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by ymmv
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Please give me feedback on my personal statement
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Please give me feedback on my personal statement

Honestly, the statement looks like it's in great shape to me. It's a little long yet well-written, an interesting read, and does all the things a personal statement is traditionally supposed to do. "Global constitutionalism, national security law, and comparative constitutionalism" aren't real-world...
by ymmv
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal Statement
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Personal Statement

Makes sense, I plan on taking the LSAT again, but I am also looking to strengthen my essays to make that difference that you are talking about. Should I just go ahead and post it in the replies, Im still new to this forum. Go for it! Usually you're much more likely to get feedback on a statement by...
by ymmv
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal Statement
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Personal Statement

You can always post it here anonymously, and then edit to delete it later. If you ask people not to quote it they won't (under pain of mod enforcement). However, it's worth saying that personal statements tend to have only marginal impact on applications. The best essay in the world isn't going to ...
by ymmv
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Chart of Majority Vs. Minority and Commonly Vs. Modernly/UCC
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Chart of Majority Vs. Minority and Commonly Vs. Modernly/UCC

California State I did do a search before deciding to post, but does anyone have an Excel spreadsheet of Criminal, Torts or Contrast with difference between these subjects? I am starting to make one myself to document but if anyone has one made already it would be greatly appreciated! There are a f...
by ymmv
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: ACCEPT V20 OFFER OR 3L HIRING??
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: ACCEPT V20 OFFER OR 3L HIRING??

^ yeah, echoing BU I would accept the offer and look for other jobs later, but a lot depends on your risk tolerance and goals and finances. for many people spending 3L without a firm offer of employment is super stressful, and can put you in the position of taking a job you never would’ve sought out...
by ymmv
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do a large amount of plaintiff’s lawyers tend to be conservative?
Replies: 19
Views: 1290

Re: Do a large amount of plaintiff’s lawyers tend to be conservative?

most big law partners are also pretty conservative, if not necessarily to the degree of being trump voters (though a lot of them were)
by ymmv
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do a large amount of plaintiff’s lawyers tend to be conservative?
Replies: 19
Views: 1290

Re: Do a large amount of plaintiff’s lawyers tend to be conservative?

rich people tend to be extremely conservative, and rich white people in particular. is it possible your sample disproportionately includes wealthy and successful plaintiff/defense attorneys, and not the struggling or less-than-rich ones? also the majority of white voters vote republican in general s...
by ymmv
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Best way to turn down an accepted offer for new offer?
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Best way to turn down an accepted offer for new offer?

It sucks to have to do it, and may temporarily burn some bridges with that the reneged company's hiring department. But that's also just how it goes sometimes in the modern job market. I would just state as diplomatically as possible you've received an offer you can't turn down, thank them and move ...
by ymmv
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How to buy more time to respond to an inhouse gig offer?
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: How to buy more time to respond to an inhouse gig offer?

You can probably just ask. I’m not sure about the standard for in-house, but for most job offers 2 weeks is an entirely appropriate amount of time to request to consider. And you only need 1.
by ymmv
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Which job should I take?
Replies: 27
Views: 1729

Re: Which job should I take?

I'm with BU, everything about WE sounds better to me personally. Both the subjective factors and the objective ones like superior benefits. From your description I can't really tell what's tempting about SU beyond the naturally/temporarily exciting change of scenery. Sounds like there's potential fo...
by ymmv
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 261
Views: 62946

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I completely missed the Fulton decision, somehow. Fuck this court. Can someone explain to me how Fulton does not lead to a bizarro world where any law that has any discretion built for some type of hypothetical case will no longer apply to anyone who pretends to be a member of a “religion”? That is...
by ymmv
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 261
Views: 62946

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I completely missed the Fulton decision, somehow. Fuck this court.
by ymmv
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 261
Views: 62946

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

what is with the impulse to hagiographize these assholes. just lawyerly tendency towards sycophantic prestige-hounding taken to its natural extreme?
by ymmv
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Milbank Does it Again: NY to $200k
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Milbank Does it Again: NY to $200k

don't polk the bear hurr hurr hurr
by ymmv
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Milbank Does it Again: NY to $200k
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Milbank Does it Again: NY to $200k

Maybe my firm was weird in that it was not uncommon for people to be staffed on one all-consuming matter for months, a year, or even years at a time.
by ymmv
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Milbank Does it Again: NY to $200k
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Milbank Does it Again: NY to $200k

If law firms cut hours requirements down to, like, 1600/year, cut pay proportionally, and just hired more attorneys, I'm pretty sure that would solve a lot of problems about people quitting. Overhead not a big deal with new WFH paradigm anyway. I have trouble imagining a world in which this actuall...
by ymmv
Tue May 18, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do

I’m just out of touch enough not to have realized Texas went UBE this year.
by ymmv
Tue May 18, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do

also obligatory figure out if you're in an auto pass state/even if you're not dedicate 90%+ of your time to the multiple choice question prep/remember that you can score passing points on essays by entirely making up the law so long as you apply the made up law. the efficacy of this strategy cannot...
by ymmv
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Long Hours
Replies: 25
Views: 4665

Re: Long Hours

Borhas wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:25 pm
is 1500 billable hours requirement a lot or not a lot? (NOT biglaw)

I'm switching to private practice and that's my firm's requirement.

It seems... manageable?
Unthinkably low for biglaw. No idea elsewhere. Sounds manageable to me.
by ymmv
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: OFFICIAL LSL Guide to the LSAT
Replies: 53
Views: 42013

Re: OFFICIAL LSL Guide to the LSAT

Do people recommend LSAT courses? I know Khan academy is free. The most important aspect of study by far is practice tests; the various text books about study strategies felt pretty interchangeable when I prepped. Khan Academy wasn't around way back then, but my guess based on their other courses I...
by ymmv
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Long Hours
Replies: 25
Views: 4665

Re: Long Hours

ezrafitz wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:06 pm
NCBartender15 wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:44 pm
Wow, all of this feedback is amazing everyone. Thank you. I did not expect this amount of responses with all of this great insight.

Thank you all so much.
Do I sense a shade of sarcasm?
I think the internet has just warped our capacity to process earnestness in plain text.
by ymmv
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Long Hours
Replies: 25
Views: 4665

Re: Long Hours

Yup, as everyone's already said it's the combination of potentially brutal hours and the fact that you might be called upon to complete more of them at any time with little or no notice. Or, alternatively, you might sit there not billing and devouring yourself with anxiety over how you're going to m...
by ymmv
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.4/161/ LGBT-URM Chances at Duke Law
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: 3.4/161/ LGBT-URM Chances at Duke Law

I echo what others have said. The fact that you took the LSAT cold is further evidence that you should retake. A 161 is a pretty good score if you didn’t study. You could probably get to at least a 165 with just a few weeks of study, and you could almost certainly get a 170 if you’re willing to put...
by ymmv
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Berkeley BigLaw/Tech Law w/ out STEM background
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: Berkley BigLaw/Tech Law w/ out STEM background

I can't speak to the "tech law" question (idk what tech law means but my understanding is that the patent bar requires a STEM degree). But if you want to practice in California I don't think there's much question Berkeley makes more sense than UVA at the same price point.