When I was a young associate, I worked at a BigLaw kind of firm. I remember cracking up one day as I overheard secretaries gossiping about a senior associates' tendency to fall asleep after lunch. There was much speculation as to whether the lawyer was drinking at lunch and most held the view that he did indeed knock back a few.One of the nice things about having my own law practice now is the freedom and control it offers. You are your own boss, if you don't work you don't earn but you are working for you and you live by your own rules. It can be difficult, yes if you don't know where the next client is coming from, but it is empowering and makes you grow up real fast. It is also very liberating and at times relaxing.It was Friday, yes this past Friday and it was in the afternoon about 1pm or so. I had been drafting something not particularly stimulating, in fact it was rather routine. I got up from the computer and sat in the huge, black chair one of those leather reclining ones. Then I closed my eyes and never knew what happened. When I opened my eyes I found myself curled in a fetal postiion and feeling very relaxed. By now it was about 1:30pm and no one had interrupted me so I figured I could continue. I headed over to the couch but then I looked up and noticed the huge French windows facing me. So I grabbed that other chair, the ergonomically correct one I sit in every day and wheeled it in beside the couch, placed the back in front of me and effectively blocked the view.
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As a recess appointee, Cordray can stay in the job only through the end of this year. But even that timetable will likely not be of much significance. After Cordray departs, the agency will be run by the next in line and there is little reason to think the bureau’s agenda would change at that point.* * *
By Don Macaulay, President and Founder of Law Preview, a BARBRI company
The grades you receive during the first year of law school will likely dictate the professional opportunities that will be available to you upon graduation. As a result, it is important to map out a plan now that will allow you to maximize your chances to excel during 1L year.
IT’S A ONE YEAR SPRINT, NOT A THREE YEAR MARATHON
Your 1L grades will not only determine your eligibility for law review and other honors, but will dictate what job opportunities are available when you graduate.
As you have undoubtedly heard, it is a very competitive legal hiring market and the most selective legal employers make offers for full-time employment only to those students who participate in firm-sponsored summer associate programs that take place during the summer after the 2L year. The truth is that only those students with top 1L grades will get considered for these coveted programs because law firms recruit during the fall semester of the 2L year and only consider 1L grades when determining who to invite for an interview. Consequently, students who view law school as a three year marathon rather than a one year year sprint often find themselves running the wrong race because most of the best jobs will have been filled long before graduation.