keg411 wrote:thesealocust wrote:dixiecupdrinking wrote:Got a few weeks til I start. Anything you first-year bros wish you did with your free time now that you're stuck in the office all day?
Other than the obvious "lol go to the gym and say goodbye to your loved ones" I'd recommend getting a start following the industry or industries you're likely to deal with, if you have that knowledge in advance.
Being able to respond to / discuss industry news can do a lot for your credibility early on.
This is probably a stupid question, but what's the best way to do that/find that information?
If you mean "find out the industry you'll be working in" I can't really help Some people just won't know (going to a very general firm) others know they're headed to a trusts & estates practice in Florida and so there's a much narrower universe.
If you're doing general corporate stuff for big firms, WSJ/dealbook/dealbreaker/whatever is probably good. But it's completely dependent on geography and practice area (though keeping up with bloomber/WSJ/CNBC/something is probably smart at any kind of law firm with corporate as opposed to individual clients).
Don't treat it like homework or something, just maybe ease into a routine of glancing at it now and then.