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by CS1775
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: ConLaw
Replies: 0
Views: 28

ConLaw

Say someone really enjoys constitutional law. How does someone specialize in it and practice in the field?
by CS1775
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: AZ Court of Appeals
Replies: 0
Views: 61

AZ Court of Appeals

Looking for information about two judges on the AZ Court of Appeals or about the clerkship hiring practices of this court.
by CS1775
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 101
Views: 8991

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

For any Federal PDs in here: How/when do you investigate your cases? (interview alibi witnesses, visit crime scenes, etc) I've read a bunch of "A Day in the Life" type threads by PDs, and it is hard for me to understand when or how you actually do these things. Curious as to why you want an answer ...
by CS1775
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Switching Summer Job
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Switching Summer Job

I'm not sure how to leave a legal internship besides sending a notice of resignation (I'm guessing you want to be out of there ASAP and to avoid conflicts with the PD). What I can say is that small private firms may hire summer interns much later than bigger places, if you have an interest.
by CS1775
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 192
Views: 17982

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

1) seminars are fine. Don’t take, say, all seminars, or too many that are, say, “Law and Literature” or otherwise sound really fluffy. But overall they’re fine, especially if you can show how the subject fits your interests or the like. Different judges like different things, so for every judge who...
by CS1775
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 192
Views: 17982

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Aye or nay on mentioning a CALI for Professional Responsibility (required ethics, MPRE class) in a clerkship cover letter? State judges if it makes any difference (course was based on the Model Rules).
by CS1775
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Suggestions for Writing Sample
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Suggestions for Writing Sample

I can't imagine why an interviewer would read it on the spot and not in advance because the writing sample is a crucial part of the interview. If someone simply can't write, you're not going to give them the facetime of an interview. I don't think this is necessarily true for OCI/big firms. They're...
by CS1775
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Suggestions for Writing Sample
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Suggestions for Writing Sample

Re: the topic of the sample, I've actually gotten positive comments about amusing or "silly" topics. Granted, I apply to public defenders and judges with senses of humor, but readers want a clear, well-written writing sample. The cover letter should explain if it was a real case, a legal practice cl...
by CS1775
Thu May 30, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Attorney here: just got 2 DUIs in 2 weeks, tips, advice, please. But trolling ----->
Replies: 11
Views: 616

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

I don't have any advice for you unfortunately but just wanted to confirm that this is not a troll post by a rando. If I'm understanding OP correctly, the questions are: 1) How do I find a good DUI attorney in Florida? 2) What will be the effects on an intended job change from the DUIs? First q : ge...
by CS1775
Tue May 28, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 192
Views: 17982

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

What do we need to bring to interviews? A copy of everything in our app, or? I intend to bring my printed app, a notepad, and two pens in a padfolio to interviews. Pretty convenient and unobtrusive. Normally career services people suggest bringing "your materials" to an interview in case there's a ...
by CS1775
Wed May 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Those with an LLM or Wanting an LLM
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Those with an LLM or Wanting an LLM

I would think the most popular LLM programs would be those designed for international students with prior legal education in their home countries coming to the US who want to sit for the bar exam without getting a JD. (NY and Washington State allow this.) After that, tax seems to be the second most...
by CS1775
Thu May 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Should I drop out?
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Should I drop out?

So how's OP doing?
by CS1775
Wed May 15, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Rec Letter Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Rec Letter Advice

This is inconsistent with what I've seen for LORs. The closest to this I did was to have a half-hour phone call to discuss my plans with a prof and he asked what I think would be good to put in. Our gut instincts matched up. Is there another possible recommender for you, such as an internship superv...
by CS1775
Tue May 14, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Career change? Looking for advice
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Career change? Looking for advice

Just a law student here but I know a few former prosecutors (including former state AGs), so hopefully I can be of some help and can push this along some. Most former prosecutors I know become private practice criminal defense attorneys. Two former state AGs in my state opened a firm together (I've ...
by CS1775
Mon May 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Tips for Coffee Chats?
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Tips for Coffee Chats?

Since we have a thread... I plan on meeting with the judge I interned for during my 1L summer for lunch after finals. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss my clerkship apps. The judge is very straightforward and to the point and I never felt the need to beat around the bush with him. Got any tip...
by CS1775
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 1631

Re: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy

... CS1775: Sorry I missed this thread way back, but if you've got any other questions still relevant now, feel free to ask. :) No worries! Ended up figuring stuff out. I'm going to apply to a couple state appellate clerkships in May. I have excellent connections with one of the courts (meeting a j...
by CS1775
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Good idea for networking? How to approach?
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Good idea for networking? How to approach?

Thank you! Do you have suggestions on how the conversation should go if they do agree to meet you? Do I ask why they chose the firm or their practice area etc? Should the focus be on their firm or on other aspects of the work they do? Well it depends on what you want to know. You are initiating thi...
by CS1775
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?

The best way I know of to be an AUSA is to clerk for a Federal judge and have a criminal law background, such as spending a semester at a USAO. Have you looked into the backgrounds of the AUSAs at the office you intend to work at? Should give you an idea of where they came from and who they hire.
by CS1775
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Good idea for networking? How to approach?
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Good idea for networking? How to approach?

CS1775's advice is great if you want someone (career services or professor) to help introduce you to someone so that you've got a mutual connection going already before you send your e-mail. Otherwise, yeah, you just send a short e-mail. E-mail practically always if it's a practicing lawyer, but de...
by CS1775
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Trial Exhaustion
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Trial Exhaustion

I remember during an internship I did, I went to court to watch some of my firm's lawyers at trial I sat there for two hours listening to some guy reading line 36 of documents alpha/beta/gamma from 1967 about "gaskets" for the entire time, and apparently that was his third day on the stand. I wante...
by CS1775
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Good idea for networking? How to approach?
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Good idea for networking? How to approach?

How do you reach out? Do you just send an email (should it be short or long) and do you jsut say I am a 1L at this school. I am visiting, can I have coffee with you? Do you be direct with it or be indirect you want to meet them? Like should you be direct and say why you are reaching out and do you ...
by CS1775
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Good idea for networking? How to approach?
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Good idea for networking? How to approach?

I agree with other posters: you're fine, you won't be creepy, and it'll give you a leg up on other applicants and law students because you now have a connection that you've had face time or a phone call with. Only additional suggestion is to have some pre-planned idea of what you intend to ask.
by CS1775
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Biglaw 2L SA to PI
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Biglaw 2L SA to PI

PSJD is de rigueur to find public interest employers and positions. The Vermont Guide to state clerkships also is a good starting point assuming you want to do state clerkship --> AG. Both have wide gaps in their coverage, however. If you're looking for market information in say, Nebraska (you menti...
by CS1775
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Trial Exhaustion
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Trial Exhaustion

Thanks for the support. Glad to know its not just me. I think this summer is going to let me know if trial work is something I can do as a career or if its something that's going to burn me out.
by CS1775
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Remote legal jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Remote legal jobs

Hanging out your own shingle would allow you to do this, no joke. And hopefully you would earn more than $25k-30k. The problem is you would have to meet with clients either by video or in person, which would conflict with your intended traveling. On the flip side, you could cut back on startup cost...