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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020  
  by: TEIAM   on: February 23, at 11:31:05 am   in: Legal Employment
Heard all Latham offers have gone out. I haven't received a formal ding yet but pretty sure it's coming. Still worth it to go to their diversity weekend if I'm not working for them this summer and don't really want to as a 2L? Yes. It’s all expenses paid and a great networking opportunity. You never know who you will meet that could help you reach your goals, even if at another firm. But I'm so s...
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Re: Student loan payments: get advice and actual numbers here  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 11:29:05 am   in: Legal Employment
My stats: 3rd yr associate in biglaw in secondary market. Had $15k total scholarship at T6. For my first year, I kept my federal loans, which were around 6.5-9%. Then once I realized I wasn't getting fired anytime soon, I refinanced with SoFi for a 5yr fixed rate of 3.865%. My monthly payment is $3,700, but I pay $4,300, then put a good chunk of my bonus towards them. Hoping to pay them off in ano...
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Re: K&E investment funds group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 11:28:34 am   in: Legal Employment
What is the typical day, time wise? When do you usually get in and when do you leave? Do a lot do people work from home after a certain time? I'm the midlevel who posted yesterday. I normally show up a little after 10 and leave around 9. A lot of people work from home if they don't have things they need to be there in person for and nobody seems to care. I often don't go to the office on Fridays....
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Re: AU WCL transfer numbers  
  by: JohnnyKarate_   on: February 23, at 11:27:23 am   in: Transfers
WCL 3L here: it is extremely easy to transfer out of WCL with mediocre grades. Middle-of-the-pack students in my section went to GW, BU, Emory, UCLA, Northwestern, just to name a few. Top students transferred to UVA, Georgetown, and Harvard. (4 people transferred to HLS last year.) If you are a top student at WCL, I highly recommend staying. You will get a full-ride scholarship, and you'll have yo...
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Re: If you could go to any firm in the country, where would it be?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 11:24:53 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:K&L and Perkins in Seattle

K&L?
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Re: Barbri MBE Refresher Exam? (100 questions)  
  by: msummer   on: February 23, at 11:23:11 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

RCinDNA wrote:Is it included in the BarBri package or is there a separate fee?

I have been murdering myself with real property and evidence questions over the last two days and want to see where all of this pain stacks up.
I have 2017’s books - It is in the end of the MPQ.

Good luck!
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Re: NFL In-House Lawyer - taking Qs  
  by: 1styearlateral   on: February 23, at 11:18:50 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:What type of law did you study to get that job?
???
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 11:12:01 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
6 CBs sounds real promising. Relatedly, what are y'all doing to get all these callbacks? Just cold emailing, knowing someone at the firm, other? It's actually not just about doing well in a formal "screener" - unless networking counts as the "screener." I only got one of the callbacks by cold applying. The rest I got by schmoozing with partners. I did not know any of them befo...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 11:10:54 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
6 CBs sounds real promising. Relatedly, what are y'all doing to get all these callbacks? Just cold emailing, knowing someone at the firm, other? I'm not sure I understand your question. To get callbacks, clearly do well during the preliminary interview... I'm guessing this person meant to ask what people are doing to get interviews. The terminology is a bit confusing because some firms skip the s...
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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 11:05:04 am   in: Legal Employment
Heard all Latham offers have gone out. I haven't received a formal ding yet but pretty sure it's coming. Still worth it to go to their diversity weekend if I'm not working for them this summer and don't really want to as a 2L? Yes. It’s all expenses paid and a great networking opportunity. You never know who you will meet that could help you reach your goals, even if at another firm. But I'm so s...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=284641

Re: Part time program - how feasible is it?  
  by: rwhyAn   on: February 23, at 11:04:13 am   in: Law School FAQ
I'm in my final semester of a part-time program at my local T2. It's definitely a grind, and it's not worth doing unless your 100% committed. I was fortunate that (1) my employer was footing the bill, (2) my job isn't very demanding, and (3) I work two blocks away from the school and didn't have to worry about commuting after work. Because my job isn't very demanding, I'd be able to do some school...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 10:53:33 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
6 CBs sounds real promising. Relatedly, what are y'all doing to get all these callbacks? Just cold emailing, knowing someone at the firm, other? I'm not sure I understand your question. To get callbacks, clearly do well during the preliminary interview... I've had 5 CBs, none of which started with a screener. At the clerkship stage, I assumed straight to CB was the norm... Every interview I have ...
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Re: What is the best free case brief site?  
  by: BeeTeeZ   on: February 23, at 10:52:10 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
I don't necessarily live off of other briefs, but they help when I can't understand the takeaway from certain cases (especially property). I have a quimbee account but some of my profs have accounts too and know if we use them when we're cold called. I used a site call Lawschoolguys or something like that for free briefs, but it got taken down. Anyone know of a free site that has good briefs? I l...
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Re: More than numbers- be real with me  
  by: albanach   on: February 23, at 10:48:39 am   in: What are my chances?
Hey guys, I’m a junior in college looking at applying to law school within the next year. Obviously I know an online forum isn’t going to give me 100% of the answers I want or that I’ll go off of, but I wanted to test the waters and see what the feedback was about the subject of my concern. I have a 3.68 GPA and a 160 LSAT score, which for the schools I’m looking at applying to actually excels fr...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=286396

Re: If you could go to any firm in the country, where would it be?  
  by: glitched   on: February 23, at 10:46:41 am   in: Legal Employment
Wherever I feel I will connect best with the people I interviewed with. Or some firm in San Diego.
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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS  
  by: kumako   on: February 23, at 10:39:24 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
1. When did you pass the bar exam? 2. When did you submit your application? 3. Did you have to amend or supplement your application? 4. When were you assigned an interviewer? 5. Thoughts on the interview? 6. Any concerns on the application? criminal history, mental illness, financial obligations, etc.? 7. Anyone not pass the interview stage? 8. When was the swearing in ceremony? 1. July, 2017 2. ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=284090

Re: US or British Law Schools  
  by: albanach   on: February 23, at 10:38:31 am   in: Choosing a Law School
You should also pay attention to the post-law-school salary differences in each country. Mid-level associates in NY BigLaw are earning what some English partners will make. You might also need to find post-law-school traineeship just to qualify as a lawyer, whereas in the US you can sit the bar straight after school finishes. That said, there's a comparatively small number of US lawyers working in...
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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 10:35:08 am   in: Legal Employment
I got my shit rocked with ding after ding. FML. Sorry to hear, though it's such a shitshow for these diversity programs. Much less about merit and much more about whether you're the right type of "diversity" they're looking for. They've literally got boxes to check off, rank stack candidates for each of those boxes, and go on to the next "diversity type fit" candidate on the l...
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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 10:32:11 am   in: Legal Employment
Heard all Latham offers have gone out. I haven't received a formal ding yet but pretty sure it's coming. Still worth it to go to their diversity weekend if I'm not working for them this summer and don't really want to as a 2L? Yes. It’s all expenses paid and a great networking opportunity. You never know who you will meet that could help you reach your goals, even if at another firm. But I'm so s...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=284641

Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 10:20:43 am   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So...Keker — has anyone be offered an interview or gotten a rejection?

Literal. Silence. I don't know what they are doing, but I am assuming silence at the beginning of their interview season is a bad sign.

Update: Heard about some screeners there, but not me

Does anyone know about Keker's pay scale vs. hours requirement?
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Re: US or British Law Schools  
  by: mikecronin7   on: February 23, at 10:14:39 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Have you considered getting your JD in the US and then trying to work in London after law school? Seems easier to practice US law in London (at either an American or magic circle firm) than to deal with passing the bar as a foreign qualified lawyer down the road. I'd imagine you would be a competitive candidate for corporate jobs in London given your UK citizenship, provided that you go to a top ...
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Re: Info on DLA Piper?  
  by: nealric   on: February 23, at 10:08:42 am   in: Legal Employment
It's an enormous firm with a lot of offices, so experience will likely vary greatly between them. They are relatively low in profits per partner and revenue per lawyer by biglaw standards (Around $650k compared to well over $1M for most Vault-ranked firms). What that means to you as a prospective associate will vary, and I suspect there's a huge difference between DLA NYC and DLA Minneapolis.
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Re: AUSA Pension  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 10:06:00 am   in: Legal Employment
Does anyone know if it is the typical 30 years or if a DOJ attorney is eligible for full after 20 similar to LEO? The DOJ Attorney Pension is different from a DOJ LEO Pension DOJ Attorney: with at least 20 years of service and a retirement age of 62, you will receive 1.1% for each year of service multiplied by your average high 3 salary. For LEOs its 1.7% of your high-3 average salary multiplied ...
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Re: If you could go to any firm in the country, where would it be?  
  by: nealric   on: February 23, at 10:03:20 am   in: Legal Employment
I wouldn't
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Re: Regional- Houston Market  
  by: nealric   on: February 23, at 9:58:17 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I hope you didn't write "Exxon Mobile" on your application. There's no "e" at the end. Doubt the recommendation means anything. Law school is 99% a numbers game. As for school, if your goal is Houston or bust, you are probably better off at South Texas than LSU. You will have more options to network in-town. If you don't get in or don't get money at South Texas, I'd work on you...
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Re: Berkeley ASW  
  by: jjdude14   on: February 23, at 9:57:02 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
What do you think the possibility is for them to have student hosts? The Admitted Student website says info might be posted there in Feb lol They sent out the request today for us to fill out! Should have quite a few spots available. Ah shoot, I didn't get one! Did it come from a particular student org? Sorry - I meant current Berkeley students were asked to fill out a form offering housing! You ...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 9:43:09 am   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:6 CBs sounds real promising. Relatedly, what are y'all doing to get all these callbacks? Just cold emailing, knowing someone at the firm, other?


I'm not sure I understand your question. To get callbacks, clearly do well during the preliminary interview...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=281662

Re: Retake and Fall 18 Start question  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: February 23, at 8:55:27 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
You are making a life ruining decision to go to law school with your gpa and lsat. There, I said it. And its true.

I did retake in June and get into schools to start two months later. But I also was told by a lot of them no. It is really ad hoc.

