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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 29, 2007, 11:42:08 AM »
btw....does this commercial make anyone else die laughing?

When me and my roommate first saw that commercial we were cryin laughin  :D

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: November 26, 2007, 09:40:24 PM »

So all is well.

Glad to hear that man.

Again, each gig is slightly different but what usually happens is you get annual reviews at the end of each year you are an associate, and speaking for my gig, as you approach your 5th year you get some type of partnership track review where they assess your overall contribs to the firm, what the partners would like to see more of, where your book of business stands, etc.  Then at our gig, in your 8th year as an assoc you revisit whatever was laid down during the year 5 review and if you've met it then you likely become a partner after year 8, if not then you get the boot.  In rare cases, instead of getting the boot you can remain on as "of counsel" like Michael Clayton and just sit back in the cut and keep collecting paychecks, but I think you have to have a unique niche in the firm for that it seems.

I see. So why does it seem such a small of percentage of associates get partnership offers? You would think if the partners laid it all out a lot of associates would just stick to the goals from the review and be good come year 8. Are the goals laid out in the review particularly difficult to accomplish or something?

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: November 25, 2007, 10:41:57 AM »
Okay I think I got something specific for you Sands  :D Do the partners tell associates what they need to accomplish in those 8 years before partnership is considered or is it more of a "if you got it, if you got it" type of thing? Do they give you some type of progress report on your partnership track?

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 24, 2007, 12:42:34 PM »
I think the thing with Diddy is people judge him in terms of "lyrical" rappers b/c thats who he's almost always surrounded himself with (Biggie, Lox, G-Dep, etc.) but I see Diddy as a club song type dude like Nelly, Joc, Jeezy...dudes I don't listen to for the lyrics, just the music. In those terms, I think Diddys one o the best as afar as making mainstream music, especially 90's with him and Mase (Been Around the World, Mo Money Mo Problems, Can't Nobody Hold Me Down)

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: November 23, 2007, 09:33:45 PM »
Those are the basics.  I didn't really know any of that when I was a law student so I'm assuming most of you are at least kinda fuzzy on it.  Without any more specific questions I guess I'll stop right there for now.

Yeah I know I been kinda vague, my bad. But basically like cui bono said, I don't really know enough specifics to ask specific questions. All in all though, that last post was on point...pretty much answered alot of stuff I was unsure about. Thanks

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: November 23, 2007, 09:25:14 AM »
Folks don't know enough about biglaw to ask questions about it.  Undecided I'm curious about your average day as a 1st year associate.  Do you have the old heads in and out of your office dropping stuff off for you to do like an intern or are you pretty much on your own?

Basically. I'm still kinda naive on most aspects of big law (or any law for that matter) so I just basically wanna hear about stuff that you guys feel is post worthy

Law School Admissions / Re: taking a year off before LS - get a job?
« on: November 22, 2007, 12:31:09 PM »
How do you guys think a law school would view bartending as a job after undergrad. I obviously know it wouldn't help per se, but would it hurt the app? I kinda just want to do something fun before I start law school..iono  :P

Black Law Students / Re: The Black Men Thread
« on: November 22, 2007, 12:23:10 PM »
And the crazy thing about American Gangster is the crazy short amount of time he had to put it together. He said he saw the movie before he even started the album. Dude def. killed it on this one

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: November 21, 2007, 08:32:36 PM »
Wooow this thread is fallin off. Big Law schedule cutting into the posting time folks? :D I'm looking forward to more updates

So this is technically somewhat off topic, but I just wanted to give a warm thanks to all the BLSD folks who helped me out (under a different profile) during this cycle. I just got accepted to Harvard today, and if it wasn't for the advice I received on this thread I would never even have applied. So, special shoutouts to MCB, pikey, GoldenAfro, and A.

Congrats! I can't wait to put the advice I've gotten here to use in my cycle

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