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Re: 2019 February California Bar  
  by: FinallyPassedTheBar   on: November 13, at 2:32:48 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Adaptibar for MBE, BarEssays.com for essays, and Convisor mini-review book for black letter law. Aim for 2000 questions at +70% correct on Adaptibar.

That combo helped me pass the CBX after years of spinning my wheels.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=298763

2019 February California Bar  
  by: Happy88   on: November 13, at 2:09:27 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I don’t think I’ve seen a thread created for this. If it was, I’ll delete it.

That being said, what are your strategies for essays and MBEs? Is it true that essays that came up in July don’t usually come up in Feb?
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Re: Waitlisted at Baylor Law  
  by: goingnutslawschool   on: November 13, at 2:01:44 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Sorry to hear about that- if I were you I would retake. I don’t think I’m going to apply to Baylor. I have read and heard that the culture is very cut throat type A. I still want to see if I could score higher in the LSAT so I’ll take it again- scored 162 in Oct.
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Re: CA Bar Retakers Strategy  
  by: Happy88   on: November 13, at 1:58:01 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I just took the July 18 exam and I’m 99.9% sure I failed it. I’m a foreign practicing lawyer and English is not my first language. I have never studied US laws, so studying for the bar itself was a huge breakdown/accomplishment for me. Now I think I have a better idea on how to study each topic and where I’m weak at. My question is, should I just skip Barbri lectures this time around? And just st...
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: Happy88   on: November 13, at 1:55:48 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
At this moment, I don’t remember anything.

3 days left and the anticipation is killing me.
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: mathandthelaw   on: November 13, at 1:04:25 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
That is what Barbri said. I hope that's right! Oh yeah your right about OJ exception, they have to be unavailable (not dead). I remember now, I just hope I remembered on exam day ... I'll have to review a few things! Now I don't remember what I said with the OJ exception... I barely remember the test either. And I don't really care because either 1) I passed, and don't have to worry about it, or ...
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Help me to decide if I should apply this cycle  
  by: Tommiahipp   on: November 13, at 12:58:16 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hello everyone, So I am looking at taking the January 2019 LSAT. I am testing really well, between 172-175 consistently, with a few outliers on either side. I was not planning on applying for this cycle, since I wanted to get the benefit of an early application, but I am starting to reconsider that. I am studying abroad right now and have had too much time on my hands. Thus, I have already written...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=298761

Re: Attorney v associate  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 13, at 12:00:58 am   in: Legal Employment
At my firm we have both and the "attorneys" certainly work much less, but also make a lower salary. If you pro-rate their salary, it's probably higher based on the number of hours they work. If you have nothing else then take it, but if you have an associate offer from even a much lower ranked/smaller firm, I'd take that. It's hard to go from attorney to associate, but not impossible, es...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=298756

Re: Firm posts new opening - foreshadowing?  
  by: RaceJudicata   on: November 12, at 11:08:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
I started in a new firm recently and received a lukewarm opening from the attorneys there. Still getting used to the culture there, as it's markedly different than my last firm. Anyway, the same day that I started, the managing partner of my group posted a new opening for an associate of my level. I'm concerned that she reached a snap judgment that I suck and as a result she needs to hire someone...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=298760

Re: Firm posts new opening - foreshadowing?  
  by: nixy   on: November 12, at 11:04:58 pm   in: Legal Employment
Someone (else) may be leaving that you don't know about. Or they already left before you started. Seriously, relax. They did not make a decision to fire you on the first day you started.
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Re: Law School Research  
  by: nixy   on: November 12, at 11:02:46 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

paradiselost9 wrote:
nixy wrote:
paradiselost9 wrote:Female students are emboldened. They raise their hands with comments about gender bias in old cases.
JFC this is one of the stupidest comments I've ever seen.
I wouldn't call their comments stupid.
You're not very funny.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=298243

Re: Law School Research  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 12, at 10:57:10 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I think you know what it means for a person with money to dress casually and a person of no money to dress with what they have. It's subtle and paints with a broad brush. People with money tend to be able to match their outfits how they want, wear what fits in the way they want, have more pieces of clothing, have something proper to wear for an occasion. I've really never observed the "subtl...
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Re: Applying via paper applications to federal district courts for 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 10:52:10 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
I cant emphasize enough the upside of applying via paper to pretty much any chambers. I worked in a chambers that explicitly stated on OSCAR that we did not accept paper applications, but half of our clerk hires my year came from people who applied via paper, one before we even opened that slot on OSCAR. Paper resumes catches people's attention in a way that an app through OSCAR cannot (they at le...
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: bacillusanthracis   on: November 12, at 10:46:55 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
That is what Barbri said. I hope that's right! Oh yeah your right about OJ exception, they have to be unavailable (not dead). I remember now, I just hope I remembered on exam day ... I'll have to review a few things! Now I don't remember what I said with the OJ exception... I barely remember the test either. And I don't really care because either 1) I passed, and don't have to worry about it, or ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=286381

Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: mathandthelaw   on: November 12, at 10:39:46 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I forgot my exact con law arguments, but I remember saying something along the lines that by owning 70% of the railroads, the state no longer qualified for "market participant" because there was no market to participate in because it had a monopoly. Or maybe I didn't say exactly that, but I remember the 70% was an issue I kept going back to, lol. Sounds like a good argument. I wish I co...
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: mathandthelaw   on: November 12, at 10:36:16 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Agree with you. I talked about the OJ exception as well. I was surprised Bar secrets didn't talk about it, and I think they just missed it. I thought OJ exception fit better than Spontaneous statement for the statements in the 911 call. I thought it was debatable whether it was a startled reaction to being beaten or merely reporting after. I argued the immediate timing after would likely get it i...
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Re: 2018 Dallas Thread  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 10:27:49 pm   in: Legal Employment
Is it just me or are the Chambers rankings very off-the-mark when it comes to Texas? For corporate/M&A, Kirkland is at Band 3, way below Baker Botts (at Band 1). Everyone knows Kirkland and V&E rule Houston/Texas M&A. Baker Botts is struggling, at least in Houston. Even Latham lost their biggest partner to Kirkland recently. And Sidley is way down at Band 5 along with Foley Gardere. I...
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Re: Firm posts new opening - foreshadowing?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 10:27:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
I started in a new firm recently and received a lukewarm opening from the attorneys there. Still getting used to the culture there, as it's markedly different than my last firm. Anyway, the same day that I started, the managing partner of my group posted a new opening for an associate of my level. I'm concerned that she reached a snap judgment that I suck and as a result she needs to hire someone...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=298760

Re: Firm posts new opening - foreshadowing?  
  by: foregetaboutdre   on: November 12, at 10:24:53 pm   in: Legal Employment
I started in a new firm recently and received a lukewarm opening from the attorneys there. Still getting used to the culture there, as it's markedly different than my last firm. Anyway, the same day that I started, the managing partner of my group posted a new opening for an associate of my level. I'm concerned that she reached a snap judgment that I suck and as a result she needs to hire someone...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=298760

Firm posts new opening - foreshadowing?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 10:16:06 pm   in: Legal Employment
I started in a new firm recently and received a lukewarm opening from the attorneys there. Still getting used to the culture there, as it's markedly different than my last firm. Anyway, the same day that I started, the managing partner of my group posted a new opening for an associate of my level. I'm concerned that she reached a snap judgment that I suck and as a result she needs to hire someone ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=298760

Re: Taking a huge risk with PS  
  by: Npret   on: November 12, at 10:14:40 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
I used a PS that covered almost the exact same topic and it was very helpful and may have got me over the edge on a few schools. I also used a similar statement to transfer to a T10 school after 1L. I think it really depends on the context. For me, I had been clean for a number of years, gained work experience and had other powerful aspects in my personal life I wanted to share to provide context...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=298693

Re: Personal Finance 101 for Young Lawyers  
  by: Yugihoe   on: November 12, at 10:07:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
I feel like at some point there was a general discussion about roth 401(k) vs. traditional and which is smarter for biglaw associates, does anyone have input or know where that was? Well given that you're going to be in the highest tax bracket as a big law associate (excluding stub year) I can't imagine a reason for not doing a traditional 401k where you put in pre-tax money. You might or might n...
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How old were the oldest law school grads who were successful in biglaw or near-big-law?  
  by: jackdanielsga   on: November 12, at 9:48:32 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I'd like to know what's the "reasonable" cutoff age to start working in biglaw or midlaw or any kind of meaningful law firm. Please share how old were the oldest people who made it at least through 1-2 years of biglaw or some kind of law firm, subject to the following conditions: - NO pre-JD law work experience (eg. a paralegal with 20 years of experience who finally decided to get a JD ...
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Automation Questions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 9:37:49 pm   in: Legal Employment
I had a couple questions about automation in the legal field as well as how it compares to other professional services. How will attorneys be affected by automation in the next decade? How long do you think it'll take for lawyers to be 100% automated? 100 years from now? 200? Would you consider being a lawyer a safer, less safe or about the same compared to the business/finance world eg: Investmen...
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Re: Personal Finance 101 for Young Lawyers  
  by: HangingAround   on: November 12, at 9:24:30 pm   in: Legal Employment
I feel like at some point there was a general discussion about roth 401(k) vs. traditional and which is smarter for biglaw associates, does anyone have input or know where that was? Well given that you're going to be in the highest tax bracket as a big law associate (excluding stub year) I can't imagine a reason for not doing a traditional 401k where you put in pre-tax money. You might or might n...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=272809

Re: Is Quinn LA THAAAT BAD?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 9:21:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
Same anon who posted about turning down Quinn. There's a lot of negativity going on, so I'll also throw in my friend who recently accepted Quinn. They asked a lot of former Quinn people, and there were some horror stories but a lot of people who enjoyed their experience. What I've taken away from this whole process is that it takes a certain kind of person to enjoy Quinn. You have to seriously lo...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=297861

Attorney v associate  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 9:12:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
I was recently offered an attorney position at a law firm. From my understanding, attorney means non-partner track. Has anyone had luck going from non-partner track to partner track? The salary is kind of low for the attorney position compared to associates as well. Am I expected to work the same number of hours for less pay?
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Re: Are 65% of my MBE practice questions useless?  
  by: diatribe   on: November 12, at 8:32:05 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Stumbled across this youtube vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IIoajZaXe0 Is this thing about out of date practice questions legit? Yes. The law has changed since 1998. The law has also changed since 2017. His video refers to MBE questions released by NCBE. He also alleges that 65% of other bar prep companies use MBE questions that are substantively outdated. That allegation, as far as it rel...
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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions  
  by: tgmi123   on: November 12, at 8:23:31 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I'm currently in Nesson's Fair Trial. The class is interesting but I'm also a bit confused by it. Do people have insights about how grading works in this class? I've occasionally heard that it's an "easy H" class but have heard more often that grading is completely random and a bunch of people end up w/ Ps. If the latter, any ideas on how to do well in the class? I took a Nesson class l...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141188

Re: Firm group w/no junior associates means what  
  by: hlsperson1111   on: November 12, at 8:16:00 pm   in: Legal Employment
This is common at many firms - you will be slotted into litigation or corporate when you start, but you don't pick (or get placed into) a more specific group until later. That said, there are definitely people at any firm who specialize (including in IP litigation) before they are formally slotted into that group.
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Re: Taking a huge risk with PS  
  by: nrthwst4now   on: November 12, at 7:10:32 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
I used a PS that covered almost the exact same topic and it was very helpful and may have got me over the edge on a few schools. I also used a similar statement to transfer to a T10 school after 1L. I think it really depends on the context. For me, I had been clean for a number of years, gained work experience and had other powerful aspects in my personal life I wanted to share to provide context...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=298693

habitual Reading and RC  
  by: taylorharris24   on: November 12, at 7:01:23 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hello, I've read a lot from high scorers and others alike that they believe that one way in which to improve in RC is to simply read. I'm curious if there is anyone who has devoted a serious amount of time to reading things like the economist, and if they tracked their improvement. I think it's obvious that the more you read the better you will probably be at RC, but I am curious what the rate of ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=298754

Re: Firm group w/no junior associates means what  
  by: 4LTsPointingNorth   on: November 12, at 6:59:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
Perhaps WilmerHale (i) doesn't assign juniors to a specific sub-group within litigation, (ii) doesn't list its junior associates as belonging to specific groups on its public website or (iii) eats junior associates alive and all its former IP litigation juniors are dead and being digested.
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Re: Study Partner/Group?  
  by: taylorharris24   on: November 12, at 6:57:13 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Haven't gotten any bites yet lol. This website seems to be a less active than it used to be some years back. I'm most curious in how other people approach problems and comparing. If you want to exchange info, let me know.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=298556

Re: Law School Research  
  by: paradiselost9   on: November 12, at 6:57:12 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

nixy wrote:
paradiselost9 wrote:Female students are emboldened. They raise their hands with comments about gender bias in old cases.
JFC this is one of the stupidest comments I've ever seen.
I wouldn't call their comments stupid.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=298243

Re: Applying via paper applications to federal district courts for 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 6:44:33 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Does anyone have any information about applying to federal district court judges via paper applications for the 2020 term before the June 9th opening date for OSCAR? I was thinking about applying to district courts that haven't adopted the new hiring plan, and I was curious if anyone had any information about judges that usually accept paper applications. So far neither career services or Google ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=298733

Re: Law School Research  
  by: nixy   on: November 12, at 6:41:55 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

paradiselost9 wrote:Female students are emboldened. They raise their hands with comments about gender bias in old cases.
JFC this is one of the stupidest comments I've ever seen.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=298243

Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)  
  by: BrainsyK   on: November 12, at 6:37:45 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

CLS2020 wrote:How much of a number's game is Columbia?
I am scared af.

