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by brut
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Fellowship --> Clerkship
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

Re: Fellowship --> Clerkship

Does anyone have experience doing a fellowship then moving to a clerkship? One attorney told me this is pretty much not an option because fellowships have set end dates, clerkships have set start dates, and scheduling them to line up is nearly impossible. I was also told that leaving a fellowship e...
by brut
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Legal Research Jobs
Replies: 14
Views: 2291

Re: Legal Research Jobs

impact is very research/writing intensive for juniors. very little time if any in court. lots of drafting briefs but you may find that fun
by brut
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP v. COLORADO CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION
Replies: 30
Views: 6123

Re: MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP v. COLORADO CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION

i'm almost always game to talk about lgbt rights but good lord this thread is a dumpster fire
by brut
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: is t14 right for me?
Replies: 7
Views: 1967

Re: is t14 right for me?

assuming you're not talking about a niche area of family law, i see no advantage to T14 under these circumstances. assuming you're talking about standard family law fare -- direct services for matrimonial, custody, abuse/neglect matters and the like -- i would narrow the pool down to schools that pl...
by brut
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: below median OCI
Replies: 19
Views: 3993

Re: below median OCI

fwiw, my school's career services people said people with low gpa should consider nyc adjacent markets, like westchester (some firms in white plains), north jersey. could be worth adding to your mass mail
by brut
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Brutal Depo
Replies: 19
Views: 4827

Re: Brutal Depo

In his 62 page complaint (I am only one of ~16 parties he is bringing claims against in this suit). He claims that I... Called him a fool a loon an ass an embarrassment claimed that he (and his peers) reeked/oozed to a point requiring furniture to be wiped down after they departed All of this takin...
by brut
Mon May 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: No Journal
Replies: 75
Views: 10730

Re: No Journal

My other big objection to journals as an institution is that they’re exploitative of law student labor. It’s tedious work with marginal learning value and people should be compensated for enabling professors to publish. Professors are being paid to write the articles vis a vis their employment as p...
by brut
Mon May 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: No Journal
Replies: 75
Views: 10730

Re: No Journal

I don't even know why journal is that big of a deal these days. Maybe it's a kinda historical thing, but it's basically just gotten dumbed down to editing/bluebooking/citechecking articles that profs and their RAs couldn't or wouldn't bother to because they know there's legions of law students at e...
by brut
Thu May 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Why do you want to be a lawyer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2269

Re: Why do you want to be a lawyer?

if you don't want to be a lawyer, don't go to law school. it's as simple as that. fwiw, my moderate/severe anxiety was a factor in my decision not to accept my biglaw offers. i was very concerned about maintaining work-life balance. after some candid conversations with first year associates at my fi...
by brut
Mon May 14, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Supplement Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1637

Re: Supplement Thread

in retrospect i should have chilled out on the supplements, that was my worst semester too
by brut
Mon May 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Supplement Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1637

Re: Supplement Thread

i (regrettably) used freer, glannon, and the e&e for civ pro. thought freer and glannon were helpful, especially freer. used dressler and e&e for crim, thought neither was helpful. ymmv of course
by brut
Mon May 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: writing on to law review
Replies: 11
Views: 5417

Re: writing on to law review

on my last point, i once graded a comment with no headers, topic sentences, or footnotes. i know it sounds kinda anal, but on a law review it's your job to sweat the small stuff
by brut
Mon May 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: writing on to law review
Replies: 11
Views: 5417

writing on to law review

someone is hawking an ebook about how to write onto law review. why don't we crowdsource, compile some tips here? the best tip i got about the write on competition was to read the bluebook, front to back, applying each rule to the bluebooking exercise. i caught a ton of minor stuff this way (and it ...
by brut
Mon May 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Best hornbooks?
Replies: 4
Views: 2411

Re: Best hornbooks?

some people find supplements helpful. i think 1Ls rely too much on them, and i would advise against studying before you even start classes. but to each their own. conventional choices would be farnsworth for Ks and freer for civ pro.
by brut
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 196
Views: 38031

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

Any truth to the adage that NYU students "turn left" or "turn right" when deciding between courses geared towards PI or big law? From what I've heard the PI professors are in an entirely separate building, and more of them seem to be adjunct professors than professors who teach classes geared towar...
by brut
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Is Leews still a thing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: Is Leews still a thing?

i bought it 1L. sort of helpful but not nearly worth the time investment. i think there's a book that comes with it, maybe find a used copy and skim. also i think the guy who wrote learning legal reasoning (delaney?) has a law school exam writing book that offers similar strategies, and was much sho...
by brut
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Supreme Court Clinics
Replies: 8
Views: 3171

Re: Supreme Court Clinics

wonder how much of this is school contingent. i imagine jeff fisher and pam karlan aren't taking all comers.
by brut
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: final decision!
Replies: 13
Views: 2645

Re: final decision!

If you're 100% sure you want to do ACLU/immigration work, you should probably just go all in on H/that goal and use LIPP from the start. The thing about that type of PI outcome is that you have to show a commitment to it from the very start, which means you can't just do a few years of biglaw befor...
by brut
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)
Replies: 103
Views: 29146

Re: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)

Hey - does anyone have any thoughts about how CUNY factors in? I'm a New Yorker, in at CUNY, up for some significant $. I am waiting to hear back from a lot of places before it's decision time but I am really curious how CUNY will play if I am looking for jobs other than NYC direct service public i...
by brut
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Legal News: Does Law Crossing / BCG Attorney Search Steal Content?
Replies: 11
Views: 3665

Legal News: Does Law Crossing / BCG Attorney Search Steal Content?

law crossing / bcg attorney search is out with a new article entitled "the seven most underrated law schools in the US" this article appears to be very similar to an above the law article, and there is no attribution coincidence? judge for yourself https://abovethelaw.com/2017/12/what-are-the-most-u...
by brut
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: civil rights impact lit ama
Replies: 18
Views: 4925

Re: civil rights impact lit ama

Do you feel like you'll have a full-time position waiting for you when your fellowship ends, or will you look to lateral? Are you on a school funded fellowship, or an external fellowship like EJW? my fellowship is funded by the org itself. traditionally lawyers at my org didn't come up through the ...
by brut
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: civil rights impact lit ama
Replies: 18
Views: 4925

Re: civil rights impact lit ama

Do you feel like you'll have a full-time position waiting for you when your fellowship ends, or will you look to lateral? Are you on a school funded fellowship, or an external fellowship like EJW? my fellowship is funded by the org itself. traditionally lawyers at my org didn't come up through the ...
by brut
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Leg/reg supplement?
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: Leg/reg supplement?

iirc, mastering statutory interpretation and the admin law e&e worked a treat for me
by brut
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)
Replies: 103
Views: 29146

Re: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)

This might be a really dumb question but what's the benefit of taking some scholarship money instead of paying sticker if someone definitely plans on taking advantage of a school's LRAP? Obviously graduating debt free is a different story, but say the choice was between a Butler at Columbia and sti...
by brut
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: civil rights impact lit ama
Replies: 18
Views: 4925

Re: civil rights impact lit ama

What was the application/job search process like up until you were offered your current position? i decided to pursue pi work shortly before my last semester of law school, so my job search was short but grueling. i regularly checked for job postings on symplicity, idealist, psjd, the byu job bank,...