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by CS1775
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law

To be honest dude, I think you just got to do a little soul searching and IDK if any of us can really help you. I think it's impossible to avoid being a cog in the wheel in pretty much any organizational setting, legal or not. You're 100% right - I'm just trying to organize my thoughts and posting ...
by CS1775
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law

You said you dislike being a cog in a wheel. Do you dislike being behind the scenes being invisible as opposed to being in court taking action yourself? Do you dislike feeling like you’re just applying stuff other people have decided? Or do you dislike the isolation of chambers? Or the lack of vari...
by CS1775
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law

Not to sound harsh, but how much time/effort have you put into finding those jobs? I ask because a job that appeals to you being hard to find is different from having no interest in practicing law. If you like working with clients, would some kind of transactional work at a firm be a better option ...
by CS1775
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law

You said firm work is unappealing - what about non-firm work? Do you enjoy the clerking itself but think based on what you see that you wouldn’t like practice, or do you dislike it all? I enjoy the research/writing aspect of clerking. I don't enjoy the "cog in the wheel" aspect. I spent a large amo...
by CS1775
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law

I'm about halfway through my current state clerkship. I sat for an October remote bar and passed. I don't currently have a post-clerkship job lined up. I got through law school with a 75% scholarship. What I'm realizing every day more and more is that I have zero to minimal interest in practicing la...
by CS1775
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Getting Married by My Judge
Replies: 5
Views: 5304

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: 28061

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: 3292

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: 3562

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: 3562

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: 5025

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: 5025

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: 5025

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: 4969

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: 4969

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: 57208

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: 2100

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: 5308

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: 57208

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: 3488

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: 57208

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: 132
Views: 42228

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: 15
Views: 10558

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: 57208

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: 57208

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...