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by ymmv
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is mass mailing now over?
Replies: 21
Views: 540

Re: Is mass mailing now over?

NALP is easily the best for mass mailing. Has # of SAs for each office for most firms and contact information for recruiting. Most large firms will be there, but I also mix in the top firms for my preferred practice areas by researching on Chambers and Partners, since occasionally they aren't NALP ...
by ymmv
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Memo due at Summer Job
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Memo due at Summer Job

This might be a silly question but I might as well ask. So I'm working at the department of police accountability for the summer and I have a memo to write. My supervisor told me that there's no hard deadline but to aim for the 15th. I thought I'd be done by today but I think it's going to bleed ov...
by ymmv
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?

People have google if they don’t know. I wouldn’t stress too much about it.

I wouldn’t type out ERISA or FCPA or FLSA or EEOC on a legal resume. LIBOR seems similarly well-known, in my anecdotal impression?
by ymmv
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Do you trust Chambers Insider Guide for Firm Research?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Do you trust Chambers Insider Guide for Firm Research?

How else do you research a firm, especially for interviews? It's been a while, but I relied on - every bit of available website info (Chambers, NALP, Above the Law, you name it) I could find, including the gossip - alumni contacts there (sometimes also a good opportunity to grab networking coffee) ...
by ymmv
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Do you trust Chambers Insider Guide for Firm Research?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Do you trust Chambers Insider Guide for Firm Research?

I would take it as one data point among (hopefully) many.
by ymmv
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help

Have you considered legal work somewhere less demanding than a big law firm? Or even something adjacent, like law school recruiting? I apologize if this sounds ignorant — I don’t really know much about workplace disability — but do you think it might be easier to make it work somewhere if you disclo...
by ymmv
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Affinity Groups on Resumes
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Affinity Groups on Resumes

Every law school resume I’ve seen listed affinity group board positions — including mine. Listing things like LGBT alliance is useful to my mind if only because you probably wouldn’t want to work somewhere that would ding you for that anyway.
by ymmv
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Callback Invite after Reception
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: Callback Invite after Reception

Title pretty much says it all. Got a callback interview request after attending a reception. Does anyone know how likely the callback will turn into an offer, assuming that it goes well? Impossible to say. If you got a callback you have a genuine shot. No need to overthink unknowable odds. Any gene...
by ymmv
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: ConLaw
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: ConLaw

Depending how broadly you define con law, virtually any civil or criminal lit practice will wind up touching on it at various points. At a big firm probably the most direct path to working on Bill of Rights type issues is going to be through pro bono, if that’s what you’re referring to (though like ...
by ymmv
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 145
Views: 9283

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Breyer is hot garbage on con crim issues anyway, so defections still overwhelmingly work out in the right’s favor.
by ymmv
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 145
Views: 9283

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

There’s a really good Current Affairs with Corey Robin I think that helped me understand what the hell Clarence Thomas’s deal might be in a more concrete way. Tl;dr being that, yes, he’s a huge reactionary, but as with a lot of hoteps it’s born out of a certain understanding of America’s racist hist...
by ymmv
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Any other opinions on expressing interest in niche area?
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Any other opinions on expressing interest in niche area?

If you’re genuinely interested in a specific practice area at a firm, it’s a good opportunity to express enthusiasm at interviews. Gives you plenty of question fodder if nothing else. I don’t see the harm in putting it in a cover letter — maybe try not to make it sound like it’s the only thing you’r...
by ymmv
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: Bug Report Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 6559

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: 643

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: 417

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: 617

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: 617

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: 846

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: 982

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: 18019

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: 970

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: 6
Views: 790

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: 440

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: 371

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.