Is there a number higher than 100%? If so, that.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=297921

Re: 2018-2019 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: LBJ's Hair   on: November 12, at 6:36:10 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Should someone thinking about "trading up" from her SA firm after a clerkship (with whom she accepted an offer) worry about her SA firm finding out? Sizable legal market but not DC/NY/Chi. Obviously, this person would not tell anyone at her SA firm or list anyone from her SA firm as a "reference." Thank you!! They probably expect you to re-recruit, and even if they don't, it s...
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Re: AUSA to investigations firm  
  by: LBJ's Hair   on: November 12, at 6:29:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
What is your question?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=298731

Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: slowned   on: November 12, at 6:24:15 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm in the same boat...hoping my PT and MBE scores are solid. These last few days of waiting are the worst!
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Re: Biglaw L&E Midlevel Associate in NYC - AMA  
  by: kaiser   on: November 12, at 6:16:34 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Appreciate the thorough response(s). As a bit of a introvert myself, how do you deal with networking? Some attorneys tell me it's not necessary to be good at networking and let my work product speak for itself. Still, speaking at relevant LE conferences or attending the local LE association bar nights or whatever seem beneficial. What did you mean that it's hard to get the nuances of LE? Pardon m...
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: MBernard   on: November 12, at 6:11:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
My woes: Also completely screwed up my pension analysis for CP, and thought the motorboat was a gift. So forget about community property. And contracts, I didn't talk about adequate assurances writing requirement. I just have to think positively. Whatever happens, happens . It's really hard to get all of these issues in the moment. I have to think the bar is a bit forgiving, some people do pass t...
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Re: Best Laptop for Remote and Travel Work  
  by: paradiselost9   on: November 12, at 5:57:30 pm   in: Legal Employment
yeah,
latitude https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/de ... 490-laptop
thinkpad x1 https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/th ... /thinkpadx
or mac https://www.apple.com/mac/

Also check out Lisa's MobileTechReview channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW6J17 ... cQgd_kHt5A
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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)  
  by: CLS2020   on: November 12, at 5:56:38 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
How much of a number's game is Columbia?
I am scared af.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=297921

Re: Looking for Study Partner(s)/Suggestions towards November LSAT  
  by:   on: November 12, at 5:53:39 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Tennisgurl wrote:Hello there!

I’m taking the January LSAT exam and am looking for a study partner in the SF Bay Area.

Hey! I'm in the SF Bay Area as well, looking for a study partner for the homestretch before the November LSAT. Let me know if you'd like to meet up!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=296319

Firm group w/no junior associates means what  
  by: paradiselost9   on: November 12, at 5:44:58 pm   in: Legal Employment
I was looking at WilmerHale’s IP litigation groups. They have 107 lawyers altogether, but none of them are junior associates. I would like someone to generally explain what that means. I don’t know what question to ask. There’s something I don’t know, but I don’t know what it is. The only part of me I have is ignorant. It sees at that and wonders where are all the juniors.
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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions  
  by: hlsperson1111   on: November 12, at 5:38:49 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I'm currently in Nesson's Fair Trial. The class is interesting but I'm also a bit confused by it. Do people have insights about how grading works in this class? I've occasionally heard that it's an "easy H" class but have heard more often that grading is completely random and a bunch of people end up w/ Ps. If the latter, any ideas on how to do well in the class? I took a Nesson class l...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141188

Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by:   on: November 12, at 5:34:19 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Agree with you. I talked about the OJ exception as well. I was surprised Bar secrets didn't talk about it, and I think they just missed it. I thought OJ exception fit better than Spontaneous statement for the statements in the 911 call. I thought it was debatable whether it was a startled reaction to being beaten or merely reporting after. I argued the immediate timing after would likely get it i...
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 5:33:33 pm   in: Legal Employment
Dumb thread. DPW is a very good firm for M&A and for financial industry-adjacent work (including transactional work, litigation, white collar, and regulatory counseling). K&E is a bankruptcy, private equity, and litigation powerhouse. They are both very profitable and have wildly different cultures. They are very different but very good firms. Why so much angst? ETA: This is hlsperson1111,...
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Re: Law School Research  
  by: paradiselost9   on: November 12, at 5:32:53 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
People tend to not dress like they’re poor because most people here have never been poor. What exactly does "dress like they're poor" mean? I don't recall ever meeting a single T14 student who had a habit of rolling into class decked out in expensive apparel or wearing expensive jewelry. Most everyone I've ever met showed up dressed very casually. P-C culture wrt women is very strict, a...
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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 5:27:09 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anyone receive news back yet?
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: estefanchanning   on: November 12, at 5:15:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I forgot my exact con law arguments, but I remember saying something along the lines that by owning 70% of the railroads, the state no longer qualified for "market participant" because there was no market to participate in because it had a monopoly.

Or maybe I didn't say exactly that, but I remember the 70% was an issue I kept going back to, lol.
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: mathandthelaw   on: November 12, at 5:06:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
People were presenting their insights on what they thought about the essay. Contracts clause could definitely have been talked about in con law. I didn't discuss it, although I wish I had. Barsecrets went into a thorough analysis using a few of the facts actually: i.e. lost all of their customers because he can no longer guarantee delivery (meaning these are longstanding customers and he had guar...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=286381

Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: lawschool11111111   on: November 12, at 4:50:29 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
A person's ability to handle the anxiety and stress of the exam is also huge. Even though I was a top student, I blanked during parts of the exam. Like I am 99% sure I did not write about the market participant exception in the Con Law essay even though I am sure it was triggered. There are so many factors that play into whether a person passes. I felt absolutely awful after the proctor called ti...
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Re: Are 65% of my MBE practice questions useless?  
  by: encore1101   on: November 12, at 4:36:17 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
started watching the video. couldn't finish after noticing how often the guy bobbed his head forward.
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Re: 2018 Dallas Thread  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 4:14:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
Is it just me or are the Chambers rankings very off-the-mark when it comes to Texas? For corporate/M&A, Kirkland is at Band 3, way below Baker Botts (at Band 1). Everyone knows Kirkland and V&E rule Houston/Texas M&A. Baker Botts is struggling, at least in Houston. Even Latham lost their biggest partner to Kirkland recently. And Sidley is way down at Band 5 along with Foley Gardere. Fo...
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Re: Applying via paper applications to federal district courts for 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 4:07:25 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Hey - I'm a 2L at a T50 with a fed clerkship who only applied via paper. Our career office monitored OSCAR and let us know when judges were soliciting, but many seem to never post. You should ask if there's someone in your CSO office willing to do that since it will get you info about some. My biggest piece of advice would be that if you're targetting a particular area to either blanket the state ...
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Re: THEMIS DISCUSSION - FEBRUARY 2019  
  by:   on: November 12, at 3:52:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I don't learn from outlining either. Aside from doing what Themis has assigned, I've been writing out the questions I've missed and the ones I've guessed right but wasn't sure. Then I just keep drilling those rules in my head. I go through Critical Pass cards on the app during my commute to and from work.
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Re: Applying via paper applications to federal district courts for 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 3:51:26 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
It might be possible to create a dummy OSCAR account (or just look over the shoulder of a 3L). I've heard some judges on OSCAR expressly disclaim the hiring plan and/or request paper applications. I'm not sure how widely available that information is outside of OSCAR.
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Re: Match 2019 Group  
  by: taylorharris24   on: November 12, at 3:46:22 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Ugh just checked in. Sorry made this in a hurry on my Iphone. Can a mod please correct the title to March?

Apologies and thank you.
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Are 65% of my MBE practice questions useless?  
  by:   on: November 12, at 3:33:42 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Stumbled across this youtube vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IIoajZaXe0

Is this thing about out of date practice questions legit?
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Re: Applying via paper applications to federal district courts for 2020  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 3:28:47 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Does anyone have any information about applying to federal district court judges via paper applications for the 2020 term before the June 9th opening date for OSCAR? I was thinking about applying to district courts that haven't adopted the new hiring plan, and I was curious if anyone had any information about judges that usually accept paper applications. So far neither career services or Google ...
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Re: Tax LLM or certificate?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 3:23:45 pm   in: Legal Employment
No, adding degrees is unlikely to help improve your job prospects. The only exception is a Tax LL.M. from NYU, Georgetown, or (possibly) Florida. Do not shell out the $ for a Tax LL.M. at your current school (unless you're doing your J.D. at NYU/Georgetown/Florida). OP here. Thank you. Can we say NYU and I do well there. Is this likely to help? Is this a maybe, but good chance you're just out the...
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Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 3:10:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
This has probably been asked to death 1000 times, but just for the sake of getting an updated answer, does anyone know if/when hiring picks up during the 3L year? More specifically, does anyone know if there are firms (big/mid) that are known for picking up 3Ls and if so, when? (specifically wondering about NY/DC [DMV]) I am in a similar boat to you, but I have encountered several firms that said...
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 3:08:17 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from Civil Tax? Reference checks? Offers?

Nothing yet..

References were checked a few days after the interview back in October. Nothing since then.
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Re: LSAT study plan tips for people who initially scored 137-144  
  by: UBETutoring   on: November 12, at 3:04:42 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Another Girl, There is not much difference in how you will approach the test starting with a 153-159 vs. a 137-144 in the sense that you will need to learn to recognize and approach each type of game and LR question. It's a little different for students starting over a 160, because students scoring 75%+ tend to be really strong with certain areas of the test such that their time is best spent i...
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Re: Honors Programs 2018-2019 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: JohnnyKarate_   on: November 12, at 3:03:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
HUD reached out on Friday via email. Interview is next week (HQ).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=297732

Re: Using school email address on business card  
  by: nixy   on: November 12, at 2:52:03 pm   in: Legal Employment
He's not a student, he's an attorney, at least based on previous posts, so that's not an issue. But I agree, OP, that you should use your firm e-mail, and I'm not sure why you would even not consider that? If you're using your firm address/position, then use your firm e-mail. If you want to be using the cards for non-business purposes such that you wouldn't want people contacting you via your firm...
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Re: Bar exam for H4 visa holders  
  by: Nycsplitter   on: November 12, at 2:36:26 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
The h-4 ead program is planned to be cancelled soon. You should file for the EAD as soon as she enters the US!
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Re: Personal Finance 101 for Young Lawyers  
  by: Yugihoe   on: November 12, at 2:35:33 pm   in: Legal Employment
I feel like at some point there was a general discussion about roth 401(k) vs. traditional and which is smarter for biglaw associates, does anyone have input or know where that was? Well given that you're going to be in the highest tax bracket as a big law associate (excluding stub year) I can't imagine a reason for not doing a traditional 401k where you put in pre-tax money. You might or might n...
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Re: random 177 and what to do with extra time before exam  
  by: UBETutoring   on: November 12, at 2:31:09 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
An underrated aspect of LSAT prep is reviewing what you get correct. When I review practice tests with students, I often feel like such an a*****hole, because 90% of that class reviews of talking about what someone got incorrectly, why they got it incorrectly and what they should change going forward. Once you're hitting your target score, it's less about reviewing the 3-5 questions you could have...
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Re: November 2018 MPRE  
  by: sigil   on: November 12, at 2:21:08 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
^ Agreed. Seemed trickier than anticipated, but who knows.
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: What'sUP?   on: November 12, at 2:19:34 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
People were presenting their insights on what they thought about the essay. Contracts clause could definitely have been talked about in con law. I didn't discuss it, although I wish I had. Barsecrets went into a thorough analysis using a few of the facts actually: i.e. lost all of their customers because he can no longer guarantee delivery (meaning these are longstanding customers and he had guar...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=286381

Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: What'sUP?   on: November 12, at 2:16:50 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
People were presenting their insights on what they thought about the essay. Contracts clause could definitely have been talked about in con law. I didn't discuss it, although I wish I had. Barsecrets went into a thorough analysis using a few of the facts actually: i.e. lost all of their customers because he can no longer guarantee delivery (meaning these are longstanding customers and he had guar...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=286381

Re: Final Practice MBE Score VS Actual MBE Scaled Score (if released)  
  by: LLBJD   on: November 12, at 2:03:28 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Passed DC.