Plan on retaking and be ready to reapply in the fall.
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Re: JD Advising MEE one-sheets  
  by: JDAdvisingLLC   on: February 23, at 8:46:53 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Good question! As was mentioned by others, under the RMBCA (which the National Conference of Bar Examiners' MEE answers frequently reference in Corporations answers) "(a) A corporation shall notify shareholders of the date, time, and place of each annual and special shareholders' meeting no fewer than 10 nor more than 60 days before the meeting date. Unless this Act or the articles of incorpo...
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Re: LSAT score necessary for T14 with 3.3  
  by: ribbon   on: February 23, at 8:42:24 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Got in.
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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: Young Marino   on: February 23, at 8:41:57 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hope you all pass and live to tell the tale
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: hellaperla   on: February 23, at 8:36:18 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
hi hi, last-minute question! If anyone can help me without me needing to call BOLE for this but...we're allowed to put cash into the gallon storage bag right? It's not in the allowed items listed in the security policy but it was specifically mentioned in the email that we're allowed to bring cash! Just wanted to double (and triple) check. Good luck to everyone!
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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 7:38:13 am   in: Legal Employment
Wondering how many people got picked to go to Latham's diversity conference. Kirkland also has one but it seems like only 20-30 people were picked
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Re: BU vs GW vs ND  
  by: Alhizami   on: February 23, at 6:17:37 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Thank you all! I'm leaning towards GW after what I read!
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Re: Advice need about whether I should withdraw from the February LSAT  
  by: XY_lsat   on: February 23, at 4:25:38 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Your post makes no mention of, were these the only two practice tests you've ever taken? Your post simply says you've read through the books but only recently took two timed PTs. If this is true, then not only should you not take the February exam, it's doubtful whether you will even be prepared for June. If you start now, go through the PTs, say two a week, for the next however many weeks until ...
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Re: Advice need about whether I should withdraw from the February LSAT  
  by: XY_lsat   on: February 23, at 4:19:14 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Mr. Archer wrote:If you're scoring in the low 140s on timed PTs, then I don't really see a point in taking the real thing. No reason to have such a low score on file when you'd obviously need to retake when you're consistently finishing the exam in timed conditions (extremely important) and getting a decent score.

You are right. Thank you for your reply!
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Re: Advice need about whether I should withdraw from the February LSAT  
  by: XY_lsat   on: February 23, at 4:17:55 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
The question to me is: Will I get the best score that I am capable of? If the answer is no I would bail on the test and take it in June. How much progress have you made since your original diagnostic? Have you tried taking a prep class? Thank you for your reply. I withdrew the Feb test. I took my first pt untimed and it is 153 and my speed is really slow. Then I read those books and took two time...
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Re: SDNY vs. EDCA/SDCA  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 3:41:41 am   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:SDNY

~ 2/9/DC COA clerk practicing at a top shop in the cities you're targeting. To us and peers, SDNY > SDCA > EDCA.
Thanks. In the SDNY > SDCA > EDCA spectrum, where would you add EDNY, CDCA, and NDCA? A professor of mine offered to call judges in a region of my choice.
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Re: SDNY vs. EDCA/SDCA  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 3:20:14 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
SDNY

~ 2/9/DC COA clerk practicing at a top shop in the cities you're targeting. To us and peers, SDNY > SDCA > EDCA.
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More than numbers- be real with me  
  by: Jakedanny   on: February 23, at 2:40:54 am   in: What are my chances?
Hey guys, I’m a junior in college looking at applying to law school within the next year. Obviously I know an online forum isn’t going to give me 100% of the answers I want or that I’ll go off of, but I wanted to test the waters and see what the feedback was about the subject of my concern. I have a 3.68 GPA and a 160 LSAT score, which for the schools I’m looking at applying to actually excels fro...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=286396

AUSA Pension  
  by: IamKrisBars   on: February 23, at 2:36:36 am   in: Legal Employment
Does anyone know if it is the typical 30 years or if a DOJ attorney is eligible for full after 20 similar to LEO?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=286395

Re: Berkeley ASW  
  by: Litt1tUp   on: February 23, at 1:37:41 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
What do you think the possibility is for them to have student hosts? The Admitted Student website says info might be posted there in Feb lol They sent out the request today for us to fill out! Should have quite a few spots available. Ah shoot, I didn't get one! Did it come from a particular student org? Sorry - I meant current Berkeley students were asked to fill out a form offering housing! You ...
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Re: Student loan payments: get advice and actual numbers here  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 1:23:05 am   in: Legal Employment
Those who have their loans serviced through mygreatlakes, do you just pay over the minimum and set the excess to the "automatic" allocation?
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SDNY vs. EDCA/SDCA  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 23, at 1:02:59 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
I have a clerkship interview with SDNY and EDCA/SDCA. I intend to practice in LA/SF, but not in either of EDCA/SDCA. I have a v10 job in SF/LA lined up so I'm not worried about immediate post-clerkship employment. In terms of very general career prospects down the road, I have a few questions: (1) Is SDNY that much more superior? Would future employers be much more impressed with SDNY than EDCA/SD...
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Re: IU Bloomington Maurer or UK for Cincinnati/ Covington  
  by: floatie   on: February 23, at 1:02:12 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Floatie - Indiana native but lived in Cincinnati for 3 years while I worked at P&G. Currently applying to the typical surrounding midwestern schools, including UC. UC gave me a nice offer, but.... I'm extremely curious about the administrative issues you reference? What's going on? Basically, there was a lot of tension between the faculty and the previous dean (Dean Berg, I believe) and she e...
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Retake and Fall 18 Start question  
  by: IamKrisBars   on: February 23, at 12:51:27 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I scored a 156 on the exam. I took the test after only taking 2 practice exams and no other studying. I have a 3.93 Degree GPA but a 2.93 Cumulative because of a bad year in 2010. Is it possible to put a deposit on a school, retake the test in June 2018, and have enough time to pull out from attending the university I put a deposit on assuming I increase my score significantly? Moreover, what scor...
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Re: AU WCL transfer numbers  
  by: Kya6   on: February 23, at 12:36:07 am   in: Transfers
Wow really?
I was not expecting that. Is there a particular reason for that? I was assuming top 20-25% for GW and 10-15% for GT
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Re: AU WCL transfer numbers  
  by: anon3030   on: February 23, at 12:21:18 am   in: Transfers
People in the bottom 25% can transfer to GW, almost a lock if you are top 50%. Top 20% makes you close to GT and top 10% is a lock.
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Re: Bass Berry Sims (or other Nashville firms salary)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 11:31:51 pm   in: Legal Employment
^The above sounds about right to me. Most of the Nashville firms are about 5k/year raises. Not sure on bonus, but it isn't much.
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Re: Reapply next cycle, but only for financial reasons?  
  by: LongDraggingFootstep   on: February 22, at 11:14:41 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Thanks! I appreciate the advice. I hadn't thought of using the decision to use my option to stay in my job as leverage for more aid, that's smart. Also good to know my head's in the right place re: massive, massive debt.
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Re: Berkeley ASW  
  by: jjdude14   on: February 22, at 11:06:50 pm   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days

Litt1tUp wrote:
jjdude14 wrote:What do you think the possibility is for them to have student hosts? The Admitted Student website says info might be posted there in Feb lol

They sent out the request today for us to fill out! Should have quite a few spots available.

Ah shoot, I didn't get one! Did it come from a particular student org?
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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)  
  by: anon sequitur   on: February 22, at 11:04:04 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
For ADA/PD, your age won't be an issue at all. To the extent that age can be an issue in legal hiring, I think it's only really an issue for biglaw. I was 37 at graduation and didn't feel my age was really an issue at all for any of the public interest work I was interested in (legal aid, PD, clerkship, fed gov work).
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AU WCL transfer numbers  
  by: Kya6   on: February 22, at 10:50:10 pm   in: Transfers
Hey everyone,
So I will be attending WCL in the fall, on close to a full tutution scholarship. I know conventional wisdom is to stay away from attending a school with the intent on transferring, but just out of curiosity, what GPA/ class rank would you need to transfer to GW/ Georgetown?
If anyone on here has successfully made that move, please PM me!

Thanks
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: bacillusanthracis   on: February 22, at 10:35:02 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I don't know. I felt way more confident last time. But that obviously didn't work out so well. I definitely felt better prepared for the essays last time, and for the most part, my essay scores were okay. But I'm really struggling with them now. I've written many, done well on few. Or it may be I'm way more critical of myself than I was last time. I hope that's the case. On the other hand, I feel ...
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Re: K&E investment funds group  
  by: tripu11   on: February 22, at 10:30:52 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
It's not uncommon to see group-wide emails asking about how people have handled situations with specific LPs, which just isn't feasible unless a firm represents hundreds of sponsors.

It is probably better if you didn't go around and admit in writing to violating NDAs. Just sayin'.

Lol. What NDA do you think is possibly violated?
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: simpletinkerton   on: February 22, at 10:16:54 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Still here. Interviewed about a week ago... Kira is a nightmare. "Just disable your firewall, NBD".

I wouldn't say I bombed, but it was definitely not better than mediocre.

Haven't heard anything back yet. Hoping to hear good news.
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Re: Adaptibarrrr....  
  by: RCinDNA   on: February 22, at 10:07:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for the responses. I'm doing 50Q sets exam style, so I can't see the history like usual. Is there any other way to see the questions I've answered twice? Do I need to go to a past questions and just look at them individually for the history? I do not see an option for that, either. I think you have to look at them individually. In other news, I have hit over 1,000 ncbe questions answered a...
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Re: TTT -> GUCL  
  by: Frenk   on: February 22, at 10:07:00 pm   in: Transfers
I finished my first semester with a 3.60, top 11%, and a CALI. Looking at 509 Reports, my raw GPA is between the 25th and 50th percentiles at GUCL (and well above the 75th percentile for recent transfers at both Vandy & WUSTL, my second and third choices). I should be submitting my EA application within the next week or two. The impression I get from posts here and Reddit is that I have a poo...
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Regional- Houston Market  
  by: IamKrisBars   on: February 22, at 10:02:31 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I want to work in the Houston area. I am from New York. I applied to U Houston on a long shot with two references from academics (one went to Harvard and Hopkins) and an additional recommendation from a President at Exxon Mobile. GPA 2.93 because of a bad year in 2010, Degree GPA 3.93, 7 semesters academic honors, LSAT 156. So this isn't my main question, but given this information, anyone think I...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=286390

Drilling materials?  
  by: preamble   on: February 22, at 9:57:48 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm in the process of assembling drilling materials.

