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by emkay625
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 131
Views: 8929

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

rok wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Any info on how quickly interview invites will go out after OSCAR app opens?
Totally dependent on the judge. Some only keep the OSCAR app open a few days, some for several months.
by emkay625
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: June 2018 Study Group
Replies: 577
Views: 16873

Re: June 2018 Study Group

Also a reminder: no disclosing of questions. General things: "Dang RC was really hard" is fine. Discussing specific questions is not.
by emkay625
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: ITT We Share What Was Overheard at the LSAT...
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: ITT We Share What Was Overheard at the LSAT...

Bumping this for today.
by emkay625
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: June 2018 Study Group
Replies: 577
Views: 16873

Re: June 2018 Study Group

Good luck today yall!
by emkay625
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 70261

Re: New York to 190k (not flame)

Whoa. I honestly thought it'd be at least 2 more years before there was another bump.
by emkay625
Wed May 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Unlocking 1L SAs
Replies: 47
Views: 3164

Re: Unlocking 1L SAs

For cover letters? Yes. I agree with you - that's pretty much how any cover letter for any job should work. Resumes they had several different formats/modes of organization as samples.
by emkay625
Wed May 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Unlocking 1L SAs
Replies: 47
Views: 3164

Re: Unlocking 1L SAs

Y'alls career service made you use a standardized format? Ours did not. They offered feedback, etc. But there was no standard template or formatting rules or anything everyone was required to use. Hmm, I suppose it wasn't "required," but counseling on formatting and editing was conditioned on using...
by emkay625
Wed May 16, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Unlocking 1L SAs
Replies: 47
Views: 3164

Re: Unlocking 1L SAs

Also want to echo the thoughts above about Texas. Many, many Texas firms hire non-diverse 1L SAs.

That being said, ties to Texas are important for snagging one. The firms guard against people who just want a 1L SA and then plan to head to NYC/SF/DC 2L summer.
by emkay625
Wed May 16, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Unlocking 1L SAs
Replies: 47
Views: 3164

Re: Unlocking 1L SAs

Y'alls career service made you use a standardized format? Ours did not. They offered feedback, etc. But there was no standard template or formatting rules or anything everyone was required to use.
by emkay625
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: 3/4 Tuition at Georgetown vs 1/2 tuition at Vanderbilt
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: 3/4 Tuition at Georgetown vs 1/2 tuition at Vanderbilt

Agree with Stranger. If you want the south, pick Vanderbilt. Anywhere else, pick Georgetown.
by emkay625
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Round 3: Post-Negotiation Options
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Round 3: Post-Negotiation Options

This is tough because I don't have much insight into how Vandy or WUSTL place in Maryland. If it were me, I'd probably pick Vandy. That debt figure is about what I had from UT and paying it off has not been terrible. A drag, for sure, but doable.
by emkay625
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Making a choice
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Making a choice

If it were me, I would probably pick not Bama. You aren’t sure yet what you want to do, and it gives you least options of the four/is the most limiting.
by emkay625
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Help Pick My Cats’ New Home
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Help Pick My Cats’ New Home

Are these your only two schools or just the two at the top of your list?
by emkay625
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Character & Fitness story & questions
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Character & Fitness story & questions

I don't have any advice on the character and fitness issues, other than to say I agree with the above. But I will say this guy seems like a bit of a loose cannon. I would encourage you to file a police report of your own about the incident, so that you have documentation in case there is a future in...
by emkay625
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: How much do curricular focus areas/specialties factor into your school choice?
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: How much do curricular focus areas/specialties factor into your school choice?

Would you go to a law school that has nothing to offer in your areas of interest if it was $0 cost of attendance? I mean absolutely NO courses, clinics, or externships offered in your preferred legal specialty. Granted, the school does place well into your preferred geographic location. I am findin...
by emkay625
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Budgeting PSA for 2L SAs
Replies: 8
Views: 1395

Re: Budgeting PSA for 2L SAs

Hopefully this is intuitive, but just in case it's not: In about two months, you're going to be making a lot of money to do very little. No matter what you have planned for your summer earnings (models and bottles, pre-3L trip, law school tuition, etc.), try to save up money to cover your bar study...
by emkay625
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: SA on Linkedin
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: SA on Linkedin

Definitely don't do it before the end of the semester. A few days before you start is probably fine. Not sooner.
by emkay625
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Baker McKenzie?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: Baker McKenzie?

Wow. I can't speak to Baker McKenzie specifically, but I know I do a ton of business development at my firm. Probably 200-300 hours a year depending on what you consider business development--I was going to stuff like CLE lunches and dinners at least once or twice a week to go out and meet people, ...
by emkay625
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Litigation Boutique Associate - AMA
Replies: 28
Views: 2587

Re: Litigation Boutique Associate - AMA

OP: Are you partner gunning? What can you tell us about partner gunning at a lit boutique vs biglaw? Is it about billing 2600 hrs each year or something? I am not partner gunning. That's not me saying I don't want to make partner. I do. I guess I just don't quite understand what partner gunning wou...
by emkay625
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Baker McKenzie?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Baker McKenzie?

https://abovethelaw.com/2018/03/facing-mounting-pressure-over-shortchanging-attorneys-baker-mckenzie-doubles-down-and-blames-associates/ Baker McKenzie, according to ATL's source, told associates they need to do between 300 and 400 hours of business development work to be bonus eligible. 1. Is this ...
by emkay625
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: What Hours Count Toward Your Requirement Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: What Hours Count Toward Your Requirement Survey

Lit boutique. Texas. 2050. 50 can be pro bono.
by emkay625
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: The Great Summer Housing Swap
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

Re: The Great Summer Housing Swap

Coming in to add: in some places, getting a long term Airbnb will likely be cheaper than a short term lease. That is certainly the case at least in Houston or Dallas.
by emkay625
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Business formal
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: Business formal

I agree with the above. Before school, get 2 suits, 3-4 blouses/shells, and a good pair of heels. Maybe 1 suit only if you fluctuate in weight during stressful situations. Before you start work, get a vibe of your office dress code. But if business formal, you’ll likely want 2-3 more suits, 2-3 more...
by emkay625
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Negotiations
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Negotiations

You have the right idea. Let us know if you want help drafting emails. Always happy to help edit a negotiation email.