Anonymous User wrote:Does S&C consider 3Ls without a 2L Biglaw SA, at all?
Not really sure.
Burlington4174 wrote:If you were in the NYC office, have you used the new gym? How is it?
Yes. It's decent. Definitely no Equinox but nice enough for a good workout. Not crowded.
Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote: eth1988 wrote:
Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:Dear OP,
How many business cards does it take to soften the blow of thinking that you busted your ass at CLS to nab Kent so you could have the privilege of billing 2300 hours only to make the same as the Paul Hastings 1950 dudes who coasted to median at Cornell?
1. Didn't bust my ass at CLS for Kent. Pretty much checked out for 2L/3L. Once you learn the law school game, you get it.
2. Rather bill 2300 at S&C than bill 1950 at Paul Hastings. Always hear from classmates who work at "life-style" firms complain about not getting enough hours.
I don't know what the subset of associates who get a full bonus and then hope they could bill 350 additional hours is, but I'm confident there are enough to fill a summer class at S&C.
I think we can safely put this thread out to pasture.
It might be difficult for you to understand, but some people like practicing law and are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the law. I would work an extra 350 hours without extra pay if the work is interesting, and I find a lot of my work at S&C to be interesting.
If you want to cruise until you get shitcanned, that's your choice. There are a lot of jobs that pays well (over a career). Should not waste money on law school if you aren't interested in the law.
Anonymous User wrote:Would a litigator ever have the opportunity to rotate through the paris office?
How much discretion would someone have joining the firm out of clerkships (as in, not a former summer) to select their cases and stick to international investigations or competition work
Paris office is more corporate-focused. At S&C, you can define your practice. You can say no to assignments as long as you go out (to senior lawyers), hustle, and get enough international investigations/competition work to feel comfortable. There is definitely a lot of litigation work involving foreign companies.