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  • I Need the Weekend Dress Code

    QHey, I’m a female first-year associate at a big Manhattan firm, and I just started. Anyway, I have to work this weekend for the first...

  • Legal Mean Streets

    I had just lateraled over to a major firm in a new city.  One day I receive a call from a partner asking me to...

  • I’m Working With a Gay Associate

    QI’m working with a gay first-year who I think is flirting with me. I’m a straight fifth-year, and I don’t want to say anything to offend...

  • I Want a Top-Tier Job

    QI’m a second year at a good second-tier school (if that’s possible). I’m in the top 40% of my class. What are my odds of getting a...

  • I’m Nervous About Working Out

    I’m worried that if some partner sees me working out when he knows I have a ton of work to get done, that I might...

  • Mr. Procrastination

    I was asked by a significant partner with whom I actually enjoy working to help out on a multi-million dollar appeal.  Fabulous.  Actually supervising me...

  • I Want to Litigate

    I am a 2L at a bottom T1/top T2 school.  We are the only law school within 100 miles but in a sizeable market.  I...

  • I’m Just a Happy Person

    People tell me that I come across as just a happy individual. I am concerned if this affects my interviews. I just don’t find them...

  • Left Behind

    I was working at a big NY firm for a couple of years when I was tapped to work on the acquisition of a dog...

  • I’m Curious About Private Equity Law

    What do Private Equity lawyers do and is it hard to get in to such an area?