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2L job search / Re: skadden or latham
« on: November 21, 2007, 11:49:26 PM »
Historically in NY Latham has paid at least market bonuses, but frequently above market from what I've seen.  I think last year their bonuses started at $27,500 for first years - I don't know where that fit in with non-NY bonuses, but my guess is that that was at or above market.  I believe Latham pays their bonuses in January/February and they usually wait until then to announce, so I certainly wouldn't be alarmed that they haven't said anything yet and I wouldn't count on hearing anything before you make your decision.

Cravath hadn't announced yet when I made my decision, so it wasn't an issue for me.  Even if I was making my decision now, however, the fact that Latham hasn't announced wouldn't affect my decision because (1) it seems highly likely that Latham will pay market bonuses in any cities where other firms are doing so, and (2) whatever happens now will likely have little impact on me, since there's a pretty good chance that base pay and/or bonuses will have changed again (and again and again) by the time I receive my first full-year bonus in late 2010/early 2011.

Let me know what you end up doing and maybe we'll see each other at the summer retreat if you pick Latham.  Good luck - you have two amazing choices and can't go wrong either way.

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2L job search / Re: skadden or latham
« on: November 18, 2007, 01:15:45 AM »
I'm going to Latham next summer.  I didn't look into Skadden because they didn't have the location I wanted, but I have talked at length with a guy I know who spent last summer at Skadden and I've also done the same w/ a guy who spent last summer at Latham.  They both raved about their firms and both are returning as associates next year.  As you know, the two firms are very similar in many respects (namely they are HUGE V10 firms).  The compensation, QOL, work, prestige, exit options, etc. are going to be very similar for both.  I would say pick the one where you liked the people the most (which probably doesn't help much).

FWIW, after doing my callback w/ Latham and getting an offer I cancelled a callback at a V5 firm and turned down my other offers because I knew Latham was where I wanted to be.  Everyone I met there was really friendly/personable and from everything I've read it seems like Latham is probably the best bet as far as overall job satisfication goes for a V10 firm.  Also, for me a very big draw was the 2-year unassigned program.  I know at the Latham office I'm going to they had 15 SAs this past summer and a number of them split with other firms.  They extended offers to all 15 and all 15 have accepted.  To me that says a lot.  Good luck w/ your decision.

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Book Sales and Trades / Re: 1L and Upper Level Outlines
« on: November 17, 2007, 12:47:15 AM »
Seriously....when did this forum turn into the dumping grounds for blog spam and outline bank ads?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Essay exam, really?
« on: November 14, 2007, 10:12:51 PM »
Oh I get it now...lol

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General Board / Re: Presidential Hopeful ...
« on: November 13, 2007, 09:48:11 AM »
I like how the OP of this thread still only has one post.

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General Board / Re: Advice for succeeding on my Torts final?
« on: November 13, 2007, 12:10:39 AM »
My advice: if your professor cares about them, don't overlook policy issues.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Contracts charts
« on: November 13, 2007, 12:08:08 AM »
Here's the Table of Contents from my K Outline FWIW


IS THERE A CONTRACT?   2
1)   Offer   2
2)   Acceptance   3
3)   Consideration   4

WHAT ARE THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT?   6
1)   Parol Evidence Rule   6
2)   UCC Gap Fillers   7
3)   Battle of the Forms   7
4)   Express Conditions   8
5)   Modifications   8
6)   Waiver   8
7)   Statute of Frauds   8
8)   Warranties   9

THIRD PARTIES   10
1)   Third Party Beneficiaries   10
2)   Assignments   10
3)   Delegation   10
4)   Both (Assignment and Delegation)   10
5)   Warranties   11
6)   Modifications/Recisions   11

BREACH   11
1)   Timing of Performance/Breach   11
2)   Ability to Perform   11
3)   Material Breach   11
4)   Substantial Performance   12
5)   Anticipatory Repudiation   12

DAMAGES   13
1)   Types of Remedies   13
2)   Formulas   14
3)   Limitations   15

DISCHARGE OF DUTY   16
1)   Impracticability   16
2)   New Agreements   17

DEFENSES   17
1)   Mistake   17
2)   Non-Disclosure   18
3)   Good Faith   18

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: in class exams v. take home exams
« on: November 13, 2007, 12:01:07 AM »
Why do it with in 3 hours when you could do it with in 72?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Essay exam, really?
« on: November 12, 2007, 11:59:34 PM »
People will believe you more if you post a non-flame thread once in awhile.

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3L job search / Re: memoir on the resume
« on: November 12, 2007, 11:52:21 PM »
I would put it on your resume half a dozen times, disguised as relevant information.

I wouldn't say this is mean, really - just pointing out that you spam these boards like crazy.  It's frustrating to open a thread hoping to find something useful only to find blog links.  I think people would be much more into your blog if you posted like a normal poster on here and just had your name as your advertising, but instead essentially every post is blogspam.  For example, it seems overwhelmingly likely that you've already decided whether or not your memoirs are on your resume and you really don't care what anybody has to say on the issue, but rather just wanted to use this post to advertise your book and blog.

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