Right there with you. Got the ding today.
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You pegged me right! Now answer the question
Cannibalisitic Humanoid Underground Dwellers.
Can't you see it though? Everybody's always talking about how NICE the place is... there has to be some downside. And the people are SO friendly... they must be hiding something.
Bum Bum BUUUUUUUUUM!
Which begs the question...what's a CHUDS?
Not a horror movie fan, I see.
The Madison area seems like a nice cross of urban culture with nice, accessible suburban living, which is ideal for me.
That pretty much sums it up... except for the C.H.U.D.S. The horrible, terrible C.H.U.D.S.
« on: February 02, 2005, 06:43:27 PM »
you'll probably bill around 2/3 of your time .... not 3/4. so that's 2560 hours. the other thing to keep in mind is that the problem with firm work is that it's unpredictable. there will be time where you're doing nothing and spending your days on discussion boards, and other weeks where you bill 60 hours and work 80.
I think 2/3 sounds a little extreme based on what I've read. Let's split the difference and say 70%. Which would give us 2688... still a hell of a lot.
However, I do completely agree with you on the unpredictability of it. There will definitly be the occasional insane 80 hour+ week. I think that's to be expected, and perfectly reasonable. It's the idea of doing that EVERY week that terrifies people. I personally have no problem with averaging 65-70 hours a week... but averaging 80 would be a bit much.
« on: February 02, 2005, 06:17:59 PM »
Assuming you're billing 75% of the hours you work... 80 hours a week is 60 billable hours. Figure 48 weeks a year (2 weeks vacation, 2 weeks misc holidays) and that's 2,880 a year.
How many BigLaw firms have people billing 2,880 a year? I was under the impression that most firms have a "target" of 2000 or so, and that the studs did around 2,400.
so agent, what have you been doing in LA prior to law school?
Well, I came out here for film school and have spent the past few years trying to get that going... but I've decided that I'm done with the whole thing. The film industry isn't what it was 10 years ago... or even 5 for that matter.
As for missing the city? The restaurants are what I'm going to miss the most. My GF is a major foodie, so I've been everywhere there is to go. I like being able to hit up some Korean BBQ in a dingy place in K-town any time I want.
However, I hear Madison's food and such is pretty solid. It is constantly rated as one of the best places to live in the country... so I can't imagine they live off of Burger King alone.
so most of you plan on staying there?
I'm assuming I'll end up in and around whereever it is I go to school. I'm not so married to California that I need to stay here. Insanely expensive, for one thing. A small, tiny, one story house around here is at LEAST 600K, for God's sake. A million in a really nice neighborhood.
Called Admissions this morning. According to the woman I spoke to, there are Admission weekend things on March 4th and 5th, and also April 8th and 9th. As far as the $$ goes, she said that they wait for a small commitment before they start really talking about it. She said there's a letter that goes out, basically asking if you're still interested and are seriously considering the school. After checking "yes" on that guy, they come with the $$$.