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notinitformoney
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Golf and Law?

Postby notinitformoney » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:50 pm

Does this stereotype really hold true? Would it benefit me at all, when applyign to positions at firms, that I am a scratch golfer and was captain of my team in college? Or would they not want to play with me because I would kick their butts?

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Re: Golf and Law?

Postby lsb » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:54 pm

notinitformoney wrote:Does this stereotype really hold true? Would it benefit me at all, when applyign to positions at firms, that I am a scratch golfer and was captain of my team in college? Or would they not want to play with me because I would kick their butts?


Don't worry. If your shooting for biglaw, no one will have any time to golf.

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Re: Golf and Law?

Postby nealric » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:55 pm

Don't worry. If your shooting for biglaw, no one will have any time to golf.


Partners golf for client development. My firm did replace the annual golf tournament with a cycling event though.

Probably won't matter much to a junior associate. You won't be bringing in significant business until you are at least a midlevel (really not until you are on the cusp of partnership)- and then only if you are one of those people likely to make partner.

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Re: Golf and Law?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:35 am

I'd put it down. It's at least a conversation piece with some.

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Re: Golf and Law?

Postby Oban » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:44 am

nealric wrote:
Don't worry. If your shooting for biglaw, no one will have any time to golf.


Partners golf for client development. My firm did replace the annual golf tournament with a cycling event though.

Probably won't matter much to a junior associate. You won't be bringing in significant business until you are at least a midlevel (really not until you are on the cusp of partnership)- and then only if you are one of those people likely to make partner.


I hear cycling is the new golf, at least in the bay area. Which is good since i'm a biker.

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Re: Golf and Law?

Postby snootles76 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:24 am

notinitformoney wrote:Does this stereotype really hold true? Would it benefit me at all, when applyign to positions at firms, that I am a scratch golfer and was captain of my team in college? Or would they not want to play with me because I would kick their butts?


I would definitely put it in my resume. As a previous poster stated, it serves as a nice conversation piece. Plus, it will get you out of the office. Since I started working at a firm 3 months ago, I've played in 1 tournament with partners and have been asked to play 2 other times.

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Re: Golf and Law?

Postby Bustang » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:26 am

If you don't go to a t-14 I heard you are incapable of playing golf.

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Re: Golf and Law?

Postby 06072010 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:39 am

notinitformoney wrote:Does this stereotype really hold true? Would it benefit me at all, when applyign to positions at firms, that I am a scratch golfer and was captain of my team in college? Or would they not want to play with me because I would kick their butts?


The guys and girls at my firm when they can. As a scratch golfer you will embarrass most of them, but if you're aren't a dick about it they will repect yo' skillz. I sure do. If I shoot under triple digits and have enough balls (like golf balls -- but perhaps testicular fortitude as well) to finish all 18, I feel like I just won the PGA championship. My main goal is to get the clubhouse with some dignity so that I can lose it by drinking 10 Makers & Cokes.




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