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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby skers » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:49 am

2014 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:are firms that gave you an offer during 2L OCI likely to reoffer you again if your grades went up? im going to reach out with an email, but dont want to get my hopes up.

It's certainly a positive that you had an offer and they might care about your grades going up but it's by no means a guarantee. Hiring needs might be different this year and the "fool me once" POV might put off some recruiters from bothering.


yeah, totally depends on the firm. I'd imagine if they were big NY firms, you're probably in a good position. I had several attorney recruiters tell me, "if you end up not liking your summer, reach out and come here," though I have no real idea how open that door would have been had I gone that route. Def not something to really bank on either way for sure.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:07 am

Is there a thread of just firm stereotypes?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby First Offense » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:22 am

BaberhamLincoln wrote:Is there a thread of just firm stereotypes?

That could be fun. Start at Wachtel and go down.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else done tomorrow? Can't believe how fast the summer went.

Now to wait on offers...


good luck brother

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Dr. Filth » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My situation:

SA at a well-respected Chicago biglaw firm. 100% want to do corporate. Over my summer, I've realized the corporate group is very slow and seems like a lot of tension among the associates in terms of who gets what little work is available. The firm is a traditionally 100% offer firm. I'd like to try to use my offer and jump ship to a higher ranked Chicago firm.

Me: t-14 median, very strong Chicago ties, decent WE. My concerns are: (a) word gets around to the firm I received my offer from that I am looking at other firms (Chicago is small legal community); (b) I already missed out on "3L OCI" so I would be stuck with mass-mailing; (c) I have no idea how to phrase a cover letter to mention that I received an offer and am interested in seeking other opportunities.

Any advice or can someone point me to another thread that answers these questions? Should I start my own thread?

if you don't mind, could you send me a pm saying which firm. i'm considering trying to go to chicago instead of the market i'm currently in, and i would be looking for corp.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My situation:

SA at a well-respected Chicago biglaw firm. 100% want to do corporate. Over my summer, I've realized the corporate group is very slow and seems like a lot of tension among the associates in terms of who gets what little work is available. The firm is a traditionally 100% offer firm. I'd like to try to use my offer and jump ship to a higher ranked Chicago firm.

Me: t-14 median, very strong Chicago ties, decent WE. My concerns are: (a) word gets around to the firm I received my offer from that I am looking at other firms (Chicago is small legal community); (b) I already missed out on "3L OCI" so I would be stuck with mass-mailing; (c) I have no idea how to phrase a cover letter to mention that I received an offer and am interested in seeking other opportunities.

Any advice or can someone point me to another thread that answers these questions? Should I start my own thread?

PM me.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby FSK » Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:22 pm

Ah yes, just as karma, 8+ hours of weekend work assigned Friday at 4.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:35 pm

1 week left and just found out that I missed a case on a memo. Could this have been the worst possible timing?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby North » Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:54 pm

Two weeks to go and I'm already wigging out re: offers. The actual offer wait is going to be just excruciating.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:08 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:39 pm

Can you provide some examples of what he is doing to screw up

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:38 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby JohannDeMann » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:43 pm

The economy is good folks. Settle down.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Robb » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:05 pm

What do you mean get bombed? Like with a lot of work?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby hdunlop » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:22 pm

Or tomahawk missiles?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:25 pm

Have heard multiple no offer stories about people speaking up and asking questions or generally being idiots in depositions

Why god why

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby FSK » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:51 pm

That's inexcusable. You just have to shut up.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby First Offense » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:19 pm

BaberhamLincoln wrote:Have heard multiple no offer stories about people speaking up and asking questions or generally being idiots in depositions

Why god why

No way...

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:22 pm

First Offense wrote:
BaberhamLincoln wrote:Have heard multiple no offer stories about people speaking up and asking questions or generally being idiots in depositions

Why god why

No way...


Way!

One related to a very high profile case and the kid at the end made some weird accusation about evidence not being sufficient and what else could the witness provide

The other was some kid jumping in to ask random shit

Ridic

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:54 pm

To the person who asked about switching offices, it's probably prudent to wait until after you get an offer. I know many people who did this, and it worked out for them. There's nothing to be gained by doing it before, and the firm won't be hurt if you ask a few weeks later when that office still has ample time and opp to replace you.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby BlueLotus » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:02 pm

Has anyone spent a night/weekend in their office yet?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:26 pm

Why would they do that? I once stayed till 2, but that was because I realized I made a big mistake that affected the whole product, and wanted to correct it before the deadline. There is no way summers are getting work that requires all nighters. It's human nature to want to feel what you're doing is important, but the all nighter would reflect such a delusional perspective I'd think people would have concerns. Of course, it's possible that Wachtell's business plan is to start a big prestigious firm, get clients, get summers and have summers do all the work while they are in the Caribbean.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:40 pm

I once stayed til 7:30 but got jokingly "chastised' and forced to leave. They also limited our workload significantly so there wouldn't be a need to stay late ever. 2 in my class pretty much always did anyway.

I like my firm - it seems like they're going to give us all offers but the waiting will still be a pain because you never know.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:44 pm

Not all summer programs are the same though. I've gotten a few assignments that required late nights, including one past midnight for a partner who wanted it that night and gave it to me at 545. And most of the other summers stay late more frequently than I do.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby North » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:04 pm

*currently at office; not even brotherdarknessing*

Sr. Associate on Friday at 8:00pm: we're turning Monday @ noon so if you could have this ready by Monday a.m. Preferably earlier That'd be great" (10 hours of work) (has happened several times before)

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