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by ymmv
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: How Can I Prepare for Law School Exams as a 0L?
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: How Can I Prepare for Law School Exams as a 0L?

More generally, thinking about law school in terms of "getting ahead of the competition" probably isn't going to help you much as a mindset. In fact it's a good shortcut to developing an anxiety disorder during 1L, if you don't already have one. Focus instead on improving your own understanding and ...
by ymmv
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: How Can I Prepare for Law School Exams as a 0L?
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: How Can I Prepare for Law School Exams as a 0L?

Getting to Maybe is the book you're looking for, and you already have it. It covers the basics of law school exam prep and the IRAC/CREAC method (though many law school 1L writing courses teach you these skills first semester anyway). That said, you really can't study effectively before you've even ...
by ymmv
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: AA male 3.4 160
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: AA male 3.4 160

No one can say for sure, but it's within the realm of likely possibility.

How high were you scoring on practice tests? Is 160 your peak goal, or do you think you could pull even higher with another cycle to study and prepare — then apply on the earlier side this fall?
by ymmv
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust

Ymmv, that is a great thread and I always forget about that option. Do lots of firms have these practices and where are they mostly located? It's a booming practice, yeah — my impression is the majority of large firms have one now, especially if they have international offices. DC is ground zero bu...
by ymmv
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust

FCPA work might be right up your alley. It's a fraud/bribery issue-focused practice consisting almost entirely of internal investigations, interviews, and negotiations with very little chance of ever actually going to trial or even making court filings. Maybe take a look at this thread: https://www....
by ymmv
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Who decides to fire an associate in biglaw?
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Who decides to fire an associate in biglaw?

Hoods raised. Candles lit. Circle drawn. The dark halls awaken with revenants once more.
Their voices are legion, but their words — though they echo — are few:
The junior is dead; the firm lives.
by ymmv
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: What does a career in con law look like?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: What does a career in con law look like?

I don't want to spend 200k for a slim slim slim chance for a field I *might* be interested in. Unfortunately this is what going to a non-Yale law school to pursue constitutional law amounts to; your instincts are exactly correct. Many, many legal practices touch on constitutional law in various way...
by ymmv
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: What does a career in con law look like?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: What does a career in con law look like?

The replies in this thread might be a good place to start: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=9269&p=320992
by ymmv
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biking to Work
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Biking to Work

You’re gonna scratch them up for sure.
by ymmv
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: someone please please explain voidable preference in bankruptcy to me
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: someone please please explain voidable preference in bankruptcy to me

You knew you were bankrupt, about to file for bankruptcy, and you tried to shovel a whole bunch of cash to one particular creditor before the proceedings. It’s unfair.
by ymmv
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: First Trial Jitters
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: First Trial Jitters

Congratulations, anon!
by ymmv
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 1851

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

I mean if I were a Trump supporter I too would be deeply ashamed for anyone to find out.
by ymmv
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 1851

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

More seriously, just about anything you can work on in a legal setting is laden with political meaning, and my experience is lawyers talking pretty freely about this stuff during downtime. On a case you usually have a pretty clear goal as a client advocate, and metacommentary might be irrelevant, bu...
by ymmv
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 1851

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

Develop such a deeply understated layer of irony in your speech patterns that no one can ever tell if you're expressing a sincere belief in the first place.
by ymmv
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: New to this forum. PS review help
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: New to this forum. PS review help

Mods also tend to enforce any reasonable “please don’t quote” request.
by ymmv
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: New to this forum. PS review help
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: New to this forum. PS review help

If you're posting from a burner account anyway, why not just post the statement here and ask folks not to quote it? You'll probably get a lot more feedback that way than through private message solicitations.
by ymmv
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Timeline to waive into DC
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Timeline to waive into DC

DC took months and months to clear mine long after my C&F had completed. Close to a year from my initial application before I was admitted, all said and done. It was pretty similar for most folks in my class who waived in. I think NCBE’s C&F took around 3-4 months for me before that, but I don’t re...
by ymmv
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Timeline to waive into DC
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Timeline to waive into DC

DC took months and months to clear mine long after my C&F had completed. Close to a year from my initial application before I was admitted, all said and done. It was pretty similar for most folks in my class who waived in. I think NCBE’s C&F took around 3-4 months for me before that, but I don’t rea...
by ymmv
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions
Replies: 179
Views: 23510

Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Admin stuff like deference levels is vital but also pretty easy to learn on the job. Probably none of the executive powers type issues will ever matter unless you’re working for like the attorney/solicitor general or ACLU / pro bono type stuff. Probably some overlap with Legislation and Con Law cour...
by ymmv
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Does a SCOTUS Clerkship Matter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: Does a SCOTUS Clerkship Matter?

Your resume will float to the top of every pile it's thrown in. I have no idea whether a SCOTUS clerkship will "unlock" opportunities that wouldn't be available to you from a CoA clerkship, but I have to imagine it will increase your chances of standing out in the crowd almost anywhere.
by ymmv
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cancelling an accepted offer
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Cancelling an accepted offer

My impression is it’s not a great look. Possibly not a great career move in an insular market where people talk. Maybe a black mark even in a big one. What do you mean by a “better” offer? A significantly higher salary? If you just mean “more prestigious” I don’t know that that’s a compelling reason...
by ymmv
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Guide: Demystifying the character and fitness requirement and what the bar is really looking for
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: Guide: Demystifying the character and fitness requirement and what the bar is really looking for

robjohn45 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:20 pm
So if one did not get a specific reason as to why, then that question doesn't qualify to them, right?
No, not if you can honestly say you don't know of any occasions where this happened to you. They're not asking you to speculate.
by ymmv
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Guide: Demystifying the character and fitness requirement and what the bar is really looking for
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: Guide: Demystifying the character and fitness requirement and what the bar is really looking for

pancakes3 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:55 pm
like, you were hired contingent on passing a drug test or obtaining security clearance but you failed.
^ that or prior conviction type stuff
by ymmv
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Which bar exam should I take?
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Which bar exam should I take?

Depends on how likely you are to change states, but I would definitely take the UBE if it were me. Not a huge list of cons for keeping options open. And IIRC the UBE scoring is more multiple-choice centric than Texas, which I find much easier and more predictable to study for than state essays.