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by stego
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 40196

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

So basically, “you can’t simply say ‘I’m the president and you can’t ever subpoena me,’ but you *can* go into court and challenge the enforcement of this particular subpoena based on bad faith/undue breadth or burden, in light of your particular responsibilities as president.” It’s breathtaking to ...
by stego
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 202
Views: 54329

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

1) Is there anywhere we can find data on past years' EIWs? (Like, firm GPA cut-offs/medians, etc.) I'm assuming we're going to get some information prior to EIW but I've been rummaging through the CSM database and haven't found anything like this. 2) This might be a stupid question, but I haven't b...
by stego
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 40196

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Is it unconstitutional on its face or as applied? Because I have to wonder what "when no spaces available in shelters" means. (I'm not defending the law, at all, it's stupid. Just curious how much of a win this is.) As applied. The Boise statute is very broadly written, and the 9th Circuit said in ...
by stego
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 40196

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/26/20982273/supreme-court-religion-tanvir-tanzin-rfra I haven’t read anything else about this case, but it sounds like the only religious liberty at issue here is Tanvir’s right to be Muslim without becoming a government informant against other Muslim...
by stego
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 40196

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/26/20982273/supreme-court-religion-tanvir-tanzin-rfra I haven’t read anything else about this case, but it sounds like the only religious liberty at issue here is Tanvir’s right to be Muslim without becoming a government informant against other Muslims...
by stego
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 121
Views: 34757

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

If you’re in a jurisdiction that allows criminal depositions are the rules really going to be that different though? Seems like conducting or defending a deposition would be a transferable skill
by stego
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Litigation
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Re: Litigation

Did the judge excuse the witness when you asked?
by stego
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 121
Views: 34757

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Not sure when the actual attorneys talked to witnesses, visited crime scenes, etc., themselves, but the federal PD office I interned at last summer had a couple of full-time investigators on staff who probably did most of that work. I’d imagine other federal defenders offices are staffed similarly.
by stego
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What task is this in big law and worth a cover letter mention??
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Re: What task is this in big law and worth a cover letter mention??

I would say that’s more like corporate law than litigation. What kind of 1L summer internship do you have? And I would definitely include that in your resume description of your 1L summer if that’s one of the ways you’re helping out
by stego
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Fed magistrate or fed public defender for 2L fall
Replies: 10
Views: 2891

Re: Fed magistrate or fed public defender for 2L fall

Fed magistrates do criminal stuff too (as a 1L FPD intern I saw magistrates handle initial appearances and some misdemeanor sentencing, but i didn’t go to any civil court proceedings so i know much less about that aspect of what they do). Magistrates also review warrant applications. I’m not sure ho...
by stego
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 202
Views: 54329

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

WRT independent externships for academic credit, I asked about this for my 2L summer internship because the state practice rules of one employer I was considering require out-of-state law students to receive academic credit in order to appear in court. PILC told me that wasn’t possible. Idk if you w...
by stego
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 40196

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I worked on a cert petition last summer for a case involving “force” under Castleman and the ACCA. I need to read the whole opinion but I’m not surprised this was decided the way it was.

Incidentally I think this means our cert petition must have been denied :(
by stego
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 2786

Re: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs

A separate issue is whether taking PR the same semester you study for/take the MPRE will help you either (1) do better on the MPRE or (2) do better on the PR final. At my school they told us on the first day of PR that it wouldn't prepare us for the MPRE (which I haven't taken yet). I'm curious if a...
by stego
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Any former/current police officers who made the law school transition here?
Replies: 2
Views: 2232

Re: Any former/current police officers who made the law school transition here?

Not a cop either, but the federal Public Defender office I interned at last summer had a 2L summer intern who was a former cop. So, that’s possible.
by stego
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 26
Views: 9789

Re: Weird law school classes

Nony wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:50 pm
You know Commercial Paper is one of the bar topics, right?
No I have no idea what they test on the bar exam

My law school doesn’t offer a class called Commercial Paper. Assuming it still comes up, IDK which class would cover the topic.
by stego
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Addendum needed?
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Re: Addendum needed?

It might help us advise you on whether to reapply this cycle or wait another year if you told us what you’ve been doing this year. Like you’re telling us not to quote but you haven’t even said anything that would out you, or that adcomms would care about. I don’t think applying and either getting de...
by stego
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 26
Views: 9789

Re: Weird law school classes

Do law schools even still teach Commercial Paper? For me, so far the weirdest thing has probably been a housing law clinic representing tenants. Which isn't even that weird; there's a lot of need for it. Only thing that makes it weird is that outside of NYC and probably a handful of other municipali...
by stego
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up
Replies: 69
Views: 23362

Re: Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]

Checking in. Just remembered this was a thread, but why so few posts? We’re half lawyers now.
by stego
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: How hard is it to get a C?
Replies: 28
Views: 8582

Re: How hard is it to get a C?

OP, does your school publish grade distributions? (Most do.) That will give you some sense of how frequently Cs are given out. Also, you said it was a difficult test for a difficult and highly technical class, so there's a good chance that your classmates feel similarly. The curve is likely to save...
by stego
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Is there time to pursue hobbies in law school (and as a lawyer)?
Replies: 9
Views: 4265

Re: Is there time to pursue hobbies in law school (and as a lawyer)?

Kodokushiest wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Law school has tons of free time - probably even more than UG, because you don't have as many club activities in law school.
This might depend on where you go (smaller schools might not have as many options), but it's definitely possible to be involved in too many clubs in law school.
by stego
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Addendum needed?
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Re: Addendum needed?

No you don’t need to explicitly address or call attention to the fact that you applied before. Just try to a have a different/better application than last year. If stuff you did over the past year makes sense to fit organically into a personal statement then great.
by stego
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 26
Views: 8596

Re: Interesting Decisions

Doesn’t sound all that different from Tarasoff reasoning at a second’s glance. Right, it doesn't, I'm just confused about if the priest is just arguing that he can't present evidence (which is fair, but not sure how that's a defense if the state can prove he knew the man's intent), or if he's actua...
by stego
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 26
Views: 8596

Re: Interesting Decisions

IDK Belgian law so not totally sure what's going on in this case but a Belgian priest got a 1-month suspended sentence for failing to prevent a man from committing suicide. The priest's defense was based on the secrecy of confession. I'm not sure if that means a priest cannot seek help if a confesso...
by stego
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Copyright Law
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Copyright Law

bizbro wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:03 pm
Not sure what you're asking. Isn't that the play always regardless of what you think you want to do?
I think yes but also like depending on your goals those two interests may get balanced differently to the extent that they conflict, right?
by stego
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit
Replies: 14
Views: 4648

Re: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit

So I was trying to take the poster background into account (was unaware of the “mommy track” post tho) and thought “this seems like a semi-reasonable question coming from someone who isn’t woke” if that makes sense, but I see what slyther is saying too Also didn’t realize boc is already a practicing...