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Recent Discussions

Law School Admissions
Classes and Bar Study
    Are you in law school? ...
    by pancakes3 at 11:59 AM, 09-19-20
  • Strong MBE = AUTO bar pass
    I used this method. Didn’t do a single practice essay or study any of the essay-only topics. My bar study consisted entirely of practice MBE questions. Passed with a 176 ...
    by Gurppgork at 11:04 PM, 09-15-20
  • Bvest's MPT Guide
    Washington State MPT Grading Rubric: Score of 6 A 6 answer is a very good answer. A 6 answer indicates that the applicant has a thorough comprehension of the task, the relevant ...
    by waldorf at 5:23 PM, 09-05-20
  • Bar Prep - What to do in Last Two+ Weeks
    Bump for September examinees. ...
    by bvest at 7:02 PM, 08-17-20
  • HLS: How's Bebchuk as a professor?
    I had him for a seminar and liked him a lot, and was an easy H. There was a lot of reading but you could get away with skipping most. ...
    by georgej at 4:45 PM, 08-17-20
  • background checks for clinics?
    i vaguely remember having to fill out a form or two to get certified as a student practicing law but it wasn't anywhere close to a c&f app. ...
    by pancakes3 at 11:07 AM, 08-09-20
  • Second Edition of Think Like A Lawyer
    I have just issued the second expanded edition of my book Think Like A Lawyer: Legal Reasoning for Law Students and Business Professionals. Because I am self-publishing this version, ...
    by ScottFruehwald at 11:17 AM, 07-31-20
  • Emkay625's Guide to 1L Success
    1) better to ask older students at your school; this is just a roadmap. a good one, but not as good as school/prof-specific advice/outlines 2) yall need to put in a ...
    by pancakes3 at 6:25 AM, 07-27-20
  • How to Grade into the Top 10% of Your 1L Class: LemonLawSchool
    For open-book exams, I strongly suggest pre-writing answers, with fill-in-the-blank gaps and answer-dependent segments. If you think your professor is amenable, ask him/her to review your model answer, let ...
    by dingbat at 5:10 PM, 07-05-20
  • Notes During Bar Prep
    thanks! I’m doing the UBE and the MBE is 50% so I am also prioritizing the MBE over the MEE/MPT ...
    by proteinshake at 12:54 PM, 06-21-20
Legal Practice and Employment
  • Typo in Cover Letter
    Just spotted a typo in a cover letter I sent out 10 days ago. The address field got messed up and the street number went on the same line as ...
    by Hey_Everybody at 4:02 PM, 09-18-20
  • Honestly does any other practice group in biglaw have to write as much shit as patent pros?
    Also is this website honestly still active or na really? It's got plenty of users, but much lower volume of insane shitposting than TLS or Reddit. Positive or negative depending on ...
    by icechicken at 8:01 AM, 09-18-20
  • 2020 Fall Bonuses
    Milbank matched DPW, and exceeded it for high billers. The race is on! ...
    by Capitol_Idea at 7:53 AM, 09-17-20
  • 2020 Pre-OCI Thread
    The info below will be updated as it rolls in. I hope this thread takes off and can be a useful centralized post for pre-OCI movement. Please comment or DM ...
    by Barry at 1:28 PM, 09-15-20
  • biglaw job security: better to dig in with 1 rainmaker or diversify work?
    It’s going to come down to firm/practice area/specific partner. If the rainmakers giving you work, then probably better to diversify. If the rainmakers giving you clients, then you ...
    by BlendedUnicorn at 3:37 PM, 09-09-20
  • LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
    My email is from fed loan servicing, “an office of the US department of education” and also bears the dept of education insignia. I’d consider that from dept of education. ...
    by Johannes at 7:34 AM, 09-04-20
  • Feeder Judge Rankings
    Do these numbers account for feeders to Justices Scalia and Kennedy? Since they were on the Court for most of the period, I think it would be helpful to have ...
    by ndirish2010 at 8:51 AM, 09-03-20
  • Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help
    Oh and I was meaning to ask. How common are part time IT positions? Most of what Im seeing seems to be FT, and Im going to be ...
    by Erickgon at 10:28 AM, 08-24-20
  • Donating to prof’s nonprofit legal clinic
    If it's a small amount of money, <$100, I wouldn't worry about it. Prof might not even find out depending on their level of involvement, and even if they did ...
    by icechicken at 10:43 AM, 08-21-20
  • Switching Practices
    sorry for necroing, and sorry for not getting back to you. is this still a relevant question? my 2 cents is that you take on the workload assigned for a few ...
    by pancakes3 at 9:07 AM, 08-16-20