Summer Associate Class of 2017

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Where are you working this summer?

NYC
52
26%
DC
16
8%
LA
13
6%
Chicago
19
9%
Boston
9
4%
Texas
25
12%
San Fransisco
16
8%
Atlanta
5
2%
Philly
9
4%
Other
37
18%
 
Total votes: 201

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 18, 2017 3:37 pm

best summer lunch spots in midtown go

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Gray » Thu May 18, 2017 3:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:best summer lunch spots in midtown go

relatedly, best ways to not gain 10 lbs this summer?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby deepseapartners » Thu May 18, 2017 4:07 pm

Gray wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:best summer lunch spots in midtown go

relatedly, best ways to not gain 10 lbs this summer?

Most people will probably say something along the lines of stick to water or tea when you are working or at lunch; don't binge drink super often, and drink less beer when you do go out; don't overload on bread or super carb-heavy entrees/desserts every single day; etc.

Personally though, I think the single most important way to not gain weight is to be mindful of how much food you are consuming, the same way you might want to keep track of how much booze you're drinking when you go out. For me, I didn't want to limit what I could eat at lunches or dinners, so that meant that I basically never ate snacks at work (maybe some fruit at staff meetings), stuck to sparkling water instead of soda, and didn't eat a lot of drunk food on my way home from a night out. But that was just my experience based on what I knew I could do and still be happy with my choices.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Hand » Thu May 18, 2017 4:10 pm

Gray wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:best summer lunch spots in midtown go

relatedly, best ways to not gain 10 lbs this summer?

Just do a lot of uppers, they'll suppress your appetite

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby sublime » Thu May 18, 2017 4:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:best summer lunch spots in midtown go


What is the budget?

ETA: just either get a Zagats or look and see what Michelin starred places are around.

Marea is pretty popular at my firm, but it's really whatever you want.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby PourMeTea » Thu May 18, 2017 4:21 pm

Hand wrote:
Gray wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:best summer lunch spots in midtown go

relatedly, best ways to not gain 10 lbs this summer?

Just do a lot of uppers, they'll suppress your appetite

this doesn't help too much if you're binge drinking every night. relatedly, don't binge drink every night.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 18, 2017 10:20 pm

Any skadden summers here able to confirm/deny if summers get windowed offices?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby axel.foley » Thu May 18, 2017 11:16 pm

Any tips for the first week?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby BasilHallward » Thu May 18, 2017 11:31 pm

Hand wrote:
Gray wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:best summer lunch spots in midtown go

relatedly, best ways to not gain 10 lbs this summer?

Just do a lot of uppers, they'll suppress your appetite



+1

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby SmokeytheBear » Fri May 19, 2017 1:57 am

Gray wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:best summer lunch spots in midtown go

relatedly, best ways to not gain 10 lbs this summer?


Split infinitive. No offer.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 19, 2017 7:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any skadden summers here able to confirm/deny if summers get windowed offices?


Shared office with junior in windowed office in NY.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 19, 2017 8:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any skadden summers here able to confirm/deny if summers get windowed offices?


Summers share offices in Chicago & all have windows.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Gray » Fri May 19, 2017 8:51 am

SmokeytheBear wrote:
Gray wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:best summer lunch spots in midtown go

relatedly, best ways to not gain 10 lbs this summer?


Split infinitive. No offer.

It won't be the split infinitive it will be skipping every evening event

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby PeanutsNJam » Fri May 19, 2017 9:02 am

Been asked to last min proofread something. Seems like pointing out split infinitives is a good way to get no offered.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby texas1100 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:43 am

Gray wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:best summer lunch spots in midtown go

relatedly, best ways to not gain 10 lbs this summer?


Exercise?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby sublime » Fri May 19, 2017 9:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any skadden summers here able to confirm/deny if summers get windowed offices?


Shared office with junior in windowed office in NY.


Seems rough for the junior.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby maroon175 » Fri May 19, 2017 12:32 pm

texas1100 wrote:
Gray wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:best summer lunch spots in midtown go

relatedly, best ways to not gain 10 lbs this summer?


