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by Story
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 182
Views: 41682

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

Trump extended another month grace period https://twitter.com/mstratford/status/1334987760059420672?s=21 Still counts for PSLF credit? Edit: yes, seems to be the answer. “Non-payments will continue to count toward the number of payments required under an income-driven repayment plan, a loan rehabil...
by Story
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Criminal Defense
Replies: 59
Views: 14854

Re: Criminal Defense

What types of prosectors do you meet during your time as a defense attorney? Such as the burnt-out one, the zealot, etc.

Which type do you love going against? What type do you like plea bargaining with?

Any stories of prosecutorial misconduct?
by Story
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.

It sounds like you could do a lot of the stuff you want (helping other people and doing social justice) by doing something else other than law. Nonprofit work? Maybe volunteer first and see how you like it?
by Story
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Criminal Defense
Replies: 59
Views: 14854

Re: Criminal Defense

Generally speaking, How much do you make per year as a private solo or small firm crim defense attorney?
by Story
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs
Replies: 23
Views: 9327

Re: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs

Yeah. I’m always wary of accepting an offer and then reneging to get a “better” job. This was not in an honors context, but I have once seen a clerkship applicant accept a judge’s offer and then renege to go to a better judge, and the applicant ended up getting dropped by both judges. (Different jud...
by Story
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs
Replies: 23
Views: 9327

Re: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs

I have received an offer and am in the pipeline (finalist) for two more. I was only given a week to decide on the first. The first is an "invitation to join the class" not a tentative offer or final offer. Can I hold two offers at once? In addition to what Nony said, is it possible to let the other...
by Story
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 59
Views: 2168

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

Full ride at CCN would probably give you the most options. Good school, less financial debt, etc.

What are your stats, if you don’t mind telling?

This whole thread may be pointless if your stats aren’t there.
by Story
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 59
Views: 2168

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

How set are you on your goals? Any chance they will change? Do you want to keep your options open?

Let us know once you get your real options after applying.
by Story
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Ex-Biglaw, Current Lit Boutique Midlevel: AMA
Replies: 21
Views: 4991

Re: Ex-Biglaw, Current Lit Boutique Midlevel: AMA

Are you familiar with the actual quality of other lit boutiques? A lot of boutiques have very good reputations, and I wanted to know if that was hype or reality.
by Story
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?

What is it exactly that you don’t like about your job? If you can clarify that, you will avoid going to a second job that has the same bad characteristics.
by Story
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 59
Views: 2168

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

If you’re talking about transactional work, then yes. IMHO.
by Story
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 59
Views: 2168

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

I would make my decision on things other than your goal of transactional work. City, class size, etc.
by Story
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: resolved
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Looking to talk to recent grads/students (UMass, Charleston, Regent, Ave Maria)?

IMHO, If you’re using GI bill, definitely don’t use it on these schools. Go use your GI bill for a much better LS or some other type of grad school.

GI bill is so flexible and I’d hate to see you use it on Ave Maria and the like.
by Story
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: resolved
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Looking to talk to recent grads/students (UMass, Charleston, Regent, Ave Maria)?

Thank you all for the reply. Deadline for one school is Dec 1. Another is two weeks away. These are for Spring Admissions. I was hoping to speak to someone who might know the areas. I am fortunate, I will not have debt. Thanks again! Why won’t you have debt? Scholarship? Independently wealthy paren...
by Story
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: URM Super-Splitter Advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: URM Super-Splitter Advice?

Apply to the T14 and to the T25s that give you fee waivers.
by Story
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: resolved
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Looking to talk to recent grads/students (UMass, Charleston, Regent, Ave Maria)?

I didn’t go to any of these schools, but I can offer general advice.

How much debt would you take on at each school?

What are your stats? LSAT, grades, etc.?

I recommend that you not attend any of these schools if you are taking on debt.
by Story
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 182
Views: 41682

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

I am also confused by Brooks’s response: “ My argument is actually even more relevant for IDR...”

Isn’t IDR a large umbrella that includes IBR and PAYE?

If forgiven amounts under an “IDR plan” are non-taxable, I would think that fact implies that forgiven amounts under IBR and PAYE are non-taxable.
by Story
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 182
Views: 41682

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

I guess no one has gotten to the end of IBR and PAYE to actually find out whether the forgiven amount is taxed. Anybody who commentates on this issue is essentially making a prediction about how the IRS and courts will interpret the tax code, right? I don’t know if there is a definitive “correct” an...
by Story
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.4/165/AA-URM Chance t20
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: 3.4/165/AA-URM Chance t20

Are you going to be in the military? I saw the ROTC.

Edit: I would also retake. I heard that scores are inflated now. Source: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14955#p456166
by Story
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 182
Views: 41682

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

I thought that if you got forgiveness through PSLF, then you got no tax bomb.

But if you got forgiveness through IBR, PAYE, or REPAYE, I thought you DID get a tax bomb? Am I wrong?
by Story
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: legal podcasts
Replies: 9
Views: 3985

Re: legal podcasts

Scotustalk from Scotusblog is good. Strict Scrutiny is good, too, but definitely has a liberal bent.
by Story
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Give up?
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Give up?

I’ll also add that you can have a great mentor and boss who might be more conservative than you. Especially for judges, the benefit of the mentorship relationship doesn’t really come from having similar political beliefs. Just saying.
by Story
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Asking for old job back after lateral move
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Asking for old job back after lateral move

Are there any peers or associates you trust that you could ask how the firm would like u back?
by Story
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Give up?
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Give up?

I would not give up. You have very good credentials on paper. I would apply more broadly. What does “liberal” judge mean to you when you apply? How are you determining whether a judge is liberal? At this point I've applied to like, 150 judges or something. But I'm trying to broaden as much as I can...