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by swing
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: What was your first law job/salary & where are you now?
Replies: 26
Views: 9335

Re: What was your first law job/salary & where are you now?

1. TTT 2. 2015 3. NYC firm ~50 attorneys, 65k 4. NYC firm ~30 attorneys, 110k Nice to see a TTT doing well despite the odds they say are stacked against you in this job market, especially in a market like NYC. What kind of law might I ask? 110k isn't exactly a whole lot in NYC, but it's better than...
by swing
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique?
Replies: 16
Views: 4755

Re: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique

I have an interview with a lit boutique coming up. It’s a newer one that pays market and has large bonuses. However, I think the firm has grown quickly in the past year I remember I was researching the firm last year and it had 25 fewer attorneys. Are these elite lit boutiques able to sustain the...
by swing
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 3rd yr to in-house possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Re: 3rd yr to in-house possible?

I'm a 2015 grad and I just made the jump to a start-up. It's possible just have to hustle, especially if you're like me (TTT and no biglaw).
by swing
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: In House Interview -- contract editing exercise
Replies: 6
Views: 2385

Re: In House Interview -- contract editing exercise

Had to do this twice, once where they gave it to me ahead of time and we talked about it during the interview, and once when I showed up and before the GC and I talked he gave me the contract and 30 minutes or so to mark it up, with no warning that it would be part of the process. It sucks, but goi...
by swing
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: What was your first law job/salary & where are you now?
Replies: 26
Views: 9335

Re: What was your first law job/salary & where are you now?

1. TTT 2. 2015 3. NYC firm ~50 attorneys, 65k 4. NYC firm ~30 attorneys, 110k Nice to see a TTT doing well despite the odds they say are stacked against you in this job market, especially in a market like NYC. What kind of law might I ask? 110k isn't exactly a whole lot in NYC, but it's better than...
by swing
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: What was your first law job/salary & where are you now?
Replies: 26
Views: 9335

Re: What was your first law job/salary & where are you now?

1. TTT
2. 2015
3. NYC firm ~50 attorneys, 65k
4. NYC firm ~30 attorneys, 110k
by swing
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 4979

Re: Lit or Transactional

I'm in litigation, but I do occasionally get the opportunity to do some transactional work, which I do enjoy to a certain extent. It certainly helps get a better perspective on my litigation matters, and hopefully it gives me an edge when I go in house . I was advised that transactional is more adv...
by swing
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 4979

Re: Lit or Transactional

I'm in litigation, but I do occasionally get the opportunity to do some transactional work, which I do enjoy to a certain extent. It certainly helps get a better perspective on my litigation matters, and hopefully it gives me an edge when I go in house.
by swing
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to start in a new practice group at another firm?
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Is it possible to start in a new practice group at another firm?

help me wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:07 am
Johannes wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:42 am
Yeah it happens a decent amount.
How have you seen it happen? Need advice. Thanks!
Probably by (1) having excellent academics and (2) coming from a top pier firm or a top firm to a *lesser* firm.
by swing
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: No-offered SA; I need help.
Replies: 18
Views: 5797

Re: No-offered SA; I need help.

You have a two semesters to find something, and you're top 10% with LR at a T20. You'll be fine. If anyone asks about your 2L summer, just say that you enjoyed the firm but are exploring other options. No one has to know you were no-offered (unless, of course, you can't nab something before the bar ...
by swing
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 8406

Re: Questions for those in-house

I know this was brought up in a different law school forum, but what are people's thoughts on jumping ship from a stable law firm to a startup?
by swing
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 8406

Re: Questions for those in-house

In my one and only in-house encounter for a position, getting barred in the home office state was expected. I assume it is necessary everywhere. I could see why it would be nice, but it shouldn't be a hard requirement (unless there's a reason I'm missing?). Otherwise, they should at least let you s...
by swing
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 8406

Re: Questions for those in-house

Toni wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:28 pm
I’d love working in-house in Florida. Unfortunately, if I understand this correctly, Florida is a state with no Reciprocity.
Does that mean you aren't eligible for an in-house license?
by swing
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 8406

Re: Questions for those in-house

I got to final round interview with a privately held company with global operations this time last year. The entire time they indicated they wanted someone with 3-5 year's experience. They ultimately chose another candidate over me -- someone who had +10 years experience over me (I had 4 years expe...
by swing
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 8406

Re: Questions for those in-house

Any of you in-house peeps in litigation? Yes. I would say that my job is about 60% litigation, 20% compliance, and 20% research monkey. Not bad. Harder to get into litigation from what I understand. Is that portion handling cases yourself or managing outside counsel (and dealing with stuff like tra...
by swing
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 8406

Re: Questions for those in-house

The benefits of going to a law firm for a couple of years before going in house is that you get exposed to multiple types of companies (big, medium, and small) as well as a litany of different issues. If you go straight to in house, you are hamstrung by the size and industry of your company. Plus, w...
by swing
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How to get Academia Position from T-30?
Replies: 28
Views: 5779

Re: How to get Academia Position from T-30?

Nebby wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:52 pm
Plz do not associate legal professors with "unicorn" jobs that actually have an impact on society :)
Ha. Yeah, legal academia seems to be comprised of the highly functional insane.
by swing
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How to get Academia Position from T-30?
Replies: 28
Views: 5779

Re: How to get Academia Position from T-30?

There are very low ranked law schools that aren't as fussy about which school you went to. But then you'd be teaching at really bad law schools, with all the associated baggage that brings. Still making bank, though. If they don't lay you off when the school runs out of money. True, but there are a...
by swing
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How to get Academia Position from T-30?
Replies: 28
Views: 5779

Re: How to get Academia Position from T-30?

HelloYesThisIsDog wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:19 pm
There are very low ranked law schools that aren't as fussy about which school you went to. But then you'd be teaching at really bad law schools, with all the associated baggage that brings.
Still making bank, though.
by swing
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: No Journal
Replies: 75
Views: 14936

Re: No Journal

The reason being on the school's flagship journal/publication is because it's generally populated by the best/top students at the school.
by swing
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How does one actually make partner?
Replies: 20
Views: 5531

Re: How does one actually make partner?

Ive never seen a partner be made in biglaw without a book of business. Smallest book I’ve seen was about a $1M/yr with the hopes they’d be betting on them at the ground floor before they blew up. Have seen plenty of people with $1M/year books get turned down for partnership as well. I've heard that...
by swing
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Cryptocurrency/Blockchain
Replies: 5
Views: 2702

Re: Cryptocurrency/Blockchain

I'm starting to see blockchain technology enter my practice in terms of commercial transactions.
by swing
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: In light of NY to 190k, would you take this in house job?
Replies: 11
Views: 3114

Re: In light of NY to 190k, would you take this in house job?

The yearly raises might not be as dramatic as at a law firm, but one in house position I recently interviewed for stated that yearly bonuses are 15% of your salary, so that's a fair amount of change.