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by Rink
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 182
Views: 44056

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

What electronic submission method? Submitting it through FedLoan's website I haven't noticed an electronic submission method. But them receiving the employment certification hasn't been my problem, it's that they're only counting each of my payments as "qualifying" on one of 8 loans. (And all of my...
by Rink
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 182
Views: 44056

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

What electronic submission method? Submitting it through FedLoan's website I haven't noticed an electronic submission method. But them receiving the employment certification hasn't been my problem, it's that they're only counting each of my payments as "qualifying" on one of 8 loans. (And all of my...
by Rink
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 182
Views: 44056

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

What electronic submission method?

Your theory on a 2nd payment doesn't apply because plenty of months I made one payment of more than my minimum. I divided it as the minimum due on every loan plus the rest on the highest-interest loan. And 6 of my 8 loans show zero qualifying payments.
by Rink
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 138
Views: 33852

Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions

I'm a 2015 grad who did government back in Oregon both summers and ended up as a county prosecutor in rural Oregon (about to move to somewhat-less-rural dream county Oregon). I thought both my own career counselor (Dave Diamond) and the PI counselor were pretty helpful. It didn't feel like Dave cou...
by Rink
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 138
Views: 33852

Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions

I'm a 2015 grad who did government back in Oregon both summers and ended up as a county prosecutor in rural Oregon (about to move to somewhat-less-rural dream county Oregon). I thought both my own career counselor (Dave Diamond) and the PI counselor were pretty helpful. It didn't feel like Dave cou...
by Rink
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 138
Views: 33852

Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions

I'm a 2015 grad who did government back in Oregon both summers and ended up as a county prosecutor in rural Oregon (about to move to somewhat-less-rural dream county Oregon). I thought both my own career counselor (Dave Diamond) and the PI counselor were pretty helpful. It didn't feel like Dave coun...
by Rink
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Realistic QoL expectations for family man, T14 grad, top 1/3rd of class, minimal debt
Replies: 8
Views: 3621

Re: Realistic QoL expectations for family man, T14 grad, top 1/3rd of class, minimal debt

OP, do you even want to be a lawyer?

Also, government work is some of the most interesting work with a better chance at reasonable hours. It's not "lazy" and some of it is actually really hard to get.
by Rink
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Is there time to pursue hobbies in law school (and as a lawyer)?
Replies: 9
Views: 4464

Re: Is there time to pursue hobbies in law school (and as a lawyer)?

I played club hockey all three years in law school, which involved traveling to Evanston from downtown Chicago twice a week. Your schedule gets more full towards exams but during the regular part of term you have a fair amount of flexible time. Especially if you're willing to give up some of the soc...
by Rink
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 182
Views: 44056

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

But wait! There's more! Back in April, FedLoan offered me a 0.1% reduction in interest rate on all loans for setting up autopay. It worked fine. Each month I got an email saying that my payment would process in 5 days or whatever and then an email saying that it did process. On 8/5 I got the reminde...
by Rink
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: I've got a LinkedIn Group with a bunch of 1Ls in it. Now what?
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Re: I've got a LinkedIn Group with a bunch of 1Ls in it. Now what?

You can share outlines and exams. Especially if professors have moved schools.

Come summer time, it could be used to find subleases in different cities, as people work in different cities than they attend school.
by Rink
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 182
Views: 44056

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

It's been over 90 days since I requested the review of my qualifying payments so I called FedLoan to check in. The review isn't done yet because of high volume, okay. I mentioned that my issues are from payment dates getting advanced because I paid more than the minimum payment (because I have to sp...
by Rink
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Help! New Law Professors/What to Do for Exams?
Replies: 3
Views: 2307

Re: Help! New Law Professors/What to Do for Exams?

Reach out to students at the schools the profs came from.
by Rink
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Nutrition and test performance
Replies: 5
Views: 2726

Re: Nutrition and test performance

Don't get neurotic over meal choice. It's a 4-hour test in which you are sitting in a chair, not an ultramarathon or orbiting the earth in the Mercury capsule. Eat something practical and non-ridiculous but don't add another thing to your list of things to stress over.
by Rink
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Sigh.
Replies: 8
Views: 3447

Re: Sigh.

