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by Nony
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?
Replies: 31
Views: 211

Re: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?

I mean, dude, it is kinda short-sighted. If you don't understand anything about professional responsibility and are questioning the duty to disclose, how are you in a position to evaluate whether this will bite you in the future? And you don't have post-grad employment until you have post-grad emplo...
by Nony
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?
Replies: 31
Views: 211

Re: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?

Dude, my point about the schedule was that maybe you won’t be able to handle both. You want to make sure you can do an equally good job for both gigs. And my point about how you wouldn’t say you’d be doing anything wrong - no one here has said that working for both employers is wrong, *if they both ...
by Nony
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?
Replies: 31
Views: 211

Re: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?

And the flexibility of the second job to work remote is the only reason I could handle the total amount of hours I would be working between the two. I couldn't do the same if I had actually be in an office that long - even if it was one employer. Which is probably a good reason not to do both jobs....
by Nony
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?
Replies: 31
Views: 211

Re: Law Clerk at Two Jobs at Once?

But part of the problem is that as a student, you can't actually tell if it will have an effect on their business, and you aren't the person who gets to decide that.
by Nony
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Is this site dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Is this site dead?

On-topics and off-topics have fairly different traffic.
by Nony
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 51
Views: 1790

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

TBF, the OP has described this as being about the school and people should stop trying to divine the OP’s personal failings. There may be personal things exacerbating that, but it is possible to hate your school and develop a really bad relationship with the powers that be. (My school had this one g...
by Nony
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Litigation
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Litigation

I've never seen that, but I think I'd just ask "may the witness be excused?" before I started? Because no fucking way should a witness be making any kind of comment on the stand (or record) once the examination is complete.
by Nony
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 51
Views: 1790

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

I hate the school because of reasons intrinsic to the school and because I could have gone to H instead. my hate for it is multiplied by the fact I stupidly and immorally chose it over H. So, I don’t have any issues with you hating your law school (I do think it’s possible), but I think you’re putt...
by Nony
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is mass mailing now over?
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: Is mass mailing now over?

And frankly you're better off applying and sounding generic than not applying at all. You definitely won't get a job if you don't apply.
by Nony
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is mass mailing now over?
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: Is mass mailing now over?

Or just be relatively generic. “I am particularly interested in your office for the opportunity it would provide to do sophisticated transactional work/litigation” or “because your freemarket system provides the opportunity to get exposure to many practice areas.” The more specific you are, the more...
by Nony
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is mass mailing now over?
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: Is mass mailing now over?

No. They’re firms, not prospective dates. Hurt feelings are not a thing. They may not be interested in hiring you, but it won’t be because they think they’re not your first choice.
by Nony
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is mass mailing now over?
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: Is mass mailing now over?

Then don’t customize. But do get your resume and transcript (or whatever) in front of as many people as possible. Also, you can probably “customize” your letter the same way for a lot of firms.
by Nony
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cover Letter Word Limit- how strict?
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Cover Letter Word Limit- how strict?

Dude, just do what your CSO and the associate say. Or look to cut language elsewhere if you’re that concerned.
by Nony
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 51
Views: 1790

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

While I have negative personality traits just like anybody else, my assessment is that the main issue with my interviews was that I often wasn't formal enough and I also rambled, which made me seem like an ineffective communicator. But it's really difficult to tell...especially since there were man...
by Nony
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 51
Views: 1790

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

I mean this respectfully, but median grades at CCN shouldn’t be a death sentence for your goals. Getting a federal clerkship with median grades? I am quite skeptical. But that is also far from my concerns at the moment. This overlooks what I said about improving your grades in 2 & 3L and clerking w...
by Nony
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 51
Views: 1790

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

I mean this respectfully, but median grades at CCN shouldn’t be a death sentence for your goals. It’s mid-August; you may not have got anything through OCI, but my understanding is that it’s still possible to get a biglaw job before next summer. Or abandon biglaw and pursue a government or other PI ...
by Nony
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 51
Views: 1790

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Why did you come to regret going to the CCN?
by Nony
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Memo due at Summer Job
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Memo due at Summer Job

Let her know.
by Nony
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cover Letter Word Limit- how strict?
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Cover Letter Word Limit- how strict?

You are overthinking this. There is no official word limit. No one is going to count the words. The only real convention is under one page. I do tend to think a shorter letter is better, but if your OCS wants you to add the materials that make it longer they probably have a good basis for that. If y...
by Nony
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Name Drop
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Name Drop

Sure. Chances of anyone even asking Nicholas if he remembers you are almost non-existent, so there isn’t really any risk. You making the effort to talk to someone is good, but it’s not really going to move the needle unless that person does remember you and go to bat for you though.
by Nony
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Name Drop
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Name Drop

Because that is the worse thing, and it’s not bad. That is, there’s no real risk in doing it. No one's going to claim you’re lying about it.
by Nony
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cover Letter Word Limit- how strict?
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Cover Letter Word Limit- how strict?

What word limit? Does the firm you’re applying to actually impose a word limit? Otherwise there’s no stated word limit out there that I’m aware of. Keep it to less than a page, but nothing beyond that.
by Nony
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Has anyone ever filed a complaint about testing conditions? My test fell apart
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Has anyone ever filed a complaint about testing conditions? My test fell apart

I believe that even if you file a complaint with LSAC, though, your remedy would be a free retake at a later date. (I also believe you only have 6 days to cancel your score so you may have missed your window on that, if you haven't canceled already.)
by Nony
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Show not tell Question
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Show not tell Question

Yeah, so I would say don't copy adjectives used on the company website. A website is marketing for clients as much as (if not more) than trying to appeal to job applicants. Lawyers selling themselves to lay people isn't the same as how they sell themselves to other lawyers. Or, to nuance this a litt...
by Nony
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: "Top Choice" on Cover Letter
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: "Top Choice" on Cover Letter

I think partly that's because people at networking events know you're there because you want a job but don't really want to talk to people who are actively trying to sell themselves during that kind of event. The point is to meet some people and make a good impression, but saying they're your top ch...