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by Johannes
Sun May 03, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 103294

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

SLS takes a lead over YLS in the clerking numbers this year! Also LOL@ their defensive-sounding specificity w/ the JD-Advantage jobs... "THESE ARE THE COOL ONES, NOT THE LAME ONES GUYS!!!" In all seriousness, those are quite impressive JD-advantage gigs though! Harvard continues to lag Chicago on c...
by Johannes
Sun May 03, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 103294

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Harvard - 74.1% (+1.4%) Columbia - 84.0% (+2.0%) Virginia - 78.3% (-5.0%) UCLA - 51.4% (+3.0%) WUSTL - 52.3% (+0.1%) Florida - 24.2% (+7.3%) Washington & Lee - 35.5% (+9.8%) Barring a surprise off the top rope from NYU or Northwestern, I believe we're able to crown Columbia as the elite employment ...
by Johannes
Sun May 03, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 103294

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

icechicken wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:28 am
Duke > sTTTanford confirmed
Why do people post this stupid shit. Clearly Stanford grads are going to venture capital and tech right out the gate.
by Johannes
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Marino Retaker Course
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: Marino Retaker Course

Do thousands of practice MBE questions multiple choice. Everyone you get wrong dissect the hell out of.
by Johannes
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Which firm would you pick?
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

Re: Which firm would you pick?

kellyfrost wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:22 pm
Firm 1
by Johannes
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Holding back a class year at new firm
Replies: 5
Views: 2858

Re: Holding back a class year at new firm

Gives you another year with lower expectations and to make good money. In an up or out model, at worst it prolongs your inevitable being asked to leave. At best, it gives you a year to learn and be more partner ready. Since no one is making equity partners on any kind of schedule, certainly not one ...
by Johannes
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 24857

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

Hoping for raises before the downturn is just asking for a duller blade before the lathaming

Ny remains; everyone else to 160k please and thank you
by Johannes
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Williams & Connolly Salary Scale
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Williams & Connolly Salary Scale

Except we know that’s wrong for our only 2 examples: Jones day and wachtell. Both black box. One above market player and one below market. One firm had 0 associates over 8 years blab to ATL; the other had like 100+ associates in 1 month blab.
by Johannes
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Williams & Connolly Salary Scale
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Williams & Connolly Salary Scale

A lot of these smaller firms that fucking grind want associates to buy into the culture. They don’t want the comp to be a distinguishing factor to an outsider/money whore. They want people committed to the team and don’t have a shortage of interest so they don’t have to set themselves apart from mar...
by Johannes
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Williams & Connolly Salary Scale
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Williams & Connolly Salary Scale

Key word being tight lipped ASSOCIATES. Tight lipped firm black box would def be below market. Tight lipped associates are above market. No one knows how much wachtell is above market anymore. 2nd years there prolly making like 500k ATL hasn’t gotten an update since they were 100% bonused.
by Johannes
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Jobless 2L at NU with 3.0 GPA
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: Jobless 2L at NU with 3.0 GPA

The above is good advice, but I’d also consider reworking your resume at this point some too.
by Johannes
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2L who doesn't know what he wants to do
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: 2L who doesn't know what he wants to do

If you’re going to a firm with rotational program, rotate through things.

But yeah sounds like you should try transactional at a biglaw firm. And if you don’t like that, then you should probably think about non big law options.
by Johannes
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Tax Groups by Firm
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Tax Groups by Firm

Probably best to start by identifying the region you want to practice in as this stuff is pretty region dependent.

Then comb chambers and look at the band 1 practitioners for that region and look at their bios and you can see what they do.
by Johannes
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 24980

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

Money in SPY averages a 9% annual return though. So yeah maximization is almost always risk preference based.
by Johannes
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 24980

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

The subsidized loans don’t accrue interest in interest fwiw on PAYE for 3 years. Not sure if that’s true under standard 10 year payment or whatever lrap pays, but worth looking into that. Might be a moot point.
by Johannes
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 24980

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

Ah small debt load and see you have some biglaw later from op. There’s no optimization here though. Just a risk preference. You can either get a guaranteed return on your loan balance or put the money in the market for an unguaranteed return or just buy shit you want and pretend it has a mark up on ...
by Johannes
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 24980

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

Wait you’re planning to ride out lrap?! Don’t make any payments if going lrap or Pslf
by Johannes
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 24980

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

For REPAYE, you have to file jointly. AFAIK this is wrong. You can file separately but your REPAYE payments are based on adjusted gross income (combined) regardless. Filing jointly is probably going to make more sense for most couples but it’s not a requirement. Correct thanks. I don’t think it wil...
by Johannes
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 24980

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

For REPAYE, you have to file jointly. Which IBR payment is she on? Are you PAYE eligible? What’s her salary and your debt loads? There are times where it’s better to file jointly if you both have large debt numbers. For example, if her debt to income ratio is pretty significant, it will be beneficia...
by Johannes
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 24857

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

Some guy in my firm apparently got 100K for billing 3K hours. A partner said jokingly ppl will feel bad when compared to this associate's performance. I was like nah bruh. Not even. Sucks how billing 3000 hours is automatically viewed as "good performance". I've worked with a few people who have hi...
by Johannes
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 24980

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

Yeah my understanding of lrap was you sign up for PAYE but then over pay according to your lrap received monthly allowance which is equivalent/pegged to the 10 year repayment. No difference in that case but you get some government benefits under PAYE. So I think it’s actually slightly beneficial to ...
by Johannes
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 24980

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

AOT - My plan A (as discussed above) would be the same: be on PAYE and put the excess covered by your LRAP to your loans. Based on the income exemption worldtraveler mentioned, your PAYE should be 0 for all time you’re abroad and under the 100k+ threshold. However, if that plan is not an option, I w...
by Johannes
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 24980

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

On a different topic than PSLF, I just got back my REPAYE recertification. Not bad. Mine is based on full year employment in biglaw (ish) including bonus and everything.... Still comes out wayyy less than my 10 year flat payments are (based on what they revert me to while processing my recertificat...
by Johannes
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 24980

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

The govt fucked it up. They couldn’t process people’s annual/IDR applications on time. Have you not read some of the wildly inconsistent crazy shit me and chicken have posted? The govt contracts this out to the most inept orgs. All of the news botched this story. You think 99% of people are paying m...