When do people plan for post-July bar trip?

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When do people plan for post-July bar trip?

Postby potus » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:01 pm

In August?

I have a start date for work “in the fall” and they give time for a post-bar break.

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Re: When do people plan for post-July bar trip?

Postby lhn5007 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:27 am

Depends on the firm. I started right after Labor Day. Other friends started at the end of Sept. Spent 5 weeks in Europe right after July bar. It was amazing!

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Re: When do people plan for post-July bar trip?

Postby QContinuum » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:40 pm

potus wrote:In August?

I have a start date for work “in the fall” and they give time for a post-bar break.

If you'll be taking the July 2020 bar, you should start planning your bar trip now, or soon-ish (assuming you want to travel internationally).

You can check with your firm, but I'm not aware of any BigLaw firm that starts incoming associates before Labor Day. It should be safe to expect to have the entirety of August "off". At many/most firms, you will likely have most of September "off" as well. Some firms start as late as mid/late October, or even November. That said, you'll probably want to leave some buffer time on either end (after the bar, and before you start working) to tie up any loose ends/personal matters/moving/etc., as you will have (extremely) limited free time once you start working.

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Re: When do people plan for post-July bar trip?

Postby dabigchina » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:17 pm

QContinuum wrote:
potus wrote:In August?

I have a start date for work “in the fall” and they give time for a post-bar break.

If you'll be taking the July 2020 bar, you should start planning your bar trip now, or soon-ish (assuming you want to travel internationally).

You can check with your firm, but I'm not aware of any BigLaw firm that starts incoming associates before Labor Day. It should be safe to expect to have the entirety of August "off". At many/most firms, you will likely have most of September "off" as well. Some firms start as late as mid/late October, or even November. That said, you'll probably want to leave some buffer time on either end (after the bar, and before you start working) to tie up any loose ends/personal matters/moving/etc., as you will have (extremely) limited free time once you start working.

IIRC Cravath started people in my year in late August.

Really, this is exactly the type of question that you ask the recruiters. They might not know an exact date, but they can give you a good guess.

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