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by heythatslife
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 336

Re: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14

ETA: Scooped above. The US government cannot hire non-citizens in the continental US by law. That includes federal courts so clerking is out unless you can get one outside of the continental US. I’ve occasionally seen people want a clerkship so badly they took an unpaid fed clerkship to get around t...
by heythatslife
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 336

Re: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14

Biglaw is generally the only sector where employers are willing to (or able to) sponsor H1B visas. Even F500-type companies are very hesitant about it, maybe except for some tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft that have an H1B-ready hiring infrastructure in place but you aren’t getting those out o...
by heythatslife
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 336

Re: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14

You take out loans the same way most students do, except that they will need to cover tuition + COL and you will just need COL. The wrinkle is that since you're an international student you won't have access to the same loans that US students do, so you should contact Columbia's financial aid offic...
by heythatslife
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 336

Re: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14

Congratulations on winning the law school admissions game. If you’re an international student, I also agree the marginal cost to take the Hammy over the Darrow is worth it.
by heythatslife
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: US Citizenship Required for AUSA Positions?
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: US Citizenship Required for AUSA Positions?

Short answer: Yes, you must be a US citizen unless you fall into one of the few exceptions.
https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/e ... loyment#a4
by heythatslife
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 7189

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

There are way more senior non lawyer jobs at F500s than there are lawyer jobs so if your goal is just to end up at the top of a big org chart b school is the way to go even if you have to wait a few years to get there. Doing corporate at a cravath or wachtell is no guarantee of the outcome you want...
by heythatslife
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

Yeah don’t write off your own time but also don’t create “make-work” projects for yourself that the client didn’t ask for either.
by heythatslife
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

Yeah dude, enjoy chill stub life while you can. If it gives you comfort, I billed like maybe 50 hours total during my first 3 months. I wouldn't worry about hours until February at the earliest.
by heythatslife
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2020 Fall Bonuses
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: 2020 Fall Bonuses

They better, I already went on a shopping spree and spent the money.
by heythatslife
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: What are my chances ?
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: What are my chances ?

By all means retake the LSAT for a shot at HYS and greater scholarship money at other schools. But if your goal is just biglaw (which is perfectly fine), I would also encourage you to look outside of the HYS in the T14 as well if the cost of attendance is going to be significantly cheaper. This is a...
by heythatslife
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Chances at HLS and others (URM/327 GRE/Veteran)
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Chances at HLS and others

GRE to LSAT “conversion” is pretty useless as an indicator of how you would do on the LSAT, and I don’t think anyone can provide a reasonably accurate prediction of your admissions chances until you have a real LSAT score. That said: 1) you have a pretty unique resume and may have a shot for conside...
by heythatslife
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 98567

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

This is true. Just show up with your resume and transcript.
by heythatslife
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 26
Views: 5595

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

If you can write about D&D in a thoughtful and non-cringey way, I don’t see why you should rule it out just because of the topic. I personally know someone who wrote about Magic: The Gathering for their college PS and did really well (as in, snagged one of HYPS).
by heythatslife
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 98567

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Subciting is a pretty minimal time investment so there’s no downside to it, but by 2L fall most people involved with non-HLR journals will have graduated to being an editor of some sort or a submissions reader. So if it would make you feel better about checking off a box, sure by all means go ahead,...
by heythatslife
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 98567

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

A clinic doesn’t really move the needle much for EIP. Personally I think it would suck to do a clinic this semester - the best part of doing one is the in-person discussions and client interaction. The vast majority of people will be in the same boat as you this year anyway with a truncated/online i...
by heythatslife
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School
Replies: 10
Views: 3345

Re: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School

I don’t know for IB but as far as law firms go, as long as you have the requisite law school grades and interview well, your undergrad shouldn’t preclude you from getting offers anywhere.
by heythatslife
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School
Replies: 10
Views: 3345

Re: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School

If you’re happy with corporate law as a fallback, then a JD out of a top US program is fine. CFA would be a plus whether you do actually manage to land an IB job or not, but if you are considering it, probably best to get it done before starting 1L. Agree that US politics isn’t something you can con...
by heythatslife
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School
Replies: 10
Views: 3345

Re: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School

Do you want to be a lawyer or do you want to go into an IB? If the latter, do an MBA. I’ve seen a few of my classmates go into consulting (out of HLS) but I do not know of anyone who was not a JD/MBA go directly into investment banking. I’m sure somebody has done it somewhere but it would be very ra...
by heythatslife
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School
Replies: 10
Views: 3345

Re: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School

I echo what Nony said above and just want to add a few side notes: 1. Full rides for international students are rare because they don’t have a GPA that can be used for the purpose of boosting the school’s reported admission stats (and as Nony said, so much of the US law school admissions has to do w...
by heythatslife
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Law admit considering deferral option
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: Harvard Law admit considering deferral option

The camaraderie of 1L sections is about the only thing that I think of that you’d miss out on. It’s nice, but I don’t think worth deferring for a year if you don’t have something productive lined up to fill the gap. Even if Fall ‘20 (and potentially Spring ‘21) is conducted online, you’ll still be i...
by heythatslife
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: PS, re-apply
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Re: PS, re-apply

You can post here and then delete it afterwards if you feel uncomfortable leaving it out on the internet, or send as DM to people who have offered to read (but then you’ll probably get fewer eyes looking at it). Up to you.
by heythatslife
Sun May 17, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 98567

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Why would a January EIP warrant a more intensive courseload? I don’t follow. If anything, I would do the opposite so that you’re adequately prepping for EIP starting in December.
by heythatslife
Fri May 08, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Anyone else consider law librarianship as a career?
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: Anyone else consider law librarianship as a career?

Biglaw still employs librarians even though physical libraries are going away. Even a transactional associate I get constant reminders to lean on the firm librarians to perform any kind of research (cheaper billing rate and more efficient than me doing it).
by heythatslife
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: LLM in tax first, JD second
Replies: 7
Views: 1459

Re: LLM in tax first, JD second

i thought int'l atty's don't need a JD to practice, just a "law degree" = LLM. LLM>JD bc of grading/shorter. They don't. An LLM is sufficient, but the job prospects are significantly worse. OP, if you're going to do a JD anyway, I'd just do a JD first. If you go to a T13, there's a very good chance...
by heythatslife
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What do you bill for?
Replies: 7
Views: 1761

Re: What do you bill for?

Billable wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:34 am
What about double-billing? Eg being on a conference call for one client while typing up a matter for another?
Double billing is a big no-no and will get you and the firm in a shitload of trouble if you’re ever caught. Don’t do it.