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5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby glib » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:54 pm

I'm here to help. 5th year at an international law firm working in a west coast office.

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby rad lulz » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:00 pm

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:10 pm

How much of your entering class is still working for the firm?

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby glib » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:13 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:How much of your entering class is still working for the firm?


about 10/70

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Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:20 pm

glib wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:How much of your entering class is still working for the firm?


about 10/70


What do you think it is about you that made you last 5 years in biglaw at the same firm?

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby badaboom61 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:21 pm

glib wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:How much of your entering class is still working for the firm?


about 10/70


Why do you think that is?

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby sikemenow » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:22 pm

Practice area and why did you choose it?

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby CK2012 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:22 pm

glib wrote:I'm here to help. 5th year at an international law firm working in a west coast office.


In your experience, has an Associate's law school held them back in any way? What I mean, do low-tiered students tend to get passed on for leadership roles (e.g. hiring committee).

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
glib wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:How much of your entering class is still working for the firm?


about 10/70


What do you think it is about you that made you last 5 years in biglaw at the same firm?


Definitely my choice of practice groups (PE/VC). Work has been more or less steady over the past 5 years even in the downswing, so not many layoffs. Also, the type of work I do involves fewer fire drills and overnighters than lit or other corporate practices, so people burn out less.

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby glib » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:27 pm

sikemenow wrote:Practice area and why did you choose it?


I chose PE/VC because I did a rotation through the group as an SA and I liked the people I worked with.

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby glib » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:28 pm

CK2012 wrote:
glib wrote:I'm here to help. 5th year at an international law firm working in a west coast office.


In your experience, has an Associate's law school held them back in any way? What I mean, do low-tiered students tend to get passed on for leadership roles (e.g. hiring committee).


Nope, once you're in, you are an equal part of the team. We have lots of partners who arent from T14 schools.

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:32 pm

What law schools have produced the shittiest associates with whom you've had to work?

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby glib » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:35 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:What law schools have produced the shittiest associates with whom you've had to work?


Good question. Without a doubt, GULC.

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:37 pm

glib wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:What law schools have produced the shittiest associates with whom you've had to work?


Good question. Without a doubt, GULC.


Please elaborate...

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
glib wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:What law schools have produced the shittiest associates with whom you've had to work?


Good question. Without a doubt, GULC.


Please elaborate...

Excellent use of anonymous feature, GULC student.

glib, any classes you wish you'd taken in law school?

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:39 pm

Does your firm ever look at 3Ls who worked w/ a federal agency over 2L summer?

Any advice for 3L job search?

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:40 pm

any exposure to summers? if so, what have summers in your past 5 years done to get no-offered?

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby Mick Haller » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:45 pm

can i have a jerb?

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby glib » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
glib wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:What law schools have produced the shittiest associates with whom you've had to work?


Good question. Without a doubt, GULC.


Please elaborate...


I'm sure it's just chance, but more often than not when I think, man this guy's a shithead, I look up his LS and see GULC.

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby glib » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:47 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
glib wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:What law schools have produced the shittiest associates with whom you've had to work?


Good question. Without a doubt, GULC.


Please elaborate...

Excellent use of anonymous feature, GULC student.

glib, any classes you wish you'd taken in law school?


Probably some more tax classes would have been helpful. It's pretty specialized knowledge that isn't easy to pick up on the job.

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby glib » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does your firm ever look at 3Ls who worked w/ a federal agency over 2L summer?

Any advice for 3L job search?


Not really, unless there the candidate is exceptional. We fill our 1st year associate class almost exclusively with summers, either our own or some other firm's.

As a 3L without a biglaw offer, I would spam the shit out of any job listing you can find. It's tough out there, but don't waste your energy on biglaw, it probably will not happen for you.
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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby glib » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:any exposure to summers? if so, what have summers in your past 5 years done to get no-offered?


Laziness (not turning in assignments on time), sloppy work, weird/bad attitude. Contrary to what everybody thinks, plenty of summers have gotten wasted at parties and made fools of themselves, but we just let those go and laugh about it, unless we think getting wasted is symptomatic of some larger personal problem that the person might have.

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:52 pm

Even though career-wise things seem to have gone pretty smooth, are you ever jealous of your old friends that work 9-5s and make 40 grand a year?

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby glib » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:55 pm

Tom Joad wrote:Even though career-wise things seem to have gone pretty smooth, are you ever jealous of your old friends that work 9-5s and make 40 grand a year?


Nope, I'm not jealous at all, especially not for under 100k/year. I rarely work weekends other than answering some random emails, if that. During the week I work about 9-8 on average but that's alright, you get used to it. I have no financial worries at the moment and am thinking about buying a house or apartment soon.

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Re: 5th year BIGLAW associate taking your questions

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:56 pm

glib wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:Even though career-wise things seem to have gone pretty smooth, are you ever jealous of your old friends that work 9-5s and make 40 grand a year?


Nope, I'm not jealous at all, especially not for under 100k/year. I rarely work weekends other than answering some random emails, if that. During the week I work about 9-8 on average but that's alright, you get used to it. I have no financial worries at the moment and am thinking about buying a house or apartment soon.

That's awesome. Happy for you.




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