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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2006, 12:37:36 PM »
Don't forget the EEOC


Perhaps.  CIA sounds like fun, too (though it probably isn't nearly as sexy as it sounds).

I thought about CIA since they're always saying they need ppl with critical languages & area studies, but I read up on it and it seems the morale there is pretty bad in general and it's not very welcoming to women & minorities . . . but the travel would be a great perk.

BigLaw sounds awful . . . are these stories designed to weed out the timid or is it really as bad as everyone says?  How do you pay back law school debt without going biglaw?

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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2006, 12:45:20 PM »
Don't forget the EEOC


Perhaps.  CIA sounds like fun, too (though it probably isn't nearly as sexy as it sounds).

I thought about CIA since they're always saying they need ppl with critical languages & area studies, but I read up on it and it seems the morale there is pretty bad in general and it's not very welcoming to women & minorities . . . but the travel would be a great perk.

BigLaw sounds awful . . . are these stories designed to weed out the timid or is it really as bad as everyone says?  How do you pay back law school debt without going biglaw?

I can't say from experience, I've never worked biglaw. From what my classmates say, it depends on the firm, do your homework before applying. The problem is that biglaw is competitive and you might not have the option of picking firms.

LS debt is only about $120k which is only $1200/mth or $15k/yr, even small firms pay $50k/yr or so. You can have a house payment on top of that and still be fine. Further, loans are usually only 3% or so, thus it makes no sense to pay early. Private loans are more, but just knock them off first.
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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2006, 01:14:59 PM »
The morale and environment will change once Dubya and his cowboy posse are gone.  Visit www.bushslastday.com/ if you feel discouraged.  That countdown clock cheers me up. 
The president's approval rating has dropped to 33 percent, matching his low in May. His handling of nearly every issue, from the Iraq war to foreign policy, contributed to the president's decline around the nation, even in the Republican-friendly South.

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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2006, 01:15:44 PM »
greawt post.
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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2006, 01:31:02 PM »
The morale and environment will change once Dubya and his cowboy posse are gone.  Visit www.bushslastday.com/ if you feel discouraged.  That countdown clock cheers me up. 




Stop attempting to hijack my thread with this mindless Bush bashing.  Goodness gracious!
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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2006, 02:05:38 PM »
Dont worry Lacoste the conservatives are going to bring order to this thread. Anyways how much better is life at the govt. I mean fed jobs start at over 100k. Why dont more people take them? I know you get 30 days paid vacatioon and federal holidays but I mean is quality of life really that mch better. What about the quality of work. I am really thinking about the DOJ.
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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2006, 02:07:41 PM »
Dont worry Lacoste the conservatives are going to bring order to this thread. Anyways how much better is life at the govt. I mean fed jobs start at over 100k. Why dont more people take them? I know you get 30 days paid vacatioon and federal holidays but I mean is quality of life really that mch better. What about the quality of work. I am really thinking about the DOJ.



Yep, same here.  If I don't do politics immediately look for me in the USAO, the DOJ, or the JAG Corps.  Probably no firm work here.
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Re: Life As An Associate
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2006, 02:09:00 PM »
I'll never do politics. From what I've seen, and I've been security for Mrs. Cheney, politicians are more corrupt than lawyers.
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2006, 02:17:42 PM »
WTF JAG!!?!?!?! Dont do it dude. You will be doing wills and proscecuting AWOLS for 25 years.
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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2006, 02:19:58 PM »
WTF JAG!!?!?!?! Dont do it dude. You will be doing wills and proscecuting AWOLS for 25 years.


The JAGs I know are former prosecutors at Gitmo.  Somebody has to get the cool jobs; why can't it be me?
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