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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 11, 2012 1:13 am

Working May 21st to September 21. SA King here. Two full programs.
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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby shoeshine » Fri May 11, 2012 1:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:Working June 21st to September 26. SA King here. Two full programs.


two full programs? What do you mean?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby 20121109 » Fri May 11, 2012 1:16 am

I know a dude who is working 16 weeks. Two firms for 8 weeks a piece. Pretty intense.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 11, 2012 1:17 am

shoeshine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Working June 21st to September 26. SA King here. Two full programs.


two full programs? What do you mean?


Edited above. I am working from May 21st to September 21st. 18 weeks. Four full months of SA. Two full programs for two different firms.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby blurbz » Fri May 11, 2012 1:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:
shoeshine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Working June 21st to September 26. SA King here. Two full programs.


two full programs? What do you mean?


Edited above. I am working from May 21st to September 21st. 18 weeks. Four full months of SA. Two full programs for two different firms.


Woah. How? How do you not miss classes for that?

Even on a quarter system you'd either still be in class on the 21 of may or you'd have started already by the 21 of September.

...that's awesome, though. Way to make that $$$

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 11, 2012 1:19 am

blurbz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
shoeshine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Working June 21st to September 26. SA King here. Two full programs.


two full programs? What do you mean?


Edited above. I am working from May 21st to September 21st. 18 weeks. Four full months of SA. Two full programs for two different firms.


Woah. How? How do you not miss classes for that?

Even on a quarter system you'd either still be in class on the 21 of may or you'd have started already by the 21 of September.


I only took seminars and paper classes this quarter. Actually pretty common for 2Ls at my school to do so.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby shoeshine » Fri May 11, 2012 1:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:I only took seminars and paper classes this quarter. Actually pretty common for 2Ls at my school to do so.


Wow. Where do you go to school?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 11, 2012 1:24 am

shoeshine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I only took seminars and paper classes this quarter. Actually pretty common for 2Ls at my school to do so.


Wow. Where do you go to school?


One of the two T14 schools that are on the quarter system. I know students at the other one do the same thing.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby ben4847 » Fri May 11, 2012 1:33 am

Should I read GTM?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Ludo! » Fri May 11, 2012 1:37 am

ben4847 wrote:Should I read GTM?


Um... I think you're in the wrong thread

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby SFConfidential » Fri May 11, 2012 1:39 am

Ludovico Technique wrote:
ben4847 wrote:Should I read GTM?


Um... I think you're in the wrong thread


Considering how practical law school is compared to actual practice, he may be on to something......

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby keg411 » Fri May 11, 2012 10:21 am

RMstratosphere wrote:My program runs May 21-July 27 and I'm also nervous.


Same program dates here. Personally, I'm excited. Going shopping next week :D.

Of course, I just found out my informal firm mentor (a friend of a friend) might get poached soon and go to another firm :(. And of course I picked his/her practice group as a top choice too.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby moandersen » Fri May 11, 2012 10:33 am

Im more nervous about the global market affecting my chance for an permanent offer than my ability. If things go south like they did at the end of last summer, then it may not matter (at my firm at least) what type of work I do. Plus Ill be at a southern firm, where offer rates of 50-67% are the norm no matter what the state of the economy. :|

So ya, Im a little stressed.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Big Shrimpin » Fri May 11, 2012 10:36 am

moandersen wrote:Plus Ill be at a southern firm, where offer rates of 50-67% are the norm no matter what the state of the economy.


JFC, why'd you choose it, then?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby r6_philly » Fri May 11, 2012 10:39 am

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:I go from May 14th - August 3rd. Is that kind of long compared to most ppl?


I start next week as well. 10 weeks. It's actually nice to start right away, I will have a nice little break before OCI. Hopefully find out about offer before then.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby r6_philly » Fri May 11, 2012 10:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:
shoeshine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I only took seminars and paper classes this quarter. Actually pretty common for 2Ls at my school to do so.


Wow. Where do you go to school?


One of the two T14 schools that are on the quarter system. I know students at the other one do the same thing.


We can also do this at Penn as well. No real requirements, although they suggest you take some regular classes to look good on the transcript.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby moandersen » Fri May 11, 2012 10:54 am

Big Shrimpin wrote:
moandersen wrote:Plus Ill be at a southern firm, where offer rates of 50-67% are the norm no matter what the state of the economy.


JFC, why'd you choose it, then?

Hah, valid question. Good firm, preferred location, market pay. Plus that's just how offer rates in the south are for whatever reason.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Big Shrimpin » Fri May 11, 2012 10:56 am

moandersen wrote:
Big Shrimpin wrote:
moandersen wrote:Plus Ill be at a southern firm, where offer rates of 50-67% are the norm no matter what the state of the economy.


JFC, why'd you choose it, then?

Hah, valid question. Good firm, preferred location, market pay. Plus that's just how offer rates in the south are for whatever reason.


Gotcha. Good luck!

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 11, 2012 10:59 am

r6_philly wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
shoeshine wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I only took seminars and paper classes this quarter. Actually pretty common for 2Ls at my school to do so.


Wow. Where do you go to school?


One of the two T14 schools that are on the quarter system. I know students at the other one do the same thing.


We can also do this at Penn as well. No real requirements, although they suggest you take some regular classes to look good on the transcript.


I don't know if we are gonna be working at the same firm (tech transactions), but a top partner at my firm said "just take what interests you... we seriously don't care... we care if you pass the bar."

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby socraticmethodman » Fri May 11, 2012 11:06 am

I start May 21, and I'm nervous as shit. I probably should have paid attention in LRW (it was P/F).

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby LawIdiot86 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:
blurbz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
shoeshine wrote:two full programs? What do you mean?


Edited above. I am working from May 21st to September 21st. 18 weeks. Four full months of SA. Two full programs for two different firms.


Woah. How? How do you not miss classes for that?

Even on a quarter system you'd either still be in class on the 21 of may or you'd have started already by the 21 of September.


I only took seminars and paper classes this quarter. Actually pretty common for 2Ls at my school to do so.


~$55,000! I hate you.


Anyone have a feeling on the IT quality at these big firms? In my internships, I generally found the internet connections were poor (which makes Westlaw navigation annoying) or the machines were poor (which makes having a lot of documents open annoying).

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby nymario » Fri May 11, 2012 11:53 am

May 14-July 27. I was actually feeling no stress at all until I saw this thread. Now I'm stressing about whether I should be feeling stressed.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby 20121109 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:04 pm

r6_philly wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:I go from May 14th - August 3rd. Is that kind of long compared to most ppl?


I start next week as well. 10 weeks. It's actually nice to start right away, I will have a nice little break before OCI. Hopefully find out about offer before then.


R6!!! Lovely to converse with you again <3

How are you? Congrats on doing a SA your 1L year :)

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 11, 2012 12:24 pm

Former Dewey SA that landed at a similar firm. I'm hoping i'm not on some kind of probation or something, given that I went through an expedited callback/review process, but in the same near 100% offer rate category as the other SAs. I've got to figure they wouldn't bring me on for the summer and pay that chunk of change if they didn't want me back as a first year.

Starting may 21st. What's with the anxiety if you are at a firm with historically high offer rates? I'm looking forward to meeting the kids from other schools, social events, and getting looks from the ladies in my suit.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby CyLaw » Fri May 11, 2012 12:43 pm

Starting Monday. Less worried about the program this summer, more worried that my sleep schedule of "wake at noon, go to bed at 3 am" will screw me this Monday.




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