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by CS1775
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]
Replies: 50
Views: 3038

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: 19
Views: 523

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: 274

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: 274

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: 102

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: 102

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: 102

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: 426

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: 258

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: 426

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: 392

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: 258

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: 258

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 ...
by CS1775
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 92
Views: 5610

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

What options are there for post-PD employment? Just curious as a 2L because I'm going to start meeting more and more "connections" as I begin PD internships. *Go into private practice criminal defense as a solo or as part of a small to mid firm *Go into civil litigation *Join the dark side (ADA, AUS...
by CS1775
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 92
Views: 5610

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

I interned exclusively in Missouri. My background was pretty weird tbh. I interned with a super rural office in the Stl area my 1L summer. Loved it. Did a indigent tax clinic my 2L year. Worked with a random PI firm my 2L summer. Did a crim justice clinic fall of 3L where I did PD work with a St. L...
by CS1775
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Splitter with C&F Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: Splitter with C&F Issues

Yes, regional schools can get you a job in a DA’s office. When you say you want to do criminal defense, do you me as a private practitioner? (Just that if you think you might want to work for a public defender’s office at some point, they frequently won’t touch people if they’ve worked as ADAs. But...
by CS1775
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 92
Views: 5610

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

1L here applying for summer positions. I was wondering if anyone could speak to the difference between working in a federal PD's office vs. local PD. I'm hoping to go into public defense and do another PD internship next summer. I know I'm not likely to get a federal PD job straight out of law scho...
by CS1775
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L Summer Q
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: 2L Summer Q

Learned quite a bit more about both State A and B today meeting with Career Development. State A's PD does not participate in EJW but instead does NYU and participates in the Massachusetts Consortium of Law Schools. The reason for this is because State A's PD does not hire classes of law graduates, ...
by CS1775
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 2.98 GPA, 155, STEM B.S. and Ivy League grad
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: 2.98 GPA, 155, STEM B.S. and Ivy League grad

With a 2.98 and a 155, as others have said, you'd be paying full tuition rates (no scholarship) at Suffolk, Northeastern, New England SOL, or comparable schools in other regions. Higher ranked schools are not really viable options. You absolutely do not want to pay full tuition at say Suffolk. Your ...
by CS1775
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L Summer Q
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: 2L Summer Q

Kümmel wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:21 pm
absolutely do not listen to your career development office. they really don't know what theyre talking about. you should be applying/reaching out directly to State A ASAP
Noted, thanks. Now I can mail out applications on Saturday for both State A and B.
by CS1775
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L Summer Q
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: 2L Summer Q

I think I basically agree with the above. If State A is your strong preference, but you are nervous about leaving your eggs all in that basket, then apply to both, but hustle State A as hard as you can. I don't really understand why you are getting barred in both states? Or did I misunderstand? I d...
by CS1775
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L Summer Q
Replies: 7
Views: 392

2L Summer Q

I'm in sort of a weird conundrum, so I'd like to get some insight... For my 2L, going to be 3L summer, I want to intern with a public defender office so I can hopefully either receive a job offer or put myself in as good a resume position as possible. I am going to be able to appear in court as an i...
by CS1775
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Winning Closing Argument Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Winning Closing Argument Videos

Did you ever find anything? I’d be interested in watching some YouTube videos like you have described. I did. And I made Trial Team! These are from Prof. Wes Porter out of GGUSOL and Florida Mock Trial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5gQKEyRL3Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf0ABRnvXg0 https://...
by CS1775
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Summer Job--which one?
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Summer Job--which one?

If you don't want to practice criminal law/be an ADA, then sounds like you should take the State AG gig. This is for 2L summer or 1L summer? I would be thinking more about job prospects out of these two gigs. I think OP has made his choice by now, but this is how I would base my decision. 1L summer...
by CS1775
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Finals Prep without Old Tests
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Finals Prep without Old Tests

Thanks for the suggestions! Evidence prof is not new to the law school but this is his first time teaching Evidence because the prior main Evidence prof retired after Fall 2017. He released a "sample exam" yesterday which I will complete probably tomorrow or Monday. He's going to go over the answer ...