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by ggocat
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high

With your numbers, you can afford to not "wow" them with a personal statement. So I think something more conventional -- something that won't make you stand out -- could be a good idea. I'm no admissions expert, but I consider the personal statement to be one of those soft factors that is more likel...
by ggocat
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high

Yeah something went wrong. Agree with others that it shouldn't have been timing of the applications.
by ggocat
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship and CoVid
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Re: Clerkship and CoVid

I assumed the OP was going to be a federal employee? But in either case start dates and such are pretty much up to the judge. They just may not have room/money to start people that early when someone else is already working for them. Agree with this, but I'll emphasize that might not be up to the i...
by ggocat
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: No longer seeing new post / notification numbers in tabs (Chrome)
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: No longer seeing new post / notification numbers in tabs (Chrome)

Yes, it was the middle of last week. Funny thing is that over the past week I've noticed sometimes I do get to see the number (1) for notifications, or [1] for new posts on a page. But often the [1] for new posts doesn't come up, and even when it does, it's just [1] rather than the actual number of ...
by ggocat
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: No longer seeing new post / notification numbers in tabs (Chrome)
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

No longer seeing new post / notification numbers in tabs (Chrome)

When a page on the forum had new posts, or when I had a notification, I would always see a number in brackets or parentheses next to the title of the page in my tabs on Chrome. The number indicated the number of new posts in that thread, or the total number of notifications. It would look like [3] o...
by ggocat
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: How Can I Prepare for Law School Exams as a 0L?
Replies: 6
Views: 3842

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

Agree that getting to maybe is the best prep for exams. I thought LEEWS was duplicative and overly technical.
by ggocat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 1L USAO Intern Background Check?
Replies: 9
Views: 4001

Re: 1L USAO Intern Background Check?

I wouldn't ask the HR person. They have zero incentive to be in your corner. It's easy for them to tell you that you won't pass. You should talk with the person/people who made the decision to hire you. Presumably they like you enough and want to validate their decision to hire you, so they're more ...
by ggocat
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 201
Views: 27782

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Looking forward to this.
by ggocat
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?
Replies: 20
Views: 3913

Re: Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?

Can you tie together your reason for requesting family leave with the need for more severance? Something about how the termination came shortly after you requested family medical leave, and your absence from work was going to be difficult enough, but the added uncertainty of not having a job to retu...
by ggocat
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 201
Views: 27782

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

The interesting question is whether the expiration date is constitutional. Article V authorizes and delineates how to amend the constitution and it's plain language doesn't grant Congress the authority to set a timeline on which 3/4 of the states must consent. That is pretty interesting and I have ...
by ggocat
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

Re: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust

My State's AG office seems to regularly hire newbies only for the child support division, but they sometimes have entry-level positions for medicaid fraud. I'm not sure what the entry-level work looks like, but I've seen some of the bigger cases involve small and mid-size companies who are defraudin...
by ggocat
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: What to do after State Trial Court Clerkship?
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

Re: What to do after State Trial Court Clerkship?

Congrats on the clerkship! It will probably be a good experience, and I hope you come back and post about it. I also think state trial to state appellate makes more "sense" and is more likely to be obtainable than US district court. Might as well apply to both and see what happens. USDC could open m...
by ggocat
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 17189

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Probably won't connect because those other students are probably happy with their decisions.
app wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:28 pm
unless op is late 30s or more he should be able to find some way to connect with these other students.
Well now I feel old.
by ggocat
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: a
Replies: 10
Views: 3427

Re: Chase Law School Part Time Evening Program

I'd be surprised if a 160 gets a full ride if the UGPA is below median. Schools would much rather have students bringing up both medians to get those scholarships. As to OP's question, I'd consider a score over the 75th percentile to be a pretty safe bet for admission. Pancakes and Slyther make good...
by ggocat
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 17189

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Jubo wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:12 am
OP presumably chose CCN because it was a lot cheaper, which is the right decision.
OP said they chose CCN for "idiosyncratic and psychologically twisted personal reasons." If CCN was a lot cheaper than H, there's no reason to hide the ball with such a cryptic explanation.
by ggocat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 17189

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Yeah, we agree there's a certain point where CCN over HYS is a good decision. The car example perhaps relates to other posts of people saying there's not a huge difference between CCN and HYS. I think there is more than a 10% difference (e.g., $5K add on to $50K car). I don't think it's negligible, ...
by ggocat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 17189

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

ETA: Am an H grad but would have taken CCN without much hesitation if any of them were presented as a significantly cheaper option. I'm not sure that undercuts OPs point because he/she didn't mention CCN was significantly cheaper. Personally, if I'm spending $50k on a Mercedes, you best believe I'l...
by ggocat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 17189

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

*manually rolls down window of my 1993 Honda Civic*
"Nice car, bud."
by ggocat
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 17189

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

This is what scares me about law school. that grades are apparently hard to predict even with hard work. That's why you go to a school under circumstances that grades don't matter: (1) because the school is so good you'll get a good job anywhere, (2) because you received such a large scholarship yo...
by ggocat
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 17189

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

C'mon we all know it's Columbia.
by ggocat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Is clerking a scam?
Replies: 9
Views: 3423

Re: Is clerking a scam?

Like most jobs, I imagine, worker satisfaction depends heavily on the quality of the manager.
by ggocat
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 17189

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

I don't want my identity compromised. There's a balance between maintaining a level of anonymity and having people sufficiently understand your situation to give helpful advice. The lack of details provided (regarding why you're so unhappy) made it difficult to give constructive advice. That's why ...
by ggocat
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Travel expenses
Replies: 7
Views: 2376

Re: Travel expenses

Just my two cents, not based on experience, but I would not try to expense the meal. Nor would I request cab fare unless the train station is a significant distance from the interview.
by ggocat
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lateraling - Failing at first firm
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Re: Lateraling - Failing at first firm

How long have you been at the firm? Like, you're about to finish up your first year, or you've been there only a few months?
by ggocat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Federal Defender Taking Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3438

Re: Federal Defender Taking Questions

Thanks for the info and taking questions. Do legal writing specialists in your office typically float and work with the whole office on ad hoc assignments, or are they assigned to particular cases/teams where they might assist on the same cases from start to finish?