Columns

  • Hard (Not) at Work

    Some partner I never met emailed last night and asked if I’d help out with a closing. I said yes, of course. Thirty-eight hours later, I haven’t...

  • I Forgot my Portfolio at an OCI

    I’m a 2L and just got a call back from a big firm and think it went great. The only problem is that I left...

  • I Need a Job

    QWhat is your best advice for someone trying to find a job now?  I graduated in May from a 2nd tier school in the top...

  • I’m Deciding Between a JD and a JD/MBA

    I recently graduated and acquired a bachelors degree. I was wondering what are your views between a JD/MBA program vs. the traditional 3-year JD.  I...

  • I Need More Work

    I work in corporate law in New York but need advice on how to get work from the partners and junior associates.

  • Wisdom Teeth Impacted (My Career)

    I just got my wisdom teeth out, was still in lots of pain, popping vicodin, but like a neurotic pussy, I came to work anyway. ...

  • I’m Attending a Partner’s Dinner Party

    A partner invited me to dinner party this Saturday night. Should I wear a sport jacket?  Bring a gift?

  • Pro Bono Sucks

    I’m sorry, but I can’t take it anymore. This is the fifth time in three weeks I’ve received (and—yes, fine, I’ll admit it, deleted without...

  • On Lawyers and Apologies

    As a law student who interned for ten months only to find out that I suck at it in one ten minute conversation with the...

  • I’m Debating Litigation Vs. Transactional

    I know the initial answer will be “whatever you want” or “whatever you’re good at” or “whatever your personality traits fit, etc.” But overall, what’s...