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by ymmv
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA ($-$$) vs. GULC (??)
Replies: 5
Views: 178

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: 152

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: 184

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: 159

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: 927

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: 927

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: 927

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: 287

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: 79
Views: 4319

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: 79
Views: 4319

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: 164
Views: 10477

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: 820

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: 171
Views: 13752

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: 523

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: 1110

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.
by ymmv
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: Weird law school classes

yeah seems like utterly boring and normal law school fare. my school was great about letting you take courses from other departments so I filled as much of my 3L schedule as I could with stuff like foreign languages and accounting. I did have some great “law and” courses, healthcare, philosophy of p...
by ymmv
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: Weird law school classes

Nony wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:50 pm
You know Commercial Paper is one of the bar topics, right?
I always hear this on LSL yet in three bars and two summers of bar study managed never once to encounter it.
George just lucky I guess.

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by ymmv
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: Cannot Login on Phone Says IP Address Banned?
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Cannot Login on Phone Says IP Address Banned?

It is saying I have been banned through my IP Address, but only when trying to login on my cell phone. The reason it gives is: Why man. Not sure if this is a technical error, since I can obviously login via my computer. And, I am certainly not aware that I did anything that would warrant a ban from...
by ymmv
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 20
Views: 1793

Re: Interesting Decisions

Doesn’t sound all that different from Tarasoff reasoning at a second’s glance.
by ymmv
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit
Replies: 14
Views: 1019

Re: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit

also temp agencies exist for a reason
by ymmv
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Why isn't LSL as multiculturally accepting as TLS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Why isn't LSL as multiculturally accepting as TLS?

Mostly because reddit, and because traditional forums are not the staple of online communication they were before social media. They still offer unique advantages for established community, curation, etc., but no one has to use them anymore to get answers to questions. It’s a niche platform for folk...
by ymmv
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT..please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT..please!!

It probably depends on your school, but at many law schools F’s are basically unheard of. I wouldn’t stress about it. It’ll only wear you out before your other exams, and anyway it’s over — nothing more to be done about that one anyway! Odds are good you did better than you think you did. But even i...
by ymmv
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now
Replies: 1188
Views: 56011

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Any interest in starting a 1L SA/diversity thread? Used to be a thing on TLS and seemed helpful There's a Texas 1L SA thread going in the employment forums. Probably worth starting one for diversity positions, too, but not really my thread to OP. Do we have anon posting yet? If not, I'd like to see...
by ymmv
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now
Replies: 1188
Views: 56011

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

I know people taking closed book exams at other schools -- like I know someone taking a closed book contracts exam. How in tf can someone memorize all that shit ?! that's crazy They’re often easier to master if your professor’s not a huge dick and tells you the applicable universe. More black lette...
by ymmv
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Volunteer Experience in Application
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Volunteer Experience in Application

The one-page rule definitely holds for law firm job applications and similar work when you don’t have that much experience in a field. School applications for prospective students are a whole different thing filled with fluff. Pretty sure my LSAC applications were 2-3 pages as well.