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by Nony
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 1L USAO Intern Background Check?
Replies: 9
Views: 312

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: 312

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: 312

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: 128

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: 153

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: 181

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: 325

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: 325

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: 282

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: 7
Views: 385

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: 161
Views: 13828

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: 1103

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 ...
by Nony
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School
Replies: 94
Views: 20231

Re: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School

Yeah, not sure Yale law school does Latin honors. It's also possible someone would do well enough to transfer and not end up at the top of their class in the new school. (And don't get me wrong, I agree with icechicken, I'm sure name recognition helped.) Also not sure this is really relevant to a gu...
by Nony
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School
Replies: 94
Views: 20231

Re: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School

I really doubt anyone here can answer that, but if it was influence, why wouldn't he have just gone to Yale to start?
by Nony
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

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

I don’t think showing up to talk to profs in person is the way to go, no. There isn’t really a culture of a “faculty lounge” where profs hang out collectively and it would be really weird just to show up in person. (Profs have office hours so in theory you could show up to a specific prof’s office a...
by Nony
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

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

I have no idea if profs would be open to that kind of hours commitment, honestly. It probably depends on how close it is to their area of research and what else they have going on and how long they think would be necessary to come up with an article (I tend to think it would be longer but I come fro...
by Nony
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

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

so can practitioners or academics not affiliated with the university that owns the journal eligible to apply for publication and when they do have a case note they worked on do they send it to all journals to apply broadly or target a specific one? missed this bit earlier. Yes, practitioners/academ...
by Nony
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

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

Yes. If you look at the issues linked at the bottom of the HLR page, you'll see that there are 1-3 articles or essays (by faculty) per issue, then one or two "notes" (which are articles but by student members of the HLR), then various "leading cases" or "recent cases" or "recent legislation" or such...
by Nony
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

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

i was wondering what research in law actually involves in terms of steps involved in taking something from an early idea to a publication? e.g. is it mainly scouring the case law, precedents with some analysis of new issues identified? what journals one could target without being a law student? fro...
by Nony
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

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

I don't think there's anything requiring you to have a connection to the school - profs can collaborate with whomever they choose - but without some kind of connection to the prof or really specific skill/developed research agenda, it's not clear that a prof necessarily would be interested. You woul...
by Nony
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Citations to Old Mass Cases
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Citations to Old Mass Cases

Why not follow the Bluebook citation, since you’re not filing something in a Mass court? I think the SJC style guide would really govern docs filed in their jurisdiction.
by Nony
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 7257

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Yeah, I also don’t think how a school treats admits is necessarily proof of how they treat enrolled students.
by Nony
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 7257

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Fedgov actually hires from a really diverse range of schools and generally values grades/experiences over pedigree in a vacuum. Where pedigree matters, I have never encountered anyone in fedgov who would disdain CCN for H. Maybe if you’re talking political appointees, but that’s much more about what...
by Nony
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 7257

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

idk like if your lease is up and you need a car, and you really want the AMG model and can swing the added cost, but due to allocation/supply issues you can’t get one for maybe another year so you settle for the still very nice, less exciting model, I can see being a little bummed knowing that you ...
by Nony
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 7257

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

(Also: not sure why YS are in the picture here bc it doesn’t sound like they were ever even options.)