Barbri Simulated: 132
Barbri Refresher: 62
Actual MBE: 146
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Re: Taking a huge risk with PS  
  by: Nycsplitter   on: November 12, at 1:51:24 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
I used a PS that covered almost the exact same topic and it was very helpful and may have got me over the edge on a few schools. I also used a similar statement to transfer to a T10 school after 1L. I think it really depends on the context. For me, I had been clean for a number of years, gained work experience and had other powerful aspects in my personal life I wanted to share to provide context...
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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions  
  by: tgmi123   on: November 12, at 1:48:42 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I'm currently in Nesson's Fair Trial. The class is interesting but I'm also a bit confused by it. Do people have insights about how grading works in this class? I've occasionally heard that it's an "easy H" class but have heard more often that grading is completely random and a bunch of people end up w/ Ps. If the latter, any ideas on how to do well in the class? I took a Nesson class l...
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Re: Taking a huge risk with PS  
  by: Npret   on: November 12, at 1:20:41 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
I used a PS that covered almost the exact same topic and it was very helpful and may have got me over the edge on a few schools. I also used a similar statement to transfer to a T10 school after 1L. I think it really depends on the context. For me, I had been clean for a number of years, gained work experience and had other powerful aspects in my personal life I wanted to share to provide context...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=298693

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 1:13:04 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from Civil Tax? Reference checks? Offers?

Nothing yet..
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Re: Using school email address on business card  
  by: Npret   on: November 12, at 1:11:19 pm   in: Legal Employment
I work for a law firm in Westchester, just outside of NYC. I want to make business cards. The cards will feature the firm's name, address, and phone number. However, I want to include information in case someone wants to contact me directly. I have three email addresses- two of them are Yahoo and they're not professional-sounding. My third email address is my school email. Is it ok to put it on a...
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Re: Bar exam for H4 visa holders  
  by: Nightcrawler   on: November 12, at 1:06:06 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
It's generally difficult for foreign-trained lawyers to obtain well-paying legal positions in the U.S., even if they earn a LL.M. from a top U.S. law school. That's surprising to hear. I am unaware of any legal market in the U.S. where there's a robust demand for non-U.S. citizens who have neither a U.S. J.D. or a U.S. LL.M. And I agree with you, there is not a robust demand for foreigners. I am ...
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Re: Addenda- Do they matter?  
  by: JDAdvisingLLC   on: November 12, at 12:59:55 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
If you answered "yes" to the academic CF question and also want to submit a GPA addendum, I would merge the two together since it is essentially only one issue. There's no need to explain it twice. Hope that helps!
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Re: Georgetown C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by:   on: November 12, at 12:58:29 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

CDLee wrote:Is it just me whose requirements list and dates went blank? Went complete on early October, alumn interviewed on October 28th, and hearing nothing so far.. Fearing the worst.

My requirements list and dates went blank too. I went complete mid-October and haven't heard anything since.
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Re: Bar exam for H4 visa holders  
  by: Nightcrawler   on: November 12, at 12:56:40 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
it's unlikely any U.S. firm/company would want to hire a lawyer without a U.S. law degree. Not true. At least here on the west coast, as long as you pass the bar exam you WILL be hired. Yes, certain firms (especially biglaw) prefer US JDs, but I know plenty of foreign trained attorneys who obtained high-salary positions. If you don't pass the bar though, be ready to be paid as a law clerk. That's...
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Re: Georgetown C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by: lawschoolforumlurker   on: November 12, at 12:49:33 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

CDLee wrote:Is it just me whose requirements list and dates went blank? Went complete on early October, alumn interviewed on October 28th, and hearing nothing so far.. Fearing the worst.

I wouldn't - there was a huge waitlist/deferral wave on Friday, so I think if you dodged that, you should be good. They also seem to mail acceptances earlier in the week, so fingers crossed!
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges  
  by: carsondalywashere   on: November 12, at 12:45:39 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Anyone have Wendy Muchman for legal ethics? I've heard Mary Foster is good but there is a different class I want to take at that time. 100% take. But try to take global ethics with Muchman and Foster. You won't regret it. Ended up getting Muchman! Last course question for this semester: should I drop contract drafting for local government practice? I am going to summer in bankruptcy and real esta...
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Re: Asking to switch offices after accepting offer ?  
  by: boredtodeath   on: November 12, at 12:32:32 pm   in: Legal Employment
I would ask HR/whoever ran your summer program. If you're at any of the big firms I don't think it will be an issue. You haven't started yet and aren't tied to any group - you're just a body at this point.
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Re: Using school email address on business card  
  by: JohnnieSockran   on: November 12, at 12:31:19 pm   in: Legal Employment
I work for a law firm in Westchester, just outside of NYC. I want to make business cards. The cards will feature the firm's name, address, and phone number. However, I want to include information in case someone wants to contact me directly. I have three email addresses- two of them are Yahoo and they're not professional-sounding. My third email address is my school email. Is it ok to put it on a...
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Re: Student loan payments: get advice and actual numbers here  
  by: boredtodeath   on: November 12, at 12:27:17 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'd advise both of the anon posters above to look into refinancing. Your debt levels are at or close to your salary level. You won't gain any benefit to going on PAYE or one of the other IBR programs and you'll pay more over the life of the loan with them. If you don't have any desire to ever work in govt, refi with FRB or SoFi or one of the other lenders out there that offers sub-4% interest rate...
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Re: AUSA to investigations firm  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 12:18:45 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm currently a SAUSA in a flyover district and have an offer for a Criminal Division AUSA position in the same district. My ultimate goal is to eventually head back home (major market) to open a boutique practice, focusing on internal investigations for corporate clients. My trajectory is non-traditional, no clerkship, no biglaw, no da's office. Out of law school, I went straight in-house to a m...
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Re: November 2018 MPRE  
  by: cbbinnyc   on: November 12, at 12:02:31 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I thought it was pretty hard (or at least harder than I expected given how dismissive people are about it). But, given that ~60% (basically a D-) is a passing grade, it's bound to not feel great, even if you're doing well.
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Law Student Job Network  
  by: LawPreview   on: November 12, at 11:59:32 am   in: Free Help and Advice from Professionals
Hi TLS, At the request of many of the firms that sponsor BARBRI Law Preview Scholarships, we have developed a free service that connects employers with the law students they seek to recruit: http://jobnetwork.lawpreview.com For 1Ls who haven’t begun next summer’s job search, or 2Ls who still haven't secured a summer gig, this is a terrific resource. Even 2Ls and 3Ls who may have already landed a j...
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Re: Georgetown C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by:   on: November 12, at 11:54:25 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Is it just me whose requirements list and dates went blank? Went complete on early October, alumn interviewed on October 28th, and hearing nothing so far.. Fearing the worst.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=298413

Re: Georgetown C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by: Ohnoooooo   on: November 12, at 11:52:14 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

tolerablesilver wrote:
lawschoolforumlurker wrote:
tolerablesilver wrote:Waitlist crew checking in.

SPWL as of 11/9. Haven’t sent a formal LOCI yet but will soon.

@tolerablesilver - when did you submit/go complete?

Sept 19 complete

Stats?
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 11:51:49 am   in: Legal Employment
Has anyone heard from Civil Tax? Reference checks? Offers?
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Re: DS Critique Request: Lessons from Dumbledore  
  by: IExistedOnceBefore   on: November 12, at 11:51:13 am   in: Law School Personal Statements
Considering that quote isn't actually in the third book and is only in the movie, I wouldn't.
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Re: UVA C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by:   on: November 12, at 11:47:22 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anyone else heard back recently? I applied 10/22, UR1 10/30, and haven't heard a word since then... should I be worried? It seems like many are hearing back about interviews with a quicker turnaround! UVA is absolutely my first choice, so my fingers and toes are all crossed. LSAT 173 & GPA 3.62. Thanks! Update: Sometimes the world works in spooky ways, I just got an email about an interview! ...
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Re: Legit how are you exam prepping  
  by: cbbinnyc   on: November 12, at 11:46:00 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
This.

acr wrote:Practice exams are the single best use of your time as they will help you get comfortable reciting the black letter law and applying it to fact patterns.

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Re: Georgetown C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by:   on: November 12, at 11:44:49 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

lawschoolforumlurker wrote:
tolerablesilver wrote:Waitlist crew checking in.

SPWL as of 11/9. Haven’t sent a formal LOCI yet but will soon.

@tolerablesilver - when did you submit/go complete?

Sept 19 complete
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Re: Georgetown C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by: lawschoolforumlurker   on: November 12, at 11:40:20 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

tolerablesilver wrote:Waitlist crew checking in.

SPWL as of 11/9. Haven’t sent a formal LOCI yet but will soon.

@tolerablesilver - when did you submit/go complete?
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Chances at South Carolina  
  by:   on: November 12, at 11:26:21 am   in: What are my chances?
I would like to attend law school at South Carolina as it is the only public law school in my state. I am a little concerned about my chances of admission but I’d like to know what the community here thinks. I have a 3.3 Gpa with an upward grade trend (the last 3 semesters have been 3.48, 3.57, and 3.51) and a 153 lsat score. This is their entering class profile: 3.65/157 — 75th percentile UGPA &a...
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Re: DoJ SLIP Summer 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 11:23:27 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything from EOIR-OCJ other than that references have been contacted?

I was sent a list of location preferences to fill out for EOIR-OCIJ yesterday. The responses are due by Nov. 15th, so I don't expect to hear anything further until then.

Dang, I didn’t get that from them so guess I’m out of the running. Thanks for the response though and best of luck!!
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Re: Honors Programs 2018-2019 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 11:07:40 am   in: Legal Employment
Does anyone know how many people HUD is interviewing?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=297732

Re: UVA sticker or W&M free for AUSA?  
  by: tada77   on: November 12, at 11:04:17 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Nobody has been awarded anything from UVA yet - They said they would start awarding merit-based scholarships in late February and need-based would be handled in March. So, you won't know till then if you're being asked to pay sticker or not.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)  
  by: prelawman   on: November 12, at 11:03:21 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Who else is ED???
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=297921

Re: Correcting the wrong thing done  
  by:   on: November 12, at 10:53:29 am   in: Law School FAQ
Thank you for your response. My partner is worried that the bar may compare the two applications which will put them into trouble. Or the law school may compare and reject them. They tried to make the job work but after a 3-4 months they stopped trying. They were very upset and basically did not do anything for about 8 months but showed that they were still doing the self employed job on the app. ...
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Fordham v. GULC for NYC Big Law  
  by:   on: November 12, at 10:41:38 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Hi guys, I was just looking for people's advice/knowledge about my situation. My goal is NYC big law, given, I dont really care if its a super prestigious V10, just a good firm that I gel with. I am currently based in NYC and don't truly want to leave, but obviously would for enough of an advantage to achieve my career goals. I'm in at GULC and Fordham. Fordham has not said anything about scholars...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=298747

Re: Legit how are you exam prepping  
  by: acr   on: November 12, at 10:39:29 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
Practice exams are the single best use of your time as they will help you get comfortable reciting the black letter law and applying it to fact patterns.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=298739

Bar Exam July 2019  
  by:   on: November 12, at 10:34:48 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
Bar Examinees July 2019,

Has anyone committed to a bar review yet?
Who's everyone using?

