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by Nony
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Urgent decision : dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: Urgent decision : dilemma

That's a tough one. I think that unless there's some really great explanation for why you failed you kind of need to take medical leave, especially since you don't feel confident about the rest of your exams. Although - presumably you'll have to retake legal writing if you fail it, right? What happ...
by Nony
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Urgent decision : dilemma
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: Urgent decision : dilemma

That's a tough one. I think that unless there's some really great explanation for why you failed you kind of need to take medical leave, especially since you don't feel confident about the rest of your exams. Although - presumably you'll have to retake legal writing if you fail it, right? What happe...
by Nony
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Grades for Harvard to Yale?
Replies: 8
Views: 4598

Re: Grades for Harvard to Yale?

They were admitted sometime before July 2019 so I’m going to assume it’s the good old traditional paper test.
by Nony
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 210
Views: 72775

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

Yup, the $0 payments count. If you were in forbearance and therefore not paying, it wouldn’t count, but a $0 payment based on your income is still a payment. There is an option for recertifying based on pay stubs, but it’s really intended to address a drop in income, so that you need a lower payment...
by Nony
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 59
Views: 4199

Re: Careers in legal aid

The thing is, it’s really early in the admissions cycle still - you don’t have to make any decisions now. It’s awesome that you got offered the full ride but I would let your cycle play out before getting committed to your various options.
by Nony
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 59
Views: 4199

Re: Careers in legal aid

Just to be clear, scholarships almost never include living costs - they're usually limited to tuition. It's always worth checking, but I wouldn't expect that. And I missed the bit about you working in LA legal aid previously, but I agree you'd be better off going to school in California if that's wh...
by Nony
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 59
Views: 4199

Re: Careers in legal aid

Honestly, yes - not impossible, but more difficult than getting work in central PA. You can do it, but the people I know who did best in getting jobs outside their regional law school market had a specific alternative market in mind and targeted it from day 1 (or had strong ties to a small nearby ma...
by Nony
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 35
Views: 4521

Re: Big Law to Government Procurement

I would say yes in a heartbeat, but that’s because it sounds way more interesting to me than the other and would probably lead to other more interesting stuff, and would probably more directly use your JD. Not sure what the work life balance is going to look like though.
by Nony
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 35
Views: 4521

Re: Big Law to Government Procurement

If you’re fine with the nature of the work (it isn’t going to make you claw your eyes out with boredom or frustration or anything) and you’re not really interested in sticking with legal practice, it sounds great to me. I have a hard time seeing them making you stay late or work weekends.
by Nony
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do a large amount of plaintiff’s lawyers tend to be conservative?
Replies: 19
Views: 3567

Re: Do a large amount of plaintiff’s lawyers tend to be conservative?

This isn't my experience of plaintiff's side employment lawyers, but I don't know any big name ones - they're either people from my (very liberal) law school or in small markets. I know in my law school market, plaintiff's side employment law had the reputation generally of being extremely liberal. ...
by Nony
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Which job should I take?
Replies: 27
Views: 3412

Re: Which job should I take?

it sounds like if you did take SU, you'd be in a great position to get a future job at a WE equivalent, if SU doesn't work out. "it's an unpaid internship, but there's a chance we'll take you on full time and if not you'll get great experience that you'll be able to sell in future job interviews" N...
by Nony
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Which job should I take?
Replies: 27
Views: 3412

Re: Which job should I take?

I know nothing about equity and how businesses work and what's a red flag, so my opinion's not worth much here. My personal take is that I'd take WE, too, but as a couple of people have already suggested, it sounds like if you did take SU, you'd be in a great position to get a future job at a WE equ...
by Nony
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 35
Views: 4521

Re: Big Law to Government Procurement

Is the job itself something you actually want to do, or at least think you wouldn't hate? I know basically nothing about procurement (and from what I can tell, it sounds incredibly boring to me, but 1) that's totally subjective and 2) boring is better than actively miserable), but it sounds a little...
by Nony
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Following up with the City Attorney
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: Following up with the City Attorney

I’d leave it alone. If they want to schedule a second interview, they know how to reach you. If they don’t, you contacting them isn’t going to make any difference. Assume you don’t have the job until/unless you hear from them. (I wouldn’t have followed up the second time, to be honest; you already h...
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: 1948

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: 2624

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: 7
Views: 1736

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: 7
Views: 1736

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: 4226

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: 3628

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: 4226

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: 4226

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: 22400

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: 22400

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...