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by quiver
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique?
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique?

Not yet sure what I'd like to do long-term. I love my clerkship (writing bench memos, researching hard legal questions), and obviously no junior-associate position at a firm will be comparable to that, but I'd still like to work somewhere that's relatively "intellectual." But I'm not so invested in...
by quiver
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Beard during CB?
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Beard during CB?

Just FYI, if you’re a black male (or any other person with very fine, curly hair), you should shave with an electric razor (like the Andis T-outliner) instead of a traditional razor that cuts hair beneath the skin. You will get almost zero razor bumps. The razor bumps come from the hair curling bac...
by quiver
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique?
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique?

What are your long-term career plans?
by quiver
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 158
Views: 12288

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

When is the best time to begin applying for post-clerkship jobs at law firms? I've heard around January-March but wasn't sure. Looking at secondary markets in case that matters. I think conventional wisdom in major markets is now closer to Dec-Feb. Probably a little later in secondary markets (like...
by quiver
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: CSM v. STB v. LW
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: CSM v. STB v. LW

I think you should go to LW based on your statement that it would be the best fit culturally. Do you think that any perceived differences in quality of work are negligible? can't give any input but are the hours at CSM really worse? and if so, how big a difference? I’m honestly not sure how much wo...
by quiver
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: CSM v. STB v. LW
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: CSM v. STB v. LW

Culturally Latham appears to be the best fit for me. I am a pretty sociable person and actually enjoy the “fratty” culture of the firm, unlike some others. My only reservation is that idk if it would be the best career choice to pick them over STB or Cravath. My impression is that the other two fir...
by quiver
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Two years of clerking --> Corporate Law
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: Two years of clerking --> Corporate Law

At lunch, a partner in litigation at my firm said to me, don't clerk and then come in expecting to be treated like your class year, unless you're prepared to handle the responsibilities associated with that level without fucking up. This is in litigation, my wheelhouse. Imagine how dumb you will lo...
by quiver
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Two years of clerking --> Corporate Law
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: Two years of clerking --> Corporate Law

At lunch, a partner in litigation at my firm said to me, don't clerk and then come in expecting to be treated like your class year, unless you're prepared to handle the responsibilities associated with that level without fucking up. This is in litigation, my wheelhouse. Imagine how dumb you will lo...
by quiver
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: .
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Re: UVA v. NYU law

Agreed with the others - with those goals why just those two? Why not at least consider, eg, USC or UCLA probably with substantial discount? Because those are the current options I’m faced with But why? Not speaking for OP but folks have been known to have similar options at sticker and get rejecte...
by quiver
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: .
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Re: UVA v. NYU law

profdogwalker wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:01 pm
resiny wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:52 am
Agreed with the others - with those goals why just those two? Why not at least consider, eg, USC or UCLA probably with substantial discount?
Because those are the current options I’m faced with
But why?
by quiver
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 27654

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

Slippin’ Jimmy wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:41 pm
What are your strategies for paying off student debt while in biglaw? Super aggressive, or do you follow the standard 10 year plan? Anyone hoping to move into a PSLF eligible job after a biglaw stint?
Paid as little as possible then moved to PSLF job.
by quiver
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: How and when do I take practice exams?
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: How and when do I take practice exams?

One thing I wish I had done earlier was look over professors' past exams to get a sense for the style of exam/questions (brain dump, policy, ect.). I would recommend looking at an exam in each course early on (maybe a month or so in) and then try to think about the material through the frame you'll...
by quiver
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 27654

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

Just chiming in to comment on someone's previous comment that a lot of the reasons for all nighters or weight gain was due to poor time management. This is very, very true. As a junior, your schedule isn't really yours, but if you solidify good habits during 3L or your bar study, it will be easier ...
by quiver
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 27654

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

Just chiming in to comment on someone's previous comment that a lot of the reasons for all nighters or weight gain was due to poor time management. This is very, very true. As a junior, your schedule isn't really yours, but if you solidify good habits during 3L or your bar study, it will be easier ...
by quiver
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 27654

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

I've gained 10 pounds as a first year lit associate, v50, and the stress is a big part of it. Some of that is my own poor time management but the pressure is definitely real. I think you can do it but you're going to have to be really mindful of your time. Can I ask what the all-nighter situation i...
by quiver
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 84484

Re: NY to 190 — are YOU getting a summer bonus?

qlinault wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:40 pm
quiver wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:33 pm
FYI there's almost no chance Cravath would do anything before Monday.
why?
They have partner meetings on Mondays. It's theoretically possible they could do something before that, but pretty unlikely.
by quiver
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 84484

Re: NY to 190 — are YOU getting a summer bonus?

FYI there's almost no chance Cravath would do anything before Monday.
by quiver
Thu May 31, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 158
Views: 12288

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Hi, Looking to get some info about leaving biglaw to clerk after about a year. Are big firms generally kosher with regards to this, or is there a risk of burning bridges? Depends on the specific firm and specific partners. But this is pretty common nowadays and firms generally accept (sometimes enc...
by quiver
Sat May 12, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 27654

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

It's definitely possible - plenty of people go from biglaw to fedgov, and yes, your IBR/REPAYE payments would likely be less than the standard 10 year plan, depending on how much debt you have of course. As with everything, it's not guaranteed, it's hard to predict exactly when you will get into th...
by quiver
Sat May 12, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Quiver's Guide to (Federal) Clerkships
Replies: 42
Views: 5126

Re: Quiver's Guide to (Federal) Clerkships

Is it okay to try and work for a year and apply for clerkships starting 2020 instead of 2019? Like I said, I'm a little behind the ball on the ones that I'd prefer, and based on some things I've read, it seems that many people work a year or two and apply for clerkships, and that many judges prefer...
by quiver
Thu May 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Quiver's Guide to 1L Success
Replies: 7
Views: 3362

Re: Quiver's Guide to 1L Success

Some people would try to be 2-3 weeks ahead in case briefing such that they are basically done with all assigned readings before starting test prep. That's absurd. First semester I was 2-3 DAYS ahead in briefing and second semester I would brief the night before or even right before class. When I s...
by quiver
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Choose for me
Replies: 22
Views: 1443

Re: Choose for me

I think Michigan is an easy call here. If you want AUSA in a rural/flyover district, they're more likely to take local prosecutors, which should be perfectly attainable from Michigan as long as you demonstrate interest (internships, classes, etc.). If you want AUSA in a major city, clerking + biglaw...
by quiver
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Northwestern or Columbia?
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Re: Northwestern or Columbia?

Most people on here, however, will almost certainly advise that Columbia isn't worth 100k more than Northwestern, and many of those people are wiser about this stuff than I am. :p Yeah, for generic biglaw goals, I don't think there's any way CLS is worth 100k more than NU. You're right that 126k fo...
by quiver
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: CDCA USAO interviews
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: CDCA USAO interviews

I have experience with this. PM me.
by quiver
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard ($32K/year) vs. Columbia (Hamilton)
Replies: 178
Views: 10422

Re: Harvard ($32K/year) vs. Columbia (Hamilton)

I don't think CCN are all the same. NYU hasn't cracked the level of prestige Columbia and Chicago have, and Columbia definitely carries more lay prestige than either. ;) Which is most of where Harvard's prestige comes in as well; the lay prestige gap between Harvard and Columbia is definitely much ...