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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 1:44:53 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any NY v10 given offers for callbacks this week?

I was offered a cb with Weil, Simpson, and DPW this past week.

Did you hear back from any of them?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=301687

Re: Early offer at my number one firm--should I still do secondary journal?  
  by: Yea All Right   on: July 20, at 1:26:21 pm   in: Legal Employment
I think I’m more of an advocate for journal than many, and even I would say you shouldn’t do journal. You’ve already got an offer you like and the journal isn’t law review, so there’s not much benefit from a career standpoint.
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 1:09:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm a mid-level corporate associate who works full-time remote. I go to the office once a month or so. I don't lose time and availability commuting and I'm just as responsive and efficient as I would be in the office. I also like my work more, I'm less burnt out, and more productive. I'm able to eat healthier and sleep more and see my family more. It's better for everyone and I think it should be...
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Re: What's going on in Texas?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 1:02:50 pm   in: Legal Employment
Do y'all have any insight into the cultures at V&E/Latham/Gibson/K&E/BB in Houston?

Obviously I know a bit about K&E's culture because it's pretty famous at this point. V&E's gotten a rap as an old boy's club, but I don't know how accurate that is. Somebody told me recently that Latham parties pretty hard, but that was the first I was hearing of that.
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 1:02:05 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any thoughts on how Boies is seen in the Miami market?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=297865

Re: Appealing a Transfer Rejection - Sad Pritzker Applicant  
  by: nixy   on: July 20, at 12:45:13 pm   in: Transfers
Yeah, is there anything new/different to add from your original application? If the appeal is "here's some more info that might change your mind," that's one thing. If your appeal is "please consider me again," it's not going to go anywhere.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=302112

Re: Investment Banking to Law?  
  by: anonbanker   on: July 20, at 11:39:33 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
For those that are working on the legal side of corporate finance, do you feel you have a enough understanding of the actual transactions to feel like you understand your impact? I currently work in IB, but on the S&T side and fairly regularly deal with our lawyers. I can tell that many of them very understandably don't have a sound understanding of trading (derivates are complicated...) or t...
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Re: Taking any/all advice, suggestions and direction  
  by: Shredzeppelin240   on: July 20, at 11:37:12 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Update on the Ombudsman office. I reached out after being directed to it and they got back to me a few days ago. They let me know that they only have jurisdiction over Portland bureaus and staff and can't do much with private universities. I wasn't expecting much so I'm not too disappointed. It also is kind of closure knowing at this point I've tried about everything. I'm also back from my trip so...
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 11:36:53 am   in: Legal Employment
Anyone interview with Kirkland and get an offer? Trying to get an idea of timeline
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=301687

Re: Davis Polk Wachtell LLP Associate Tracking  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 11:35:24 am   in: Legal Employment
Y'all scared me with this whole DPW tracking system--going in I thought i'd never be able to work remote or come and go as I please. That's not the case (work permitting of course). In reality, a secretary comes around at like 10:30-11 and if you haven't updated your 411 (firms internal contact book essentially) with in the office, expected in the office, working remotely or anything else you'd li...
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 11:32:46 am   in: Legal Employment
Anyone hearing anything from any Chicago firms? Sent out a bunch of apps earlier this week.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=301687

Re: Davis Polk Wachtell LLP Associate Tracking  
  by: ghostoftraynor   on: July 20, at 10:59:17 am   in: Legal Employment
Nowadays they mostly just track their precipitous drop in prestige.
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 10:56:12 am   in: Legal Employment
How many people do ya'll think Simpson are interviewing pre-OCI? Seems like everyone and their mother is getting a CB.
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Re: Davis Polk Wachtell LLP Associate Tracking  
  by: Man from Nantucket   on: July 20, at 10:51:37 am   in: Legal Employment
Tell me about their tracking system ( referenced, but not identified ITT ), please (link to an article). Tried googling, but best article I could found is not about DPW: https://abovethelaw.com/2015/12/is-your-firm-spying-on-you/. Is DPW spying based purely on rumor? I know it's not Davis Polk Wachtell. But the gunners ready to correct me will hopefully be just as eager to answer question. Tr...
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Re: Davis Polk Wachtell LLP Associate Tracking  
  by: OneTwoThreeFour   on: July 20, at 10:35:53 am   in: Legal Employment
Tell me about their tracking system ( referenced, but not identified ITT ), please (link to an article). Tried googling, but best article I could found is not about DPW: https://abovethelaw.com/2015/12/is-your-firm-spying-on-you/. Is DPW spying based purely on rumor? I know it's not Davis Polk Wachtell. But the gunners ready to correct me will hopefully be just as eager to answer question. Th...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=302113

Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 10:31:41 am   in: Legal Employment
Having worked in the market, and knowing people currently working there, the big difference between the market firms and Miami-based firms is hourly rates after the 3-4rd year associate level. That’s why most satellite offices don’t really have Miami clients. Miami firms bill around $450-500/hr for senior associates whereas the NY market satellites bill closer to $700+ for the same level associat...
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 10:28:36 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Any NY v10 given offers for callbacks this week?

I was offered a cb with Weil, Simpson, and DPW this past week.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=301687

Davis Polk Wachtell LLP Associate Tracking  
  by: Tenzen   on: July 20, at 9:52:37 am   in: Legal Employment
Tell me about their tracking system ( referenced, but not identified ITT ), please (link to an article). Tried googling, but best article I could found is not about DPW: https://abovethelaw.com/2015/12/is-your-firm-spying-on-you/. Is DPW spying based purely on rumor? I know it's not Davis Polk Wachtell. But the gunners ready to correct me will hopefully be just as eager to answer question.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=302113

Re: Appealing a Transfer Rejection - Sad Pritzker Applicant  
  by: kaiser   on: July 20, at 9:41:05 am   in: Transfers
I can't say for certain but I would presume that you would need a pretty extenuating basis to have a transfer rejection overturned. What extenuating basis do you think warrants overturning your transfer decision?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=302112

Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: cherryfilter   on: July 20, at 9:33:59 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Ugh I hate how criminal law and torts define "battery" differently..so confusing
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=301314

Re: Venable In-Office Interviews  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 9:33:35 am   in: Legal Employment
I work at Venable (although not in CA) and really love it here. Would be happy to answer general questions about the firm. If you have specific questions though, make non-anon posts and I could PM you info.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=302037

Re: HLS EIP 2019  
  by: wwwcol   on: July 20, at 9:24:19 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:7H/3P, am I risking striking out by going all in on DC? OCS told me it was fine.

yes. Throw in a NYC bid with a big class that will auto offer 7H (STB, DPW, S&C, etc) just to be safe
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: Dunnkirk85   on: July 20, at 9:20:56 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Did a practice set this morning and only 7 of the questions weren't in the orange or red bars. So hard. Thanks Themis!
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Re: Per Stirpes vs Per Capita with Representation  
  by: 265489164158   on: July 20, at 8:57:55 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Cavalier, this is so helpful. I had the identical question and could not figure it out (also studying with Barbri). Thank you!!!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=302111

Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 8:01:05 am   in: Legal Employment
OP, I was in your situation three years ago. You need to find the root cause of your anxiety. Mine was the fear that every mistake was leading towards my exit. I just bought a house, and was about to get married, so I couldn’t afford to lose my job. This feeling paralyzed me, and led to additional mistakes. This was also a job I had busted my ass for in law school and I genuinely wanted to succeed...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=302028

Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 7:37:15 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm a mid-level corporate associate who works full-time remote. I go to the office once a month or so. I don't lose time and availability commuting and I'm just as responsive and efficient as I would be in the office. I also like my work more, I'm less burnt out, and more productive. I'm able to eat healthier and sleep more and see my family more. It's better for everyone and I think it should be...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=302104

Re: Per Stirpes vs Per Capita with Representation  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 20, at 7:18:46 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Under both models, you always ignore dead descendants without issue. The difference is which generation you divide at (although this may not always be different). Per stirpes always gets divided at the decedent's children's generation, even if none of them are still alive . Per capita with representation gets divided at the first generation with at least one surviving member. If any children are a...
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Re: Salaries at tax boutiques? (Roberts and Holland, Irvins Phillips, etc.?)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 5:37:08 am   in: Legal Employment
I work at one of the above. I believe salary at Cap Dry and Miller is along the following: 170, 185, 200, 225, then individualized. Bonuses generally range from $15k-$100k, but I believe they’re individualized. Groom is market salary with very low bonus ($15k for 1900, then an additional $10k for every 100 hours up to 2200 hours or something). I believe Ivins is market. 1700 billable requirement....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=302035

Re: HLS EIP 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 4:54:10 am   in: Legal Employment
7H/3P, am I risking striking out by going all in on DC? OCS told me it was fine.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=301691

Appealing a Transfer Rejection - Sad Pritzker Applicant  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 2:22:03 am   in: Transfers
Hey Guys, Wondering if any of you could give me advice on appealing a transfer rejection. I was recently denied admission from Priztker, my dream school! The admissions office told me they occasionally receive and review appeals cases. But I am not sure if anyone has actually succeeded and gotten into Pritzker or another law school this way. Any thoughts or suggestions?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=302112

Per Stirpes vs Per Capita with Representation  
  by: BeeTeeZ   on: July 20, at 1:47:50 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Can someone please explain the difference between these two rules of inheritance? After reading all the Barbri materials on it and looking at countless sources online, I honestly can't tell the difference. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. Please help.
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 1:00:38 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm a mid-level corporate associate who works full-time remote. I go to the office once a month or so. I don't lose time and availability commuting and I'm just as responsive and efficient as I would be in the office. I also like my work more, I'm less burnt out, and more productive. I'm able to eat healthier and sleep more and see my family more. It's better for everyone and I think it should be ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=302104

Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 20, at 12:25:40 am   in: Legal Employment
OP, I recently lateraled too and I’m TOLD by the partner that I’m essentially useless. The partner constantly points out that when I do things for him, it ends up taking him more time because he doesn’t understand some of the stuff. I’ve only been at my job for a few months, but I know that I need to lateral soon before I’m screwed. The partner tells me I need to be less conclusory but then tells ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=302028

Re: Ask an In House  
  by: enz2103   on: July 19, at 11:50:20 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
1.What’s your comp package? 2. What was your comp package when you first started in-house? 3. What’s your expected career progression? 4. What type of “business” work do you do exactly? 5. How do you like being in-house? 6.What’s the worst thing about your job? 7.What’s the worst thing about being in-house? All of these questions + 8. When did you move in-house? 9. Did you get your job through bi...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=302107

Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 11:46:13 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP: I am glad you have set up an appointment with a therapist, but what they'll tell you is likely exactly what people have been continually saying in this thread. Depression and anxiety in everyday life typically result from cognitive distortions gone haywire; your therapist will likely attempt to challenge and change such distortions, which is basically what most people in this thread are trying...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=302028

Texas Bar Exam - P&E  
  by: SoScrewed6   on: July 19, at 11:45:55 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Couldn't find any other posts about this - but would appreciate any advice anyone has.

