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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby Nebby » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:07 pm

rpupkin wrote:
merde_happens wrote:
Tiny Rick! wrote:LOL

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:yeah I guess my wording sounded vapid but this is what I was trying to get at. are there online resources or guides on this type of thing?


Not really, your best bet is probably talking with students that have already summered at firms/paying attention to that sort of stuff during callbacks. You also have the option at certain firms of taking "second looks", which are more relaxed/casual in nature - those might give you a better sense of how people interact with one another socially/outside of the office.

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby Lincoln » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:52 pm

Yeah lol wtf and all that, but to actually answer your question, my buddy at PW (corporate) did a lot more stuff like this than we did at my firm, where it was very partner-dependent (i.e. individual partners would invite or ok associates to go to sports events, do bar tabs, etc. on the firm's dime) and thus more rare. So maybe PW?

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby rpupkin » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:32 pm

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2014 wrote:You are taking a beating here and i get why, but it's not actually a terrible question. Firms in the city are pretty varied in what level and types of morale boosting fringe benefits they offer and there's not great information on it.

The real issue is that it's not a good reason to choose between firms but it may make more of a difference than some other stupid grasps at differentiating factors that get discussed here.

yeah I guess my wording sounded vapid but this is what I was trying to get at. are there online resources or guides on this type of thing?

I feel bad now. I don't think folks are LOL'ing at you for being vapid; they're more LOL'ing at the notion that the words "fun" and "nyc law firms" can go together.

Anyway, I'll say this: some firms are known for being more fun and freespending when it comes to summer-associate events; the regular associates are often invited to those events as well. Latham and PW both fall into that category. I'm sure there are others.

But outside of summer-associate events and holiday parties, most firm-subsidized fun will be, as Lincoln suggested, dependent on the groups or partners you're working with. It can be hit or miss.

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby ballouttacontrol » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:51 pm

firm-subsidized fun actually kinda blows IME if you're someone thats actually tryna turn up. when shit's firm subsidized inevitably the wrong person will show up thinking that they are invited and will inevitably have a bad time which can then blow back hard on the ppl that actually got turnt

I would give specific examples from intern events I've personally been part of or hosted but they'd be very outing

much better to find your own actual crew from work (if ur careful and selective) or non-work friends where ur all on the same page so u can actually turn up and have fun. IF this is what u actually mean, then just select a firm with a lot of chill seeming young associates in ur practice group. If ur firm has a lot of chill young assocs u will def b able to find ppl to turn up with. just don't join a practice group with 99% married ppl or ur gonna have a bad time

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:04 pm

ballouttacontrol wrote:firm-subsidized fun actually kinda blows IME if you're someone thats actually tryna turn up. when shit's firm subsidized inevitably the wrong person will show up thinking that they are invited and will inevitably have a bad time which can then blow back hard on the ppl that actually got turnt

I would give specific examples from intern events I've personally been part of or hosted but they'd be very outing

much better to find your own actual crew from work (if ur careful and selective) or non-work friends where ur all on the same page so u can actually turn up and have fun. IF this is what u actually mean, then just select a firm with a lot of chill seeming young associates in ur practice group. If ur firm has a lot of chill young assocs u will def b able to find ppl to turn up with. just don't join a practice group with 99% married ppl or ur gonna have a bad time


@rpumkin dw I dont take it personally I get why people here went in on me. thanks everyone for recommending firms, and thanks ballouttacontrol because I needed this perspective

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby dailygrind » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:41 pm

Isn't Willkie famous for this sort of thing? Maybe that's just from back when I was going through OCI.

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby Blackfish » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:48 pm

It's probably one of the frattiest firms in NY.

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:12 am

Rahviveh wrote:Latham, Skadden, Paul Weiss.


I'm at one of these firms and the generous perks are definitely appreciated.

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby Abbie Doobie » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:17 am

i hear skadden has a cheese plates...that sounds pretty fun


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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby RaceJudicata » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:12 am

ballouttacontrol wrote:firm-subsidized fun actually kinda blows IME if you're someone thats actually tryna turn up. when shit's firm subsidized inevitably the wrong person will show up thinking that they are invited and will inevitably have a bad time which can then blow back hard on the ppl that actually got turnt

I would give specific examples from intern events I've personally been part of or hosted but they'd be very outing

much better to find your own actual crew from work (if ur careful and selective) or non-work friends where ur all on the same page so u can actually turn up and have fun. IF this is what u actually mean, then just select a firm with a lot of chill seeming young associates in ur practice group. If ur firm has a lot of chill young assocs u will def b able to find ppl to turn up with. just don't join a practice group with 99% married ppl or ur gonna have a bad time


Never has a post matched the poster's handle better than this..

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby Lincoln » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:31 am

ballouttacontrol wrote:firm-subsidized fun actually kinda blows IME if you're someone thats actually tryna turn up. when shit's firm subsidized inevitably the wrong person will show up thinking that they are invited and will inevitably have a bad time which can then blow back hard on the ppl that actually got turnt

I would give specific examples from intern events I've personally been part of or hosted but they'd be very outing

much better to find your own actual crew from work (if ur careful and selective) or non-work friends where ur all on the same page so u can actually turn up and have fun. IF this is what u actually mean, then just select a firm with a lot of chill seeming young associates in ur practice group. If ur firm has a lot of chill young assocs u will def b able to find ppl to turn up with. just don't join a practice group with 99% married ppl or ur gonna have a bad time


This post is amazing.

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby 1styearlateral » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:
ballouttacontrol wrote:firm-subsidized fun actually kinda blows IME if you're someone thats actually tryna turn up. when shit's firm subsidized inevitably the wrong person will show up thinking that they are invited and will inevitably have a bad time which can then blow back hard on the ppl that actually got turnt

I would give specific examples from intern events I've personally been part of or hosted but they'd be very outing

much better to find your own actual crew from work (if ur careful and selective) or non-work friends where ur all on the same page so u can actually turn up and have fun. IF this is what u actually mean, then just select a firm with a lot of chill seeming young associates in ur practice group. If ur firm has a lot of chill young assocs u will def b able to find ppl to turn up with. just don't join a practice group with 99% married ppl or ur gonna have a bad time


@rpumkin dw I dont take it personally I get why people here went in on me. thanks everyone for recommending firms, and thanks ballouttacontrol because I needed this perspective

You understood that??

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Re: fun nyc law firms??

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:42 pm

Fun summer or fun associate experience? Those can be very different



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