1styearlateral wrote:As someone who didn't summer in NYC biglaw, how do associates deal with going to these SA events and working the long hours?
The events are purely optional for associates. It varies by firm, but some events are limited to certain practice groups at some firms and at other firms anyone can go to anything so long as they have RSVPed before the cutoff. There is an understanding that if shit flares up and you need to miss it, not a big deal. But usually the events are pretty fun with all the stops pulled out.
It's also summer, so YOLO you know. You're just a little rough around the edges the next morning. If I werent waking up hungover on a Wednesday from a summer event the night prior, I'd probably be waking up hungover on my own volition.