Have you started studying for it yet?

Thoughts?
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by: thatlawlkid   on: November 12, at 10:32:14 am   in: Legal Employment
Yeah i really dont understand everyone advocating for DP being the better firm because of who they recruit while Kirkland out performs them. It's like saying the Browns are better than the Patriots because they have tons of 1st round draft picks while Tom Brady is out there throwing dimes to walmart greeters and winning rings. In what categories does Kirkland outperform DPW? Revenue and PPP? It s...
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Re: UVA C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by: elizawinn   on: November 12, at 10:29:55 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

elizawinn wrote:Anyone else heard back recently? I applied 10/22, UR1 10/30, and haven't heard a word since then... should I be worried? It seems like many are hearing back about interviews with a quicker turnaround! UVA is absolutely my first choice, so my fingers and toes are all crossed. LSAT 173 & GPA 3.62. Thanks!

Update: Sometimes the world works in spooky ways, I just got an email about an interview!
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Re: Age  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 12, at 10:27:03 am   in: Law School FAQ
It varies by school and program. Part-time night programs tend to have an older cohort than full-time day programs, even at the same school. Some schools traditionally take older students than others. The most 'typical' student age at a traditional law school is someone in their mid-twenties, a year or two out of college. But folks in their late twenties are common, and I don't think anyone in the...
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Re: Georgetown C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by:   on: November 12, at 10:25:37 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Waitlist crew checking in.

SPWL as of 11/9. Haven’t sent a formal LOCI yet but will soon.
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Re: Correcting the wrong thing done  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 12, at 10:21:45 am   in: Law School FAQ
Hi My significant other put one inaccurate work experience in their law school application last year which lasted for long - over one year. It was like they were working on their own but it was not working out for them, made no money, hardly got any customers so they stopped it. They took another job to earn later but for this one year period when they were trying they showed it as full time empl...
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Re: 2018 July DC Bar  
  by:   on: November 12, at 10:04:25 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
It gives you your MBE total score, and then your combined MEE/MPT score. It does not breakdown anything. You will receive the exact same thing for free via email in up to two weeks from the score release date (11/9).
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 9:52:46 am   in: Legal Employment
Got my references checked for OCIJ (interview a week or two ago in LA)... but no update on status (and no email from Deana about switching to finalist status around Thanksgiving)... should I be worried? Also curious to see where other OCIJ candidates ranked and how many places they put down? Interviewed with OCIJ in NYC on Nov 2. References were checked on Nov. 8 and told to respond to email surv...
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Re: UVA C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by: elizawinn   on: November 12, at 9:46:04 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anyone else heard back recently? I applied 10/22, UR1 10/30, and haven't heard a word since then... should I be worried? It seems like many are hearing back about interviews with a quicker turnaround! UVA is absolutely my first choice, so my fingers and toes are all crossed. LSAT 173 & GPA 3.62. Thanks!
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MA LGBT+ Female 3.62/164 - advice?  
  by:   on: November 12, at 9:35:20 am   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
I am currently blanketing t20 schools but I feel less and less secure about my ability to get accepted into any of them. I am turning to this forum for advice of some additional schools to apply to as my knowledge of the quality of law schools is very limited. I have done some research online but would also like to ask the advice of people who may know more. I am interested in constitutional law /...
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by: BrainsyK   on: November 12, at 9:29:30 am   in: Legal Employment
In what categories does Kirkland outperform DPW? Revenue and PPP? It should not come as a surprise that a firm with dozens of offices outperforms one with fewer than a dozen. I'm sure Baker McKenzie also has higher revenues than DPW. With respect to PPP, correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Kirkland promotes many people to partner but then restricts who actually gets shares? I'm assuming the PPP...
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Re: Review Diversity Statement?  
  by:   on: November 12, at 9:24:01 am   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
If you still need someone to review your essay I would love to. Would you be interested in a swap?
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Re: Legit how are you exam prepping  
  by: 265489164158   on: November 12, at 9:23:36 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
I would use the time to go to office hours and fill in any areas in your outline that you are not clear on. For Civ Pro, if you can watch Richard Freer's lectures for 1Ls on the Barbri website, do. They are incredibly helpful at sketching in the edges of the big picture concept. Also, make yourself flashcards (if you find that helpful) or flowcharts - I like to use a large whiteboard or poster boa...
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Swap diversity statements?  
  by:   on: November 12, at 9:16:53 am   in: Law School Personal Statements
I am an MA female but decided to write my diversity statement on my sexual orientation rather than racial identity. I would greatly appreciate feedback on my diversity essay and I am more than willing to give you feedback as well.
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by: SLS_AMG   on: November 12, at 9:05:08 am   in: Legal Employment
Yeah i really dont understand everyone advocating for DP being the better firm because of who they recruit while Kirkland out performs them. It's like saying the Browns are better than the Patriots because they have tons of 1st round draft picks while Tom Brady is out there throwing dimes to walmart greeters and winning rings. In what categories does Kirkland outperform DPW? Revenue and PPP? It s...
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Re: 2018-2019 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 12, at 8:45:20 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Should someone thinking about "trading up" from her SA firm after a clerkship (with whom she accepted an offer) worry about her SA firm finding out? Sizable legal market but not DC/NY/Chi.

Obviously, this person would not tell anyone at her SA firm or list anyone from her SA firm as a "reference."

Thank you!!
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Re: University of Michigan c/o 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by:   on: November 12, at 8:11:50 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I have noticed that some people have begun to receive ED decisions. Seems that these applications were "complete" around 10/24/18 so there may be a decision before 12/1, but I have not had any movement besides "complete" yet.
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Re: George Washington C/O 2022  
  by:   on: November 12, at 7:50:20 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Reverse Dreamer wrote:In with $$, but still expensive. Happy to be in but hoping there will be cheaper options

When did you hear?
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Re: George Washington C/O 2022  
  by:   on: November 12, at 7:50:20 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Reverse Dreamer wrote:In with $$, but still expensive. Happy to be in but hoping there will be cheaper options

When did you hear?
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by:   on: November 12, at 7:16:50 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Checking in — the online interview was brutal. Mine didn’t show up in my inbox so it was a last-second scramble to get it in on time GRE applicant though, so this whole process is going to be fun!

Complete as of 9/10.
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Re: Harvard Law c/o '22  
  by:   on: November 12, at 7:13:11 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Submitted sept 15, complete as of 9/28. GRE applicant. Let’s see how this goes!
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Correcting the wrong thing done  
  by:   on: November 12, at 4:02:41 am   in: Law School FAQ
Hi My significant other put one inaccurate work experience in their law school application last year which lasted for long - over one year. It was like they were working on their own but it was not working out for them, made no money, hardly got any customers so they stopped it. They took another job to earn later but for this one year period when they were trying they showed it as full time emplo...
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Re: Study abroad 3L year.  
  by: ltbenn   on: November 12, at 3:26:27 am   in: Legal Employment
I’m currently spending my 3L year abroad in Paris and couldn’t be happier about my decision. Literally every attorney at my firm last summer that I told I was doing this replied with something along the lines of “That’s a thing?! I wish I had done that!” My program also gives me a French master’s degree, so that’s a nice plus. The only downside is being away from many/most/all of the friends you s...
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Age  
  by:   on: November 12, at 3:12:17 am   in: Law School FAQ
What is average age of students in 1L of law school?
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Waitlistes now Reapplying PS HELP!!  
  by: Destiny0921   on: November 12, at 12:46:05 am   in: Law School Personal Statements
Hi everyone! Last cycle I was waitlisted to the school I wanted to attend now I’m reapply & thinking of how to edit my PS! Please see below & critique of advise on how you think I could make it better than when I applied the first time or If I should write another one ! Thanks ——————————————————— He would blink once for no and twice for yes. In August 2010, I spent the majority of my sopho...
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Re: Taking a huge risk with PS  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 12, at 12:22:35 am   in: Law School Personal Statements
I used a PS that covered almost the exact same topic and it was very helpful and may have got me over the edge on a few schools. I also used a similar statement to transfer to a T10 school after 1L. I think it really depends on the context. For me, I had been clean for a number of years, gained work experience and had other powerful aspects in my personal life I wanted to share to provide context...
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Re: Unaccredited school undergrad  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 12, at 12:11:44 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Congrats! Glad it worked out.
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Legit how are you exam prepping  
  by: Carly Jo   on: November 12, at 12:07:37 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
1L here, did well on midterms. A’s and a B after curve. Top 25 school. We start finals in about 3 weeks. Curious what others have found to be the most beneficial use of their time at this point. My outlines are done. Class is wrapping up but I’ve read ahead for the last few classes. Contracts, torts and civ pro. Struggling with civ pro- just didn’t find it interested. All essay finals. One profess...
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Re: Bar exam for H4 visa holders  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 12, at 12:06:58 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
it's unlikely any U.S. firm/company would want to hire a lawyer without a U.S. law degree. Not true. At least here on the west coast, as long as you pass the bar exam you WILL be hired. Yes, certain firms (especially biglaw) prefer US JDs, but I know plenty of foreign trained attorneys who obtained high-salary positions. If you don't pass the bar though, be ready to be paid as a law clerk. That's...
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 11:45:08 pm   in: Legal Employment
Got my references checked for OCIJ (interview a week or two ago in LA)... but no update on status (and no email from Deana about switching to finalist status around Thanksgiving)... should I be worried? Also curious to see where other OCIJ candidates ranked and how many places they put down? Interviewed with OCIJ in NYC on Nov 2. References were checked on Nov. 8 and told to respond to email surv...
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Re: Honors Programs 2018-2019 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: crunchyb314   on: November 11, at 11:36:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
i think HUD interview selections are still happening. At least I hope so. I reached out to them last week and it sounded like they are still reviewing apps. This probably is the last week though....
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Re: 2018 July DC Bar  
  by: Nicolena.   on: November 11, at 11:17:34 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Can anyone explain how the ube transcript works - the one from the NCBE website? Does it breakdown your MEE or MPT at all or is strictly MBE?

Thanks!
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Re: 1L SA Process/Tips  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 10:52:33 pm   in: Legal Employment
How should one go about applying for 1L summer associate positions? Is it just going through the V100 list and spamming your resume and cover letter to the recruiting directors? -Non-diverse student attending T10 We need a little more to answer. Are you only interested in NYC or DC? If so, long road ahead. Any ties to secondary markets? Thanks, no ties to secondary markets - primarily interested ...
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Re: Bar exam for H4 visa holders  
  by: Nightcrawler   on: November 11, at 10:20:19 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

QContinuum wrote: it's unlikely any U.S. firm/company would want to hire a lawyer without a U.S. law degree.

Not true. At least here on the west coast, as long as you pass the bar exam you WILL be hired. Yes, certain firms (especially biglaw) prefer US JDs, but I know plenty of foreign trained attorneys who obtained high-salary positions. If you don't pass the bar though, be ready to be paid as a law clerk.
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Re: 1L SA Process/Tips  
  by: VirginiaFan   on: November 11, at 9:49:05 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:How should one go about applying for 1L summer associate positions? Is it just going through the V100 list and spamming your resume and cover letter to the recruiting directors?

-Non-diverse student attending T10


We need a little more to answer. Are you only interested in NYC or DC? If so, long road ahead. Any ties to secondary markets?
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Re: Taking a huge risk with PS  
  by: nrthwst4now   on: November 11, at 9:26:09 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
I used a PS that covered almost the exact same topic and it was very helpful and may have got me over the edge on a few schools. I also used a similar statement to transfer to a T10 school after 1L. I think it really depends on the context. For me, I had been clean for a number of years, gained work experience and had other powerful aspects in my personal life I wanted to share to provide context ...
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Re: Unaccredited school undergrad  
  by: Quc   on: November 11, at 9:18:26 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Thanks all.

