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by Nony
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Highest Paying Legal Fields
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Highest Paying Legal Fields

Yeah, there are personal injury lawyers who make more - they can make a LOT of money - but you’re not going to start out very well paid in that field and the big earners are largely going to be outliers. So on average it’s probably biglaw, especially if you’re a lifer and make partner. For starting ...
by Nony
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: How Screwed Am I?
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: How Screwed Am I?

It depends a little on the state/district - it's probably tougher to get the NY Appeals Court (or whatever they call their highest court, weirdos) than, say, a district court located in a really small town in the south or the Dakotas or something, because more people want to be in NY (but then, thos...
by Nony
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Highest Paying Legal Fields
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Highest Paying Legal Fields

Do you mean as a starting salary or over the course of a career? And do you mean the highest pay that it’s possible to make or the highest average pay?
by Nony
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: How Screwed Am I?
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: How Screwed Am I?

I agree, they’re not screwed job-wise if they don’t get a clerkship. There’s a difference though between “how screwed am I for getting a job/success if I don’t get a clerkship?” and “how screwed am I for getting a clerkship given that it’s something I want to do?” (I don’t think they’re necessarily ...
by Nony
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: How Screwed Am I?
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: How Screwed Am I?

Someone sounds salty.
by Nony
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?

(And anything related to Harrison Barnes/BCGSearch doesn’t count.)
by Nony
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Writing Sample Help
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Writing Sample Help

Oh yeah, definitely do what Story says if you can. It doesn’t matter whose name it got submitted under if you can offer it as a draft you wrote. The brief in DC would probably be good because you’re not breaching any kind of fiction that a judge’s writing is really their own that might sort of apply...
by Nony
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Writing Sample Help
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Writing Sample Help

I would say for the ones where you need two, use your student note as the second (or seminar paper if that's better) - I think one practice and one academic type sample work together. As for one... if you really haven't written anything, yeah, I'd say spruce up your 1L brief. It's not ideal, but if ...
by Nony
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Berkeley BigLaw/Tech Law w/ out STEM background
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Berkley BigLaw/Tech Law w/ out STEM background

(Edit: pancakes scooped much of this while I was writing) I took a quick look at the Berkeley tech law certificate. You don't *need* a technical background to succeed in any of those areas of law (with the likely exception of patent stuff), but I do think tech is one of those fields that attracts a ...
by Nony
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Non-traditional student looking for advice/feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Non-traditional student looking for advice/feedback

Stranger gives excellent advice. Adcomms won’t care if you take some easy classes to up your GPA; the higher GPA is more valuable than any hypothetical hit on rigor. But do the math to make sure you actually can bring the overall GPA up that high. The fact that your bad grades are old and your recen...
by Nony
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.

idk it's grass is greener on the other side mostly i think. depends on what you mean by prestige and for whom. note that tech has very low barrier for entry unlike law even for the most selective positions. Yes, my point is exactly that grass is greener on the other side. Everyone discounts the thi...
by Nony
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.

Age isn’t a problem for going to law school and being a lawyer. But will make it harder to become a judge because an older law grad has less time to make the connections needed to become a judge and less time on the bench to be useful to those connections. Law is absolutely not more prestigious than...
by Nony
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 6644

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

Traditional biglaw litigation, not really. If you want litigation ultimately to go into something more unicorn-like, like fancy government work or academia, maybe. But if you want to work in a big firm I don’t think there’s anything to choose between the two. Again, whichever is cheaper. (In case I ...
by Nony
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Business Student Concerned About Writing
Replies: 7
Views: 987

Re: Business Student Concerned About Writing

Yeah, most law school grades will be determined by the content you include in an exam essay. Good writing isn’t really required. As for legal writing, don’t assume you’ll do badly, just follow the instructions down to the tiniest detail and you’ll be fine. And like BU said it really depends on what ...
by Nony
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?

It’s not a real issue. Don’t act like you wouldn’t be able to work for someone younger than you, or like you think you should be able to move ahead more quickly by virtue of your age, and you’ll be fine.
by Nony
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 64765

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

I mean I know full professors who’ve been teaching for 20 years who make less than $120k. (Obviously not coding but just for context.)
by Nony
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: WFH in biglaw post COVID?
Replies: 9
Views: 1048

Re: WFH in biglaw post COVID?

I don't think you're actually a real law school/law poster, but for this forum, the answer is because you need to have a JD and be admitted to the bar in the US to do the job.
by Nony
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.

Yeah, law is a very customer service kind of job, in most cases, and interpersonal skills are definitely important for solos. I think there are actually a lot of social justice/helping kinds of jobs that aren’t impossible to get, but it depends what you mean by that. Criminal defense, legal aid, soc...
by Nony
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.

I disagree with the above a little, in that I think you can explore different kinds of fields while in law school - a little through classes, but mostly through internships/various jobs. Interest in an academic class doesn’t necessarily translate into enjoying/being interested in how the field works...
by Nony
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 6644

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

Never for NYC transactional work. Agreed. NYC transactional biglaw is the reason why it's coherent to talk about the "T13" grouping in the first place. They're all great for it. Oh wow, very cool. In some of the lower schools, though, they do class rankings and record GPAs. If one doesn't know if t...
by Nony
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs
Replies: 23
Views: 10034

Re: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs

I know someone who technically "reneged" on an honors gig, but basically they changed their mind and the honors people were very understanding about it. They accepted an offer that would have had them move away from their law school (maybe home?) market, but a couple of weeks after accepting realize...
by Nony
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs
Replies: 23
Views: 10034

Re: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs

n addition to what Nony said, is it possible to let the other two departments/agencies know that you have an outstanding offer? Sometimes the department will move a little quicker if they know you already have an offer in hand. Yes, I may not have been clear, but this is what I meant by contacting ...
by Nony
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs
Replies: 23
Views: 10034

Re: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs

Not certain what you're asking. You can ask the place that's given you an offer for an extension to give an answer based on being a finalist for other positions, and you can contact the other places and ask them about their timeline because you have a deadline to respond to another offer. You may be...
by Nony
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 6644

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

The above makes sense. I think it’s at least in part because so many people who go to Yale are interested in (and can more easily get) other kinds of jobs (rather than that Yale hurts your chances at these kinds of jobs). I can see that at some point that becomes a self-perpetuating kind of phenomen...
by Nony
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Do international students get Ruby’s?
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Re: Do international students get Ruby’s?

Hmm, I wonder if it's that they weight GPA more heavily than some schools? I thought I'd heard that somewhere but could certainly be wrong. Also, I wonder if international students apply to Chicago at the same rate that they apply to other places. Certainly the numbers of international applicants ap...