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Where should I go next fall? / Re: FSU 1L Taking Questions
« on: May 19, 2009, 06:54:50 PM »
So, how is the job hunting going for you so far?  Any possibilities for this summer?

I've got a few possibilities that might pan out. We'll see soon I'd imagine.

Good luck, man.   What cities?

Thanks, I appreciate it. Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa.

How's Bridgeman's Fantasy Nascar going?

BTW, Dean Widner is a total tool. (if you haven't figured that out already)



Didn't you graduted from FSU?   What city are you at and what type of law do you practice now?

Im in Atlanta and I'm doing labor & employment law. There's actually quite a few FSU grads up here from my class.

Oh...and I think there's about to be a serious backlog of graduates out in the open market over the next few years. Just take a look at above the law.com to see what I mean. Many of the BIGLAW firms are laying people off, and they are defering start dates for incomings until 2010. Finally, its looking like 160K won't be the starting rate at many firms any longer. Many of the big firms are cutting salaries across the board for assocaites. Biglaw is turning out to be not what its been billed to be. And it doesn't matter what lawshcool you went to if they're not hiring (or in some cases paying associates to go away)

Good luck out there.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: FSU 1L Taking Questions
« on: April 25, 2009, 10:43:29 AM »
So, how is the job hunting going for you so far?  Any possibilities for this summer?

I've got a few possibilities that might pan out. We'll see soon I'd imagine.

Good luck, man.   What cities?

Thanks, I appreciate it. Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa.

How's Bridgeman's Fantasy Nascar going?

BTW, Dean Widner is a total tool. (if you haven't figured that out already)


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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Suffolk a tier 4?
« on: April 24, 2009, 07:56:27 PM »
Its very strange they are in the T4. Suffolk is very respected in Boston, however, their problem is that they are stuck in a city that has Harvard, BU and BC. And then they have to compete with Northeastern and New England School of Law.

I'd say this is another example of when the USNWR has it wrong.

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General Board / Re: I did not get an A in my first law school class
« on: August 31, 2008, 12:51:59 PM »
A's who needs A's? Just check out Joe Biden's law school record:

http://cdobs.com/archive/our-columns/joe-biden-is-definitely-a-characterbut-does-he-have-character,1583/


It just goes to show that if you don't study hard, but make false claims about your academic prowess in lawschool, then you too can be VP candidate!

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Law Firms / Re: Job Prospects for Tier 2 Schools
« on: August 31, 2008, 12:41:54 PM »
Quote
Being in the biggest legal market, my t2 is well connected and places about the top 1/4 of our class into biglaw (market salaries).

Not sayin this to be a hater, but do you have anything to back that up?

According to the NLJ, Brooklyn only places 10% of its grads into the NLJ 250 (let alone the V100)

http://www.law.com/pdf/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf

He said "market" so that would probably include firms that pay at or near market rate but aren't in the NLJ 250.

On a personal note, that list is a little misleading because it is heavily north-east biased as far as school placement goes. For example, UC-Hastings, UC-Davis and Tulane do very well at placement, but they don't do well at all according to that list. 

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General Board / Re: How much do summer associates make?
« on: August 24, 2008, 03:21:37 PM »
"Dozens" of non-Vault firms in a state that pay upwards $2k/wk for a summer position?  Interesting.  I'm only familiar with the NYC and Chi markets, and to a lesser extent the DC and LA markets. What markets have dozens of non-Vault firms paying first years $104k/year?

As I qualified in my initial response, my figures assumed the poster was "asking about the conventional definition of 'summer associate,' i.e., a law student working between 2L and 3L (or 1L summer if exceptional) at a major, multi-office law firm, or at least at a firm with a large office." 

Galt gave a good working definition of how summer associates are paid: "Summers get paid the same salary as first year associates pro-rated for 10 or 12 weeks."  But even that definition assumes that we are talking about a "summer associate" properly so called. 

