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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Postby Gray » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:19 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:11 pm

Going to a client-organized charity event in the near future. Seeking tips on how not to make a fool of myself.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Going to a client-organized charity event in the near future. Seeking tips on how not to make a fool of myself.


The same as any other day of the week? Clients have less immediate impact on your career than the lawyers at your firm as a summer associate so you should probably not worry more than you do in your normal interactions

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby OneShot2009 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone else feel exhausted at the end of the work week? I'm an introvert, though force myself to be social and outgoing when I'm at work. At the end of the week I am so tired that even on the weekend I sleep in, chill all day, and still am tired by 11pm. Anyone else like this?


I'm an extrovert, I'm super outgoing...And I still feel this exact same way. Its not just you, don't worry!

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby foregetaboutdre » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:57 am

OneShot2009 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:anyone else feel exhausted at the end of the work week? I'm an introvert, though force myself to be social and outgoing when I'm at work. At the end of the week I am so tired that even on the weekend I sleep in, chill all day, and still am tired by 11pm. Anyone else like this?


I'm an extrovert, I'm super outgoing...And I still feel this exact same way. Its not just you, don't worry!


i think its only natural. i was pretty exhausted after work too my first two weeks and have been getting a little better. i remember as a 1L feeling pretty wiped after class and when i started new jobs feeling the same way.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:12 am

Martin Brody wrote:If you're not getting you're lunch paid for every day you're doing something terribly wrong.


Are allotted free lunches normal in NYC? I'm in a non-NYC office and we have no limits. A partner actually bitched at me for buying my own lunch the other day and I'm pretty sure he was being serious.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Vincent Adultman » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Martin Brody wrote:If you're not getting you're lunch paid for every day you're doing something terribly wrong.


Are allotted free lunches normal in NYC? I'm in a non-NYC office and we have no limits. A partner actually bitched at me for buying my own lunch the other day and I'm pretty sure he was being serious.


I'm sure he was. The main point of the summer is to let he firm show you a good time. Why would you not let them pay for your lunch?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby AceofSky » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:15 pm

Anyone have GroupMes or other group chats with the summer group? Anyone have had anything interesting happen to either you or a summer? seeking some juicy gossip :twisted:

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have GroupMes or other group chats with the summer group? Anyone have had anything interesting happen to either you or a summer? seeking some juicy gossip :twisted:

My summer group had a GroupMe (this was 2015). Seemed a little weird/fratty at the time but was otherwise a cute bonding opportunity with the class.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:59 pm

Martin Brody wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Martin Brody wrote:If you're not getting you're lunch paid for every day you're doing something terribly wrong.


Are allotted free lunches normal in NYC? I'm in a non-NYC office and we have no limits. A partner actually bitched at me for buying my own lunch the other day and I'm pretty sure he was being serious.


I'm sure he was. The main point of the summer is to let he firm show you a good time. Why would you not let them pay for your lunch?


Oh I normally do. I just only had a few minutes to eat on this particular day because I was rushing to meet a deadline.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby ausimpv » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:18 pm

AceofSky wrote:Anyone have GroupMes or other group chats with the summer group? Anyone have had anything interesting happen to either you or a summer? seeking some juicy gossip :twisted:

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lmaoooo

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:16 pm

definitely working too much

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:10 am

Does anyone know the protocol for interviewing during an SA for other firms/clerkships/government? As in what you tell the firm when you are requesting a day off?

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Postby Vincent Adultman » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know the protocol for interviewing during an SA for other firms/clerkships/government? As in what you tell the firm when you are requesting a day off?


Doctors appointment if for another firm or government. Tell them the truth if it's for a clerkship.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:22 am

Martin Brody wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know the protocol for interviewing during an SA for other firms/clerkships/government? As in what you tell the firm when you are requesting a day off?


Doctors appointment if for another firm or government. Tell them the truth if it's for a clerkship.

ok perfect that's what I thought.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:47 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:definitely working too much


Also have needed a suit 2-3 days a week so far. Only owning one suit has been workable but two would've been better

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:41 pm

How many Michelin stars does everyone have under their belts so far?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:50 pm

Anyone else hate it? I'm in a smaller market. Only 2 SAs at the whole firm. No baller lunches/dinners, the one event we've had was boring with low turnout from associates and partners, and they're grinding me work-wise.

I'm a 1L so will have other options but I'm worried about a no-offer based on not fitting in with the firm's culture.

All actually helpful advice is much appreciated.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Vincent Adultman » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else hate it? I'm in a smaller market. Only 2 SAs at the whole firm. No baller lunches/dinners, the one event we've had was boring with low turnout from associates and partners, and they're grinding me work-wise.

I'm a 1L so will have other options but I'm worried about a no-offer based on not fitting in with the firm's culture.

All actually helpful advice is much appreciated.


You're probably fine. Remember, you work for lawyers. I can't tell you how many times I have been bamboozled by lawyers who I think hate me, but actually like me and think I'm doing a good job (which I find out months later indirectly). Plus you're a summer and nobody expects anything from you except for you to try hard and have a good attitude. Grind it out and look elsewhere.

But I hate to be the bearer of bad news, even though you got unlucky with regard to your summer experience, this is how real life is at most firms. You grind out lots of days and there aren't many fun events going on. So consider other options besides a firm if it'a really not for you, as opposed to just being disappointed in your summer expectations.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else hate it? I'm in a smaller market. Only 2 SAs at the whole firm. No baller lunches/dinners, the one event we've had was boring with low turnout from associates and partners, and they're grinding me work-wise.

I'm a 1L so will have other options but I'm worried about a no-offer based on not fitting in with the firm's culture.

All actually helpful advice is much appreciated.

I was the anon from a few pages ago who asked the same question. I hate it too - I am at a pretty good/selective firm in a major market. The work is fine, the people are fine, and the events are fine, but it's definitely not the job for me. If I do get an offer, I will be declining. The good news is some jobs I really do want are starting to open up apps, so at least I have something to work towards.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How many Michelin stars does everyone have under their belts so far?


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D :D :) 8)

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:20 pm

I've never been to a summer reception but the invites came in. Other than being a normal human being and not being desperate af, any advice on how to make the event worth it?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby malibustacy » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've never been to a summer reception but the invites came in. Other than being a normal human being and not being desperate af, any advice on how to make the event worth it?


Eat and drink a lot. But seriously, practice talking to lawyers, see what's on their mind. That's what will help you for OCI.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby clshopeful » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:17 pm

malibustacy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I've never been to a summer reception but the invites came in. Other than being a normal human being and not being desperate af, any advice on how to make the event worth it?


Eat and drink a lot. But seriously, practice talking to lawyers, see what's on their mind. That's what will help you for OCI.


I never went to any of those events, just always felt too forced to socialize, awkward, and having little to no chance of creating a job opportunity. I think the real benefit is just to practice talking/communicating



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