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by CS1775
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Getting Married by My Judge
Replies: 5
Views: 4256

Re: Getting Married by My Judge

During my 1L summer judicial internship, my judge officiated for the clerk's wedding. You'd probably want to say or email something direct like "Judge, I'm getting married on Date X, I would be honored if you officiated the ceremony", though the idea of asking a career clerk or judicial assistant fi...
by CS1775
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up
Replies: 69
Views: 20233

Re: Class of 2020 - 3LOL: Why are we still here?

3LOL is kicking my ass hard. I just don't care about law school anymore. I spent 3L fall externing with a judge for 12+2 credits and I knew coming back to classes would suck. Well, it does, and I feel stuck in a slump. It doesn't help that everyone at law school is collectively miserable and intoler...
by CS1775
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Judicial Internship with a State CJ
Replies: 4
Views: 2613

Re: Judicial Internship with a State CJ

If you want to work in BigLaw, spend your 1L summer at a BigLaw firm. A state supreme court's chief justice may have connections with big firms, but the two that I've met and learned about during law school were not plugged in enough to tap a partner on the shoulder and suggest a former intern as an...
by CS1775
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: What to do after State Trial Court Clerkship?
Replies: 5
Views: 2800

Re: What to do after State Trial Court Clerkship?

Thanks all! Good to know that clerkship apps shouldn't mess with bar prep too much. What I really want is to be able to move around and following up with a second clerkship would open that door, unlike staying local after the 20-21 term. I'm not ready for a long term job. I interviewed for SSC/SIAC ...
by CS1775
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: What to do after State Trial Court Clerkship?
Replies: 5
Views: 2800

What to do after State Trial Court Clerkship?

Landed a state trial court clerkship yesterday! My state doesn't have an intermediate appellate court, so there's just the (very small) SSC and then the state trial court. Think of a small New England state like RI/VT/NH/ME. The clerkship is for one year, 8/20-8/21. Right after I sent in my acceptan...
by CS1775
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Citations to Old Mass Cases
Replies: 4
Views: 3984

Re: Citations to Old Mass Cases

Why not follow the Bluebook citation, since you’re not filing something in a Mass court? I think the SJC style guide would really govern docs filed in their jurisdiction. Ok, so BB (20th ed.) at 270 lists it as "55 Mass. (1 Cush.)", sort of like a string cite to both. I think this would probably be...
by CS1775
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Citations to Old Mass Cases
Replies: 4
Views: 3984

Re: Citations to Old Mass Cases

pancakes3 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:55 am
who are you writing for?
A RI Federal judge. He's the "audience."
by CS1775
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Citations to Old Mass Cases
Replies: 4
Views: 3984

Citations to Old Mass Cases

From 1822-1867, the Mass SJC citations follow the old SCOTUS example and cite to the actual publisher's name, rather than the court. For example, 61 Mass. 166 is supposed to be cited to as 7 Cush. 166. See page 10 of the SJC Style Guide: https://www.mass.gov/doc/sjc-style-manual/download My question...
by CS1775
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Kaplan versus Themis
Replies: 6
Views: 3615

Re: Kaplan versus Themis

Went with Themis. I've heard consistently good things about Themis, but Kaplan is consistently "meh." $1245 versus $999 + $299.
by CS1775
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Kaplan versus Themis
Replies: 6
Views: 3615

Kaplan versus Themis

Consensus online is that all bar prep classes suck. Many people say Themis is best because it's the cheapest. For me, Kaplan is the cheapest option because my law school has a deal with them. I'm paying out of pocket. States will be RI + Mass, probably sitting in Mass. I find sitting through online ...
by CS1775
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 41094

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

I hope you get it, man. Knowing practically nothing, if I had to guess, it would be that the judge probably schedules interviews throughout a few weeks and likes to finish all of them before making any decisions... Unfortunately, I did not get picked for this clerkship. The judge hired my law schoo...
by CS1775
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: What to do for 3L Spring?
Replies: 1
Views: 1719

What to do for 3L Spring?

