Couple questions guys. My firm (Vault 50, major market) gives me standard vacation time each year. How likely will I be able to take it? Do chances of being able to use vacation time go up or down after the 1st year? Thanks.
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yeah def its weird to realize that our starting salaries no matter how much debt will be ridiculous. i made 100kish last year and always had spare cash even with bills etc. i can't image adding an extra 60k to that. its ridiculous some people's whole salary isn't even 60k. most of us even w/o investments will make more money than most people will ever see in their lives....
Son if you made 100k you already won! Whatchu need law school for? Quit now while you're ahead! LOL
If you're in it for the money.
I guess I was moreso thinking of the not going into debt part.
From a friend working at at NYC law firm, I've been told that billable hours for a first year typically is only 2/3s of the hours you actually work. Don't know how accurate that is for you, but it would make a big difference.
Something like that.
If your lunch/break times stay constant then the billable % increases the longer you stay at work (assuming you are working on a client matter).
Although I'm still getting into my rhythm I'm finding that so far I'll stay at work for about 9 or 10 hours on average, and bill about 8 of those let's say 10 hours. I've never billed lower than 7 hours so far, and I think the most I've billed so far is 11.3 hours. Obviously on my 11+ billable days I'm at the office for over 12 hours, but (thank God) those days have been few and far between.
A thousand pardons, I didn't mean to offend you teh Julie Fern. I mistakenly thought that this was blatant flame. Seriously, who the hell asks whether or not any of these schools are good? If someone is at the point where these are their only options, at best their only job prospects after graduating will be in small HAVEYOUBEENINJUREDINANACCIDEN TLAW. Save your money and work as a paralegal (if you MUST work in a legal profession), at least then you won't be mired in a heap of debt that you won't be able to pay off.
Obviously you don't know a thing about the Detroit market. There are at least as many Wayne State grads at the top Michigan firms as there are Michigan grads, and most of them will tell you that you are an idiot for paying twice as much tuition to get the same job. The hiring partners I have spoken to always say to go to the best school you can get into (which means pay the money and go to Michigan if you can), but the top 10-20% at any of those schools will be making the same as any Michigan grad. All three are good schools, especially if you are staying in Michigan. Wayne State is the best after Michigan, but Michigan State is rising. UD Mercy is a good school, but it clearly trailing the other two.