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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: 948

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: 49
Views: 6804

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: 15708

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: 3716

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: 15708

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: 15708

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: 161
Views: 13828

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: 161
Views: 13828

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: 76015

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: 102
Views: 19005

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: 102
Views: 19005

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: 102
Views: 19005

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: 438

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: 113
Views: 14421

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: 1207

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: 3789

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: 102
Views: 19005

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.
by Kümmel
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Importance of Clinics When Choosing a School
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: Importance of Clinics When Choosing a School

I think depending on your career choice/trajectory, clinics can be super super important. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee you’ll get into a clinic, the faculty running the clinic retires/goes on sabbatical, or the clinic just ends up not being a good fit for you.
by Kümmel
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)
Replies: 102
Views: 19005

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

So do NYU/CLS now have the best LRAPs aside from maybe Yale and Stanford? Certainly they provide the most flexibility by providing both PSLF and non-PSLF options with fairly generous salary allowances, dependent allowances, etc. It seems like NYU still has its one-time payment for those in the PSLF...
by Kümmel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 19593

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

Ah okay so there's nothing else I should be doing then?

My LRAP program is unrelated to PSLF. I'm enrolled in PAYE, so my payment is pretty low, but my law school cuts me a check to make the payments as if I'm in a 10-year standard -- so im paying 2k+ above my actual monthly payment
by Kümmel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 19593

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

Okay dumb question. I have nelnet and am paying in excess of my monthly payment. I want to put any additional amount towards the principal. nelnet seems to be telling me they do that automatically, but is that true? for example: 100k in principal 3k accrued interest monthly payment is $500 I pay $20...
by Kümmel
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L Summer Q
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: 2L Summer Q

absolutely do not listen to your career development office. they really don't know what theyre talking about. you should be applying/reaching out directly to State A ASAP
by Kümmel
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L Summer Q
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: 2L Summer Q

You seem very well informed but maybe you're wrong re State A hiring. You should see about just applying now/pushing it earlier. State A doesn't even participate in EJW for 2L summer? Statewide offices like NH/CO/NJ all do. If you're right, then you need to be aggressive reaching out to State A and ...