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Eeee last won the day on December 29 2016

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  1. I don't think you should apologize, I would just note that I was talking about the clientele and the "why" of early career big firm practice, which is a smallish part of the profession, and like others said upthread it is also a "deprofessionalized" part of the profession.
  2. You know I haven't been doing this work for long, just a couple of years. But I honestly don't think the typical client would care if we all got locked in a shipping container and starved to death. I don't want to give my life to people like that.
  3. You will look back on 5 years as a biglaw associate and realize that you traded the best years of your life to make some very rich people a bit richer. If you are a "temporarily embarrassed millionaire" who is ok with that tradeoff and values money more than friends, family, or anything else, it also turns out the money isn't that great. You will be the "poorest" mom or dad in your kid's private school class and you have to work frantically to tread water at that level.
  4. The OP's firm sounds pretty crummy if they set bonuses at 1800 hours realized while knowing that they were going to massively write off his billable time.
  5. I used three ring binders, one binder for each area, and bought a pack of tabs from Staples.
  6. These all sound like bullshit reasons to choose a firm.
  7. As someone just pointed out above, American firms voluntarily report all this information and it's part of the way they compete for students/lawyers.
  8. Why is a university without a law school operating a legal clinic?
  9. Two things to bear in mind: you will not get much oversight or training in practice and you should be cautious about criticizing other lawyers' professionalism, especially as a student. If a student told me that a partner didn't give them enough "oversight and training" on an assignment, I would peg them as a terminal whiner.
  10. If a student wrote that they were "excited about pursuing oppertunities" with your firm in their cover letter or initial email, would they get an interview?
  11. Are you just assuming you can get a volunteer position? Those are selective too! Unless you're "volunteering" at a private firm.
  12. People get jobs through moots. The right moot reference could be far more meaningful than a grade!
  13. I gotta say this is an incredibly stupid take. You would be shocked at the unbelievably tedious and petty bullshit that big firm associates spend their time with. Years spent doing not much more than checking commas.
  14. Or an all around reduction of fees. We pay 10x what lawyers pay in New York.
  15. If you're a mature student you're sacrificing much more. You're losing 4 years of peak earning wages and the opportunity to do something with that money. Say you are a reasonably tenured F500 worker and you net $45k after taxes and expenses. Instead of leaving the work force and going to law school, you drive that money into a conservative $180k income portfolio growing at inflation. 40 years later you've doubled your money in real terms and you have 1/3rd of the cash component of a modest retirement portfolio. Locking in 1/3rd of your retirement gives you tremendous security and a cushion against any kind of misfortune or disruption.
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