Anonymous User wrote:mvp99 wrote:well if you were going to a v5 of even a v10 i think this would be fine.. but a v50? I don't think so
Weird. I never thought vault prestige would make a difference when it comes to something like this, but I guess it might?
Is it not normal for incoming SAs to attend firm events for V50 firms? I know a number of the V10s that go to my law school school specifically request 2L SAs go to the 1L events to meet more attorneys and talk to 1Ls about the firm. We also had lunches/dinners with partners during the school year for the incoming SAs. Maybe my firm is just atypical in inviting their incoming SAs to receptions and lunches.
I recently met a small practice group during a lunch they hosted for us. It was really nice because I hadn't really considered working with them this summer but got along with everyone so well that I'm now planning on asking for assignments with them.
Granted, we were invited by recruiting, but I also went to the 1L spring reception (along with the majority of the incoming SAs from my school) and had a great time.
OP, I guess I'm alone in that I don't think it's that weird to want to meet more people at your firm. Frankly, I'm surprised at how much hostility that idea received in this thread.
Why is this anon? You should at least own up to your inability to get a really obvious joke.
The problem isn't w/ wanting to meet more people at the firm. That is literally the point of an SA. The aggressive social weirdness is looking at it like collecting pokemon cards or looking to reach out 3 months out. A lot of people will just reach out to OP on their own to have lunch (firm buying after all) and OP could reach out to people over the summer to have lunch (probably better through a mentor in the case of partners though this is dependent on firm culture).