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by ymmv
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: Bug Report Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 5351

Re: Bug Report Thread

Starting a new poll for dem for prez thread. The names/lineup posted just fine EXCEPT the votes from the last poll are somehow carrying over. Instead of everyone starting at Zero, it’s the % carried over from whoever had been in that space. Michael Bennet now has Biden's 11 votes, because Biden had...
by ymmv
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSAC might restrict LSAT takes again
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: LSAC might restrict LSAT takes again

Sounds like a public health measure.
by ymmv
Fri May 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Lol DLA Piper
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Lol DLA Piper

Damn that’s egregious.
by ymmv
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Should I delay law school for 2 years for a pension?
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Should I delay law school for 2 years for a pension?

Sorry if this is presumptuous and you’ve already given this thought, but have you considered what might happen if you turn out to hate biglaw, or discover that the “prestige” is actually hollow and unfulfilling? Because that’s a way more common story than you might expect from the other side. It sou...
by ymmv
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Should I delay law school for 2 years for a pension?
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Should I delay law school for 2 years for a pension?

I would absolutely wait; there’s very little downside to delaying law school, especially in a case like this one. Mind sharing why you want to switch from a high-benefits government job to the biglaw grind? Do you dislike your work that much?
by ymmv
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Do you underline the period in Id.?
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Do you underline the period in Id.?

No, because I don't draft briefs on a seventy-year-old typewriter. But I do italicize it.
by ymmv
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Should I drop out?
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Should I drop out?

Law school is nothing like legal practice, and liking one has very little relation to the liking the other. That said, there's little point in taking on massive amounts of debt for a field you don't want to pursue. Did you have a career before law school you could return to, or did you go straight t...
by ymmv
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions
Replies: 176
Views: 15869

Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Students with partners don’t tend to live any one particular area other than “convenient commuting distance to Penn.” Center City, Graduate Hospital, and West Philly just southwest of campus are all popular options in roughly descending order of priciness for the same space (caveat that CC is a huge...
by ymmv
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Lateral Moves
Topic: First Lateral
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: First Lateral

Folks here definitely have. But Friday evenings and Saturday morning are usually among the quietest times on the site. You might have to wait a few days. You could also try cross-posting in the Law Grad Lounge, where a lot of post-LS employment discussion takes place.
by ymmv
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Thank you notes
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Thank you notes

They don't much matter but UVA's rubric sounds good.
by ymmv
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA ($-$$) vs. GULC (??)
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: UVA ($-$$) vs. GULC (??)

UVA is clearly the better choice in a vacuum in terms of employment outcomes, financial offers being equal. But as to whether that’s worth up and moving your lives 3-4 hours from DC is a highly personal choice. I’d wait to find out what actual cost of attendance at each is expected to be before maki...
by ymmv
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Do LS admissions care about prestige of university.
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Do LS admissions care about prestige of university.

Largely irrelevant, unfortunately. University pedigree is a soft bump at best. I would not transfer if that’s your only reason though.
by ymmv
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Tech in the Practice
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Tech in the Practice

Might be some overlap with this thread: https://www.lawschool.life/forums/viewtopic.php?p=197335#p197335 And there's a lot of discussion on iPads in the general Tech and Apple threads in the Lounge. Bottom line being the iPad Pro is an excellent device that's definitely useful for document reading a...
by ymmv
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: What's the longest you've heard of someone waiting for USAO offer after interview?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: What's the longest you've heard of someone waiting for USAO offer after interview?

I’ve heard of 4-6 months being common depending on the district, and that as long as a year isn’t unheard of in some.
No firsthand experience.
by ymmv
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Senior Associate
Replies: 24
Views: 1413

Re: Senior Associate

BigZuck wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:33 pm
I’m fairly confident that “Senior Associate” is just a signal to opposing counsel that “This guy is a pain in the ass to work across from and all around general piece of work.”

Hope that helps!
I think you mean “, Esq.”
by ymmv
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Senior Associate
Replies: 24
Views: 1413

Re: Senior Associate

At my firm, there are only associates and partners. I think this is firm-specific and also utterly meaningless. It’s not meaningless where it means something. At my firm there were special trainings and seminars that went with reaching mid-level or senior, and a change in expectations of case manag...
by ymmv
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Senior Associate
Replies: 24
Views: 1413

Re: Senior Associate

Senior associate at a biglaw firm usually entails at least 5-6 years.
by ymmv
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: drug use?
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: drug use?

Danger Zone wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:24 am
None that I've ever heard of
by ymmv
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: Bug Report Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 5351

Re: Bug Report Thread

Ok this is actually happening for me on a bunch of different websites now. Extremely odd.
by ymmv
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: Bug Report Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 5351

Re: Bug Report Thread

No idea what’s causing this but I’m looking into it.
by ymmv
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 13238

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

Johannes wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:26 pm
For REPAYE, you have to file jointly.
AFAIK this is wrong. You can file separately but your REPAYE payments are based on adjusted gross income (combined) regardless.
Filing jointly is probably going to make more sense for most couples but it’s not a requirement.
by ymmv
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HYS v Hamilton (no help from family)
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: HYS v Hamilton (no help from family)

Take the Hamilton for all the reasons mentioned above.
by ymmv
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions
Replies: 176
Views: 15869

Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Platopus wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Anyone have outlines for

Bankruptcy - Skeel
Crim - Katz
Con - Kreimer?

Thanks in advance!!
I definitely have Katz somewhere, remind me if I haven’t uploaded it within the next couple days.
by ymmv
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: No chance, right?
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: No chance, right?

Unlikely in the extreme even at most T14.
by ymmv
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Worried about my backround??
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: Worried about my backround??

I don’t remember any applications asking for disclosure of anything less than arrests and/or convictions. But whatever you do disclose, just be sure to emphasize how much you’ve learned and grown since the experience and odds are are you’ll be fine.