Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Shaggier1 wrote:3) Unless you expect to have a clerkship locked up straight after graduation, be careful with Munger.
3) Great tip. Are their offers contingent on obtaining a clerkship? I am interested in doing one, but would not like to risk losing my offer due to changing my mind or not obtaining one.
Offers aren't contingent on getting a clerkship, unlike Susman. But about 80% of the attorneys have clerked, and the firm has high hiring standards. So if you aren't competitive for a clerkship, you aren't competitive for Munger.
The only two big LA firms that pay above-market bonuses are Quinn and Irell. Both have sweatshop reputations—or semi-sweatshop reputations in Irell's case. Boies's Santa Monica office is tiny: four attorneys. Same with Susman's LA office: maybe ten attorneys. I don't know if either regularly takes SA's. Of the large firms, Munger is the most selective. People go there for a variety of reasons: one-to-one partner-associate ratio, collegial environment, good partnership odds, reasonable hours, interesting work, good exit options, and smart colleagues (about 15% of the attorneys clerked for SCOTUS). But each year the firm no-offers a couple SAs who can't write.
Edit: K&E also pays above-market bonuses. But as with Quinn and Boies, you've got to work crazy hours to get a great bonus.
Very informative post. Thank you so much. I was very interested in Munger, but I am not sure I want to deal with the threat of a no-offer hanging over my head for the summer. Any idea how big their class is?