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by Kümmel
Sat May 16, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

So I did Kaplan because it was free. I did two things beyond the course and felt they were the most helpful: (1) Adaptibar, which was important when it came to memorizing MBE rules (2) I hated Kaplan's essay prep. So I bulleted/outlined every single MEE essay in the last decade. NCBE has these answe...
by Kümmel
Mon May 04, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

Are you doing a UBE? I went way over board but made my own outlines for all the possible essay topics and made flow charts of pretty much everything that you could make a chart out of. It was overkill, but the only way I learned to write the essays. I had Kaplan and just didn't find the material to ...
by Kümmel
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Defer Summer Internship Until Fall?
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Defer Summer Internship Until Fall?

I mean, one would think? But their email isn't really worded that way. It basically just says that if they don't get enough volunteers to defer they're gonna have to start cutting internships. I suppose maybe that means if they came to you and said your internship was going to be cancelled, you cou...
by Kümmel
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Defer Summer Internship Until Fall?
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Defer Summer Internship Until Fall?

If you're on the chopping block won't they give you the option then to defer? I guess it really comes down to what your other summer options might be. Are you still at/near your law school? If so, if your law school has a crim defense clinic you should reach out to see if you can do your 2L summer t...
by Kümmel
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 179
Views: 24585

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

100% Gorsuch and kav are voting to overturn roe in the upcoming abortion decisions. Kav has that weird casey/roe footnote in his concurrence. they've basically given a roadmap to justify overturning roe. my guess is that's why kagan voted with the dissenters
by Kümmel
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Who decides to fire an associate in biglaw?
Replies: 6
Views: 3381

Who decides to fire an associate in biglaw?

Are partners all on one large slack channel shit talking associates and then voting to fire/ask to leave underperforming associates? If associates work with so many partners who actually makes that decision?
by Kümmel
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Criminal Defense
Replies: 51
Views: 11068

Re: Criminal Defense

Post_Alone wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:38 am
Solo criminal defense here. AMA.
PD here. The one thing I really don't get is how you come up with fee structure. Flat/hourly. How you decide what is worth what
by Kümmel
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 118
Views: 27543

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Hi everyone, Long time lurker but first time poster. I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread, it has been SUPER helpful. I have a skype interview next week with the Colorado State Public Defender. Can anyone elaborate on what kind of hypo questions I should be prepared to answer...
by Kümmel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: EJW Conference
Replies: 24
Views: 6834

Re: EJW Conference

Yes just be at table talks early
by Kümmel
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 118
Views: 27543

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

As nony says, old boys clubs of the corporate predominantly white/male/rich world is very different from the world of indigent defense. The bolded part of my comment is referring to: https://blackvoicenews.com/2010/01/21/whites-calling-blacks-by-first-names/ Of course not every public defender is wh...
by Kümmel
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 118
Views: 27543

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Question: the etiquette of addressing clients. Both PD offices I have interned at have an official policy of always addressing a client as "Mr. X" or "Mrs. Y" or "Ms. Z." In person, in writing, and over the phone. I find this to be somewhat socially awkward and running against my down to earth natu...
by Kümmel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 179
Views: 24585

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I can't believe (tho I can) that Thomas wrote this, and even Gorsuch thought it was too much and didn't join this part: In sum, as other Members of this Court have recognized, Batson charted the course for eliminating peremptory strikes. See, e.g., Rice v. Collins, 546 U. S. 333, 344 (2006) (BREYER,...
by Kümmel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 179
Views: 24585

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

But you don't have the right to a representative jury, just a representative venire, so while lol wrong in so many ways, Thomas is right that you're invoking the juror's right
by Kümmel
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Columbia Students Taking Questions
Replies: 672
Views: 94942

Re: Columbia Students Taking Questions

Does anyone have the exact dimensions of the CLS diploma? All google tells me is that it's "irregular"
by Kümmel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)
Replies: 103
Views: 28845

Re: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)

It's a hard question to answer. The only ideal path is trying to get a Skadden fellowship and getting your foot in the door. If not, then two years clerking for district court and COA and then trying to go straight to impact lit is common, but you may end up at a firm for a bit. Sure there's a ton ...
by Kümmel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)
Replies: 103
Views: 28845

Re: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)

It's a hard question to answer. The only ideal path is trying to get a Skadden fellowship and getting your foot in the door. If not, then two years clerking for district court and COA and then trying to go straight to impact lit is common, but you may end up at a firm for a bit. Sure there's a ton o...
by Kümmel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)
Replies: 103
Views: 28845

Re: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)

There's just not a ton of entry level positions in impact lit (funding, amount of training needed, fewer positions, etc.) Most PI entry level type of gigs are in direct legal services which has a skill set that doesn't translate over to impact lit as much as other types of lit (mostly biglaw where y...
by Kümmel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Has
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Has anyone heard of students getting banned from OCI for renegging?

I'm pretty sure CLS vaguely threatened things like this re reneging on judicial 1L summer positions but I'm positive they wouldn't ever enforce a dumb policy like that
by Kümmel
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 114
Views: 25638

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

Nebby wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:23 pm
You're right!
shocking
by Kümmel
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: February 2019 DC Bar Exam FYI
Replies: 0
Views: 4463

February 2019 DC Bar Exam FYI

Beware... 1/11/2019 Based on all available information at this time, we are still planning to administer the February 2019 bar examination as scheduled. However, we are closely monitoring any new developments with the federal government shutdown; and the status of the scheduled exam could change. We...
by Kümmel
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 26
Views: 7890

Re: Weird law school classes

Commercial Paper is no longer on the UBE. So most jx's don't test it anymore
by Kümmel
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)
Replies: 103
Views: 28845

Re: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)

Rémy wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:09 am
Do people skip classes for the PILC fair? i don't understand, i have class from 8:30am to 3pm both days.
Yes. It's the early semester and it's two days of classes -- you skip.