lgleye wrote:This may at first seem to be out of topic, but I can’t believe what I’m reading about the handful of firms like Shearman & Sterling, which now have a 2400 billable hour requirement. That’s about 350-400 hours above average, meaning, assuming 24 holiday days subtracted from the 260 Mon-Fri days per year, I’ve got to work almost 2 hours longer per day, while my buddies are already relaxing over a cold one. . Do I even want such a job if offered?
Revising my spreadsheet to include a column for billable hour requirement.
Some firms have expectations that are higher than 2400 and the stated requirement is often meaningless. Yes this kind of matters but if you need biglaw to pay off debts then beggars can't be choosers. Like fit, you can axe these firms once you have offers to choose from.