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Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:30 pm

Following Kirkland, DPW NY and DC offices can opt to work up to twenty (20) hours a week at $80/hour. They just made the offer to 2015 summers this weekend.

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby instride91 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:56 pm

Let's hope more firms follow this trend.

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Postby 03152016 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:59 pm

instride91 wrote:Let's hope more firms follow this trend.

i would do this in a heartbeat

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby chuckbass » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:07 pm

Brut wrote:
instride91 wrote:Let's hope more firms follow this trend.

i would do this in a heartbeat

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby thesealocust » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:11 pm

How do these programs work? Is it for local students only? Is it limited to certain groups or certain kinds of work? Do you commit to a certain number of hours, or certain projects, or just get put in a pool as work is available?

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Leonardo DiCaprio » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:13 pm

that's pretty awesome. but it would suck if it's just limited to local students in NY/DC/Chi etc.

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:16 pm

thesealocust wrote:How do these programs work? Is it for local students only? Is it limited to certain groups or certain kinds of work? Do you commit to a certain number of hours, or certain projects, or just get put in a pool as work is available?


It appears to be for people who would like to work out of the NY or DC office as a base, but I'm sure some remote work is expected. It seems to be open to all incoming associates, although they didn't say which groups specifically will be assigning work (for example, I doubt the Bankruptcy group will be looking for extra PT work...). You are placed in a pool with work allocated on a first come, first serve basis, limited to 20 hours per week.

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:30 pm

For Kirkland, part time work was offered to all summers who accept their offer - all by remote log in. It's also still a part of the free market system. So I've had to reach out to partners and associates to see if they need any help on their matters. If I can get a steady flow of work going it's basically the best deal ever. I'm not sure if this is because they're busy or a recruiting tactic, or both, but its pretty awesome.

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Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:36 pm

NYC to 190K

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:41 pm

Why isn't Kirkland or DPW publicizing this? I just did a second look at DPW and you would think this would be a selling point to try to convince offerees to come. Why hasn't this news made it to the firm website, ATL or promotional material?

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby smaug » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Why isn't Kirkland or DPW publicizing this? I just did a second look at DPW and you would think this would be a selling point to try to convince offerees to come. Why hasn't this news made it to the firm website, ATL or promotional material?

It's not entirely a new thing/other firms have been doing it on a smaller scale for a long time.

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby thesealocust » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:46 pm

Might also be a pilot, so they don't want to promise it to rising 2Ls yet?

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:51 pm

I get the feeling it's a test run. None of the attorneys I've reached out to knew about it. And we only heard about the program in the last week of the summer.

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:11 pm

I am a full time associate and would like the opportunity to work 20 hours a week for $80/hour.

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Postby Purplebook » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:27 pm

dixiecupdrinking wrote:I am a full time associate and would like the opportunity to work 20 hours a week for $80/hour.


Remotely to boot!

I'd live life like this if possible, to be honest.

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Postby ManoftheHour » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:37 pm

chuckbass wrote:
Brut wrote:
instride91 wrote:Let's hope more firms follow this trend.

i would do this in a heartbeat

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby ManoftheHour » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:38 pm

Shit, I'd do it for less.

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby DJ JD » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:00 pm

I need to re-adjust my prestige radar because the places that I honestly could still care less about are offering cool stuff like this.

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:14 pm

sucks to be UChicago 3L headed to DPW.

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:sucks to be UChicago 3L headed to DPW.


I wouldn't assume that a Chicago 3L couldn't work remotely. The work will just be based out of the New York or DC office. I don't know how they intend to work that logistically, but since Harvard students were the largest group in the summer class (with YLS not far behind), I don't imagine they are automatically excluding all non-NY/DC-based students.

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:22 pm

DPW did this last year too. idk the full scope but I know there were some CLS and NYU 3Ls/future lit assocs doing doc review for some big litigations for like 20 hours a week in extra offices. I don't know if/whether they could work remotely. But this isn't a new thing.

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:35 am

If you were transactional, I could see this being pretty awful, actually. You're pulled into and off deals when you hit the 20 hour mark? Pretty easy to do, and hard to balance with school workload. I'd rather save the fun for later and 3LOL. You'll have plenty of time to work later and not let people down by telling them, "whoops! Just hit 20!" This seems like a recipe for writing down your hours and working a lot past your 20 just so you don't make a bad impression

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:If you were transactional, I could see this being pretty awful, actually. You're pulled into and off deals when you hit the 20 hour mark? Pretty easy to do, and hard to balance with school workload. I'd rather save the fun for later and 3LOL. You'll have plenty of time to work later and not let people down by telling them, "whoops! Just hit 20!" This seems like a recipe for writing down your hours and working a lot past your 20 just so you don't make a bad impression


and paying $50k down in loans.

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Re: Davis Polk offering PT work $80/hour to 3Ls

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:If you were transactional, I could see this being pretty awful, actually. You're pulled into and off deals when you hit the 20 hour mark? Pretty easy to do, and hard to balance with school workload. I'd rather save the fun for later and 3LOL. You'll have plenty of time to work later and not let people down by telling them, "whoops! Just hit 20!" This seems like a recipe for writing down your hours and working a lot past your 20 just so you don't make a bad impression


and paying $50k down in loans.


I can see this working for lit or for 3Ls attending NYC schools, but how can you do capital market, M&A, and other non-IP/financial regulations related transactional work remotely? I doubt many 3Ls interested in transactional work can get any where close to 20 hours/week (or even average 5 hours/week). Perhaps that's why DPW isn't really advertising this and why K&E's program isn't attracting top students interested in corporate away from Cravath/S&C/Wachtell.

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