Worked it out in the end.
LSAC got the transcript
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Re: 172 / 3.9 GPA Undergraduate HYS Chances  
  by: 5571   on: November 11, at 9:08:29 pm   in: What are my chances?
Your stats are good enough that any of the three are a possibility. Unfortunately towards the top of the spectrum where you're at is where a little silliness as far as trying to raise medians and 75ths at the top schools starts to come in and a 172 and/or 3.9 may barely make or miss the cut for what each school is looking for from non-URM KJDs depending on the year. Not sure if it's too late to re...
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1L SA Process/Tips  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 8:53:59 pm   in: Legal Employment
How should one go about applying for 1L summer associate positions? Is it just going through the V100 list and spamming your resume and cover letter to the recruiting directors?

-Non-diverse student attending T10
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=298738

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 8:36:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
Got my references checked for OCIJ (interview a week or two ago in LA)... but no update on status (and no email from Deana about switching to finalist status around Thanksgiving)... should I be worried? Also curious to see where other OCIJ candidates ranked and how many places they put down? Interviewed with OCIJ in NYC on Nov 2. References were checked on Nov. 8 and told to respond to email surv...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=288597

Re: Taking a huge risk with PS  
  by: Npret   on: November 11, at 8:36:32 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
Sorry for the typos above. I can’t go back and edit for some reason.
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Re: Taking a huge risk with PS  
  by: Npret   on: November 11, at 8:34:20 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
I strongly suggest you not do this. While it might seem smart or important to you to have this as a personal statement, I think you are making a huge mistake. If you have exceptionally high numbers, thenaybe you will be fine. Here’s the reason - don’t give anyone in the admissions process a reason to not admit you or to question your ability to practice law. Lawyers have high rates of substance ab...
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Re: UVA sticker or W&M free for AUSA?  
  by: 5571   on: November 11, at 8:22:08 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Agree with all points above. I basically blanketed T13 last year and got $ from UVA but $$$ from their peer schools, so I would definitely consider applying more broadly. Also, I thought I hadn't gotten any money from UVA for several months after getting in until I got my award via snail mail in late Winter, so it may just be that they haven't decided how much to give you yet. I believe several ot...
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Re: Asking to switch offices after accepting offer ?  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 11, at 8:20:19 pm   in: Legal Employment
Know people who have done this and it shouldn't be a problem. Just ask what their "policy" is with respect to transferring offices and whether the firm would be willing to consider you for a position in NY. Considering firms always need bodies in NY, you'll be fine. Seconding this advice. Just approach your recruiter/whoever your main HR contact was, and ask them. Be prepared to hear &q...
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Re: Advice please  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 11, at 8:10:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
Sorry to hear this. At least your supervising partner gave you a heads-up. Not much you can do at this point aside from continuing to apply & work your network. If you do get The Talk before you land an offer elsewhere, negotiate for more time on the firm website.

Best wishes!
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Re: Asking to switch offices after accepting offer ?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 7:22:35 pm   in: Legal Employment
As others have said, you’re probably (though not definitely) fine. I think you need to raise it with an actual lawyer, not just through HR, but I’m not sure about that. I know more about how it works after you’ve started working, and at that point you definitely want to start the process by talkIng to a partner you know well. If no one gives you a clear answer here, I would ask career services. In...
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Re: THEMIS DISCUSSION - FEBRUARY 2019  
  by:   on: November 11, at 7:11:55 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I’ve started to make flash cards ( I learn better that way). I’m only making flash cards for the missed MBE questions and terms that aren’t sticking right away though. It’s a lot of work but I’m the same, I dont learn well by reading long outlines.
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 7:02:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
Has anyone heard anything from Consumer Protection (i.e., had their references checked)?
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Re: Best Laptop for Remote and Travel Work  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 11, at 6:45:23 pm   in: Legal Employment
Second the Thinkpad. There's a reason why all the major consulting firms use them. You can travel heavily with it and know it won't fall apart after a few months. The X series are the thin ones. Another pro is that the Thinkpad keyboards are viewed by many as best in class (unlike the horrible new Mac "butterfly" keyboards) Thirding the ThinkPad recommendation. These computers are built...
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Re: Tax LLM or certificate?  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 11, at 6:42:59 pm   in: Legal Employment
No, adding degrees is unlikely to help improve your job prospects. The only exception is a Tax LL.M. from NYU, Georgetown, or (possibly) Florida. Do not shell out the $ for a Tax LL.M. at your current school (unless you're doing your J.D. at NYU/Georgetown/Florida).
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Re: Using school email address on business card  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 11, at 6:33:56 pm   in: Legal Employment
Don't you have a firm email address? If not, think you should just make a new gmail. Some people use school emails forever (I do), but they make you look like a recent grad and that undersells your current experience level. Just yesterday an associate used a school email address as her personal contact info in her departure memo -- I actually pulled her up on the intranet because I assumed she wa...
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Re: THEMIS DISCUSSION - FEBRUARY 2019  
  by: tinabelcher   on: November 11, at 6:32:34 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Is anyone creating an outline at this point? I don't learn from watching lectures/reviewing a long outline. I have started synthesizing the lecture notes along with the MBE outline and IL distinctions. It seems like a lot in addition to the Themis coursework. Any thoughts?
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 6:11:31 pm   in: Legal Employment
Got my references checked for OCIJ (interview a week or two ago in LA)... but no update on status (and no email from Deana about switching to finalist status around Thanksgiving)... should I be worried? Also curious to see where other OCIJ candidates ranked and how many places they put down? Interviewed with OCIJ in NYC on Nov 2. References were checked on Nov. 8 and told to respond to email surv...
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Re: Patent Bar Eligibility  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 11, at 6:03:41 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
If your Comp Sci program isn't ABET-accredited, then yes, you will need to qualify under Category B. http://www.ipwatchdog.com/patent-bar-exam/category-b/ has a good writeup. Note that both options 2 and 4 require 8 semester hours in chemistry or 8 semester hours of physics - and the 8 semester hours must be obtained in two sequential semesters, each semester including a lab . Most colleges call t...
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Re: Bar exam for H4 visa holders  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 11, at 5:52:17 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
See https://www.wsba.org/for-legal-professionals/join-the-legal-profession-in-wa/lawyers/qualifications-to-take-the-bar-exam. Does your wife have any experience practicing law in India? If she's practiced at least three years out of the last five years, she may already qualify to sit for the Washington State Bar Exam - you should reach out to WSBA to find out whether they consider India a "ju...
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Re: My Guide to Job Hunting Through "Networking" (Hustling)  
  by: dcoppo01   on: November 11, at 5:50:57 pm   in: Legal Employment
*blows dust off old thread*

My post-clerkship job hunt has been absolutely brutal, so I started following these instructions today by reaching out to alumni. How successful have others been following this method??
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Re: What's going on in Texas?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 5:33:40 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any thoughts on Foley Houston?
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Re: Asking to switch offices after accepting offer ?  
  by: thatlawlkid   on: November 11, at 5:21:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
The issue here will be practice group size and need within the markets. assuming you're not being hired for something really specific they probably won't care too much
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Re: Asking to switch offices after accepting offer ?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 5:08:32 pm   in: Legal Employment
Know people who have done this and it shouldn't be a problem. Just ask what their "policy" is with respect to transferring offices and whether the firm would be willing to consider you for a position in NY. Considering firms always need bodies in NY, you'll be fine.
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Re: Personal Finance 101 for Young Lawyers  
  by: HangingAround   on: November 11, at 5:05:14 pm   in: Legal Employment
I feel like at some point there was a general discussion about roth 401(k) vs. traditional and which is smarter for biglaw associates, does anyone have input or know where that was? Well given that you're going to be in the highest tax bracket as a big law associate (excluding stub year) I can't imagine a reason for not doing a traditional 401k where you put in pre-tax money. You might or might n...
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Bar exam for H4 visa holders  
  by: shubham7jain   on: November 11, at 4:21:08 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi, My wife is coming to US from India on H4 visa. She did her LLM and LLB from top university in India. Now, she is planning to give the Bar counseling exam in WA state and once she gets H4 EAD, she can work. Can someone helps in answering following questions of mine? 1. What are the requirements of giving WA Bar counseling exam? Does she needs to be studied or obtain some degree in US? 2. What a...
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 3:43:49 pm   in: Legal Employment
Got my references checked for OCIJ (interview a week or two ago in LA)... but no update on status (and no email from Deana about switching to finalist status around Thanksgiving)... should I be worried? Also curious to see where other OCIJ candidates ranked and how many places they put down? Interviewed with OCIJ in NYC on Nov 2. References were checked on Nov. 8 and told to respond to email surv...
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Re: University of Texas c/o 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by:   on: November 11, at 3:19:48 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anyone received interview invites yet?
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NY First Dep't - how long after sending in application to get admitted?  
  by: rustyburger2   on: November 11, at 2:55:35 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Still haven't submitted yet and firm requires us to be admitted by August - is that possible?
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Asking to switch offices after accepting offer ?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 2:38:49 pm   in: Legal Employment
I am a 3L at CCN and I recently spent my summer at my firm In the DC office. Initially I wanted to start in dc because that is where I am originally from but having spent my summer there and bbeing back in New York I realize that I really would like to start off in New York. Im aware that 3L hiring is basically done at this point so my best hope is to get my firm to transfer me to the NY office be...
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Re: Chances at Berkeley, NYU, Cornell?  
  by: albanach   on: November 11, at 2:16:37 pm   in: What are my chances?
With those stats, the OP could practically walk into CUNY Law School in NYC and get a full ride The only reason I'd go to another school besides Georgetown (or Berkeley if I get in) would be if the merit aid was so drastically different I'd be crazy to take out six figure loans. That being said, I've applied to UConn (home state) and Howard as my lower ranked backups. I know you started another t...
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Applying via paper applications to federal district courts for 2020  
  by: T20Hero   on: November 11, at 12:51:22 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Does anyone have any information about applying to federal district court judges via paper applications for the 2020 term before the June 9th opening date for OSCAR? I was thinking about applying to district courts that haven't adopted the new hiring plan, and I was curious if anyone had any information about judges that usually accept paper applications. So far neither career services or Google h...
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Re: Military Law  
  by: Rocky123   on: November 11, at 11:57:56 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear back from AF on the October board?


Nope! Judging from the timing from the September board earlier this year, I am not expecting to hear anything for another 10 days or so. Also, Thanksgiving might delay things--not sure.
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Re: 2018 Dallas Thread  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 10:36:53 am   in: Legal Employment
Thoughts on culture and quality of work at Kirkland Dallas? I know they are new to the market. Is most of the work originated in Houston, or are they servicing Dallas clients as well? I looked into Kirkland Dallas a couple of months ago - happy to give you my thoughts though they may be a out of date. If you are interested in energy work, I think it is a compelling proposition. Their Houston offi...
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Re: California Bar Moral Character Application  
  by:   on: November 11, at 10:05:47 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Application originally filed: Late February 2018 Bar Exam: July 2018 Rejected: September 2018 Resubmit: September 2018 Under Review: October 2018 Determination: November 5, 2018 I am an out of state attorney who took the one-day exam in July. I had everything submitted early, and to my surprise and shock, learned that my application was rejected because the police officer who took my fingerprints ...
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Re: Study Partner/Group?  
  by:   on: November 11, at 9:48:30 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I would love to study together! Have you started your study group?
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Re: Can i apply to J.D and LLM in the same time?  
  by: Doutrinador1   on: November 11, at 9:35:12 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

chichilee1992 wrote:If you have a first law degree, then yes you can apply to both programs at the same time.

Or if you mean a joint J.D./LL.M., then of course.

