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2L job search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 11, 2009, 01:48:28 PM »
You are part of the problem, not the solution.

It's a profession-wide problem.  One person isn't going to change it -- and certainly not someone with my credentials.  If I were a SCOTUS clerk turned BigLaw partner, it would be a different story.

Many of these partners have golden handcuffs.  I am somewhat sympathetic to their problems with mansions in the Hamptons and third wives.

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2L job search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 11, 2009, 12:43:44 PM »
I dunno.  I'm just hoping to get to the point where I can manipulate and exploit others, rather than vice-versa.   ;)

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2L job search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 11, 2009, 11:44:28 AM »
I dunno.  I'm kinda sympathetic to the firm's perspective.  Think about it if you're a partner at one of these firms.  Your business is WAY down in the past year.  You're under constant pressure to bill and rainmake, and then some entitled kids without any legal skills (and little going for them besides a good LSAT score and a year of LS grades) expect immediate answers.  This is after you've laid off people who already had four or five years of experience, and are languishing in the streets. 

You even said that you did very little.  You memorized some facts on the firm's website.  You shot the breeze with their associates.  You ate crab-cakes at their callback dinner.  There are very few substantial things in this process that make you stand out, sadly.  That becomes none more apparent than with these waits.  You invested little in them (not the general them, but specific firms); they invest little in you.

"Life is hard, the world is cruel" -- Hebrew proverb

I'd also like to throw in a plug for secondary market firms.  Recruiters were much nicer and more prompt at firms that interview, say, 30 people per year for 10 spots, as opposed to mega-sweatshop firms that interview 200 of the best and brightest for 10 spots.  I had nothing but good experiences with places in my secondary markets.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« on: October 06, 2009, 10:59:57 PM »
::accepts offer in secondary market::

::looks forward to a relatively low COL and owning a car::

::spends the rest of 2L at bars::

::mimics Reez's update::

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Can you elaborate on the wierdo comment?

I plan to be myself.  But I mean the nicer myself, the person who carefully reads body language and says nothing but nice things.

Should I learn about how to do a 50 state survey or any of that?

Also, they offered 11 weeks, but the Chicago schedule cuts into it.  I thought they would be willing to extend it at the back end but they were evasive about it.  (Bad sign?)  Can I take exams early?  Every day on campus is literally taking hundreds of $ out of my pocket.

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I'm also firm buddies with you two.  But in the general sense that I will be working at a firm.  ITE, I guess it's a good a fraternity as any.

Do 2Ls have any tips about getting offers?  I'm not that worried, but I would like to sharpen my Westlaw skills or something if it helps.

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In Trusts and Estates, there are several people that have a 95% market share of all comments.  The percentage and number ratio is even worse in Tax, which seems to be dominated by three people.

The same people who dominated in my tax class last year also happen to dominate in our T&E class. Odd.

Surely, it must be a conspiracy to annoy.

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In Trusts and Estates, there are several people that have a 95% market share of all comments.  The percentage and number ratio is even worse in Tax, which seems to be dominated by three people.

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Last year, I was always amazed by how the library seemed to be populated almost exclusively by 1Ls.  Now I understand why they were the only ones there.

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