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I'm a 1L and I have no skin in this, so I'd thought I'd pass...
bigtoe  03/17/09
This makes sense. But it's probably important to distinguish...
..... ....... .... .. .... ........ ......... ....  03/17/09
they were referring to the year-long deferral programs, both...
bigtoe  03/17/09
Latham/Morgan Lewis?
Mountain Dood  03/17/09
important question: what do their wives look like?
Financier  03/17/09
Are you a fucking moron? Of course you won't have a job in ...
Anon6356, Bishop of Hippo  03/17/09


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Date: March 17th, 2009 9:22 AM
Author: bigtoe

I'm a 1L and I have no skin in this, so I'd thought I'd pass along.

I was home at my parents place the night before I was leaving for the airport. they live in the kind of suburb that has lots of lawyers.

Turns out 2 couples are coming over for dinner, both with 50-something lawyer husbands. I go down to say hi. The conversation turns to all the layoffs and how the law students are dealing with it.

In the course of this conversation the two guys agree that their firms, which are about to put in deferral programs, are doing it as a prelude to rescinding offers.

Simply put, you defer (or are deferred mandatorily), you're out, unless the economy comes back. One said, and I quote verbatim, "You should tell your friends that if a firm defers them they should presume they need a new job."

I think both their firms are V100 places.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=953659&forum_id=2#11167079)



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Date: March 17th, 2009 9:25 AM
Author: ..... ....... .... .. .... ........ ......... ....

This makes sense. But it's probably important to distinguish between the firms that set slightly later start dates (like October or November) for the entire class and those that offer a deferral for a year to only some of the incoming associates. If a firm delays its start date for everyone for a month or two, it doesn't necessarily follow that the entire class is out of work.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=953659&forum_id=2#11167084)



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Date: March 17th, 2009 9:35 AM
Author: bigtoe

they were referring to the year-long deferral programs, both the public interest ones and especially the deferring part of the class for a year programs.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=953659&forum_id=2#11167101)



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Date: March 17th, 2009 9:41 AM
Author: Mountain Dood

Latham/Morgan Lewis?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=953659&forum_id=2#11167108)



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Date: March 17th, 2009 9:43 AM
Author: Financier

important question: what do their wives look like?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=953659&forum_id=2#11167112)



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Date: March 17th, 2009 9:50 AM
Author: Anon6356, Bishop of Hippo (I hope you enjoy this selection of films.)

Are you a fucking moron? Of course you won't have a job in a year. This is straight up a layoff. What kind of stupid fuck would think otherwise.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=953659&forum_id=2#11167137)