Is the PowerScore Logical Reasoning Type Training I (1-20) book sufficient for drilling LR? The second series is out of print and thus crazy expensive on Amazon. Type Training I is basically every LR question from PTs 1-20 assembled by type.

Should I try to make my own drilling packet for the material from PTs 20-40?
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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 9:57:35 pm   in: Legal Employment
Heard all Latham offers have gone out. I haven't received a formal ding yet but pretty sure it's coming. Still worth it to go to their diversity weekend if I'm not working for them this summer and don't really want to as a 2L? Yes. It’s all expenses paid and a great networking opportunity. You never know who you will meet that could help you reach your goals, even if at another firm. But I'm so s...
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Re: Interview for Lewis and Clark law school  
  by: preamble   on: February 22, at 9:54:12 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum

ToAbsolutelyNOBODY wrote:The school says it optional hmm..

Can anyone else weigh in on this?

Oh, I interpreted the original question as being individually invited to interview as a step in the admissions process and then declining. If it's optional, then it's optional.
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Regional School Question  
  by: IamKrisBars   on: February 22, at 9:52:25 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I have yet to get my acceptance letters back, however, based on my LSAT and GPA I have a very high chance for the two schools I am going to ask about. Also, opinions on admission chances to University of Houston will be nice. I included some of my application criteria. I want to work in the Houston area. I have applied to U Houston and Texas A&M but am unsure if I will get accepted. I scored a...
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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 9:52:15 pm   in: Legal Employment
I got my shit rocked with ding after ding. FML. Sorry to hear, though it's such a shitshow for these diversity programs. Much less about merit and much more about whether you're the right type of "diversity" they're looking for. They've literally got boxes to check off, rank stack candidates for each of those boxes, and go on to the next "diversity type fit" candidate on the l...
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Re: Interview for Lewis and Clark law school  
  by: hikensurf   on: February 22, at 9:35:12 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum

ToAbsolutelyNOBODY wrote:The school says it optional hmm..

Can anyone else weigh in on this?

It's optional. The school isn't trying to pull a fast one on you. You can skip it if you want to.
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Re: Info on DLA Piper?  
  by: cron1834   on: February 22, at 9:31:22 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Any info on how people view DLA Piper and if associates are generally satisfied there? tried searching around, but generally ended up with "enjoy DLA Piper" memes...
I also know nothing about them other than the existence of this TLS meme
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Re: How important is networking before OCI?  
  by: cron1834   on: February 22, at 9:27:52 pm   in: Legal Employment
SO, I think there's a pretty big difference between schmoozing your specific screener over drinks and general networking. The former isn't really a possibility for most folks. At my T14, we didn't know who our screeners were until right before OCI, and even then the firms sometimes swapped out if an attorney got busy. In terms of general meeting-and-greeting of folks at several firms before you i...
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Re: Soonest quitting as a first-year  
  by: cron1834   on: February 22, at 9:23:59 pm   in: Legal Employment
After a pretty steady and enjoyable January, I have about 30 hours this month. I'm bored and also worried about having to play catchup the rest of the year. Not super enthused.
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Re: Davis 3L taking questions  
  by: ladybug1989   on: February 22, at 9:02:01 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

lolschool87 wrote:
ladybug1989 wrote:
lolschool87 wrote:Feel free to PM me.

Not sure if it's my account, but I can't PM anyone (can't even access my old pm's, or make this post w/o permission). Is it possible if you could pm me. If not, I will post a burner email.

Likewise. Can't figure out how to PM you, either.

Can you please email me at ladybug.1989@outlook.com

Thanks for your help!
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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020  
  by: Gamble2   on: February 22, at 8:47:04 pm   in: Legal Employment
I got my shit rocked with ding after ding. FML.
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Re: Lewis & Clark c/o 2021  
  by: hikensurf   on: February 22, at 8:29:27 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hi everybody, I'm not going to sugar coat things: Lewis and Clark is a good school but the employment prospects could be better. I'm a 1L, but from what I've seen and heard from alumni/3Ls is that it's important to be above median (at a minimum) to have decent prospects. You need to keep in mind that Lewis and Clark attracts a lot of public interest/legal aid types, so the big law/clerkship numbe...
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Re: NFL In-House Lawyer - taking Qs  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 8:28:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
Thanks for doing this! Two Qs: What's the $$$ like? Also, how would you recommend someone go about getting a job in the NFL either doing what you do or negotiating contracts? I'm not the OP, but I worked in the NFL before going to law school. Negotiating contracts is hard to land. Many of the guys doing that job don't have law degrees. It's generally handled by the person responsible for monitori...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 8:18:37 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
6 CBs sounds real promising. Relatedly, what are y'all doing to get all these callbacks? Just cold emailing, knowing someone at the firm, other?
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Re: Adaptibarrrr....  
  by: onlyunholy   on: February 22, at 8:16:35 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for the responses. I'm doing 50Q sets exam style, so I can't see the history like usual. Is there any other way to see the questions I've answered twice? Do I need to go to a past questions and just look at them individually for the history? I do not see an option for that, either. I think you have to look at them individually. In other news, I have hit over 1,000 ncbe questions answered a...
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Re: Testmasters referral code?  
  by: harvoolio   on: February 22, at 8:15:43 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anybody have a TestMasters code? I am planning on registering ASAP for the course starting in 4 days.

Thanks.
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Re: NFL In-House Lawyer - taking Qs  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 8:11:50 pm   in: Legal Employment
What type of law did you study to get that job?
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Re: Barbri MBE Refresher Exam? (100 questions)  
  by: RCinDNA   on: February 22, at 8:09:44 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Is it included in the BarBri package or is there a separate fee?

I have been murdering myself with real property and evidence questions over the last two days and want to see where all of this pain stacks up.
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Re: How important is networking before OCI?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 8:05:56 pm   in: Legal Employment
Network as much as possible, always. I would say (from friends - not my own experience) that firm specific networking is +1 for OCI under certain circumstances. If you are aiming for a few places and know partners or even associates there, it is an awesome talking point during interviews. I would still say though above all before OCI you should be mass mailing like crazy, and it is probably a bet...
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Re: Adaptibarrrr....  
  by: RCinDNA   on: February 22, at 8:03:07 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for the responses. I'm doing 50Q sets exam style, so I can't see the history like usual. Is there any other way to see the questions I've answered twice? Do I need to go to a past questions and just look at them individually for the history? I do not see an option for that, either. I think you have to look at them individually. In other news, I have hit over 1,000 ncbe questions answered a...
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GT/HK salaries in MIA?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 7:56:09 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anyone know the rough range for a mid-level associate at any of the elite firms (outside of Boies and Weil)?
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Re: Bass Berry Sims (or other Nashville firms salary)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 7:48:13 pm   in: Legal Employment
I have a friend there that is around 4th year. Pay is like 165-175. Not sure about bonus, though. I don’t think it’s lock step at BBS.
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Re: DA/PD: Feeling like a cog in the wheel of injustice  
  by: Civilservant   on: February 22, at 7:45:37 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Edit: No sure where the above poster practices, but nothing in that resembles anything I've ever seen in a PD's office.

His jurisdiction is True Believer land.
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: a male human   on: February 22, at 7:37:50 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
As the exam gets closer, just remember that you are capable. You may pass this time, or you may not (let's be honest and expect the ~40% pass rate so that you can do your best anyway). But if you can graduate law school, you have it in you to pass. Even if you fail the bar, it's not going anywhere. It's going to stay in the same spot, while you keep getting closer and closer like a predator movin...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: LockBox   on: February 22, at 7:26:02 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
As the exam gets closer, just remember that you are capable. You may pass this time, or you may not (let's be honest and expect the ~40% pass rate so that you can do your best anyway). But if you can graduate law school, you have it in you to pass. Even if you fail the bar, it's not going anywhere. It's going to stay in the same spot, while you keep getting closer and closer like a predator movin...
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Re: Barbri MBE Refresher Exam? (100 questions)  
  by: ScurryRay   on: February 22, at 7:21:18 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Thecharmishere wrote:Any point on taking the refresher tomorrow?

If it was me and I hadn't taken it, I would. If nothing else, you build the muscle memory of answering 100 questions in 3 hours. I found it worthwhile. Good luck on the exam.
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Re: SA Housing Swap Thread  
  by: Chouchou   on: February 22, at 6:57:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
Have a room in a 2 bedroom apartment in SF, in lower height neighborhood, 20 mins bus ride to the financial district. Looking for a swap for Mid-June in NYC or Brooklyn height area.
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Re: Davis 3L taking questions  
  by: lolschool87   on: February 22, at 6:50:44 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

ladybug1989 wrote:
lolschool87 wrote:Feel free to PM me.

Not sure if it's my account, but I can't PM anyone (can't even access my old pm's, or make this post w/o permission). Is it possible if you could pm me. If not, I will post a burner email.

Likewise. Can't figure out how to PM you, either.
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Re: Denied from 1L SA, what about 2L?  
  by: quanteniacma   on: February 22, at 6:37:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
I had top10% grades after my first semester. Did a CB at my dream firm for a 1L SA, got dinged.

Grades dropped to around top30% during OCI. Did a CB at the same firm, got offered, summered there, got a return offer.

In general, 1L SAs are incredibly competitive because of the very few spots available. If you're interested, definitely apply again.
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Re: Denied from 1L SA, what about 2L?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 6:29:33 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:So I thought I had a good CB but guess it wasn’t good enough - does not getting a 1L SA at a firm indicate anything for the chances for a 2L SA?

A ton of friends who got denied from 1L SA parleyed them into pre-OCI interviews and offers. The standards are just ridiculously higher for 1L positions.
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Re: Davis 3L taking questions  
  by: ladybug1989   on: February 22, at 6:28:55 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

lolschool87 wrote:Feel free to PM me.

