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Black Law Students / Re: Question for current 1Ls
« on: October 10, 2007, 07:30:57 PM »
Con Law is your friend.  It may not seem like it now but give it a chance.

I'm probably in for a rude awakening.  I've been skipping con law like it's going out of fashion with all these interviews and *&^%.  Figuring hey, I know a thing or two already.  I can skip out on commerce clause classes.

I'm gonna get my ass kicked.  Whatever.

Black Law Students / Re: The Black Men Thread
« on: October 10, 2007, 07:29:29 PM »
I dunno but I would/will pay to go to one of those 3-star spots in NYC one day (per se, jean georges, etc).  Two month waitlist for reservations?  I'm there.  $500 price fixed?  Yep.

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: October 10, 2007, 07:17:23 PM »
What's their incentive?  Better to milk you for what you're worth.

Yep.  I figure as much.

My #1 choice for this summer/post-grad employment has 1 black partner (lateral) and 4 associates.  I'm not expecting a bunch more, if any but me, in the firm's small summer class either.

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: October 10, 2007, 07:09:46 PM »
Don't a good number of top firms give you regular updates as to where you stand on the partnership track these days?  I remember hearing that often during OCI -- that during evaluations they'd check the plan you laid out at the inception of your tenure at the firm and give you an appraisal of your partnership chances.

Then again, I guess it could all be BS even if they did say you were on track.

Black Law Students / Re: In this thread we laugh at 50 Cent
« on: October 09, 2007, 09:44:48 AM »
I hope to see Jay's new release "American Gangster" outsell and outclass this Curtis crap.

Black Law Students / Re: How Come...?
« on: October 09, 2007, 08:43:47 AM »
How come school bores me these days
How come I just want to get to the summer and get paid
How come I want to clerk in Puerto Rico for the hell of it
How come my lazy ass shoulda signed onto a journal, huh
How come I didnt
How come oh well
How come my clinic sucks today

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: October 09, 2007, 08:42:27 AM »
I tivoed it. Gonna watch it thursday nite... maybe.

lulz @ the HLS kid PWN3D by his firm.  Check ATL for details and other such bochinche.

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: October 09, 2007, 07:13:12 AM »
ILNY2 was hilarious...apparently there is a HLS grad on there (don't believe it tho).

Yeah, the girlfriend keeps tellin' me bout this.  Too bad I refuse to watch that sh!t.

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: October 02, 2007, 11:03:19 AM »
For Lacoste:

Patterson Belknap Showed Michael Mukasey the Money
Posted by Peter Lattman

When the Law Blog reported last year that Michael Mukasey was leaving the bench to rejoin Patterson Belknap, the now-attorney general nominee told us straight up that the move was in part about the mad money. “My family has been very supportive of my career as judge, and now I’m returning the favor.”

He sure did. Mukasey earned $1,993,367 over 21 months, according to a federal form required to be filled out by top White House appointees. (For roughly eight of those months, he was still a federal judge earning about $165,000 per year.) Mukasey is still working at Patterson, though he plans to resign if confirmed, said the White House. Here’s the Bloomberg story.

The disclosure form also revealed a few rather sexy assignments in his brief recent stint Patterson. He was hired by Goldman Sachs, the estate of Kenneth Lay and Linda Lay to mediate a financial dispute. Other Mukasey clients: Sotheby’s and Winston & Strawn.

Also of interest: His separation agreement with Patterson Belknap, which will continue to pay him from his capital account as well as undistributed partnership income until about September 2008, receiving money in five equal installments. As AG he would receive $186,600 annually.

Good to hear PBWT partners get paid.  But that's not news.  I'm just tryna make sure that PBWT associates don't get screwed on their base or bonuses if the V5 raise.  Actually, I don't know crap about their bonus structure.  I hope they're not getting screwed even now!  I don't want to have to work V5, but I got kids to feed!  Well, not yet really...I hope... :D

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: October 02, 2007, 10:58:55 AM »
Can someone explain the NYC BigLaw bonus structure to me?  Is it lockstep like base salary?  I know Wachtell and Kirkland pay more and that many firms can up an associate's bonus depending on their billables, but outside of that, do most NYC firms pay the same bonus?

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