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shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:12 pm

I got a second round interview with a small firm (not that small - about 20 attorneys...) in NYC.

The entry pay is not that "great," more like the 90-100K range.

The firm is owned and dominated by non-Americans and does international transactions reversed M & A stuff. I will be among the few Americans working there if they offer me a place.

would you consider this shitlaw? the work is very new to me. sounds better than PI and ID work.
I am interested in the types of work, but I am not sure if this is the place where I want to stay forever. If I want to lateral to a "better" firm down the road, is it even possible?

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Re: shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby Grizz » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:would you consider this shitlaw?

Does it matter? I'm assuming you don't have a job.

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Re: shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby Grizz » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The entry pay is not that "great," more like the 90-100K range.

Also, LOL

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Re: shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:20 pm

90-100k in NY is very low. Consider COL. You will survive of course, but between taxes, NYC COL, and paying back loans you are going to be cutting it close.

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Re: shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:21 pm

I do have a job. It is finance-related and pays about the same amount of money.

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Re: shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:22 pm

I don't have loans to pay back.

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Re: shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby de5igual » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I do have a job. It is finance-related and pays about the same amount of money.


then it goes back to the age-old question, "do you want to be a lawyer?"

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Re: shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:28 pm

Grizz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:would you consider this shitlaw?

Does it matter? I'm assuming you don't have a job.


this is very helpful.

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Re: shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby Grizz » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:30 pm

f0bolous wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I do have a job. It is finance-related and pays about the same amount of money.


then it goes back to the age-old question, "do you want to be a lawyer?"

TCR.

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Re: shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:35 pm

Grizz wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I do have a job. It is finance-related and pays about the same amount of money.


then it goes back to the age-old question, "do you want to be a lawyer?"

TCR.


thank you so much :lol:

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Re: shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:02 pm

this is very helpful. thank you.

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Re: shitlaw (?) and lateral options

Postby MrAnon » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:09 am

you won't lateral to a "better" firm. You may end up working for one of their clients.




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