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Re: 3L trading up firms

Postby timbs4339 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
sunynp wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is there any trade-up potential from a boutique (non-IP)? Struck out at big firms in OCI, scored SA at a sick boutique but the pay is like $80k/yr, I'm worried after the summer I might decide being crazy rich is more important than having a cool job. The boutique is good and has a killer practice, but it's not anywhere whose name you'd recognize without looking it up first.

Not sure if serious.


Lol, chances at going BigLaw that bad, eh?


The money would be a good reason to trade-up.

The fact you can't name drop at law school mixers is not a good reason.

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Re: 3L trading up firms

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:32 pm

It is a solid small firm, I just don't want people thinking its Susman Godfrey or anything (although the off market salary could have been a clue).

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Re: 3L trading up firms

Postby Old Gregg » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:34 pm

Obi Wan Knobbe?

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Re: 3L trading up firms

Postby IAFG » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:50 pm

Fresh Prince wrote:Obi Wan Knobbe?

Knobbe pays very close to market

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Re: 3L trading up firms

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:50 pm

IAFG wrote:
Fresh Prince wrote:Obi Wan Knobbe?

Knobbe pays very close to market


And Konbbe would be IP. My firm is a lit boutique.

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Re: 3L trading up firms

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:46 am

I am thinking of trying to do this as well, partially bc I really don't like the location of my firm and partially bc I've suddenly become a great student, but I'm going to wait and see how this summer goes first.

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Re: 3L trading up firms

Postby LawIdiot86 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:I am thinking of trying to do this as well, partially bc I really don't like the location of my firm and partially bc I've suddenly become a great student, but I'm going to wait and see how this summer goes first.

It's worth trying, but remember that at most schools, clinics and upper level seminars almost always deviate from the curve, so a huge number of people become "better." And, even if you do become better, firms have already had their pick of people from your year, so you have to somehow outshine the great people from the year after you as well.




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