Trying to spend as little time on the P&E as possible to focus on MBE/Essays - anyone have any solid study tips/strategies they've used to quickly get a hold on this section so you can move on?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=302110

Re: Early offer at my number one firm--should I still do secondary journal?  
  by: whats an updog   on: July 19, at 11:31:10 pm   in: Legal Employment

Wild Card wrote:Two transactional rainmakers at my firm were members of my secondary journal, which has the reputation for being a consolation prize for those who don't get law review. They took an interest in me, and they're now regular sources of work for me. Great mentors and bosses.

this could happen with anything and is no reason to do a journal

journals suck, don't do it
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: ipsares   on: July 19, at 10:30:38 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
in regards to the rule of purpetuities mbe questions - if you are leaving such convoluted terms in your will the world is better off without you. just give your sh*t to someone and be dead /rant
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Re: SA Problems  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 9:46:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here - no, that's not me (I deleted previous posts for fear of being outed)
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Re: SA Problems  
  by: Wild Card   on: July 19, at 8:59:06 pm   in: Legal Employment
Is this you? (Throwaway for obvious reasons) I am into the fifth week of a 2L SA at a BigLaw firm and feel like I'm at Kafka's trial. Maybe it's the luck of the draw regarding being placed on deal teams that are just not active, but I feel as though I'm deliberately not getting work. Since starting, I've sat in on some calls and have "drafted" a set of compliance certificates and certifi...
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Re: Early offer at my number one firm--should I still do secondary journal?  
  by: Wild Card   on: July 19, at 8:55:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
Two transactional rainmakers at my firm were members of my secondary journal, which has the reputation for being a consolation prize for those who don't get law review. They took an interest in me, and they're now regular sources of work for me. Great mentors and bosses.
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: oblig.lawl.ref   on: July 19, at 8:50:45 pm   in: Legal Employment
it just boggles my mind that anyone who isnt old thinks in this age and day that marking up a doc by hand (especially docs that are 100 pg +) is the way to go. why dont we just go back to using typewriters and running redlines by hand? those were the best times right? there are so many inefficiencies in biglaw and hand markups is one of them (the other major one being sig pages). it takes hours a...
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Re: 3.92 GPA/175 LSAT/some character & fitness issues from my teenage years  
  by:   on: July 19, at 8:28:34 pm   in: What are my chances?
Thank you all for the responses! I’m glad to hear that I’ll probably still be in the running for top schools. I actually did not know how lenient Harvard (which is definitely close to, if not my top choice) is with disclosures. So that gives me some peace of mind. And sounds like it doesn’t matter too much, but I am actually a woman, and the verbal harassment incident happened with other girls. I ...
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Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 8:22:36 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
I missed a call from a district court judge, and he left a voicemail asking me to call him back ASAP. When I called back a few minutes later, the line was busy. I tried again 30 minutes later and the line was still busy. After that, I left a voicemail with his secretary trying to get in touch. A few hours later, the judge texted me and asked me to send my resume to his personal email (which I did,...
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Re: Early offer at my number one firm--should I still do secondary journal?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 8:17:14 pm   in: Legal Employment
I couldn't agree more, because I think it's useless from a career standpoint, not because I think it's a big time suck. Not all secondary journals are a lot of work. I did probably 3 hours of blue booking each semester and then whatever time it took to right my comment/note. From a career standpoint, you've locked down an offer. A secondary journal, no matter what journal, will not look impressive...
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Re: Early offer at my number one firm--should I still do secondary journal?  
  by: icansortofmath   on: July 19, at 7:57:07 pm   in: Legal Employment
never did journals. Literally, nobody outside of my classmates has asked me why.
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 7:48:51 pm   in: Legal Employment
Weil NY offer. Interviewed Monday.
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Re: Early offer at my number one firm--should I still do secondary journal?  
  by: behhhh   on: July 19, at 7:41:24 pm   in: Legal Employment

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:No, I don’t see the benefit and any journal sucks.
That's pretty much what I've heard too--thanks!
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Re: Early offer at my number one firm--should I still do secondary journal?  
  by: Hutz_and_Goodman   on: July 19, at 7:26:17 pm   in: Legal Employment
No, I don’t see the benefit and any journal sucks.
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Re: Question concerning Rule against Perpetuity and Class Gift to Grandchildren  
  by: Bingo_Bongo   on: July 19, at 7:25:56 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
You just gave me massive PTSD with this question, dude.
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Re: How to Deal With Depression Over Bad Grade  
  by: germlegal   on: July 19, at 7:25:07 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Try proofreading. Good habit to develop.

thetruthandlight wrote: By the time I was writing my motions, I was exhausted and was rushing through the other answer. I know what I did wrong and what I can do to improve.

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Re: Anyone else hate 85% of law students  
  by: germlegal   on: July 19, at 7:22:05 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Just be a good example to those who you think need improvement.
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Early offer at my number one firm--should I still do secondary journal?  
  by: behhhh   on: July 19, at 7:02:15 pm   in: Legal Employment
Rising 2l, planning to do transactional work, got an early offer from my number one firm (although I haven't accepted yet). Found out recently that I didn't make LR, but I got the option to join a secondary journal that I'm not very interested in. Since everyone always complains about how much work journals are, and since I'd prefer to focus on grades/more professionally relevant activities next y...
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Re: What do Law School Interns do?  
  by: Bingo_Bongo   on: July 19, at 6:57:10 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I'm not sure if this is the case in California, but in NY, public defenders will let students second-chair trials (with client consent). And if you really want to get stand-up time, I believe that interns for the Alaska PD basically get to do everything. Criminal defense interns and clerks can absolutely can make appearances in California, too. It's just much much much rarer for them because of t...
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 6:50:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any NY v10 given offers for callbacks this week?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=301687

Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: HairySmokeball   on: July 19, at 6:45:30 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone if there is a goal score on practice exam 4? I know for #3 they suggested 110-120'ish but I am not seeing that for PE4.
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: RioGrandeLaw   on: July 19, at 6:38:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I keep feeling like I'm getting crushed on the Themis graded essays. When I feel like I did well, I rarely score above a 65, and when I miss any major point I usually get a 55 or 60. That seems substantially below the average scores that are reported, so while I've heard that the essay graders can be a bit harsh (and if mine is personally, that might skew any comparison), I'm concerned that I'm n...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: icansortofmath   on: July 19, at 6:35:19 pm   in: Legal Employment

Excellent117 wrote:If only there were options in find and replace like "match case" and "find whole words only"...

You still get "Qualified Qualified IPO"
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: HairySmokeball   on: July 19, at 6:31:59 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I can almost buy that argument but the statue says, "sexual intercourse with a person against that person’s will or with a person under the age of 14 years old." I think it's a terribly written statute/question as the second portion doesn't speak to will AT ALL. I can see why 57% of Themis folks picked the same answer I did. Even more annoying is that nit picky shit like this gets under...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: themisjuly19help   on: July 19, at 6:24:42 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I keep feeling like I'm getting crushed on the Themis graded essays. When I feel like I did well, I rarely score above a 65, and when I miss any major point I usually get a 55 or 60. That seems substantially below the average scores that are reported, so while I've heard that the essay graders can be a bit harsh (and if mine is personally, that might skew any comparison), I'm concerned that I'm n...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: inter-associate   on: July 19, at 5:56:18 pm   in: Legal Employment
CTRL+h, type "IPO", TAB, type "Qualified IPO", click "Replace All" Done. It took me 11 seconds when I tried it just now. Let's say you're amazingly fast at writing, and you can write your comment in 8 seconds. You just traded 3 seconds of your life for the peace of mind that this issue is resolved without requiring further action from another attorney. And if that wa...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: UnfrozenCaveman   on: July 19, at 5:52:55 pm   in: Legal Employment
Never do replace all.
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: yost   on: July 19, at 5:44:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
CTRL+h, type "IPO", TAB, type "Qualified IPO", click "Replace All" I. ASSUMPTIONS OF Qualified IPO" That somehow gets through. It's extremely annoying. IPO is a bad one but imagine a word like Liposuction Now it's LQualified IPOsuction. I am sure I am not the only person to have seen that and stuff like that is extremely brutal to fix. There is literally a "...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: Excellent117   on: July 19, at 5:43:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
If only there were options in find and replace like "match case" and "find whole words only"...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: inter-associate   on: July 19, at 5:41:22 pm   in: Legal Employment
CTRL+h, type "IPO", TAB, type "Qualified IPO", click "Replace All" I. ASSUMPTIONS OF Qualified IPO" That somehow gets through. It's extremely annoying. IPO is a bad one but imagine a word like Liposuction Now it's LQualified IPOsuction. I am sure I am not the only person to have seen that and stuff like that is extremely brutal to fix. Or the number of times I'v...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: icansortofmath   on: July 19, at 5:29:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
CTRL+h, type "IPO", TAB, type "Qualified IPO", click "Replace All"

I. ASSUMPTIONS OF Qualified IPO"

That somehow gets through. It's extremely annoying. IPO is a bad one but imagine a word like

Liposuction

Now it's LQualified IPOsuction.

I am sure I am not the only person to have seen that and stuff like that is extremely brutal to fix.
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: totesTheGoat   on: July 19, at 5:21:23 pm   in: Legal Employment
Your posts so far show that you don't have any experience working with legal documents, especially the process of producing them. I draft and review documents on a daily basis. I don't work in a corporate setting, but my experience in working with corporate folks is that that their idea of a perfect document is a much lower standard than mine given the legal ramifications of our documents. That's...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: Necho2   on: July 19, at 5:17:23 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I keep feeling like I'm getting crushed on the Themis graded essays. When I feel like I did well, I rarely score above a 65, and when I miss any major point I usually get a 55 or 60. That seems substantially below the average scores that are reported, so while I've heard that the essay graders can be a bit harsh (and if mine is personally, that might skew any comparison), I'm concerned that I'm no...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: inter-associate   on: July 19, at 5:15:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
You all are talking past each other. Senior Associate is saying it is more efficient for him to do hand markups. This is plausible. Everyone else is saying hand markups are way less efficient for downstream juniors. This is certaintly true. Senior Associate just doesn't care. I think (or rather hope) that senior associate does not realize just how less efficient it is, both in terms of processing...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: barryzee   on: July 19, at 4:43:56 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone have a definitive answer on what the Themis benchmarks stand in for? I'm looking at the national benchmarks (in the progress overview section -> MBE PQs section), and they range from about 57% to 67% for the 8 subjects. That strikes me as about a coin flip to pass the bar, but Themis publishes a pass rate well in excess of 50/50. What gives? It could be that this is what users have rec...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: cherryfilter   on: July 19, at 4:42:25 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

barryzee wrote:On which jurisdictional rules to apply, I found it helpful to go to the source. The NCBE publishes the MBE subject outline, available here:

http://www.ncbex.org/pdfviewer/?file=%2 ... ment%2F226

Joint and several, as per the NCBE. I'm not sure why Themis doesn't pass along the document -- it's pretty useful to take a look at.

This is actually helpful - thanks!
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Re: Goodwin Funds Group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 4:39:31 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Does Goodwin have a cut off? Are they known to consider a below-median applicant from a top law school with relevant WE?

I'm at a lower t14 where the NY Goodwin office recruits below median.
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: barryzee   on: July 19, at 4:35:21 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
On which jurisdictional rules to apply, I found it helpful to go to the source. The NCBE publishes the MBE subject outline, available here:

http://www.ncbex.org/pdfviewer/?file=%2 ... ment%2F226

Joint and several, as per the NCBE. I'm not sure why Themis doesn't pass along the document -- it's pretty useful to take a look at.
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Re: Goodwin Funds Group  
  by: Yea All Right   on: July 19, at 4:34:00 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Does Goodwin have a cut off? Are they known to consider a below-median applicant from a top law school with relevant WE?

