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Law Firms / Re: Is it better to work in a law firm than in a company?
« on: August 24, 2007, 01:13:04 AM »
Working in-house generally necessitates a significant paycut. Recently, in-house attys are working comparable hours to those at firms; it's not nearly as great a lifestyle as it was 10 years ago.  If you have the opportunity to work for a real firm, do it.

Law Firms / Re: Anyone know of firms that hire 1Ls?
« on: August 24, 2007, 01:11:42 AM »
As mentioned above, just check NALP.  Failing that, talk to the career services at your school.  They'll point you in the right direction.

If you're talking about moving to a small-midsized firm, NOT bloody likely.  Small/mid-sized firms hold a stigma against BIGLAW associates for two main reasons.  (1) they are used to making more money than small/mid-sized firms are willing to pay.  (2) BIGLAW associates do not have the skill level necessary.

That's patently false.  It's very easy to move from BIGLAW to a small or midsized firm, as anyone who has worked in BIGLAW can readily attest.  Look through the bios at a reasonably competent midlaw firm and you'll see that virtually all of them lateraled over from BIGLAW.

Law Firms / Re: Do Law Firm look at LSAT?
« on: August 24, 2007, 01:05:16 AM »
No, firms don't care at all.

Law Firms / Re: Q&B
« on: August 24, 2007, 01:02:40 AM »
If you want to be in Milwaukee, work for Foley.  They're light years ahead of Quarles and have a significantly better IP practice.

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