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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:38 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:DC office, 300+ attorneys, 9/3/13



This must be either Hogan or Covington, correct? Any other dates for DC firms?


Incorrect. And I will not respond to additional guesses. Sorry.


Why? Who gives a shit that they anonymously "out" their firm's start date.

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does V rank correspond with this at all? At least in NYC?


Higher V rank ~ larger class size ~ more flexibility on start dates. Most V10 at least will give new associates a few different options for start dates. Otherwise, probably not? Maybe a slight bias towards later start dates further down, but it's pretty random (even from year-to-year at some firms).

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Why? Who gives a shit that they anonymously "out" their firm's start date.


Who? Well, for starters, apparently every participant in this thread who added a start date without a firm name (e.g., via V##).

Also, it's not complete anon—admins, mods, and future mods can see through the anon feature. Who knows who else might see through it in the future. Plus my firm isn't broadcasting/making their start date googleable, so I won't either.

And why are you rudely complaining via anon? Think it's going to persuade me or future anon posters to out their firm? Recalculate. http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-I ... 0671027034
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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:04 pm

As I understand it (I may be wrong).

My firm gives us a choice of starting anytime between September and January. Is that not normal?

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Old Gregg » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Why? Who gives a shit that they anonymously "out" their firm's start date.


Who? Well, for starters, apparently every participant in this thread who added a start date without a firm name (e.g., via V##).

Also, it's not complete anon—admins, mods, and future mods can see through the anon feature. Who knows who else might see through it in the future. Plus my firm isn't broadcasting/making their start date googleable, so I won't either.

And why are you rudely complaining via anon? Think it's going to persuade me or future anon posters to out their firm? Recalculate. http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-I ... 0671027034


You're an idiot.

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby wiseowl » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:55 pm

Chalk up another TLS thread that turned into a ridiculous dramafest over completely inane shit.

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:23 pm

V5, NYC: mid-Sept, first week of Oct, first week of Nov .

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:07 pm

Still haven't heard yet. Rumors of possible late October start and a stipend or salary advance. Any other V100 NYC firms receive these offers? I have a family and am trying to prepare for the summer.

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:03 pm

Any Davis Polk people around? We filled out our preferences for Sept/Oct/Nov start dates and practice groups about a month ago. Any word as to when we hear back?

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby imchuckbass58 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any Davis Polk people around? We filled out our preferences for Sept/Oct/Nov start dates and practice groups about a month ago. Any word as to when we hear back?


I don't know when you'll hear this year, but last year it was some time in late april / early may (before graduation).

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:38 pm

imchuckbass58 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any Davis Polk people around? We filled out our preferences for Sept/Oct/Nov start dates and practice groups about a month ago. Any word as to when we hear back?


I don't know when you'll hear this year, but last year it was some time in late april / early may (before graduation).


Is this considered "summer" at most firms? We were told that we also would not find out until "early summer", but then heard rumors that this could also mean the week before graduation in May.

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:53 pm

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imchuckbass58 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any Davis Polk people around? We filled out our preferences for Sept/Oct/Nov start dates and practice groups about a month ago. Any word as to when we hear back?


I don't know when you'll hear this year, but last year it was some time in late april / early may (before graduation).


Is this considered "summer" at most firms? We were told that we also would not find out until "early summer", but then heard rumors that this could also mean the week before graduation in May.


well, it's good to know that it's not coming any minute now so I can stop holding my breath! I missed the part where they told us "early summer." A week before graduation it is, then. :?

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby 5ky » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Still haven't heard yet. Rumors of possible late October start and a stipend or salary advance. Any other V100 NYC firms receive these offers? I have a family and am trying to prepare for the summer.


I would be pretty surprised if you got a stipend/salary advance (outside of bar $) for a late October start, which doesn't seem to be uncommon at all ITT.

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:16 pm

5ky wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Still haven't heard yet. Rumors of possible late October start and a stipend or salary advance. Any other V100 NYC firms receive these offers? I have a family and am trying to prepare for the summer.


I would be pretty surprised if you got a stipend/salary advance (outside of bar $) for a late October start, which doesn't seem to be uncommon at all ITT.