You should go for it regardless.
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: Dunnkirk85   on: July 19, at 4:30:47 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I can almost buy that argument but the statue says, "sexual intercourse with a person against that person’s will or with a person under the age of 14 years old." I think it's a terribly written statute/question as the second portion doesn't speak to will AT ALL. I can see why 57% of Themis folks picked the same answer I did. Even more annoying is that nit picky shit like this gets under...
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Re: Goodwin Funds Group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 4:15:35 pm   in: Legal Employment
Does Goodwin have a cut off? Are they known to consider a below-median applicant from a top law school with relevant WE?
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: GeneralFile(s)   on: July 19, at 4:07:46 pm   in: Legal Employment
You all are talking past each other. Senior Associate is saying it is more efficient for him to do hand markups. This is plausible. Everyone else is saying hand markups are way less efficient for downstream juniors. This is certaintly true. Senior Associate just doesn't care. I think (or rather hope) that senior associate does not realize just how less efficient it is, both in terms of processing...
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Re: Ask an In House  
  by: t-14orbust   on: July 19, at 4:06:25 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
What’s your comp package? What was your comp package when you first started in-house? What’s your expected career progression? What type of “business” work do you do exactly? How do you like being in-house? What’s the worst thing about your job? What’s the worst thing about being in-house?
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: yost   on: July 19, at 3:53:01 pm   in: Legal Employment
You all are talking past each other. Senior Associate is saying it is more efficient for him to do hand markups. This is plausible. Everyone else is saying hand markups are way less efficient for downstream juniors. This is certaintly true. Senior Associate just doesn't care.
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: yost   on: July 19, at 3:50:49 pm   in: Legal Employment
You all are talking past each other. Senior Associate is saying it is more efficient for him to do hand markups. This is plausible. Everyone else is saying hand markups are way less efficient for downstream juniors. This is certaintly true. Senior Associate just doesn't care.
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: Necho2   on: July 19, at 3:41:49 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I can almost buy that argument but the statue says, "sexual intercourse with a person against that person’s will or with a person under the age of 14 years old." I think it's a terribly written statute/question as the second portion doesn't speak to will AT ALL. I can see why 57% of Themis folks picked the same answer I did. Even more annoying is that nit picky shit like this gets under...
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Re: 3.92 GPA/175 LSAT/some character & fitness issues from my teenage years  
  by: nixy   on: July 19, at 3:40:20 pm   in: What are my chances?
It’s been a while since I applied but the questions are usually relatively clear. I don’t think the OP needs a lawyer at all. Read the questions, disclose if the question requires disclosure, and they’ll be fine - I can’t imagine either of these things will pose a significant problem for applications.
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Re: Typical In-House Salary Package for Junior Lawyer?  
  by: 1styearlateral   on: July 19, at 3:35:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
I work in a specialty area in-house tech west coast. Lateraled from another tech company in 2018 and came in at senior counsel (9 years out of law school). I make $515K with 10% options annually. Company essentially gives you one number for comp and you can elect how much of that you want in cash v. options, with the caveat that depending on seniority, you get a certain % of your comp in options ...
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Re: 3.92 GPA/175 LSAT/some character & fitness issues from my teenage years  
  by: tinman   on: July 19, at 3:34:01 pm   in: What are my chances?
Miss Kelly’s advice in on point. You could be an autoadmit at Harvard with those numbers. My first thought is that you should get a legal opinion on which top schools to disclose this to, to protect you if you fail to disclose. I’ve been a lawyer too long!!
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Re: SA Problems  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 3:29:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
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Re: SA Problems  
  by: anonymous117   on: July 19, at 3:20:22 pm   in: Legal Employment
The good news is your SA is (likely) almost over, and then hopefully you'll have some time to relax and reset before 3L. And you genuinely never have to go back to this firm again. From everything you've said, it really seems like the firm is just such a toxic environment that there's no way for you to get a good feel of whether or not this is a job you enjoy. I think, if you have other plausible ...
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 3:14:15 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Jones Day SoCal has extended offers
Hi, do you know which office gave an offer/offers?
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 3:03:15 pm   in: Legal Employment
CB interviewed with Wilson Sonsini (Palo Alto) on July 11. Haven't heard anything. Did anybody know their turnaround for an offer or rejection? Thank you!
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 19, at 3:01:41 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I can almost buy that argument but the statue says, "sexual intercourse with a person against that person’s will or with a person under the age of 14 years old." I think it's a terribly written statute/question as the second portion doesn't speak to will AT ALL. I can see why 57% of Themis folks picked the same answer I did. Even more annoying is that nit picky shit like this gets under...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: HairySmokeball   on: July 19, at 2:50:53 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So if it is rape- it's 1st degree rape, you're absolutely right based on that math! But it isn't rape because "against her will" in the statute doesn't include fraudulent conduct, like what the 19 year old did here. So it isn't rape at all, but if it had been rape, it would have automatically been 1st degree like you thought. On a related tangent: Is anyone else disturbed that almost ev...
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Re: Let's talk about Atlanta!  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 2:49:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
Does anyone know much about Smith Gambrell & Russell? I don't hear them discussed almost at all, but they seem to be growing, have 110+ attorneys, pay market ($165k), and a former GA Supreme Court Chief Justice is a partner. How does the sophistication of work compare to say Troutman and Eversheds? Do they just have a tiny summer class?
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SA Problems  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 2:48:59 pm   in: Legal Employment
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: HairySmokeball   on: July 19, at 2:48:02 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Can someone explain this *better* than Themis? A 14-year-old girl suffered from pelvic pain, but did not want to go to a gynecologist. Her 19-year-old boyfriend, who reasonably believed that the girl was 16 years old, told her that having sexual intercourse with him would cure the problem. The boyfriend knew that his statement was false. Relying on his statement, the girl gave her consent, and th...
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 2:44:35 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Two day turnaround for Skadden screener to CB invite.
What office was this for?

NYC
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Re: Typical In-House Salary Package for Junior Lawyer?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 2:44:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
I am entertaining an offer for a regional NE financial services firm with an AUM between $40 - $60 billion. I am a 2018 graduate, bar certified, with a little less than a year of practice under me, and I am currently working in - house for another financial services firm. The new job is offering me a 90 - 95K base with a bonus ranging from 20 - 25% of base salary. The new company salary is a minor...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: gregfootball2001   on: July 19, at 2:36:19 pm   in: Legal Employment
For me it is more efficient to hit print, mark my changes on the doc and then hand them over to a junior to incorporate. For example, if my only comment is to change "IPO" to "Qualified IPO" throughout the document, it is much faster for me to print the relevant page, write "Qualified" in front of IPO once and then add "global change" after it than it is fo...
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 2:24:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anyone do a CB at Baker Botts DC and hear back yet?
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by:   on: July 19, at 2:19:41 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So if it is rape- it's 1st degree rape, you're absolutely right based on that math! But it isn't rape because "against her will" in the statute doesn't include fraudulent conduct, like what the 19 year old did here. So it isn't rape at all, but if it had been rape, it would have automatically been 1st degree like you thought. On a related tangent: Is anyone else disturbed that almost ev...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: Monochromatic Oeuvre   on: July 19, at 2:17:03 pm   in: Legal Employment

inter-associate wrote:I don't care about junior time, I care about mine.

Hey, can you seniors tell me what other pointless make-work you cram down juniors' throats because you're "old-fashioned" and you don't give a fuck about anyone besides yourselves? I'm looking to get a little more detailed in my suicide note.
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 2:14:55 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Two day turnaround for Skadden screener to CB invite.
What office was this for?
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 1:56:01 pm   in: Legal Employment
Two day turnaround for Skadden screener to CB invite.
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 19, at 1:54:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So if it is rape- it's 1st degree rape, you're absolutely right based on that math! But it isn't rape because "against her will" in the statute doesn't include fraudulent conduct, like what the 19 year old did here. So it isn't rape at all, but if it had been rape, it would have automatically been 1st degree like you thought. On a related tangent: Is anyone else disturbed that almost ev...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 19, at 1:52:09 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I'm reviewing torts, and kind of got confused (rather post here than wait 3 days for Themis to answer). The outline and final review outline says Pure Several Liability is the majority rule & Pure Comparative Negligence. But Lisa Tucker said the default rule is joint & several liability... and to apply it unless told otherwise. Is this true even if its not the majority rule? Yes, the U...
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Re: Venable In-Office Interviews  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 1:30:57 pm   in: Legal Employment
Different anon than the previous one, but I'm a former associate in the DC office, and everyone, including partners in DC, spoke poorly about the LA partners in the tax group. I knew someone who was thinking about transferring to the LA office for personal reasons and the DC partners were like "we cannot let you go work for those people, so you can keep working for us from LA." I never h...
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Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: run26.2   on: July 19, at 1:26:50 pm   in: Legal Employment
One point that I have been thinking about in relation to this thread, though is not directly on point to OP's particular predicament.... As has been recognized ad infinitum, everybody screws up. In my experience, what differentiates people that can stick it out is the responses to those screw ups--both the individual's own response and the response of the attorneys around that individual (and this...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: Necho2   on: July 19, at 1:25:57 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Can someone explain this *better* than Themis? A 14-year-old girl suffered from pelvic pain, but did not want to go to a gynecologist. Her 19-year-old boyfriend, who reasonably believed that the girl was 16 years old, told her that having sexual intercourse with him would cure the problem. The boyfriend knew that his statement was false. Relying on his statement, the girl gave her consent, and th...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: GeneralFile(s)   on: July 19, at 1:15:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
Is it really faster to receive comments in tracked changes and then double check that everything got in perfectly and the document was fully conformed? That was not the case when I was junior, because I was even more worried that stuff got missed, but I guess YMMV. I am a second year that has input comments from physical hand mark-ups, scanned hand mark-ups and tracked changes many times. There i...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: inter-associate   on: July 19, at 1:13:41 pm   in: Legal Employment
I guess there’s no nice way to say this - that’s just the attitude of a prick. I actively try to avoid giving juniors extra work, late work, weekend work, bullshit work, etc. I even apologize when it can’t be avoided. I don’t even think I’m a good person - just someone who didn’t accept some of the bullshit I went through as a junior. That's a pretty strong comment based on the context of this th...
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Re: 3.92 GPA/175 LSAT/some character & fitness issues from my teenage years  
  by: miskellyjohnson   on: July 19, at 1:10:20 pm   in: What are my chances?
Just wanted to add that Harvard -- which should definitely be in your wheelhouse-- is very lenient on what you need to disclose. You do not need to disclose to Harvard: • an arrest or other detention that did not result in a conviction, or in which a conviction was vacated; • a first conviction for any of the following misdemeanors: drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, minor traffic violations, ...
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 1:07:15 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any news from S&C or DPW for people who did callbacks this week?
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: HairySmokeball   on: July 19, at 1:03:01 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Can someone explain this *better* than Themis? A 14-year-old girl suffered from pelvic pain, but did not want to go to a gynecologist. Her 19-year-old boyfriend, who reasonably believed that the girl was 16 years old, told her that having sexual intercourse with him would cure the problem. The boyfriend knew that his statement was false. Relying on his statement, the girl gave her consent, and the...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: LaLiLuLeLo   on: July 19, at 12:36:13 pm   in: Legal Employment
it just boggles my mind that anyone who isnt old thinks in this age and day that marking up a doc by hand (especially docs that are 100 pg +) is the way to go. why dont we just go back to using typewriters and running redlines by hand? those were the best times right? there are so many inefficiencies in biglaw and hand markups is one of them (the other major one being sig pages). it takes hours a...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: inter-associate   on: July 19, at 12:28:08 pm   in: Legal Employment
it just boggles my mind that anyone who isnt old thinks in this age and day that marking up a doc by hand (especially docs that are 100 pg +) is the way to go. why dont we just go back to using typewriters and running redlines by hand? those were the best times right? there are so many inefficiencies in biglaw and hand markups is one of them (the other major one being sig pages). it takes hours a...
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Re: Should I be concerned about a company's performance when going in house?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 12:25:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
Seconding this. As someone who accepted an offer at a firm that was on the downturn, I really regret my choice. Because we weren't growing, I wasn't doing much interesting, and I was always very worried because I knew the legal department was on the chopping block whenever budget issues came up. (We also had a bunch of ticky-tack budget cuts focusing on perks and amenities. You'd be shocked at how...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: dabigchina   on: July 19, at 12:22:33 pm   in: Legal Employment
What shocks me even more is that I've seen my classmates suddenly go from hating hand markups as juniors to thinking hard markups are the best things ever as they become more senior. I really think part of the reason is arrogance and "hierarchy of work" thats deeply rooted in biglaw. There is just something about hand marking up a doc and handing it over to a junior and telling them to ...
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Re: District Attorney's Offices 2020  
  by: Mr. December   on: July 19, at 12:22:23 pm   in: Legal Employment
Current ADA in Wisconsin. Governor recently signed a new budget allocating funding for a significant number of new ADA positions. If anyone is interested in moving to Wisconsin, there should be quite a few openings in the coming months.
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: spyke123   on: July 19, at 12:10:01 pm   in: Legal Employment
it just boggles my mind that anyone who isnt old thinks in this age and day that marking up a doc by hand (especially docs that are 100 pg +) is the way to go. why dont we just go back to using typewriters and running redlines by hand? those were the best times right? there are so many inefficiencies in biglaw and hand markups is one of them (the other major one being sig pages). it takes hours an...
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Re: Applying to multiple positions at same firm as lateral  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 12:09:45 pm   in: Legal Employment
What year are you? It should be fine. Note that you're interested in the firm and that you feel like a better fit for their current needs. What harm would it be? OP here. I'm a 4th year. I figured its harmless to apply since most of my materials will be the same. I'm submitting a CL that is reworked to highlight fit for the new role. I'm just not sure about whether to address the previous applica...
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Re: Applying to multiple positions at same firm as lateral  
  by: UnfrozenCaveman   on: July 19, at 11:59:09 am   in: Legal Employment
What year are you? It should be fine. Note that you're interested in the firm and that you feel like a better fit for their current needs. What harm would it be?
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Re: Resume for Fed Gov Positions  
  by: JOThompson   on: July 19, at 11:51:39 am   in: Legal Employment
Have always heard that federal resumes should be more inclusive, and that it's acceptable to be over one page. Six years out of law school, my resume is a solid two pages, without any fluff. I also have rotated through different units in my DA's office though. I've gotten far more interviews with the longer resume than with the one-pager, although I can't say that's the primary reason.
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Re: What do Law School Interns do?  
  by: Red_Bird   on: July 19, at 11:46:21 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
This is a lot of great information. Thank you to those who have shared so far. I was just worried about sitting and staring at a wall for most of the time. Haha
If anyone else has an experience to share, please do. Keep the information flowing!
Thanks again.
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Re: District Attorney's Offices 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 11:45:05 am   in: Legal Employment
Not as large some of the offices you mentioned (we have about 150 criminal prosecutors) but King County (Seattle) is hiring.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ ... FOy5dNqiFY
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Re: District Attorney's Office 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 11:43:37 am   in: Legal Employment
FYI, if anyone is interested in being a prosecutor in Seattle, King County is hiring regularly. Both contract attorneys and laterals. Does anyone have info on the laterals/contract attorney job? Information on their website doesn’t provide much. Sorry for the delay, busy couple weeks. Here is the posting, it is now a continuous opening. There has been a lot of movement the last couple years, so n...
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Re: Military Law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 11:35:13 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm the poster who asked about the vaccines and medical exam.

