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by bk1
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 436
Views: 120276

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?
refi b/c i am an insane person
by bk1
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP
Replies: 437
Views: 98929

Re: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP

If you want a large firm for broad exposure, maybe don't bid Quinn so high since they are only litigation? Where are GDC and OMM OC on here? This seems kind of scattershot to me based on your SoCal, specifically OC, stated preference--you have an OC office as #1, an all lit firm as #5, and two Bay ...
by bk1
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP
Replies: 437
Views: 98929

Re: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP

bruh wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:02 am
Hey OP, under no circumstances should you fill in GPA cutoffs for those schools.

School, GPA, LR should be more than sufficient. No need to out internal school data
Isn't that info generally helpful to students that are applying to firms?
by bk1
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP
Replies: 437
Views: 98929

Re: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP

ucibl wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:28 am
Thanks in advance
Is there a reason the top of your bidlist is all OC firms when you prefer LA?
by bk1
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 138
Views: 45017

Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions

Do many 2Ls do an externship during fall semester? I'd like to get some experience at a federal agency, but most of them require 16 hrs a week and I'm worried about balancing that with other classes, being an RA, and hopefully a journal. I was on a journal while I did it and it felt easy to balance.
by bk1
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP
Replies: 437
Views: 98929

Re: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP

I've never seen IT actually wipe people's phones. Obviously the security apps give them the ability to do so, but if you remove it yourself when you leave (like you're supposed to), your phone isn't going to get wiped.
by bk1
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?
Replies: 30
Views: 19626

Re: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?

Explaining why would be part of that guide, but it’s still worth discussing for what they do, how they do it, and how to look out for particular crappy ones. Same reason you can't trust car salespeople. Except I don't get Jim Bob from Chevy emailing me 20 times a day because he found my email on th...
by bk1
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?
Replies: 30
Views: 19626

Re: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?

When are you going to do the "Oh so that's Biglaw, how do I get out of it?" thread? Navigating the second job search (legal recruiters, timing, conflict considerations, new market and bar applications/reciprocity concerns, etc.) sounds like a pretty awesome topic for someone who has lateraled. lega...
by bk1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP
Replies: 437
Views: 98929

Re: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP

Yeah, totally agree on people having shorter commutes. But if you're living on the west side and commuting DTLA or K-town, or if you're living in WeHo and commuting to CC or DTLA, you're looking at 45. I don't disagree that some people do that, but I just think it's dumb. There are plenty of good p...
by bk1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP
Replies: 437
Views: 98929

Re: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP

45 minutes each way is kind of the cost of life in LA. If you're commuting shorter than that, you're a lucky person. Don't structure your commute at a time when you should be answering emails (i.e. 9am through 6pm). Eh, plenty of people have shorter commutes than that (assuming they don't have kids...
by bk1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359383

Re: DPW fails to go to 200, angry mob forming around smokeythebear

SmokeytheBear wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:48 pm
guys guys guys. I said "don't bet the farm."
too late, im already on a flight to vegas
by bk1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359383

Re: DPW fails to go to 200, angry mob forming around smokeythebear

yeah, using other industry standards we get better than COL raises- we effectively get a promotion every year. When I was a paralegal they threw me like 2 or 3 percent a year. Granted, I didn’t get class year raises. But my girlfriends residency program for example has COL and class year bumps annu...
by bk1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359383

Re: DPW fails to go to 200, angry mob forming around smokeythebear

riot wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:54 pm
It’s kind of bizarre that COL raises aren’t a thing in this industry. Maybe this will help change that.
Do employers in other fields actually apply COL raises to entry-level pay?
by bk1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359383

Re: [unconfirmed] DPW to 200? — I WANT TO BELIEVE

It only took NY to 190 ten years to happen. We should probably check back in on DPW to 200 in 2028.
by bk1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359383

Re: NY to 190 — for some of us anyways

SmokeytheBear wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:10 pm
The level of journalism on here is next level.
It's not like ATL sets the bar very high.
by bk1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359383

Re: NY to 190 — for some of us anyways

BearCat wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:26 pm
flips wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Now that we’re being flooded with anon accounts going to guess this is all bullshit trolling
Yeah we need the same anon feature we had on TLS where mods can see who's posting anon.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_address
by bk1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359383

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

SmokeytheBear wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:50 pm
soj wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:49 pm
i would renew my costco membership for kirkland to 200
I would eat a Tito's taco for Skadden to 200.
who are the people who like this place
by bk1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 359383

Re: New York to 190k (not flame) [x-post since this webbort is ded] {trump economy}

Definitely makes these 24 hour workdays worth it Lololol DF upon reading headline: alright sweet, I'll make 250k now. (reads scale) wait I already make 260k?!? Maybe I don't really need this money. (fires off 10,000 USAJOBS apps) djt's got your back. there were 311 trump/sessions ausa positions ann...
by bk1
Wed May 23, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 138
Views: 45017

Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions

kdh120 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:32 pm
Is there a way to see which firms (specifically NY firms) that come to OCI at Northwestern?
I'm not sure it's on NU's website, but someone who did OCI last year should have that info.
by bk1
Wed May 16, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 138
Views: 45017

Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions

Not that any of us have been able to personally experience the 1L courseload anywhere else, but I thought it was fine.

I also think that people tend to exaggerate how difficult law school is or how much work it requires.
by bk1
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP
Replies: 437
Views: 98929

Re: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions

Well, I’d say generally you should probably take Berkeley over Northwestern anyway unless you want to be in Chicago, but I see tons (TONS) of Berkeley grads, and not so many Northwestern grads, in SoCal. I’m sure quite a lot of that is self selection, but I’d say your chances are much higher from B...
by bk1
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions -- OCI and BID LIST HELP
Replies: 437
Views: 98929

Re: Los Angeles Market Associate Taking Questions

The biglaw associates I know tend to do: (1) volunteering for clinics, (2) immigration, (3) housing, or (4) domestic violence.