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Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:49 pm

Is there a record of the first 1L to land a biglaw job? How soon after Dec 1st does it happen?

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is there a record of the first 1L to land a biglaw job? How soon after Dec 1st does it happen?

It happens before December 1st. People ignore the rules and people who get into biglaw as a 1L generally have a connection to the firm that is so strong they are guaranteed the job before they submit the resume. My roommate 1L year got a federal district internship offer the first week of November because his parents knew the judge.

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:21 pm

Midlaw, not biglaw, but I had an offer from a previous employer before 1L even started and another offer in January.

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:10 am

my boy got in to Michigan, but USC offered him a 3/4 scholly + a guaranteed 1L Summer Associate position at Sidley Austin (LA office)! So he had his 1L SA set up before starting law school. In case you are wondering, he got an offer from Sidley for his 2L, but left that and went to Gibson Dunn (LA) for his 2L SA. BOSS.

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby SuperCool23 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:35 am

Was your son 1L gig @sid included in his financial aid package, if so how?

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby thelawyler » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:04 am

SuperCool23 wrote:Was your son 1L gig @sid included in his financial aid package, if so how?

Pretty sure she is talking about his/her boyfriend.

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:38 am

Your son/lover should have gone to Michigan.

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby SilverE2 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:50 am

Son/lover/boyfriend

This thread sure took a weird turn.

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby ChiCity22 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:01 am

:shock: Hes talking about his friend, I way underestimated the social awkwardness of law students before enrolling.

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby c3pO4 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:03 am

thelawyler wrote:
SuperCool23 wrote:Was your son 1L gig @sid included in his financial aid package, if so how?

Pretty sure she is talking about his/her boyfriend.


Pretty sure you are a dumbass. Boy = friend. Son can mean the same thing.

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby piccolittle » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:01 am

EDIT: I searched a little harder and found some good answers to this.

Anyone know the kind of trouble you/firms can get in for violating the Dec. 1 restriction?

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby zomginternets » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:USC offered him a guaranteed 1L Summer Associate position at Sidley Austin


So wait, somehow USC got Sidley Austin to guarantee a job offer to a prospective student (presumably without any interview and most definitely without any law school grades)?

No one else finds this suspect?

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby 3L Student » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:33 am

I remember hearing about that. Sidley sponsored a scholarship at USC or something a few years back, and maybe they are still doing it.

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby Curious1 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:33 am

zomginternets wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:USC offered him a guaranteed 1L Summer Associate position at Sidley Austin


So wait, somehow USC got Sidley Austin to guarantee a job offer to a prospective student (presumably without any interview and most definitely without any law school grades)?

No one else finds this suspect?


Well USC does have the Rothman Scholarship which is a full ride plus guaranteed 1L SA at Skadden. I haven't heard of any other such combinations though.

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby zomginternets » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:48 am

I'm very surprised. What does Sidley/Skadden get out of this? Is it just the presumption that such an offer would only go to a particularly impressive candidate, thus allowing them to get first bite at the promising lawyers of tomorrow?

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby Curious1 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:41 am

zomginternets wrote:I'm very surprised. What does Sidley/Skadden get out of this? Is it just the presumption that such an offer would only go to a particularly impressive candidate, thus allowing them to get first bite at the promising lawyers of tomorrow?


The Rothman includes a lot of rounds of elimination--so perhaps Skadden gets a part in interviewing the finalists and a part in determining who gets it?

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:18 pm

zomginternets wrote:I'm very surprised. What does Sidley/Skadden get out of this? Is it just the presumption that such an offer would only go to a particularly impressive candidate, thus allowing them to get first bite at the promising lawyers of tomorrow?


It is surprising, but USC actually has a number of these fellowships (I always just assumed other schools did too?). I think your guess is pretty much spot on. I know personally that the Rothman scholar is usually someone who is turning down YHS for USC. Amazingly, people who get these fellowships as a 1L are usually in the top 10% anyway. Maybe it's just the expectations put on them, or maybe there really is some correlation between LSAT/GPA and law school GPA?

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby truevines » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:my boy got in to Michigan, but USC offered him a 3/4 scholly + a guaranteed 1L Summer Associate position at Sidley Austin (LA office)! So he had his 1L SA set up before starting law school. In case you are wondering, he got an offer from Sidley for his 2L, but left that and went to Gibson Dunn (LA) for his 2L SA. BOSS.


Getting offers before starting law school? That late?

My friend is a goddaughter of a BigLaw's co-chair. She got her offers before she was two months old.
Beat that.

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Re: Earliest 1L biglaw employment?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:40 pm

Confirmed 1L biglaw V100 offer on Dec 14 - Patent job offer




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