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Life as a Summer Associate

Burning Sands, Esq.

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Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2008, 01:59:08 PM »
That is the truth. This is business, son.  Even 7th year associates can get laid off if it helps the firm's bottom line.

Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2008, 10:40:15 PM »
Hey, us English Majors are very protective of our work.

Shouldn't it be "We English Majors?"

Well damn :P

Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2008, 10:46:26 PM »
Hey, us English Majors are very protective of our work.

Shouldn't it be "We English Majors?"


Ha.  . . .Ha . . . .

Here's an idea:

When you actually have taken a SINGLE law school course, then come back on the boards and correct me. Until then, go back to your "Planet 1L" and "Getting to Maybe"


Aw hayle....

Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2008, 10:49:46 PM »
What do "Summers" usually get paid weekly...I'm guessing $1.5K and up, right? LOL  ;D

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Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2008, 04:35:35 AM »
$3100 if you go to a good school.

Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2008, 06:18:05 AM »
$3100 if you go to a good school.

$3100 weekly? :o

But isn't that unrealistic? Does the average person start out at the $165K mark upon graduation? NOT THAT I'M COMPLAINING!!!!! ;D

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Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2008, 06:24:10 AM »
$3100 if you go to a good school.

$500-$750/wk for the less exalted.

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Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2008, 06:35:16 AM »
$3100 if you go to a good school.

$3100 weekly? :o

But isn't that unrealistic? Does the average person start out at the $165K mark upon graduation? NOT THAT I'M COMPLAINING!!!!! ;D

Again, depends on the school.

Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2008, 07:39:22 AM »
$3100 if you go to a good school.

$500-$750/wk for the less exalted.


Um, no....unless it was only a few hours a day. :P

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Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2008, 08:02:04 AM »
$3100 if you go to a good school.

$500-$750/wk for the less exalted.


Um, no....unless it was only a few hours a day. :P

We're talking about summer between 2L & 3L, right?  If we are, the high numbers are realistic for only the upper echelon, the well-connected, and maybe a few people who are very highly motivated despite their average grades/school. Run-of-the-mill 2L summer positions - the ones most law students have and don't talk much about - pay $15-20/hr maybe with some regional variance.  After taxes/ss, they clear $500-$750/wk or so for fulltime work.   Students outside of the very best schools and without excellent connections should not count on making much more; very few of them will.  Of course, that doesn't mean that it's impossible and that you shouldn't try.