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Job Search / Re: Being a Summer Associate rocks!
« on: May 25, 2007, 10:23:38 AM »
You should definitely enjoy your time as a summer associate. No one is telling you not to, and its difficult not to enjoy a steady stream of free lunches, baseball games and happy hours. However, the OP's attitude was something along the lines of "this experience is validating my choice to come to law school." For the uninitiated, this could be perceived as the reality of life in a firm, which it definitely is not. I've heard at least a few stories of 1st year associates being completely shocked by the atmosphere and workload when they returned. I'm pretty sure this is a lawchick was saying, and its perfectly legitimate and should be said. Its not sour grapes, its reality. And before you question my credibility and job status, yes, I have a firm job which I start on Monday.

THANK YOU! TITCR.

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Job Search / Re: Being a Summer Associate rocks!
« on: May 25, 2007, 09:26:07 AM »
I gotta concur that being a summer rocks! I have no illusions that it will always be like this, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy it now, while it lasts. In fact, if you don't enjoy your time as a summer associate then you are a certified fool.

I sense a lot of bitter grapes from certain posters in this thread.

It's actually "sour grapes" and you can just call me out- no need to refer to me as "certain posters"- we're on the internet, i can't beat you up or anything...

I don't understand how telling it like it is, or at least how I see things based on my interactions with my friends who are lawyers, equates to being bitter???

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Job Search / Re: Being a Summer Associate rocks!
« on: May 24, 2007, 05:01:05 PM »
congrats and all but the life of a summer associate is a make believe fairy tale land- they shower you with gifts and free food/booze to lure you in. when they have you, you're their slave working crazy hours to put $$$ in the partner's pockets while you see only a miniscule fraction of that amount. i'm sure you'll be singing a different tune about how happy you are that you went to law school when you start working those 60-70 hour work weeks.

whats up with your buzzkill?

He knows the realities.... Still no reason to not let him enjoy his SA. Sounds like someone doesn't have a job and is bitter about it.......
it's called reality and some people just need to get a dose of it before they think life as a lawyer is all cocktail parties and gift cards.

oh and thanks for the negative rep. glad to know telling the truth gets people all wound up.

I actually have a job. A good one in fact. Thanks for caring though.

He obviously doesn't know the realities if he's here bragging about his gift cards and crackberry and exclaiming that he loves that he went to law school.

I know people making 100K+ in BigLaw who wouldn't even say they're so happy they went to law school even with the money- now THAT's the reality of life as a lawyer, in BigLaw in particular.

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Job Search / Re: Being a Summer Associate rocks!
« on: May 24, 2007, 09:33:34 AM »
congrats and all but the life of a summer associate is a make believe fairy tale land- they shower you with gifts and free food/booze to lure you in. when they have you, you're their slave working crazy hours to put $$$ in the partner's pockets while you see only a miniscule fraction of that amount. i'm sure you'll be singing a different tune about how happy you are that you went to law school when you start working those 60-70 hour work weeks.

whats up with your buzzkill?
it's called reality and some people just need to get a dose of it before they think life as a lawyer is all cocktail parties and gift cards.

oh and thanks for the negative rep. glad to know telling the truth gets people all wound up.

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Job Search / Re: Being a Summer Associate rocks!
« on: May 24, 2007, 08:24:45 AM »
congrats and all but the life of a summer associate is a make believe fairy tale land- they shower you with gifts and free food/booze to lure you in. when they have you, you're their slave working crazy hours to put $$$ in the partner's pockets while you see only a miniscule fraction of that amount. i'm sure you'll be singing a different tune about how happy you are that you went to law school when you start working those 60-70 hour work weeks.

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You can rationalize it any way you want, but you're still a bunch of cowards.  Well, I guess that's a given for any aspiring corporate whore. Pardon the hyperbole you godless opportunists. 


That's slander,  what's your real name?

it's actually libel, but i digress.. ;)

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anyone else feeling baited? ???

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definitely set your accounts to private. believe me, employers look.

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Current Law Students / Re: private law loans
« on: May 20, 2007, 10:39:45 AM »
my school is ridiculous when it comes to the amount we're allowed to take out- essentially every semester (5 months), I'm given $4000... >:( only $4,000!!!!!! Maybe I'm nuts, but does that seem a little on the low side for anyone? I'm not married with children, so it's just me, but are you guys capable of living on $800 a month??? There is just no way to budget that without having to give up something like eating for a week here and there. So if you all have found a private loan that will provide money without the permission of the school, any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Job Search / Re: Interview tips you wish you knew before you went!
« on: May 10, 2007, 12:00:59 AM »
I, too, use the "My greatest weakness is that I'm a bit of a perfectionist" bit. Works everytime. Employers LOVE hearing that one.

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