 SA's last year.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:11 pm

Interviewed with Susman NYC last year as a rising 2L. Can confirm that they typically hire 1-2 "summer associates" in NYC. The things to know are that Susman does not want you for the full summer, and you won't get an offer at the end of it. Susman brings in law students for a 4-6 week stint on the back-end of a split with another firm (so typically you'll do 8 weeks at your first firm; 6 at Susman). Also, offers are given out only after you clerk, which is pretty much a requirement.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby flcath » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:23 pm

quakeroats has vendettas against an odd assortment of things in life.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:00 pm

flcath wrote:quakeroats has vendettas against an odd assortment of things in life.

UVA and Susman... what else?

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby vamedic03 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Rising 3L. Tippy top of the class at CCN. LR, note/comment published. Worked at V5 in NYC this summer. Applying to clerk on DC and 9. I want to be a trial lawyer. I want to work at Susman. BUT I've never been to Texas. I would work in any of Susman's locations (Seattle, LA, Texas, or NYC). I have to select one location for my 3L OCI bid. Where in the world do I bid? Spent time in LA and NYC, that's it. I just want to maximize my chance at a CB.

Thoughts/comments...help?


Perhaps it would be best to focus on clerkship apps. Why only DC and 9? What about 2? If you want to be a trial lawyer, what about district courts? These would be far better uses of your time.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby quakeroats » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
flcath wrote:quakeroats has vendettas against an odd assortment of things in life.

UVA and Susman... what else?


Vivaldi, NPEs, Adam Sandler, White Zin, etc.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby liLtuneChi » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:19 pm

quakeroats wrote:You're looking at this like a law student. How did you learn about Susman? Was it one of their non-Texas "high stakes trial litigation matters," or did you overhear someone mention the handful of things everyone repeats about Susman?


dude your an idiot

everyone knows Susman is one of the most prestigious firms in the country and its not just law students

I spent the summer at a top firm this year and talked to partners and associates there about what firms around the country they look at as peers. Note that this is one of the more prestigious firms in the country. The same names came up almost everytime. You had you Williams and Connolly's, Wachtell, Cravath, and also Susman.

People know the name and people know what its about. There is nothing wrong with someone saying that Susman is the best. It is one of the best firms in the country. And all lawyers who work at top firms know this.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby gp86 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:32 pm

vamedic03 wrote:Perhaps it would be best to focus on clerkship apps. Why only DC and 9? What about 2? If you want to be a trial lawyer, what about district courts? These would be far better uses of your time.


Because, of course, Susman prefers hot girls and Supreme Court clerks.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby quakeroats » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:41 pm

liLtuneChi wrote:
quakeroats wrote:You're looking at this like a law student. How did you learn about Susman? Was it one of their non-Texas "high stakes trial litigation matters," or did you overhear someone mention the handful of things everyone repeats about Susman?


dude your an idiot

everyone knows Susman is one of the most prestigious firms in the country and its not just law students

I spent the summer at a top firm this year and talked to partners and associates there about what firms around the country they look at as peers. Note that this is one of the more prestigious firms in the country. The same names came up almost everytime. You had you Williams and Connolly's, Wachtell, Cravath, and also Susman.

People know the name and people know what its about. There is nothing wrong with someone saying that Susman is the best. It is one of the best firms in the country. And all lawyers who work at top firms know this.


Be glad they don't count off for spelling, sentence structure, and lack of general writing ability on law exams.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby flcath » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:52 pm

gp86 wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:Perhaps it would be best to focus on clerkship apps. Why only DC and 9? What about 2? If you want to be a trial lawyer, what about district courts? These would be far better uses of your time.


Because, of course, Susman prefers hot girls and Supreme Court clerks.

"and are pleasant to look at"

True candor.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby liLtuneChi » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:02 am

quakeroats wrote:
liLtuneChi wrote:
quakeroats wrote:You're looking at this like a law student. How did you learn about Susman? Was it one of their non-Texas "high stakes trial litigation matters," or did you overhear someone mention the handful of things everyone repeats about Susman?


dude your an idiot

everyone knows Susman is one of the most prestigious firms in the country and its not just law students

I spent the summer at a top firm this year and talked to partners and associates there about what firms around the country they look at as peers. Note that this is one of the more prestigious firms in the country. The same names came up almost everytime. You had you Williams and Connolly's, Wachtell, Cravath, and also Susman.

