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by sev
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Careers in legal aid

The offices in the small towns certainly are, but I'm based in one of the metro areas where they're more specialized. I'm not super picky though, so at least at first I'm kind of hoping they throw a bit of everything at me.
by sev
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Careers in legal aid

I'm not really sure if we have any active posters in that type of legal aid. What kind of work will you be doing? Mostly housing work, which is what I've done through law school, but definitely want to help with the tax clinic where I can. We'll see--managing attorney said that people can rotate ar...
by sev
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Careers in legal aid

hello! Noticed we didn't have a thread for us legal aid folks. I'll be starting this fall with a legal aid firm in the lower midwest/south-central--any other legal aid folks around here? Mostly I just wanted to start the community here, but also open to hearing if anyone had ideas about how to impro...
by sev
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3380

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

i don't know if 20K is small potatoes. maybe for some people it's insignificant, but not to me - the premise of the question is that the money *is* valuable, and i need to balance saving it over perhaps having a better shot at DC BL Oh yeah, I wasn't saying it's small potatoes--I was just saying th...
by sev
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3380

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

how about duke for fedgov/dc biglaw? i'm trying to wrangle a bigger scholarship. would 85-90K in debt (about 20K less than UVA) make Duke worth it? Or is there a meaningful difference in job outcomes between the two schools? GPA cutoffs for DC firms at Duke's OCI were fairly high-ish, at least comp...
by sev
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: IRS Summer Program
Replies: 0
Views: 3866

IRS Summer Program

Just throwing this out here--impressed by the personal email response we got confirming the application was received. Anyone else applying?
by sev
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 248019

Re: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious

Also I missed the boat on the one BA section that worked with my schedule, so taking Principles of Commercial and Bankruptcy Law instead which looks pretty interesting and relevant for corporate practice, but has class on Thursday evenings... You're one of the two people currently registered for th...
by sev
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Duke C/O 2021 [Admitted Students]
Replies: 72
Views: 25589

Re: Duke C/O 2021 [Admitted Students]

My career counselor said that bidlists were due this week or the day after grades come out—implying there’s a possibility they will not come out this week.
by sev
Fri May 03, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 248019

Re: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now

Done.

What a year. I've never done anything that's quite like 1L.
by sev
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Law School w/o intent of being a FT lawyer?
Replies: 11
Views: 4216

Re: Law School w/o intent of being a FT lawyer?

I strongly identify with a lot of what you said. A couple things that came to mind: 1. The law is fundamentally a service profession. That's why lawyers are so tied to the billable hour. That's not to say that there aren't attorneys who work in different ways, but that you've gotta get your start at...
by sev
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 73636

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

I don't really have anything to add, but just wanted to say that reading this thread after listening to the audiobook of Chaos Monkeys was cool. Kudos for y'all's success.
by sev
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Duke vs. Berkeley (maybe vs. Columbia)
Replies: 11
Views: 4404

Re: Duke vs. Berkeley (maybe vs. Columbia)

I am from a rural-ish state and have no real connections to any good-sized markets. My preferred locations for after graduation are Texas/Chicago/DC/Secondary Market>NYC>LA/SF/SV, but there is nowhere that I am completely against ending up in. The comparative lack of interest in CA would be determi...
by sev
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UChicago Ruby vs. Harvard vs. Columbia Hamilton vs. USC Rothman
Replies: 16
Views: 7090

Re: UChicago Ruby vs. Harvard vs. Columbia Hamilton vs. USC Rothman

Random thoughts: Re:lay prestige and desire to go into politics. If recent electoral trends are any indicator, these things are negatively correlated. Chicago’s still elite but doesn’t have the elitist stamp. Re: long term goals—political success is somewhat about having a network. Harvard certainly...
by sev
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 6215

Re: Which would you choose?

Are you saying that you think going to NYU gives me less of a chance to clerk than say Duke or UVA? I often assume a lot of that stuff is self selection, but I could be wrong. I would also assume that. I suspect the combination of PI focus + folks doing transactional biglaw + wanting to pay down ma...
by sev
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$
Replies: 38
Views: 9259

Re: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$

That impression you got of WUSTL was very very different from that I got as far as the PI culture there goes, curious what others think about that. (And again, thanks to everyone for their input). My input is just based off of ASW and talking to current/admitted students last year and is therefore ...
by sev
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 59
Views: 14926

Re: Duke it out: Duke $$$$ vs. Virginia $$$$ vs. Penn $$$$ vs. H

I'd agree with the others that you don't have a bad option. ftr, I know a fair number of people here who are environmental-law focused. I'd definitely reach out to one of these folks: https://sites.duke.edu/elsdukelaw/ I know almost all of the 1L reps if you want an introduction. We also rank pretty...
by sev
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest
Replies: 44
Views: 15825

Re: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Stranger wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:23 am
Which of the two you list at 25 do you want to score?
Are ties at 25 not considered/allowed?

EDIT; I guess that makes sense. Dropping GW.
by sev
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest
Replies: 44
Views: 15825

Re: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

1. Yale 2. Stanford 3. Harvard 4. Chicago 5. Columbia 6. NYU 7. Penn 8. Michigan 9. UVA 9. Berkeley 11. Duke 12. Northwestern 13. Cornell 14. Georgetown 15. Texas 15. UCLA 17. Vanderbilt 18. WUSTL 19. USC 20. Minnesota 21. Emory 21. BU 23. ND 24. Irvine 25. W & L I'm gonna have to ask for a clarifi...
by sev
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest
Replies: 44
Views: 15825

Re: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

1. Yale
2. Stanford
3. Harvard
4. Chicago
5. Columbia
6. NYU
7. Penn
8. Michigan
9. UVA
9. Berkeley
11. Duke
12. Northwestern
13. Cornell
14. Georgetown
15. Texas
15. UCLA
17. Vanderbilt
18. WUSTL
19. USC
20. Minnesota
21. Emory
21. Boston
22. ND
23. Irvine
24. W & L
25. GW
by sev
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Since Leaving Big Law
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

Re: Since Leaving Big Law

How much of your experience at your firm do you think you needed before you could do what you do now? Like, did you have all the contacts/knowledge/skill that you needed after your fourth/fifth/sixth years?

Congrats; sounds like you're in a good place now.
by sev
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Seeking advice!
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: Seeking advice!

necho2 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:27 am
UChicago's stipend is 5k and it's not competitive, the application process is just to make sure you qualify for it (https://www.law.uchicago.edu/students/f ... mmer/apply)
Ah, thanks for the correction.
by sev
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: W&M (134k) v. Boulder (126k) for JAG?
Replies: 16
Views: 3316

Re: W&M (134k) v. Boulder (126k) for JAG?

I'm not going to say anything you don't already know, but W&M is a great place to be relative to JAG/military ties. Not many Navy bases near Boulder. I'd second Stranger's comment that the COA difference is negligible. But I'd say $6000 for textbooks is way too high. If you shop around it's not hard...
by sev
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Seeking advice!
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: Seeking advice!

Current student at Duke, maybe probably possibly on the PI track. Happy to answer any questions--congrats on your acceptances! One thing that I didn't really think about when making my decision was guaranteed summer funding for public interest work. Duke gives up to $4000 for only 20 hours of volunt...
by sev
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 12721

Re: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread

sweettorts wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:25 pm
post-grades
That sounds like a nice place to be.
by sev
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 248019

Re: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now

LawSSS2 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:50 pm
found a pretty bad typo in my cover letter that went out to a whole slew of places..
Image
Same but with my writing sample.

Maybe if I missed it the first 5 times I read it the employer did too?