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by omegaweapon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Quitting Before New Job
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Re: Quitting Before New Job

I don't know that you need to have your next job lined up if you have 100k savings, but you should at least know what you want it to be.
by omegaweapon
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Custom and Border Protection General Attorney
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: Custom and Border Protection General Attorney

On old TLS there was some discussion of DHS being considered an unpleasant place to work and having high turnover, but I don't know details on that.
by omegaweapon
Mon May 28, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Yale Law C/O 2021 (Admitted Students)
Replies: 175
Views: 31927

Re: Yale Law C/O 2021 (Admitted Students)

You normally get the CoA loans around when class starts, which can be a pain for getting books.

The tuition loans will be applied to your tuition when the tuition is due.
by omegaweapon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: GPA Drop
Replies: 13
Views: 2732

Re: GPA Drop

Guest wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Does NALP provide a list of firms that usually cold offer sunmers?
The entire premise of a cold offer is that no one outside the firm knows about it, because the person is technically given an offer.
by omegaweapon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Hogan Lovells DC
Replies: 16
Views: 3626

Re: Hogan Lovells DC

I don't have an exact answer for you, and I didn't bid on Hogan (Edit: Actually I just remembered that I bid on them, but didn't get them in the lottery. A lot of people bid them because they had a higher interview-callback ratio than other DC firms), but my impression from my classmates is that the...
by omegaweapon
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biglaw Litigators: Would you do it over again?
Replies: 37
Views: 7338

Re: Biglaw Litigators: Would you do it over again?

It's also worth noting that Fed Gov still has an actual pension plan, and you qualify for some payments after just 10 years. That helps somewhat with the lack of salary.
by omegaweapon
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: AUSA - taking questions
Replies: 71
Views: 20990

Re: AUSA - taking questions

In your districts have ties to the area (through clerkships, work history, ect) been important, or do you take people from everywhere? How did they look on federal non-doj lawyers vs biglaw refugees vs ADAs? How much does the office culture and work change when the US Attorney changes? How long do p...
by omegaweapon
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Re: PSA: “do u want it open or closed????” askers
Replies: 56
Views: 10639

Re: PSA: “do u want it open or closed????” askers

On team don't care about the door thing, but please don't hand me things in the bathroom.
by omegaweapon
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Does knowing a foreign language help in the hiring process?
Replies: 19
Views: 4592

Re: Does knowing a foreign language help in the hiring process?

Fluency or near fluency in Spanish and French (Portuguese is nice but less so) is a huge boost at my firm (DC BigLaw) Lots of pro bono immigration cases with v little Spanish-speaking attorneys or paralegals + lots of international arbitration with v little French-speaking attorneys or paralegals =...
by omegaweapon
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: JD --> Oxford
Replies: 14
Views: 3774

Re: JD --> Oxford

I'm fairly certain no one on here has done this, because it's a baffling thing to do in almost all circumstances. I know a few people who did masters at Oxford before law school. It may given them a soft for admissions purposes, but I don't notice any difference in terms of what they're doing post LS.
by omegaweapon
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.
Replies: 729
Views: 192169

Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Hello, folks at Spivey. In your experience, does so-called "yield protection" exist? That is, would someone with a 4.0/180 be disadvantaged at lower T14 school because those schools believe the applicant is unlikely to attend? FWIW, I had similar stats, and got into HY quickly, but had a lot of pro...
by omegaweapon
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Go to NYC, or not
Replies: 18
Views: 4350

Re: Go to NYC, or not

I know people who were excited to go to NYC biglaw and regret their decision. I don't know anyone who was as unsure as you are who thinks they made a good decision after. The people I know are pretty junior though. Maybe it becomes worth it once you exit.
by omegaweapon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: would your firm flip out if you used your letterhead and such for
Replies: 55
Views: 10391

Re: would your firm flip out if you used your letterhead and such for

Do you really not understand how not all things you do are imputed to your firm? If you get divorced, and represent yourself, do you believe your firm is representing you, and you have the right to use support staff and resources for that?
by omegaweapon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: would your firm flip out if you used your letterhead and such for
Replies: 55
Views: 10391

Re: would your firm flip out if you used your letterhead and such for

I'm glad we've reached TLS levels of trolling so soon after this site was created.
by omegaweapon
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Possibility of downtime?
Replies: 1
Views: 2101

Possibility of downtime?

I have multiple friends getting married this summer. I would ideally like to go to these, but am looking at missing around 1-1.5 weeks of bar prep. Are the schedules tight enough that this is an awful idea, or is it totally workable?
by omegaweapon
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: civil rights
Replies: 10
Views: 4312

Re: civil rights

Easy-E wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:42 pm
We do some civil rights stuff. I can't give too much without outing myself but the partner was involved in a super high profile civil rights case, so we get quite a few calls. Very few actually have legs, but I would love to do more of this stuff.
1983, L&E discrimination or something else?
by omegaweapon
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Ask Lawyers
Replies: 13
Views: 3274

Re: Ask Lawyers

Transactional folk - resume question for you: How specific do you get with your resume bullets, especially for deals you've worked on? If high specificity is expected, are certain deals more noteworthy than others? Let's say you worked on one WSJ-noted deal and a bunch of smaller acquisitions. Do y...
by omegaweapon
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Criminal Defense
Replies: 62
Views: 16330

Re: Criminal Defense

Do you and Slippin Jimmy need to fight now?
by omegaweapon
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: civil rights
Replies: 10
Views: 4312

Re: civil rights

I summered at a race/sex discrimination and whistleblowing firm that also did some voting rights work, and am happy to answer general questions about that work, although I obviously can't speak personally to the associate experience.
by omegaweapon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Lateral Moves
Topic: Deciding whether to leave
Replies: 11
Views: 5282

Re: Deciding whether to leave

Do you want to make income partner? If that's something you care about a lot, that's obviously a huge advantage at your current firm. If you plan to go in-house or government lit or something in a few years it doesn't matter at all.
by omegaweapon
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: D.C. location?
Replies: 3
Views: 2434

D.C. location?

I've been trying to figure out where the July D.C. exam will be to book a hotel. Is there no info about this out at all yet?
by omegaweapon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Where do all the ex-Biglaw lawyers go?
Replies: 29
Views: 9368

Re: Where do all the ex-Biglaw lawyers go?

They become partners at the firm, partners at another firm, associates at another firm, in house, in fedgov, in stategovm at boutiques, ect.

Edit: and a good percentage just hate it, and quit law to do something else.
by omegaweapon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Ex-Biglaw, Current Lit Boutique Midlevel: AMA
Replies: 21
Views: 5483

Re: Ex-Biglaw, Current Lit Boutique Midlevel: AMA

In retrospect, are you glad you did biglaw?
by omegaweapon
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Question about DC C&F question
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Question about DC C&F question

Under the section asking if you have any condition or impairment that impacts your ability to practice law ethically and professionally, would ADHD and OCD need to be disclosed if they're being managed by medication and don't impair me?
by omegaweapon
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Does knowing a foreign language help in the hiring process?
Replies: 19
Views: 4592

Re: Does knowing a foreign language help in the hiring process?

In direct services there are major advantages to knowing languages spoken by the population you are serving. I've seen a lot of French in places with North-African populations, and it can be useful in a pinch with Haitian populations (in my clinic we've managed to get by with French speakers). Is th...