I appreciate the responses. I hadn't been able to find those answers anywhere else.
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Ask an In House  
  by: Mr. Jones   on: July 19, at 11:32:44 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Been a few years since I'v posted here. But, ask away. I am a 5th year going on 6th year attorney. Spent two years at a law firm of $150+ attorneys doing insurance defense-type work. Have been 8 years in the military reserves (enlisted and jag). In house counsel now for 3.5 years. Still spend some time in court for hearings/trials, do a fair amount of transaction work, and do lot more traditional ...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: inter-associate   on: July 19, at 11:32:07 am   in: Legal Employment
Your en Care to explain what issues and risks Word's track changes functionality brings? "The juniors are lazy and make mistakes" isn't a responsive answer, "it takes longer" isn't really true, and "the juniors won't learn from it" is laughable for a number of reasons. Your posts so far show that you don't have any experience working with legal documents, especially t...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: kenken637   on: July 19, at 11:29:14 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I'm reviewing torts, and kind of got confused (rather post here than wait 3 days for Themis to answer).

The outline and final review outline says Pure Several Liability is the majority rule & Pure Comparative Negligence.
But Lisa Tucker said the default rule is joint & several liability... and to apply it unless told otherwise. Is this true even if its not the majority rule?
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Re: 3.92 GPA/175 LSAT/some character & fitness issues from my teenage years  
  by: Lawman1865   on: July 19, at 11:24:12 am   in: What are my chances?
Sounds like you'll be fine, especially if you take a year or two off to work, in which case you are even more far-removed from any actions you committed as a teenager. As others have said, you might want to fill out a quick addendum but you should be fine. People with a lot more baggage than you have gotten into fine schools, as long as your up-front/honest about it. You have a great score and GPA...
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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019  
  by: alquemiste   on: July 19, at 11:06:19 am   in: Transfers
Called today and they updated my status to under review. Admissions said answers should be coming out this week. Top 5% at T3 school. The interview was terrible but let's see what happens. What do you mean by terrible? Sorry for the late reply, but by terrible I meant I did terrible. The interview was a Kira Interview and while I think I did ok on the verbal responses, the writing was where I fou...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: Daboose   on: July 19, at 10:56:30 am   in: Legal Employment
It is just a different industry altogether, kind of like medicine. Last time I was in the emergency room, all of the nurses and the doctor had tablet computers with an electronic patient management system. I don't recall seeing a single strip of actual paper until they discharged us. I'm sure there are still some medical facilities operating with paper files, but I haven't encountered one in prob...
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Re: California Bar Moral Character Application  
  by: jman77   on: July 19, at 10:53:53 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Congratulations! I am sure InterAlia will soon offer the same :wink: Thanks! Hah. Based on his self-styled expert prognostications, I should have been prepping myself for my inevitable interview with the C&F committee (on such a trivial matter as the analyst needing clarification on a minor traffic citation). Congratulations. You did a great job and got great results. Not gonna lie though, we...
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Applying to multiple positions at same firm as lateral  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 10:43:59 am   in: Legal Employment
Within the past few months, I applied to a lateral position at a major market V100 firm that was a good, but not great fit. Think, regulatory work in an adjacent industry sector, subject to some statutory overlap with what I currently do. I haven't heard back and I'm assuming its a ding. A new lateral position with the same firm was posted recently. I am a much better fit for the newer position, c...
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Re: [Split] Track Changes v. Handwritten Redline  
  by: LaLiLuLeLo   on: July 19, at 10:35:34 am   in: Legal Employment
I still think the best part of this thread is condescending everyone who doesn’t like hand markups as not working in biglaw or juniors.
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Re: Movement Today  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 10:29:58 am   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:Any news or movement with the new DDC nominees? (McFadden, Nichols, Friedrich)

Bump. Specifically re: Nichols.
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Re: Venable In-Office Interviews  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 10:23:24 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:No info on interviews, but be cautious of Venable. Their CA offices have some particularly bad and difficult partners. I would only accept an offer from them if you have no other better options.

Can you (or anyone else) elaborate? LA or SF office, or both? Which practice groups? I have a call back coming up in LA with them. Anon because info will out me.
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Re: 3.92 GPA/175 LSAT/some character & fitness issues from my teenage years  
  by: LSATWiz.com   on: July 19, at 10:18:21 am   in: What are my chances?
I may just add a bit of detail to make it clear that the verbal argument was with other boys/men and not towards a woman or race/religion/etc. based. That's really the only way I think that would be a significant red flag. The truancy won't matter as your numbers subsequent to that speak for themselves.
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Re: How I passed California Bar with only two weeks of study.  
  by:   on: July 19, at 10:11:04 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Oh, this is awesome! It's always funny to read someone's experience on how to "hack" the system. But I will choose Macbeth essay at https://tooly.io/macbeth/ to pass my next exam. Hope that I would spend less time on study than you. At least Macbeth is really interesting to read. Hope so!
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Re: Help Me Choose Between a Campaign Job and a Firm Offer  
  by: nealric   on: July 19, at 10:03:55 am   in: Legal Employment
I'd consider it if the firm will allow a deferral, but not otherwise. There are 20 democratic candidates and it's very difficult to predict who will prevail even among the ~5 top contenders. Your job could be over before the year is out if the candidate seeks an early exit, and likely will be over by mid spring if the candidate is not the nominee. Going from a low level research associate position...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: totesTheGoat   on: July 19, at 10:00:02 am   in: Legal Employment
It is just a different industry altogether, kind of like medicine. Last time I was in the emergency room, all of the nurses and the doctor had tablet computers with an electronic patient management system. I don't recall seeing a single strip of actual paper until they discharged us. I'm sure there are still some medical facilities operating with paper files, but I haven't encountered one in prob...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: inter-associate   on: July 19, at 9:48:14 am   in: Legal Employment
Lol hand markups in the corporate world, much less in a field as writing-intensive as law, is definitely not best practice. I'm not sure where you guys work, but in all of the corporate jobs I've had, if a bunch of us were handing around hand-marked documents all day we'd be fired. There are no good arguments for it when something like Microsoft Word exists. You can say it's a personal preference...
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Re: Tax LLM Advice and TARE participants  
  by: UnfrozenCaveman   on: July 19, at 9:43:45 am   in: Legal Employment
You should have been looking for an SA position this summer. I don't know enough about the Big 4 hiring but there's a lot of info on these boards.
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 9:43:07 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm at a TX office of a V50 and we're hiring more 2Ls for next summer than we've had in the past few years.
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: woopig2017   on: July 19, at 9:27:49 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm a 2L SA in TX, and the recruiter in our office has talked a lot with our 1L SA's about how many spots the firm will have open for any of their class mates that may interview through OCI. The way I've heard it, the firm is making a big shift towards filling the summer class predominately with 1L's and then hoping that they return as 2L's - this is designed to get the "best" candidate...
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Re: 3.92 GPA/175 LSAT/some character & fitness issues from my teenage years  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 19, at 9:16:19 am   in: What are my chances?
I don't think harassment or truancy charges are likely to have a significant effect on your chances. You'll need to explain them in an addendum, but they're not going to prevent you from getting into law school or being admitted to the bar.
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Re: Barbri Final Prep Exam  
  by: 265489164158   on: July 19, at 8:48:30 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
The final MBE is not available in print anywhere-only online. I just called.
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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019  
  by: johndiam   on: July 19, at 8:41:17 am   in: Transfers
Called today and they updated my status to under review. Admissions said answers should be coming out this week. Top 5% at T3 school. The interview was terrible but let's see what happens. What do you mean by terrible? Sorry for the late reply, but by terrible I meant I did terrible. The interview was a Kira Interview and while I think I did ok on the verbal responses, the writing was where I fou...
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Re: Columbia Transfer 2019  
  by: johndiam   on: July 19, at 8:35:15 am   in: Transfers

IWGI019 wrote:Did they clarify what they meant by shortly? As in today or the next couple of days?

The guy I spoke to didn't clarify but from our conversation I would say probably next week. However, don't hold me to that as that's my own guess.
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Re: Cheapest LSAT Materials?  
  by:   on: July 19, at 8:29:47 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Here's my choice:https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51lINGToACL._SX385_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
What do you think?
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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019  
  by: johndiam   on: July 19, at 8:28:18 am   in: Transfers
Anyone hear back? Not sure if this is helpful, but Cornell can sometimes continue to extend very late in the game, so don't worry too much yet. Anyone hear back? I have not and I'm getting so anxious. Every time I get an email my heart stops. Also, has anyone deposited elsewhere or accepted elsewhere but not yet deposit? I hate to spam this thread with my tales of warning (I'll stop after this), ...
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Re: SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 8:17:06 am   in: Legal Employment
This is a serious issue you need to raise ASAP. The professional responsibility / ethical rules vary from state to state, and some firms go further than the baseline requirement, but my spouse is a senior person in an industry and I avoid work relating to that industry because the conflicts are too much of a PitA.
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: inter-associate   on: July 19, at 8:12:03 am   in: Legal Employment
Keep telling myself to leave this thread alone because I am contributing to it going off the rails, but why is it a problem that I do mark-ups by hand? No problem with folks using track changes, but for me it is so much easier to nail my review when I print out the doc and mark it up by hand. Don't think my way is the best approach, but it works for me and many others at my level of seniority so ...
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Re: Goodwin Funds Group  
  by: JHP   on: July 19, at 8:03:02 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Can someone clarify the acronyms in this thread - LP and GP?

