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by Slytherpuff
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2018 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2264

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

We're always right up against the budget for one of my big cases that's in discovery so I think a ton of my work is getting written off right now (and that's a client that needs incredibly specific details for everything you're doing). The closest I've done to "review diligence documents" is for one...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Beard during CB?
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: Beard during CB?

You're totally fine with that length. A bunch of guys at my firm have beards, it's really not that uncommon! Just make sure it's neat and close-shaven for the interviews.
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Stub Year Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Stub Year Questions

Dude you need to just chill and enjoy the free time you're getting. I twiddled my thumb well into February of my first year, billed around 100 hours total for my first 4 months combined. Work will find you in due time. Did this make you feel deflated at all? How did you fill your days? I’m three mo...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit

Weird necro. But seriously, stay in your lane, dude. Based on your posting history you are the absolute last person who should be commenting on this. am i wrong in feeling that the post wasn't over the line so idk why you're trying to stifle discussion about it? i thought the q's were in good faith...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Are Powerscore bibles + Manhattan + real practice tests still the way to go?
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Are Powerscore bibles + Manhattan + real practice tests still the way to go?

This combo worked for me back in the day but it's been 5+ years. I wonder if people have better prep methods nowadays.
by Slytherpuff
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit

Weird necro. But seriously, stay in your lane, dude. Based on your posting history you are the absolute last person who should be commenting on this.
by Slytherpuff
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: BC, BU, Fordham, Cardozo, Cornell?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: BC, BU, Fordham, Cardozo, Cornell?

You can absolutely improve on LR! Back in the day I found PowerScore's LR Bible really useful, but I haven't taken the LSAT since 2013 so more recent takers might be able to weigh in on better resources.
by Slytherpuff
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: BC, BU, Fordham, Cardozo, Cornell?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: BC, BU, Fordham, Cardozo, Cornell?

I'd definitely retake if you can. Was the 161 your first try? You have a stellar GPA and if you can get your LSAT score up a little, you can get into some amazing schools and otherwise get scholarship money at your current picks.
by Slytherpuff
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 141
Views: 7999

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

riot wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:57 pm
As a PSLF truther I wonder if it makes more sense to stay in ten year plan and take the law school for all the money it will give you and actually have your loan balance decline
Don't tell Nebby this or he won't let us get married so that CLS will keep paying off his loans for him!!!
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Splitter with C&F Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: Splitter with C&F Issues

If you really want to throw in an extra LA application, I'd say to retake the LSAT and add Irvine to your list. I'm nervous about the employment stats at the other SoCal schools you have on your list, but Irvine is a decent school and you might be able to bump your LSAT up enough so that you're a tr...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Splitter with C&F Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: Splitter with C&F Issues

I don't think W&L would be a good fit for nycsplitter - numbers-wise, sure, it makes sense. But it seems like they want to practice in the NYC or LA area based on school choices, and W&L may be a strong regional school with good scholarship money but it's not sending a lot of people to those markets.
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Risky Personal Statement. Advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Risky Personal Statement. Advice?

Unfortunately, I can tell you without even reading the statement that this is not a topic you should be focusing on for your personal statement. You'll want to honestly but gently explain away your C&F issues and highlight that they were all in the past. Your personal statement is not a good place f...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Splitter with C&F Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: Splitter with C&F Issues

I agree that the C&F issues are unlikely to affect your admission chances. I'd encourage you to retake the LSAT to get your score up in the hopes that you can get into a better school. You can find out more information on these school's employment statistics, salary information where available, and ...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Big Law Hours Check
Replies: 31
Views: 3095

Re: Big Law Hours Check

^That's not very bad, especially if you get bonus. Any other rising 2nd years in my position of having low hours? Or anyone on this board who had a similar experience and can talk to whether they were "talked to" or what ended up happening? I'm at a firm that has no minimum billable requirement and...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 85
Views: 5357

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

Kümmel wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:30 am
nebby what’s your servicer
I know Nebby has FedLoan as well (and I was under the impression that it was the only PSLF servicer too).
by Slytherpuff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 141
Views: 7999

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

Agree with what Nony and Nebby said - we'll see how many people end up getting their 10-year forgiveness over the next few years. But from all the articles out there about it, it really seems like the requirements weren't clear enough ten years back and the reason almost everyone got denied was beca...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Diversity SA Question
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Diversity SA Question

You can definitely ask, this wouldn't be a problem at a lot of firms. If you get any pushback you can also ask to split your summer between the two offices of that firm.
by Slytherpuff
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Big Law Hours Check
Replies: 31
Views: 3095

Re: Big Law Hours Check

^That's not very bad, especially if you get bonus. Any other rising 2nd years in my position of having low hours? Or anyone on this board who had a similar experience and can talk to whether they were "talked to" or what ended up happening? I'm at a firm that has no minimum billable requirement and...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now
Replies: 1118
Views: 44286

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Just a PSA - if you moved to a new state for law school, make sure you have a plan in place to vote next month (whether by registering in your new state or getting an absentee ballot from your home state)!
by Slytherpuff
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Big Law Hours Check
Replies: 31
Views: 3095

Re: Big Law Hours Check

How long do juniors last who are under performing in terms of billing hours generally? I am on pace for 1800 and wondering if I should be worried if the average is 2100. I just want to make it for another year. Depends on the firm, although honestly I'd be shocked if you'd be let go for 1800 as a j...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Does Biglaw Get Better for Corporate Associates?
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Does Biglaw Get Better for Corporate Associates?

Yeah, I would try to lateral to a different firm. Maybe you aren't cut out for big law in the long run, but you can absolutely make your life better by at least switching to a firm that takes the time to teach you.
by Slytherpuff
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Accepted from Waitlist
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: Accepted from Waitlist

I don't have experience with this so I'm not sure how much help I'll be, but we had a couple people either get off the waitlist for my CCN school during orientation or be accepted elsewhere (HYS) and leave us. It's rare but it does happen! I would start by asking the new school if they have any advi...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Lateral Moves
Topic: Same Firm, Different Office
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Same Firm, Different Office

I know this sub-forum is for lateral moves but I'm here to share what I've learned regarding switching offices at your firm. I’m a junior associate who is moving from New York to another large legal market where my firm has an office. Let's say you like your current firm (great!) but something's com...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Preparation Tips for an undergrad
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: Preparation Tips for an undergrad

This is going to be a hot take but I don't want us to lose all the 0Ls who are hoping to go straight through. There were plenty of K-JDs at my T-6 who did great in law school and graduated near the top of our class. They were workhorses who knew how to study efficiently in undergrad and kept that up...