A. Unimpressed with the quality of the wine being served at the summer welcome dinner, summer associate orders a special bottle of wine. To make matters worse, summer associate charges the wine to the firm.G. Summer associate refuses to work past 7:00 p.m. or on weekends.
L. Summer associate makes up citation to support the position he/she is trying to prove in a brief filed with the court (resulting in immediate termination and letter to Board of Professional Responsibility).
Q. Summer associate turns in a research project that did not answer the question assigned.R. Summer associate throws up after a firm cocktail party as a result of excess consumption of alcohol.S. Summer associate visits Internet porn sites at the office.V. Summer associate plagiarizes paragraph in memorandum from hornbook.AA. Summer associate organizes summer associate outing to strip club and bills firm.II. Summer associate is participating on a conference call with a partner. At 6:45 p.m., summer associate points to their watch, whispers "I have concert tickets," and leaves the room.LL. Summer associate proudly informs one senior associate that upon the receipt of an offer of permanent employment, she would only work with two members of the department and be the "go-to" person for them because she doesn't really enjoy working with anyone else.http://abovethelaw.com/2008/06/how_not_to_succeed_as_a_summer.php
From NYU Career Services (some of these are lame, but others are hilarious):VIII. Real World Examples of Career Limiting Behavior:B. Summer associate complains about having a windowless office and then claims to have been "promised" a window during the interview process.
F. Summer associate paints their toenails in the office, assuming 10 p.m. is "her own time".
O. Summer associate refuses to make edits to a draft brief because "I was an English major in college and I know your edits are incorrect."
Y. Summer associate removes several attorneys' phones for an afternoon as a practical joke.
FF. Summer associate tells a partner that the way he is trying to make a fire during a firm canoe trip is "dumb"; same summer associate, later on the canoe trip, goes skinny dipping with senior associate.
KK. Summer associate says to a British-trained senior associate "I don't know where you went to law school, but in America summer associates get more sophisticated work assignments".
lol that sounds great...kinda like having the first-year editors on law review.
Quote from: A. on June 05, 2008, 12:39:17 PMlol that sounds great...kinda like having the first-year editors on law review.Exactly. But even better because they do more than blue booking.
Hey, us English Majors are very protective of our work.