Why BigLaw?

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Why BigLaw?

Postby goosey » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:05 am

I have to write a ps about why I want big law and I cant think of a reason aside from i want to buy pretty shoes and I want to be able to open doors for my career.

I have a feelign I need to have some grand emotional reason---wth should I say. "I want $$$$$$$$!!!"--->thats the only realistic reason and I feel like saying otherwise would be such clear BS

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:29 am

goosey wrote:I have to write a ps about why I want big law and I cant think of a reason aside from i want to buy pretty shoes and I want to be able to open doors for my career.

I have a feelign I need to have some grand emotional reason---wth should I say. "I want $$$$$$$$!!!"--->thats the only realistic reason and I feel like saying otherwise would be such clear BS



High level training, access to high level clients and work, availablity of better exit options, potential segway into government work, large network to build upon, desire to work in and for a large institution....

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:36 am

goosey wrote: and I want to be able to open doors for my career.
emphasize this.
reasonable_man wrote:High level training, access to high level clients and work, availablity of better exit options, potential segway into government work, large network to build upon, desire to work in and for a large institution....
using this.

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous Loser » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:50 am

reasonable_man wrote:potential segway into government work

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:00 am

Anonymous Loser wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:potential segway into government work

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Hopefully as literal as the pic.

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby ScottRiqui » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:05 am

Darn you, Anonymous Loser - you beat me to the pic! (shakes tiny fist)

Homestyle28, if you do decide to use that phrase in your PS, be aware that it's actually spelled "segue".

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:11 am

ScottRiqui wrote:Darn you, Anonymous Loser - you beat me to the pic! (shakes tiny fist)

Homestyle28, if you do decide to use that phrase in your PS, be aware that it's actually spelled "segue".


Unless I mean an actual, two-wheeled personal transportation device ;) That would make for an awesome PS.

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:22 am

homestyle28 wrote:
ScottRiqui wrote:Darn you, Anonymous Loser - you beat me to the pic! (shakes tiny fist)

Homestyle28, if you do decide to use that phrase in your PS, be aware that it's actually spelled "segue".


Unless I mean an actual, two-wheeled personal transportation device ;) That would make for an awesome PS.


lol I can only imagine what the adcomms would say about that. I'd admit you just for making me laugh.

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:57 am

ITT homestyle outs himself as future NU student.

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:07 am

Desert Fox wrote:ITT homestyle outs himself as future NU student.

You don't think they'll give me need-based aid if I let them know I'll blow it on a segway?

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby uwb09 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:59 am

One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby Renzo » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:03 pm

uwb09 wrote:One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.

If you think reading and classifying documents, and noting them in a spreadsheet is a specialty, then yes.

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:31 pm

Renzo wrote:
uwb09 wrote:One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.

If you think reading and classifying documents, and noting them in a spreadsheet is a specialty, then yes.


So you wanna be a doc review superstar?
And live large, a big house, 225K debt, you're in charge
Comin' up in the world don't trust no body
Gotta look over your shoulder constantly

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby uwb09 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:38 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Renzo wrote:
uwb09 wrote:One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.

If you think reading and classifying documents, and noting them in a spreadsheet is a specialty, then yes.


So you wanna be a doc review superstar?
And live large, a big house, 225K debt, you're in charge
Comin' up in the world don't trust no body
Gotta look over your shoulder constantly

thanks, got my big-law interview opening line set

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby paratactical » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:40 pm

Renzo wrote:
uwb09 wrote:One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.

If you think reading and classifying documents, and noting them in a spreadsheet is a specialty, then yes.

Spreadsheet? What kind of failfirm uses spreadsheets and doesn't have an electronic document tagging system?

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby Renzo » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:53 pm

paratactical wrote:
Renzo wrote:
uwb09 wrote:One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.

If you think reading and classifying documents, and noting them in a spreadsheet is a specialty, then yes.

Spreadsheet? What kind of failfirm uses spreadsheets and doesn't have an electronic document tagging system?


Don't you dare ruin my perfectly good snark by pointing out the hyperbole in it.

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby Adjudicator » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:53 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Renzo wrote:
uwb09 wrote:One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.

If you think reading and classifying documents, and noting them in a spreadsheet is a specialty, then yes.


So you wanna be a doc review superstar?
And live large, a big house, 225K debt, you're in charge
Comin' up in the world don't trust no body
Gotta look over your shoulder constantly


Wow. 180!

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby paratactical » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:58 pm

Renzo wrote:
paratactical wrote:Spreadsheet? What kind of failfirm uses spreadsheets and doesn't have an electronic document tagging system?


Don't you dare ruin my perfectly good snark by pointing out the hyperbole in it.

Sorry, jabroni, didn't mean to trash yoy game. :wink:

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:27 pm

uwb09 wrote:One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.



Lol. Just Lol.

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby uwb09 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:14 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
uwb09 wrote:One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.



Lol. Just Lol.

sorry your experience sucked, I have an immediate family member who has worked at a V100 for 20 years, and a first cousin who has worked at a V20 in Chicago and DC the last 5 years, and their experience, along with other lawyer they work with, lean towards my opinion

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby JazzOne » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:17 pm

uwb09 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
uwb09 wrote:One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.



Lol. Just Lol.

sorry your experience sucked, I have an immediate family member who has worked at a V100 for 20 years, and a first cousin who has worked at a V20 in Chicago and DC the last 5 years, and their experience, along with other lawyer they work with, lean towards my opinion

My experience has a gangsta lean.

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby uwb09 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:23 pm

JazzOne wrote:
uwb09 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
uwb09 wrote:One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.



Lol. Just Lol.

sorry your experience sucked, I have an immediate family member who has worked at a V100 for 20 years, and a first cousin who has worked at a V20 in Chicago and DC the last 5 years, and their experience, along with other lawyer they work with, lean towards my opinion

My experience has a gangsta lean.

don't be hatin

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby dresden doll » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:27 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Renzo wrote:
uwb09 wrote:One of the few reasons I'd actually consider Big Law, is the ability to seriously become obsessively knowledgeable in an area of the law. Working 60-80 hours a week in a specialization at a very high level, you will become to know the law pretty damn well. Being the nerd I am, this is kind of attractive.

If you think reading and classifying documents, and noting them in a spreadsheet is a specialty, then yes.


So you wanna be a doc review superstar?
And live large, a big house, 225K debt, you're in charge
Comin' up in the world don't trust no body
Gotta look over your shoulder constantly


<3

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby Grizz » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:34 pm

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Re: Why BigLaw?

Postby BobSacamano » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:53 pm

uwb09 wrote:sorry your experience sucked, I have an immediate family member who has worked at a V100 for 20 years, and a first cousin who has worked at a V20 in Chicago and DC the last 5 years, and their experience, along with other lawyer they work with, lean towards my opinion

What makes you think it takes BigLaw to become an "expert" in an area of law? The hours? That's not really a strong case, for some obvious reasons (same hours for less pay elsewhere, hours =/= hours spent acquiring expertise, etc). I guarantee you that just about every lawyer practicing is pretty expert-y in the area they practice in.




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