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by Johannes
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 149
Views: 36342

Re: 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
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 149
Views: 36342

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

Yeah DACA is what I was getting at. I think we’re good regardless. Will opinion in my eyes.
by Johannes
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 149
Views: 36342

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

I work in government, and I’m really hoping to qualify for PSLF after just a few more years. Is it safe to pay nothing on my loans until January 2021? Can I safely assume that DOE will properly implement Trump’s executive order on student loans? Yes. Dept of Ed is also an agency. Arbitrary and capr...
by Johannes
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 149
Views: 36342

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

Yep just got my email from the dept of Ed confirming each $0 waived payment counts the same. Awesome!
by Johannes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 149
Views: 36342

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

Worst case scenario you don’t make 3 payments right now and they don’t count. I don’t see why you’d make 3 payments where a $0 payment might count.
by Johannes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 149
Views: 36342

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

No I hadn’t gotten there yet. I disagree and think they will count. Trump is literally telling the agency how to do it. It’s an APA question and there’s no clear law on this specific issue but I think forgiveness or not (or counting the payment) if done by the agency would be an agency action. The s...
by Johannes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 149
Views: 36342

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

In what sense? Other than making sure that someone fills out the appropriate form so you can certify it was a qualifying job, there isn’t anything to do. I mean when you leave it for good. I was 2.5 years in and left for private practice during the pandemic. I normally would be doing my annual cert...
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: 128964

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: 128964

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: 128964

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: 1611

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: 2445

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: 3066

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: 27067

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: 3464

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: 3464

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: 3464

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: 1235

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: 938

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: 1200

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: 27817

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: 27817

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: 27817

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: 27817

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