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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2005, 08:38:48 PM »
Do any of you guys know anything about the areas in or close to downtown?  Is anything reasonably priced?  I was just thinking intuitively that living there would mean commuting against rush hour so traffic might not be that bad.  I could be totally wrong though, not all that familiar with the area.  Also, it might be nice to be closer to the city for the second and third years, as well as the summers when we might have jobs/internships down there.  Any thoughts?

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2005, 08:39:44 PM »
brickell area is very nice, but expensive.

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2005, 10:00:26 PM »
ditto faceman's comment, thanks for the heads up.  also ditto what cascagrossa said, the brickell area is downtown but appears to be *very* expensive, especially if you are thinking about living solo.

and casca, i would be down for whatever, whenever.

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2005, 10:51:30 AM »
OKay so last night I went to a Georgetown Alum mixer with Harvard Biz School Alums in South Florida.. I have been attending some of these events in the last couple of months to kinda network and meet people.. so one of my buddies is a Georgetown Alum that works at White and Case here in Miami.. so he put a few things in perspective..

Starting salaries for first year associates is $115,000 a year.. as a second year summer associate you make that amount as well.. which is around $30K for a summer.. it takes about 12 years to make partner there.. at which point you start making somewhere around $800K+ a year..

I was pleasantly surprised by these numbers.. For some reason I thought salaries in Miami would be way lower.. If in NYC and DC you start at around $125K.. making $115K in Miami is MUCH better considering the cost of living is cheaper and that we dont have city and state income taxes..

Sure, getting a job there is super competitive.. but I'm sure its comparable to other big firms in Miami..

Anyhow, just wanted to share.. :)

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2005, 11:25:34 AM »
OKay so last night I went to a Georgetown Alum mixer with Harvard Biz School Alums in South Florida.. I have been attending some of these events in the last couple of months to kinda network and meet people.. so one of my buddies is a Georgetown Alum that works at White and Case here in Miami.. so he put a few things in perspective..

Starting salaries for first year associates is $115,000 a year.. as a second year summer associate you make that amount as well.. which is around $30K for a summer.. it takes about 12 years to make partner there.. at which point you start making somewhere around $800K+ a year..

I was pleasantly surprised by these numbers.. For some reason I thought salaries in Miami would be way lower.. If in NYC and DC you start at around $125K.. making $115K in Miami is MUCH better considering the cost of living is cheaper and that we dont have city and state income taxes..

Sure, getting a job there is super competitive.. but I'm sure its comparable to other big firms in Miami..

Anyhow, just wanted to share.. :)


Did your friend mention how difficult it is to get that kind of money (at his firm or any other) coming out of U. of Miami?

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2005, 11:38:57 AM »
he said to be top of the class and law review..

I think that goes for almost any big firm though.. in NYC, DC, or here..

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2005, 11:45:10 AM »
Thanks, good luck to you.  Who knows I might see you there.  The way things are going $$$ wise with my other schools, I'm thinking of applying to Miami just to see if they offer me any cash.  I know it's late as hell, but their deadline hasn't officially passed and my #'s are pretty good for them.  Got the waiver, can't hurt to try...

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2005, 02:56:18 PM »
some anecdotal information:

two co-workers who left to go to UM several years ago received starting offers of $125K.  don't know about their partnership track, but i'm sure it is pretty similiar.

it seems like the salaries are all there - but without the high cost of living.

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #68 on: April 15, 2005, 03:26:04 PM »
to those of you that are not in Miami right now..

the weather is absolutely perfect.. i'm sooooooo glad i decided to stay.. the beach right now is great.. its nice and sunny and not too hot.. we havent hit that "its too hot and humid and rainy season" yet... come visit!!

it really sucks to be at work.. i'm headign straight to the beach at 5pm.. now that the time changed.. the sun isnt setting till about 7:30-8pm..

Okay.. this is sappy.. maybe you have to be here to understand.. and you will soon...


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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2005, 02:21:59 AM »
OKay so last night I went to a Georgetown Alum mixer with Harvard Biz School Alums in South Florida.. I have been attending some of these events in the last couple of months to kinda network and meet people.. so one of my buddies is a Georgetown Alum that works at White and Case here in Miami.. so he put a few things in perspective..

Starting salaries for first year associates is $115,000 a year.. as a second year summer associate you make that amount as well.. which is around $30K for a summer.. it takes about 12 years to make partner there.. at which point you start making somewhere around $800K+ a year..

I was pleasantly surprised by these numbers.. For some reason I thought salaries in Miami would be way lower.. If in NYC and DC you start at around $125K.. making $115K in Miami is MUCH better considering the cost of living is cheaper and that we dont have city and state income taxes..

Sure, getting a job there is super competitive.. but I'm sure its comparable to other big firms in Miami..

Anyhow, just wanted to share.. :)



800K+ a year - is that a typo?

that's pretty incredible...