The half-truths, omissions, and outright lies about floating through law school.

Summer Associate Event

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

After a 6 PM day, we have a cocktail reception. A bunch of us are gathered around a table with some booze and a little light food. There will be a show and some kind of afterparty with the "cool" associates there and I will stumble home at 3 AM completely drunk and happy, at least until the morning.

Right now, however, I am at a cocktail reception and talking to some Counsel [translation: tried to climb the hill and fell just short] type from a department I have never heard of. I think he does airplane leases or something. Ugh. So while he is carrying on about asset-backed securitization, I tune into the converation behind me. A cute [7 to 7.5, depending on clothes and makup] summer is talking to a youngish M&A partner. He just asked her if she was seeing anyone and invited to her "hang out" at his place in the Hamptons. I did some work for the guy earlier in the summer. I wonder if his wife will mind.

Explaining my absence

Sunday, August 14, 2005

I did not want to stop writing this thing while working because, well, you can only imagine how much fodder for discussion a summer associate gig at a top New York firm can provide. But throughout the surreal absurdity of it all, I decided to stop for a number of reasons. Among them:
-Time. I certainly was not doing much work but between events, after-parties and after-after-parties, it's tough to be sober enough at home to be writing this thing. And I was not stupid enough to be writing at work.
-The overwhlemed factor. When ten absolutely insane things happen every day, how do you pick one or two to analyze?
-Most importantly, maintaining my Anonymous status. Put quite simply, if I retold the summer as it was happening in real time it would be very easy for one of my co-workers to figure out who I was. And we would not want that.

So stay tuned.

Time to start up again

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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