Thanks!
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Re: TN Visa for Clerkship (Canadian)  
  by: NoLongerALurker   on: November 11, at 9:29:59 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
I would make sure you fly in through Pearson (even it if makes for a sort of weird trip itinerary) because the preclearance border folks there deal with TNs all the time and are less likely to get hung up on these things.
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Re: TN Visa for Clerkship (Canadian)  
  by: NoLongerALurker   on: November 11, at 9:28:05 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
I’m on a TN and have many friends on a TN but I don’t know anyone who clerked under one. That said I would be surprised if there were any issues. The process of actually getting it is very quick and will come down to a guy at a booth looking at an offer letter deciding whether your job is law related or not. I think an offer letter from a judge is likely to scream “yes,” despite your concern about...
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Re: "W" On Transcript?  
  by: RunningtheDistance   on: November 11, at 8:44:08 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
No, a single W won't raise any eyebrows and is probably more common than not. I had three Ws on my transcript (including two in the same semester), did not explain them at all, and did fine. TLS wisdom is that you should only explain dropping all classes in a semester, or having an unusually large number of total Ws (I'd say at least >6). I had >10 Ws and got in H with no explanation. (It's possi...
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Re: Fraud Prosecution in the DC Area  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 8:03:23 am   in: Legal Employment
Sorry double post
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Re: Fraud Prosecution in the DC Area  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 11, at 7:54:00 am   in: Legal Employment
EDVA has a fraud unit and, as you suspected, they do a lot of government contracting fraud. The fraud unit at EDVA (in Alexandria) also prosecutes public corruption so a lot of those cases with contractors have bribery + fraud and so have a public corruption element. EDVA’s cyber crime unit also prosecutes a ton of large scale financial fraud usually using means of hacking, fraud that involves the...
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TN Visa for Clerkship (Canadian)  
  by: ruflakstp   on: November 11, at 5:40:51 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Hi Guys, I have a Canadian citizenship and accepted an offer for 2019-2020 clerkship at one of the state supreme courts. Moreover, I am currently not in the U.S. and working in the office in Asia. Although my clerkship starts September next year, I have looked into this whole TN Visa under NAFTA to make sure that I can work in the U.S. next year. Since I have graduated from the law school in 2016 ...
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Re: UChicago c/o 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by:   on: November 11, at 5:19:48 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

cfs16 wrote:
daringtoeatapeach wrote:I got an interview request (RD) by email and on the status checker 11/6


When did you apply/go complete?

I went complete 9/11
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by: Wubbles   on: November 11, at 1:17:01 am   in: Legal Employment

thatlawlkid wrote:Yeah i really dont understand everyone advocating for DP being the better firm because of who they recruit while Kirkland out performs them.

It's like saying the Browns are better than the Patriots because they have tons of 1st round draft picks while Tom Brady is out there throwing dimes to walmart greeters and winning rings.
TTTom Brady can only throw through swiss cheese defenses
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Re: November 2018 MPRE  
  by: BeeTeeZ   on: November 11, at 12:17:47 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
I don't know whether I passed, and I couldn't care less. I'm 3Loling hard right now. Probably too hard.
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Re: Law School Research  
  by: QContinuum   on: November 10, at 11:28:21 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
People tend to not dress like they’re poor because most people here have never been poor. What exactly does "dress like they're poor" mean? I don't recall ever meeting a single T14 student who had a habit of rolling into class decked out in expensive apparel or wearing expensive jewelry. Most everyone I've ever met showed up dressed very casually. P-C culture wrt women is very strict, a...
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Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 11:14:07 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Generally for how long after sending an application should you hold out hope? I sent a batch of apps about two months ago, but I have not heard anything. Is it safe to say those were all rejects? Yeah, very few of those chambers are probably in the process of reviewing. If your recommenders are willing and have connections, you should get them to call chambers. That is sometimes a good way to get...
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Re: Military Law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 10:23:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anyone hear back from AF on the October board?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=31543

Re: November 2018 MPRE  
  by:   on: November 10, at 9:49:34 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
So after having taken the test, how do you guys feel about it? Easier/harder than you thought? Or just unsure. I think I passed. But I don't know, maybe I didn't see the exceptions and for tricked I think I passed. All the practice tests I’ve taken were all 68% raw score and up, which is roughly 100 or more MPRE score. Hopefully that translates well enough with the actual exam. Glad it’s over.
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Re: 2018 Dallas Thread  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 9:38:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
Thoughts on culture and quality of work at Kirkland Dallas? I know they are new to the market. Is most of the work originated in Houston, or are they servicing Dallas clients as well?
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Re: November 2018 MPRE  
  by: placidstate   on: November 10, at 9:28:32 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
So after having taken the test, how do you guys feel about it? Easier/harder than you thought? Or just unsure.

I think I passed. But I don't know, maybe I didn't see the exceptions and for tricked
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by:   on: November 10, at 8:52:01 pm   in: Legal Employment
Yeah i really dont understand everyone advocating for DP being the better firm because of who they recruit while Kirkland out performs them. It's like saying the Browns are better than the Patriots because they have tons of 1st round draft picks while Tom Brady is out there throwing dimes to walmart greeters and winning rings. Dude there's like one person advocating for that position, and that pe...
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Re: Should I leave Firm for In House?  
  by: Yugihoe   on: November 10, at 8:00:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
Dumbest OP I've ever read.
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Re: Personal Finance 101 for Young Lawyers  
  by: Yugihoe   on: November 10, at 7:58:01 pm   in: Legal Employment
I feel like at some point there was a general discussion about roth 401(k) vs. traditional and which is smarter for biglaw associates, does anyone have input or know where that was? Well given that you're going to be in the highest tax bracket as a big law associate (excluding stub year) I can't imagine a reason for not doing a traditional 401k where you put in pre-tax money. You might or might n...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=272809

AUSA to investigations firm  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 7:35:53 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm currently a SAUSA in a flyover district and have an offer for a Criminal Division AUSA position in the same district. My ultimate goal is to eventually head back home (major market) to open a boutique practice, focusing on internal investigations for corporate clients. My trajectory is non-traditional, no clerkship, no biglaw, no da's office. Out of law school, I went straight in-house to a ma...
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by: thatlawlkid   on: November 10, at 7:31:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
Yeah i really dont understand everyone advocating for DP being the better firm because of who they recruit while Kirkland out performs them.

It's like saying the Browns are better than the Patriots because they have tons of 1st round draft picks while Tom Brady is out there throwing dimes to walmart greeters and winning rings.
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Re: Honors Programs 2018-2019 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 7:18:56 pm   in: Legal Employment
If we haven't heard anything from HUD yet, is it safe to assume there won't be an interview?
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Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: BulletTooth   on: November 10, at 7:09:25 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Generally for how long after sending an application should you hold out hope? I sent a batch of apps about two months ago, but I have not heard anything. Is it safe to say those were all rejects? Yeah, very few of those chambers are probably in the process of reviewing. If your recommenders are willing and have connections, you should get them to call chambers. That is sometimes a good way to get...
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by: carsondalywashere   on: November 10, at 5:59:43 pm   in: Legal Employment
It is telling that the OP is asking this question. If you have to ask... But since OP really doesn’t know, DPW is 1,000x the firm that Kirkland is. It hires from a completely different level of elitism and prestige than Kirkland. Kirkland is a good firm with good associates — a bit like Latham or Weil. But it’s huge, unselective and categorically unpresitigous to people with ultra-elite resumes. ...
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Re: George Washington C/O 2022  
  by: Reverse Dreamer   on: November 10, at 5:41:45 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
In with $$, but still expensive. Happy to be in but hoping there will be cheaper options
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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)  
  by: NeverEverGiveUp   on: November 10, at 5:07:43 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Can you please share or IM your interview experience?
Who is the interviewer? What questions were asked? And how long did the interview last?
And when did you apply/go complete?
Thanks
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Re: Taking a huge risk with PS  
  by: VictoriaLS_19   on: November 10, at 4:54:58 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
Also willing to swap if you want to PM me.
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 4:33:29 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from BIA? Have your references been checked or status updated or anything?

No status change or reference check for me yet.
Nothing here either
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Is it possible to clerk after 3-4 years as an ADA?  
  by:   on: November 10, at 4:26:11 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
0L here who has been scouring the forums and hasn't seen this question asked.

I know it's possible for BigLaw attorneys to clerk 3-4 years after law school, but is it possible for ADA's with 3-4 years of work experience to clerk?
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Re: Student loan payments: get advice and actual numbers here  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 4:11:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
NYC, Big Law salary at 190k
Debt is about 190k
Payments per month: $2,166
Interest rate, after auto-pay, is 6.03%
Savings is about 30k

Don't plan to stay in Big Law forever, and would like to go to Mid Law/In-House.

Any advice?
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DS Critique Request: Lessons from Dumbledore  
  by:   on: November 10, at 4:01:58 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
Background: This DS is for a school I am reapplying to. I've already discussed major life events in detail in my previous DS so I am hoping this new DS will tie in with my interests, background in 350 words without overlap. I have work experience as a children's book writer and translator so I am hoping this Harry Potter frame will tie in my personal and work experience. But I am starting to doubt...
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Re: Successful solos  
  by: Aptitude   on: November 10, at 3:43:48 pm   in: Legal Employment
UTLaw2007 provided really good insight on how to be a successful solo. You should check out his posts. There were more than a few threads he wrote that I found helpful and that cleared up a lot of misconceptions on here about solo or small firm practice. Here is his profile: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=72293 Here are some threads I found particularly...
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Successful solos  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 3:31:59 pm   in: Legal Employment
I’m a junior biglaw associate in a major market (LA, NY, DC type market). My mid-long term goal is to open my own firm, either solo or with a few colleagues as a partnership. Does anyone here run their own firm and make good money (i.e. comparable to biglaw) that would be willing to share their experience? How long did it take you to turn a profit? What year were you when you left your firm to sta...
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Re: Student loan payments: get advice and actual numbers here  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 2:34:48 pm   in: Legal Employment
If I want to go on PAYE, can I always opt out in a couple of years or am I stuck with this program? Also can I pay more than the minimum if I chose too? Finally, can someone explain how interest doesn't capitalize on PAYE? I thought I read that somewhere. I'm just trying to understand how this program works. Based on the calculator's I've used, I will be paying much more on the 20 year program (as...
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Fraud Prosecution in the DC Area  
  by: mdaoca   on: November 10, at 2:32:04 pm   in: Legal Employment
Hi All, I've been a prosecutor for a while, doing mostly violent and organized crime. I am interested in transitioning to a more white collar/fraud focus, and am exploring options in the DC area. The main ones that come to mind are EDVA/DC USAO (District Court not Superior Court)/"Main Justice." Does anyone have experience with the fraud sections in these places? My impressions are that ...
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Re: Will networking help a jobless 3L get a job?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 2:09:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
As one data point that might give you some hope, I was in the same boat as you. I had median grades at MVPD and struck out during the 2L recruiting cycle. I graduated without a job, passed the bar, and spent months networking (mostly cold emailing alumni from my law school at firms in my market, lunch/coffee meetings, etc.). I finally secured an offer in February (9 months after graduation) with a...
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Re: 2018-2019 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 1:05:05 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
I've heard that Hueston Hennigan in LA is actively looking to hire clerks right now
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Re: Does anyone here know about hiring for Judge Ramon Reyes of the Eastern District of NY?  
  by: GoneSouth   on: November 10, at 1:02:16 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
From what I can glean from LinkedIn, all his recent clerks are grads of Brooklyn Law School. What does he look for in terms of class rank/grades/WE? He is hiring for 2021. A friendly tip since you haven't gotten any responses: it doesn't really matter what he's looking for in terms of grades/work experience, because you have what you have and you can't change it right now. So you might as well ap...
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 12:54:47 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from BIA? Have your references been checked or status updated or anything?

No status change or reference check for me yet.


No changes here either
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Re: Law School Workload Compared to Professional Military Education  
  by: Wipfelder   on: November 10, at 11:49:12 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Ah, thanks for the input. "Which is more time consuming?" is what I should've asked. As far as the curve goes, that's something I'm fairly excited for in law school. I imagine most, if not all law students could say that academic material always came a little more naturally to them than their peers growing up; being in an atmosphere where that's just par for the course is the part of th...
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Re: Harvard Law c/o '22  
  by:   on: November 10, at 11:31:52 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Checking in! Went complete 10/15, JS1 email on 11/2, interview on 11/8. I agree with the previous posts: the interview was pretty formal, with some vague questions and some questions related to my PS/resume. Not sure how much they could have gotten out of my answers, but I guess that's the magic of admissions for you!