Limited Partner (investor) and General Partner
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Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: Halp   on: July 19, at 7:51:27 am   in: Legal Employment
Can you take a week or two long, unconnected vacation? Seems like burnout to me. I am a solo practitioner, so I cannot relate to big law, but this is incredibly important. I used to come in almost seven days a week. I bet you when I first started I was working 60-70 hours a week. I was running around chasing shadows and putting out fires like crazy. It took me more than a year of being on my own ...
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Re: SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: lawfan2012   on: July 19, at 7:44:44 am   in: Legal Employment
I said it could be a conflict. The applicable model rule would be Rule 1.7, which provides that “a lawyer shall not represent a client if the representation involves a concurrent conflict of interest. A concurrent conflict of interest exists if ... (2) there is a significant risk that the representation of one or more clients will be materially limited by ... a personal interest of the lawyer.” S...
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Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: AVBucks4239   on: July 19, at 7:24:47 am   in: Legal Employment
Can you take a week or two long, unconnected vacation? Seems like burnout to me. I am a solo practitioner, so I cannot relate to big law, but this is incredibly important. I used to come in almost seven days a week. I bet you when I first started I was working 60-70 hours a week. I was running around chasing shadows and putting out fires like crazy. It took me more than a year of being on my own ...
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Re: 2L Taking Questions  
  by: Slippin' Jimmy   on: July 19, at 6:05:35 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Another 2L willing to take questions, but offering a counterpoint in that I went T13 over T20 for free and have zero regrets about the decision. Granted, I still have a substantial scholarship at my T13 but the cost of attendance difference between the two is still in the six figures.
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Re: Reapplicant advice  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 19, at 5:23:12 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
You don't need new LORs (unless you think any were bad and in need of replacement). The general wisdom is that you should write a new PS.
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3.92 GPA/175 LSAT/some character & fitness issues from my teenage years  
  by:   on: July 19, at 5:02:50 am   in: What are my chances?
Going to go into my senior year. These are my stats: 3.94 LSAC GPA 175 LSAT OK-ish softs— chair/president of two student organizations (nothing major, both service-based clubs), independent research experience (which has resulted in publication/conference presentations), decent internships I don’t know if law schools care about this at all but I have had to work a significant amount throughout my ...
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Re: 2019 July California Bar  
  by: hastingsgal   on: July 19, at 2:32:42 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am enrolled in BARBRI and also bought the S&T MBE book by Emanuel. I am scoring 70%+ on BARBRI consistently. When I go to the subject-specific question sets in S&T, I am getting 50%. Does anyone know if the questions in the topic-specific section are only the 7-10s difficulty wise? I found the S&T questions to be very similar to what I encountered on the actual exam in July 2018. In...
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Re: Question concerning Rule against Perpetuity and Class Gift to Grandchildren  
  by: germlegal   on: July 19, at 12:52:45 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
If the friend can be measuring life in this example, why cannot grandchildren be measuring lives in the first example After grandfather dies, his kids can have additional children (who will technically be "granchildren"). So those new kids (grandchildren of the grantor) would not be alive at the time of conveyance. In your 2nd example, the "friend" is alive at the time of conv...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: oblig.lawl.ref   on: July 19, at 12:43:41 am   in: Legal Employment
Lol this thread is giving me PTSD. Senior associates and fans of pushing crap work to people 2-3 years their junior via hand markups because they are, like, "more important" or something is reason 57 I have felt extremely grateful to be out of biglaw just this week. Count me in the track changes group because I am not 50 years old nor do I aspire to be. But to answer the subject of this ...
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Re: California Bar Moral Character Application  
  by: rcharter1978   on: July 19, at 12:25:25 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Congratulations! I am sure InterAlia will soon offer the same :wink: Thanks! Hah. Based on his self-styled expert prognostications, I should have been prepping myself for my inevitable interview with the C&F committee (on such a trivial matter as the analyst needing clarification on a minor traffic citation). Congratulations. You did a great job and got great results. Not gonna lie though, we...
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Re: Goodwin Funds Group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 19, at 12:16:19 am   in: Legal Employment
Can someone clarify the acronyms in this thread - LP and GP?
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Reapplicant advice  
  by: MFLeviathan   on: July 19, at 12:10:02 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Hello TLS community,

I am a reapplicant for the 19-20 cycle. I was wondering if it would be prudent to have new LOR's from my professors, or if the ones from the last cycle are sufficient. Also, I was wondering if rewriting my personal statement would be a good idea.
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Re: SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: QContinuum   on: July 19, at 12:09:11 am   in: Legal Employment
I said it could be a conflict. The applicable model rule would be Rule 1.7, which provides that “a lawyer shall not represent a client if the representation involves a concurrent conflict of interest. A concurrent conflict of interest exists if ... (2) there is a significant risk that the representation of one or more clients will be materially limited by ... a personal interest of the lawyer.” S...
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Re: Question concerning Rule against Perpetuity and Class Gift to Grandchildren  
  by: dvlthndr   on: July 19, at 12:00:26 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
First There is no guarantee that all of his "grandchildren" exist during the grantor's life. The children might make some more after the grantor is dead. That is why a bequest "to all of my grandchildren who live to 30" would violate the RAP. There is some hypothetical unborn grandchild you haven't accounted for . If you worded the bequest carefully the already-born grandchild...
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Re: Tax LLM Advice and TARE participants  
  by: chevron321   on: July 18, at 11:01:47 pm   in: Legal Employment
Did you get no-offered? Anyway, I think TARE is predominantly Big 4. Not sure what you’re looking to do, but it’ll be difficult getting a big law firm with a medianish GPA from a tier 2 school and an LLM from UF/NW. They did not have a spot in that specific office. They tried placing me in a different office, but it did not work out. I am open to working for a Big 4 or BigLaw. Is making it to a B...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: dianetics08   on: July 18, at 10:31:47 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Working on an MBE set out of order because I didn’t want to do yet another essay before bed... That Blueberries Question... So. Specific. Seriously?! Unharvested crops are a real property, not personal property, taking, and not subject to larceny if you’re stopped before the stealing is complete? This question makes me irrationally angry. Yep, that one pissed me off too. But hey, I’ll never forge...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 10:31:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm kind of surprised that no one has discussed in any level of detail the value of hand-markups on redlined corporate docs both for speed and for making clear what the changes actually are in a way that can be helpful for learning as a junior. I can't imagine a partner taking the time to copy and paste all the deleted text when they could just right STET or STET as marked and give on a few things...
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Question concerning Rule against Perpetuity and Class Gift to Grandchildren  
  by: Rookiewillow   on: July 18, at 10:11:10 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Hey guys, I have got a question on Rule against Perpetuities. First example: If the grantor in his will conveys the land "to all my grandchildren who shall live to the age of 21; by this I mean all grandchildren whenever born." When grantor dies, he has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Emmanuel book (strategy 1, question 47) says the grantor's children is the measuring life, and because i...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: themisjuly19help   on: July 18, at 9:48:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm doing Themis for New York and I'm doing fine on the MBE (70% overall, 78% since the mixed sets started), but I cannot crack 3 on the essays. One 4 but other than that 3s across the board. Should I be worried?
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: wyoming92   on: July 18, at 9:05:38 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Working on an MBE set out of order because I didn’t want to do yet another essay before bed...

That Blueberries Question...
[+] SpoilerSo. Specific. Seriously?! Unharvested crops are a real property, not personal property, taking, and not subject to larceny if you’re stopped before the stealing is complete? This question makes me irrationally angry.
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Re: Resume for Fed Gov Positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 9:05:38 pm   in: Legal Employment
Not sure if this thread is done already, but I would agree that it's more about proving your qualifications than sticking to any arbitrary page limit. I've been involved in hiring decisions (for attorneys) in my office at my agency, and I promise you I've never thought twice about how long a resume was. The most recent attorney we hired uploaded their resume through the USA Jobs portal where you m...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: Monochromatic Oeuvre   on: July 18, at 8:55:30 pm   in: Legal Employment
Keep telling myself to leave this thread alone because I am contributing to it going off the rails, but why is it a problem that I do mark-ups by hand? No problem with folks using track changes, but for me it is so much easier to nail my review when I print out the doc and mark it up by hand. Don't think my way is the best approach, but it works for me and many others at my level of seniority so ...
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Re: SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: icansortofmath   on: July 18, at 8:50:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
Disclose, now. Firms take this realllly seriously.

They won’t no offer you because of this but they will make you sign papers.

Happens all the time.
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 8:45:06 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any Skadden movement today? Still waiting to hear back from screener...
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Re: Help Me Choose Between a Campaign Job and a Firm Offer  
  by: icansortofmath   on: July 18, at 8:37:19 pm   in: Legal Employment
I completely filtered out the rapid advancement thing.

I just think OP will regret it if he/she doesn’t go for it and the costs of going for it are low (if lateralling later) to nonexistent (if deferal granted and money not an issue.)
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Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: Halp   on: July 18, at 8:36:41 pm   in: Legal Employment
Can you take a week or two long, unconnected vacation? Seems like burnout to me. I thought of the same thing, but I only started at this firm two months ago, and I'm also on a deal that closes two weeks from now. A deal in which I've screwed up every single thing I possibly can, and in which every single email seems to uncover a new mistake I made. I'm not sure how that would be viewed, particula...
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Re: Goodwin Funds Group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 8:25:51 pm   in: Legal Employment
This is a great team. Very smart and nice people. Mostly GP side.
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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019  
  by: Lawman1865   on: July 18, at 8:09:13 pm   in: Transfers
Great, yes sounds like you're in a good position. As long as you know what's in store. Definitely keep networking and working to set up as many interviews as possible.

They called me in the morning and then followed up with an email later that day/early the next day.
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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019  
  by: deanrobbins1   on: July 18, at 8:05:30 pm   in: Transfers
No dog in this fight but what's the deal with Cornell not letting some (most? all?) transfers participate in OCI? I went to CLS/NYU and transfer students were very active and successful at our OCI. this was to the chagrin of some, as there was a perception among some that they basically ran up the score at easy (ier) schools but were, as T6 transfers w/ 1L 3.8's from American or GWs, treated almos...
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Re: Tax LLM Advice and TARE participants  
  by: 2013   on: July 18, at 7:55:23 pm   in: Legal Employment
Did you get no-offered? Anyway, I think TARE is predominantly Big 4. Not sure what you’re looking to do, but it’ll be difficult getting a big law firm with a medianish GPA from a tier 2 school and an LLM from UF/NW.
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Re: SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: lawfan2012   on: July 18, at 7:43:51 pm   in: Legal Employment
It seems like this could result in not receiving a full-time offer. That's what is scaring me. I'll talk to HR ASAP. That’s hard to predict without knowing the details of the firm’s business and how many clients sue your husband’s company, what the company is, your husband’s role and seniority, etc. Lots of lawyers have potential personal conflicts and work at law firms so I don’t think it would ...
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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 7:43:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anon ex-border AUSA. Yeah, I don't think people coming straight out of clerking are particularly competitive, even if they clerked in that district, unless you mean that's in their background and they also have DA/biglaw work. For one thing, quite a lot of districts require at least 3 years experience, so a clerk wouldn't get past the initial screening. In fact, the only districts I know where som...
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: thisiswater   on: July 18, at 7:27:00 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm a 2L SA in TX, and the recruiter in our office has talked a lot with our 1L SA's about how many spots the firm will have open for any of their class mates that may interview through OCI. The way I've heard it, the firm is making a big shift towards filling the summer class predominately with 1L's and then hoping that they return as 2L's - this is designed to get the "best" candidate...
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Re: SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: bella26   on: July 18, at 7:24:52 pm   in: Legal Employment
It seems like this could result in not receiving a full-time offer. That's what is scaring me. I'll talk to HR ASAP.
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Re: Withers worldwide  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 7:12:19 pm   in: Legal Employment
If anyone has any general information about this firm, would appreciate it. OP here.
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Re: SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: lawfan2012   on: July 18, at 7:11:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
I said it could be a conflict. The applicable model rule would be Rule 1.7, which provides that “a lawyer shall not represent a client if the representation involves a concurrent conflict of interest. A concurrent conflict of interest exists if ... (2) there is a significant risk that the representation of one or more clients will be materially limited by ... a personal interest of the lawyer.” So...
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Re: Help Me Choose Between a Campaign Job and a Firm Offer  
  by: Npret   on: July 18, at 7:10:39 pm   in: Legal Employment
I know nothing about political campaigns. I know that there are big law jobs available to OP if they decide to work on the campaign and have to pass on their current firm.

