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by pneumonia
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Please Advise on How to Land TX
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Please Advise on How to Land TX

Guest wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:47 pm
Is there any point in attending a reception if I already have 3-5 decently solidly contacts at a firm?
It's worth going if you're in town already or can easily be there. Otherwise, no. Same answer even if you lacked contacts. If you don't go, do email recruiting your regrets.
by pneumonia
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 67
Views: 2629

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

I took the "sinful" comment as a joke, which I think (?) was how it was intended. I worked one summer at a large firm in TX where there several full-time associates who kept kosher. They never came to any of the lunch events, but they were generally pleasant and they participated in the other stuff ...
by pneumonia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Skadden and peer firms Baker McKenzie and Schulte Roth to hours contingent bonus!
Replies: 1496
Views: 49747

Re: NY to 190??!!! “HOLY SHIT BALLS OF FIRE HOW WERE WE FIRST”

Poor reading comprehension. The post is about a top 10% associate at Cravath or Davis Polk, who has in all likelihood led a lifetime of achievement but due to various factors isn't making partner. There is a chasm of difference in the intelligence, culture, sophistication, polish and refinement of ...
by pneumonia
Sat May 26, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Please Advise on How to Land TX
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Please Advise on How to Land TX

Anonymous User wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 4:53 am
OP here again. If I have an associate who has offered the pass on a resume/transcript to recruiting for me, should I still a) include a cover letter, b) submit a separate application to recruiting, and/or c) bid a firm at EIP? What combination of those three is appropriate?
I would do all three.
by pneumonia
Tue May 22, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Please Advise on How to Land TX
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Please Advise on How to Land TX

My pitch is just going to be straight honesty hitting the following points: -NY is a little too big city for me Don't say this. Houston pitches itself as a world-class city, and you never know if you're interviewer is someone who thinks Houston is the "London of the Americas" or some other such non...
by pneumonia
Mon May 07, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 67
Views: 2629

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

3. Paying for things That transitions well into my next point, which is be a stud/dame and offer to pay for things on occasion. 99.999999% of the time, you will be rebuffed. But you just want to come across as not trying to be a free loader. At a bar with a partner or an associate and the tab comes...
by pneumonia
Mon May 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 180
Views: 13305

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Does anyone know how much of your 2L SA earnings HLS takes away from financial aid? For instance, if you would get 30k with no summer earnings, would they cut that down to 10k, roughly 20k? It depends on how much you make during your summer. But yes, if your 1L aid was 30k and you earn roughly 30k ...
by pneumonia
Tue May 01, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: splitter with LSAT above 75th percentile for goal school, worth retaking?
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: splitter with LSAT above 75th percentile for goal school, worth retaking?

The question isn't "is a 175, 178 better than a 175." Of course it is. The question is, first, can you guarantee that you'll get there? Most people can't. Of the dozen-or-so people I've seen retake a 175+, not a single one has done better on the second try. I'm sure there are some that have, but the...
by pneumonia
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: splitter with LSAT above 75th percentile for goal school, worth retaking?
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: splitter with LSAT above 75th percentile for goal school, worth retaking?

I wouldn't retake a 175 unless you are consistently PT'ing at 179-180. It takes A LOT of time to get to that level. Since you already have the 175, your time would be better spent focusing on your application materials etc.
by pneumonia
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Seeking LSAT & GRE Gurus to Help Write an Article
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Seeking LSAT & GRE Gurus to Help Write an Article

I know nothing about the GRE, but I was fairly active in the old LSAT forum, and I'd be happy to help with that here too.
by pneumonia
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 180
Views: 13305

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Super super excited to have committed to Harvard on Friday! I can't wait :) I was just wondering--how do sections get selected? Like, when do you find out who is in your 1L section? You'll find out what section you're in sometime in early- to mid-August. Soon after, people will start creating HLS c...
by pneumonia
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 180
Views: 13305

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Question about 1LSA / EIP and grades. For midlaw 1L SA opps: Is 3P 1DS 1LP better than 5P? What about 2P 1DS 2LP? I think that (PPPPP) vs (DS PPP LP) are the same. To the extent they're different, it will be interviewer-dependent. It could matter what classes you got the LP/DS in, and whether you h...