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by CS1775
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 97
Views: 7060

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Any of you guys know anything about the Maricopa County PD (Phoenix)? Where do they rank in terms of PD cachet? Training? Pay?
by CS1775
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Healthcare
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Healthcare

One of the semi-regular contributors on Above the Law is corporate counsel for a hospital network. Might be good to read his posts and perhaps send a message:

https://abovethelaw.com/2019/03/ill-def ... -this-one/
by CS1775
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship Time
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Clerkship Time

It sounds alright to me. A few random thoughts on writing samples: (1) Something prepared in litigation is usually better than something academic, as it's closer to what the court actually does. You've got that. (2) Relatedly, something taking a definite position is better than a "survey of the law...
by CS1775
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship Time
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Clerkship Time

A lot of judges want a sample that hasn’t been edited by anyone else, so I don’t know if you really want people to look at your writing sample. If you’re trying to decide what kind of sample to use, people can help with that without reading the actual piece. Yeah mostly the second option. I want to...
by CS1775
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship Time
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Clerkship Time

I'm starting to get my clerkship application process rolling. Two state courts that I'm interested in have posted their application requirements and a third will open up soon. I'm going to need help with... everything... but it would be great if someone could look over my intended writing sample. Ha...
by CS1775
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: writing on to law review
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: writing on to law review

My methodology of grading was "if I have to think super hard to understand your argument and find the issues the scoring memo told me to look for, you get a bad grade." Also, consider just not engaging in the pyramid scheme of journals . :lol: :lol: :lol: I did law review write-on. It was by and fa...
by CS1775
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 97
Views: 7060

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Got an offer for the summer from my "dream" PD office in yesterday's mail and accepted. How was your 2L student practitioner summer? Any tips, suggestions, do's and do not's? There are a couple student practitioners at the PD office I intern at now, I just want to see what other people have to say. ...
by CS1775
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Asking Professors for Help Finding Internships
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Asking Professors for Help Finding Internships

My questions are these: 4) Generally, what is the right way to ask professors about summer internships not in a direct way, but in a way that's kind of like: "I'm interested in your field, and I'd like recommendations of where to apply to do interesting work generally, and if you can hook it up, ev...
by CS1775
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: State Court Clerkship Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: State Court Clerkship Questions

2L who has interned at a state appellate court and I can agree with all that's been said above. Few points though: "Courtroom experience" is something gained at the trial level, meaning a state trial court or Federal District Court. What happens with state appellate courts is mostly 10-minute oral a...
by CS1775
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: State Assistant Attorney General Career Path
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: State Assistant Attorney General Career Path

I'm not on the AG career path but I keep an eye on such things. But this being a forum for lawyers, I'm going to answer your questions with questions. 1) I'm assuming you want to be a criminal prosecutor, is this correct? Some states, like mine, divide up the AG's office into criminal and civil divi...
by CS1775
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Need Someone to Humor Me and Provide Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Need Someone to Humor Me and Provide Advice

Assuming you are real and assuming there is any kernel of truth to your post, you shouldn't be an attorney. Using the legal system for vindictive or vengeful purposes definitionally makes you a vexatious litigant, which is frowned upon in our profession. This brings back memories from CivPro1. We l...
by CS1775
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 159
Views: 14183

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

I know this is pretty chamber specific, I would guess, but I would love some info form clerks about judicial internships: What types of assignments do you give interns, how do I know what chambers would be best to work for, what do interns take away form the process, and how do you know which judge...
by CS1775
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]
Replies: 50
Views: 3823

Re: Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]

So what's everyone doing for 2L summer? My plan is to intern with a state public defender and appear in court. Also need to get started on clerkship applications soon.
by CS1775
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 21
Views: 1057

Re: Weird law school classes

You know Commercial Paper is one of the bar topics, right? No I have no idea what they test on the bar exam My law school doesn’t offer a class called Commercial Paper. Assuming it still comes up, IDK which class would cover the topic. Probably something like "Secured Transactions", or a business/f...
by CS1775
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Gov. Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Gov. Questions

I'm assuming OP means "state solicitor general" by "state SG", and the only states who use that moniker are Michigan, New York, and Ohio. If you legitimately want that position, you should meet and talk to people who have held that title or work in that office. That's not true at all. State SG offi...
by CS1775
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Gov. Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Gov. Questions

I'm not really sure why you think anyone can answer a question that's posed so outlandishly. Most schools don't have 8 journals, let alone allow one student to work on all of them. Nor can you work for 6 different profs. It's like asking if you can learn to fly if you're Superman. Sure, probably, e...
by CS1775
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs

Per MPREinfo@LSAC.org:
Unfortunately, there is no fee waiver available for the MPRE. NCBE does not provide a fee waiver for testing fees.
by CS1775
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs

Ok, good to know. I'll email LSAC and find out re: the waiver.
by CS1775
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs

Two questions about the MPRE (for now): 1) If you take Professional Responsibility (req'd ethics class) in the spring, do you take the MPRE in March? I'm registered for this class this semester and I haven't heard anything from the law school or the prof yet and the deadline to sign up is 1/24 or 1/...
by CS1775
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Beard during CB?
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Beard during CB?

Just FYI, if you’re a black male (or any other person with very fine, curly hair), you should shave with an electric razor (like the Andis T-outliner) instead of a traditional razor that cuts hair beneath the skin. You will get almost zero razor bumps. The razor bumps come from the hair curling bac...
by CS1775
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: C&F Lawyers
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: C&F Lawyers

Spoke to administration today and the deans think that this will be a non-issue provided I can explain the charge, date, and disposition of the case on my application. For the time being, I'm going to hold off on this. In the mean time, I need to brush up on exactly what will be inquired into on a C...
by CS1775
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Beard during CB?
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Beard during CB?

I also worried about having a beard in addition to long hair (to be clear, I'm male :lol: ). For my 1L summer internship interview, I went clean shaven and got a haircut. This was for a judicial internship with a right-leaning judge. Once I started the internship, I kept clean shaven for awhile but ...
by CS1775
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L Summer Q
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: 2L Summer Q

Just wanted to follow up, now that we're in January: State A's Summer 2019 OCI process opened up today. My cover letter and resume are mostly ready to go and I should be all set to apply tomorrow, once I talk to some people and preform final edits. Applications close on 1/28 and OCI itself occurs on...
by CS1775
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: C&F Lawyers
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: C&F Lawyers

1) get a c&f lawyer. Why would you settle for someone who doesn't have experience representing people in proceedings before the bar? 2) maybe? Depends on what your state offers. This isn't something public defenders help with, and it's not necessarily something your average civil legal aid organiza...
by CS1775
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: C&F Lawyers
Replies: 8
Views: 512

C&F Lawyers

This is the closest sub-forum, so... 2L here with questions about C&F lawyers: I have a criminal record from when I was 18, 19. The charge was underage possession of alcohol + intent to distribute, a misdemeanor. I did a nolo plea without a lawyer and the case was sealed. The case cannot be seen by ...