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by BigZuck
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2020 Fall Bonuses
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: 2020 Fall Bonuses

Slytherpuff wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:47 pm
BigZuck wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:43 pm
Is this thread taking place in the law grad lounge forum thing or why aren’t there more posts?
People have been talking about them in here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13378
Thank you!
by BigZuck
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2020 Fall Bonuses
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: 2020 Fall Bonuses

Is this thread taking place in the law grad lounge forum thing or why aren’t there more posts?
by BigZuck
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 28143

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

Milbank is out so far: https://abovethelaw.com/2019/11/breaking-biglaw-bonuses-are-here/ Edit: Same as last year. Cravath needs to step in and set a new Cravath scale for this year! I like how celebratory the tone is of the ATL article when this is clearly tragic news. Anyway this firm is obviously...
by BigZuck
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 28143

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

Bonus wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:43 am
May some firm will try to garnish some goodwill by announcing Wednesday before the long Holiday weekend?
Mods plz out and ban this CRAVEN COWARD

Guys don’t bump the thread until our summer bonuses are official. Thanks!
by BigZuck
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Billable Hours Q
Replies: 8
Views: 2758

Re: Billable Hours Q

I usually lose 2 hours for every 8 billed (so "working" or in the office for 10), depending on my efficiency that day. OP, to translate what a regular full time non legal salaried job is like into billable hours, that's like ~30 billable hours a week. No one works non-stop during the workday. I’m p...
by BigZuck
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 28143

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

North wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:43 am
with how busy everyone's been, we sure as hell better get them

When did Milbank announce last year?
First week of June and Cravath had already one upped them by now I think.

Lol bonus believers, it ain’t happening

(I hope that reverse jinx works!)
by BigZuck
Thu May 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 28143

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

I have a friend who works at Paul, Weiss who claims to have overheard one partner talking to another (before a meeting with Nintendo in-house) complaining that the upcoming summer bonus is "excessive." Bless you. Let's keep talking about it until we make it happen. (Gets it) I don’t think it’s happ...
by BigZuck
Thu May 30, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 28143

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

Dr Nefario wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:36 am
I don’t think it’s happening y’all.
Moderators: Please.
by BigZuck
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Senior Associate
Replies: 24
Views: 4271

Re: Senior Associate

I’m fairly confident that “Senior Associate” is just a signal to opposing counsel that “This guy is a pain in the ass to work across from and all around general piece of work.”

Hope that helps!
by BigZuck
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 28143

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

riot wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:16 pm
*bills 20 hours over holiday weekend to “Draft S-4.”*
Tomorrow will you still be drafting or will you have moved on to the “review and revise” stage?
by BigZuck
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: UT Austin c/o 2022
Replies: 28
Views: 9752

Re: UT Austin c/o 2022

UT grad and practicing ESTEEMED BIG TEXAS LAWYER here, also happy to answer any questions if that’s helpful. I think all else equal you should take a T14 over UT if you want Texas big law. Even hot garbage schools like Georgetown are going to give you a better shot. But I truly mean all else is equa...
by BigZuck
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UT Austin v NU Big Law
Replies: 26
Views: 4543

Re: UT Austin v NU Big Law

UT is a good school and I’m proud I went there and with the benefit of hindsight it was the best decision for me and all that good stuff but whatever. I think there’s many scenarios where it should be chosen over a T14 but what the OP is describing ain’t one of them.
by BigZuck
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UT Austin v NU Big Law
Replies: 26
Views: 4543

Re: UT Austin v NU Big Law

My firm is admittedly on the bigger side of big law but cutoffs are much more favorable for T14 schools than for UT. If you’re from Northwestern you could be an average student and get an offer. If you’re an average UT student you probably wouldn’t get an interview and good luck getting an offer. Wh...
by BigZuck
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UT Austin v NU Big Law
Replies: 26
Views: 4543

Re: UT Austin v NU Big Law

I don’t know what “the South” is or if Texas is even a part of it but in a vacuum it’s almost certainly going to be easier to get a big law job at Northwestern. That includes in Texas. But the question is way too vague to really give a helpful answer here. Can you clarify what sorts of information y...
by BigZuck
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Realistic QoL expectations for family man, T14 grad, top 1/3rd of class, minimal debt
Replies: 8
Views: 3332

Re: Realistic QoL expectations for family man, T14 grad, top 1/3rd of class, minimal debt

Seems like school administration would get you closer to DAT CHILL AF low 6 figs/high 5 figs you’re hoping for than law would. I’d just rid that out till you retire. Just focus on the family and cash checks, nothing wrong with that at all. Sounds pretty sweet to me, honestly.
by BigZuck
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic:
Replies: 12
Views: 3337

Re: "mandatory first year curve"

Should probably air your beef with the Penn admin rather than post about it here IMO. No one knows what you’re talking about.
by BigZuck
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Does midlaw "Summer Program" = "LOL NOPE" for 3Ls?
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

Re: Does midlaw "Summer Program" = "LOL NOPE" for 3Ls?

Apply first, then think. You’re thinking first. Not good.
by BigZuck
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Please Advise on How to Land TX
Replies: 32
Views: 6175

Re: Please Advise on How to Land TX

By “respected in the market” surely you don’t mean by opposing counsel, do you? Haha!

On balance in balance it’s a personal decision. Some people wouldn’t do it depending on other options but then again those people wouldn’t fault you if you did I guess (again depending on other options).
by BigZuck
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 234075

Re: Skadden and peer firms Baker McKenzie and Schulte Roth to hours contingent bonus!

The small city Jones Day offices got bumped up to 180k today. So like Cleveland, Columbus, etc. Tbh that’s the only reason to work at jones Day. They got those podunk offices where you can make $$$$ where did you hear this? Cleveland is still at 170, not 180 Isn’t 170 a ton for Cleveland? Oh yeah, ...
by BigZuck
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: US Big Law -> Expat/Overseas Gig?
Replies: 14
Views: 3376

Re: US Big Law -> Expat/Overseas Gig?

I was 100% serious. Your tell was the list of dream places. Maybe (just maybe) some of us here are speaking from experience and taking some time out of our day to try and help people avoid making the same mistakes we have seen or lived.

Whatever though, enjoy Columbia.
by BigZuck
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: US Big Law -> Expat/Overseas Gig?
Replies: 14
Views: 3376

Re: US Big Law -> Expat/Overseas Gig?

Sounds like you want to wear a suit, STACK FAT STACKS OF FAT CASH $$$$$$$$, and live dat best ex-pat life.

I think you might want to go back to the drawing board and re-evaluate your motivations and what you want out of life. I'm not sure the current plan is going to get you where you want to go.
by BigZuck
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Are firm receptions worthwhile?
Replies: 23
Views: 4246

Re: Are firm receptions worthwhile?

Yeah the starting out with "Definitely don't bring a briefcase" and then transitioning to "But def bring your business cards" made me think maybe it was a joke for a second but sadly no. Law students: Go if you can, talk to people, learn something about the firm, enjoy some free food and drink, try ...
by BigZuck
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Are firm receptions worthwhile?
Replies: 23
Views: 4246

Re: Are firm receptions worthwhile?

I thought about someone bringing a backpack to one of these things and was like hell naw but then I thought about someone bringing a briefcase and that was even worse so I ultimately landed on definitely do not bring any materials. By all means send someone your resume afterwards if need be.