SMU Class of 2013/2014

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tinyone » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:10 pm

Also, does anyone know what is up with Thompson Coe's salary? Associates only get $86k starting? Is there a bonus system or something that makes that salary worthwhile? I just don't understand how they can recruit at OCI with a salary that is half of most other firms starting salary...

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby fathergoose » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:15 pm

tinyone wrote:Also, does anyone know what is up with Thompson Coe's salary? Associates only get $86k starting? Is there a bonus system or something that makes that salary worthwhile? I just don't understand how they can recruit at OCI with a salary that is half of most other firms starting salary...

Desperate times. 86k is better than 60k or less.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tinyone » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:17 pm

fathergoose wrote:
tinyone wrote:Also, does anyone know what is up with Thompson Coe's salary? Associates only get $86k starting? Is there a bonus system or something that makes that salary worthwhile? I just don't understand how they can recruit at OCI with a salary that is half of most other firms starting salary...

Desperate times. 86k is better than 60k or less.


True. But that is just mean. All their clients are insurance companies, they're not hurting.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby bonnieblue » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:47 pm

I have a friend that works for Thompson Coe Austin and he loves it since the paycheck is still pretty high but the hours are very reasonable. So I guess it's a better firm for the "work/life balance".

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby maxpayne » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:17 pm

Also, insurance companies are starting to clamp down on the money they are paying out to defense firms. In Louisiana, insurance co. have went from paying per hour to paying a flat fee per case file. So, this might be 1% of the reason for the lower salary.

Plus, be happy about 86k. In LA, bigger firms only pay 95k or a tad higher as compared to 160k in Dallas.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tinyone » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:01 pm

TK rejection letters are out. Pretty efficient.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:24 pm

Anyone heard anything from JW?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tfer2222 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:21 pm

Fin Aid Question: if i don't need loans for first semester, but i might for second semester.... do I have to accept anything now or can i keep those offers lingering until then?

And has anyone heard from akin or jones day

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:22 am

tfer2222 wrote:Fin Aid Question: if i don't need loans for first semester, but i might for second semester.... do I have to accept anything now or can i keep those offers lingering until then?

And has anyone heard from akin or jones day

Not that the Dallas firms mimic the Houston firms with their callback routines, but Weil, B&G, and LL are the only firms that I know have made calls in Houston. I don't know about AG or JD in Dallas. Anyone heard from H&B in Dallas?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:24 am

I don't think any firms have really made CB's, from what I can tell.

I just want my rejection letter already so I can move on.


tfer - call the FA office. I think you have to accept loans for both semesters, then cancel the fall ones.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tinyone » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:14 pm

Patton Boggs called with in-office interviews/reception invite today.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:16 pm

Yeah, there are at the very least six Dallas firms that have made at least one call.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:07 pm

Filling out background check stuff makes me feel scared and violated.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tinyone » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:02 pm

chrisokc wrote:Yeah, there are at the very least six Dallas firms that have made at least one call.


TK, Patton Boggs, Weil, Carrington Coleman, HayBoo, & V&E have all made moves

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:40 pm

kalvano wrote:Filling out background check stuff makes me feel scared and violated.

For a government position?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:09 pm

tinyone wrote:
chrisokc wrote:Yeah, there are at the very least six Dallas firms that have made at least one call.


TK, Patton Boggs, Weil, Carrington Coleman, HayBoo, & V&E have all made moves



Dammit. What about JW?

I want my rejection letter!

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:10 pm

chrisokc wrote:
kalvano wrote:Filling out background check stuff makes me feel scared and violated.

For a government position?



Yes indeedy. It feel like dropping the soap.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:17 pm

kalvano wrote:
chrisokc wrote:
kalvano wrote:Filling out background check stuff makes me feel scared and violated.

For a government position?



Yes indeedy. It feel like dropping the soap.

Is it more intrusive than the Declaration of Intent?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:16 pm

Yup. You have to account for everything, not just when you worked. If you were unemployed, someone has to be able to verify that. And the lady said that they will call every name you put down to verify things.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:02 am

kalvano wrote:Yup. You have to account for everything, not just when you worked. If you were unemployed, someone has to be able to verify that. And the lady said that they will call every name you put down to verify things.

Uh, glad I didn't apply.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tfer2222 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:30 pm

tinyone wrote:
chrisokc wrote:Yeah, there are at the very least six Dallas firms that have made at least one call.


TK, Patton Boggs, Weil, Carrington Coleman, HayBoo, & V&E have all made moves


Also Fulbright and Baker&Mckenzie

Still Wondering about JD GD and Akin

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:35 pm

Is everyone ready for their phone to start ringing?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tinyone » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:00 am

SettlePou is sending emails

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:47 pm

Dear gunners:

I was initially disappointed in my 1L year, in that there were no gunners in section 1. I thought I was missing out on one of the essential law school experiences. I now see the error of my ways. Roughly 7 milliseconds after the both of you opened your mouths in class today, I had an almost irrepressible urge to hurl myself out the window behind me and take my chances with the concrete library walkway below me. Should I lose that gamble, at the least the intense and grating pain cause by the sound of your voice would end.

So, as a cautionary note for the future, I would advise you to be careful and judicious. Everyone around the both of you wished nothing but death and destruction to rain down upon you. Further, everyone in the class is equipped with a book that is the approximate equal weight of a half-loaded cement truck. Any more repeat performances like today could indeed cause a hellacious rain of overpriced and supremely heavy textbooks to fall upon you.

Sincerely,

Kal V. Ano, Esq.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Thirteen » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:17 pm

kalvano wrote:Dear gunners:

I was initially disappointed in my 1L year, in that there were no gunners in section 1. I thought I was missing out on one of the essential law school experiences. I now see the error of my ways. Roughly 7 milliseconds after the both of you opened your mouths in class today, I had an almost irrepressible urge to hurl myself out the window behind me and take my chances with the concrete library walkway below me. Should I lose that gamble, at the least the intense and grating pain cause by the sound of your voice would end.

So, as a cautionary note for the future, I would advise you to be careful and judicious. Everyone around the both of you wished nothing but death and destruction to rain down upon you. Further, everyone in the class is equipped with a book that is the approximate equal weight of a half-loaded cement truck. Any more repeat performances like today could indeed cause a hellacious rain of overpriced and supremely heavy textbooks to fall upon you.

Sincerely,

Kal V. Ano, Esq.


:lol:

So far, I've still managed to avoid gunners, probably because most of my classes are filled with the lazy asses from our section.




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