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by Nony
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSAC might restrict LSAT takes again
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: LSAC might restrict LSAT takes again

ThaBlackLord wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:25 pm
The big question remains whether or not this rule will be retroactive
...what?
by Nony
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSAC might restrict LSAT takes again
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: LSAC might restrict LSAT takes again

Hey_Everybody wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:49 pm
So you can't take it more than 3 times in a year or 5 times in 5 years? Who on earth is taking the lsat that many times? I can't imagine this change would affect very many people.
Have you been on this site/TLS much?
by Nony
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 192
Views: 17286

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

1) seminars are fine. Don’t take, say, all seminars, or too many that are, say, “Law and Literature” or otherwise sound really fluffy. But overall they’re fine, especially if you can show how the subject fits your interests or the like. Different judges like different things, so for every judge who ...
by Nony
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 192
Views: 17286

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Aye or nay on mentioning a CALI for Professional Responsibility (required ethics, MPRE class) in a clerkship cover letter? State judges if it makes any difference (course was based on the Model Rules). I’d probably just put it on your resume and omit it from the cover letter unless you have somethi...
by Nony
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: More spacing or more content for K-JD resume?
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: More spacing or more content for K-JD resume?

(If I can nitpick just a bit, if you’re in law school now, you’re not really interning at a law firm; you’re working at one.) I don't get the difference to be honest. My resume calls it an intern and that is my official title at the firm. What did you mean by working? EDIT:Not sure whom you address...
by Nony
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: More spacing or more content for K-JD resume?
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: More spacing or more content for K-JD resume?

(If I can nitpick just a bit, if you’re in law school now, you’re not really interning at a law firm; you’re working at one.)
by Nony
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: LSAT Writing confusion

You should really just contact LSAC directly.
by Nony
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: More spacing or more content for K-JD resume?
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: More spacing or more content for K-JD resume?

I see no problem with a resume that just has activities related to law school and post law school. I'm weird and will completely defer to blueapple. :D But personally for me, I don't care what you did in college. I don't care all that much if you worked summers (more impressive if you worked full-t...
by Nony
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Transferring or switching schools after only 1 semester
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Transferring or switching schools after only 1 semester

You can't transfer to another school after only one semester - they basically all require one years' worth of grades (some let you apply after one semester but you still need to complete a full year before you start 2L at the new school). I think if you withdraw from your current school you can star...
by Nony
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Suggestions for Writing Sample
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Suggestions for Writing Sample

I can't imagine why an interviewer would read it on the spot and not in advance because the writing sample is a crucial part of the interview. If someone simply can't write, you're not going to give them the facetime of an interview. I don't think this is necessarily true for OCI/big firms. They're...
by Nony
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Suggestions for Writing Sample
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Suggestions for Writing Sample

I don't think the topic much matters; pick whichever is best written, meaning your argument is good and your writing is clean and clear. I think if all else is equal, practice-type documents (i.e. the memo) are generally preferable to academic-style documents (essays), but whichever is better is the...
by Nony
Fri May 31, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Suggestions for Writing Sample
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Suggestions for Writing Sample

I would absolutely not use a writing sample from undergrad - use something from law school. The lawyers who told you undergrad stuff is okay won't have any problem with law school samples, whereas someone who wants to see a law school sample will be put off by an undergrad sample. (My impression is ...
by Nony
Fri May 31, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Older applicant....PhD in another field
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Older applicant....PhD in another field

Yeah, your age won't matter for getting into schools. It might have some effect on your job search, but as an older applicant/student/grad/lawyer, it's definitely surmountable. (If you wouldn't be working under people who are younger than you, yeah, firms may be an issue...but I don't know why you'd...
by Nony
Thu May 30, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 5058

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

BigZuck wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 1:42 pm
Dr Nefario wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:36 am
I don’t think it’s happening y’all.
Moderators: Please.
I love that it is this thread that lured you back into posting.
by Nony
Mon May 27, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond

Not beyond you having to overcome the inertia of being established in work and ditching it to go back to school. While I think more and more grad programs are tending toward K-PhD, it’s what you put in the app that will matter and I don’t think 4-6 years working would be a problem as long as your ap...
by Nony
Sat May 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is W&C miami on the NY pay scale?
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Is W&C miami on the NY pay scale?

Toni wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:54 pm
For sure, Miami is not in lockstep with NYC. Sorry.
Miami generally =/= one specific firm the OP asked about.
by Nony
Thu May 23, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond

Thanks for that substantive contribution, Nebs.
by Nony
Thu May 23, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond

I think that’s absolutely true of a lot of people - especially those who’ve been profs for a while - but there is an alternate path where you gun for it from day one, and I think that’s more and more common for recent hires. Because “killing it in law school” doesn’t really mean you have the skills/...
by Nony
Wed May 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Consumer Class Actoin v. Securities
Replies: 23
Views: 1540

Re: Consumer Class Actoin v. Securities

Oh I get it. I’ve seen people say starting in biglaw is good when talking about other options generally, I read that as something specific to plaintiff’s firms which I didn’t remember seeing. (Personally I don’t agree either, but I also don’t work in biglaw. I think experience doing the kind of work...
by Nony
Wed May 22, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Consumer Class Actoin v. Securities
Replies: 23
Views: 1540

Re: Consumer Class Actoin v. Securities

Gunner_3000 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Why do "some people" say that its best to work in biglaw for 3ish years even if working at a plaintiff's firm is one objective down the road and if one already has an offer from a plaintiffs firm
Who are these “some people”?
by Nony
Tue May 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond

(PrawfsBlog! That one!)
by Nony
Tue May 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond

The easiest way to explore this is to just go to various schools’ websites and see who’s been hired most recently. Brian Leiter, as annoying as he is, tracks a lot of this. So does the Law Prof blog (I think that’s what it’s called). Edit: I think I mean the Faculty Lounge blog. I think the best thi...
by Nony
Tue May 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond

Yes, the T100 and unranked really hire people with elite backgrounds. Yes, there are enough of them to go around. Schools can hire someone with both an elite background AND interesting research; it’s a buyer’s market. There are way fewer openings than there are elite grads. The lower down in the ran...
by Nony
Sun May 19, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Quiver's Guide to (Federal) Clerkships
Replies: 44
Views: 7391

Re: Quiver's Guide to (Federal) Clerkships

Access to clerkships pretty much follows all the other employment rankings, i.e. a school that is good at placing students in jobs is good at placing students in clerkships. There’s some variation, which you can see at Law School Transparency, but personally I don’t think that there’s any point in p...
by Nony
Sat May 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: D. Ct. Clerk Hours
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: D. Ct. Clerk Hours

I don't think you can generalize about this. Both judges I clerked for were very humane about hours (though they were 8:30-5), as long as you were getting your work done or we weren't in trial, in which case all bets were off. It's not just by jurisdiction, though, because another judge in one of th...