People know the name and people know what its about. There is nothing wrong with someone saying that Susman is the best. It is one of the best firms in the country. And all lawyers who work at top firms know this.


Be glad they don't count off for spelling, sentence structure, and lack of general writing ability on law exams.


Yeah I'm also glad I'm top 5% and LR at CLS with a decent chance to work at Susman, Wachtell, Cravath, etc.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby turbotong » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:11 am

Well I've been living in Texas for the past 17 years... anything you want to know about it?

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby goodolgil » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:22 am

I don't think you can ask for more than a flame war between quakeroats and liLtuneChi.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby quakeroats » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:57 am

liLtuneChi wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
liLtuneChi wrote:
quakeroats wrote:You're looking at this like a law student. How did you learn about Susman? Was it one of their non-Texas "high stakes trial litigation matters," or did you overhear someone mention the handful of things everyone repeats about Susman?


dude your an idiot

everyone knows Susman is one of the most prestigious firms in the country and its not just law students

I spent the summer at a top firm this year and talked to partners and associates there about what firms around the country they look at as peers. Note that this is one of the more prestigious firms in the country. The same names came up almost everytime. You had you Williams and Connolly's, Wachtell, Cravath, and also Susman.

People know the name and people know what its about. There is nothing wrong with someone saying that Susman is the best. It is one of the best firms in the country. And all lawyers who work at top firms know this.


Be glad they don't count off for spelling, sentence structure, and lack of general writing ability on law exams.


Yeah I'm also glad I'm top 5% and LR at CLS with a decent chance to work at Susman, Wachtell, Cravath, etc.


I know. I think everyone here knows. In fact, that's what I was subtly hinting at.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby quakeroats » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:59 am

goodolgil wrote:I don't think you can ask for more than a flame war between quakeroats and liLtuneChi.


I can think of a thing or two.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:16 am

A few tips about Susman. I did a callback to their main Houston office as a 2L, but did not get an offer. I would not worry about the firm being dependent on Stephen Susman himself - they seem to have done extremely well at recruiting folks who aggressively seek to build their own books of business, and no one I've talked to seemed to have any doubts that the firm would carry on just fine without Stephen Susman.

Bear in mind that the aggressive mindset extends to everything there. Furthermore, their lawyers have an extremely different attitude from your typical Biglaw folks. A lot of people in Biglaw are really only in it for the money, but hate their lives. At Susman, they LIKE working the equivalent of 3000 billables a year. Only the people who thrive on that type of thing will make it there.

Oh, and for recruiting, please realize that a callback isn't worth very much. Unlike most firms, they typically give out dozens and dozens of callbacks for each actual SA spot they have. They have the money to burn, so its probably a decent way for them to get brand publicity among top students.

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Re: Susman - but I've never been to Texas.

Postby BeenDidThat » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:41 am

quakeroats wrote:
liLtuneChi wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
liLtuneChi wrote:
dude your an idiot

everyone knows Susman is one of the most prestigious firms in the country and its not just law students

I spent the summer at a top firm this year and talked to partners and associates there about what firms around the country they look at as peers. Note that this is one of the more prestigious firms in the country. The same names came up almost everytime. You had you Williams and Connolly's, Wachtell, Cravath, and also Susman.

People know the name and people know what its about. There is nothing wrong with someone saying that Susman is the best. It is one of the best firms in the country. And all lawyers who work at top firms know this.


Be glad they don't count off for spelling, sentence structure, and lack of general writing ability on law exams.


Yeah I'm also glad I'm top 5% and LR at CLS with a decent chance to work at Susman, Wachtell, Cravath, etc.


I know. I think everyone here knows. In fact, that's what I was subtly hinting at.


So, that makes you what, a sarcastic dickhead instead of a nitpicky, loser dickhead? Who the fuck cares how he writes on an online forum? You about to submit your writing sample from shit you wrote on TLS? I don't post much anymore, but I felt the need to because you're just that much of a buzz-killing asshole.




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