Unless OP got the summer job despite a bad school or badgrades or with personal connections, getting a job at another firm after a successful SA should be possible.
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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019  
  by: alquemiste   on: July 18, at 7:05:05 pm   in: Transfers
Anyone hear back? Not sure if this is helpful, but Cornell can sometimes continue to extend very late in the game, so don't worry too much yet. Anyone hear back? I have not and I'm getting so anxious. Every time I get an email my heart stops. Also, has anyone deposited elsewhere or accepted elsewhere but not yet deposit? I hate to spam this thread with . . . I actually appreciate your feedback, I...
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Re: Help Me Choose Between a Campaign Job and a Firm Offer  
  by: QContinuum   on: July 18, at 6:45:22 pm   in: Legal Employment
As someone who worked in electoral politics before law school (including as a research associate): I wouldn't put too much stock in the possibility of rapid advancement if you're performing well as a research associate. Advancement tends to come from comms work more often than research work. I'd say the possibility of rapid advancement is *more* likely in political campaigns than in other arenas ...
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Re: SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: QContinuum   on: July 18, at 6:41:55 pm   in: Legal Employment
This could definitely be a conflict of interest. Also, it could be a conflict of interest now, not just if you are a full time associate. I would disclose it ASAP if you are working on any matters where your husband’s company is adverse. This is not something to mess around with. I believe the MRPC only require client consent if the spouse is also an attorney: A lawyer related to another lawyer a...
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Re: SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: lawfan2012   on: July 18, at 6:35:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
This could definitely be a conflict of interest. Also, it could be a conflict of interest now, not just if you are a full time associate. I would disclose it ASAP if you are working on any matters where your husband’s company is adverse. This is not something to mess around with.
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Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 6:32:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
Can you take a week or two long, unconnected vacation? Seems like burnout to me. I thought of the same thing, but I only started at this firm two months ago, and I'm also on a deal that closes two weeks from now. A deal in which I've screwed up every single thing I possibly can, and in which every single email seems to uncover a new mistake I made. I'm not sure how that would be viewed, particula...
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Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: Npret   on: July 18, at 6:28:49 pm   in: Legal Employment
Can you take a week or two long, unconnected vacation? Seems like burnout to me. I thought of the same thing, but I only started at this firm two months ago, and I'm also on a deal that closes two weeks from now. A deal in which I've screwed up every single thing I possibly can, and in which every single email seems to uncover a new mistake I made. I'm not sure how that would be viewed, particula...
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Tax LLM Advice and TARE participants  
  by: chevron321   on: July 18, at 6:19:56 pm   in: Legal Employment
Hey guys, I will be attending a Tax LLM program this fall (think UF/NW). I graduated cum laude (3.3-3.4 range) from a decent law school (80s-90s in ranking), secondary journal, moot court, and worked for big firms both 1L and 2L summers. I would appreciate if you all could give me some advice regarding prospects of employment and TARE (requirements to be eligible/firms or businesses that participa...
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Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 6:13:31 pm   in: Legal Employment
Can you take a week or two long, unconnected vacation? Seems like burnout to me. I thought of the same thing, but I only started at this firm two months ago, and I'm also on a deal that closes two weeks from now. A deal in which I've screwed up every single thing I possibly can, and in which every single email seems to uncover a new mistake I made. I'm not sure how that would be viewed, particula...
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Re: Help Me Choose Between a Campaign Job and a Firm Offer  
  by: BeeTeeZ   on: July 18, at 6:03:40 pm   in: Legal Employment
I have talked to family, friends, and career counselors about this, but I am still stuck and hoping for some advice. I recently graduated law school last May. I accepted a biglaw offer from the same firm at which I spent my summer last year. The firm pays market and is in a major east coast city. I like the firm and my colleagues, however the original plan was to spend a few years there and then ...
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Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: Halp   on: July 18, at 6:01:33 pm   in: Legal Employment
Can you take a week or two long, unconnected vacation? Seems like burnout to me.
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Re: I can't stop screwing up  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 5:29:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. No matter how much I slow down, no matter what I try and do, these things just keep on happening. The associate I work for must think I'm a total idiot now.

And for all I know, I am.

I can't get even basic things right. Not only that, I'm substantively way below where I should be.

I just don't know what to do anymore.
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Re: 2 Year Clerkship  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 5:09:38 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
My two-year district court clerkship wraps up next month. Knowing what I do now, I think a two-year term is a significantly better experience than a one-year term. While I've gotten some clerkship senioritis in the last few weeks, I have felt so much more comfortable and confident in Year Two. At no time in the clerkship have I felt like I wasn't still learning or that my writing wasn't improving....
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Re: SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: bella26   on: July 18, at 5:02:05 pm   in: Legal Employment

Halp wrote:...do you have both a husband and a boyfriend?
ETA I think the bigger conflict is between the boyfriend and husband

That's an embarrassing mistake. I only have the one husband.
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Re: 2019 July California Bar  
  by: ReasonablePersonSSC   on: July 18, at 4:57:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am enrolled in BARBRI and also bought the S&T MBE book by Emanuel. I am scoring 70%+ on BARBRI consistently. When I go to the subject-specific question sets in S&T, I am getting 50%. Does anyone know if the questions in the topic-specific section are only the 7-10s difficulty wise? I found the S&T questions to be very similar to what I encountered on the actual exam in July 2018. In...
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Re: SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: Halp   on: July 18, at 4:49:36 pm   in: Legal Employment
...do you have both a husband and a boyfriend?
ETA I think the bigger conflict is between the boyfriend and husband
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: DoveBodyWash   on: July 18, at 4:48:49 pm   in: Legal Employment
My firm is very busy but our summer class will likely decrease
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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 4:40:41 pm   in: Legal Employment
Original poster on this: I think we would be ok with a national search - his job is really only transferable to cities. Heard the opposite about clerks generally not being competitive (excluding a big push from their judge) minus either the DA or biglaw track and the biglaw track should include court time/depositions. Just to clarify I do know there is no separate internal transfer system between ...
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Re: 2L Taking Questions  
  by: lawlife10   on: July 18, at 4:34:12 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I thought hard about retaking a third time, but ultimately, I think I made the right call. So far, I haven't had any trouble with employment (I know it's still early for me) and I don't know any 2Ls or 3Ls who have really struggled either. In terms of career, my ideal scenario would be to secure a fellowship and work at a policy/advocacy organization.
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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019  
  by: Lawman1865   on: July 18, at 4:33:01 pm   in: Transfers
Anyone hear back? Not sure if this is helpful, but Cornell can sometimes continue to extend very late in the game, so don't worry too much yet. Anyone hear back? I have not and I'm getting so anxious. Every time I get an email my heart stops. Also, has anyone deposited elsewhere or accepted elsewhere but not yet deposit? I hate to spam this thread with my tales of warning (I'll stop after this), ...
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Re: 2L Taking Questions  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 18, at 4:20:58 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I actually did take the LSAT twice and was accepted into several T-14 schools, but graduating without debt was the most important factor for me. Right. I'm wondering if you still think that was the right call, or if you think you would have benefited from raising your score and increasing your scholarship offers within the T13. It would probably also be helpful for 0Ls to know more specifics abou...
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Re: 2L Taking Questions  
  by: BobLoblaw18   on: July 18, at 3:51:34 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Also a rising 2L happy to take any questions as I'm able Also at a Top 20 Attending on a ~50% tuition scholarship Fairly high LSAT after 2 takes (>95th %tile) but sub-3.0 UGPA Went to the highest-ranked school that accepted me Pursuing big law lit with no strong ties/geographic preference. My 1L grades are pretty good but not elite and I seem to be doing okay with interviews so far. Edit: If you q...
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: July 18, at 3:47:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
I think hiring at my firm across the board is undergoing a very gradual slowdown (say summer class takes 5-10% hit each year, maybe closer to 5%), even though I do not believe business is slowing down at this point (V10-V50 range; large firm).

One can presume that the reason is the common wisdom is that we’re getting some sort of recession within the next few years max.

Good for my firm, IMO.
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 3:47:38 pm   in: Legal Employment
Having worked in the market, and knowing people currently working there, the big difference between the market firms and Miami-based firms is hourly rates after the 3-4rd year associate level. That’s why most satellite offices don’t really have Miami clients. Miami firms bill around $450-500/hr for senior associates whereas the NY market satellites bill closer to $700+ for the same level associate...
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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: andythefir   on: July 18, at 3:37:58 pm   in: Legal Employment
Went through this thread and saw varying opinions, but would like to hear from more border AUSAs (or others) if possible: what is the portability of doing a tour in a border district to being able to transfer to another office in that district or nationally? I'm not implying a border district-->SDNY/EDNY/DDC/NDCAL etc., but maybe with an intra-district transfer to a larger office or another offic...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 3:32:57 pm   in: Legal Employment
Boies and Hogan, then the rest I honestly don't think this person is that far off in terms of the quality of work, caliber of attorneys, etc within the Miami market at least I honestly don't think that this person has any idea what he/she is talking about within the Miami market at least I don't have any personal connections who work at either firm, so I am just going off what I've heard. What ar...
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Re: Barbri Final Prep Exam  
  by: wildmadagascar   on: July 18, at 3:30:20 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
is the final prep different from the MBE refresher??
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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 3:29:55 pm   in: Legal Employment
Went through this thread and saw varying opinions, but would like to hear from more border AUSAs (or others) if possible: what is the portability of doing a tour in a border district to being able to transfer to another office in that district or nationally? I'm not implying a border district-->SDNY/EDNY/DDC/NDCAL etc., but maybe with an intra-district transfer to a larger office or another offic...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 3:21:31 pm   in: Legal Employment
If the firm doesn't pay NY, it's a TTT. Doesn't matter how big it is. Enough firms pay NY in Miami that those that don't are trash. This is actually not true at all. In fact, the only firms that I can think of that are paying current NY market are tiny satellite outposts in Miami which don't compete with the bigger players like Greenberg Traurig, White & Case, and Holland & Knight. W&...
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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 3:04:36 pm   in: Legal Employment
Went through this thread and saw varying opinions, but would like to hear from more border AUSAs (or others) if possible: what is the portability of doing a tour in a border district to being able to transfer to another office in that district or nationally? I'm not implying a border district-->SDNY/EDNY/DDC/NDCAL etc., but maybe with an intra-district transfer to a larger office or another office...
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Re: Investment Banking to Law?  
  by: rgwen   on: July 18, at 3:02:43 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
For those that are working on the legal side of corporate finance, do you feel you have a enough understanding of the actual transactions to feel like you understand your impact? I currently work in IB, but on the S&T side and fairly regularly deal with our lawyers. I can tell that many of them very understandably don't have a sound understanding of trading (derivates are complicated...) or tr...
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Re: ED to Georgetown Evening Program with 2.9?  
  by: rgwen   on: July 18, at 3:01:05 pm   in: What are my chances?
Thanks for humoring me QContinuum - looks like I've now reached five!
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 2:49:52 pm   in: Legal Employment
If the firm doesn't pay NY, it's a TTT. Doesn't matter how big it is. Enough firms pay NY in Miami that those that don't are trash. This is actually not true at all. In fact, the only firms that I can think of that are paying current NY market are tiny satellite outposts in Miami which don't compete with the bigger players like Greenberg Traurig, White & Case, and Holland & Knight. W&...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 2:49:46 pm   in: Legal Employment
Boies and Hogan, then the rest I honestly don't think this person is that far off in terms of the quality of work, caliber of attorneys, etc within the Miami market at least I honestly don't think that this person has any idea what he/she is talking about within the Miami market at least I don't have any personal connections who work at either firm, so I am just going off what I've heard. What ar...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 2:47:22 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
ssbc007 wrote:Boies and Hogan, then the rest

I honestly don't think this person is that far off in terms of the quality of work, caliber of attorneys, etc within the Miami market at least

I honestly don't think that this person has any idea what he/she is talking about within the Miami market at least
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Re: ED to Georgetown Evening Program with 2.9?  
  by: QContinuum   on: July 18, at 2:46:42 pm   in: What are my chances?

