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by waldorf
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: What are the best "canned brief" sources?
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: What are the best "canned brief" sources?

^ agreed with the above.

I found canned briefs more helpful for 2L/3L because I was often too lazy to do the reading and wanted to be able to get through a cold call if necessary. I wouldn’t really recommend them for 1L.
by waldorf
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: GPA Addendum?
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: GPA Addendum?

So, I think for an addendum (which is what this would be), you would want it shorter and more to the point. I think the second two paragraphs are fine, but I think the first paragraph is too much detail. It's well-written and affecting so I don't think it would hurt, necessarily, but my understandi...
by waldorf
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Firms to target for 1L SA?
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Firms to target for 1L SA?

Some of the non TX-based firms in Houston and Dallas also hire a decent chunk of 1Ls: Locke Lord, Akin Gump, Sidley, Jones Day. Pretty sure Latham and Kirkland still only hire 2Ls, but that may have changed since I applied. Just look up all the firms in Houston and Dallas and check their NALP pages ...
by waldorf
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 11
Views: 2424

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Whether you write your personal statement on the family tragedy probably depends in part on what it was and what you would write about. I mentioned suddenly losing my dad in my personal statement but it wasn't the only thing that I wrote about. One reason is that while losing a parent is very tragic...
by waldorf
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Law admit considering deferral option
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Re: Harvard Law admit considering deferral option

I wouldn’t defer unless you actually have something productive to do with your time. Do you already have a career? I deferred, and it was a complete waste of time. I wouldn’t go as far as to say I regret it, but I certainly would not recommend spending a year fucking around at a job that makes 30k/y...
by waldorf
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 1663

Re: TTT--Is my life over?

I'd consider an MBA over a JD if I were in your shoes.
by waldorf
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 1663

Re: TTT--Is my life over?

What are you hoping to get out of law school? Going into debt for a meh school with abysmal employment outcomes does not seem like a good idea if your goal is simply to fill the time between retirement and death.
by waldorf
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 1663

Re: TTT--Is my life over?

What are your goals? What was your career before you quit your job?

I'd probably say just don't go to law school. Find something else to do.
by waldorf
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Iowa or Indiana (Maurer)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1537

Re: Iowa or Indiana (Maurer)?

If your parents are footing the bill, retake and go to a better school (I mean you should do this anyway but don’t have them pay for one of these, may as well get a more portable degree)
by waldorf
Mon May 25, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Critical pass flashcards from 2017?
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Critical pass flashcards from 2017?

Probably overthinking this, but I have a friend willing to sell me critical pass flashcards for the MBE for $25. They’re from 2017, though. Are these okay to use or have there been major changes in relevant areas of law/to the MBE since then?
by waldorf
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Cadwalader cuts pay by 25%
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Cadwalader cuts pay by 25%

Damn, that sucks. I have a close friend going here (she's a 2L).. hope she ends up okay.
by waldorf
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: COVID-19 and KJD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

Re: COVID-19 and KJD?

What is your undergrad degree in? If you really do have the numbers and your undergrad degree is unlikely to lead to any type of employment at all right now (I mean, restaurants aren't even hiring), I might consider applying to a couple places and seeing if you get a full ride or something. It might...
by waldorf
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Unlocking 1L SAs
Replies: 57
Views: 23969

Re: Unlocking 1L SAs

* At the time I wrote this, NALP was enforcing a December 1st application timeline. That is no longer in effect, but I will update when we better understand what that change means for those markets that act/move quickly. Anyone have an update on this? A few 1Ls at my school have reached out to me, ...
by waldorf
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cancelling an accepted offer
Replies: 9
Views: 4120

Re: Cancelling an accepted offer

Definitely agree it’s dumb to renege if it’s just a perceived prestige thing but if it’s a major salary, location or career trajectory difference you have to do it totally agree with this and will just add that at the end of the day, it's your career. you have to do what's best for you. if the othe...
by waldorf
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?
Replies: 34
Views: 5664

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. +1 Also, you might not really care about the morality of what you're trying to do, but if you get caught, you're going to be in serious trouble. You could get fired, and then you'd prob...
by waldorf
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Which bar exam should I take?
Replies: 2
Views: 3027

Which bar exam should I take?

I graduate in May 2020 and will be working at a firm in Texas. I just found out that while Texas is not offering the UBE until February of 2021, they will begin to accept UBE scores in December 2019. As such, I could take the bar in July 2020 in a UBE state and transfer my score to Texas. I can subm...
by waldorf
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 18054

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

cavalier1138 wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:33 am
WEED_QUESTIONER_420 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:45 am
RichardMilhousNixon wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:47 pm
cavalier1138 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:06 pm
WEED_QUESTIONER_420 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:17 pm
not what I was talking about
Well, do you want to share what you were talking about? You're on an anonymous online forum.
My money's on a break-up.
lol no
Super-helpful. It's hard to believe that you have problems with drug use.
this is a stupid and overly judgmental post
by waldorf
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up
Replies: 69
Views: 20299

Re: Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]

Clamence wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Checking in reeeeaaaall late to the game. Anyone still here?
yo
by waldorf
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: OCI Post-1L SA
Replies: 4
Views: 2126

Re: OCI Post-1L SA

A lot of people who do 1L SAs are looking to trade up, so it’s not like firms will have never seen this before. I applied to several firms after my 1L SA ended, and I said I was switching because I wanted to be at a larger office, at the headquarters (for firms headquartered in my market), and wante...
by waldorf
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: WUSTL Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 120
Views: 25971

Re: WUSTL Students and Grads Taking Questions

i am now old (officially a 3L) and more qualified to answer questions. i am also bored. feel free to fire away!! Going into your 3L year, anything you would have done differently? during law school? probably not. i don’t think i could have done any better than i did (top 5%), so i am happy with my ...
by waldorf
Fri May 10, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up
Replies: 69
Views: 20299

Re: Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]

CS1775 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:15 am
So what's everyone doing for 2L summer? My plan is to intern with a state public defender and appear in court. Also need to get started on clerkship applications soon.
i am several months late, but biglawl. where is everyone?! why no join the party people
by waldorf
Fri May 10, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: WUSTL Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 120
Views: 25971

Re: WUSTL Students and Grads Taking Questions

i am now old (officially a 3L) and more qualified to answer questions. i am also bored. feel free to fire away!!
by waldorf
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: URM 2018/19 Applicants Thread
Replies: 140
Views: 32192

Re: URM 2018/19 Applicants Thread

If you guys need any help with admissions, questions in general about 1L or anything else please feel free to PM me! Current URM 1L at a T14 and would love to help any other URMs as I know the application process sucks! +1 to everything Mikey said. below most medians. 1L at penn. @Mikey & LSNlife. ...
by waldorf
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 8945

Re: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread

UVA2B, do you have any insight as to whether turning down a 1L summer offer to a firm in Texas forecloses the chance to summer with them 2L summer? Great - thanks for the advice! I made one call today and it went better than I was expecting (although I'm not really sure what I was expecting!). He w...
by waldorf
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: WUSTL Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 120
Views: 25971

Re: WUSTL Students and Grads Taking Questions

anybody going to this WUSTL employer showcase? i went last year. i know several 1Ls going this year. Cool. Do lots of firms send people or is it a small thing? i meant to add that last year, we weren't told who was attending until the day of (i think--it might've been the day before) a decent amoun...