Unhappy V100 First Year (shocker!)

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Unhappy V100 First Year (shocker!)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:27 am

I am a 2016 T14 grad who is roughly 7 months into biglaw at a west coast firm. I intended to do both corporate and real estate transactional work as a junior associate and made this clear to the firm when they offered me. Now that I have been there a few months, I am working all corporate and no real estate deals. I feel like I was misled about the opportunity and am being dragged into the corporate group, mostly M&A (which I hate).

My debt is below $10,000 and I know that I don't want to be a biglaw associate forever. Do I (i) stick it out for a year, get my bonus, and leave (ii) stay for a year and request a practice group change at my review (iii) ask for a practice group change now? I know that my current practice group chair won't want to lose me, while the real estate chair is likely indifferent. All input appreciated.

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Re: Unhappy V100 First Year (shocker!)

Postby dailygrind » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:26 am

Instead of formally requesting a practice group change, could you talk to a few guys in the real estate group and try to get a few assignments sourced more organically? Making a formal request for a practice group change probably makes sense at some point, but you should exhaust other options first.

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