(Also good luck to everyone!!)
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Re: Yale Law c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)  
  by: KissMyAxe   on: November 10, at 11:06:44 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Good luck to everyone in this thread! I believe you all can get in!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=298710

Lateral Move Advice  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 11:05:17 am   in: Legal Employment
I’m a third year associate in a large satellite office of a big firm (upper end of the V100). Current firm pays market for the first few years, but bonuses are under market with base salaries under market after the first few years. Looking to leave my current firm for another firm that has more long term partnership potential. Also, the office I’m in now is a satellite office in every sense of the...
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: bacillusanthracis   on: November 10, at 11:03:43 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
People were presenting their insights on what they thought about the essay. Contracts clause could definitely have been talked about in con law. I didn't discuss it, although I wish I had. Barsecrets went into a thorough analysis using a few of the facts actually: i.e. lost all of their customers because he can no longer guarantee delivery (meaning these are longstanding customers and he had guar...
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Re: Keys to succeeding at YLS  
  by: KissMyAxe   on: November 10, at 10:50:02 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
as a student at HLS this is super interesting to read. I'm curious about your emphasis on "non-ivy," as if most people at YLS came from an ivy. Is this true? I feel like I answered or responded to the rest of your message in my previous one. But yes, I would say the vast majority of students at YLS have Ivy League backgrounds. I think it's a product of professors doing most of the admis...
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Re: George Washington C/O 2022  
  by:   on: November 10, at 10:32:53 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

SirAlexFerguson wrote:UR since 10/3!

My status changed on 11/7 to "In Review." I applied 10/23.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)  
  by:   on: November 10, at 10:31:37 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Gottaloveit wrote:RD, got an interview today. Median LSAT and >75th GPA. Thoughts on whether this makes me borderline? Didn't think I was

When did you apply/go complete?
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Re: Student loan payments: get advice and actual numbers here  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 10:23:29 am   in: Legal Employment
Salary: First year at market firm + spouse's ~100k Loans: between my spouse & I, we are at about 300k (vast majority of which is federal). My loans (which make up the majority of the amount) range from 5-7% interest with most of them at 6.8%+. My spouse's loans are closer to ~5-6% on average. Other info: We have one kid (under a year old) so need to start saving for future education at some p...
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 10:12:01 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from BIA? Have your references been checked or status updated or anything?

No status change or reference check for me yet.
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Re: Chances at Berkeley, NYU, Cornell?  
  by: Wubbles   on: November 10, at 9:44:46 am   in: What are my chances?
With those stats, the OP could practically walk into CUNY Law School in NYC and get a full ride The only reason I'd go to another school besides Georgetown (or Berkeley if I get in) would be if the merit aid was so drastically different I'd be crazy to take out six figure loans. That being said, I've applied to UConn (home state) and Howard as my lower ranked backups. I know you started another t...
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Re: THEMIS DISCUSSION - FEBRUARY 2019  
  by: Neilt001   on: November 10, at 9:37:54 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hey guys, personally I didn't crack open the long outlines at all, not even once. I found most of the stuff was in the lectures (from which I took notes by hand). I just couldn't bring myself to read those huge slabs of text after a long day at work. I just don't' absorb stuff in that way and get bored. All my learning occurred through MBE PQs, over and over again. As to the fatigue/feeling draine...
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges  
  by: FloridaCoastalorbust   on: November 10, at 8:05:11 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

carsondalywashere wrote:Anyone have Wendy Muchman for legal ethics? I've heard Mary Foster is good but there is a different class I want to take at that time.

100% take. But try to take global ethics with Muchman and Foster. You won't regret it.
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Re: Using school email address on business card  
  by: BaiAilian2013   on: November 10, at 7:45:17 am   in: Legal Employment
Firm e-mail address is best. Failing that, create a professional Gmail or Apple e-mail account. Consider including "law" or "Esq." in it for clarity. No AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail, or similar, as those will send the wrong message to some potential clients.
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Re: Using school email address on business card  
  by: gingerbread   on: November 10, at 7:43:02 am   in: Legal Employment
Don't you have a firm email address? If not, think you should just make a new gmail. Some people use school emails forever (I do), but they make you look like a recent grad and that undersells your current experience level. Just yesterday an associate used a school email address as her personal contact info in her departure memo -- I actually pulled her up on the intranet because I assumed she was...
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by: TheProsecutor   on: November 10, at 6:56:40 am   in: Legal Employment
I also forgot to mention, a KE associate is likely to be better compensated that a DPW associate (but don't worry, you can buy all those Brooks Brothers suits with prestige points).
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by:   on: November 10, at 6:35:08 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Any third tier law school clerks had any luck finding a post-clerkship position?
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Re: Georgetown C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by: jiaxx95   on: November 10, at 5:29:44 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Check in GULC RD.
But I did not write an optional essay. I am afraid that admission office will see it as nagetive?
How does it influence my chance of admission if I did not write an optional essay? Can I transfer my RD to ED?
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by: Wild Card   on: November 10, at 1:29:16 am   in: Legal Employment
It is telling that the OP is asking this question. If you have to ask... But since OP really doesn’t know, DPW is 1,000x the firm that Kirkland is. It hires from a completely different level of elitism and prestige than Kirkland. Kirkland is a good firm with good associates — a bit like Latham or Weil. But it’s huge, unselective and categorically unpresitigous to people with ultra-elite resumes. ...
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Re: New York July 2018 Bar Exam Hangout Thread  
  by: diatribe   on: November 10, at 1:12:25 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Im selling all of my barbri books from July 2018, critical pass, and an Emanuel Strategies & Tactics for the MBE: Multistate Bar Exam. The critical pass aren't even opened. Everything for $400.00 or best offer. Im in Brooklyn if you want to pick up, or I could deliver if you are close enough. Its down to $300.00. Please come give me money for these books. I really want to get them out of here...
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Using school email address on business card  
  by: L_William_W   on: November 10, at 1:04:55 am   in: Legal Employment
I work for a law firm in Westchester, just outside of NYC. I want to make business cards. The cards will feature the firm's name, address, and phone number. However, I want to include information in case someone wants to contact me directly. I have three email addresses- two of them are Yahoo and they're not professional-sounding. My third email address is my school email. Is it ok to put it on a ...
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Re: New York July 2018 Bar Exam Hangout Thread  
  by: L_William_W   on: November 10, at 12:58:40 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
You could try Amazon
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Re: Chances at Berkeley, NYU, Cornell?  
  by: L_William_W   on: November 10, at 12:57:04 am   in: What are my chances?
I wasn't joking. CUNY isn't as prestigious as the Ivies, but if you maintain good grades then you're practically guaranteed a job as a public interest attorney. Those stats are above the CUNY averages and she wouldn't pay a penny. This advice is so bad I frankly suspect you may be a troll. Please stop. I WENT to CUNY. As I've said, CUNY students don't work at white shoe firms after they graduate....
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by: BulletTooth   on: November 10, at 12:55:44 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:It’s like a Michelin three star vs Cheesecake Factory. Most people can’t tell the difference.

Not the greatest analogy...
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Will networking help a jobless 3L get a job?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 10, at 12:50:25 am   in: Legal Employment
Let me start by saying -- being an unemployed 3L at a T13 law school is a terrible, terrible experience. I've been spending a significant amount of time on networking -- grab coffee, phone conversations, attend events, etc. On the bright side, I got to know a lot of interesting people. But still, I have nothing lined up yet. Also, very few (if at all) biglaws and midlaws are actively hiring first-...
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by:   on: November 10, at 12:46:50 am   in: Legal Employment
It is telling that the OP is asking this question. If you have to ask... .... Enjoy! Honestly, although this reads like top-notch satire, I think the author is sincere. I've been crying out for an American Psycho remake for years, this post just satisfied me. But seriously, can you imagine pitching the most famously stingy firm in NY as the Michelin starred meal? I didn't know Michelin starred re...
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by: UVA2B   on: November 9, at 11:20:52 pm   in: Legal Employment
Yup, that deserves to be outed.
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Re: Which is the better firm?  
  by:   on: November 9, at 10:45:08 pm   in: Legal Employment
It is telling that the OP is asking this question. If you have to ask... But since OP really doesn’t know, DPW is 1,000x the firm that Kirkland is. It hires from a completely different level of elitism and prestige than Kirkland. Kirkland is a good firm with good associates — a bit like Latham or Weil. But it’s huge, unselective and categorically unpresitigous to people with ultra-elite resumes. N...
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Re: Clerking From Lower Ranked School  
  by: lavarman84   on: November 9, at 10:27:09 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Hey, thanks again for the feedback. Also, don't worry about it. You're not bursting my bubble. I was just hoping to hear that my application would have a shot (or at least not get immediately thrown out) at a COA or a district that my school doesn't usually send people to, not that I'd have a great chance. I'm also not scoffing at the few clerkships that people often go to, but I have a conflict ...
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: xonimi   on: November 9, at 10:22:53 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone know how long after the 16th before we can get sworn in? I'm not in California so just going to do it with my Judge, but Dad is visiting for a bit and would love to do it while he's here if possible. C&F etc. all cleared. This all assumes we pass of course. My school is having its swearing-in ceremony on December 3. Last year, my friends got sworn in on December 1st. So I'm assumi...
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Re: Attend a T14 regardless of COA?  
  by: Lolstudent   on: November 9, at 9:59:35 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Retake.
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Re: Keys to succeeding at YLS  
  by: SamuelDanforth   on: November 9, at 9:42:49 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
As such, the typical YLS student went to a private, elite high school/boarding school, went to HYP for undergrad, maybe did a master's at Oxbridge or a PhD elsewhere, and then came to YLS. If I were to guess the makeup of my class (and this is only a guess), 50% attended one of HYP for undergrad, 30% attended another Ivy/Stanford/MIT/Duke/or elite private school (like Williams or Amherst), 5% att...
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Patent Bar Eligibility  
  by: powerfail   on: November 9, at 9:38:17 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I have a very specific question about patent law and the patent bar exam. I am currently in college and am majoring in Computer Science. I'm strongly considering law school. I don't yet know what type of law I would want to do, but one of the areas I'm interested in is patent law. I recently talked to a few patent lawyers who told me that, for certain types of patent work, you need to take the pat...
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Re: Attend a T14 regardless of COA?  
  by: hoos89   on: November 9, at 9:36:33 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I have listened to the advice I've been given thus far, I'm just not following it in this instance. Nor did I ever assume a specific salary-- I 'm just certain whatever degree I get will allow me to make more than I'm making now . I think that's a fair assumption, and not nearly the reason I'm going into law in the first place. And if I go to law school and can't find a job after (which, yea, is ...
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Re: Midwest Regional School Placement?  
  by:   on: November 9, at 9:19:34 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Thanks for the tips so far, guys. Little update though: I am actually shooting for UIUC now, open to biglaw/almost anything that isn't IP law (don't have the hard science background). I have loosened my expectations for stipends, I am now shooting for full tuition at UIUC, adhering to the advice that you don't want more debt than you can pay off in a year or two (debt would come from COL). I am co...
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Re: Georgetown C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by: healylaw   on: November 9, at 8:48:27 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Has anyone that has interviewed not heard back? I interviewed 10/22 and haven't heard anything yet. Seems like most people heard back within 10ish days. Fearing the worst
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Re: Should I leave Firm for In House?  
  by: thatlawlkid   on: November 9, at 8:06:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
this isn't enough information for anyone to tell you.

Do you like your practice group? What year are you? Chances for partnership? Work/life balance comparison?

