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Read This or Die Alone: Advice for Young Women Read This or Die Alone: Advice for Young Women

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I don’t want to alarm you, but this is going to be bad news for some of you—possibly even a lot of you. The last few days have been tough for all of us.  Emotional.  Controversial. Traumatic, even.  News like this comes along once, maybe twice, in a lifetime.  Obviously, I’m referring to the treatise that was released this past weekend in Princeton University’s student newspaper, the Daily Princetonian, in the form of a letter to the editor addressed to “the young... [More]

The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career

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Women: Pay attention, this is important.  Especially for you old ones (and by “old” I mean over 30 but not yet 40.  Women 40 and over: Can you even read anymore at your age?  I’ll just refer to you as “pre-dead lady husks”).  In a spate of breaking, hard-hitting news, an actual legal newspaper has finally exposed the bitter nugget of truth as to why you women—you “older women” in particular—may be sabotaging your careers.  No it’s not your pursuit of... [More]

BigLaw Bros: Why Slam Pieces Don’t Want You BigLaw Bros: Why Slam Pieces Don’t Want You

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Bros of BigLaw, I love you, but I’m worried about you.  You’re confused.  You’re angry.  And you should be.  You’ve been told, by each other, that cementing your place as a certified cog in the BigLaw cash wheel would lead to a life slick with sick paychecks, sicker bonuses and a bevy of models and bottles waiting to revel in the sickness with you. But…it’s not working out so well for most of you so far.  The disposable ladies aren’t lining up on their knees like you thought... [More]

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When Cougars Attack (at the Firm): Help! When Cougars Attack (at the Firm): Help!

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Q:  Role reversal…yeah this time a guy is looking for advice.  I am a summer associate at the job of my dreams.  I know that when I graduate a year from now this is where I want to work and the way things are going I think they will have me.  The problem… last week at a firm-wide social event a very sexy recently divorced partner made very explicit and very obvious passes at me.  So much... [More]

Have I Already Blown the Bar Exam? Have I Already Blown the Bar Exam?

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Q: I’m taking the NY Bar Exam later this month for the first time and am taking Barbri to prepare for it.  It’s been going OK, but I got back my scores for the  simulated practice test that Barbri offers and, no exaggeration, I almost threw up.  (I won’t even share my score. I can’t bring myself to say it out loud.)  Before you make judgments, though, know this: I graduated from a T14... [More]

I Let a Partner Touch My Boobs. Now What? I Let a Partner Touch My Boobs. Now What?

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Q: Before I relay my question, I would just please like to reiterate that I do not believe that I’ve been sexually harassed in any way and I’m not looking to file any sort of claim.  However, I did let a partner, well, feel up my boobs in a momentary lapse of judgment and now I’m completely freaking out.  I’m a third-year associate and he’s a junior partner and it happened at a welcome... [More]

Harassed at OCI: Do I Go on the Callback? Harassed at OCI: Do I Go on the Callback?

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Q:  I just finished my first round of OCI screening interviews.  I am in the top 10% of my class and on an honors journal, so I’ve actually received a few callback requests and may have a chance at landing an actual offer this fall.  There’s one firm—top top tier Big Law, shall remain nameless—that’s the always been my dream firm and I did get a callback.  The only problem is, the screening... [More]

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