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Getting back into biglaw

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Mar 25, 2024 11:09 pm

Hi, I left biglaw voluntarily after a very short stint due to personal health conditions. What would be a good excuse to use if I got an interview for why I left?

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Re: Getting back into biglaw

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:33 am

Why not just say health problems? Either way, probably unlikely to get back in, especially in this market.

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Re: Getting back into biglaw

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:53 am

I don't want interviewers to think I can't handle the grind.

Any thoughts on how I could finagle my way back in the future? Particularly curious how to develop corporate experience outside of biglaw but also interested in lit lol

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Re: Getting back into biglaw

Post by jimmythecatdied6 » Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:45 pm

I've been out of the market for the past year and haven't been keeping up with hiring trends - it sounds like the lateral market is pretty bad for big law - is that right? It'd make sense...

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