Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

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What month are you starting with the firm?

September
13
30%
October
17
39%
November
4
9%
Undecided
0
No votes
Haven't received start date yet from firm
10
23%
 
Total votes: 44

IntelligentsiaRocks
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Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby IntelligentsiaRocks » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:56 pm

Hey Guys,

Has anyone received their start dates yet? I haven't heard anything yet and it's almost July. If folks have already received word, please post firm name, city, and month starting.

Thanks!

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby IntelligentsiaRocks » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:27 pm

Or whatever information you feel comfortable sharing regarding start dates....

Thanks!

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby cabbydui » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:32 pm

I actually start in late August...regional Big Law. The firm said that it was busy so that's a good thing I hope!

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Broseidon » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:42 pm

cabbydui wrote:I actually start in late August...regional Big Law. The firm said that it was busy so that's a good thing I hope!

Busy is always good.

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby IntelligentsiaRocks » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:59 pm

Anyone have knowledge of start dates for Chicago firms/offices?

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:07 pm

Moved to legal employment where people will see it. Also, not at a firm, but starting late August.

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:17 pm

NYC Biglaw, have an option to start either 10/1 or 10/15 (and I've heard that other firms in NYC at least are doing the same thing).

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:38 pm

IntelligentsiaRocks wrote:Hey Guys,

Has anyone received their start dates yet? I haven't heard anything yet and it's almost July. If folks have already received word, please post firm name, city, and month starting.

Thanks!

Same here. What firm are you at?

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:37 pm

V100, largest non-HQ office (secondary market, but all offices start same day), Tuesday after Labor Day

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby IntelligentsiaRocks » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
IntelligentsiaRocks wrote:Hey Guys,

Has anyone received their start dates yet? I haven't heard anything yet and it's almost July. If folks have already received word, please post firm name, city, and month starting.

Thanks!

Same here. What firm are you at?



Headed to firm in Chicago. V20. Just want to plan around start date and surprised my summer class has not heard back yet re: starting dates. Hopefully something soon...

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:19 pm

K&E NY starting on October 8th

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:34 pm

NY/NJ/PA Biglaw just got official letter for 10/1 start, along with requirement to pay back the stipend if I don't stay with the firm for a year.

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:42 pm

GDC gave us a choice of Sept, Oct, or Nov

chose Sept
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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby IntelligentsiaRocks » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:GDC gave us a choice of Sept, Oct, or Nov

choose Sept


Seems like most people are going for Sept/Oct timeframe...is it worth taking time off to travel/relax/vacation if there are multiple start dates? The way I see it, might as well get started.....

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:17 pm

IntelligentsiaRocks wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:GDC gave us a choice of Sept, Oct, or Nov

choose Sept


Seems like most people are going for Sept/Oct timeframe...is it worth taking time off to travel/relax/vacation if there are multiple start dates? The way I see it, might as well get started.....


often overlooked is that you will be taxed at a much lower rate your stub year then at any other time in biglaw. that alone is reason to start early....enjoy making 12k a month (for 3 months) and being taxed as if you were making 3k a month (for 12 months).

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:18 pm

IntelligentsiaRocks wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:GDC gave us a choice of Sept, Oct, or Nov

choose Sept


Seems like most people are going for Sept/Oct timeframe...is it worth taking time off to travel/relax/vacation if there are multiple start dates? The way I see it, might as well get started.....


Quoted anon poster here. That should have said "chose" instead of "choose."

I like money more than wasting time, so I chose Sept.

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:19 pm

V10. No date yet. Ugh.

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby IntelligentsiaRocks » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:V10. No date yet. Ugh.


V10 Chicago?

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:34 pm

PMed

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:03 am

Might as well start early and make some money. Besides, December is slow for law firms...

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:34 am

Second week of August start date. Also offered September and October options. Things must be busy.

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:55 am

Still no start date...V10 firm...

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:
IntelligentsiaRocks wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:GDC gave us a choice of Sept, Oct, or Nov

choose Sept


Seems like most people are going for Sept/Oct timeframe...is it worth taking time off to travel/relax/vacation if there are multiple start dates? The way I see it, might as well get started.....


Quoted anon poster here. That should have said "chose" instead of "choose."

I like money more than wasting time, so I chose Sept.


Referencing the wannabe English teacher here - You're a tool.

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:56 am

Still no start date at Ropes & Gray!!

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Re: Law Firm Start Dates for Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:21 pm

September 4th here too. We didn't get a choice, everyone is starting that day. Good sign that they have the work to justify all of us starting so early I think.




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