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Current Law Students / When does NALP update?
« on: September 17, 2008, 08:25:55 PM »
Does anyone know when the NALP directory updates?  I know that some firms are including the weekly salary for next summer's SA in their offer letters but NALP is still reporting the 2008 data (which in at least one case is outdated). 


Job Search / Ratio between SA offers and acceptances
« on: September 07, 2008, 12:47:47 PM »
While I'm sure there is variation from firm to firm, city to city, does anyone have a sense of how many offers go out relative to the size of the actual SA class?  I can see the size of the last few summer's classes (on NALP) and can see the number of SA's from my school (from CSO data) but I have no idea as to how many offers were made to get that size.  Thanks for any insight anyone can offer.

Incoming 1Ls / NALP data
« on: June 14, 2007, 06:52:49 PM »
I was looking over some of the firms that do OCI at my school to get a sense of what is out there.  One of the boxes gives information about hours worked and billable hours accumulated for the average associate during the year (for 2005 and 2006.)  The hours worked (not billable, but total hours) seemed very reasonable-typically less than 40hrs/week for a 52 week year, so vacation/holidays would need to be accounted for but still...)  This is not at all what I'm expecting, I figured it was closer to 50+ hrs/week if not over 60.

Salary info is for entry level, but it doesn't say this for the hours worked.  Is it that you work longer hours at first and then, as you get better/more efficient and move up the ladder, you work substantially fewer hours?  Am I reading the tables wrong?

Choosing the Right Law School / Seat Deposit Etiquette?
« on: April 18, 2007, 07:14:47 PM »
Forgive my ignorance, but what is the proper thing to do about seat deposits if you are still waiting on decisions?  I'm in at several schools that I'd be happy to go to but am still waiting on word from Case (which I'd have to consider seriously because of family) and I'm not convinced I'll have a decision from them by the end of the month (when my seat deposits are due.)

Is it common to put down a seat deposit and then change your mind?  Is this considered unethical/bad form?

Thanks for any insight!

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