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by Story
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:06 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

Really good. Great theme and substance. Just review it or have a good editor-friend review it for grammar, usage, etc. You want to just tighten up those things so they won’t distract the readers. A few quick things I saw (not a thorough grammar review): The first part of a sentence is a dangling mod...
by Story
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Degrees/certifications to get after JD?
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Degrees/certifications to get after JD?

What are your career goals?
by Story
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Is it worth applying to clerkships that have been open on OSCAR for months?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Is it worth applying to clerkships that have been open on OSCAR for months?

Yes. Isn’t it really quick and easy to apply to clerkships on OSCAR, because you have all your application materials already? I still sometimes like to customize cover letters a little bit (e.g., geographic ties) and tailor resumes/writing samples based on the judge's preferences. And I neuroticall...
by Story
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Is it worth applying to clerkships that have been open on OSCAR for months?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Is it worth applying to clerkships that have been open on OSCAR for months?

Yes. Isn’t it really quick and easy to apply to clerkships on OSCAR, because you have all your application materials already?
by Story
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal Statement
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Personal Statement

I’ll read it. Post it or PM it.
by Story
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: ACCEPT V20 OFFER OR 3L HIRING??
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: ACCEPT V20 OFFER OR 3L HIRING??

Is it too late to apply for clerkships? Some judges have weird hiring schedules.

I don’t know if you are lit or corp, but doing a clerkship can allow you to look at a new firm.
by Story
Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Book to prepare for inhouse gig?
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Book to prepare for inhouse gig?

Don’t you have handbooks or guides in your industry that you use as references or guides?

Like this: https://www.americanbar.org/products/in ... 408976468/
by Story
Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Book to prepare for inhouse gig?
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Book to prepare for inhouse gig?

What will your job be? Are you going to work on employment matters mostly?
by Story
Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: How to learn how to do well on a law school exam
Replies: 20
Views: 21135

Re: How to learn how to do well on a law school exam

This thread was upped by a bot, but I’m glad to have found it. What a great thread for law students!

PS Getting to Maybe was great!
by Story
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 34
Views: 1898

Re: Big Law to Government Procurement

Awesome!
CONGRATS!
by Story
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 34
Views: 1898

Re: Big Law to Government Procurement

Congratulations! Good luck!
by Story
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 34
Views: 1898

Re: Big Law to Government Procurement

Sounds like a sweet job. If you don’t wanna ever be a lawyer again, take the job.

(You Probably wanna scrub this page of identifying information. Like the Linkedin link.)
by Story
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 34
Views: 1898

Re: Big Law to Government Procurement

Is the NFCU job going to be as cushy as an average fed gov job? I thought you wanted cushy.
by Story
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Which job should I take?
Replies: 27
Views: 1729

Re: Which job should I take?

Congratulations! I hope the job is what you expected.
by Story
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:40 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?

I mean, I don't know if you are asking about street level PI lawyers (like me). Many members of my state's trial lawyers association are liberal for sure. I equate conservative with tort reform, so it makes sense. These are pretty wealthy folks. I’m talking about mostly solos or very small 3-5 pers...
by Story
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:57 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?

Recruiter wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:58 am
As my post suggests, there is more than one named partner… the firm colloquially goes by the name of the first two. Is more than one trump-supporting prominent plaintiff-side employment lawyer? Interesting if so.
W igdor.is who I had in mind.
by Story
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Best way to turn down an accepted offer for new offer?
Replies: 2
Views: 424

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

I would just be up front with the scorned employer and tell them professionally and respectfully that you’ve decided to choose a different offer.

Do any of you have thoughts about what to say if the scorned employer asks, “Who are you working for instead of me?”
by Story
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:44 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?

P. Lawyers and private crim defense lawyers are also much closer to small business owners than big law patherns so it wouldn’t be super surprising if they’re more aligned with the chamber of commerce worldview than big law patherns, who are technically owners but not really. This makes sense to me....
by Story
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:54 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

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

I started realizing that many of the plaintiff’s lawyers I’ve met (and also private criminal defense lawyers) tend to be politically conservative. I would say at least 50%. Is this something you all have noticed as well? Is there something about plaintiffs work or private crim defense that makes you...
by Story
Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Take A lower T14 (ex. Northwestern) NOW or Reapply?
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: Take A lower T14 (ex. Northwestern) NOW or Reapply?

Those are surprisingly poor results for such good stats. Military will help only a little. I would reapply. can you explain why military help only a little? It’s a “soft”, not a hard stat that will clearly affect the school’s USNWR. The two main things schools care about are LSAT and GPA because th...
by Story
Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Take A lower T14 (ex. Northwestern) NOW or Reapply?
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: Take A lower T14 (ex. Northwestern) NOW or Reapply?

Those are surprisingly poor results for such good stats.

Military will help only a little. I would reapply.