Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

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Start Date is

July
2
3%
Aug
11
17%
Sept
32
51%
Oct
14
22%
Nov
3
5%
Dec
1
2%
 
Total votes: 63

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Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:22 am

Poll says it all.

Edit: I edited to add Aug and the whole poll restarted. Oops, sorry I don't know how to i internet. :oops:
Last edited by Anonymous User on Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:44 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Devlin » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:19 pm

Why is August omitted?

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby JAYINSD » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:17 pm

Devlin wrote:Why is August omitted?


I think that means August. No firm could possibly start in the month of bar exam.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Devlin » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:53 pm

JAYINSD wrote:
Devlin wrote:Why is August omitted?


I think that means August. No firm could possibly start in the month of bar exam.

What? Some states bar exams are in July.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby MCFC » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:55 pm

Devlin wrote:
JAYINSD wrote:
Devlin wrote:Why is August omitted?


I think that means August. No firm could possibly start in the month of bar exam.

What? Some states bar exams are in July.

I think they were trying to say that they thought the poll meant to say August instead of July.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:21 pm

Have people gotten the precise start date or are you waiting for it?

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:35 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Have people gotten the precise start date or are you waiting for it?

Just got the choices the other day. Seems like a fair number of people I know are still waiting. Maybe 50/50 right now.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:37 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:Have people gotten the precise start date or are you waiting for it?

Just got the choices the other day. Seems like a fair number of people I know are still waiting. Maybe 50/50 right now.


You have choices? I talked to the firm a month ago they told me a date but I haven't gotten a letter or anything formal.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:38 pm

September awww yeeeah dat sweet sweet bar vacation break

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:03 am

Somewhat unrelated, but what is the normal time period in which NYC firms finalize offers and one could expect to have an offer letter by? Does it matter if it's a 100% offer firm?

(Specifically, if I'm fortunate to be offered, when will I have an offer letter so that I can refinance a chunk of my loans?)

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:Somewhat unrelated, but what is the normal time period in which NYC firms finalize offers and one could expect to have an offer letter by? Does it matter if it's a 100% offer firm?

(Specifically, if I'm fortunate to be offered, when will I have an offer letter so that I can refinance a chunk of my loans?)


Offers come at the end of the summer, so Aug 1 or so.

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Postby JasonSehorn » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:45 am

Anonymous User wrote:Somewhat unrelated, but what is the normal time period in which NYC firms finalize offers and one could expect to have an offer letter by? Does it matter if it's a 100% offer firm?

(Specifically, if I'm fortunate to be offered, when will I have an offer letter so that I can refinance a chunk of my loans?)


Most of the time you won't be able to refinance or consolidate your loans until you graduate.

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Postby orangecup » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:13 am

JasonSehorn wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Somewhat unrelated, but what is the normal time period in which NYC firms finalize offers and one could expect to have an offer letter by? Does it matter if it's a 100% offer firm?

(Specifically, if I'm fortunate to be offered, when will I have an offer letter so that I can refinance a chunk of my loans?)


Most of the time you won't be able to refinance or consolidate your loans until you graduate.


SoFi requires that you have been admitted to the bar.

On-topic: Haven't heard from my firm yet...

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby 2014 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:43 am

I think there's one company that lets you refi with an offer letter. Not all firms give an actual letter though.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:41 pm

For incoming 1st years not starting in August: is anyone here doing legal work before starting at the firm? I'm thinking of asking the clinic director at my school if I can help him in the interim. Any other thoughts?

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby ft8fc » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:59 pm

Mine starts in September.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:31 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:For incoming 1st years not starting in August: is anyone here doing legal work before starting at the firm? I'm thinking of asking the clinic director at my school if I can help him in the interim. Any other thoughts?

...Why?

Take a bar trip and never look back

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Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:02 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:For incoming 1st years not starting in August: is anyone here doing legal work before starting at the firm? I'm thinking of asking the clinic director at my school if I can help him in the interim. Any other thoughts?

...Why?

Take a bar trip and never look back


Married. And I have ~2 months from bar to work starting. So I'm planning to travel for 2 weeks but I would like to do something the rest of the time. Also considering working during bar prep.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Desert Fox » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:15 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:For incoming 1st years not starting in August: is anyone here doing legal work before starting at the firm? I'm thinking of asking the clinic director at my school if I can help him in the interim. Any other thoughts?

...Why?

Take a bar trip and never look back


Married. And I have ~2 months from bar to work starting. So I'm planning to travel for 2 weeks but I would like to do something the rest of the time. Also considering working during bar prep.


This is ridiculous.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby thewaterlanding » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:30 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:For incoming 1st years not starting in August: is anyone here doing legal work before starting at the firm? I'm thinking of asking the clinic director at my school if I can help him in the interim. Any other thoughts?

...Why?

Take a bar trip and never look back


Married. And I have ~2 months from bar to work starting. So I'm planning to travel for 2 weeks but I would like to do something the rest of the time. Also considering working during bar prep.



Spend time with your wife or kids if you have them yet. You will have plenty of time to work when you start. Or just veg out on the couch for 2 months.

Also, just no to work and studying for the bar. That sounds miserable.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby orangecup » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:00 pm

Seriously, nothing wrong with watching TV and playing videogames all day for 2 months. Not like you'll have much time to do it once you start working.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:45 pm

still waiting on start date. anyone else?

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby orangecup » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:10 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:still waiting on start date. anyone else?


Yep...

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:47 am

Working fulltime BL (billing 40-50/wk) while studying for the bar was one of the most miserable times of my life. Yes, it's doable, but the bar is nothing to gamble with. Is it worth risking your job and undercutting 3 years of hard work to start early? If finances/family circumstances/firm require both, at a minimum, request no work 2 weeks out.

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Re: Incoming 1st Years - When's Your Start Date?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:10 pm

NonTradHealthLaw wrote:Working fulltime BL (billing 40-50/wk) while studying for the bar was one of the most miserable times of my life. Yes, it's doable, but the bar is nothing to gamble with. Is it worth risking your job and undercutting 3 years of hard work to start early? If finances/family circumstances/firm require both, at a minimum, request no work 2 weeks out.


This seems like good advice to me. For similar reasons, I am taking Barbri (firm is paying, but this is income to me that is taxable) because it seems insane to roll the dice on passing the bar over $1,000.




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