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by Nony
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Speeding Ticket Addendum?
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Speeding Ticket Addendum?

I have to start with the caveat that if you’re concerned, consult an attorney, but 28 over isn’t excessive under the circumstances you describe. If it got you a speeding ticket, it’s vanilla speeding (and I’m pretty sure the cop who threatened you with reckless was sick of people speeding through hi...
by Nony
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 3.4/167 (When to Apply)
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: 3.4/167 (When to Apply)

If scores are released mid-September, there’s no need to apply before that. Any time before Halloween is early, and I’m not even sure apps open up much before September first. Mid-September will still be really early. (stay cool!)
by Nony
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 118
Views: 29575

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

In what sense? Other than making sure that someone fills out the appropriate form so you can certify it was a qualifying job, there isn’t anything to do.
by Nony
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 118
Views: 29575

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

One of the JAG —> fedgov people over on TLS got it too.
by Nony
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L summer --> employment
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: 2L summer --> employment

So this is just me spitballing as someone who has got jobs, not that I know anything about that job, but a lot of this kind of thing varies by organization, so I don't think there's one clear answer anyone here can give you. What I would suggest doing is: go to your supervisor, tell them that you're...
by Nony
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: GPA Addendum?
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: GPA Addendum?

So, I think for an addendum (which is what this would be), you would want it shorter and more to the point. I think the second two paragraphs are fine, but I think the first paragraph is too much detail. It's well-written and affecting so I don't think it would hurt, necessarily, but my understandin...
by Nony
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Yale 250
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Yale 250

I’m definitely not an expert on the Yale 250, but my impression is that this would be better for that purpose. My understanding is that the Yale 250 is its own beast, pretty different from a PS, and can really go in any direction you like, including something more academic. I think as a PS this runs...
by Nony
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Yale 250
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Yale 250

Or just even “organic discoveries” (since you’re under tough word constraints). I agree with pancakes, I really like it.
by Nony
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: When are background checks?
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: When are background checks?

I don't know that I ever actually had a background check. I think about 6 weeks before I started, I got sent the official employment application. It asks for your education, work experience, and whether you have any convictions/have been fired/have defaulted on any federal debts, but I don't know if...
by Nony
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

Re: which link - I did two of the tests at the first link and then one at the second link, which is why I gave an average. I read the circadian rhythms piece in ~6 minutes. TBF, I have a hard time really focusing on stuff on a screen, so I probably skimmed some of it. But that made me realize that I...
by Nony
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSAT Addendum Needed? 162 -168-180
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: LSAT Addendum Needed? 162 -168-180

I don’t think it’s necessary to include an addendum unless the school specifically asks for one (I think some do). But if they do, something much shorter than what you wrote here would be fine, and it won’t look like you half-assed it the first time around (though it wouldn’t matter at all if you di...
by Nony
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)

Eh, I think a PS just on cooking has high potential to be boring. I agree it doesn’t work now, but Baguette has plenty of time to rewrite. It’s rewriting a brief essay, it’s not THAT much work.
by Nony
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)

I actually like drawing the parallels between cooking and poetry, and get that the point is to show something that unites the OP’s different passions. I just think the poetry part needs to be personalized more.
by Nony
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 222
Views: 31965

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

also a secondary objective of all these policies is to destroy the administrative state, so i can see why working within the regulatory procedures doesn't make sense for them. like yeah they can easily build a pipeline or whatever by going through N&C and coming up with some BS environmental analys...
by Nony
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)

I liked the pork and poetry bits, and this is very well written, but I’m not sure if it comes together at the end. I think “I know I will enjoy law because of this unrelated experience” is always a tricky approach in a PS. It’s true in that it’s what you believe (and being interested in law bc you l...
by Nony
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 222
Views: 31965

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Those are all fair points. Stego’s right that my main point was he could accomplish these things pretty easily if he just went about it reasonably. I get all the reasons why that’s not actually the point - though I think running the clock out makes more sense if you’re going to lose. I agree that Tr...
by Nony
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 222
Views: 31965

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

So basically, “you can’t simply say ‘I’m the president and you can’t ever subpoena me,’ but you *can* go into court and challenge the enforcement of this particular subpoena based on bad faith/undue breadth or burden, in light of your particular responsibilities as president.” It’s breathtaking to m...
by Nony
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 56
Views: 7112

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

I mean, this is an incredibly personal decision. I don’t think going to law school will have any effect on finding a spouse or making time for a family, unless you decide it will. You don’t have to put that off for school. Age isn’t an issue unless you decide it is; plenty of people go to law school...
by Nony
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

I'm afraid I honestly don't know how long each passage took, all I know is that I always finished RC with time to spare (so I never needed to figure out how long any individual passage too). My official was -2 but that was a long time ago now. Also out of curiosity I did a couple of the reading spee...
by Nony
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

FWIW, RC was natural to me (to be sure, my only natural section), and really the only thing I can suggest is icechicken’s advice just to read a ton. I’ve always read really fast and always finished the RC with time to spare, even with my diagnostic. Unfortunately I can’t really give any concrete adv...
by Nony
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 222
Views: 31965

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I have 4 theories about why the Trump tax return decision is taking so long: 1) Roberts wants them to be unanimous/8-1 and is trying to come up with a decision that can be signed on by everyone. 2) Roberts is trying to write a decision where Trump wins and is struggling because there's no legal arg...
by Nony
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high
Replies: 16
Views: 1808

Re: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high

I think a bad PS could do it, depending on what “overcoming adversity” means (not meaning any disrespect to you, OP, and not asking you to reveal any details). If adversity = overcoming cancer that’s pretty different from adversity = struggling with addiction or really serious mental illness or even...
by Nony
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Masks?
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Re: Masks?

Hahahahahahahahahahaha.
by Nony
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 222
Views: 31965

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

😂 I'm not sure I would have, either, but I'm so glad he did.
by Nony
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School

Because you don’t have a US GPA, LSAC will take your undergraduate transcripts and evaluate your grades on a qualitative scale, with “superior” being the highest ranking (I think the next is “above average” and then I’m not sure what they are. It’s only a 4 or maybe 5 level scale?). I don’t know wha...