You gotta flesh this out for anyone to give you advice
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Should I leave Firm for In House?  
  by: Lawworld19   on: November 9, at 8:03:15 pm   in: Legal Employment
Have an in house opportunity. Should I take it? Pay is equivalent.
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Re: Keys to succeeding at YLS  
  by: DerKatze   on: November 9, at 7:37:25 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
as a student at HLS this is super interesting to read. I'm curious about your emphasis on "non-ivy," as if most people at YLS came from an ivy. Is this true? I feel like I answered or responded to the rest of your message in my previous one. But yes, I would say the vast majority of students at YLS have Ivy League backgrounds. I think it's a product of professors doing most of the admis...
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Re: Attend a T14 regardless of COA?  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: November 9, at 7:19:02 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Obviously you should retake. You came to this forum to seek advice, and it seems the consensus is universal. Frankly, your attitude on this front is typical of a naive 0L weighing these options; however, that does not necessarily excuse your deciding not to retake because you are getting such consistent and strong advice from people with much more experience (which, again, is what you came here fo...
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Re: Attend a T14 regardless of COA?  
  by: Npret   on: November 9, at 7:15:36 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Respectfully, this is a really bad line of thinking. You’re accepting something you actually have control over without much thought (the not retaking mindset), while also not appreciating how much value there is in scoring better, without any penalty if you score the same/worse. Don’t impart some lost wages calculus in deciding to invest this much money in an education, because it’s usually not a...
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Re: Yale Law c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)  
  by:   on: November 9, at 7:10:24 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I think so, yea! From a 2010 Ask Asha post : "...it's probably worthwhile giving a more lucid explanation for why status checks don't jive with our admissions process. Simply put, we only have two statuses (statii?) for applicants: Under Review and [insert your final decision here]. I've detailed how our admissions process works elsewhere, but suffice it to say that if you haven't heard from ...
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Re: Attend a T14 regardless of COA?  
  by: denise137   on: November 9, at 7:04:06 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Respectfully, this is a really bad line of thinking. You’re accepting something you actually have control over without much thought (the not retaking mindset), while also not appreciating how much value there is in scoring better, without any penalty if you score the same/worse. Don’t impart some lost wages calculus in deciding to invest this much money in an education, because it’s usually not a...
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Re: T30 to Chicago Worth It?  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: November 9, at 6:56:35 pm   in: Transfers
You probably know this already, but you’re in a great spot regardless of what you do. If I were you, I’d transfer. Urm coming out of that caliber school is a great outcome. Frankly it doesn’t even matter how you do at u Chicago. Equipped with your urm status, you’ll land at a great spot regardless. Many of these types of transfer thread questions come with risks. Here, of course you’ll pay more, b...
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Re: Yale Law c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)  
  by:   on: November 9, at 6:55:25 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I'm in the same boat. Sent an email to the admissions office asking if this was normal - I'll update this post if/when they respond! YLS responded! "We are still working on fixing our system. You should receive an email in the next few days about our application." Looks like it's a technical issue. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to ask about this. I was concerned! After they r...
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Re: UChicago c/o 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by:   on: November 9, at 6:17:18 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

daringtoeatapeach wrote:I got an interview request (RD) by email and on the status checker 11/6


When did you apply/go complete?
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Re: Past SLIP Interns: Any difficulty splitting?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 6:16:21 pm   in: Legal Employment
FWIW my firm didn’t let me split with SLIP. I chose the firm anyway.
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 5:53:42 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer from DEA.

Are you willing to say with which ALJ?
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Re: Yale Law c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)  
  by:   on: November 9, at 5:50:55 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

I'm in the same boat. Sent an email to the admissions office asking if this was normal - I'll update this post if/when they respond!

YLS responded! "We are still working on fixing our system. You should receive an email in the next few days about our application." Looks like it's a technical issue.
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Court appointed pro bono  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 5:27:23 pm   in: Legal Employment
So I got an email from the court the other day that I am assigned to a pro bono case. Lol yay.

Is this something I can add to my resume? Seems like I will be getting some good experience... I’ll be getting into court/ negotiationing with the prosecutor.

Edit: I should add it is unrelated to my area of practice.

Thanks.
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 5:24:30 pm   in: Legal Employment
Got an offer from DEA.
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Past SLIP Interns: Any difficulty splitting?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 4:58:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
To any past interns with DOJ, especially in the litigating components, have you heard of anyone being denied the chance to split the summer with a firm? Since they explicitly say 6 weeks is the minimum, it seems a given that splitting is common. But I have heard some rumblings that this is more difficult to do if you are splitting with a firm rather than another DOJ division or a government agency.
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Re: Georgetown C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by: bigoil69   on: November 9, at 4:25:50 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

kirbyshil wrote:
bigoil69 wrote:I applied on 10/28 and received an alumni interview request today! I’m pretty excited about Gerogetown’s fairly new Business Law Scholars program.

did you receive the request via email or letter?

Via email! It also mentioned that they typically sent out the alumni interview requests on Fridays.
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: Auxilio   on: November 9, at 4:19:54 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone know how long after the 16th before we can get sworn in? I'm not in California so just going to do it with my Judge, but Dad is visiting for a bit and would love to do it while he's here if possible.

C&F etc. all cleared.

This all assumes we pass of course.
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Re: Attend a T14 regardless of COA?  
  by: Npret   on: November 9, at 4:18:24 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Why are you assuming you will have a biglaw job and salary when you haven’t even gone to a single class? Don’t assume a salary from an imaginary job. Make the fiscally responsible decision now.

I doubt you’ll listen because few people ever do. But at least understand that you are going into law because of a salary for a job you have a decent chance of not getting? What will you do then?
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Re: T30 to Chicago Worth It?  
  by: toast and bananas   on: November 9, at 4:13:02 pm   in: Transfers
Ok yes if you got really good grades 2L all that stuff is a possibility, but you really, really shouldn't bank on that. The grading is so obscure and ambiguous that even if you were the smartest person in the class you may not get the best grade. Some professors don't even give out 180s. DC big law is definitely obtainable, but know that you will be interviewing at OCI as if you're still at your 1...
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Re: Student loan payments: get advice and actual numbers here  
  by: trramic   on: November 9, at 3:22:32 pm   in: Legal Employment
Salary: First year at market firm + spouse's ~100k Loans: between my spouse & I, we are at about 300k (vast majority of which is federal). My loans (which make up the majority of the amount) range from 5-7% interest with most of them at 6.8%+. My spouse's loans are closer to ~5-6% on average. Other info: We have one kid (under a year old) so need to start saving for future education at some po...
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Re: Student loan payments: get advice and actual numbers here  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 3:21:14 pm   in: Legal Employment
Deleted; didn't mean to post anonymously.
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Re: Attend a T14 regardless of COA?  
  by: UVA2B   on: November 9, at 3:15:52 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
The correct response is to retake, wait a cycle, and get the best of both worlds. You're only a few points away from serious money in the T-14 that will give you must greater flexibility. Retake. If I retake and don't get a higher score I will have wasted a year (on top of this year I've already taken off) ~and~ missed out on the higher salary whatever law degree I get would ensure. I'm not retak...
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Re: DoJ SLIP Summer 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 3:11:00 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear anything from EOIR-OCJ other than that references have been contacted?

I was sent a list of location preferences to fill out for EOIR-OCIJ yesterday. The responses are due by Nov. 15th, so I don't expect to hear anything further until then.
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Re: Attend a T14 regardless of COA?  
  by: BrainsyK   on: November 9, at 2:50:43 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I'd imagine you'd get 100k+ at least one T14. There's no way to tell which one. W/no retake on the table, I would maybe consider taking a six-figure scholarship at one of the non-metro based T14s (Duke, Cornell, UVA, Mich) if you can get or negotiate your way into one of those.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)  
  by:   on: November 9, at 2:48:21 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
RD, got an interview today. Median LSAT and >75th GPA. Thoughts on whether this makes me borderline? Didn't think I was
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Re: What's going on in Texas?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 2:37:11 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How’s Houston’s lateral market right now?

I'm only a student, but I did extensive networking w/both associates and partners during the recruiting process who pretty uniformly told me that it's on fire.
Did you get the sense that this was mostly with respect to corporate, or for lit also?

Corporate only.
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Re: What's going on in Texas?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 2:34:51 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How’s Houston’s lateral market right now?

I'm only a student, but I did extensive networking w/both associates and partners during the recruiting process who pretty uniformly told me that it's on fire.
Did you get the sense that this was mostly with respect to corporate, or for lit also?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=259101

Re: What's going on in Texas?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 2:32:18 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:How’s Houston’s lateral market right now?

I'm only a student, but I did extensive networking w/both associates and partners during the recruiting process who pretty uniformly told me that it's on fire.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=259101

Re: What's going on in Texas?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 2:16:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
How’s Houston’s lateral market right now?
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Re: 2018 July DC Bar  
  by: RecruiterMan   on: November 9, at 2:09:45 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Jcox4582 wrote:
sprinx wrote:Starting to get nervous! I can't believe we're going to find out with everyone else online smh.

4 more hours...
They went up an hour ago
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Re: Personal Finance 101 for Young Lawyers  
  by: Dr. Nefario   on: November 9, at 1:59:43 pm   in: Legal Employment
I feel like at some point there was a general discussion about roth 401(k) vs. traditional and which is smarter for biglaw associates, does anyone have input or know where that was?
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Re: Clerking From Lower Ranked School  
  by:   on: November 9, at 1:45:36 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Hey, thanks again for the feedback. Also, don't worry about it. You're not bursting my bubble. I was just hoping to hear that my application would have a shot (or at least not get immediately thrown out) at a COA or a district that my school doesn't usually send people to, not that I'd have a great chance. I'm also not scoffing at the few clerkships that people often go to, but I have a conflict w...
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Re: Georgetown C/O 2022 ('18-'19 Cycle)  
  by: kirbyshil   on: November 9, at 1:40:48 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

bigoil69 wrote:I applied on 10/28 and received an alumni interview request today! I’m pretty excited about Gerogetown’s fairly new Business Law Scholars program.

did you receive the request via email or letter?
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Re: 2017-2018 Admissions Spreadsheets  
  by:   on: November 9, at 1:22:01 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Also looking for how to access the spreadsheets, they seem like they would be really helpful.
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Re: 2018 July DC Bar  
  by: Jcox4582   on: November 9, at 1:03:06 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

sprinx wrote:Starting to get nervous! I can't believe we're going to find out with everyone else online smh.

4 more hours...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287816

Re: UBE Bar Exam Tutor - AMA  
  by:   on: November 9, at 12:54:40 pm   in: Free Help and Advice from Professionals
Hi, I am a bar exam tutor. This is the third test cycle I've tutored, but have gone more intensely at it - >20 students. I mostly tutor for a very large bar prep company, but also have a few students from small boutiques. I'd like to start tutoring on my own as well to provide a more affordable service. With the test coming up, I'm happy to answer any review questions. A few ground rules and comm...
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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2018-2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 12:39:16 pm   in: Legal Employment
OIL-DCS references are being called
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Re: What's the consensus on following up after call back?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 9, at 12:31:39 pm   in: Legal Employment
Radio silence following major market biglaw lateral callback about a month ago.

Have not followed up yet - should I send a note to recruiting or assume its a ding? (not using a recruiter)
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Re: Honors Programs 2018-2019 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: SkateboardT   on: November 9, at 12:27:06 pm   in: Legal Employment

LawSch00lLurker wrote:Is this for a full time position after you graduate or the SEC extern/intern program while you are still a law student?

It's the 2L Honors program in DC.
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Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: Dipper   on: November 9, at 12:12:05 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:Generally for how long after sending an application should you hold out hope? I sent a batch of apps about two months ago, but I have not heard anything. Is it safe to say those were all rejects?

No, far from it. Many chambers don't review applications until their designated time for review/interviewing comes around (for my chambers, that's Feb/March).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=146252

Re: Harvard Law c/o '22  
  by: TheLaw1995   on: November 9, at 12:08:55 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

swong1267 wrote:Just got the invite for JS1

Also, what is K-JD?

Congrats! K-JD means that you're applying straight from undergraduate (Kindergarten - Juris Doctor), as opposed to applying with 1/+ year of service/working/etc.
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Re: Attend a T14 regardless of COA?  
  by: denise137   on: November 9, at 12:07:41 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
The correct response is to retake, wait a cycle, and get the best of both worlds. You're only a few points away from serious money in the T-14 that will give you must greater flexibility. Retake. If I retake and don't get a higher score I will have wasted a year (on top of this year I've already taken off) ~and~ missed out on the higher salary whatever law degree I get would ensure. I'm not retak...
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Re: Chances at Berkeley, NYU, Cornell?  
  by: denise137   on: November 9, at 12:01:14 pm   in: What are my chances?
With those stats, the OP could practically walk into CUNY Law School in NYC and get a full ride The only reason I'd go to another school besides Georgetown (or Berkeley if I get in) would be if the merit aid was so drastically different I'd be crazy to take out six figure loans. That being said, I've applied to UConn (home state) and Howard as my lower ranked backups. I know you started another t...
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