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by ymmv
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Does Major matter?
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Does Major matter?

Pure numbers game, was always my understanding? Which is unfortunate for some given the varying difficulties of different UG degree programs.
by ymmv
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: "Going Solo" Immediately After Law School?
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: "Going Solo" Immediately After Law School?

pancakes3 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:06 pm
join your local bar association and start networking.
but yeah if you're gonna do it start hustling yesterday ^

you'll definitely need experienced attorney friends you can call willing to take your questions
by ymmv
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: "Going Solo" Immediately After Law School?
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: "Going Solo" Immediately After Law School?

Unfortunately law school does not prepare anyone adequately for the practice of law or the business of running a law firm. Running a case (let alone a caseload) unsupervised without experience in the relevant legal area is a recipe for disaster both for the 4L and the client. It is way easier, more...
by ymmv
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Really need help for August LSAT- URM
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Re: Really need help for August LSAT- URM

Yeah, I’m afraid I don’t have much advice besides “wait another year.” Improving your score in such a short period while working full time would be monumentally difficult. It’s going to take a lot more studying and practice testing to get there.
by ymmv
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Speeding Ticket Addendum?
Replies: 6
Views: 2096

Re: Speeding Ticket Addendum?

Talk to a character and fitness attorney if you’re worried about it. I’m not one, but I would assume a speeding ticket is the textbook definition of a minor traffic offense. The PA Bar Examiners, at least, agree: DEFINITION OF MINOR TRAFFIC VIOLATION: Minor traffic violations are those that do not r...
by ymmv
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: What are the best "canned brief" sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Re: What are the best "canned brief" sources?

yeah partly what I mean is, just don’t use canned briefs. they’re a crapshoot for class prep and they aren’t particularly helpful for exam study all the ones I tried in LS were really bad, and usually by the time I’d find a half-decent one I could’ve just skimmed the actual case with more thorough c...
by ymmv
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: What are the best "canned brief" sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Re: What are the best "canned brief" sources?

I've heard about "canned briefs" as a way to streamline the case reading process (or the case review process shortly before exams). I'm looking for information on the best sources of these briefs. Which books/software programs/other sources provide the most useful briefs? Or if that's too subjectiv...
by ymmv
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Early Binding Decision
Replies: 3
Views: 2484

Re: Early Binding Decision

Consensus answer always used to be yeah, it probably does. It’s been a long time since I applied to law school though. At the very least you’re eliminating your ability to bargain using better offers.
by ymmv
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 2821

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

I studied anywhere from 3-6 hours a day in June, switched to more of a steady 8-hour in the first week of July. I was in an MBE auto-pass state, so I focused mostly on getting consistently high multiple choice scores (idrr my goal percentage, maybe 80%?). I outlined CREAC answers now and then but di...
by ymmv
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Masks?
Replies: 8
Views: 2398

Re: Masks?

I give this post's authenticity AITA odds.
by ymmv
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 38067

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Actually stunned.
by ymmv
Tue May 12, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 38067

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

x-post
ymmv wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:06 pm
Aimee Stephens died ☹️
by ymmv
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 12
Views: 1568

Re: American (sticker), CUA ($$$)

Of the two, Catholic, assuming "$$$" means something close to a full ride. I'm guessing you know the regional job prospects from either school are going to be pretty dire, particularly in the wake of what might turn out to be a Second Great Depression? This doesn't seem like a wonderful time to be l...
by ymmv
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 38067

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

You don’t have to overturn RvW if you just continue down the current path of rendering it meaningless through a nightmarish web of Casey cases and state measures that eliminate the possibility of getting an abortion without directly criminalizing it (though they continue to do that too, of course). ...
by ymmv
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What do you bill for?
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

Re: What do you bill for?

Some people even carry case notes with them to read on the way to the water cooler.
by ymmv
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Transferring to a T-6 from a T1 full ride (Patent Law)
Replies: 12
Views: 2079

Re: Transferring to a T-6 from a T1 full ride (Patent Law)

It's really hard to say without knowing where you've been admitted and what the job prospects are from your current school. But I'd tend towards saying With a full ride, I'd stay put. Especially given the uncertainty of the economy, adding unnecessary debt is not wise. The conventional wisdom is you...
by ymmv
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: No longer seeing new post / notification numbers in tabs (Chrome)
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

Re: No longer seeing new post / notification numbers in tabs (Chrome)

Yes, it was the middle of last week. Funny thing is that over the past week I've noticed sometimes I do get to see the number (1) for notifications, or [1] for new posts on a page. But often the [1] for new posts doesn't come up, and even when it does, it's just [1] rather than the actual number of...
by ymmv
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: No longer seeing new post / notification numbers in tabs (Chrome)
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

Re: No longer seeing new post / notification numbers in tabs (Chrome)

When a page on the forum had new posts, or when I had a notification, I would always see a number in brackets or parentheses next to the title of the page in my tabs on Chrome. The number indicated the number of new posts in that thread, or the total number of notifications. It would look like [3] ...
by ymmv
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: OCI in June
Replies: 4
Views: 5041

Re: OCI in June

heck get the law school interviews out of the way at the same time
same deal
by ymmv
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: OCI in June
Replies: 4
Views: 5041

Re: OCI in June

why not just host OCI at the LSATs
candidates have roughly the same work experience and legal knowledge at that point
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: 6
Views: 4200

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: 6
Views: 4200

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: 3028

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: 3353

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: 3353

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....