Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

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Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:59 am

TLS has served as a guide since my early LSAT days, propelling me to choose a full ride at BLS, to achieve top grades, and to succeed in OCI. Now I'm top 10%, I have a biglaw summer associate position lined up, and 2L classes are a joke. The question: What next? Is there anything that you did during your 2L and 3L year that helped to define who you are as a lawyer? Is there anything that you wish you would have done during these final years of law school?

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby mvp99 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:02 am

Lol bro get a full-time offer and come back

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:03 am

Of course. I'm more referring to during the academic year.

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby KD35 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:04 am

Keep being a gunner and go for Law Review Ed Board and clerkship, or just enjoy life outside of law school.

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:07 am

Is law review ed board really worth the resume boost? I heard it's a shit ton of work. I served my time as a hermit during 1L.

Same question for clerkship. They're obviously useful if you don't have an offer, as a way to get biglaw without a summer associate. But is it wise to defer biglaw for a year in order to do a clerkship?

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby fats provolone » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:23 am

you keep your grades up so you don't get no offered

you work hard this summer to get an offer

you study hard for the bar so you don't fail

you work hard at work so you don't get fired

you grind away at biglaw even though you hate it

you live like a monk and put every dollar towards your loans just you escape the hell of biglaw a little bit sooner

years later you finally make that last loan payment

net worth: $0. just like the day you were born

and then you kill yourself

on balance, in balance

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:55 am

fats provolone wrote:you keep your grades up so you don't get no offered

you work hard this summer to get an offer

you study hard for the bar so you don't fail

you work hard at work so you don't get fired

you grind away at biglaw even though you hate it

you live like a monk and put every dollar towards your loans just you escape the hell of biglaw a little bit sooner

years later you finally make that last loan payment

net worth: $0. just like the day you were born

and then you kill yourself

on balance, in balance


LMAO

I shouldn't be laughing because this is reality for some people. But I don't have any loans, I'm on a full scholly and living like a peasant. Please write another poetic verse with that in mind

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby fats provolone » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:57 am

you can just skip to the end then

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby mvp99 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:59 am

minimum debt here. I'll probably save 200k, move to a country in south america with no coke problem and retire at 32.

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:10 am

So just to summarize the ideas that have been proposed so far:
1. Run for LR Editor
2. Clerkship
3. Enjoy life outside of law school
4. Get an offer from biglaw
5. Commerce a cocaine market in a South American country
6. Commit suicide

Very insightful. In terms of getting the offer from biglaw, do they really care about your upperclass grades? I was under the impression that they judge you entirely based on your work over the summer.

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby fats provolone » Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:17 am

no they don't care

i don't get it though. if you have no debt why not do something more interesting than biglaw.

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby Username123 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:44 am

fats provolone wrote:you keep your grades up so you don't get no offered

you work hard this summer to get an offer

you study hard for the bar so you don't fail

you work hard at work so you don't get fired

you grind away at biglaw even though you hate it

you live like a monk and put every dollar towards your loans just you escape the hell of biglaw a little bit sooner

years later you finally make that last loan payment

net worth: $0. just like the day you were born

and then you kill yourself

on balance, in balance


This should be all over TLS.

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby banjo » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:05 am

OP you should probably go on some dates.

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:01 am

mvp99 wrote:Lol bro get a full-time offer and come back

This is not hard.

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:04 am

BrooklynLaw16 wrote:Is law review ed board really worth the resume boost? I heard it's a shit ton of work. I served my time as a hermit during 1L.

Same question for clerkship. They're obviously useful if you don't have an offer, as a way to get biglaw without a summer associate. But is it wise to defer biglaw for a year in order to do a clerkship?

You should definitely not do E board or clerkship gunning. Some people need or want that prestige, but you sound more like I was. If you're not drawn to the inherent benefits of clerking, then no, it's not worth the hard work or the pay cut.

Your 2L and 3L classes don't matter either, nor do they define who you become as a lawyer. Your firm also will not care what classes you take. Select classes based on which professors are easiest, which classes are uncurved, what time the classes meet (target 4-day weekends), and which classes have the hottest girls.

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:10 pm

fats provolone wrote:no they don't care

i don't get it though. if you have no debt why not do something more interesting than biglaw.


Money and the ability to lateral to something more fulfilling whenever I choose.

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby fats provolone » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:11 pm

heh

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby BK88 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:24 pm

Say hi to me next time you see me on campus? hahahah

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby FSK » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:39 pm

Enjoy your life. Start building a network you can use to leave your shitty biglaw life.

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Re: Top 10%, biglaw...what next?

Postby TheNextAmendment » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:06 pm

fats provolone wrote:you can just skip to the end then


lmao




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