Exercise?


speaking of.. are any firms offering gym membership discounts for summer associates?

easy way to not gain is to cut back on drinking at events. nurse the same glass of beer (or vodka w/seltzer) throughout the event. you'll look weird if you don't order any drinks at all.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Gray » Fri May 19, 2017 12:39 pm

maroon175 wrote:you'll look weird if you don't order any drinks at all.

FWIW this is not true. I don't like to drink, and I don't feel weird not ordering a drink. If you don't want one then don't have one. The only drinking faux pas is getting shitfaced and making an ass of yourself.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby maroon175 » Fri May 19, 2017 12:43 pm

Gray wrote:
maroon175 wrote:you'll look weird if you don't order any drinks at all.

FWIW this is not true. I don't like to drink, and I don't feel weird not ordering a drink. If you don't want one then don't have one. The only drinking faux pas is getting shitfaced and making an ass of yourself.


look weird =/= feel weird

but I get what you're saying

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby sublime » Fri May 19, 2017 12:48 pm

Gray wrote:
maroon175 wrote:you'll look weird if you don't order any drinks at all.

FWIW this is not true. I don't like to drink, and I don't feel weird not ordering a drink. If you don't want one then don't have one. The only drinking faux pas is getting shitfaced and making an ass of yourself.


Yea. It's fine and nobody cares. I probably would get at least a soda or water, but nobody cares either way, assuming you don't get shitfaced and do something dumb.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Iwanttolawschool » Fri May 19, 2017 1:14 pm

sublime wrote:
Gray wrote:
maroon175 wrote:you'll look weird if you don't order any drinks at all.

FWIW this is not true. I don't like to drink, and I don't feel weird not ordering a drink. If you don't want one then don't have one. The only drinking faux pas is getting shitfaced and making an ass of yourself.


Yea. It's fine and nobody cares. I probably would get at least a soda or water, but nobody cares either way, assuming you don't get shitfaced and do something dumb.


It's a well established fact that you can't become a go-to associate or eventual partner unless you know how to drink heavily but still hold your liquor. If you don't drink, you'll only last 3 years and have low hours.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby zhenders » Fri May 19, 2017 1:29 pm

Yeah, I don't know where people got the impression that law firms care whether you drink or not, as some rule. What people care about is whether you are enjoyable to be around in social contexts. As frat-like as some firms may be, nobody's going to be sticking a beer hat on your head. Just be cool.

ETA: be normal and generally cool. That's the only social rule you need to follow. BE. NORMAL.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby PeanutsNJam » Fri May 19, 2017 1:39 pm

Idk about you guys but when I'm full time I'm gonna insist on tasting every "gin-and-tonic" a summer has to make sure they're not trying to commit fraud with soda water and lime.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby stoopkid13 » Fri May 19, 2017 1:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:best summer lunch spots in midtown go


I have a lunch at Milos coming up which I'm really looking forward to. I've been there before and highly recommend.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 19, 2017 11:25 pm

Hand wrote:
ookoshi wrote:
axel.foley wrote:
JustMe83 wrote:What is the consensus on wearing a white tee under button down shirts? I always do this when buttoning up for a suit/tie, but I'm working at a business casual firm so the top button will usually be open, and I feel like it looks decidedly dorky and low class to have a white t collar popping out from under, say, a blue or lavender shirt. But at the same time I don't want to risk sweating through my button down and the tee gives some nice protection from that. Would wearing a white tank top instead work, or is that some sort of faux pas?

V neck undershirts will solve your problem. I would not go for a tank top (I assume you mean a wife beater) as that seems odd with business attire.

Yeah, no to tank tops, use v-necks if you about the undershirt showing. The rule I was taught (no idea if it's right) with dress shirts was to only leave the collar unbuttoned if it was a point or spread collar shirt, in which case even a crew neck undershirt was usually fully covered. With a button down collar however, I was taught to leave the top non-collar button unbuttoned as well. My solution was just to not wear button down collar shirts to work.

pretty sure the rule is to unbutton at least 3 buttons

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I'm working in LA this summer. There are associates who basically dress like this....




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