Fresh Prince wrote: minnbills wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Yup. I interviewed with them at OCI. A bizarre experience, to say the least. Their $175k thing seemed like a poorly thought-out, cynical attempt to get overqualified students... anyone who chooses a firm like D&S over a reputable place for an extra $15k deserves what they get.
I love how most of their partners aren't even HYSCCN.
It would suck to get hired at 70k when other first years are making 175, what an awful climate that must be.
You realize that this is essentially the situation at Paul Weiss, where staff attorneys make 60k and associates start at 160k??? This is the situation at many other big law firms, and the trend is increasing.
This may just be specific to my summer firm (V5), but I was under the impression that staff attorneys aren't on a "make the team, be terminated, or further demoted" basis like Duval seems to be offering here. Where I summered there were plenty of staff/contract attorneys, but no one perceived them as competing to "make the team." Maybe they thought they were, but when asking around, there was only like one person ever hired as associate from staff/contract attorney. Several of them seemed like really smart people from good schools who just had bad luck during the recession and were trying to make ends meet while continuing their legal employment search.