I’ve come across some Instagram and TikTok accounts run by big law associates basically glamorizing big law (“I wake up at 5 am, drink an almond milk matcha latte while I check up on emails, do a peloton workout, then work on deals until 1 am” all in their chic apartment with trendy outfits). Anyone else seeing these? Am I the only one who finds them cringey?

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I’m convinced they all have family money anyway, so their entire salaries are just for playing around. (And their lifestyles wouldn’t change much if they left and ended up flexing family connections).

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LOL at legallysammy. She has TikToks about going to court and handling client meetings, and even a “how to argue like a lawyer”......she’s a first year associate lol. Oh, and every other video is about going to Harvard Law or how she was on Harvard Law Review (which is cool but don’t make it your personality”

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First mistake: you have tiktok. I’ve tried thinking of a more toxic app and can only think of Instagram

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Love Instagram but only because I've deleted my personal account and set up an account for my puppy. Now I have a feed full of puppy photos and videos, and the targeted ads are EXTREMELY effective because I buy everything for my puppy 😩

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Where’s the “I’m a first year who is in a constant state of panic and have worn the same sweat pants for 4 days” side of lawyer tiktok?

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Weird. All the big law associates I follow on tik tok talk about how dumb and weird our profession is.

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@legaltechbro is the one I follow, some of his stuff is hilarious

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Yes and when they’re like “weekend in my life” and it isn’t spent at their desk only to realize they’re on a 80% flex schedule so they can do Tik tok

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Name these monsters.

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I think I know the creater they’re talking about and she’s not even full time big law

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If she’s finding a way out of this ponzi scheme of a career, then good for her.

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The only well its either that or Alex Su content...

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I love him! Love love love. I think you have to be in house to get half his jokes.

How is that glamorous in any way? 😂 “I work all day but this is my creative outlet and my apartment is cute because at least I have that while I work my life away.” Who’s idea of glamor is that?

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Clarifying, I don’t think their tic toks are glamorizing anything, if anything they show how much work they do. Lol idk how people got glamorizing out of someone showing themselves work all day.

Ugh yes wish I could get them off my fyp! It actually grates on me so much. Cecexie is an example

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Love to hate 😅

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Why are big law associates on tik tok? Aren’t they afraid of someone showing partners / management ...? Like...?

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Agreed maybe just me but I couldn’t live with knowing my whole team would be watching and silently judging

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Why have all of the most popular tiktokers made a personality out of being Harvard alum??

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People love to get a glimpse into that life. 🤷🏼‍♀️

How can you have a significant other and do all the things OP mentioned?

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I downloaded TikTok right at the beginning of quarantine last year and there was no biglaw content whatsoever. I miss that.

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Yeah and they look damn exhausted with the 💼 under their eyes. Who are they fooling.

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They are for sure going to spin their accounts into careers and get out of practicing. They’re getting a lot of attention, at the least it is bringing in clients. It’s they way advertising works now.

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