Go see a doctor.
by Rink
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 151 LSAT, GPA 3.85.. where to?
Replies: 34
Views: 10577

Re: 151 LSAT, GPA 3.85.. where to?

This is pretty typical for Criminal Justice majors: Low LSAT scores. That major tends to not attract the brightest of the bunch (not saying you are OP) and law school just isn't right for these types of people. It would probably behoove you to peruse a career with a different mental skill set, such...
by Rink
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: The Well-Trodden Path to APD/ADA/AAG/AUSA Work?
Replies: 2
Views: 2571

Re: The Well-Trodden Path to APD/ADA/AAG/AUSA Work?

--I took Evidence and a class on Forensic Science. Evidence particularly is KEY. Some offices actually want you to have taken it before they'll even consider you for a 2L summer job. --I did 3L criminal defense clinic. (This can backfire with some offices that want you ideologically pure :roll: but ...
by Rink
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control
Replies: 44
Views: 9358

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

In 2016 I had an awful cough that lasted like 6 weeks and one of the Chief DDAs, whose office was across the hall from mine, eventually just told me to go to the doctor and get tested for walking pneumonia. The doctor diagnosed Reactive Airway and gave me a daily inhaler that worked like a charm. Th...
by Rink
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: AUSA - taking questions
Replies: 71
Views: 21017

Re: AUSA - taking questions

We (very rural county with DA's office of 2 people and like 13 total law enforcement) just had a 4-hour visit from three AUSAs and an FBI agent telling us how much they would LOVE to take our gun/drug/trafficking cases off our hands for us. They've literally never accepted a case we've offered. Do y...
by Rink
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Pre-L, Thinks Likes Lit, What Next?
Replies: 57
Views: 9883

Re: Pre-L, Thinks Likes Lit, What Next?

cprit91 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:46 pm
You guys are being great. Thanks so much.
Way to be open to advice/correction/explanation without getting too defensive. That's not a willingness everyone possesses.
by Rink
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Pre-L, Thinks Likes Lit, What Next?
Replies: 57
Views: 9883

Re: Pre-L, Thinks Likes Lit, What Next?

Not to hijack this thread, but does what everyone's saying here about getting along with opposing counsel apply to public defenders and prosecutors as well? It seems that there usually is more animosity there, although I could be wrong. I'm sure it helps to get along reasonably well in terms of neg...
by Rink
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Small town prosecutor: AMA
Replies: 34
Views: 10298

Re: Small town prosecutor: AMA

Protip: Own your shit, and apologize completely and early. I'm supposed to send out plea offers 10 days in advance of plea. Usually I get them out 7-10 days prior. Defense never complains because they're not talking to their clients until the day before plea anyway. But yesterday I sent out THREE la...
by Rink
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Small town prosecutor: AMA
Replies: 34
Views: 10298

Re: Small town prosecutor: AMA

General beginner courtroom advice. If you see the same judges frequently (for any kind of litigator): If you do your best to ALWAYS be on time and fully prepared, you will build up credit with most judges and once in a while you'll be able to just fall on your sword and say my bad, I really fucked u...
by Rink
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Small town prosecutor: AMA
Replies: 34
Views: 10298

Re: Small town prosecutor: AMA

What kind of case was your first trial loss? What did you learn from it? First trial loss of any kind was a bench trial (no jury, trial to the court) violation of restraining order. I honestly can't remember a specific first loss, but some things I learned along the way of doing many many VRO trial...
by Rink
Wed May 30, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: excitable intern
Replies: 36
Views: 7670

Re: excitable intern

i don't think it's weird at all. as i said, i thought it was a common courtesy to leave the seat down. have all of you "no big deal" people never shared a bathroom with a woman SO / coworker / colleague? many, if not most, don't like the seat being left up. i assume this was something that people l...