2Little 2Late

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

How much are you regretting your extracurricular choices?

Not at all, I can manage my time.
4
4%
I get busy sometimes, but it's not the worst.
14
16%
Every couple of weeks I briefly lose my sanity.
22
25%
I long for the sweet release of death.
28
31%
I am smart and didn't sign up for unnecessary BS
21
24%
 
Total votes: 89

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buckiguy_sucks
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:07 am

Hikikomorist wrote:
Minnietron wrote:
Minnietron wrote:
Kinky John wrote:costco run and chill?

Brilliant derivative. Costco sells beds, couches, and carpets; you can start chilling at any point in the run.


Joscellin wrote:
There is nothing remotely pleasant about Houston in the summer.


Mostly applies to D.C. too.

Houston and DC seem very similar in the summer, except you pay twice as much for DC prestige.


yeah but think of how much more my Midwestern relatives will hate me when I say I'm a lawyer in DC than if I said I was a lawyer in Houston

I'll get to be the ~Washington Elite~ Fox News hates so much even though my practice will have nothing to do with lobbying

It's these little things that make COL here worth it

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Gray
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:11 am

Ok is this list of markets acceptable for the poll?

NYC
DC
NorCal
SoCal
Chi
Boston
Texas
Other US
Other Foreign

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Minnietron » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:39 am

buckiguy_sucks wrote:yeah but think of how much more my Midwestern relatives will hate me when I say I'm a lawyer in DC than if I said I was a lawyer in Houston

I'll get to be the ~Washington Elite~ Fox News hates so much even though my practice will have nothing to do with lobbying

It's these little things that make COL here worth it

Familial spite is definitely a consideration that isn't accounted for/is undervalued.
Gray wrote:Ok is this list of markets acceptable for the poll?

NYC
DC
NorCal
SoCal
Chi
Boston
Texas
Other US
Other Foreign


YTBD/Unknown/Struck Out?

Also, is Space considered "Other Foreign"?

Lastly, I think any extra time I've managed to swing in 2L has been taken up by sh**posting.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:18 pm

Bump everyone vote

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby MurdockLLP » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:25 pm

Voted and accepted my offer today. No motivation to do any other work.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Dr. Nefario » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:00 pm

IsThisForReal wrote:
Joscellin wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
zhenders wrote:Gals, guys, why are we even arguing? Everyone knows New York sucks -- what a silly thing to fight over.

Come to Chicago. We've got beaches, an ocean that doesn't sting your eyes, and more Asian carp than you could catch in a lifetime.

Also we don't smell.

But snow and ice. And isn't it basically a warzone? Houston and Dallas are incredibly cheap (NO STATE INCOME TAX), ice-free, and perfectly pleasant places to live.


There is nothing remotely pleasant about Houston in the summer.

Tunnels


Texas summer is enough to make me not want to be there. also houston is a terrible city in general. (biased cause dallas ftw)

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:56 pm

FYI you guys i accidentally am doing biglaw

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Minnietron » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:10 pm

Gray wrote:FYI you guys i accidentally am predictably doing biglaw

FTFY :lol:
Congratulations! Now you can get all the custom dog accouterments your heart desires! It's ok. Embrace the money. You can live your PI dreams vicariously through Hand.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby dabigchina » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:18 pm

zhenders wrote:Gals, guys, why are we even arguing? Everyone knows New York sucks -- what a silly thing to fight over.

Come to Chicago. We've got beaches, an ocean that doesn't sting your eyes, and more Asian carp than you could catch in a lifetime.

Also we don't smell.

Incidentally, the Asian carp is the only fish god designed completely shit-canned; he just put the eyes whereverthefuck.

Image

Chicago is basically my retirement plan. Big city culture without the big city prices.

Also best pizza in the country.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:57 pm

MurdockLLP wrote:Voted and accepted my offer today. No motivation to do any other work.


I did none of the reading the last two days and it's only the first week known summer employment is v dangerous

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Hand » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:39 pm

Minnietron wrote:
Gray wrote:FYI you guys i accidentally am predictably doing biglaw

FTFY :lol:
Congratulations! Now you can get all the custom dog accouterments your heart desires! It's ok. Embrace the money. You can live your PI dreams vicariously through Hand.

Yeah everyone will hear about my state of un- or underemployment for years to come no worries

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby unsweetened » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:24 pm

One of the things that I wish I was better prepared for before law school: coping with a seemingly endless stream of rejection while your classmates are all talking about which BL SA they want. FML.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby landshoes » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:18 pm

unsweetened wrote:One of the things that I wish I was better prepared for before law school: coping with a seemingly endless stream of rejection while your classmates are all talking about which BL SA they want. FML.


Wish people would be more low-key about this stuff!

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Hikikomorist » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:42 pm

As usual, I'd rather know the lay of land and exactly how much more desirable my fellow classmates are than I am.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby haus » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:44 pm

Earlier today I was complaining about a time consuming assignment I have next week for an Advocacy class. Then I got a phone call informing me that I am being called to testify before Congress.

I miss being concerned about my Advocacy assignment.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby MurdockLLP » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:03 am

haus wrote:Earlier today I was complaining about a time consuming assignment I have next week for an Advocacy class. Then I got a phone call informing me that I am being called to testify before Congress.

I miss being concerned about my Advocacy assignment.


please explain.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby haus » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:28 pm

MurdockLLP wrote:please explain.

There is a congressional investigation related to computer security issues at the federal agency I work for. I had a role in how these issues were dealt with, and now I have been added to the list of people being called on to testify.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:49 pm

haus wrote:
MurdockLLP wrote:please explain.

There is a congressional investigation related to computer security issues at the federal agency I work for. I had a role in how these issues were dealt with, and now I have been added to the list of people being called on to testify.


why would you go to law school if you already work for state isn't that like people's dream job

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Hikikomorist » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:51 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
haus wrote:
MurdockLLP wrote:please explain.

There is a congressional investigation related to computer security issues at the federal agency I work for. I had a role in how these issues were dealt with, and now I have been added to the list of people being called on to testify.


why would you go to law school if you already work for state isn't that like people's dream job

What was your pay?

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby haus » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:38 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:why would you go to law school if you already work for state isn't that like people's dream job

I am going to law school because the biggest problems with large agency/organization InfoSec is often not technical, it is mistakes made in contracts and interpretation/implementation of regulations.

eta: I think that a niche exist for people with a background in IT/InfoSec who has enough legal knowledge to better interface with legal, contracting, and procurement offices to help overcome the stumbling that nearly everyone has in building and maintaining InfoSec programs.
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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby haus » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:40 pm

Hikikomorist wrote:What was your pay?

I am not on the traditional GS pay scale, but my salary is roughly equal to GS-14, step 10 for the DC locality area.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Gray » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:24 pm

Did u install hillary's private server?

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby haus » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:09 pm

Gray wrote:Did u install hillary's private server?

No, nothing quite that exciting.

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby Gray » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:28 pm

haus wrote:
Gray wrote:Did u install hillary's private server?

No, nothing quite that exciting.

lol sorry I couldn't resist! I hope it goes well!

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Re: Don't ask, don't 2L

Postby haus » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:57 pm

Gray wrote:
haus wrote:
Gray wrote:Did u install hillary's private server?

No, nothing quite that exciting.

lol sorry I couldn't resist! I hope it goes well!

No worries.

On the bright side, for the subjects I have been informed that I might be asked about, my role is rather trivial. I thought it was interesting that the government attorney arranging the hearing on behalf of my agency informed me that I had the option to go to the hearing with an attorney from the agency, I could go by myself, or I could hire an attorney and the agency would reimburse me for the cost.




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