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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: 373

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: 178
Views: 16540

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: 103
Views: 7076

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: 364

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: 614

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: 1821

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: 594

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: 1821

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 - [Under Construction]
Replies: 53
Views: 4730

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: 3042

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: 1198

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: 594

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: 23
Views: 2351

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: 23
Views: 2351

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: 448

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: 1283

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...
by stego
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

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

Weird necro. But seriously, stay in your lane, dude. Based on your posting history you are the absolute last person who should be commenting on this. am i wrong in feeling that the post wasn't over the line so idk why you're trying to stifle discussion about it? i thought the q's were in good faith...
by stego
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

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

Weird necro. But seriously, stay in your lane, dude. Based on your posting history you are the absolute last person who should be commenting on this. Idk it seems to me like the questions were at least asked in semi-good faith given the starting point for this particular poster. Like I learned abou...
by stego
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 23
Views: 2351

Re: Interesting Decisions

A big pet peeve of mine is when lay news articles about court cases refuse to cite the case name (at least the named parties). It seems especially egregious when the case is just “Texas v. United States.” Haven’t read the decision yet, but it seems like a really bad logical leap to me. Like if the i...
by stego
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: General thoughts on Kasowitz?
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: General thoughts on Kasowitz?

guy wrote:sup
You interviewed w Kasowitz, right? Any thoughts to share?
by stego
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 23
Views: 2351

Re: Interesting Decisions

Supreme Court found that SEC ALJs, and by implication hundreds of other federal ALJs, were appointed in violation of the Appointments Clause: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/17-130_4f14.pdf This leaves open the question of whether removal protections of ALJs are also unconstitutional. I...
by stego
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Should I try to maintain this connection or is it too late?
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Should I try to maintain this connection or is it too late?

This might be a little easier if you were less vague about the cities involved (like, did you go to Philly or Chicago instead of New York or what?) but you might as we’ll reach out to them. It can’t hurt. If it comes up you can just say you wanted to attend School 2 but you got a really great schola...
by stego
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Is this PS too military heavy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1487

Re: Is this PS too military heavy?

Yeah I think the second PS is a good start but too long. Admissions committees have to read hundreds of these things.
by stego
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: How do I find this cite?
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: How do I find this cite?

Not sure which forum this belongs in. Saw a cite in a SCOTUS case to an old Department of Treasury regulation, 26 CFR Section 410.5 (1938). The citation isn’t hyperlinked and I can’t find it in Lexis or westlaw. Googling it takes me to the case that cited it but not, seemingly, to the full text of ...
by stego
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: How do I find this cite?
Replies: 2
Views: 559

How do I find this cite?

Not sure which forum this belongs in. Saw a cite in a SCOTUS case to an old Department of Treasury regulation, 26 CFR Section 410.5 (1938). The citation isn’t hyperlinked and I can’t find it in Lexis or westlaw. Googling it takes me to the case that cited it but not, seemingly, to the full text of t...