Many non-Vault firms that employ people for their pre-3L summer call such students "summer clerks," and many (if not most), regardless of their job title do not pay those individuals the same as new associates (and certainly don't wine and dine them all summer).  At many such firms, after graduation, they return to work at the firm (often during bar prep) - at their pre-3L summer pay rate - until they receive passing results and are sworn into the bar, at which point their pay goes up (albeit, in most cases, nominally) to their "first year associate" rate.
 


First of all, you are a giant feminine hygiene product. Secondly, you stated that you are only familiar with NY, CHI, DC and LA markets, yet you come up with some ridiculous generalizations about non-Vault firms and their employment practices. Way to show your idiocracy.

In any event, since you asked for markets that have non-Vault firms (many called "Mid-Law") that pay between the $1100-2000/wk range to their summers, here's a list that I'm familiar with (Mainly the South):

Atlanta, Charlotte, Birmingham, Mobile, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Nashville, Tampa, Orlando, Miami...should I list more?

Also, many of the firms in these markets pay more than 2K a week for summers. And why don't I list every firm name? Because it would take me several days to compile the list. Most firms aren't "Vault" firms, and yet they still pay a good rate. But you knew that right? With your generalizations and everything..... ::)

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Florida State / Re: FSU
« on: August 07, 2008, 02:15:06 PM »
Do you have a job lined up? And if so was it what you wanted. Are you happy with your decision to go to FSU?

Yep. I start work mMnday. I am actually really excited about my job. It looks to be a great opportunity to litigate. Is it what i wanted when I started law school? I don't know. But as I went further and further into lawschool, I really wanted to become a litigator, and when this job opportunity came up, I couldn't take a pass on it. Good pay, good location, and a great opportunity. So yeah, I guess it is what I wanted.

Totally happy with my decision to go to FSU. I had a tougher time finding a job because I was looking for a job in Atlanta, vs. Florida, but I still got a job and I got it not very long after I graduated. (I think I got it like a month after graduation... which isn't a big deal because nobody works until they actually take the bar exam anyway... unless you're crazy) The biggest problem I had with FSU is the fact that not too many firms from Atlanta do OCI there, and they only have a small number of firms that participate in FSU's Off Campus interview program in Atlanta. (but there are PLEENTY of firms from Florida that come to FSU) Hence I had to do more leg work than normal. (and I also ended up doing my Summer Associate position in Orlando) But all in all, I had a great time at FSU. Great professors, and a pretty good location. (tallahassee is not everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoyed it...I've seen a lot worse college towns)

Overall, I'd highly recommend FSU.

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General Board / Re: Post bar exam doldrums
« on: August 05, 2008, 12:01:09 PM »
panicking as 1) i've just now come to the realization that i have put my apartment search on the backburner for far too long, and 2) am just now figuring out how expensive it really is to live in NYC (fed, state, "city" (!!!) taxes, broker fees (!!!), move-in fees, application fees, breathing fees, blood pumping fees, etc).


I hear NYC is going to ban breathing soon, so you won't have to worry about those breathing fees in the near future.

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General Board / Re: Post bar exam doldrums
« on: August 05, 2008, 11:55:55 AM »
I'm finally winding down. Last week was somewhat of a whirlwind. I turned 30 on Monday, headed up to Atlanta to stay at a seedy hotel. Then I took the Bar Exam Tuesday and Wed. I headed back to Tallahassee Wed. night. Then my fiance and I packed up our apartment on Thursday, cleaned it Friday, then we moved to Atlanta on Saturday. Unpacked Sunday. One hell of a week.

Now I'm doing the best I can to do nothing for a week before I start work next Monday. I'm going to go to Athens tonight to see some friends (and drink heavily), and then I'll just relax for the rest of the week. My biggest activity for the rest of this week will be trying to find a deal on a Washer-Dryer. ;)

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: July 29, 2008, 06:55:09 PM »
Hey y'all, is anyone on here applying to the GA Bar? Need to get all my stuff together but I heard the process is an 8-month-long mess. True?

Only takes about 12 weeks once they get it. Watch out for deadlines though. They are a lot different than most other jurisdictions. Example: Normal deadline for the July exam is early December.

But...they have a "late deadline" that goes until March. I think they just want more money.

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