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by proteinshake
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 655

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

yall were right - got hit with a bunch of work this morning. going to appreciate the slow times from now on :)
by proteinshake
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 655

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. okay cool — a mid-level did tell us he doesn’t even think anyone checks stub year hours so I mostly assu...
by proteinshake
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 655

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

pneumonia wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:41 pm
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!
by proteinshake
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 655

2 weeks in - barely billing anything

been at the firm for almost 2 weeks (stub year) and have only done about 6 or 7 hours of client billable work. pretty much just sat at my desk all day today. I've been asking around for work. normal?
by proteinshake
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

thanks! I’m doing the UBE and the MBE is 50% so I am also prioritizing the MBE over the MEE/MPT
by proteinshake
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

I keep seeing people on reddit struggle with Barbri and studying 8 hours a day, but I’m studying about 4-5 hours a day and doing well above average. How much did you study and how well did you do on your practice questions? Should the studying process feel easier for those who were also naturals whe...
by proteinshake
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

did you write out full essays or outline them for the most part?
by proteinshake
Wed May 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: The Definitive Thread on North Carolina (NC) Law Firms
Replies: 23
Views: 6155

Re: The Definitive Thread on North Carolina (NC) Law Firms

anyone know how the local firms are doing right now given the downturn?
by proteinshake
Sat May 16, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

thanks all!
by proteinshake
Sat May 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

don't want to keep making new threads so I'll ask here: how much extra work did you do beyond the Themis/Barbri schedule? Thanks.
by proteinshake
Mon May 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

Are you doing a UBE? I went way over board but made my own outlines for all the possible essay topics and made flow charts of pretty much everything that you could make a chart out of. It was overkill, but the only way I learned to write the essays. I had Kaplan and just didn't find the material to...
by proteinshake
Sun May 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

I took notes during the lectures, which I found more helpful than just filling in the lecture outlines. But that’s just what worked for me, and was what I did throughout law school (I don’t learn very well from premade outlines). And I gave up reading the outlines they provided pretty quickly, exce...
by proteinshake
Sun May 03, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

Notes During Bar Prep

I am using Barbri for Bar study. did you take notes while prepping? I'm not sure if it'd be a waste of time since there are outlines (which seem way too detailed). Thanks!
by proteinshake
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: New Vault Rankings Out
Replies: 2
Views: 2167

Re: New Vault Rankings Out

the new list for southern firms is p cool
by proteinshake
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Duke C/O 2021 [Admitted Students]
Replies: 72
Views: 20660

Re: Duke C/O 2021 [Admitted Students]

happy to take a look at anyone's bidlist
by proteinshake
Fri May 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 86
Views: 26654

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

is it okay to be incredibly slow some weeks? I only billed like 8 hours this week and I was asking for work but no one really gave me anything that took a long time - definitely expecting to bill substantially more next week though.
by proteinshake
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Researching Firms: A NALP and Chambers and Partners How-to
Replies: 12
Views: 10292

Re: Researching Firms: A NALP and Chambers and Partners How-to

on the NALP form, what does it mean if the "number of summers considered for offers" is lower than the number of summers the firm had that year? For example, X firm had 5 summers, but it says 4 were considered and 4 were offered. is this still a 100% offer rate?
by proteinshake
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 86
Views: 26654

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

is it okay to ask for one day off for my sister’s grad ceremony? Yes, but it’s still important how you do it. Inform your primary contact at the firm (likely recruiting) that you have a potential conflict on the date of her graduation, and ask if that would conflict with any firm events. If not, ju...
by proteinshake
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 86
Views: 26654

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

is it okay to ask for one day off for my sister’s grad ceremony?
by proteinshake
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Duke C/O 2021 [Admitted Students]
Replies: 72
Views: 20660

Re: Duke C/O 2021 [Admitted Students]

96ProbeGT wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:27 pm
We have a visiting professor from Duke, Guy-Uriel Charles. Does anyone have access to outlines or exam questions for his Civ Pro course? Thanks!
I think he only teaches con law here
by proteinshake
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Reviewing Law Review (Journals, How to get them, What to expect, etc.)
Replies: 15
Views: 7950

Re: Reviewing Law Review (Journals, How to get them, What to expect, etc.)

how shitty of a note can I write for my secondary journal? need to focus on finals.
by proteinshake
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Corporations / Tax Supplements
Replies: 1
Views: 1868

Corporations / Tax Supplements

anyone have suggestions on supplements for Corporations or Fed Income Tax?
by proteinshake
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Billable Requirement/Work Life Balance
Replies: 11
Views: 2932

Re: Billable Requirement/Work Life Balance

probably dumb question: I’m assuming it isn’t possible to bill 2K and take a ton of vacation for the rest of the year, right? (otherwise everyone would do it?)
by proteinshake
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Morgan Lewis Call Back Process
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: Morgan Lewis Call Back Process

wsbl wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:00 am
It is literally like every other callback interview.
this. I did a CB at a secondary market but it was very standard.