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by Story
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?

The horizontal representation definitely sounds like a good way to make the work a little more manageable. Never thought of that as a benefit to horizontal representation. I read this article, and it made me wonder how many other PD offices are going through similar struggles: https://www.latimes.co...
by Story
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Typo in Cover Letter
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Typo in Cover Letter

Congratulations!
by Story
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?
Replies: 16
Views: 307

Re: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?

I don’t know if and to what extent COVID is affecting current PI/gov hiring, but I presume hiring is being affected. I would look into jobs other than fellowships and honors. Are there some agencies that you might be interested in that do regular entry-level hiring, such as prosecutors’ offices? Hav...
by Story
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?

Sure, I mean those as examples of shortcuts. Also:
Not prepping witnesses as much, relying on just police reports instead of speaking with witnesses yourself, etc.
by Story
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""
Replies: 18
Views: 506

Re: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""

unless you get an interviewer who likes to be adversarial on purpose I had an interview today where they were pretty judgmental about it lol. That’s crazy to me. I think being so judgmental also disadvantages people who are not independently wealthy. Some law students can’t afford to pass up a 2L S...
by Story
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?

Do you think you or your colleagues picked up bad habits (such as taking shortcuts) handling so many cases at any given time?
by Story
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Flexibility on Terms?
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Flexibility on Terms?

Sure, you can submit an app and let the judge know about your situation in the cover letter. Just tell in a professional and respectful manner the judge what you told us.
by Story
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 190
Views: 47650

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

Nebby wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:18 pm
Story wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:16 pm
I had no idea about the FFEL issue. Well, time to triple-check with FSA.
If you've ever submitted an employment verification to Fed Loan, then that would have caught this. A lot of folks never submitted those forms before the 10 year mark.
Good to know. Thanks .
by Story
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 36
Views: 6535

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

I would re-apply, especially because that seems to be what your gut is telling you. And of course re-assess and review app materials. Have a second set of eyes take a look too.
by Story
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
Replies: 7
Views: 433

How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?

I have always wondered how local prosecutors and public defenders handle such a high number of criminal cases at one time while still fulfilling their ethical and legal duties. Especially compared to their federal counterparts. Is it because of the nature of the cases? The amount of time you prepare...
by Story
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: What does law coursework look like?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: What does law coursework look like?

What law school coursework looks like is much different than what lawyers do day by day. If you want a good idea of what law coursework is like, read Getting to Maybe. And you can also read some of the books from the Examples & Explanations series. Choose any of the subjects from 1L: Constitutional ...
by Story
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Say I wanted to do Entrepreneurial Law, how would I go about it?
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Say I wanted to do Entrepreneurial Law, how would I go about it?

1) "entrepreneurial law" covers such a wide spectrum of practices that it's functionally a meaningless descriptor. it's not distinct from "transactional." 2) venture capitalists provide millions of dollars so you using your savings from biglaw is not going to be enough to foot the bill. 3) the bigl...
by Story
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Say I wanted to do Entrepreneurial Law, how would I go about it?
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Say I wanted to do Entrepreneurial Law, how would I go about it?

I’m not sure exactly what you mean by entrepreneurial law, but if you want to get into investing and venture capital, you don’t need to be a lawyer. Even the wealthy lawyers are not THAT wealthy, by the way. If you want to get into entrepreneurial law, your first job will almost certainly by in a bi...
by Story
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 1161

Re: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14

If you’re planning to clerk for a federal judge, just remember: In order to become a federal judicial clerk, an applicant must have completed his or her J.D. degree and be a U.S. citizen. A non-citizen of the United States may be employed by the federal judiciary to work for courts located in Puerto...
by Story
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 36
Views: 6535

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Congratulations!! Duke and Vandy are great schools.
by Story
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 1161

Re: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14

I personally would take whichever one ended up costing less out of pocket when I graduate.

Congratulations!
by Story
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 190
Views: 47650

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

I had no idea about the FFEL issue. Well, time to triple-check with FSA.
by Story
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: AUSA Salary?
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: AUSA Salary?

Most AUSAs work very long hours. The job can be stressful. Being an AUSA is unlike most fed jobs, which are usually more 9-to-5 and chiller. But AUSAs also tend to get paid less than most fed lawyers, who work on the GS pay-scale. What federal government job would you consider "chiller" and true to...
by Story
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 190
Views: 47650

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

Right. I’m sure both happened. I just wonder which more largely contributed to the low %.
by Story
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 190
Views: 47650

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/01/20/biden-student-loan-payment-freeze-extension/ Should count for PSLF. “But PSLF is not perfect. Out of 179,371 borrowers who applied to have their debts erased, only 3,469 have been discharged, according to the September 2020 PSLF Report by the U.S. ...
by Story
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: AUSA Salary?
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: AUSA Salary?

Most AUSAs work very long hours. The job can be stressful. Being an AUSA is unlike most fed jobs, which are usually more 9-to-5 and chiller.

But AUSAs also tend to get paid less than most fed lawyers, who work on the GS pay-scale.
by Story
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: AUSA Salary?
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: AUSA Salary?

Yep. AUSAs are much lower paid when you think about the work they do.
by Story
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Highest Paying Legal Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: Highest Paying Legal Fields

I'm considering the following fields of study: Tort, Liability (I know that's general), Constitution, Estate, Civil RIghts, Public Policy (although not really law), Labor.. I have heard those fields are generally low paying. Is that inaccurate? Even if I knew the data, if I told you the average sal...
by Story
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: How Screwed Am I?
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: How Screwed Am I?

Glad to hear it, OP. Good luck!
by Story
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: How Screwed Am I?
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: How Screwed Am I?

Based on what you told me, I think you are good to take the intended classes this semester. I think you’ve done enough black-letter curved classes. Do whatever you’re interested in or is chill.