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by Story
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 210
Views: 71860

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

Fuck yes. A few years ago, I once spoke with a person who used to work at DOE. We were pretty good friends, and I asked her why so many PSLF applications were denied. (This was when mainstream media finally started recognizing the problems with PSLF.) She told me that the DOE people who review PSLF ...
by Story
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Human rights / international public law firms ? Salaries?
Replies: 16
Views: 450

Re: Human rights / international public law firms ? Salaries?

If you want to do work to protect human rights, you’d probably have to work at a unicorn nonprofit job or certain federal government jobs in the state department (also rare). None of these jobs pay big-law rates. You probably will never have a salary that can compete with a big-law salary. But you ...
by Story
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Human rights / international public law firms ? Salaries?
Replies: 16
Views: 450

Re: Human rights / international public law firms ? Salaries?

If you want to do work to protect human rights, you’d probably have to work at a unicorn nonprofit job or certain federal government jobs in the state department (also rare). None of these jobs pay big-law rates. You probably will never have a salary that can compete with a big-law salary. But you ...
by Story
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Human rights / international public law firms ? Salaries?
Replies: 16
Views: 450

Re: Human rights / international public law firms ? Salaries?

If you want to do work to protect human rights, you’d probably have to work at a unicorn nonprofit job or certain federal government jobs in the state department (also rare). None of these jobs pay big-law rates. You probably will never have a salary that can compete with a big-law salary. But you w...
by Story
Mon Nov 01, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship Posted to OSCAR as Filled?
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Clerkship Posted to OSCAR as Filled?

Could be a mistake. You could simply call his chambers to find out.
by Story
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 59
Views: 3753

Re: Careers in legal aid

You know yourself better than I do. I thought I really wanted to live in NYC for my whole life. But then life, family, job satisfaction changes, and maybe you wanna move.

If you work first in Philly, it might be hard to go anywhere else later.
by Story
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 59
Views: 3753

Re: Careers in legal aid

I’m not as familiar with the legal aid market in Philly. Are you sure you would want to spend your initial (at least) legal career in Philly? I forgot, do you have any SO that might object? Have you asked Dickinson if they have stats about students who work in legal aid soon after law school? Maybe ...
by Story
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 59
Views: 3753

Re: Careers in legal aid

Let the CA schools know about your scholarship. See if they can match or get close.
by Story
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 59
Views: 3753

Re: Careers in legal aid

Have you applied to or heard back from local LA schools like Loyola, Pepperdine, Southwestern, etc.? I imagine you might get good scholarships from these schools too.
by Story
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 59
Views: 3753

Re: Careers in legal aid

Hennessy wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:23 pm
It's not gonna get you legal aid in California, but it will get you legal aid in Pburg or Philly.
For Potat, because his hometown is LA, and he has worked for a large nonprofit in LA before, I think his chances are OK. Not good, but he can at least probably get some interviews.
by Story
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 59
Views: 3753

Re: Careers in legal aid

Does this scholarship include living costs?

How much debt would you be taking on?
by Story
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 210
Views: 71860

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

Does anyone know who is gonna replace Fedloan yet? IIRC, Fedloan is gonna stop servicing student loans. Edit because I found this quote: “FSA is in the process of transferring those loans to remaining servicers,” wrote the Department. Some FedLoan accounts are already being transferred to MOHELA, an...
by Story
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 210
Views: 71860

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

Congratulations, Nebby. That must feel good.
by Story
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 210
Views: 71860

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

I admire your optimism!

Let’s hope for some more forgiveness of other loans, lower tuition, etc.
by Story
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 210
Views: 71860

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

The details of this aren't official yet, but if these things go through, it'll be huge at remedying some of the biggest structural problems with the program due to the really bad communication of the policies in the early years of it. These changes mean potentially hundreds of thousands of people w...
by Story
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: How many Ws are *too* many?
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: How many Ws are *too* many?

Be sure to confirm that the Ws are “nonpunitive.” You may have already seen this, but here it is just in case:

https://www.lsac.org/applying-law-schoo ... marization

You don’t want the Ws to affect your LSAC GPA.
by Story
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Prosecutor and judicial law clerk at same time
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Prosecutor and judicial law clerk at same time

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/texas-court-tosses-inmates-death-sentence-and-double-murder-conviction-because-prosecutor-worked-for-trial-judge/ I can’t believe this prosecutor did this. He served as a judicial law clerk to the trial judge on a criminal case that the prosecutor was working on....
by Story
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Please give me feedback on my personal statement
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

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: 1235

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: 1241

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: 1241

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: 1031

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: 5
Views: 1054

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: 1006

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/