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by lawman84
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU

Don't go to UF if you want to do corporate or IP law. You have much better options.
by lawman84
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: No chance, right?
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: No chance, right?

The #1 person in your class has very little chance.
by lawman84
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 159
Views: 14140

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

My co-clerk and I were debating whether we should get gifts for everyone in chambers for Christmas and I was wondering if there was a general consensus on this. No one has mentioned a gift exchange and I just assumed there wouldn't be one. My co-clerk really wanted to get a something small (like ca...
by lawman84
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: State Deputy SG - AMA
Replies: 28
Views: 2206

Re: State Deputy SG - AMA

Agree with lolwat. If you're still around, I have a couple questions I'd love to ask you. Are you still around to answer questions? :) I’m around now I'm extremely interested in working in a state SG's office. I'll be clerking on a COA next year (if that helps). How many years of experience would y...
by lawman84
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: State Deputy SG - AMA
Replies: 28
Views: 2206

Re: State Deputy SG - AMA

Agree with lolwat. If you're still around, I have a couple questions I'd love to ask you. Are you still around to answer questions? :) I’m around now I'm extremely interested in working in a state SG's office. I'll be clerking on a COA next year (if that helps). How many years of experience would y...
by lawman84
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: How to find out if a judge is not on the plan?
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: How to find out if a judge is not on the plan?

ti301 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:51 pm
This is super helpful. Thanks!!
Also, look at the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary on Westlaw under directories. It should also have numbers and addresses.
by lawman84
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: How to find out if a judge is not on the plan?
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: How to find out if a judge is not on the plan?

This is a super basic/stupid question, but what is the best way to reach chambers? I see that the only # available is a single phone # for each circuit. Do you call that number and ask for the chambers of Judge X? I can't access Oscar because I'm not a 3L, unfortunately. You don't know a 3L who wil...
by lawman84
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: How to find out if a judge is not on the plan?
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: How to find out if a judge is not on the plan?

Unless you know the judge's clerks, your two options are OSCAR or calling chambers.
by lawman84
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Should I interview?
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Should I interview?

If all else fails, you can try cold-calling former clerks if you can find any on the internet - I never had a problem getting one to talk to me, even absent anything in common, for interview prep. (Bonus: if you end up wanting the job, doing prep can help you look conscientious.) You can't really a...
by lawman84
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Should I interview?
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Should I interview?

Based on your situation, I'd recommend taking the interview unless you are absolutely unwilling to live in that location for a year or the judge has a reputation for being a bad boss. My reasoning why is that while you got an interview request early, there's no guarantee that an avalanche of request...
by lawman84
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Applying for clerkships from schools that enforce the plan
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Applying for clerkships from schools that enforce the plan

I'd be motivated to do all three. Figure which judges are down with #2 and apply. Try to figure out which professors might be willing to skirt the rules. And wait if you must.
by lawman84
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy

How high up in your class are you, and where does your law school rank (approximately)? If you're clerking federally, you don't need to be licensed. I don't know about state. I'm guessing the judge you interned for doesn't hire former interns? The judge I interned for will have mandatory retirement...
by lawman84
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Developing a Clerkship Application Strategy

How high up in your class are you, and where does your law school rank (approximately)? If you're clerking federally, you don't need to be licensed. I don't know about state.

I'm guessing the judge you interned for doesn't hire former interns?
by lawman84
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UF Law Students and Graduates Taking Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: UF Law Students and Graduates Taking Questions

On the off chance that anyone has one. Well, there will be at least a graduate here. Can't make any promises beyond that. :lol: I'm a UF 1L lawman!!! I remember seeing you around tls, from what I remember you did very well for yourself here. Any tips at all would be appreciated man. I've read so ma...
by lawman84
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UF Law Students and Graduates Taking Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 461

UF Law Students and Graduates Taking Questions

On the off chance that anyone has one. Well, there will be at least a graduate here. Can't make any promises beyond that. :lol:
by lawman84
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1599

Re: Lit or Transactional

Nebby wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:25 pm
lawman84 wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:41 pm
Lit. Why? Because I find transactional work to be dreadfully boring.
Was it more boring than expected? Less boring? About as expected?
I guess as boring as expected? I'd always planned on being a litigator, anyways.
by lawman84
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: has anyone ever heard of
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

Re: has anyone ever heard of

I think the only way it would really be possible is if you went to a small firm or hung a shingle that allowed you a flexible schedule and you weren't practicing law that would force you to take part in trials. I don't think even then that being a HC would be very possible, but you could definitely ...
by lawman84
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1599

Re: Lit or Transactional

Lit. Why? Because I find transactional work to be dreadfully boring.
by lawman84
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: State Deputy SG - AMA
Replies: 28
Views: 2206

Re: State Deputy SG - AMA

Not_Paul_Clement wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:38 pm
Posts will be a bit vague to avoid outing. SG’s offices are a small world.

T20, graduated top 10% with LR
Did major market biglaw at V20 firm before coming to SG’s office

Fire away
Agree with lolwat. If you're still around, I have a couple questions I'd love to ask you.
by lawman84
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: has anyone ever heard of
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

Re: has anyone ever heard of

Not gonna happen. Being a HC is at minimum a part-time job (20+ hours per week). You could be a non-essential assistant if you ended up at a firm with a good QoL and schedule flexibility. But I think being even an assistant would be tough in biglaw.
by lawman84
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Going to a school in home state, or moving to D.C.?
Replies: 22
Views: 1233

Re: Going to a school in home state, or moving to D.C.?

I got into 2 schools( Not gonna retake, got Into a lot others( Northeastern, Duquesne, Southwestern etc..) I am from Seattle( don’t love it, but I can manage). Given 30,000 ( over 3 years), won’t have to pay housing or board( Saving 40,000) at Seattle U. Goal is Corporate, commercial real estate, c...
by lawman84
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: No-offered SA; I need help.
Replies: 18
Views: 2426

Re: No-offered SA; I need help.

For most people, biglaw is shitty. Even if you are relegated to the fate of a "small-time" attorney, you might find that ends up being a blessing for you. Plenty of "small-time" attorneys make a good living, and you might find that it comes with a better QoL and/or co-workers. Basically, even if yo...
by lawman84
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Fellowship --> Clerkship
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Fellowship --> Clerkship

One of the clerks on my court did it. It's not impossible at all. Especially if your fellowship ends in August or September.
by lawman84
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Going to a school in home state, or moving to D.C.?
Replies: 22
Views: 1233

Re: Going to a school in home state, or moving to D.C.?

I hate to say it, Jim, but if those are the options, I'd say go another direction. I think you'd be putting yourself into too big of a hole. If you could do Howard or Seattle Law for free (or near free) and you knew you wanted to be a lawyer, I'd say do it. But that's too much debt.
by lawman84
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Going to a school in home state, or moving to D.C.?
Replies: 22
Views: 1233

Re: Going to a school in home state, or moving to D.C.?

Neither. That's way too much debt for those schools. If you refuse to retake and insist on going to law school, go somewhere that's really cheap. And if I understand things correctly, you are black, right? That's an even better reason to work your ass off to do better on the LSAT. If you do well on ...