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ATL Summer Associate Event Contest (2013): The Winner!

Readers of Above the Law are a classy bunch. Sure, you enjoy a good sex scandal every now and then — who doesn’t? But you also enjoy more high-minded fare, ranging from Supreme Court analysis to career advice to discussion of the history of legal education.

Your highbrow tastes manifested themselves in our recent summer associate event contest. Rejecting pop culture icons and fun-sounding sporting events, you flocked to the polls to vote for a classic….

And I’m not talking the Rolling Stones; that event, hosted by the Wilmington office of Skadden, took third place. Second place went to Morrison & Foerster’s surfing outing in San Diego.

And now, our winner. Congratulations to the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis, which took its summer associates to Shakespeare in the Park, specifically, The Comedy of Errors. Other firms take their summers to Shakespeare in the Park, but K&E’s version included dinner backstage and quality time with two of the actors, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Emily Bergl.

Personally speaking, I voted for the Queen Bee, the Beyonce concert that Schulte Roth treated its summers to. And one could argue that it wasn’t fair to put both Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z, in the contest, given the potential for vote splitting. But it looks like it wouldn’t have made a difference. Even combining the votes for Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Carter wouldn’t have dethroned Kirkland’s evening with Big Willy (Shakespeare).

To summer, or not to summer? That is the question. And if the program is K&E in NYC, the answer is yes.

P.S. For fabulous photos of Beyonce driving Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy home from the Hamptons — in her million-dollar, vintage Rolls-Royce — click here.

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