Proceed with Caution:A Diary of the First Year at One of America's Largest, Most Prestigious Firms / Edition 1

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Prestige. Famous clients. High-profile cases. Not to mention a starting salary approaching six figures. It's not hard to figure out why so many law students dream of getting jobs at huge law firms. But when you strip away the glamour, what is it like to live that "dream"? In Proceed With Caution, the author takes you behind the scenes, to show you what it's really like to be a junior associate at a huge law firm. After graduating from an Ivy League law school, he took a job as an associate with one of the country's blue-chip law firms. He also did something not many people do. He kept a diary where he spilled out his day-to-day life at the firm in graphic detail. Proceed With Caution excerpts the diary, from his first day at the firm to the day he quit. From the splashy benefits, to the nitty-gritty on the work junior associates do, to the grind of long and unpredictable hours, to the stress that eventually made him leave the firm - he takes you behind the scenes to show you the reality of living the life many people dream about.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780159001813
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Series: Employment Guides
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2001

    Scary stuff in this book!

    I liked the reading. The excerpts from the diary gave a true-life feel. Then the author's commentary on the excerpts really bring the thoughts home. This book is for those who really don't know about the politics of major firms. I am a law student getting ready to work in one of these firms and now I'm considering 'why didn't I go to medical school'. This book has really confirmed my strategy for working for a major firm; get in - pay off your house and student loan - then get out (without being killed).

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