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by Nony
Thu May 20, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biglaw to Inouse/Government Exit Interview Question - Why are you leaving your job?
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Biglaw to Inouse/Government Exit Interview Question - Why are you leaving your job?

I totally defer to DZ because he's done this and I haven't (wrt inhouse at least). But I think it's also completely fair to say something about this kind of work having been your goal from the start, and you went to biglaw because it provided the training and experience to make you a competitive can...
by Nony
Wed May 19, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Is it really the normal and not the rule to be eventually asked to leave at BigLaw?
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Is it really the normal and not the rule to be eventually asked to leave at BigLaw?

The closest to this that I know of is the tenure system in academia, which basically makes no sense to anyone outside of academia.
by Nony
Sun May 16, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Gap in Resume?
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Gap in Resume?

Yes, that's what I meant. Employers can be concerned about job-hopping, but they can also be concerned about resume gaps, so you kind of have to pick your poison. Personally I'd rather be employed and have an income while job hunting than not, especially because you can't guarantee when an in-house/...
by Nony
Sat May 15, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Gap in Resume?
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Gap in Resume?

A gap isn't a death sentence, but it is generally better to apply from having a job than applying from unemployment (in part applying unemployed always raises the specter that you were fired and applying from another job makes it easier to avoid that impression). Only you can balance how important i...
by Nony
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: WTO / compliance
Replies: 19
Views: 1648

Re: WTO+Covid

None of us knows that when you say “law student” you really mean you’re applying for a spot to write a doctoral thesis. In any case, I don’t know what would be an appropriate forum to ask for research help about international and comparative law (those aren’t subjects I have any research experience ...
by Nony
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: LSAC School Report
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Re: LSAC School Report

Not to my knowledge.
by Nony
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: WTO / compliance
Replies: 19
Views: 1648

Re: WTO+Covid

My point is that this forum isn’t here to provide students with answers for their schoolwork, although it’s true that your question is much more informed than the kinds that have historically appeared here. The forum is generally for advice etc about getting into and going to law school and getting ...
by Nony
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: WTO / compliance
Replies: 19
Views: 1648

Re: WTO+Covid

No one here can help you write your paper. Try Reddit.
by Nony
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14001

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

It's probably going to be an option this fall, which is when you've said you don't want to be remote. I'd be surprised if it continues in '22-'23 and '23-'24 though. For one thing, law schools can't just get rid of their expensive buildings filled with classrooms and won't want them to sit empty.
by Nony
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14001

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

I’d be really surprised if schools continued to offer remote options any longer than required by the pandemic. For one thing, the ABA generally has residence requirements that I don’t think are compatible with remote learning, which is why there were so few online schools before the pandemic. I’m su...
by Nony
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14001

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

$20k is obviously a lot of money, but it’s not that much relative to the debt if it’s going to get you measurably better outcomes. FWIW, I don’t think there’s some kind of abstract benefit to UVA over Duke for fedgov - there are people from all kinds of schools in (most parts of) fedgov and I think ...
by Nony
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14001

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

A year off is never going to hurt you. Getting work experience is good, especially if it's legal-related, because it does give you better perspective on what you want. You may have tons of work experience already, I don't mean to assume, but basically, law school isn't going anywhere so there's no r...
by Nony
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14001

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

It’s also entirely possible that covid means that law school will still be a clusterfuck this fall. any perspective on the likelihood of there being another crush of applicants/high number of 170 plus scorers in 2021-22? I'd be surprised if it ended up any worse than this year (although it feels li...
by Nony
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14001

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

It’s also entirely possible that covid means that law school will still be a clusterfuck this fall.
by Nony
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Past use of weed not disqualifying for the feds
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Past use of weed not disqualifying for the feds

I think DOD did. Anyway, like I said, I don’t think it’s actually very different from practice, but saying it out loud is different from individual agencies/evaluators exercising discretion.
by Nony
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Past use of weed not disqualifying for the feds
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Past use of weed not disqualifying for the feds

Thought this was sort of interesting: OPM Memo States Marijuana Is Not a Disqualifier for Federal Employment I doubt it's a major difference from previous policies, it's not exactly a ringing endorsement and apparently you still can't smoke while working for the feds, but it was sort of interesting ...
by Nony
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?
Replies: 34
Views: 2986

Re: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?

What does finding a fellowship sponsor entail? I know the district court judge I clerked for was more than happy to take on a third clerk for the year that they didn’t have to pay for. What about legal aid or other perennially cash-strapped organizations? I know they have to be willing to train you ...
by Nony
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law
Replies: 12
Views: 1657

Re: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law

You said you dislike being a cog in a wheel. Do you dislike being behind the scenes being invisible as opposed to being in court taking action yourself? Do you dislike feeling like you’re just applying stuff other people have decided? Or do you dislike the isolation of chambers? Or the lack of varie...
by Nony
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law
Replies: 12
Views: 1657

Re: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law

Yeah, I totally agree about legal aid.
by Nony
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law
Replies: 12
Views: 1657

Re: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law

Not to sound harsh, but how much time/effort have you put into finding those jobs? I ask because a job that appeals to you being hard to find is different from having no interest in practicing law. If you like working with clients, would some kind of transactional work at a firm be a better option t...
by Nony
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law
Replies: 12
Views: 1657

Re: Clerking's killed my interest in practicing law

You said firm work is unappealing - what about non-firm work? Do you enjoy the clerking itself but think based on what you see that you wouldn’t like practice, or do you dislike it all? (FWIW, I had a slightly similar experience - I went into clerking interested in certain practice areas but seeing ...
by Nony
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""
Replies: 23
Views: 2360

Re: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""

Really don't worry about it. Two interviewers in one interview picking that as a way to needle you doesn't mean it was a mistake.
by Nony
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""
Replies: 23
Views: 2360

Re: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""

No, I totally get the pressure - even at my not-big-law-factory school, there was a lot of sort of subconscious pressure to do OCI; lots fewer students actually got jobs through it than at Columbia, of course, but that made it feel a little like you couldn't pass up the chance to be one of the lucky...
by Nony
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""
Replies: 23
Views: 2360

Re: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""

I mean, duh, but that's not an answer you can give in an interview with people who took the pay cut.
by Nony
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""
Replies: 23
Views: 2360

Re: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""

I do think the non-profit world can be really classist (more so than government) and be filled with a lot of very privileged people, which helps perpetuate and/or get people who can handle the low salaries in the field. And that’s not a good thing. That said, though, you can also usually get loans (...