Summer Associate Class of 2017

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Where are you working this summer?

NYC
69
27%
DC
20
8%
LA
16
6%
Chicago
22
9%
Boston
12
5%
Texas
31
12%
San Fransisco
20
8%
Atlanta
7
3%
Philly
13
5%
Other
47
18%
 
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Johann » Sat May 20, 2017 1:41 am

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.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby SmokeytheBear » Sat May 20, 2017 2:09 am

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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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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Minnietron » Sat May 20, 2017 8:31 am

Guide to Pulling Off This Look:
Rule 1 to : be attractive.
Rule 2: don't be unattractive. (This also applies for offers.)
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 20, 2017 2:17 pm

For business professional for women, if I chose to wear a gray skirt suit should it be dark grey or light grey. And what color top goes well with it (if wearing black heels). I usually wear black suits with a blue button up but I want to do something different since that's all I ever wore to interviews.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Dr. Nefario » Sat May 20, 2017 2:56 pm

AE with a pretty solid Chili special right now if you still don't have shoes or just want to splurge. $245 is not bad at all. Student discount would normally get you around $295.

https://www.allenedmonds.com/chili-collection/

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Postby Gray » Sat May 20, 2017 3:25 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 20, 2017 3:35 pm

Gray wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For business professional for women, if I chose to wear a gray skirt suit should it be dark grey or light grey. And what color top goes well with it (if wearing black heels). I usually wear black suits with a blue button up but I want to do something different since that's all I ever wore to interviews.

Just preference--I'd do dark grey with white, light grey or light blue. Light pink can look good too but it's not really my thing. Light grey suits can look a little too casual (like the light grey suiting at jcrew)


Are black shirts with the dark grey suits a no no?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby MurdockLLP » Sat May 20, 2017 4:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Gray wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For business professional for women, if I chose to wear a gray skirt suit should it be dark grey or light grey. And what color top goes well with it (if wearing black heels). I usually wear black suits with a blue button up but I want to do something different since that's all I ever wore to interviews.

Just preference--I'd do dark grey with white, light grey or light blue. Light pink can look good too but it's not really my thing. Light grey suits can look a little too casual (like the light grey suiting at jcrew)


Are black shirts with the dark grey suits a no no?


Is your SA with the mob?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby EncyclopediaOrange » Sat May 20, 2017 5:05 pm

Dr. Nefario wrote:AE with a pretty solid Chili special right now if you still don't have shoes or just want to splurge. $245 is not bad at all. Student discount would normally get you around $295.

https://www.allenedmonds.com/chili-collection/


To follow up on this, is there a double super secret student special that includes shoe trees? I remember seeing that somewhere but it looks like it's just a discount.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Dr. Nefario » Sat May 20, 2017 5:23 pm

EncyclopediaOrange wrote:
Dr. Nefario wrote:AE with a pretty solid Chili special right now if you still don't have shoes or just want to splurge. $245 is not bad at all. Student discount would normally get you around $295.

https://www.allenedmonds.com/chili-collection/


To follow up on this, is there a double super secret student special that includes shoe trees? I remember seeing that somewhere but it looks like it's just a discount.


There used to be one that was $350 for shoe trees, belt, and shoes. DK if they do it anymore.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sat May 20, 2017 5:33 pm

Dr. Nefario wrote:
EncyclopediaOrange wrote:
Dr. Nefario wrote:AE with a pretty solid Chili special right now if you still don't have shoes or just want to splurge. $245 is not bad at all. Student discount would normally get you around $295.

https://www.allenedmonds.com/chili-collection/


To follow up on this, is there a double super secret student special that includes shoe trees? I remember seeing that somewhere but it looks like it's just a discount.


There used to be one that was $350 for shoe trees, belt, and shoes. DK if they do it anymore.


I don't think they do it anymore. It's now a 25% discount for active members of the military, students, and first responders. Unclear whether the discount applies to the belts and shoe trees (which came in the $350 deal for students previously).

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Postby Gray » Sat May 20, 2017 6:17 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby LoganCouture » Sun May 21, 2017 9:21 pm

Gray wrote:Ladies shopping for summer stuff, code Mystery50 at Ann Taylor appears to apply to suits (50% off)

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 21, 2017 9:27 pm

I start tomorrow and I read last years thread as it was happening and I thought the stress over suit or not suit to a firm that said no need for a suit was stupid.

and now i'm stressing about the same fucking thing.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby TLSModBot » Sun May 21, 2017 9:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I start tomorrow and I read last years thread as it was happening and I thought the stress over suit or not suit to a firm that said no need for a suit was stupid.

and now i'm stressing about the same fucking thing.

And you'll stress over the same stupid shit as us before you for bar prep and the same stupid shit as a first-year associate. There is a Pattern to all things.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Mickfromgm » Sun May 21, 2017 9:46 pm

While I appreciate good fashion, I must point out that since over 95% of SA's get an offer, it could be deduced that fashion sense doesn't matter at all. Also, look at senior associates and partners as a group - a pretty sad looking bunch. :)

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Mullens » Sun May 21, 2017 9:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Gray wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For business professional for women, if I chose to wear a gray skirt suit should it be dark grey or light grey. And what color top goes well with it (if wearing black heels). I usually wear black suits with a blue button up but I want to do something different since that's all I ever wore to interviews.

Just preference--I'd do dark grey with white, light grey or light blue. Light pink can look good too but it's not really my thing. Light grey suits can look a little too casual (like the light grey suiting at jcrew)


Are black shirts with the dark grey suits a no no?


Black dress shirts are always a no for men. Might be too dark for a woman.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby accessislife » Sun May 21, 2017 10:34 pm

LoganCouture wrote:
Gray wrote:Ladies shopping for summer stuff, code Mystery50 at Ann Taylor appears to apply to suits (50% off)

Doing the Lord's work


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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Minnietron » Sun May 21, 2017 10:44 pm

Mickfromgm wrote:While I appreciate good fashion, I must point out that since over 95% of SA's get an offer, it could be deduced that fashion sense doesn't matter at all. Also, look at senior associates and partners as a group - a pretty sad looking bunch. :)

What if 95% of SAs follow TLS fashion advice? Or even 90 and the rest are HCCN?
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Mickfromgm » Mon May 22, 2017 6:54 am

Minnietron wrote:
Mickfromgm wrote:While I appreciate good fashion, I must point out that since over 95% of SA's get an offer, it could be deduced that fashion sense doesn't matter at all. Also, look at senior associates and partners as a group - a pretty sad looking bunch. :)

What if 95% of SAs follow TLS fashion advice? Or even 90 and the rest are HCCN?


You haven't seen SA's in the wild, have you? :)

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby PeanutsNJam » Mon May 22, 2017 12:15 pm

Regarding work product and feedback, no news is always good news? I assume if something I do is unacceptably shitty, someone would tell me about it?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Vincent Adultman » Mon May 22, 2017 12:27 pm

No news is fine. Lawyers are unbelievably bad at giving feedback. That goes double for summers. When you complete a few weeks/projects, just go ask someone.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby RaceJudicata » Mon May 22, 2017 12:39 pm

Martin Brody wrote:No news is fine. Lawyers are unbelievably bad at giving feedback. That goes double for summers. When you complete a few weeks/projects, just go ask someone.


Yeah, this. Don't expect anyone to go out of their way to give you feedback. You often have to go seek it out. I'd also suggest not just popping in an office asking for feedback on the spot. Shoot the person an email asking for a few minutes (like 15) to briefly discuss. This will give them a chance to actually read your work product.



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