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manofjustice
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Dinner versus Lunch in Big Law world...

Postby manofjustice » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:48 pm

Is there a big difference? (Mainly talking about Partner taking associate/student out to dinner/lunch).

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Re: Dinner versus Lunch in Big Law world...

Postby TTRansfer » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:22 pm

One of the huge differences is during dinner you may (and sometimes should) have a drink (wine or mixed drink) whereas lunch that is damn near an autoding (who starts drinking at noon on a weekday after undergrad?).

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Re: Dinner versus Lunch in Big Law world...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:47 pm

Definitely disagree re: autoding. I had lunch with two associates at a V15 in NY, they both got wine, and when I hesitated, I was essentially told to shut up and drink. Offer.

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Re: Dinner versus Lunch in Big Law world...

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Definitely disagree re: autoding. I had lunch with two associates at a V15 in NY, they both got wine, and when I hesitated, I was essentially told to shut up and drink. Offer.


Agreed. I was told to order a cocktail around 12:30.

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Re: Dinner versus Lunch in Big Law world...

Postby mr_toad » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:51 pm

This also happened to me. Was pretty much told after ordering that I would have seemed "dull and boring" if abstaining while they drank. No decision yet, but was only a few days ago.

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Re: Dinner versus Lunch in Big Law world...

Postby manofjustice » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:03 pm

If you are invited to dinner, does that mean they're more interested in you than if you are invited to lunch?

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Re: Dinner versus Lunch in Big Law world...

Postby thesealocust » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:07 pm

manofjustice wrote:If you are invited to dinner, does that mean they're more interested in you than if you are invited to lunch?


If they really like you, it's afternoon tea.

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Re: Dinner versus Lunch in Big Law world...

Postby Renzo » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:21 pm

thesealocust wrote:
manofjustice wrote:If you are invited to dinner, does that mean they're more interested in you than if you are invited to lunch?


If they really like you, it's afternoon tea.

And if they really, really like you, they take you to brunch the morning after.

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Re: Dinner versus Lunch in Big Law world...

Postby Old Gregg » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:26 pm

Only difference is that dinners are generally longer. If youre introverted, prepare to be able to converse for multiple hours. Much more exhausting than lunches.

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Re: Dinner versus Lunch in Big Law world...

Postby Bronte » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:42 pm

TTRansfer wrote:who starts drinking at noon on a weekday after undergrad?


Biglaw attorneys.




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