Got a question about which opportunity to pursue for my 3L spring. Note that I currently do not have a post-grad job lined up but I interviewed for a SSC clerkship position (still waiting to hear back) and am applying for both state clerkships and PD jobs. I have three opportunities available to pur...
by CS1775
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Looking for MPRE Practice Test Answers
Replies: 0
Views: 4233

Looking for MPRE Practice Test Answers

Looking for the answers and explanations for Rigos Bar Review Series Course 5319 Final Exam 7-275. Thanks in advance!
by CS1775
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 41094

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

I hope you get it, man. Knowing practically nothing, if I had to guess, it would be that the judge probably schedules interviews throughout a few weeks and likes to finish all of them before making any decisions. As for the transcript question, I'm not sure I ever used an official law school transc...
by CS1775
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Simple question about our life.
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

Re: Simple question about our life.

seniorjudge5 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:53 am
hahahaa "simple" is right. Can I get the memo to you by COB?
Quantify "simple." Does Black's define "simple" or do we have to use Webster's?
by CS1775
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 41094

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Still waiting to hear back from my interview. No one from my law school has heard back either (this is a SSC clerkship in my law school's state). While I wait, I am sending out more applications. Does it reflect poorly on me if I send a scanned copy of my official transcript in a digital application...
by CS1775
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 118
Views: 29832

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Question: the etiquette of addressing clients. Both PD offices I have interned at have an official policy of always addressing a client as "Mr. X" or "Mrs. Y" or "Ms. Z." In person, in writing, and over the phone. I find this to be somewhat socially awkward and running against my down to earth natur...
by CS1775
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help
Replies: 14
Views: 7012

Re: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help

+1 with everyone else saying that you may want to try another legal choice besides BigLaw. BigLaw stresses out the average associate to the point where its probably one of the highest attrition rates in law. BigLaw, literally, is not for everyone. If you're concerned about the $100k in debt, might b...
by CS1775
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 41094

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Oh, good luck on the interview! +1! Bullet points are a particularly good choice for a "getting to know you" interview, as slotting your points into the conversation naturally tends to be especially important and there are often fewer opportunities to speak at length. Thanks guys! Interview lasted ...
by CS1775
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 41094

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Re: writing out talking points, I'd probably bullet point a few things to say about most things on your resume and maybe about questions you'll almost certainly be asked (e.g., why do you want to clerk [for me, at this location, for this type of judge/level of court]?), but I wouldn't do too much b...
by CS1775
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 41094

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Here's a simple question with a very complex answer: what do you not say in clerkship interviews? I'm not talking about egregiously bad stuff, but stuff that the judge doesn't want to hear but the candidate doesn't realize isn't the "right" answer? Also, aye or nay on writing out intended talking po...
by CS1775
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 41094

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Some clinics and seminars can give you an edge. If you do a judicial externship clinic, that's obviously going to be a big resume boost and talking point. One seminar I took was about appellate standards of review and my state's supreme court chief justice's permanent clerk taught the seminar: again...
by CS1775
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Attorney here: just got 2 DUIs in 2 weeks, tips, advice, please. But trolling ----->
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Re: Attorney here: just got 2 DUIs in 2 weeks, tips, advice, please. But trolling ----->

Is is legal to sleep it off in your car if you're in the backseat of the car? Depends on the state. In my state, the prosecution has to prove: 1) operation; and 2) under the influence. There's a couple cases where there's no actual evidence of operation, which gets the case thrown out, like a guy s...
by CS1775
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 41094

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Ok, follow-up. Bracket in the redactions or no brackets? I bracketed in the redactions in my first sample.
by CS1775
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 41094

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

beep wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:54 pm
0. I assume you have permission to use it despite the fact that the case is ongoing. If you don't, go ask, and then put in your cover letter that the samples are used with permission from...
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Yes, this is not an issue.