Not sure if it's my account, but I can't PM anyone (can't even access my old pm's, or make this post w/o permission). Is it possible if you could pm me. If not, I will post a burner email.
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Re: DA/PD: Feeling like a cog in the wheel of injustice  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 6:26:48 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm a PD in a very large city, and yes, I often feel like a cog in a machine. The system is totally fucked and the longer I do this job, the less answers I have on how to fix it. I no longer aspire to effect change. I find satisfaction and fulfillment in the individual cases. That's enough for me now. Edit: No sure where the above poster practices, but nothing in that resembles anything I've ever ...
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Info on DLA Piper?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 6:21:16 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any info on how people view DLA Piper and if associates are generally satisfied there? tried searching around, but generally ended up with "enjoy DLA Piper" memes...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=286385

Re: K&E investment funds group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 6:04:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
What is the typical day, time wise? When do you usually get in and when do you leave? Do a lot do people work from home after a certain time?
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What is the best free case brief site?  
  by: olikatz   on: February 22, at 6:04:08 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I don't necessarily live off of other briefs, but they help when I can't understand the takeaway from certain cases (especially property). I have a quimbee account but some of my profs have accounts too and know if we use them when we're cold called. I used a site call Lawschoolguys or something like that for free briefs, but it got taken down. Anyone know of a free site that has good briefs?
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Re: 2017-18 Skadden/EJW fellowship applications  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 6:00:05 pm   in: Legal Employment

shantideva wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Complete silence

It took me exactly a week to get my rejection (via email).

I got the dings for previous interviews anywhere from 1-3 weeks following the interview. I am not sure what to think about this one. I am trying to stay positive and will it into existence but the wait is exhausting. Hopefully good news will be coming soon. Good luck to everyone interviewing and waiting.
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Re: Denied from 1L SA, what about 2L?  
  by: cj_dawhg713   on: February 22, at 5:48:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
Getting dinged for a 1L SA indicates little to nothing about future opportunities at the firm, in my experience Speaking from personal experience, i was dinged at the screener stage during OCI for a 1L SA -- Cold emailed them over the summer and got another screener. The interviewer was impressed that I was willing to come back (showed interest in the firm, and not taking "no" for an ans...
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Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)  
  by: m27   on: February 22, at 5:27:22 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
URGENT QUESTION: If we use a video fast forwarder, will we still pass the electronic audit of time spent watching the course materials? NEED to know... I sped of my videos, was audited, and had to do the whole thing over again. I sped up two of the videos and the time difference between two videos is about 10 minutes. Will this pass the audit? Should I call up the Board and address this problem? ...
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Re: Post-Bankruptcy Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 5:22:38 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:ANYONE KNOW IF WEIL/ KIRKLAND CLOSED THEIR HIRING OF BK CLERKS THIS YEAR YET? Are they hiring all their needs now or they are putting this on back burner til fall

Because a clerk would know definitely whether those firms closed their hiring...haha
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Re: K&E investment funds group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 5:18:36 pm   in: Legal Employment

It's not uncommon to see group-wide emails asking about how people have handled situations with specific LPs, which just isn't feasible unless a firm represents hundreds of sponsors.

It is probably better if you didn't go around and admit in writing to violating NDAs. Just sayin'.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281599

Re: First Year Associate after 3 yr Clerkship  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 5:18:34 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
dude you should out the firm that gives you a first-year status, this is simply not right to put a third year law clerk as a stub. Whether you are a mid-level or second-year depends on which judge/ area you clerked for. First year is setting your career back for an entire year while the partners will use you as a mid-level
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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)  
  by: girlinthecity   on: February 22, at 5:15:40 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
What about if someone wants to work as an ADA? I will probably be 32 or 33 when I graduate law school. Will that be considered too old?
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Re: Post-Bankruptcy Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 5:14:50 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
ANYONE KNOW IF WEIL/ KIRKLAND CLOSED THEIR HIRING OF BK CLERKS THIS YEAR YET? Are they hiring all their needs now or they are putting this on back burner til fall
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Re: Possible Internship Selection Question  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 5:11:14 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

nothingtosee wrote:IMO it's not gonna be a massive value add on your resume either way so go where you want to end up geographically

Agreed. I would try to work for a firm instead. Judicial internships add little to no value.
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Denied from 1L SA, what about 2L?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 5:02:37 pm   in: Legal Employment
So I thought I had a good CB but guess it wasn’t good enough - does not getting a 1L SA at a firm indicate anything for the chances for a 2L SA?
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Re: Manhattan ADA: how long until Investigation Division?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 5:02:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
Typically 3-5 years when I was in the office. Lower end for Special Pros (now renamed something different), and a little longer for MECB and Rackets. Depends a lot on staffing needs and your reputation. The investigation division is perceived as boring by a lot of ADAs, so the competition isnt that fierce. There are also some violent-crime focused investigative units that are fantastic but small (...
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Re: Critique my App, AA woman, 3.9 GPA, 163 LSAT, Finance  
  by: girlinthecity   on: February 22, at 5:02:18 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
I think the best option would be to retake. You have a great GPA. If you could bump up your LSAT, you'd be golden!
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Re: Manhattan ADA: how long until Investigation Division?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 4:58:53 pm   in: Legal Employment
Depends on which part of the Investigations Division. When I was in the office, ADAs sometimes transferred to "Special Pros," now called Financial Frauds, after 3 years. Moves to Major Economic Crimes/Rackets typically took 5-7 years. Relatively junior ADAs who were really into cybercrime went there sometimes as early as 2-4 years. It really depends on staffing, interests and your reputa...
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Re: What level of debt are you comfortable with for nont14  
  by: girlinthecity   on: February 22, at 4:58:04 pm   in: Law School FAQ
so im sitting bored at work, and this question popped up in my mind...Pretend you have acceptances from every school from 15 to say 25 (just an arbitrary cut off) and no t14. at what total COA would you be okay with if you had to finance law school exclusively through loans. lets also assume that you'd be perfectly happy working in the regions where these schools feed primarily into. Honestly, no...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: kaycee   on: February 22, at 4:50:56 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hello everyone!
Trust your lats minute reading and preparation is going great. Foreign educated lawyer here and plan on taking the NY bar in July. Just want to ask those who wish to sell off their prep materials and discuss all other prep related resources to please PM me.
Thanks and goodluck everyone!
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Re: C/O 2021 University of Arizona  
  by: josh309   on: February 22, at 4:44:04 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hey guys congrats on all the admissions! I applied January 22nd and about 3 weeks ago my status on their status checking page changed from new application to committee review. Does anyone have any idea of how much longer it might be until I receive a decision?
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Re: Barbri MBE Refresher Exam? (100 questions)  
  by: pfunkera   on: February 22, at 4:40:47 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Any point on taking the refresher tomorrow? I took it as a practice 3 hour MBE session and started at the time the real MBE session would normally start. Sort of a practice run. Harder questions, but still forces you to get through 100 questions in 3 hours. Hopefully the real MBE will seem simpler in comparison and thus less stress. I skimmed their provided answers after because it seemed like a ...
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Re: Will I get accepted into Law School?  
  by: Amangi   on: February 22, at 4:30:06 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Hello, I am very curious to see if you applied to Texas Tech. I read your original post and Is exactly the same situation I am in. I am even from El Paso too and I want to apply to Texas Tech as well for the same reasons and the fact that it is so close to El Paso. I would love to have the opportunity to talk to you and maybe get some guidance. I am about to register for the LSAT. Please feel free...
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Re: Possible Internship Selection Question  
  by: nothingtosee   on: February 22, at 4:22:25 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
IMO it's not gonna be a massive value add on your resume either way so go where you want to end up geographically
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Re: First Department  
  by: Carly   on: February 22, at 4:21:05 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
anyone on for tentative 3/19 swear in on here? just wondering if you had any missing docs and if you've submitted and heard word that you're good to go or if I have to wait til 3/1-3/2 to know that.

