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3L job search / Clerkhip Notifications
« on: December 01, 2006, 10:54:43 AM »
Helpful website regarding clerkships

Also, does anybody where three piece suits anymore?

General Board / Re: BigLaw Suit Requirement?
« on: November 20, 2006, 05:13:00 PM »
I worked at a large firm where suits by everyone were worn pretty much everyday and grey, tan, brown, and olive were fairly common, at least in the summer.

Law Firms / Re: How important is the name really?
« on: November 17, 2006, 12:21:22 PM »
chill out, broseph.

General Board / Re: Loan Repayment Breakdown
« on: November 17, 2006, 12:45:11 AM »
Depends on how long the repayment terms, 15-20-30 years. Maybe like 550 a month for 30 years, but that is just a guess and I don't even know how I got it.

135K is probably still that significantly better, even without the perks. Also, you prob get a bonus at the big firm and your salary probably goes up faster too.

Big firms tend to give big perks too, like PDA'a, computers, low interest home loans, bar prep $, moving and relocation expenses, 401(k) match, gym membership, catered events, and insurance probably isn't that bad. 

That being said JAG has a lot of nonmonetary benefits, those are probably the things you need to look at b/c the money situation is a one sided debate.

Law Firms / Re: How important is the name really?
« on: November 17, 2006, 12:20:44 AM »
No vacations or holidays either... 12 hours a day, everyday, for 365 days (one day off every leap year maybe?)

People get to 3000 hours by padding, not working 12 hours a day everyday of the year.

2. You say "nobody bills 3,000 hours a year." Are you kidding me? This is billing less than 60 hours a week. Billing 60 hours a week is billing approx 8.5 hours a day (assuming you work weekends). This is very possible. Some lawyers out in 12 hours a day. With 12 hour work days you can surely bill 8.5 hours a day.

General Board / Re: Law vs. Equity
« on: November 13, 2006, 11:56:47 AM »
Law seeks money damages. Equity does not.

General Board / Re: this is about money
« on: November 13, 2006, 11:55:57 AM »
Yes and Judge Judy went to a tier 4 school, does this mean that the average student won't be more likely to do better coming out of NYU then NYSL (not a hit on NYSL just looking at average starting salaries)? There are always exceptions, and assuming you will be one is not a very sucessful way to conduct business.

Sucess in the finacial/business world coming out of a top law school is not an exception. Tons of graduates from T-14 go into the business world and are extremely successful.

Call the admissions office for the schools you are thinking about appyling to.

General Board / Re: this is about money
« on: November 11, 2006, 05:26:59 PM »
Jim Cramer went to Law School, not business school, and he had a somewhat successfull business career.

General Board / Re: Anybody know where I can get good legal forms?
« on: November 09, 2006, 02:18:41 PM »
Go to the Library and look for "AmJur Legal Forms." There are like 25 volumes of legal forms, including civ pro.

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