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by Nony
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs

I liked my class, but it was presented largely through stories of people who fucked up the rules.
by Nony
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs

My PR class was actually super helpful for the MPRE, even though IIRC the prof claimed that wasn’t the goal. But basically the class made us read (almost) all the rules and tested us on them, which is excellent prep for the MPRE. If you’re at least familiar with the rules, the MPRE is easy. It’s har...
by Nony
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Professional Responsibility/MPRE Qs

You take it whenever you want. There’s no connection between your school course and the MPRE administration. Your school/prof probably isn’t going to say anything about it. (I took the MPRE about 18 months after I took PR.)

I’m not aware of any waivers.
by Nony
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Yale and Stanford - shoot my shot?
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: Yale and Stanford - shoot my shot?

Because isn't there arguably a somewhat larger boost for AA URMs? I'm more familiar with non-AA URM personally so felt more comfortable caveating my statement with that, but definitely a confusing way to put it. Point is just that 166--> upper 160s locks in a much much more solid chance, and those ...
by Nony
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Yale and Stanford - shoot my shot?
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: Yale and Stanford - shoot my shot?

Right, but didn't you say in your OP that you're an AA URM? So I wondered why necho2 was talking about non-AA.
by Nony
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Yale and Stanford - shoot my shot?
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: Yale and Stanford - shoot my shot?

necho2 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:38 pm
As a non-AA URM
???
by Nony
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School
Replies: 81
Views: 8204

Re: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School

Keep in mind that many adcomms have JDs, or even if they don't, they've worked with law students/JDs for years. They are never going to tell you anything concrete about your chances because they don't want to be sued. They will say that they can't comment on individual applicants' but they review ev...
by Nony
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now
Replies: 1115
Views: 44219

Re: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now

Is there a law review/write-on guide out there somewhere? I want to know what I'm getting myself into while I have free time. Sneaking in to say: don't worry about this now; it's not worth worrying about or preparing for. BUT, since you probably will worry: different schools do slightly different k...
by Nony
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Beard during CB?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Beard during CB?

...or your interviewer might be a woman. 😁

I really don’t think a tidy close-shaven beard would be a problem. Long hair is something else, but I don’t see any reason to torture your skin. Just because your interviewer is clean-shaven doesn’t mean they care that you’re not.
by Nony
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: C&F Lawyers
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: C&F Lawyers

HelloYesThisIsDog wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Unsealing a record is only a small part of what you need help with here.
I mean, yes, but frankly I’d be surprised if - once OP gets their records - this kind of history would be any significant problem for the bar.
by Nony
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 141
Views: 7995

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

I was going to say this - psychologically it feels easier to pay less each month, but you may get slammed all at once at tax time.
by Nony
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 141
Views: 7995

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

No. PSLF is determined by being on a qualifying plan and having qualifying employment. If you file jointly, your income will count against her payment, so her payment will be higher, but she won't be kicked out of PSLF.
by Nony
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: Weird law school classes

Lots of these subjects have really varied course titles, and not all schools teach everything. Here’s one description for a class on this weird and obscure topic: You buy a jacket at a clothing store. Do you pay with cash? A credit card? A debit card? A check? How does the shop get its payment if yo...
by Nony
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Addendum needed?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Addendum needed?

Sure, but it means you withdrew to take the job, then something like 6 months later decided you didn’t like the job enough to stay longer and decided to apply to law school again. Unless the job is expressly short-term, I would wonder why only 6 months or so later you were back to wanting to go to l...
by Nony
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Addendum needed?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Addendum needed?

I don't know that there's much difference applying now, but if you want to say that you w/drew the previous year for a new job opportunity, turning around and immediately applying again the following cycle (if that's what you're doing) doesn't look very convincing. I would think you would want to ge...
by Nony
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: Weird law school classes

Yeah, my school had a number of "law and..." classes. Probably the weirdest was "creative writing for lawyers." (I took almost no bar stuff and took a lot of academia-style nerdy con law stuff.)
by Nony
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: Weird law school classes

Pretty sure it was in one of my essay questions.

Mind you, I didn’t know anything about it and still don’t, but I don’t think that makes it a weird thing to have a class on.
by Nony
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: Weird law school classes

You know Commercial Paper is one of the bar topics, right?
by Nony
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 20
Views: 1492

Re: Interesting Decisions

Pretty sure secrecy of the confession(al) means he can’t reveal anything he found out via confession, which could include actually taking action to prevent the guy from committing suicide, as that would reveal what the guy told him. (Like in theory I suppose driving over to the guys house and forcib...
by Nony
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit

Maybe don’t hire the new receptionist to a permanent job - make clear it’s a temporary position until the person on maternity leave comes back.

It only takes you to weird places if you see no value in investing in employees you already have.
by Nony
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit

I wouldn’t know if a firm was allowed to say an employee can’t work full-time but part-time from home or not. Idk if that is per se questionable given that she was returning from maternity leave or only when you add in the comments about not being viewed as serious about her job if she worked from ...
by Nony
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Why isn't LSL as multiculturally accepting as TLS?
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: Why isn't LSL as multiculturally accepting as TLS?

so TLS doesn't require moderator approval on every post anymore? I do not think there is a requirement for the moderator to be sober or competent. is that a one-off or actually confirming that they do, in fact, still require approval of every single post lol Now they only do for a new user’s first ...
by Nony
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit

Have you heard of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?
by Nony
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT..please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT..please!!

Yeah, remember you’re graded on a curve and everyone else thought it was impossible too. You don’t have to have got everything right, you just have to have got as much/more right than at least some of your classmates.
by Nony
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 94
Views: 4787

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Yeah, it's an interesting question. Practically speaking, the feds have policies against prosecuting someone convicted in the state for the same conduct as the state conviction, but obviously it's not infallible or we wouldn't even have the case at issue. The "is Oklahoma a reservation" case is FAS...