thanks!!
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Re: If you could go to any firm in the country, where would it be?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 4:07:45 pm   in: Legal Employment
Skadden is you want to do transactional work
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Re: What is the 7sage full proof method for LG?  
  by: andrewhl   on: February 22, at 3:57:43 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Not necessarily 10 times. Just redo it until you feel fully confident about the whole game and every single question. Then redo it again on next day see if you are still confident about them. I've started trying this method from last week and I noticed that usually after 2-4 times redoing a game's pattern will sink in. And after a few days, when you see new games from PTs you haven't drilled, you ...
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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program  
  by: Elle in Combat Boots   on: February 22, at 3:36:32 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Pretty much everything you need to know is available in the JAG Corp's Recruiting, Internship/Externship, Structured Interview, and Accessions Program's publicly available instruction in the Navy JAG Library (JAG/COMNAVLEGSVCCOM INSTRUCTION 1150.1D). Also, I know you didn't do this, but posting your entire personal statement/other identifiable information not only could throw off future applicant...
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Re: GPA and LSAT weights  
  by: albanach   on: February 22, at 3:29:32 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Some of that depends on your situation. My immediate advice (after you figure out your plan of attack here) is to forget about law school for a little while and focus like a laser on kicking ass at undergrad. Be that nerd who is 5 minutes early to every office hours and knows the professors on a first name basis (not literally, but you get the point). I agree entirely with this advice. If you rea...
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Re: JAG to Clerkship to DOJ/AUSA?  
  by: pd523   on: February 22, at 3:18:24 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:OP are you licensed in California?
I would rather not discuss specific details. PM me.
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Re: INFP law school/career  
  by: gasfard   on: February 22, at 3:18:08 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Why base your life decisions on a personality test that has little to no scientific evidence?
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Re: question about litigation  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 3:08:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
Like others have said, personal injury litigation will probably be closer to commercial litigation than, say, someone who does M+A or funds work, but it’s sufficiently different that employers would probably prefer hiring someone with experience to do that work. You also have to consider the size, scale, and complexity of the matter - many kinds of litigation involve tons of project management exp...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 3:04:57 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
I'm going to start applying this weekend. What are my chances? Top 10% of class at a Top 10 law school with two years of a district court clerkship. I found a website that lists the 400 biggest firms, so was planning on just applying to all. People with my level of credentials - how have you done so far with interviews/offers?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Feb 2018 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: Jess3184   on: February 22, at 2:54:19 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hope you're all hanging in there. Anyone know anything of storage outside the Secure Area? The BLE General Instructions discuss the Secure Area and the permitted and prohibited items, but nothing is said of storage of prohibited items - i.e., laptop cases, wallets/purses, etc. I imagine the BLE will have some space designated for this, but anyone have any info? It'd be nice to have notice of the ...
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Denver Lit "Boutiques"  
  by: spud3000   on: February 22, at 2:50:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anyone have a list of well-regarded smaller shops?
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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program  
  by: Dawg57   on: February 22, at 2:47:58 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Haha yeah I will pull the veil back as much as I can, ehtically speaking, to at least equip future applicants to do theri best in prepping an application. Just want the time to be right. And want to get PR'd first, that would be ideal, lol. What part of the "veil" still needs to be pulled back? What about the application process is so mysterious, especially after all the information pro...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: a male human   on: February 22, at 2:46:49 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
As the exam gets closer, just remember that you are capable. You may pass this time, or you may not (let's be honest and expect the ~40% pass rate so that you can do your best anyway). But if you can graduate law school, you have it in you to pass. Even if you fail the bar, it's not going anywhere. It's going to stay in the same spot, while you keep getting closer and closer like a predator moving...
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Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)  
  by: andythefir   on: February 22, at 2:46:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
New Mexico’s 12th DA is hiring.
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Re: 1L Internships  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 2:45:59 pm   in: Legal Employment
School rank? Class rank estimate? Type of internship? Market? There's really not much to go off of here by way of "internships". Many biglaw firms have already filled their 1L classes, while some PI orgs haven't even opened applications yet. We don't have rankings yet (1L), but if it is close to last years I am around top 35%. I am at a t2 in a big market, big city. Looking for IP (I am...
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Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 2:45:09 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
any SDNY clerks have experience with "Volunteer Clerkships?" and how firms view them? I'm not concerned about working for free, just the potential perception that I didn't do a "real clerkship"
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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program  
  by: Dawg57   on: February 22, at 2:42:53 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Yeah, this thread provides at least 2-3 years of data to show fairly consistent timetables of when to expect results. let the waiting continue for us... good luck to all those few lurkers and such still here that applied this board.
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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program  
  by: ak7ja   on: February 22, at 2:39:37 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Haha yeah I will pull the veil back as much as I can, ehtically speaking, to at least equip future applicants to do theri best in prepping an application. Just want the time to be right. And want to get PR'd first, that would be ideal, lol. What part of the "veil" still needs to be pulled back? What about the application process is so mysterious, especially after all the information pro...
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Re: Being a POC in Big Law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 2:31:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here: these have been great comments, and I thank you all for speaking out! I'm trying to make the networks and find mentors, but I'm hoping to have more opportunities this summer.
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 2:30:57 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Heard GDC LA is doing some limited movement and has given out at least one offer.
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Re: Feb. 2018 Themis  
  by: Chk05   on: February 22, at 2:26:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
careful with quoting specific questions on here guys also for essay people - if you don't know the issues make them up and write rules making lawyer noises along the way. if you know issues make up rules. you still get points, just try to get as much in as possible doing CIRAC or IRAC. -former bar taker who didn't know law and did well on the essays Which state graded your essays? I wonder if tha...
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Re: Walden Macht & Haran  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 2:26:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
Great info, thank you!
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: a male human   on: February 22, at 2:26:18 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Everyone, I am a practicing lawyer in Toronto, Canada for 3 years and I am looking to do the California Bar Exam in July this year. I just found out that there is no specific study material provided by the Admissions Committee like they did here. So I am so overwhelmed with all the study recommendations I read here. I have no idea about substantive law in California, so I would like to first l...
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Re: IU Bloomington Maurer or UK for Cincinnati/ Covington  
  by: ncrouch6445   on: February 22, at 2:24:42 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Cincinnati native here, so let me dispel some of the geographic BS on here. Cincinnati isn't "basically Kentucky" - if anything, for job purposes, Covington is part of Ohio. The entire Northern Kentucky region is considered an unofficial extension of Ohio (as is Southeastern Indiana). UK would be a lot stronger placing in "actual" Kentucky markets (Louisville, Lexington, etc)....
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Re: University of Pittsburgh Stingy with Aid?  
  by: DKM   on: February 22, at 2:22:05 pm   in: Financial Aid
I applied to both of these schools. Can I send you a pm?
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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program  
  by: Elle in Combat Boots   on: February 22, at 2:21:16 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students

lawschoolgirl12345 wrote:When are we going to hear results for spring board SP 2018? In April or in May?

Approximately 10 weeks after the deadline, aka April.
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Re: Being a POC in Big Law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 2:16:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
Great insight above, which mirrors things I've been told as a junior/midlevel POC (I hate that term but whatever)
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Re: Craziest worth ethic LSAT  
  by: Vianco   on: February 22, at 2:16:03 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
The work ethic is no doubt impressive but it strikes me as excessive or for the very least burdensome to the end goal of achieving a high LSAT. I studied for 6 months, averaging 25 hour weeks and PT'ed at 177, 79, 75, 180, a month prior to the February exam. If you think that most LSAT test takers could study for 6 months at a pace of roughly 25 hours per week and be practice testing 177+ consist...
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Re: Feb. 2018 Themis  
  by: kc128   on: February 22, at 2:13:31 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
careful with quoting specific questions on here guys also for essay people - if you don't know the issues make them up and write rules making lawyer noises along the way. if you know issues make up rules. you still get points, just try to get as much in as possible doing CIRAC or IRAC. -former bar taker who didn't know law and did well on the essays Is it actually a problem to reference specific ...
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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program  
  by: lawschoolgirl12345   on: February 22, at 2:04:49 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
When are we going to hear results for spring board SP 2018? In April or in May?
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Re: DA/PD: Feeling like a cog in the wheel of injustice  
  by: andythefir   on: February 22, at 2:03:39 pm   in: Legal Employment
To any DAs or PDs out there: do the shortcomings of our criminal justice system (lack of PD funding, massive amounts of plea deals, lack of adequate representation due to excessive caseloads, etc.) ever get to you? I could definitely see myself going into criminal law, because I'm passionate about providing poor people with representation as well as seeking justice for victims of violent crime. F...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: malki_a   on: February 22, at 2:03:26 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Everyone, I am a practicing lawyer in Toronto, Canada for 3 years and I am looking to do the California Bar Exam in July this year. I just found out that there is no specific study material provided by the Admissions Committee like they did here. So I am so overwhelmed with all the study recommendations I read here. I have no idea about substantive law in California, so I would like to first le...
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Re: DA/PD: Feeling like a cog in the wheel of injustice  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 1:55:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
First, just know that whatever side you end up on, you aren't going to be able to do your 'dream position' (crimes against women, or capital defense) right away. It's going to take years of prosecuting and/or defending cases that you don't agree with. I don't know how fast it takes on the DA side to move into the work you want to do but I do know people have gone into it because they want to 'cha...
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Re: Dealing with Sexual Violence Topics in 1L Crim Class  
  by: arose928   on: February 22, at 1:55:09 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Yes if you are comfortable I would either talk with your professor and ask to not be cold called during those classes - and perhaps volunteer to be on call for other classes instead. I know my professor had a policy to not put sexual assault topics on the final and I would assume most others do as well. If you don't feel comfortable talking to your professor you could talk to student services/acad...
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2018 July California Bar  
  by: FutureEntAttySP   on: February 22, at 1:50:23 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I didn’t see an official July 2018 thread yet, so I figured I’d start one for questions/discussions specific to this exam date. Here is my question (feel free to us this thread for all other relevant discussion): Does anyone know if the listed exam locations for the 2018 February exam are likely to be the same for the 2018 July exam? I’d like to make my hotel bookings ASAP as there are some good p...
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Re: Feb. 2018 Themis  
  by: Sprout   on: February 22, at 1:48:04 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
careful with quoting specific questions on here guys

also for essay people - if you don't know the issues make them up and write rules making lawyer noises along the way. if you know issues make up rules. you still get points, just try to get as much in as possible doing CIRAC or IRAC.
-former bar taker who didn't know law and did well on the essays
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Re: DA/PD: Feeling like a cog in the wheel of injustice  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 1:48:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
To any DAs or PDs out there: do the shortcomings of our criminal justice system (lack of PD funding, massive amounts of plea deals, lack of adequate representation due to excessive caseloads, etc.) ever get to you? I could definitely see myself going into criminal law, because I'm passionate about providing poor people with representation as well as seeking justice for victims of violent crime. F...
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Re: Adaptibarrrr....  
  by: onlyunholy   on: February 22, at 1:46:29 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

not guilty wrote:Yes, i think it is.

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Re: How important is networking before OCI?  
  by: Sprout   on: February 22, at 1:42:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
Network as much as possible, always. I would say (from friends - not my own experience) that firm specific networking is +1 for OCI under certain circumstances. If you are aiming for a few places and know partners or even associates there, it is an awesome talking point during interviews. I would still say though above all before OCI you should be mass mailing like crazy, and it is probably a bet...
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Re: Barbri MBE Refresher Exam? (100 questions)  
  by: Thecharmishere   on: February 22, at 1:28:15 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Any point on taking the refresher tomorrow?
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Re: Reapply next cycle, but only for financial reasons?  
  by: totesTheGoat   on: February 22, at 1:25:05 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Basically, I'm terrified at the idea of taking >$150k out in loans and then hoping to make it through 10 years with an LRAP. You should be... It's insane to enslave yourself to your student loans for a decade, even if you get forgiveness of some of the loans at the end. Especially since you're not shooting for a job that could pay that money back in 2 or 3 years. I've never heard a single person ...
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University of Pittsburgh Stingy with Aid?  
  by: fourwinds   on: February 22, at 1:24:18 pm   in: Financial Aid
I have been accepted to Duquesne University Law with a $35k / per year merit scholarship. I want to attend law school / practice in Pittsburgh, but I would prefer to attend University of Pittsburgh Law as it is clearly the better program looking at job placement. I have been admitted to Pitt Law, but still waiting on Pitt's financial aid package to arrive in the mail. I was hoping that Pitt would ...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 1:20:05 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So...Keker — has anyone be offered an interview or gotten a rejection?

