The Grapevine has told me it is a sweatshop, but I have no personal knowledge.
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So, to clarify, the new NALP guidelines change the Dec. 1 deadline and instead make it so we have 45 days to accept/decline?
And I think some of the posters here are way too paranoid. Or maybe I'm naive?
We will be futures lawyers...is it necessarily a bad thing that we act paranoid?
As for the NALP guideline changes (I believe you understand them correctly), I would assume firms would send out offers sooner, so they can have up to 2-3 rounds of offers. So far, I haven't heard or noticed any difference in offer timing.
I guess the question here is this: if you are a natural leader, and an extrovert, do you really want to work for a firm that doesn't appreciate those qualities? I think there are good firms out there that like personality and there are "good" firms out there that want no personality because they want you to be a billing machine and not a person. Frankly, I'd like to be a person.
At first, I was really surprised how much I liked all the firms from which I got callbacks. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. The reason they called me back is because they saw I would be a good fit and they were looking for people like me, and I was looking for a firm like them. I will also say I went on ALOT of screening interviews and did not get as many callbacks, percentage wise, as some my classmates. However, I would rather be somewhere that appreciates me than some where that is a Vault 10 firm.
I wouldn't take it so hard. They probably think you wouldn't be a good fit, and they are probably doing you a favor.
Then again, I guess crap job is better than no job?
Got mine today as well. Kinda brings a tear to my eye...GW did a great job spending the $$$ on recruiting people. Will always be appreciative
You female dog.
So I return after a minor absence and now everybody hates me! I see how it is.
I can never hate you. Only midly dislike you.
Nah, I can't even do that. Especially since I plan to meet you at that big rip in the Earth, so I don't want to be pushed off.
I would never! female dog.
Oh and I just did a calculation using the helpful calculator at Finaid.org
If you repaid a 150,000 5% interest loan in 10 years, you would end up paying $190,918.03
If you repaid the same loan at 5% interest in 35 years, you would end up paying $317,954.32
According to my Dad, this isn't so bad, because the money becomes less valuable over time due to inflation. I don't buy it, and the thought of that debt hanging over my head is not good. So my plan remains to pay it back as quickly as possible, and then whatever money I earn will be mine to invest or buy a house or something. I think you can still save a decent amount while paying it back quickly.
The only 5% interest loan I'm getting is Perkins. It's crazy that 5% would have been considered a lot a couple of years ago! But maybe when we graduate the rates will be low and we can consolidate for a nice rate.