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Great Event for the Los Angeles Area



It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Above the Law, mostly because the content is funny and insightful. So when we heard they were coming to UCLA in order to discuss the big law remuneration system and whether it should be changed, we got very excited. As you know, lots of you want to become lawyers. And lots of you want to become the kind of lawyers who earn $160K as a first year associate. That means you’re interested in “big law” – those firms of 50 or more lawyers that pony up said money in exchange for something called “billable hours”. But in today’s economic climate, the big law model is being rethought and people like David Lat and Elie Mistal are participating in that discussion. So if you’re interested in working in the law, this will be a great event to attend. Here’s the information from the Above the Law website:

1. The Future of Big Law: A Debate
When: Thursday, January 7, 2010, 12 noon.
Speakers: David Lat and Elie Mystal, editors of Above the Law, will debate whether lockstep is the best system for associate compensation and promotion at large law firms.
Where: Room 1457, UCLA Law School, 71 Dodd Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
Cost: Free. Lunch will be served.

2. Reception at Corkbar
When: Thursday, January 7, 2010, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Description: Meet and mingle with the editors of Above the Law and other lawyers from the area during this informal networking opportunity.
Where: Corkbar, 403 West 12th Street, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Cost: Free. Appetizers will be provided; no host bar.

More information, including information about reserving your place at the events, can be found on the ATL website here.

IMPORTANT: You must RSVP by emailing to attend either or both events.