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by heythatslife
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Applying after seat deposit
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Applying after seat deposit

pancakes3 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:53 am
you lose most of the leverage gained from a killer march LSAT by committing to attend this cycle, both in terms of admissions, negotiating scholarships so the advice, not to be reductive, is to sit out and reapply.
Agree with this.
by heythatslife
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Holding back a class year at new firm
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Holding back a class year at new firm

It's fairly common to take a cut in your class year when lateralling, especially when switching practice area at the same time or you recently changed fields. But my impression is it's usually the firm that suggests it. Either way, surprised that the new firm is surprised. That said, I doubt anyone ...
by heythatslife
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Who decides to fire an associate in biglaw?
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Who decides to fire an associate in biglaw?

Desert Fox wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:42 pm
At my firm, a 6th year got fired by his local office despite doing 2/3rds of his work for a different office. And he had to tell the partner's he worked with that he was leaving.
Couldn't they just re-hire him at that office?
by heythatslife
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 266
Views: 40564

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

hls2022fella wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:57 pm
Anyone know how many LPs Rubenstein usually gives out for CivPro? I didn't allocate my time that well and didn't mention everything I should have, only got like 3,800 words down. Should I be worried?
That's like 500 words more than any 3-hour exam essay that I've ever produced.
by heythatslife
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 266
Views: 40564

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

dcc617 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:01 am
I never had anybody care at all about attendance. In fact, the only class I ever DSed was one where I missed 90% of the classes.
Some people do even for lecture classes (e.g. Suk Gersen), but they will make it very clear what the policy is and if/how it will factor into grading.
by heythatslife
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 266
Views: 40564

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

I had both Mack and Stephenson. I got the impression neither of them really factored in attendance and grading is more or less entirely dependent on the exam. I seem to recall the average attendance rate for Mack lectures was something like 70% by mid-semester for my section. Speaking of which, have...
by heythatslife
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: TLS/LSLer 3rd year assoc. seeking advice
Replies: 21
Views: 956

Re: TLS/LSLer seeking lateral choice advice

More important is to see whether his book of business minus that client stays, which is a big chunk as well. But you are right that I shouldn't jump the gun and assume the worst. I'd be more worried about this if Rockstar is jumping ship to another firm, but given that he's just going in-house, thi...
by heythatslife
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 6696

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

My pet theory is that OP snubbed H to stick it to his parents who really wanted him to go there (hence repeated emphasis on "twisted" and "immoral")
by heythatslife
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 6696

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 heythatslife
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 6696

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

I feel like everyone is minimizing the difference between HYS and CCN. Because the difference IS minimal. Dude, you're like a guy who's whining that he would have gotten laid if only he had an Audi A5 instead of an A4. Yeah, the A5 is slightly nicer but maybe the car is not the reason you're not ge...
by heythatslife
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Is clerking a scam?
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Is clerking a scam?

You're looking the same population that signs up to work for free on law reviews so probably yes

But seriously, the majority of people I know seem to have enjoyed it though (but not universally)
by heythatslife
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me
Replies: 31
Views: 1900

Re: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me

Well I just want to re-emphasize that your GRE score is not an "LSAT equivalent" and the ETS conversion is kind of meaningless as what ETS says holds no water when it comes to law school admissions. As I said, there's not enough data to predict the outcome of a GRE-only application and if you're goi...
by heythatslife
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me
Replies: 31
Views: 1900

Re: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me

How is the "168 LSAT equivalent" derived? Are you converting your GRE percentile to LSAT percentile? In any case, even though some law schools have begun accepting GRE scores in lieu of an LSAT score, this does not mean you have an "LSAT equivalent" score that will be treated as though you scored an...
by heythatslife
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Kaplan versus Themis
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Kaplan versus Themis

Yeah go with whatever's cheapest of the big 3 (BarBri, Kaplan, Themis) if you're paying out of pocket.
by heythatslife
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?
Replies: 34
Views: 1801

Re: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?

That's fine if you want to try to do both jobs at once, but you ABSOLUTELY need to disclose it to both employers. AND you would need to provide live updates to each firm on matters/clients you're working on at the other place. Conflicts is no joke, firms take it extremely seriously. I've gotten mes...
by heythatslife
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 266
Views: 40564

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Yeah pretty sure blind grading is default for all classes with an exam component
by heythatslife
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is mass mailing now over?
Replies: 21
Views: 1476

Re: Is mass mailing now over?

It is to a great extent but no reason to limit yourself to NYC either if there are other opportunities elsewhere.
by heythatslife
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is mass mailing now over?
Replies: 21
Views: 1476

Re: Is mass mailing now over?

For NY, don't bother with "why NY". If you apply to NYC firms, they just assume you want to be in NYC because that's where the action is. It's like the only market where you don't have to explain yourself for wantinf to be there.
by heythatslife
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 266
Views: 40564

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

If I'm living in the dorms, do you think buying the discounted MBTA pass would be a good investment? I'm not from the area, so I don't know how often I will be going into Boston, for example. The total price for 4 months is $253. Might it be cheaper to just buy tickets using my "CharlieCard"? If li...
by heythatslife
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 6696

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

First, you should reach out to HLS and ask if they will even let you re-apply as a 1L. The response you get may be that they require you to apply as a transfer, since you already completed a year of law school. Second, if you struck out with median grades from CCN, I doubt it's your grades or the sc...
by heythatslife
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: did I get an offer? Disclaimer: I am stupid
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: did I get an offer? Disclaimer: I am stupid

pancakes3 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:11 pm
doesn't sound like an offer, sorry
by heythatslife
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Do you trust Chambers Insider Guide for Firm Research?
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Do you trust Chambers Insider Guide for Firm Research?

Assume this is Chambers Associate - Inside View? I took a quick look at what it said about my firm, and it looks pretty tightly policed with a lot of direct input from the firm. That said, I cannot speak for other firms' descriptions. But, as with any other research, I would also caution against rel...
by heythatslife
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Views on Reapplying?
Replies: 29
Views: 1796

Re: Views on Reapplying?

Your resumé evolves. Firms' staffing needs change. Firms also have plans for hiring an X number of people at one phase or through one program, and then allot additional seats for other avenues of recruitment, or realize they didn't meet their initial hiring target and will take a second pass. Theref...
by heythatslife
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: New Book: How to Succeed in Law School
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: New Book: How to Succeed in Law School

If you are the author or the publisher (or affiliated with either), can you at least be transparent?
by heythatslife
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Affinity Groups on Resumes
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: Affinity Groups on Resumes

Every law school resume I’ve seen listed affinity group board positions — including mine. Listing things like LGBT alliance is useful to my mind if only because you probably wouldn’t want to work somewhere that would ding you for that anyway. Agree. Also a lot of firms are actively on the lookout f...