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beepboopbeep
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:37 pm

My flights in/out from both first half and second half firm were covered. Uhh not movers though, are you really bringing that much stuff for a summer internship

Unless I'm misunderstanding and you mean for coming back as an associate

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:58 pm

Yeah sorry I blended my memories of internship and full time move in my mind

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:00 pm

Just turned in my last assignment

Last day is Wednesday

What now? Maybe more lying on office floor

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:49 pm

El Pollito wrote:that's amazing if true


Also, you guys are shitty class mates. We had an event that turned into a total shitshow last night and one of my boys from my class was starting to get out of control and inapproriate, so a few of us got him the fuck out of there asap.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby 5ky » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:25 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Storytime:

My firm is a satellite, with a small class of summer associates. They gave us all offers on our last day. We go out to celebrate at one last firm event. One summer gets completely, shit-faced drunk (and note that they have warned him about his drinking problem before, because he once missed a firm flight after a heavy night of boozing). He inappropriately touches all of the women in the room at some point throughout the night, including licking a partner's neck. It was completely out of character for him and outside of that he's been a chill bro the whole summer. What's sad is that if he had just held his shit together one last night, everything would have been okay.

Offer retracted.

Sounds very out of character for a guy who had been warned about his drinking problem weeks earlier.


Ran to post this.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby DJ JD » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:43 pm

J9ofDiamonds wrote:
El Pollito wrote:that's amazing if true


Also, you guys are shitty class mates. We had an event that turned into a total shitshow last night and one of my boys from my class was starting to get out of control and inapproriate, so a few of us got him the fuck out of there asap.


You the real MVP.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby lhanvt13 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:58 pm

Welp, done with summer.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Kratos » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:59 am

DJ JD wrote:
J9ofDiamonds wrote:
El Pollito wrote:that's amazing if true


Also, you guys are shitty class mates. We had an event that turned into a total shitshow last night and one of my boys from my class was starting to get out of control and inapproriate, so a few of us got him the fuck out of there asap.


You the real MVP.

seriously though. good shit by you dudes

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:24 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:Welp, done with summer.



Me too. Firm waits a few weeks before offering so we're in the shit-your-pants and wait period.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:28 pm

My firm just gave us self-review forms to fill out before our final reviews. The form SA ys to talk about strengths, places you improved, and things you still need to work on with regard to stuff like legal skills and professionalism.

How critical of myself should I be here? I can think of a bunch of work I could have done better on and I'm pretty burgers so I never know if I'm rubbing people the wrong way. So there's a bunch of stuff I could write about, but I don't know if a lot of it was noticed by anyone other than me.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:41 pm

My summer ended yesterday too.

We were told to "bill" everything (lunches, baseball games, sitting around the office doing nothing, etc.). Doing so, I was on pace to "bill" 2400 hours. Cannot imagine how people do that for real work. Though in roughly 18 months, I won't have to imagine it, so that's great.

It seemed like all the other summers at the firm really loved it. Lots of "Didn't we choose a great firm?", "So happy with my choice" and so on. I didn't have any bad experiences this summer, but I can't wrap my head around the mindset. It was fine, the people were fine, but how can you know?

I did have two different first-year associates bring up the idea of a raise to 190 to me. So it's basically confirmed.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby BigZuck » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My firm just gave us self-review forms to fill out before our final reviews. The form SA ys to talk about strengths, places you improved, and things you still need to work on with regard to stuff like legal skills and professionalism.

How critical of myself should I be here? I can think of a bunch of work I could have done better on and I'm pretty burgers so I never know if I'm rubbing people the wrong way. So there's a bunch of stuff I could write about, but I don't know if a lot of it was noticed by anyone other than me.

Just based on what you said I would go with a medium level of critical when it comes to legal skills (not as critical as you can be/want to be but not ignoring obvious stuff either) and I wouldn't be critical about your professionalism at all (if you have even just a moderate level of burgers I don't think you could articulate this in a way that will read well)

...no offer?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby papercut » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:45 pm

Kratos wrote:
DJ JD wrote:
J9ofDiamonds wrote:
El Pollito wrote:that's amazing if true


Also, you guys are shitty class mates. We had an event that turned into a total shitshow last night and one of my boys from my class was starting to get out of control and inapproriate, so a few of us got him the fuck out of there asap.


You the real MVP.

seriously though. good shit by you dudes


From the story, it sounds like if they had gotten tongue-bro out of there, he would have fucked up hard the next time he had the chance.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:38 pm

Anyone here summer at Paul Hastings? Willing to share their experience? (Anon of course)

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:56 pm

Got an offer (yay) but they gave us the real nice offer letters at our celebration. Got drunk, left it at the bar. Do I just call up the recruiter and ask to re-send the sheet for us to sign? Kinda embarrassing.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:05 pm

Any firms send no offers via snail mail?

Waiting for call/email still. Haven't heard from other summers; didn't want to ask. Still working at at another firm & thus haven't been able to check my mailbox.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Legen..waitforit » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:50 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby bearsfan23 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My summer ended yesterday too.

We were told to "bill" everything (lunches, baseball games, sitting around the office doing nothing, etc.). Doing so, I was on pace to "bill" 2400 hours. Cannot imagine how people do that for real work. Though in roughly 18 months, I won't have to imagine it, so that's great.

It seemed like all the other summers at the firm really loved it. Lots of "Didn't we choose a great firm?", "So happy with my choice" and so on. I didn't have any bad experiences this summer, but I can't wrap my head around the mindset. It was fine, the people were fine, but how can you know?

I did have two different first-year associates bring up the idea of a raise to 190 to me. So it's basically confirmed.


Has anybody else heard this? Would be amazing if true but I don't want to get too excited yet

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby beepboopbeep » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:03 pm

Thank god first-year associates are the ones deciding first-year-associate pay

edit: Half Life 3 NY to 190 confirmed
Last edited by beepboopbeep on Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:08 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:Thank god first-year associates are the ones deciding first-year-associate pay

edit: NY to 190 confirmed


well if we can read anything into the cryptic answers provided by the compensation committee...

NY to 190.

(hah. sigh.)

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:13 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
beepboopbeep wrote:Thank god first-year associates are the ones deciding first-year-associate pay

edit: NY to 190 confirmed


well if we can read anything into the cryptic answers provided by the compensation committee...

NY to 190.

(hah. sigh.)

I was talking to some other summers and they heard rumblings that firms will be bumping salaries to "at least 180K." That's a direct quote.

So I think we're pretty well on our way to 190K here guys, nice work.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:20 pm

BigZuck wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
beepboopbeep wrote:Thank god first-year associates are the ones deciding first-year-associate pay

edit: NY to 190 confirmed


well if we can read anything into the cryptic answers provided by the compensation committee...

NY to 190.

(hah. sigh.)

I was talking to some other summers and they heard rumblings that firms will be bumping salaries to "at least 180K." That's a direct quote.

So I think we're pretty well on our way to 190K here guys, nice work.


I guess that's specific to NY?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby 03152016 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:20 pm

we did it

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:27 pm

Congrats guys. Preciate all the hard work on the march to 190.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015

Postby wiz » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:27 pm

Checking in for NY to 190.




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