Literal. Silence. I don't know what they are doing, but I am assuming silence at the beginning of their interview season is a bad sign.

Update: Heard about some screeners there, but not me
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Re: Should I even consider law school? Terrible college student...  
  by: totesTheGoat   on: February 22, at 1:16:57 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
From my understanding they have a good part time program and that may be what I apply for. In fact I understand a lot of the law schools in my area have great part time programs and they are generally a little more lenient on the acceptance criteria. Usually the part time programs do have relaxed standards, but I think it's still worth the effort to get your LSAT on the happy side of 170 before a...
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Re: Feb. 2018 Themis  
  by: macgirl   on: February 22, at 1:08:15 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Can anyone explain #200 for me on the simulated exam? So Me: I assumed "unavailable declarant" since he lacks memory of the subject matter of the statement and "dying declaration" believes death is imminent, statement pertains to cause or circumstance of the death , he didn't have to die, and only applies in homicide cases and civil cases, and this one is attempted murder. I s...
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Re: Walden Macht & Haran  
  by: misterjames   on: February 22, at 12:58:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
I have a friend who joined them about 2 years ago. I haven't touched base with him in a bit but when I last saw him he had nothing but good things to say. They're a small shop doing big firm work, so I'd imagine they're pretty selective. He mentioned they give associates a lot of responsibility early on.
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Re: NY Testing Sites  
  by: kc128   on: February 22, at 12:50:11 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am taking the NY Bar in July 2018. I did not go to a NY law school and live out of state. I want to go to the White Plains testing site. Can anyone tell me if this is highly unlikely to happen? I've seen in other posts that a lot of people are stuck with either NYC, Buffalo, or Albany. Any advice or comments on this is appreciated. Thanks! Ooo just saw you reside out of state. They used to rout...
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Re: NY Testing Sites  
  by: kc128   on: February 22, at 12:49:05 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am taking the NY Bar in July 2018. I did not go to a NY law school and live out of state. I want to go to the White Plains testing site. Can anyone tell me if this is highly unlikely to happen? I've seen in other posts that a lot of people are stuck with either NYC, Buffalo, or Albany. Any advice or comments on this is appreciated. Thanks! White Plains is usually an option for the July exam. Th...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 12:46:18 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
What kind of questions have you guys been getting st your callbacks? Also how long were the interviews? They were mostly very informal. They wanted to have a conversation - make sure I was easy to get along with. They'd ask me about my experience clerking, what I was interested in, and a few tidbits on my resume. Without fail they would always ask me what they could tell me about the firm, etc. I...
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Re: LSAT 156 / GPA 3.6  
  by: snowball2   on: February 22, at 12:39:51 pm   in: What are my chances?
Breaking into the 160's would mean money from many of those schools and admission to most, if not all. Better yet, it would open up better opportunity. Employment prospects from Stetson are not great.
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Re: Being a POC in Big Law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 12:32:55 pm   in: Legal Employment
Do you think it is essential, if you want to stay at a firm long-term, to have a mentor who is a white man in a position of power? Senior associate/female POC again - realized I could knock out this question quickly. For long-term success in biglaw, it is essential to have a "sponsor" - a powerful partner at (or close) to the top of the firm hierarchy who believes in you and will champi...
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Re: K&E investment funds group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 12:28:33 pm   in: Legal Employment
Can someone chime in on the group in NYC? What is the typically day? Do you ever leave prior to 7pm? is there any balance? thinking of switching firms I'm a midlevel associate in the K&E NYC funds group and lateraled from the funds group at another V10 in the city (not STB). The hours at K&E are approximately as bad as my prior firm, with the "typical day" being about the same a...
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Walden Macht & Haran  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 12:24:09 pm   in: Legal Employment
Does anyone have any insight on this firm? I know it was formed by former Gibson partners and seems to be doing well but because it is so new it's hard to find information about it. Help is appreciated!
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Re: Being a POC in Big Law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 12:22:05 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm a senior associate and female POC who is interested in remaining within biglaw long-term. - What advice do you have for summer associates in evaluating a law firm and getting positive attention from partners? (aka invitations to partner dinners that isn't organized within the summer program) Some of these points will be very difficult to evaluate for summers, but these are some of the key issu...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 12:15:59 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
God I'm envious of y'all. I've had a half dozen callbacks and 1 rejection and no offers yet. Quite a few CBs -- I'm sure that one of them will hit. I'd like to think so, but we're approaching 4 weeks now with nary a response. Time to pack it in and go back to my true passion....DANCE. No news is good news -- firms are quick to reject if that's in the cards. That being said, you might consider rea...
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Re: Barbri MBE Refresher Exam? (100 questions)  
  by: pfunkera   on: February 22, at 12:01:50 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I got 73 on the refresher and a 64 one the MBE practice test. I have done slight over 1000 Adaptibar questions. Those are easier than Barbri questions but really help you focus and learn the law. Then, you can issue spot the harder long fact pattern questions better. Plus the answer choices have some repetition in how they are presented if you do enough questions. Anything over average is good - p...
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Re: Adaptibarrrr....  
  by: not guilty   on: February 22, at 11:59:16 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Yes, i think it is.
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Re: Adaptibarrrr....  
  by: onlyunholy   on: February 22, at 11:58:58 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for the responses. I'm doing 50Q sets exam style, so I can't see the history like usual. Is there any other way to see the questions I've answered twice? Do I need to go to a past questions and just look at them individually for the history?
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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: not guilty   on: February 22, at 11:58:21 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Good luck to all.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=248152

Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: not guilty   on: February 22, at 11:56:57 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Good luck to all.
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Re: Adaptibarrrr....  
  by: ndbigdave   on: February 22, at 11:53:24 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am also using Adaptibar. While using Adaptibar on my laptop there is usually a history legend on the right hand side. You just click the drop down to view the history and it will show past performance(s) on the same question. I am also averaging around the same percentage and I am almost at 2,000 questions. Repeating the questions, if anything, helps with application of the law and reinforcemen...
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Re: How to take a practice test.  
  by: Steveholt   on: February 22, at 11:50:33 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
IMO you should take practice tests under a number of conditions, for different reasons. Early in your study, it's not that important whether you do it for time, since you're still familiarizing yourself with the setup of the test. As you get into your program, though, you should start doing at least one PT per week under test conditions (meaning for time in a focused environment, with a pencil and...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 11:49:15 am   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:God I'm envious of y'all. I've had a half dozen callbacks and 1 rejection and no offers yet.

Quite a few CBs -- I'm sure that one of them will hit.

I'd like to think so, but we're approaching 4 weeks now with nary a response. Time to pack it in and go back to my true passion....DANCE.
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 11:48:32 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
God I'm envious of y'all. I've had a half dozen callbacks and 1 rejection and no offers yet. Keep faith and continue sending out as many applications as you possibly can. I was on a one-year clerkship and struck out last year, so extended my clerkship. The market is much better this year and I was able to land a good firm position. The fact that you are getting callbacks is extremely promising, e...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 11:43:54 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
What kind of questions have you guys been getting st your callbacks? Also how long were the interviews?
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 11:43:21 am   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:God I'm envious of y'all. I've had a half dozen callbacks and 1 rejection and no offers yet.

Quite a few CBs -- I'm sure that one of them will hit.
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 11:35:51 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
God I'm envious of y'all. I've had a half dozen callbacks and 1 rejection and no offers yet.
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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 11:22:41 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Heard all Latham offers have gone out. I haven't received a formal ding yet but pretty sure it's coming. Still worth it to go to their diversity weekend if I'm not working for them this summer and don't really want to as a 2L?

Yes. It’s all expenses paid and a great networking opportunity. You never know who you will meet that could help you reach your goals, even if at another firm.
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: IwiLLdoIt   on: February 22, at 10:59:32 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Taking the exam in Albany this time and I keep getting emails about ordering lunch from the gourmet, any suggestions on getting food during the break without running all over town?
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Re: Student loan payments: get advice and actual numbers here  
  by: MouseHouse   on: February 22, at 10:43:00 am   in: Legal Employment
Hi all - hoping to get a bit of advice: Graduated 2015 and have been working at market in NYC. Debt: $240,000 (weighted average rate of 6.54%) Refi Options (both fixed): 1. 7year 3.9% $3230 monthly 2. 10year 4.35% $2440.41 monthly EDIT: First Republic is estimating 2.55% for 7y and 3.55% for 10y??? Is there any downside to FRB? Income: $210k per year (current) Rent: ~$2400 per month I live in NYC ...
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Re: Full Ride Mercer vs. South Carolina  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: February 22, at 10:25:38 am   in: Choosing a Law School
What is a good job for you? Because at best, if you get any legal job at all, it will be like a small government gig paying 35k a year. Just fyi.
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: limeseltzer   on: February 22, at 10:13:07 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Test!
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Re: Boies or PW for Lit (NYC)?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 9:37:32 am   in: Legal Employment
They are both good firms. I have a friend at Boies, I think the money is a big plus. He is making quite a go of it. I think I could be happy there with my personality. He also is working unfathomable hours, and I work a lot. But it means he makes more. I am at Paul Weiss. I am a second year and have taken multiple depositions (pro bono), run witness interviews on an internal investigation (paying...
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Re: Importance of working the whole summer?  
  by: Nagster5   on: February 22, at 9:34:54 am   in: Legal Employment
I worked at a firm 1L and took off a significant chunk off the end of the program (although it was 12 weeks) basically just to spend time with my family. I got an offer to come back and no one asked about it during OCI. TBH I'm not even sure how OCI interviewers would know about it unless you mentioned it.
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Re: K&E investment funds group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 9:21:09 am   in: Legal Employment
Can someone chime in on the group in NYC? What is the typically day? Do you ever leave prior to 7pm? is there any balance? thinking of switching firms
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Bass Berry Sims (or other Nashville firms salary)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 9:21:05 am   in: Legal Employment
Seems to start at 120-130 but how does it progress? Is it lockstep? Anyone have any idea what someone would be making as a 4th year or so? Bonus amounts?
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 9:18:46 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
The firm I am joining offered to bring me in as a second year (this is after 3 years of clerking) with a 50k bonus. Was disappointed but, given that the market has been tough for clerks in my area and that I like the firm, didn't want to push back.
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Re: 2017-18 Skadden/EJW fellowship applications  
  by: shantideva   on: February 22, at 8:41:54 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Complete silence

