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by Nony
Mon May 25, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Chances for t-14/Harvard with one bad semester.
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Chances for t-14/Harvard with one bad semester.

Did you really take 17 classes over two semesters?
by Nony
Sat May 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

The schedule was probably pretty different when I took it than it is now, but I didn't get any supplemental resources or anything. Basically I watched all the lectures & created outlines on those subjects (on the Barbri schedule), did all the assigned MBE questions and a few of the essays (I pretty ...
by Nony
Thu May 14, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 179
Views: 24585

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

You think judges, not parties, deciding what the issues should be is really going to help defendants in the long run?
by Nony
Mon May 11, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 179
Views: 24585

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Yeah, I'm not the biggest Gorsuch fan but I do think sitting on the Tenth Circuit makes him much better informed about Indian Country stuff, which people in the northeast just generally have NO frame of reference for (unless they have personal connections or make a real effort to inform themselves, ...
by Nony
Fri May 08, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Anyone else consider law librarianship as a career?
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Re: Anyone else consider law librarianship as a career?

Oh interesting. I interned for a gov agency that had a librarian when I was there (obviously this was ages ago now), but I haven't seen that once I actually started working, so wasn't sure if it was still a thing.
by Nony
Fri May 08, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Anyone else consider law librarianship as a career?
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Re: Anyone else consider law librarianship as a career?

Librarianship isn’t going anywhere, but it’s true there aren’t a lot of jobs. I think it’s pretty much a purely academic gig at law schools now, and maybe some court positions (my law school state Supreme Court had a librarian). Like big firms don’t have librarians on staff any more, right?
by Nony
Thu May 07, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 145153

Re: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious

I don't think you're going to get any more time in a courtroom with prosecutors than you are with the PD. Plenty of courts have continued jury trials (in my state it's currently till June 1, someone elsewhere just posted it had been extended where they are to July 1), everyone's teleworking, and the...
by Nony
Sun May 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

They were in a separate book, and I think it was sent with all the others? But they well may have got rid of it - they weren’t really that helpful, I don’t think.
by Nony
Sun May 03, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

I took notes during the lectures, which I found more helpful than just filling in the lecture outlines. But that’s just what worked for me, and was what I did throughout law school (I don’t learn very well from premade outlines). And I gave up reading the outlines they provided pretty quickly, excep...
by Nony
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship and CoVid
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: Clerkship and CoVid

I assumed the OP was going to be a federal employee? But in either case start dates and such are pretty much up to the judge. They just may not have room/money to start people that early when someone else is already working for them.
by Nony
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship and CoVid
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: Clerkship and CoVid

In the court where I practice, clerks are working remotely. (Not sure what’s really happening behind the scenes, but they’re still employed.) The problem with starting earlier is that the current clerk probably won’t have left yet and there often literally isn’t a lot of room for another clerk, nor ...
by Nony
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Will Coronavirus Mean Budget Cuts (And Lost Jobs?)
Replies: 10
Views: 3976

Re: Will Coronavirus Mean Budget Cuts (And Lost Jobs?)

I would imagine some of the reason for a hiring freeze right now would be logistical not budgetary, with people working from home (especially having kids home) and firms wanting to limit contact between people. (That doesn’t mean economics won’t come into play/affect hiring at some point, but I’m no...
by Nony
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 1L USAO Intern Background Check?
Replies: 9
Views: 3728

Re: 1L USAO Intern Background Check?

Call the person who made you the offer (or whoever you interviewed with - I would say an attorney, but in a big office a non-attorney may run the program, so them if so) on Monday and ask them. They will happily give you advice. They would rather know ahead of time if there’s going to be a problem, ...
by Nony
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 1L USAO Intern Background Check?
Replies: 9
Views: 3728

Re: 1L USAO Intern Background Check?

Yeah, I totally get not wanting to make it an issue now, but if they auto-ding you for it if you bring it up now, it will be because you'd get dinged for it down the line. So you're probably better off just pulling the band aid off quickly. If it's going to be a problem, they will prefer to know soo...
by Nony
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 1L USAO Intern Background Check?
Replies: 9
Views: 3728

Re: 1L USAO Intern Background Check?

Did the people you interviewed with say anything about drug use/the background check? It might be worth checking with them first - talking to someone in the office you'd intern in isn't the same as answering directly to the background check people, and they can tell you whether they think the drugs ...
by Nony
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Transferring, and letter of good standing...
Replies: 1
Views: 2117

Re: Transferring, and letter of good standing...

A letter of good standing is really just an administrative thing saying you weren't on academic probation/hadn't failed out/hadn't been kicked out or put on probation for disciplinary reasons. If you didn't get any grades, you were in good standing in that you were an enrolled student who hadn't bee...
by Nony
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Judicial Internship with a State CJ
Replies: 4
Views: 2285

Re: Judicial Internship with a State CJ

And really internships aren’t much of a way to a clerkship. Good grades and school pedigree are the way to a clerkship (and connections, but many judicial internships won’t give those due to the lack of attention to interns).
by Nony
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: 3rd Clerkship
Replies: 4
Views: 2395

Re: 3rd Clerkship

Personal satisfaction? It might depend on what you want to do after clerking, but I don’t see any real practical reasons to do the third clerkship, unless the third judge is a feeder and you’re hoping for SCOTUS, or they have a very specific background that plays into your very specific career goals...
by Nony
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust
Replies: 8
Views: 2783

Re: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust

Ymmv, that is a great thread and I always forget about that option. Do lots of firms have these practices and where are they mostly located?
by Nony
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust
Replies: 8
Views: 2783

Re: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust

I’m sort of curious what paths to prosecution you envision that don’t involve litigation? The jobs you’re looking at would be primarily a criminal AUSA or maybe working for a state attorney general’s office, and you wouldn’t have to move to DC, but you would need to be in a major city and probably c...
by Nony
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: What to do after State Trial Court Clerkship?
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

Re: What to do after State Trial Court Clerkship?

I think that STC --> SSC is more realistic than STC --> FDC, unless you already have a resume competitive for FDC and/or your STC judge has connections and can advocate for you. You could more likely go from SSC --> FDC after that, if you were so inclined. It doesn't mean you shouldn't apply to FDC ...
by Nony
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: Applying to UVA & Penn Law
Replies: 8
Views: 3501

Re: Applying to UVA & Penn Law

The MA won’t be entirely disregarded, but 1) grad degrees don’t count for law school rankings and 2) in many grad programs, As are the norm. That you did the MA will be more meaningful than the grades specifically.
by Nony
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 179
Views: 24585

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Is it unconstitutional on its face or as applied? Because I have to wonder what "when no spaces available in shelters" means.

(I'm not defending the law, at all, it's stupid. Just curious how much of a win this is.)
by Nony
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4026

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

Overall I think it's fine. To be nitpicky, a few things: I think the second line in the second paragraph should be more specific. (I understand if you've left out details for the purpose of posting it here.) Being more specific about what kinds of legal issues and social inequalities are implicated ...