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Recent Discussions

Law School Admissions
  • The official 2021 LSAT study group
    Rolling thread to discuss ideas, questions, prep advice for 2021 official LSAT administrations. For Starting Out (Covering All Sections) - The LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim ( http://www.thelsattrainer.com/ ) For Logic Games - The ...
    by app at 10:29 PM, 03-02-21
  • Long Hours
    Likely fine, to the extent you can get an idea of what counts as billable that could be helpful. At my old small firm, the expectation was 1650 (or around that) ...
    by jeff chiles at 2:48 PM, 03-02-21
  • Baguette Applies to Law School
    But you still have a couple months to keep hearing back! I am holding out hope for NYU in particular because they seem to have such nice people!! ...
    by Baguette at 10:20 PM, 02-26-21
  • OFFICIAL LSL Guide to the LSAT
    Do people recommend LSAT courses? I know Khan academy is free. The most important aspect of study by far is practice tests; the various text books about study strategies felt pretty ...
    by ymmv at 4:57 PM, 02-22-21
  • Next 9 LSAT Dates, Plus Format Changes
    LSAC has just announced the next 9 LSAT dates as well as some future test format changes! The nine new LSAT dates are: June 12th, 2021 (last Flex) August 14th, 2021 (adds ...
    by DKilloranPowerScore at 9:03 AM, 02-17-21
  • Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
    It's relevant for poetry because (without getting into an debate about aesthetics) the sounds of the words are directly relevant to the quality of the work: He gives his harness bells ...
    by icechicken at 9:03 AM, 02-16-21
  • Ruby v. Hamilton v. Yale
    Doing well academically only matters for the purpose of getting a job (and later jobs) down the road. Oh, isn't getting a job the goal? yes, that was my point. (Responding to ...
    by CainandAbel at 8:18 PM, 02-11-21
  • LSL Veterans Thread
    A pretty significant percentage of my old soldiers who got out are now in crazy militias and shit like that. Not shocked. ...
    by dcc617 at 5:37 PM, 01-31-21
  • Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
    ETA: Scooped above. The US government cannot hire non-citizens in the continental US by law. That includes federal courts so clerking is out unless you can get one outside of the ...
    by cookiemonster at 11:51 AM, 01-26-21
  • Say I wanted to do Entrepreneurial Law, how would I go about it?
    1) "entrepreneurial law" covers such a wide spectrum of practices that it's functionally a meaningless descriptor. it's not distinct from "transactional." 2) venture capitalists provide millions of dollars so you using ...
    by Story at 8:39 AM, 01-26-21
Classes and Bar Study
  • PSA: Do Not Pay Full Price for a Bar Course (NEGOTIATE!)
    Similarly, Kaplan had a buy one get one free type deal. If one person pays for a course, a friend pursuing a PI job can get the course for free. ...
    by Kümmel at 2:23 PM, 02-01-21
  • What does law coursework look like?
    Law school coursework: It'll vary a little by school, but typically in the first year you will take Civil Procedure, Torts, Criminal Law, Contracts, Legal Research/Writing, Property, and Constitutional Law. After ...
    by Slytherpuff at 9:25 AM, 01-27-21
  • LSL Outline Database: Open Call for Law School Outlines!
    Does anyone have an Employment Law Outline? Particularly keyed to Employment Law 6th Edition by Willborn. Thank you! ...
    by Littlewing67 at 2:40 PM, 01-26-21
  • How to learn how to do well on a law school exam
    I realize this is an old thread, but I thought I would chime in with a method that helped me as I transitioned from 1L to 2L. I saw a ...
    by pipedream at 10:26 PM, 01-21-21
  • How Can I Find a Second Data Point to Estimate Class Rank?
    Thanks Stranger, that helps! ...
    by Churchill at 1:58 PM, 01-09-21
  • legal podcasts
    Tagging in. From a practical, local standpoint, the Texas Appellate Law podcast is a good one. But it is both very practical and very local (a recent one was on ...
    by bvest at 2:20 PM, 12-08-20
  • I NEED A TUTOR!
    Does your school not have a legal writing program where 2/3Ls or practitioners review and critique your work? If not, what school is it so we can shame them for ...
    by UVA2B at 5:17 AM, 12-04-20
  • Marino Retaker Course
    I actually was considering using Marino Bar Review to take the exam for my second try at it. I skipped the remote exam my state gave in October for a ...
    by MBarb at 12:12 PM, 11-18-20
  • Legal writing symbols program (§, ¶, —...)
    Hi everyone -- and particularly those taking Legal Research & Writing this semester -- we wanted to let you know about some software that we're offering 100% free for students ...
    by lawcuts at 10:07 PM, 10-30-20
  • HLS: How's Bebchuk as a professor?
    Lol hello spam. ...
    by Nony at 7:08 AM, 10-09-20
Legal Practice and Employment
  • Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?
    What does finding a fellowship sponsor entail? I know the district court judge I clerked for was more than happy to take on a third clerk for the year that ...
    by Guest at 2:25 PM, 03-03-21
  • Past use of weed not disqualifying for the feds
    I think DOD did. Anyway, like I said, I don’t think it’s actually very different from practice, but saying it out loud is different from individual agencies/evaluators exercising discretion. ...
    by Nony at 3:55 PM, 03-02-21
  • How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
    Yeah, the backlog struggle is real across the board, save for (maybe) the private defense bar. Even then it depends on several factors like your advertising budget, reputation, luck, court ...
    by bikeflip at 3:19 PM, 03-02-21
  • Typo in Cover Letter
    Congratulations! ...
    by Story at 8:19 AM, 03-02-21
  • Freddie Mac
    Anyone know what it’s like working at Freddie Mac, hours, etc? ...
    by Guest at 5:18 PM, 02-23-21
  • Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law
    I work in an investigatory area in government and, based on some of what you've said here, I think you might like a lot of the aspects of this kind ...
    by blueapple at 7:11 AM, 02-23-21
  • Feeder Judge Rankings
    Anyone down to do an update? There’s been hiring and plenty of these judges have gone senior. ...
    by Clerky at 7:04 AM, 02-23-21
  • Let's Talk 3rd Circuit!
    Any information about Judge Schwartz or Judge Krause? ...
    by Guest at 8:09 AM, 02-15-21
  • "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""
    Yeah, pretty much the only way to fuck your response up is by being too defensive (or suggesting that the workload had anything to do with it.) ...
    by BlendedUnicorn at 9:04 PM, 02-14-21
  • Flexibility on Terms?
    Sure, you can submit an app and let the judge know about your situation in the cover letter. Just tell in a professional and respectful manner the judge what you ...
    by Story at 7:15 AM, 02-14-21
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