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by ymmv
Tue May 12, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 180
Views: 24639

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

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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: American (sticker), CUA ($$$)
Replies: 12
Views: 656

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: 180
Views: 24639

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: 628

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: 1049

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: 957

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: 957

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: 4241

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: 4241

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: 3683

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: 3683

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: 2469

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: 2786

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: 2786

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: 3390

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: 2358

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: 2358

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: 2865

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: 2314

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: 3266

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: 6615

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: 6615

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: 6615

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: 1956

Re: New to this forum. PS review help

Mods also tend to enforce any reasonable “please don’t quote” request.