It took me exactly a week to get my rejection (via email).
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 8:38:09 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Should an incoming third-year (after 2 federal clerkships) start at 190k or 210k base? If 190, when should you get the raise to 210? Firms do this differently, so I’m not sure you can generalize about what someone in that position “should” make or when. Firms like to save money, so expect offers that start you a step below where you’d like to be or delay a salary bump. For example, my most recent...
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Re: Full Ride Mercer vs. South Carolina  
  by: Mr. Archer   on: February 22, at 8:31:00 am   in: Choosing a Law School
If you want to stay in South Carolina, then go to South Carolina. You can look at employment statistics on Law School Transparency. SC's are better than Mercer's but not that amazing.
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Re: What is the 7sage full proof method for LG?  
  by: Deardevil   on: February 22, at 8:27:08 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
https://dp57v9mrmcue2.cloudfront.net/wp ... -games.pdf
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Re: Dealing with Sexual Violence Topics in 1L Crim Class  
  by: SLS_AMG   on: February 22, at 8:09:23 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
I remember discussing this issue as a 1L and was told that the virtual unanimous practice is to not include rape questions on exams for this very reason. There were certainly no rape questions on my crim law final.
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Possible Internship Selection Question  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 7:54:24 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Hey, I need some advice here. Thank you all for your input upfront! I will be practicing patent law, probably prosecution. I've got an on-site interview invitation with one patent-focused magistrate judge and another with a district court judge who had few patent cases. Could anyone give me some perspectives on how they would weigh the pros and cons? Also, is it an important factor to consider whe...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 7:47:52 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Should an incoming third-year (after 2 federal clerkships) start at 190k or 210k base? If 190, when should you get the raise to 210? Firms do this differently, so I’m not sure you can generalize about what someone in that position “should” make or when. Firms like to save money, so expect offers that start you a step below where you’d like to be or delay a salary bump. For example, my most recent...
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Re: Adaptibarrrr....  
  by: Baller31   on: February 22, at 5:52:32 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am also using Adaptibar. While using Adaptibar on my laptop there is usually a history legend on the right hand side. You just click the drop down to view the history and it will show past performance(s) on the same question. I am also averaging around the same percentage and I am almost at 2,000 questions. Repeating the questions, if anything, helps with application of the law and reinforcement...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=286372

INFP law school/career  
  by: ladysansastark   on: February 22, at 2:52:09 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
Hello,
I'm a Myer Briggs INFP. I've come to realize that there are not many INFPs in law school. I recently talked to an INFP advisor at my career office, and she mentioned feeling dissatisfied in previous work in corporate law. As INFPs, we tend to be guided more by principles and idealism. For those on TLS who are INFPs, what advice do you have? What careers seemed most or less fulfilling for you?
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What is the 7sage full proof method for LG?  
  by: damask_rain   on: February 22, at 1:24:45 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone know if the full proof method means 10 times of redoing a game consecutively or redoing them on different days? I always wondered this but it still hasn't been cleared up. Thanks
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Re: Being a POC in Big Law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 1:22:32 am   in: Legal Employment
I think the best way to succeed as a POC at a firm is to go to a firm that really does value diversity, in markets where being a POC is not as big of a deal. I've worked at V5 firms in NY, Boston and in Silicon Valley. There are certain firms in SV that really, really do have a ton of POC, make POC partners, and where being a POC is just super-normal. In Boston, there are constantly firms that re...
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Full Ride Mercer vs. South Carolina  
  by: lbisso   on: February 22, at 1:10:41 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I was recently offered a full ride to Mercer Law, but am unsure of whether to accept or not. I am leaning more towards University of South Carolina where I would have in-state tuition and a $10k scholarship per year. I am not interested in big law, but rather getting a good job coming out in an area that I enjoy. Which one would have better employment prospects coming out? Any current students out...
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Re: U of MD c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: GULC4lyf   on: February 22, at 1:07:12 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Scholly info today. LSAT & GPA both at 75th percentile. I was awarded $18,000/year for the PT program.

Is anybody planning on working in DC and attending the PT program in evenings? Do any students do that?
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Re: UMaryland c/o 2020 applicants  
  by: GULC4lyf   on: February 22, at 1:02:09 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

thriller1122 wrote:Current 1L if you have any questions.

Does anybody work in DC and attend the PT at night? Is that even feasible?
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NY Testing Sites  
  by: Nicolena.   on: February 22, at 12:54:55 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am taking the NY Bar in July 2018. I did not go to a NY law school and live out of state. I want to go to the White Plains testing site. Can anyone tell me if this is highly unlikely to happen? I've seen in other posts that a lot of people are stuck with either NYC, Buffalo, or Albany. Any advice or comments on this is appreciated. Thanks!
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Adaptibarrrr....  
  by: onlyunholy   on: February 22, at 12:19:53 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
For those that have done all the Adaptibar questions--does anyone know how/if it is possible to run the history on your questions when they start repeating to see if you are getting the questions correct the second time around? I was told that this is available fleetingly via the mobile app, but I only use Adaptibar on my regular laptop, and was wondering if anyone else has run into this issue. Al...
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Re: Let's talk 2nd Circuit!  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 22, at 12:19:46 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Pooler was interviewing last week
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Re: From a T4 to Georgetown? What are my chances?  
  by: nrthwst4now   on: February 22, at 12:13:23 am   in: Transfers
Generally, they can outright reject you from EA, but many are deferred. I think they have a lot of info on the website and the 509s have transfer info on them as well. Another reason it is good to apply is that it makes you get your letters done early. That way you don't have to worry about that during finals in spring.
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Re: Davis 3L taking questions  
  by: lolschool87   on: February 22, at 12:04:10 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Feel free to PM me.
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Re: 167 LSAT, 3.95GPA  
  by: Litt1tUp   on: February 21, at 11:59:44 pm   in: What are my chances?
I had a 167 (retook the lsat in June and ended up not reapplying) and a lower gpa.

Got into CCN + waitlisted at Stanford last year! I had above average softs. That being said, I would retake if you can. That 3.95 is beautiful!
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Re: Berkeley ASW  
  by: Litt1tUp   on: February 21, at 11:57:10 pm   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days

jjdude14 wrote:What do you think the possibility is for them to have student hosts? The Admitted Student website says info might be posted there in Feb lol

They sent out the request today for us to fill out! Should have quite a few spots available.
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Re: Being a POC in Big Law  
  by: Lacepiece23   on: February 21, at 11:53:37 pm   in: Legal Employment
Oh please. BigLaw associates are working in an industry where you earn 180,000 dollars a year for being a glorified paper pusher and doing ramped up document review. If someone says your hair looks messy, maybe your damn hair does look messy. Not everything is a micro aggression or an affront to the very existence of your being. I am so tired of this. Cool post dude. Maybe I should hide my nappy ...
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Re: Pepperdine Law c/o 2021  
  by: lawyergonnabe   on: February 21, at 11:31:49 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I went under review on 2/8 (after having been complete since early November). Then, on Monday night, my status date changed from 2/8 to 2/19, but the Current Status is approximately the same. I say "approximately" because, whereas the initial status from 2/8 said " Under Review. Review can take approximately 4-6 weeks " my new status says just " Review can take approximate...
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Does UCLA accept June LSAT for same cycle?  
  by: jollyfella   on: February 21, at 11:31:27 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I've read people have applied to UCLA after getting a high June LSAT score just wanted to see if any of you know of someone who has gotten in.
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Re: Lawyers: What's Your Typical Day?  
  by: Okie Dokie   on: February 21, at 11:30:09 pm   in: Legal Employment
Middle-America plaintiff's firm in suburb (10 lawyers) 100% litigation, so days vary wildly. Here's an attempted "normal" day. 7:10 AM: Wake up, shower, drink coffee in bathroom while I get ready. Take coffee with me to office. Office is 5 min drive away from house. 8:00/8:15 AM AM: Get to office. Look at news, etc. while I finish coffee for a few minutes 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM: Send emails, ...
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Re: DA/PD: Feeling like a cog in the wheel of injustice  
  by: jd20132013   on: February 21, at 11:21:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
To any DAs or PDs out there: do the shortcomings of our criminal justice system (lack of PD funding, massive amounts of plea deals, lack of adequate representation due to excessive caseloads, etc.) ever get to you? I could definitely see myself going into criminal law, because I'm passionate about providing poor people with representation as well as seeking justice for victims of violent crime. F...
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Reapply next cycle, but only for financial reasons?  
  by: LongDraggingFootstep   on: February 21, at 11:21:10 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I am currently applying to schools for the Fall 2018 semester, and it's been going pretty well. I've been accepted at 5 schools, all top 30 including 2 T14s. Still waiting to hear from 4 more T14 schools and have been waitlisted at another...not super optimistic about my odds at this point, but happy with my options. I have >75% tuition offers at the two lowest ranked schools I've been accepted to...
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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Results Are Here!!!  
  by: Nybaradmission   on: February 21, at 10:53:01 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
hey, i was curious if anyone has, or know anyone who has extra tickets to the March 7th swearing in ceremony for the second department? I would be willing to pay for some of them. thanks for any help
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Re: How important is networking before OCI?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 10:50:47 pm   in: Legal Employment
Bump
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Re: Dealing with Sexual Violence Topics in 1L Crim Class  
  by: edwardt1988   on: February 21, at 10:42:36 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students

JuTMSY4 wrote:your client won't give you a trigger warning.

