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by Story
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 8 weeks since references/app
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: 8 weeks since references/app

No, you’re not ghosted. The representative said a senior attorney would get back to you. If no senior attorney contacts you, just give it a few days and politely follow up.

Legal aid organizations can be busy, and hiring a new attorney may take longer than it would at a big law firm.
by Story
Fri May 21, 2021 5:45 pm
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: 11
Views: 931

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

I mean being counsel is kind of like being an O-6 for 20 years. Lol, isn’t it the O-5 who doesn’t make O-6 and then retires to become a DOD GS civilian employee? Do you all or OP think that an up-or-out system motivates lawyers to keep working hard? Is there a more effective system to achieve that ...
by Story
Fri May 21, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: City Attorney's Office?
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: City Attorney's Office?

The questions can really vary from office to office. What kind of position is this in the city attorney’s office? Are you prosecuting at all? Civil defense litigation? Some general questions you might be asked: Why do you want to work here? What makes you want to leave big law? What makes you qualif...
by Story
Fri May 21, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biglaw to Inouse/Government Exit Interview Question - Why are you leaving your job?
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Biglaw to Inouse/Government Exit Interview Question - Why are you leaving your job?

Unlike with gov, I should clarify in full disclosure that I have never worked at a private company as in-house counsel. So take my comments for what they’re worth.
by Story
Fri May 21, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biglaw to Inouse/Government Exit Interview Question - Why are you leaving your job?
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Biglaw to Inouse/Government Exit Interview Question - Why are you leaving your job?

This is probably Interviewing 101, but try to make each answer have something that shows what you can contribute to the employer. You can talk about your own professional and personal development, but that should not be the focus. Keep trying to show the interviewer what you would do for the company...
by Story
Wed May 19, 2021 4:33 pm
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: 11
Views: 931

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

The practice is actually common in this country. The military uses this system, for example. “Keep the troops lean mean fighting machines!” I suppose. Up-or-out in the military is more for officers than for the troops, and the rationale is different—among other things, you need to constantly refres...
by Story
Wed May 19, 2021 3:55 pm
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: 11
Views: 931

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

The practice is actually common in this country. The military uses this system, for example. “Keep the troops lean mean fighting machines!” I suppose. Up-or-out in the military is more for officers than for the troops, and the rationale is different—among other things, you need to constantly refres...
by Story
Tue May 18, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do

Another tip: don’t take on any big tasks during bar prep, IMHO.

If you smoke, don’t try to quit smoking during bar prep. For example.
by Story
Sat May 15, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Gap in Resume?
Replies: 6
Views: 481

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: 11
Views: 931

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: 8204

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: 1648

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: 12519

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: 1311

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: 595

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: 1561

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: 14001

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: 4986

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: 2345

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: 2345

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: 2345

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: 2106

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: 1693

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: 1693

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...