Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Summer associate success- the basics

In the spirit of passing along some of the wisdom that I, and others, have gleaned over our summer associateships, here's a brief list of what you can and can't do, when looking for an offer at Biglaw.

Things you can do and still get an offer
  • Make many, many sexually inappropriate comments in front of, and about, partners
  • hook up with a lawyer's girlfriend
  • hook up with a lawyer
  • hook up with a paralegal, in the office, on your desk
  • get so drunk that you have to get taken home
  • access confidential personnel files "accidentally"
  • Jump into the Hudson river in your underwear (last summer's all-star story)
Things not to do if you want an offer:
  • Start ranting about "the Jews", then, when asked to leave, tell the lawyer "I have a knife in my pocket, and a gun in my car, which will it be?" (Paul Hastings LA)
  • Go down to New Orleans to help out Habitat for Humanity as a pro bono project, then get completely trashed, get arrested, and have your firm bail you out of jail. (Proskauer Rose [NY?])
That's really about it. Getting an offer is really that simple. Hey, if I can do it, anyone can!


Blogger sadielady said...

dude, update your damn blog. you can't be that busy.

7:47 PM  
Blogger not just another jewish lawyer said...

too funny

1:18 PM  
Blogger sadielady said...

ok, man, i'm taking you off my links if you don't post something by next week.

not saying that b/c i think you'll care, just seeing if i can get you to post something again??? wtf happened to you?

11:58 PM  

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