CorporateLab wrote:Longtime lurker here finally making an account for the sole purpose of telling the rising 2Ls and 3Ls about what a great experience the Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab can be! First, however, let me preface this post by stating that the Corporate Lab might not be for everyone. There are certain personality types that will probably enjoy the Corporate Lab more than others; here is a non-exhaustive list of such types:
(1) If you are in the FedSoc.
(2) If you are interested in doing work for companies that have enough money to hire actual lawyers to help them with their real issues, but are nice enough to let a bunch of law students work on random memos or other assignments that they probably don't care about.
(3) If you like having your grade tied not to the quantity or quality of the work you do, but rather to a combination of how much the faculty likes you and how much work your teammates do (because you're learning how to work on a team and what it's like to be evaluated for more than just the work you do!)
(4) If you enjoy lunch talks without food, or with food such as inexpensive bread, cheese, and wine (because you will be expected to attend all of the "speaker series" events regardless of which day of class you sign up for because you're a professional now!)
(5) If you enjoy wearing suits and (preferably bow) ties to school for no reason (because the faculty likes people who look professional!)
If you satisfy one or more of the above criteria, there is a good chance that you will enjoy your time in the Corporate Lab! However, even if you don't fall under one of the aforementioned categories, you should still sign up for the Corporate Lab anyway because you are guaranteed a good grade in there (unless you're one of the people who received a grade in the low 170s over the past academic year for no apparent reason)!
I agree with everything here. fyi the faculty probably still doesn't know who I am after three quarters and I still got a good grade. So you don't need to be one of those people who put themselves out there. On the other hand if you're one of those people aiming for the cutoffs and need 180s then it might not be for you because its hard to predict that. I know a couple people who dropped out for that reason.
How do you think the change in policy re: Credits will affect things? I think that makes it less attractive