What is the typical dress code?

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What is the typical dress code?

Postby dkang » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:13 am

I just got a job at a law firm at a undergrad intern. Its about 100 lawyers, 250ish employees. Would that be considered mid-law i guess?But more importantly, what is the usual dress code? The only person i saw was the person who interviewed me and he had a collared shirt with no tie. Is that what i should wear? Or should i go in with a tie and suit just in case?

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Re: What is the typical dress code?

Postby 071816 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:28 am

I would suit up on the first day (or at least wear a tie) and then adjust accordingly after that based on what people say.

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Re: What is the typical dress code?

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:28 am

Just ask. No one on here can say for sure what the dress code is, and they will probably be happy you care enough to ask what they prefer.

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Re: What is the typical dress code?

Postby blurbz » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:32 am

chimp wrote:I would suit up on the first day (or at least wear a tie) and then adjust accordingly after that based on what people say.




Agreed. First day: Suit. After that: Whatever is the office norm.

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Re: What is the typical dress code?

Postby dkang » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:33 am

should i bring a padfolio or just come with nothing?

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Re: What is the typical dress code?

Postby blurbz » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:35 am

dkang wrote:should i bring a padfolio or just come with nothing?



Whatever you're comfortable with. I suspect a pen in your pocket is fine: They'll probably put you in an office pretty quickly and it'll have paper and etc.

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Re: What is the typical dress code?

Postby traehekat » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:40 pm

ask HR.

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Re: What is the typical dress code?

Postby Moxie » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:44 pm

chimp wrote:I would suit up on the first day (or at least wear a tie) and then adjust accordingly after that based on what people say.


+1 on this advice.

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Re: What is the typical dress code?

Postby ShiftyPig » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:36 pm

The real answer is suit first day and then blend in from there.

Really though, it isn't that bad wearing a tie four days a week. If you do, you'll never have to worry about something coming up or being introduced to someone and feeling underdressed in any way. Think of a suit (or blazer) this way: wear jacket from car to desk, leave it off the rest of the day, wear jacket from desk to car.




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