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by pneumonia
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Urgent decision : dilemma
Replies: 19
Views: 1063

Re: Urgent decision : dilemma

I agree that you should take the health leave. Even if your health problems have no effect on your other exams, and no effects on next semester, you can't assume better than median in any class. And that gives you a two-semester average LRW grade of what: B-? C+? This is a really unfortuante situati...
by pneumonia
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 16791

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

Yale is the easy choice if you're interested in clerking, and especially if you're interested in actually doing appellate work at a firm.
by pneumonia
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Splitter with decent softs 3.45/172
Replies: 14
Views: 8996

Re: Splitter with decent softs 3.45/172

Update, OP?
by pneumonia
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 16791

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

NYC transactional while aiming for F500 GC is one of the few goals where Harvard makes sense over Yale. Proximity to HBS and larger class sizes both favor H here. Ahh so this is the network argument, correct? Does the alumni network, or simply knowing a lot more future lawyers, really make that muc...
by pneumonia
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 16791

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

NYC transactional while aiming for F500 GC is one of the few goals where Harvard makes sense over Yale. Proximity to HBS and larger class sizes both favor H here. Ahh so this is the network argument, correct? Does the alumni network, or simply knowing a lot more future lawyers, really make that muc...
by pneumonia
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 16791

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

NYC transactional while aiming for F500 GC is one of the few goals where Harvard makes sense over Yale. Proximity to HBS and larger class sizes both favor H here.
by pneumonia
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Give up?
Replies: 11
Views: 3074

Re: Give up?

You should consider the other half of the judiciary. Even as a liberal, you can apply to most Bush/Trump appointees without applying to someone on the far end of the conservative spectrum. Most cases, and thus most of a clerk's work, don't have any left/right polarization. And working for a liberal ...
by pneumonia
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: A clerkship is a clerkship?
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Re: A clerkship is a clerkship?

Yes, an AIII clerkship is an AIII clerkship. ATL is trying hard to smear the recent appointees, but the prestige of an AIII will always outweigh the political leanings of a given AIII judge. At least for law-firm hiring purposes. It is a prestige-driven business.
by pneumonia
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 4783

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

Totally normal. Don’t sweat it until your at least a few weeks or so into the billable year. this would be January, right? thanks all! It varies by firm. In my experience, the most common start dates for the billable year are 11/01, 12/01, and 01/01. If your firm’s billable year begins sometime muc...
by pneumonia
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 4783

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

Totally normal. Don’t sweat it until your at least a few weeks or so into the billable year.
by pneumonia
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Speeding Ticket Addendum?
Replies: 6
Views: 4421

Re: Speeding Ticket Addendum?

You’re overthinking this. You need one sentence, maybe two: “To the best of my recollection, I have received three speeding tickets.” If it asks for dates then just add a second sentence that states the approximate year of each ticket.

ETA

1) No

2) No (even if responsive).

3) Absolutely not.
by pneumonia
Mon May 25, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: How much does 0.01 matter?
Replies: 3
Views: 4105

Re: How much does 0.01 matter?

No. It would require too many classes, and would be too little benefit. You’ve got a great GPA, enjoy the summer!
by pneumonia
Sun May 17, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 299
Views: 138576

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Currently looking at courses for 2L Fall. Is 4 classes a good number to take, roughly? In terms of credits, like 4+4+4+2. Depends on your goals, really. I think you still need to average 12 hours/semester for 2L and 3L to graduate on time, but other than that it is whether you want to slack, get ma...
by pneumonia
Sat May 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: writing on to law review
Replies: 11
Views: 9902

Re: writing on to law review

Eugene Volokh's book on Academic Legal Writing is worth having if you can afford it. If not, just visit your library and scan the pages that talk about the write on.
by pneumonia
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Dropping a class hurting chances?
Replies: 8
Views: 3557

Re: Dropping a class hurting chances?

I used the 7sage CAS calculator. It says to count all Ws as Fs. The transcript doesn't really say anything to explain it, so not super sure. I'll check ut the website, thank you! You should count a W as an F only if it was punitive, no matter what the 7sage calculator says. Look closely at your off...
by pneumonia
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 299
Views: 138576

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Currently looking at courses for 2L Fall. Is 4 classes a good number to take, roughly? In terms of credits, like 4+4+4+2. Depends on your goals, really. I think you still need to average 12 hours/semester for 2L and 3L to graduate on time, but other than that it is whether you want to slack, get ma...
by pneumonia
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 299
Views: 138576

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Hi! Is it reasonable for admitted students to email professors (admitted recently) about opportunities in a specific research area? I'm curious, though I'm unsure if it would be to aggressive to contact faculty this early. My opinion: it depends. In particular it depends on your credentials and you...
by pneumonia
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 299
Views: 138576

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Got it, so they won't tell us whether it was an H/P/LP memo? I guess that's to be expected. God I'm so stressed. I got a P+ on the closed memo, a P on the open memo, and an H for the term. That is what I meant by my memo grades not being predictive. It is all extremely dependent on your Climenko th...
by pneumonia
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 299
Views: 138576

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

I got minimal feedback in the form of handwritten comments on the memo. The comments were not indicative of my final grade.
by pneumonia
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Reapplying to a firm for 2L summer
Replies: 2
Views: 2647

Re: Reapplying to a firm for 2L summer

When reapplying to a firm that rejected you for 1L summer, should you acknowledge the previous application in your cover letter? Does it make any difference if the recruiter put a hand-written note of encouragement in the margins of the form letter? No, don't mention it. Recruiting will have you in...
by pneumonia
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Texas Supreme Court Clerkship
Replies: 4
Views: 3955

Re: Texas Supreme Court Clerkship

NotAtNYU wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:15 pm
If I have secured an interview, is it fine to reach out to another justice to let them know that I will be in town?
Yes. Feel free to PM me.
by pneumonia
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship requirements for appellate litigation
Replies: 2
Views: 3204

Re: Clerkship requirements for appellate litigation

It is firm dependent. Best way to find out is to look at the firm bios of appellate associates.
by pneumonia
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 299
Views: 138576

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

OakBrook wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Any idea on whether a DS is still viewed as two H's for EIP purposes? OCS says 1.5, but old TLS threads always suggest its two.
Short answer is that it won't matter.

Any firm sophisticated enough to assign numerical weights will almost certainly just calculate your GPA.
by pneumonia
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Texas Supreme Court Clerkship
Replies: 4
Views: 3955

Re: Texas Supreme Court Clerkship

Ignore the flyer, apply now. The judges don't even know the flyer exists. The delay is not strategic.