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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: 399

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: 399

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: 399

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: 431

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: 431

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: 3783

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: 39942

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: 3783

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: 3783

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: 1592

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: 1731

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.
by ymmv
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: URM Super-Splitter Advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 2806

Re: URM Super-Splitter Advice?

With a 178-80 I wouldn’t assume you’re auto-ding anywhere. I’m too far out of the application loop to know the numbers game (check out LSN info), but instinctively I’d recommend applying to the whole T14 for that potential $$$ negotiation if nothing else.
by ymmv
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Does Major matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

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: 7
Views: 2371

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: 7
Views: 2371

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: 2215

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: 3168

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: 3100

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: 3100

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: 3225

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: 5646

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: 3368

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: 225
Views: 55103

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: 225
Views: 55103

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: [Delete]
Replies: 12
Views: 2802

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...