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by Nony
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 34
Views: 1903

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: 34
Views: 1903

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: 1290

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: 1729

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: 1729

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: 34
Views: 1903

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: 263

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: 1175

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: 1734

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: 1056

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: 1056

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: 2620

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: 2875

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: 2620

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: 2620

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: 18023

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: 18023

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: 18023

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: 18023

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: 18023

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: 18023

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: 880

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: 880

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: 35
Views: 4461

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: 15
Views: 2689

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...