rgwen wrote:Is it true that I need five posts to PM and now have four?
Correct, yes.
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Re: UCI Transfer 2019  
  by: alexancs1   on: July 18, at 2:34:52 pm   in: Transfers
Birdlaw, where are you heading in the fall? You have great stats.
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Re: 2L Taking Questions  
  by: lawlife10   on: July 18, at 2:34:24 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I actually did take the LSAT twice and was accepted into several T-14 schools, but graduating without debt was the most important factor for me.
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Re: 2019 July California Bar  
  by: wildmadagascar   on: July 18, at 2:34:00 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks but I am asking about the Strategies & Tactics book. Does anyone know if the questions in the subject-specific question (50-60 of of them) are only the most difficult of questions? There don’t seem to be any softballs. Sorry, I don't have an answer to your question but I'm freaking out. I also have the S&T book which I haven't touched yet bc I was doing fine in Barbri. I don't have...
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Re: 2L Taking Questions  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 18, at 2:30:29 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum

lawlife10 wrote:Attending on a scholarship
Pursuing public interest
I had a low LSAT score, but an extremely high undergraduate GPA

Based on your current status and job outlook (knowing that PI jobs aren't really certain until well into 3L), would you go back in time to retake the LSAT for a better scholarship/better school options?
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Re: 2019 July Pennsylvania (PA) Bar Exam  
  by: PALawyer   on: July 18, at 2:30:28 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi folks, I passed the PA bar in 2018. After graduating law school I needed to make money immediately so I began document review through Special Counsel. Given the fact that I needed to begin working full time immediately, I learned all South Carolina Law in law school and needed to bring myself up to speed on the PA distinctions, and that my daughter was 8 months at the time i decided to delay ta...
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Re: GA Bar Essay Prediction for July 2019  
  by: kriegsinnervoice   on: July 18, at 2:25:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Bumping this and thinking maybe family law at least. Looks like it hasn't been tested the past couple exams but looks like it's usually fairly frequent.
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Re: UChicago Law OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 2:17:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
Are the secondary journals still making calls?
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 2:17:05 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm a 2L SA in TX, and the recruiter in our office has talked a lot with our 1L SA's about how many spots the firm will have open for any of their class mates that may interview through OCI. The way I've heard it, the firm is making a big shift towards filling the summer class predominately with 1L's and then hoping that they return as 2L's - this is designed to get the "best" candidate...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 2:13:48 pm   in: Legal Employment

ssbc007 wrote:Boies and Hogan, then the rest

I honestly don't think this person is that far off in terms of the quality of work, caliber of attorneys, etc within the Miami market at least
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 2:08:43 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any offers for Shearman and Sterling NY?
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: AussieAustin   on: July 18, at 2:07:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm at about 77% after doing mixed sets #1-10 and the practice exam #4 and above 71% after 2,000 questions total. Should I just focus on the MEE topics at this point? Is everyone trying to complete all 20 of the mixed sets? I want to give myself a cushion but I am not sure if the Themis questions are harder than the bar and if I should expect to go up or down on the actual test. And I suck (badly...
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Re: Average Adaptibar MBE Scores So far?  
  by: DodgerBlues1991   on: July 18, at 2:02:52 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
69% Through 1300 questions. I would assume its good to not feel safe however until you are above 75%. Also might be a dumb question but I try to do the questions in practice mode as much as I can but is it bad to do them 1 at a time, if I feel like I won't have enough time to finish a complete set sometimes?
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2L Taking Questions  
  by: lawlife10   on: July 18, at 1:58:41 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
The law school process is stressful and I remember how nervous I was about my application, getting accepted, and being a 1L. Feel free to ask any and all questions! About me: I'm a rising 2L at a top 20 law school Attending on a scholarship Pursuing public interest I had a low LSAT score, but an extremely high undergraduate GPA I got accepted to several top schools, all with varying scholarship of...
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Re: UChicago Law OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 1:57:06 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any news on K&E? Either it’s much higher than other years or much later than other years
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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019  
  by: alquemiste   on: July 18, at 1:56:45 pm   in: Transfers

johndiam wrote:Anyone hear back?

I have not and I'm getting so anxious. Every time I get an email my heart stops. Also, has anyone deposited elsewhere or accepted elsewhere but not yet deposit?
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: Daboose   on: July 18, at 1:55:03 pm   in: Legal Employment
Our firm uses iManage, which I think it pretty standard in big law and is just clunky when combined with word. Our clients also keep demanding greater and greater security for their sensitive docs so we have a lot of security software running in the background that just generally slows things down even if I am working with a local copy of document. I've worked at three firms and the one I am at no...
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Re: UCI Transfer 2019  
  by: thebirdlawexpert   on: July 18, at 1:50:56 pm   in: Transfers
I was rejected yesterday, I didn't get any notification, it was just on my status checker.
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SA - Spousal Conflict of Interest  
  by: bella26   on: July 18, at 1:49:09 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm curious whether my relationship with my husband creates a conflict of interest. I am spending the summer as a SA at a large firm. Most of the work I have done has been for a practice group that represents clients suing companies in a particular industry. I enjoy this work very much and I am close to everyone in this group. I would like to join this group after graduation. My boyfriend, however...
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Re: Retake Best Practices?  
  by: LSATWiz.com   on: July 18, at 1:48:50 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hey everyone! I sat for July and, while I have a looong wait ahead of me until score release, am already starting to revise my study plan in preparation for September. Prior to July, my PT average was 170, and my range was 167 to 173 during that timeframe. Majority of my tests were 170 on the nose. Going off how I felt leaving test day, I feel it's likely that I scored on the low-side of that ran...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 1:38:15 pm   in: Legal Employment
If the firm doesn't pay NY, it's a TTT. Doesn't matter how big it is. Enough firms pay NY in Miami that those that don't are trash. This is actually not true at all. In fact, the only firms that I can think of that are paying current NY market are tiny satellite outposts in Miami which don't compete with the bigger players like Greenberg Traurig, White & Case, and Holland & Knight. W&...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 1:36:04 pm   in: Legal Employment
If the firm doesn't pay NY, it's a TTT. Doesn't matter how big it is. Enough firms pay NY in Miami that those that don't are trash. This is actually not true at all. In fact, the only firms that I can think of that are paying current NY market are tiny satellite outposts in Miami which don't compete with the bigger players like Greenberg Traurig, White & Case, and Holland & Knight. W&...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 1:33:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
If the firm doesn't pay NY, it's a TTT. Doesn't matter how big it is. Enough firms pay NY in Miami that those that don't are trash. This is actually not true at all. In fact, the only firms that I can think of that are paying current NY market are tiny satellite outposts in Miami which don't compete with the bigger players like Greenberg Traurig, White & Case, and Holland & Knight. W&...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: uncle_rico   on: July 18, at 1:31:41 pm   in: Legal Employment
If the firm doesn't pay NY, it's a TTT. Doesn't matter how big it is. Enough firms pay NY in Miami that those that don't are trash. This is actually not true at all. In fact, the only firms that I can think of that are paying current NY market are tiny satellite outposts in Miami which don't compete with the bigger players like Greenberg Traurig, White & Case, and Holland & Knight. W&...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: cherryfilter   on: July 18, at 1:21:01 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Can somebody clarify this for me?? PE #3 (PM) Q197 The answer explanation stated that "Force" in Robbery can include giving a victim drugs (slipping sedative into drink) in order to induce unconsciousness and thereby permit larceny to occur. But our crim law outline states that the victim must be "aware" of force/intimidation?? Having trouble reconciling these two...thanks! Fo...
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Re: California Bar Moral Character Application  
  by: jman77   on: July 18, at 1:07:53 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Happy to post that I just received notice of a positive moral character determination. Took a little over 11 months for me (I did have extensive work experience here and abroad prior to law school). Per my quoted post below, the last few follow-up inquiries had to do with them probing into the matter of unauthorized practice of law in CA. I provided my last response last night and made it clear t...
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Re: California Bar Moral Character Application  
  by: jman77   on: July 18, at 1:06:47 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Moabit wrote:Congratulations!
I am sure InterAlia will soon offer the same

Thanks!

Hah. Based on his self-styled expert prognostications, I should have been prepping myself for my inevitable interview with the C&F committee (on such a trivial matter as the analyst needing clarification on a minor traffic citation).
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: Dunnkirk85   on: July 18, at 1:02:53 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm at about 77% after doing mixed sets #1-10 and the practice exam #4 and above 71% after 2,000 questions total. Should I just focus on the MEE topics at this point? Is everyone trying to complete all 20 of the mixed sets? I want to give myself a cushion but I am not sure if the Themis questions are harder than the bar and if I should expect to go up or down on the actual test. And I suck (badly)...
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 1:01:27 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:I work at a V10 and was told we’re targeting a summer class of the same size (or a handful of people
smaller) than our class this summer.

This is what our hiring committee is targeting going into OCI as well (SF/LA market).
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Re: Average Adaptibar MBE Scores So far?  
  by: 2k16L1   on: July 18, at 12:59:27 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
~650 questions and 69.3%
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: Carl Carlson   on: July 18, at 12:47:14 pm   in: Legal Employment
Lol hand markups in the corporate world, much less in a field as writing-intensive as law, is definitely not best practice. I'm not sure where you guys work, but in all of the corporate jobs I've had, if a bunch of us were handing around hand-marked documents all day we'd be fired. There are no good arguments for it when something like Microsoft Word exists. You can say it's a personal preference...
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District Attorney's Offices 2020  
  by: siriusblack503   on: July 18, at 12:45:49 pm   in: Legal Employment
Just wanted to get this group started - I'm applying to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk (NY), Suffolk (MA), Cook County, Philly and Miami-Dade. Anyone have any other suggestions of locations that take 3L applications?
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: totesTheGoat   on: July 18, at 12:44:13 pm   in: Legal Employment
I think my firm has above average IT but my computer is still bogged down by a lot of security and document management software running in the background. In theory, track changes should be pretty quick but in practice my computer holds me back. Much easier to flip through printed copies than click on each document and wait for it to load then attach the track changes to an email. :shock: :shock:...
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Re: ED to Georgetown Evening Program with 2.9?  
  by: rgwen   on: July 18, at 12:40:21 pm   in: What are my chances?
Is it true that I need five posts to PM and now have four?
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: July 18, at 12:38:38 pm   in: Legal Employment
I think it just comes down to the fact that it is much faster/easier for senior lawyers to do hand markups and firms value their time more than juniors. We are paid by the hour so firms are not incentivized to be hyper efficient. Sure, clients are becoming more and more fee sensitive but they understand that part of using big law services is having to pay for inefficient junior work. Firms make t...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 12:37:13 pm   in: Legal Employment
If the firm doesn't pay NY, it's a TTT. Doesn't matter how big it is. Enough firms pay NY in Miami that those that don't are trash. This is actually not true at all. In fact, the only firms that I can think of that are paying current NY market are tiny satellite outposts in Miami which don't compete with the bigger players like Greenberg Traurig, White & Case, and Holland & Knight. W&...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=297865

Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: anonanon69   on: July 18, at 12:36:30 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Offers from Skadden?

Got an offer about a week ago. ~24hours post CB

Which office?
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: uncle_rico   on: July 18, at 12:33:01 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:If the firm doesn't pay NY, it's a TTT. Doesn't matter how big it is. Enough firms pay NY in Miami that those that don't are trash.
This is actually not true at all. In fact, the only firms that I can think of that are paying current NY market are tiny satellite outposts in Miami which don't compete with the bigger players like Greenberg Traurig, White & Case, and Holland & Knight.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=297865

Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 12:24:15 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Offers from Skadden?

Got an offer about a week ago. ~24hours post CB
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Re: In-house timeline - is this typical?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 12:11:06 pm   in: Legal Employment
My impression having worked in house for a small-to-mid cap tech company for a while is that there is no "typical" for in house, especially smaller tech companies. Every company and every department does things differently. It could be that the company is undergoing a rearrangement, and waiting to hire until it is done. It could be that they are waiting until Q4 because thats when they b...
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Re: Duke Law OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 12:07:31 pm   in: Legal Employment
I started with 20, picked up one off the waitlist and 2 off the open signups. I feel pretty confident at this point with my pre-OCI efforts plus the 23 screeners.

