I'm Not Latham Vibrant or Watkins Approachable

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 8 Comments

QI’m sure you’ve seen it by now that Latham Watkins is redoing its law firm website and has instructed us associates to look “sophisticated, modern, vibrant and approachable.” As I write this, the photos have not yet been taken. And while I do consider myself sophisticated and modern, I’m definitely not vibrant and approachable. I’ve built my career—albeit a short …

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Should I Transfer to a T1 Law School?

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 6 Comments

QI just finished my first year at T3/T4 law school located in the Northeast. I am currently ranked in the top 3% of my class. I entered the school with a full-tuition scholarship which I don’t imagine losing. My question is whether I should be transferring to a higher ranked school. I’m hesitant about taking on $100,000 worth of loans …

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I'm a Coxswain in a Boatful of Nuds

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QI’m a fifth year associate at a large firm and suddenly dealing with the new summer associates. It’s not like prior summers, where I’d mingle, have lunch, show them some insider tricks. This summer I’ve been put in charge of a group of five associates, making sure they are shuttled through all the processes and get a better understanding of …

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