My V15 got a 10k advance for all start dates. With the possibility of 12-18k more for the Oct/Nov start dates if you opted for that.

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
imchuckbass58 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any Davis Polk people around? We filled out our preferences for Sept/Oct/Nov start dates and practice groups about a month ago. Any word as to when we hear back?


I don't know when you'll hear this year, but last year it was some time in late april / early may (before graduation).


Is this considered "summer" at most firms? We were told that we also would not find out until "early summer", but then heard rumors that this could also mean the week before graduation in May.


well, it's good to know that it's not coming any minute now so I can stop holding my breath! I missed the part where they told us "early summer." A week before graduation it is, then. :?


We can hope! I'm still skeptical. I am hoping to find out before graduation so I can at least enjoy it a little more. I stalked the 2012 boards from last year and some people had not heard in June. I also heard that most NYC firms were giving stipends or advances. One person I know has already received their start date, stipend comes in June and has been offered a fellowship for August with an 8k stipend...and yet we still wait.

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:29 pm

V100 NY - 9/9

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:42 pm

V50 Firm-wide 9/30

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I don't know when you'll hear this year, but last year it was some time in late april / early may (before graduation).


Is this considered "summer" at most firms? We were told that we also would not find out until "early summer", but then heard rumors that this could also mean the week before graduation in May.[/quote]

well, it's good to know that it's not coming any minute now so I can stop holding my breath! I missed the part where they told us "early summer." A week before graduation it is, then. :?[/quote]

We can hope! I'm still skeptical. I am hoping to find out before graduation so I can at least enjoy it a little more. I stalked the 2012 boards from last year and some people had not heard in June. I also heard that most NYC firms were giving stipends or advances. One person I know has already received their start date, stipend comes in June and has been offered a fellowship for August with an 8k stipend...and yet we still wait.[/quote]

Wait, is this a DPW person who knows their start date and when the stipend will come, or someone from another firm?!

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:18 pm

If you were given a choice between varying start dates and you choose the latest one, will you look lazy or bad in any other way? (assuming you don't need the money)

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Old Gregg » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If you were given a choice between varying start dates and you choose the latest one, will you look lazy or bad in any other way? (assuming you don't need the money)


Yep. 100%. Easy way to weed out associates.

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:44 pm

Fresh Prince wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:If you were given a choice between varying start dates and you choose the latest one, will you look lazy or bad in any other way? (assuming you don't need the money)


Yep. 100%. Easy way to weed out associates.

For real?

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby TooOld4This » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Fresh Prince wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:If you were given a choice between varying start dates and you choose the latest one, will you look lazy or bad in any other way? (assuming you don't need the money)


Yep. 100%. Easy way to weed out associates.

For real?


No. I assume Fresh Prince is just trying to mess with you. :D

If you don't need the money, take the latest date you can. Stub year generally doesn't count for anything and this will be the last time you will get an actual vacation until you quit BigLaw.

If you are nervous about it, choose the latest date but add that if there are any problems with that date you can rearrange your plans.

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I don't know when you'll hear this year, but last year it was some time in late april / early may (before graduation).


Is this considered "summer" at most firms? We were told that we also would not find out until "early summer", but then heard rumors that this could also mean the week before graduation in May.


well, it's good to know that it's not coming any minute now so I can stop holding my breath! I missed the part where they told us "early summer." A week before graduation it is, then. :?[/quote]

We can hope! I'm still skeptical. I am hoping to find out before graduation so I can at least enjoy it a little more. I stalked the 2012 boards from last year and some people had not heard in June. I also heard that most NYC firms were giving stipends or advances. One person I know has already received their start date, stipend comes in June and has been offered a fellowship for August with an 8k stipend...and yet we still wait.[/quote]

Wait, is this a DPW person who knows their start date and when the stipend will come, or someone from another firm?![/quote]

No, I have no clue of my start date or when the stipend will come. Also not from DPW. Just have heard rumors and also looked back to previous years and what firms have done in the past.

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:42 pm

DC 9/3

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Re: Start dates- class of 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:45 pm

Quick (probably stupid question): what does V15 or V60 or V500 mean? Thanks :D




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