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by HelloYesThisIsDog
Thu May 07, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Anyone else consider law librarianship as a career?
Replies: 14
Views: 1921

Re: Anyone else consider law librarianship as a career?

One of my good friends did the law librarianship program at my law school (post JD from different law school). He ended up taking a grant funded position at the law school's library. I don't think he was making wheelbarrows of money but he was doing well, and since it was a public institution he had...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What do you bill for?
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: What do you bill for?

What about double-billing? Eg being on a conference call for one client while typing up a matter for another? Double billing is a big no-no and will get you and the firm in a shitload of trouble if you’re ever caught. Don’t do it. Thanks. I didn’t think so, but hey, if you can bill while taking a s...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: COVID-19 and KJD?
Replies: 8
Views: 3683

Re: COVID-19 and KJD?

I think it is that important for personal growth. Once you're on the law school train, it's a more loaded/complicated decision to get off. And depending on your goals and the trajectory of the economy, your opportunities for certain jobs as a lawyer may be more limited in the next 2-3 years as the e...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: How Can I Prepare for Law School Exams as a 0L?
Replies: 6
Views: 4170

Re: How Can I Prepare for Law School Exams as a 0L?

More generally, thinking about law school in terms of "getting ahead of the competition" probably isn't going to help you much as a mindset. In fact it's a good shortcut to developing an anxiety disorder during 1L, if you don't already have one. Focus instead on improving your own understanding and...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?
Replies: 21
Views: 5218

Re: Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?

Op here. Do firms ever increase severance? I want to ask for 3 more months and phrase it as how the untimely termination has screwed up my budget and plans, instead of threatening to sue. (I.e., I had planned on taking a pregnancy leave by notifying HR, and am being terminated 1 month after the not...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: West Coast Consortium Fair
Replies: 4
Views: 2651

Re: West Coast Consortium Fair

Agree with UVA2B. You don't apply at these fairs. It's just an opportunity to learn more about each school from admissions officers (and sometimes current students and alums who might be at that school's table). You can also try to extract an application fee waiver from them after you hear their pit...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 20892

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

OP you have no understanding of several things you're complaining about. 1. Like nony said, fedgov actually is quite diverse with its hires. I was a DOJ SLIP intern and got far in the honors application process (but ultimately didn't get it), and I didn't go to any T14 school. My fellow interns were...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 20892

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

icechicken wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Nony wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:53 am
Eh. It's more like if you're buying the Mercedes anyway, do you need the tricked out top-of-the-line model or will a lower-end model do?
perhaps this is what OP meant by "palpably" better - leather seats in a car that drives and looks the same
In this metaphor they both have leather seats.
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 20892

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Nony wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:53 am
Eh. It's more like if you're buying the Mercedes anyway, do you need the tricked out top-of-the-line model or will a lower-end model do?
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 20892

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

updates plz OP There is no update, really. I ended up getting an offer from OCI, as mentioned earlier in the thread, and I am still at this school I hate. I hate being here everyday and wish I could exact revenge on this place somehow. Most of all, of course, I hate myself for having chosen this pl...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cancelling an accepted offer
Replies: 9
Views: 4458

Re: Cancelling an accepted offer

pancakes3 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:15 pm
we need more context
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Guide: Demystifying the character and fitness requirement and what the bar is really looking for
Replies: 8
Views: 7964

Re: Guide Demystifying the character and fitness requirement and what the bar is really looking for

that was very insightful information for the OP. Thank you for providing it. Do you think you could post some information on programs and benefits of USC over some other similarly ranked schools? Thank you for being a valued asset to the TLS family. This is a non-sequitur/off-topic post. This guide...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?
Replies: 34
Views: 6670

Re: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?

You seem very defensive about your finances, OP. You're right that we don't know your situation. But the takeaway here shouldn't be "they don't know so they're wrong". Rather, we are telling you that, absent truly extreme circumstances of financial need, this isn't even remotely worth doing, especia...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: best law schools in Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 3668

Re: best law schools in Australia

Is this a question?
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?
Replies: 34
Views: 6670

Re: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?

Can't you pick up a research assistant gig at your school for a professor? That should pay more than $10 an hour.
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: jobless 3L at T14
Replies: 4
Views: 2496

Re: jobless 3L at T14

Apply (and be willing to work) everywhere. If you're looking at government, look outside of big cities since those jobs will be particularly competitive.
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lateraling - Failing at first firm
Replies: 3
Views: 2201

Re: Lateraling - Failing at first firm

Is this a reasonable idea? Yes, if you want to stay in biglaw. It sounds like you're not meshing well with your firm and the practice group you're in. Very reasonable to find another firm and another practice. What are firms looking for? In a junior associate, someone who will do the work. At least ...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: URM? International/non-traditional
Replies: 1
Views: 1921

Re: URM? International/non-traditional

1) I will let someone else speak to the URM aspect more fully as I am not an expert, but just being of a particular nationality doesn't necessarily make you an URM. What are your other nationalities and do you identify with any other ethnic groups? It's hard to say without knowing more about you. 2)...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: LL.M
Replies: 1
Views: 1974

Re: LL.M

I don't know about FSU specifically but most LLMs are revenue generators for law schools, so they're not too picky, at least as compared to JD admissions.
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Partners without enough work
Replies: 2
Views: 2290

Re: Partners without enough work

Keep taking the work from other offices, but you should start looking.
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Should I apply ED?
Replies: 7
Views: 4814

Re: Should I apply ED?

No. ED is rarely a good idea and doesn't allow you to shop around for scholarships. Since you're a splitter, you'll want as many options as you can get.
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Older 0L, ready to take plunge, have questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 5122

Re: Older 0L, ready to take plunge, have questions.

I think hanging out your shingle isn't terrible but you have to be aware you won't make much starting out and possibly for years. The folks I know who did it maybe netted $60k after paying overhead and other costs. Debt minimization should be your highest priority if that is your plan. I know you're...
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Bay Area IP Lit Big Law Firms Decision?
Replies: 10
Views: 3273

Re: Bay Area IP Lit Big Law Firms Decision?

Also the risk of being Latham'd next recession.
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Bay Area IP Lit Big Law Firms Decision?
Replies: 10
Views: 3273

Re: Bay Area IP Lit Big Law Firms Decision?

IP lit isn't a bad idea if you think you may want to switch to tech transactions later. I would pick wherever has a robust practice for both (in that same office, not IP lit in one office and tech transactions in another) so you can try assignments from each during your summer.

Why no WSGR?
by HelloYesThisIsDog
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 20892

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Now I'm confused. You blamed your school, but now you don't blame your school? And looking back at this thread, you said it was important for you to have a clerkship but then said it was far from your concerns at the moment. To be more direct on my earlier point, I suspect you are probably not good ...