What exactly is the purpose of this response? How would this topic ever come up in a great majority of law practices?
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Re: DA/PD: Feeling like a cog in the wheel of injustice  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: February 21, at 10:10:45 pm   in: Legal Employment
To any DAs or PDs out there: do the shortcomings of our criminal justice system (lack of PD funding, massive amounts of plea deals, lack of adequate representation due to excessive caseloads, etc.) ever get to you? I could definitely see myself going into criminal law, because I'm passionate about providing poor people with representation as well as seeking justice for victims of violent crime. F...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=286363

Re: Cold E-Mailing Help  
  by: RedGiant   on: February 21, at 10:10:40 pm   in: Legal Employment
Thinking about cold emailing and no idea where to start if at all..Any help would be greatly appreciated. Alternatively, if you know of any firms dealing with commercial or employment litigation looking for non traditional junior attorneys in NY would love to hear about it. Don't cold email. Speak with your law school's career services office or alumni development office about connecting with alu...
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Re: Cold E-Mailing Help  
  by: seasidemama   on: February 21, at 10:08:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
Sounds like you're doing what you should. My only point is that you need a professional attorney credential, and the nature of that credential (within some very broad parameters) is less important than getting it. It's a lot easier to get a good job once you have a job. So if there are positions available that are not necessarily appealing to you (DA/PD/etc.) but that get you on the board, they w...
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Re: Fed Not that Great  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 10:05:06 pm   in: Legal Employment
Can anyone speak to fed attorney hiring plans, particularly at DOJ? I've been applying since last summer and noticed postings have dried up since November, which I'm hoping is more a product of the holidays plus jumping from one CR and shutdown crisis to the next. I'm at DOJ. I put my boss on notice that I was interviewing for a new position (also within DOJ, FWIW) approx two weeks ago. She said ...
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Re: Being a POC in Big Law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 10:01:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
I think the best way to succeed as a POC at a firm is to go to a firm that really does value diversity, in markets where being a POC is not as big of a deal. I've worked at V5 firms in NY, Boston and in Silicon Valley. There are certain firms in SV that really, really do have a ton of POC, make POC partners, and where being a POC is just super-normal. In Boston, there are constantly firms that rea...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=286352

Re: Should I even consider law school? Terrible college student...  
  by: Trying_2_Make_It   on: February 21, at 9:54:40 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
My work experience however shows me that the law is not quite ready in how we will regulate the industry in the future. I see a path I want to go and opportunity knocks here. Which part of regulatory law do you want to be a part of? Lobbying? Politics? FedGov Admin agency? I'm not sure that a law degree from a place that will accept a 2.2/160 is going to help in any of those roles. Perhaps there'...
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Re: question about litigation  
  by: joanneofarc   on: February 21, at 9:53:16 pm   in: Legal Employment
There are similarities in all types of litigation, but in general employers will look to hire associates with X numbers of years of experience in environmental litigation or securities litigation or personal injury or white collar, etc.

If you start out in med mal, you might not get many interviews for a securities litigation position.
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 9:37:55 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Should an incoming third-year (after 2 federal clerkships) start at 190k or 210k base? If 190, when should you get the raise to 210? Firms do this differently, so I’m not sure you can generalize about what someone in that position “should” make or when. Firms like to save money, so expect offers that start you a step below where you’d like to be or delay a salary bump. For example, my most recent...
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Re: Should I even consider law school? Terrible college student...  
  by: totesTheGoat   on: February 21, at 9:36:04 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
My work experience however shows me that the law is not quite ready in how we will regulate the industry in the future. I see a path I want to go and opportunity knocks here. Which part of regulatory law do you want to be a part of? Lobbying? Politics? FedGov Admin agency? I'm not sure that a law degree from a place that will accept a 2.2/160 is going to help in any of those roles. Perhaps there'...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 9:33:13 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Should an incoming third-year (after 2 federal clerkships) start at 190k or 210k base? If 190, when should you get the raise to 210? I had the same question. It’s my understanding that you come in with your class year (2016 - $190) and get raises with your class year. Raises happen at the beginning of the year. The first 4-5 months for first years are considered stub years and you’re technically ...
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Re: If you could go to any firm in the country, where would it be?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 9:24:00 pm   in: Legal Employment
K&L and Perkins in Seattle
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Re: Temple c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: hoya3510   on: February 21, at 9:21:12 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hi! Congrats to all who have been accepted, thus far. I went complete on 1/17 and haven't had a status change - is this normal? Also, anyone else score in the LSAT 25th % for Temple? It's my top choice but I know it's a reach. Hopeful though!
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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 9:17:30 pm   in: Legal Employment
Heard all Latham offers have gone out. I haven't received a formal ding yet but pretty sure it's coming. Still worth it to go to their diversity weekend if I'm not working for them this summer and don't really want to as a 2L? I know someone who got a request for a phone interview from them today so not sure if this is true For New York? pretty sure they've made offers to everyone already Not NY....
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Re: Feb. 2018 Themis  
  by: Respondeat_Inferior   on: February 21, at 9:08:08 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Can anyone explain #200 for me on the simulated exam? So Me: I assumed "unavailable declarant" since he lacks memory of the subject matter of the statement and "dying declaration" believes death is imminent, statement pertains to cause or circumstance of the death , he didn't have to die, and only applies in homicide cases and civil cases, and this one is attempted murder. I s...
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Re: From a T4 to Georgetown? What are my chances?  
  by: Aggie2017   on: February 21, at 8:52:17 pm   in: Transfers
Thank you for your response!! So would you say it wouldnt hurt to just go for the EA, potentially get deferred and see what happens in regular admission? I just want to get my information in sooner than later!
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Re: NCBE MBE Study Aid Material Good?  
  by: onlyunholy   on: February 21, at 8:49:09 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I ordered the Civ Pro questions, with answer explanations, from JD Advising for $49 after I posted the link last week. I found them super useful to help me see what topics to hone in on, and where my weak spots still are. I sailed through the first 10 and thought the questions seemed easier than I expected. But it turned out I got 6 of the 10 wrong, so they really were just as hard. I just looked...
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Re: question about litigation  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 8:46:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
There are exceptions in everything but generally the answer is no. It is not transferable and it is very common for senior lawyers to pidgeonhole themselves.
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Re: From a T4 to Georgetown? What are my chances?  
  by: Aggie2017   on: February 21, at 8:44:10 pm   in: Transfers
There is a thread from last year. I think you may be a little low for EA, no downside to applying because they are likely to at least defer the decision. I have a 3.8 after first semester, then a 3.7x at the end of the year at a T3 and got in regular action. I saw others with same stats get in EA. If you get your grades up a bit and are in top 10%, your odds will be better (obviously). Thank you ...
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Re: Tanicius's Guide for Bullshitting Essay Topics  
  by: onlyunholy   on: February 21, at 8:43:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thank you Tanicus for these guides!
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Should I even consider law school? Terrible college student...  
  by: Trying_2_Make_It   on: February 21, at 8:32:15 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
So I am a new member here, but unfortunately I am asking a fairly common question. Need some advice from the TLS community. I am turning 30 this year and am facing the decision to pursue law school now or never. I know schools are still taking applications, but given my numbers I deem it best to sit out and apply early next cycle (Nov.). I was a very very poor student in college and barely managed...
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Re: Boies or PW for Lit (NYC)?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 8:20:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
They are both good firms. I have a friend at Boies, I think the money is a big plus. He is making quite a go of it. I think I could be happy there with my personality. He also is working unfathomable hours, and I work a lot. But it means he makes more. I am at Paul Weiss. I am a second year and have taken multiple depositions (pro bono), run witness interviews on an internal investigation (paying)...
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Re: DA/PD: Feeling like a cog in the wheel of injustice  
  by: Civilservant   on: February 21, at 8:13:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
What's the alternative? Doing a little good is a lot better than waxing poetic about how the whole thing stinks. If anything, it should motivate you to do good work. The low pay will probably grind on you more than the systemic issues.
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DC committee on admissions  
  by: Carson18   on: February 21, at 8:04:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
Hi, I was fortunate to get a government law gig with a really good upward salary swing over the first two years. Big problem is that I had to take a pay cut from my last job (law was a career change for me). I passed the bar exam with flying colors! But DC flagged my character and fitness report because I have two accounts that are 60 days past due when I sent in my credit report. Any idea if I sh...
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Re: Do Graduate Degrees help in Law School Apps?  
  by: 12changk2   on: February 21, at 8:02:42 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
What about an unrelated MA from HYS's graduate school of arts and sciences/humanities and social sciences? Would the opportunity to say take classes at YLS during grad school help with admission to YLS (assuming you have the numbers)?
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 7:48:59 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Should an incoming third-year (after 2 federal clerkships) start at 190k or 210k base? If 190, when should you get the raise to 210?
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Re: question about litigation  
  by: deadpanic   on: February 21, at 7:46:52 pm   in: Legal Employment
They all have the same framework, generally, in that you are following the same rules of civil procedure, but that does not mean it is all transferable. For instance, it is mostly going to be complaint -> answer (and maybe counter-claim) -> discovery and depos / pre-trial hearings & motions-> summary judgment -> trial, with status conferences and other hearings/motions mixed in. But still, alt...
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lateral to new firm/stay at current firm/long term decision  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 7:43:43 pm   in: Legal Employment
hello all, i am currently a ~3 year associate in a TX office of a V70-100 (3rd year by practice group, 4th year by class year). I get paid 175k, which is significantly below cravath. That being said, firm management has let us know that the pay for my practice group will be going up to about ~210 starting next month. Additionally, bonuses, which are currently around $15k for hitting 2100 hours, wi...
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Re: Dealing with Sexual Violence Topics in 1L Crim Class  
  by: JuTMSY4   on: February 21, at 7:42:19 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
your client won't give you a trigger warning.
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Re: From a T4 to Georgetown? What are my chances?  
  by: nrthwst4now   on: February 21, at 7:40:18 pm   in: Transfers
There is a thread from last year. I think you may be a little low for EA, no downside to applying because they are likely to at least defer the decision. I have a 3.8 after first semester, then a 3.7x at the end of the year at a T3 and got in regular action. I saw others with same stats get in EA.

If you get your grades up a bit and are in top 10%, your odds will be better (obviously).
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Re: 1L SA Thread - C/O 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 21, at 7:37:21 pm   in: Legal Employment
Heard all Latham offers have gone out. I haven't received a formal ding yet but pretty sure it's coming. Still worth it to go to their diversity weekend if I'm not working for them this summer and don't really want to as a 2L? I know someone who got a request for a phone interview from them today so not sure if this is true For New York? pretty sure they've made offers to everyone already Not NY....
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