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Law school exams for yeshiva guys 101, by henche
1. Read the story. 
2. Write down all the taynas that anyone might have, and what taynas the other guy might have back, and what the halacha probably is. 
3. Hit "submit"
4. Get a job.
5. Never see your family again!!!!!!!

http://www.top-law-schools.com/success-in-law-school.html
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1950 on: October 25, 2017, 02:58:58 PM »
went to a JLSA lunch and noticed few "frum" girls. is it impossible for "frum" (i.e. beis yaakov/planning to marry a black hatter) girls to go through law school and then big law successfully? seems its hard enough being a mom or frum, but with 2 strikes its just not worth it?

Seems like you can count the "sheitels in biglaw" on one hand.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1951 on: October 25, 2017, 03:04:06 PM »
went to a JLSA lunch and noticed few "frum" girls. is it impossible for "frum" (i.e. beis yaakov/planning to marry a black hatter) girls to go through law school and then big law successfully? seems its hard enough being a mom or frum, but with 2 strikes its just not worth it?
JLSA of which school?
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1952 on: October 25, 2017, 04:29:04 PM »
Seems like you can count the "sheitels in biglaw" on one hand.
  At Davis Polk, their first female partner was also an orthodox woman. She's retired now, living in Bnei Brak and London. https://www.davispolk.com/professionals/lydia-kess/

There are two more associates I know at the firm in New York, both wear sheitels.


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Re: Law School
« Reply #1953 on: October 25, 2017, 04:35:34 PM »
Sorry to go a drop OT but I worked once w a shaital at a big4 audit.. she didn't last through April (erev pesach)...

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1954 on: October 25, 2017, 06:11:02 PM »
Sorry to go a drop OT but I worked once w a shaital at a big4 audit.. she didn't last through April (erev pesach)...
quite relevant. kinda sad.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1955 on: October 25, 2017, 06:12:57 PM »
quite relevant. kinda sad.

Y sad?  Nobody should have to work my hours, but as between me and my wife,  we're sure glad it's me

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1956 on: October 25, 2017, 06:14:52 PM »
Y sad?  Nobody should have to work my hours, but as between me and my wife,  we're sure glad it's me
i have the same perspective, but you would think there are certain women who are geared to the work and are forced to miss out because it just isnt practical. similar to my issue with not being an R&B superstar.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1957 on: October 25, 2017, 06:20:50 PM »
i have the same perspective, but you would think there are certain women who are geared to the work and are forced to miss out because it just isnt practical. similar to my issue with not being an R&B superstar.

Is it sad you can't be an r and b superstar?

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1958 on: October 25, 2017, 06:24:04 PM »
This is a famous argument when it comes to the gender wage gap. Men are willing to sacrifice more overall for higher paying positions.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1959 on: October 25, 2017, 06:48:14 PM »
Is it sad you can't be an r and b superstar?
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This is a famous argument when it comes to the gender wage gap. Men are willing to sacrifice more overall for higher paying positions.
many times only because they are lucky to have superhero wives who run a house and sometimes work too at a decreased pay level... we are all just counting the days til we retire.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1960 on: October 25, 2017, 06:52:58 PM »
YES many times only because they are lucky to have superhero wives who run a house and sometimes work too at a decreased pay level... we are all just counting the days til we retire.

That's a very sad thought.

I am not counting days until I retire, and I do not count hours until I stop working for the day (I'd be too tired to count anyway).  I like my life.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1961 on: October 25, 2017, 07:07:24 PM »
That's a very sad thought.

I am not counting days until I retire, and I do not count hours until I stop working for the day (I'd be too tired to count anyway).  I like my life.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1962 on: October 25, 2017, 11:48:28 PM »
My law firm has two sheitels. Both work four days a week.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #1963 on: October 26, 2017, 12:03:41 AM »
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While I'm sure all of us have frustration in our occupations, if you don't love what you do it's time to find a new occupation...
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Re: Law School
« Reply #1964 on: October 26, 2017, 12:15:56 AM »
Not quite sure what the difference between a frum man and a frum woman is. Both are frum, both keep Shabbos/YT. Why is it "normal" if a frum guy works in big law but not normal/doable for a frum woman? It's almost like Jews are stuck in the 1800s while the rest of the world has moved on.