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by Story
Sat May 15, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Gap in Resume?
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Gap in Resume?

Have you thought about volunteering during your resume gap? It’s probably the least desirable option, but at least you have no gap. I’m sure you could find a nonprofit to volunteer for. Even if you do just part-time, you could put it on your resume during the gap. But even if you do have a gap, I th...
by Story
Sat May 15, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Is it really the normal and not the rule to be eventually asked to leave at BigLaw?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Is it really the normal and not the rule to be eventually asked to leave at BigLaw?

In many big law firms, it is traditionally the case, yes. It’s an “up or out” system meant to promote productivity and efficiency. So you never “rest on your laurels” or get stagnant. That is the intent at least. Not sure if effective. The practice is actually common in this country. The military us...
by Story
Sat May 08, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: So you want to be a Sailor (Marine, Soldier, Airman, etc...) (AMA)
Replies: 20
Views: 7736

Re: So you want to be a Sailor (Marine, Soldier, Airman, etc...) (AMA)

Any prior enlisted Coasties with experience/advice to share?
by Story
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: WTO / compliance
Replies: 19
Views: 1212

Re: WTO+Covid

@Blendedunicorn: thank you! this explains so much. I was so focused on the Biden admin, that I forgot about the dark time before und repressed the fact, that Trump was president even in a little part of 2021 Also forgot totally about that EO, since it's relevance was questioned back then. But now i...
by Story
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 11597

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

I would reapply. It is tough to wait another year, but I think it’s best. I don’t think you can do worse next year.
by Story
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 179 3.8 t-6
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: 179 3.8 t-6

Those are strong stats. Throw your hat in the ring and see what happens. Don’t apply for just the T6, though.

P.S. Don’t apply to Notre Dame. See previously linked thread.
by Story
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Plaintiffs firms and lit boutiques
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Plaintiffs firms and lit boutiques

I would apply broadly. Don’t limit yourself to just these lit boutiques.
by Story
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: PSA for 2021-22 Applicants: Avoid Notre Dame Like the Plague
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

Re: PSA for 2021-22 Applicants: Avoid Notre Dame Like the Plague

What a joke. Reeks of desperation, too.
by Story
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 12458

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

Congratulations! Great city, great school.
by Story
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 22
Views: 4517

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

Did you make a decision, OP? If anyone is thinking of doing something similar, I would recommend planning to plan your life around the Army Reserve rather than vice versa. Two days a month is just advertising. The demands of the military can come randomly and without much control on your end. You ca...
by Story
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: CUNY Law vs New York Law School
Replies: 19
Views: 2042

Re: CUNY Law vs New York Law School

How much in student loans do you plan to take our for NYLS and for CUNY?
by Story
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: CUNY Law vs New York Law School
Replies: 19
Views: 2042

Re: CUNY Law vs New York Law School

I didn’t know that law school part-time was so relatively cheap. Would you be in debt after LS? How sure are you that law degree will lead to promotion? How do you know this? I’m not sure what my financial situation will be after law school, but being a lawyer will lead to promotion for me at my cu...
by Story
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: CUNY Law vs New York Law School
Replies: 19
Views: 2042

Re: CUNY Law vs New York Law School

I didn’t know that law school part-time was so relatively cheap.

Would you be in debt after LS?

How sure are you that law degree will lead to promotion? How do you know this?
by Story
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal Statement
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Re: Personal Statement

Sure
by Story
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1519

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

Thanks for you insight, Clamence. I’ve never worked as a PD, but I’ve had lots of experience working with PDs as opposing counsel.

I probably have less insight than you since you at least interned and full-time clerked.
by Story
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1519

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

Hopefully some of the PDs here will jump in. I'm no longer working at a PD office. But, I imagine most counties are experiencing similar struggles. The county I worked in was unable to set cases for trial due to social distancing requirements and the physical space of the courtrooms, but the county...
by Story
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 132
Views: 45191

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Just got hired as a PD. I’m going to be thrown into the fire of misdemeanors. I know much of this varies by state and even county, but is there anything you wish you knew before starting? Anything to make the work easier? Whether it’s organizational, mental, legal, or what have you. Do you have pri...
by Story
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?
Replies: 34
Views: 2449

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

Congratulations! Sometimes it’s just your day.
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: 12
Views: 1519

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: 1118

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: 34
Views: 2449

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: 12
Views: 1519

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: 23
Views: 2065

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: 12
Views: 1519

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: 435

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.