rpupkin wrote:jessjaneeve wrote:Look, I know there are outliers in the ranking that I posted (e.g. American University, which I know isn't that hot in the US News rankings). But honestly, I can't believe the pretentious attitude of some of these posters. I graduated at the top of my uni (which is a very good uni for law), made law review and am working at a great firm and you discount my post like it was rubbish.|
I've been working at a top law firm for several years, so allow me to pay it forward by giving you some advice:
1. Work hard! A lot of new associates make the mistake of not working hard. Don't fall into that trap!
2. Respond to emails! Partners hate it when you ignore their emails for days or weeks at a time. When you get an email, write back!
3. Submit high-quality work. For example, if a partner asks you to draft a motion to dismiss, write it using clear, persuasive language. Don't make the mistake of doing a bad job when a good job is called for!
Minnietron wrote:smaug wrote:You were top 10 and landed at Skadden?
Thanks for clarifying! I thought OP went to The Australian National University and is working at Minter Ellison in Canberra, Australia.
Thanks for the advice from rpupkin! Nice to know there are some friendly and helpful posters around here instead of bitter sarcastic ones.
Shout outs to this psychic poster who guessed I went to the ANU. My identity would have been concealed if not for him/her.