Any advice for maintaining your energy throughout? I moved back the early interviews when I could, although I wasn't always successful.
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: AussieAustin   on: July 18, at 12:03:36 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I’ve come to the conclusion that all the supplemental things people recommend getting for the MBE are a waste of time. I purchased Emanuel’s T&T and recently NCBE simulated exam questions. Thinking I want a taste of real past exam questions. Emanuel’s has mostly questions thenis has. Some of their tips are good, but perhaps not worth the money. Just did a bunch of the NCBE questions and they a...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 12:03:06 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:If the firm doesn't pay NY, it's a TTT. Doesn't matter how big it is. Enough firms pay NY in Miami that those that don't are trash.

Is there a list of these NY-market-paying firms anywhere?
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Re: 3L OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 12:01:56 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Quinn was scheduled to interview 3Ls at my school, but today, as schedules were being released, we got an email saying Quinn was no longer interviewing 3Ls during their OCI visit. Curious if this happened at any other schools.

This happened at my school too.
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Re: Help Me Choose Between a Campaign Job and a Firm Offer  
  by: yankees12345!   on: July 18, at 11:47:35 am   in: Legal Employment
Bear in mind a firm offer will remain open for a certain amount of time during which it cannot be revoked...
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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: johngotti   on: July 18, at 11:43:32 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I've taken 2 of Barbri's Florida day practice exams. I barely scraped by on the MC portions on both according to Barbri's "generally-a-passing-score" indicator (68 and 62 correct out of 100). I have also randomly pulled 100 real, past MC questions (from the FL Bar website), compiled, and answered them under timed conditions twice and got 82 and 84 correct. I've done each of these 4 &quo...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: Daboose   on: July 18, at 11:33:08 am   in: Legal Employment
I think it just comes down to the fact that it is much faster/easier for senior lawyers to do hand markups and firms value their time more than juniors. We are paid by the hour so firms are not incentivized to be hyper efficient. Sure, clients are becoming more and more fee sensitive but they understand that part of using big law services is having to pay for inefficient junior work. Firms make th...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: inter-associate   on: July 18, at 11:26:29 am   in: Legal Employment
Lol hand markups in the corporate world, much less in a field as writing-intensive as law, is definitely not best practice. I'm not sure where you guys work, but in all of the corporate jobs I've had, if a bunch of us were handing around hand-marked documents all day we'd be fired. There are no good arguments for it when something like Microsoft Word exists. You can say it's a personal preference...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=302105

Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 11:24:07 am   in: Legal Employment
My V60 (lol) cut our summer class by about 1/2 in NYC (20 to about 10) and is actively moving away from expensive time consuming OCI and more towards pre OCI offers (the recruiting partners has decided they can get Just as high quality SA (and sometime more "targeted" candidates for practice group needs) outside of OCI as they can during OCI).
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 11:04:14 am   in: Legal Employment
I work at a V10 and was told we’re targeting a summer class of the same size (or a handful of people
smaller) than our class this summer.
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: woopig2017   on: July 18, at 11:01:06 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm a 2L SA in TX, and the recruiter in our office has talked a lot with our 1L SA's about how many spots the firm will have open for any of their class mates that may interview through OCI. The way I've heard it, the firm is making a big shift towards filling the summer class predominately with 1L's and then hoping that they return as 2L's - this is designed to get the "best" candidate...
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Re: NYU Law Transfer Thread 2019  
  by: DC2NY2x   on: July 18, at 10:57:19 am   in: Transfers
Hi everyone. I called in this morning and spoke with the male admissions rep. Basically just reiterating what has been said earlier. Shoe-ins have been accepted and non-competitive candidates dinged. There’s a good amount of competitive candidates the admissions team still has to make a decision on. He told me a lot of these will come toward the end of the month, but if they decide earlier you wi...
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Re: 3L OCI 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 10:54:02 am   in: Legal Employment
Quinn was scheduled to interview 3Ls at my school, but today, as schedules were being released, we got an email saying Quinn was no longer interviewing 3Ls during their OCI visit. Curious if this happened at any other schools.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=301697

Re: Help Me Choose Between a Campaign Job and a Firm Offer  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 10:52:33 am   in: Legal Employment
I did the exact same thing last year for the 2018 cycle. I called my firm and asked them to delay my start date and they were fine with it. I worked on the campaign and started at my firm the following Monday. In hindsight, I should have pushed my start date back a few more weeks as I was still recovering from the campaign when I joined the firm. Also I clerked prior to joining the firm/campaign -...
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Re: Top Florida Gig  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 10:51:56 am   in: Legal Employment
If the firm doesn't pay NY, it's a TTT. Doesn't matter how big it is. Enough firms pay NY in Miami that those that don't are trash.
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Kaplan Final MBE  
  by: 111tesfa111   on: July 18, at 10:46:54 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
To those enrolled in Kaplan Bar Review: our final MBE exam was scheduled on the 17th, and I got a 131. A little disappointed given that I didn't get as much improvement as I thought I would from my midterm MBE score, but altogether, I think I did OK. I thought i'd post this here, though, to see how others did and what others thought of the exam.
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: JusPassItToWill   on: July 18, at 10:39:59 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm a bit bummed/stressed, because for the first 9 mixed-subject sets of PQs I've scored at least 72% or above, and on 10 and 11 I've fallen below the goal score. Not sure if they are just really drilling me on the obscure questions now and it's throwing me off, or if I'm psyching myself out too much. Also, on the last problem set, I somehow got the exact same question twice (it was question 1 and...
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Retake Best Practices?  
  by: FutureLawyer92   on: July 18, at 10:32:47 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hey everyone! I sat for July and, while I have a looong wait ahead of me until score release, am already starting to revise my study plan in preparation for September. Prior to July, my PT average was 170, and my range was 167 to 173 during that timeframe. Majority of my tests were 170 on the nose. Going off how I felt leaving test day, I feel it's likely that I scored on the low-side of that rang...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: UnfrozenCaveman   on: July 18, at 10:31:09 am   in: Legal Employment
ctrl-alt-m: behold, a comment!
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: UnfrozenCaveman   on: July 18, at 10:27:39 am   in: Legal Employment
That's how a lot of non-major markets do it.
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: totesTheGoat   on: July 18, at 10:27:16 am   in: Legal Employment
Another one I see a lot is: <<Date: ask/confirm with client>> or something similar gets accepted into doc without anyone noticing. This is a basic misuse of track changes. Track changes should be used for quick fixes like typos and minor revisions. If you need to change "your" to "you're", track changes is your friend. The entire purpose of track changes is to, well, track the...
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Re: Emanuel S&T Book Difficulty  
  by: ipsares   on: July 18, at 10:25:33 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi all -- hope studying is going well. I am enrolled in BARBRI and also bought the S&T MBE book by Emanuel. I am scoring 70%+ on BARBRI consistently. When I go to the subject-specific question sets in S&T, I am getting 50%. Does anyone know if the questions in the topic-specific section are only the 7-10s difficulty wise? Otherwise, it seems that the difference in the writing is really th...
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: BobLoblaw18   on: July 18, at 10:00:41 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm a 2L SA in TX, and the recruiter in our office has talked a lot with our 1L SA's about how many spots the firm will have open for any of their class mates that may interview through OCI. The way I've heard it, the firm is making a big shift towards filling the summer class predominately with 1L's and then hoping that they return as 2L's - this is designed to get the "best" candidate...
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 18, at 10:00:22 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Can somebody clarify this for me?? PE #3 (PM) Q197 The answer explanation stated that "Force" in Robbery can include giving a victim drugs (slipping sedative into drink) in order to induce unconsciousness and thereby permit larceny to occur. But our crim law outline states that the victim must be "aware" of force/intimidation?? Having trouble reconciling these two...thanks! Fo...
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Re: How long to wait before reaching out again/moving on?  
  by: yodamiked   on: July 18, at 9:57:11 am   in: Legal Employment

UnfrozenCaveman wrote:Too soon to worry about. Check back in on Monday or some time next week.

This. Partners are literally copied on hundreds upon hundreds of emails a day. It's possible yours got lost, but more likely that it's just not high enough priority that he's gotten to it yet. Sit tight for now.
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Re: 3rd Time Repeaters or Any Repeaters, how are you feeling?  
  by: HairySmokeball   on: July 18, at 9:53:38 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Second here for me. Not enjoying life right now. There is so much material and I don't feel like I am retaining much of anything. I am doing Themis and with MBE question sets, I go from scoring in the low 50's to mid 70's...there seems to be no rhyme or reason. I barely missed last time, so really hoping that the renewed effort this time will get me over the edge. At least it's almost over, I am ...
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Re: NYU Law Transfer Thread 2019  
  by: DC2NY2x   on: July 18, at 9:50:47 am   in: Transfers
Any updates this morning? In past threads, this week has seen a lot of movement/next week was usually the last week It seems noone else has gone UR, so either: 1.people who have gone UR/have been accepted are not on TLS 2. The admissions office is going to make its final decisions next week I know that as of when I called on 7/16, there was a group of people who were scheduled to be notified of a...
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Re: Current biglaw associates - do you foresee any changes in 2019 SA hiring at your firm based on market conditions?  
  by: woopig2017   on: July 18, at 9:49:45 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm a 2L SA in TX, and the recruiter in our office has talked a lot with our 1L SA's about how many spots the firm will have open for any of their class mates that may interview through OCI. The way I've heard it, the firm is making a big shift towards filling the summer class predominately with 1L's and then hoping that they return as 2L's - this is designed to get the "best" candidates...
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Re: Solo Practice Q&A  
  by: Anonesq   on: July 18, at 9:47:25 am   in: Legal Employment
How about conflicts checks? How do you deal with those and what would you recommend for new attorneys starting their practice regarding screening for conflicts for income clients? .law vs .com - is your site a .com site? Did you give any thoughts to a .law domain? Have you heard about any benefits or drawbacks to either/or? mac vs. pc - any thoughts on this? Are you a mac user? I have been using ...
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Re: NYU Law Transfer Thread 2019  
  by: Jhyland10   on: July 18, at 9:43:04 am   in: Transfers
Hi everyone. I called in this morning and spoke with the male admissions rep. Basically just reiterating what has been said earlier. Shoe-ins have been accepted and non-competitive candidates dinged. There’s a good amount of competitive candidates the admissions team still has to make a decision on. He told me a lot of these will come toward the end of the month, but if they decide earlier you wil...
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Re: Pre-OCI 2019  
  by: totesTheGoat   on: July 18, at 9:41:48 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote: I would be willing to accept an offer on the spot? Do you think this would make them more inclined to extend an offer?

That's not how any of this works. Chances are the person you're interviewing with isn't even on the hiring committee. They certainly don't have unilateral ability to hire you on the spot.
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Re: 2019 Above the Law ATL Rankings  
  by: Dahl   on: July 18, at 9:41:16 am   in: Choosing a Law School
These rankings are amusing, and terribly wrong.

ATL has been crap since Lat sold it and lost creative control, so I'm surprised no one else has stepped in and created a better site for legal gossip.
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Re: Themis July 2019  
  by: Dunnkirk85   on: July 18, at 9:40:39 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Can somebody clarify this for me?? PE #3 (PM) Q197 The answer explanation stated that "Force" in Robbery can include giving a victim drugs (slipping sedative into drink) in order to induce unconsciousness and thereby permit larceny to occur. But our crim law outline states that the victim must be "aware" of force/intimidation?? Having trouble reconciling these two...thanks! Fo...
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Re: BigLaw firms that are progressive about working remote  
  by: LaLiLuLeLo   on: July 18, at 9:40:21 am   in: Legal Employment
Strange comments ITT. Agree with the above. Handmarking documents is totally the norm and is usually easier for reviewers to read/comment on paper as opposed to a computer screen. The people who are railing against it in this thread clearly have not been in Biglaw. oh ok brb gotta let my group know we're not in biglaw I’ll wake up and realize it was all a dream and my life hasn’t been a waste bei...
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Re: NYU Law Transfer Thread 2019  
  by: Transferee?   on: July 18, at 9:38:14 am   in: Transfers
Any updates this morning?
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SIPJF results  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 18, at 9:36:19 am   in: Legal Employment
Anyone get callbacks from SIPJF yet? What firms?
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