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by barkschool
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Tech tips for staying organized?
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Re: Tech tips for staying organized?

In addition to the above, i keep a moleskin and write down tasks as i go. No specific order just as they come in, I’ll jot down dates they may be due. But it’s a decent way of keeping all tasks in front of me.

I would 100% forget a task if not written down in this book
by barkschool
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to start in a new practice group at another firm?
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

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

help me wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:38 pm
I'd be open to start over as a first year, but this move seems pretty impossible. Has anyone here ever seen it done?
What year are you? Two friends did this in the last few months. Not impossible.
by barkschool
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Corporate lateraling up
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Re: Corporate lateraling up

I'm starting this fall at a firm in one of LA/SF/DC/BOS. Its a more midsize firm that pays market (not vault 100 but it shows up on their mid-size rankings). I had V10 offers during OCI, but chose this firm because it seemed unique and like a place i could stay for a while, and it was hard to get g...
by barkschool
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 79221

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

North wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:12 am
I once had to jump in and close a deal for someone who got the flu. It was horrible and I'm still mad about it.
Gotta let this shit wash over you
by barkschool
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 79221

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

What happens when you get sick while working on a big deal as a corporate associate? Do you get to take sick leave and come back and work to death, or are you expected to keep working? IME, you buy some dayquil and keep working. I once told a partner that another associate headed home because they ...
by barkschool
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How does one actually make partner?
Replies: 20
Views: 5227

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 barkschool
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 79221

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

samseaborn wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:24 am
Insight on which firms are strictly business formal/okay with business casual in V20? By no means basing OCI off this. Just curious
I thought i was really just Jones day—-correct me if I’m wrong. That firm has other, sort of public, issues to use as an excuse to avoid
by barkschool
Wed May 30, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: excitable intern
Replies: 36
Views: 7241

Re: excitable intern

bruh wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 10:23 pm
These threads tend to say more about the OP than the interns/coworkers
Op is determined to be insufferable. Should offer his job to intern.
by barkschool
Thu May 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 79221

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

proteinshake wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 10:38 am
does it matter what firm you work at (assume in NYC) if you plan on lateralling to a smaller market ASAP?
Plz give ur reason for why you wouldn’t just start in that market? Besides striking out in that market to begin with?
by barkschool
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 79221

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

Super random, but does anyone know of any colleagues exiting into the FBI after a few years of big law? I've read that lawyers have considerable advantage when applying for the FBI, but never see it mentioned as an exit option on law forums. Heard other way around as well. But they were fbi JD to b...
by barkschool
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: 2020 transfers
Replies: 52
Views: 13273

Re: 2020 transfers

1L Student here considering transferring. Top 5-10% at T14. Considering HYS. Georgetown or higher? Whats your desired career path? In the MVBP range. Want to start in biglaw, but eventually covert to a more livable job. Litigation or bust. No reason to transfer if all you want is biglaw. You're gua...
by barkschool
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: 2020 transfers
Replies: 52
Views: 13273

Re: 2020 transfers

LochnersAngels wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:34 pm
1L Student here considering transferring. Top 5-10% at T14. Considering HYS.
Georgetown or higher?

Whats your desired career path?
by barkschool
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 79221

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

Totally buy it, and I'm not coming at it with legal experience, but I've had those hours before and cooking has always been my priority. It's an odd personality quirk, but it's certainly a core one. The question is more trying to gauge how much people who have the gig spend on groceries vs. eating ...
by barkschool
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Strong MBE = AUTO bar pass
Replies: 32
Views: 12324

Re: Strong MBE = AUTO bar pass

phillywc wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:04 pm
someone failed with a 153 MBE here in PA this year
I can’t believe you wouldn’t just make stuff up on the essays and pass at that point
by barkschool
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: BC ($) v. Illinois ($$$)
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Re: BC ($) v. Illinois ($$$)

These are not good options for your goals.

They are not “okay” options either.
by barkschool
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Note-taking suggestions for law school?
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

Re: Note-taking suggestions for law school?

I hand wrote 1L

Use word in 2L and 3L

Maybe handwriting was a bit better but it sucked.
by barkschool
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: TTTT Botton 20% grad/alum taking questions
Replies: 25
Views: 4615

Re: TTTT Botton 20% grad/alum taking questions

pancakes3 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:55 pm
is OP Young Marino?
He would have pushed back way harder to the light teasing.
by barkschool
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: TTTT Botton 20% grad/alum taking questions
Replies: 25
Views: 4615

Re: TTTT Botton 20% grad/alum taking questions

Daddy wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:45 pm
sev wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:37 pm
barkschool wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:52 am
Edit: what market/ how much do you take home a year
Not OP, but he's in Omaha, and about $40k per year.

How do you know?

What's he doing?
Not OP, but it’s pretty sweet to likely have manager exp over other attys this early in his career.
by barkschool
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: TTTT Botton 20% grad/alum taking questions
Replies: 25
Views: 4615

Re: TTTT Botton 20% grad/alum taking questions

How will you raise above survivor bias to leave unbiased answers for people who find themselves in your situation?

Edit: what market/ how much do you take home a year
by barkschool
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 1L Summer Scheduling
Replies: 13
Views: 2832

Re: 1L Summer Scheduling

thanks yall! alums from my UG are incredibly loyal so I’ll definitely make sure I show the connection when cold emailing. I also think of UG as somehow a connection that is non-work related. And that makes it a way better icebreaker anyways, b/c it has nothing to do with what your goal is, getting ...
by barkschool
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 1L Summer Scheduling
Replies: 13
Views: 2832

Re: 1L Summer Scheduling

Is the government agency in the market you want to network? The biggest thing you'll want 1L summer to accomplish is to network at various firm events (this is assuming you want biglaw in the market, so ignore my advice if that's not the case) and hopefully lock down early interviews. Early intervi...
by barkschool
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Can Someone Explain the Lateral Market?
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Re: Can Someone Explain the Lateral Market?

I know our office is currently looking for a lateral to expand a group that needs bodies.

At least the current idea is that we are just going to poach a nearby firm that has those kinds of attorneys now.
by barkschool
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Management consulting (MBB) after law school recruitment process?
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Re: Management consulting (MBB) after law school recruitment process?

MFS wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:58 pm
Yes - if you’re a well credentialed HLS student with a 1L MBB summer I actually see that as a huge positive at my firm. V5s eat that shit up.
At least it sounds somewhat interesting at a screener
by barkschool
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: How much do you read for classes in a typical day?
Replies: 9
Views: 3044

Re: How much do you read for classes in a typical day?

I hope OP is taking from this that 1, everyone is different and 2, someone will always read faster than you.
by barkschool
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Guide request: how to get Big Law
Replies: 34
Views: 7155

Re: Guide request: how to get Big Law

[placeholder for writing spiel about how to interview if you are genuinely uninteresting, difficult to be around and have average grades] I would recommend not taking the jeff chiles approach and responding to the question “Tell me about the biggest challenge you ever faced and how you overcame it”...