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by pancakes3
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Long Hours
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Long Hours

i'm trying to count raw hours and it's impossible. for non-covid times, it's 9-6 facetime in the office M-F, 1-2 hrs at home 2-4x week nights, getting in 3-4 hrs most weekends to catch up or answer emails, working through most holidays unless you specifically schedule off (and good luck saying i'm g...
by pancakes3
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Long Hours
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Long Hours

being on call sucks.
the fact that you're billing your time makes it ~1.5-2x worse than the nominal hours spent sitting in the office.
by pancakes3
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Trusts & Estates
Replies: 25
Views: 5574

Re: Trusts & Estates

That kinda mirrors my plan. I'm in a pretty well to do area, and grew up in one as well. Lots of friends in wealth management type jobs. I'm already brushing up on RE since my brother wants to refer me his closings. I'm actually gonna see if my law school will let me informally audit a class now th...
by pancakes3
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Trusts & Estates
Replies: 25
Views: 5574

Re: Trusts & Estates

The planning side is chill. The litigation side is probably worse than PI. It's domestic law with way higher monetary stakes. I think I'd like to avoid litigation in general. I've had my fill. I know a guy who over the past couple years has built himself a really nice book of business doing this. F...
by pancakes3
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Trusts & Estates
Replies: 25
Views: 5574

Re: Trusts & Estates

The planning side is chill. The litigation side is probably worse than PI. It's domestic law with way higher monetary stakes.
by pancakes3
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Trusts & Estates
Replies: 25
Views: 5574

Re: Trusts & Estates

state specific practice guides work. a CLE works. reading the relevant statutes and breaking it down (outline it like you would LS) so you get the framework. it's going to be a booming industry and great for solo/small firm
by pancakes3
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Say I wanted to do Entrepreneurial Law, how would I go about it?
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Say I wanted to do Entrepreneurial Law, how would I go about it?

1) "entrepreneurial law" covers such a wide spectrum of practices that it's functionally a meaningless descriptor. it's not distinct from "transactional." 2) venture capitalists provide millions of dollars so you using your savings from biglaw is not going to be enough to foot the bill. 3) the bigla...
by pancakes3
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 1094

Re: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14

the baseline is that non-Biglaw options are limited for all students.
by pancakes3
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 1094

Re: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14

don't need to clerk for transactional
by pancakes3
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 33
Views: 6359

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

also your instinct to take a year off is valid. covid has obviously led to an increase in grad school apps across the board and your 180 (and law school) isn't going anywhere.
by pancakes3
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 33
Views: 6359

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

You can look for social interaction in the lounge!
by pancakes3
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

hopefully applications going up is a result of covid. to make sure, this isn't intended explain the rise in high scorer percentage? the % change in test takers is 19.3% but the 170+ scorer increase is disproportionate. iirc a few years ago there used to be ~30k test takers in every administration (...
by pancakes3
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

Re: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT

hopefully applications going up is a result of covid.
by pancakes3
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: AUSA Salary?
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: AUSA Salary?

SEC CorpFin
by pancakes3
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Highest Paying Legal Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Highest Paying Legal Fields

You know the answer, so what/why are you asking?
by pancakes3
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: PS feedback?
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: PS feedback?

you can pm me, but i think you get more feedback if you just post and delete.
by pancakes3
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Writing Sample Help
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Writing Sample Help

i used a brief that i wrote at my job 1L summer. if it's for clerkships, your instincts are right - you need briefs. are you a 2L?
by pancakes3
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Berkeley BigLaw/Tech Law w/ out STEM background
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Re: Berkley BigLaw/Tech Law w/ out STEM background

Patent bar requires a STEM degree or equivalent coursework but that's only relevant for patent prosecution (applying for patents). You can work in soft IP (trademarks, etc), general corp (with tech clients/practice areas - Wilson Sosini for example), and patent litigation without patent bar but you'...
by pancakes3
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Replies: 18
Views: 2476

Re: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.

is it really that hard to do law school and pursue legal career at old age? even with T6 degree? as an engineer, i've heard law seen as a far more preftigious career than tech even in these tech boom times, or am i mistaken about that? wouldn't op be able to get t14 with schollys if he wanted? his ...
by pancakes3
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Addenda?
Replies: 7
Views: 1395

Re: Addenda?

you can write about your situation as a caregvier in your personal statement.
by pancakes3
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Business Student Concerned About Writing
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: Business Student Concerned About Writing

are we foregoing the usual questions?

GPA/LSA?
Career Goals?
Debt?
What schools are being discussed here?
by pancakes3
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?
Replies: 14
Views: 2016

Re: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?

the only way age will be a factor in your hiring is if you're going to be weird and self conscious about it during your screener/callback. being 35 will not preclude you from being chained to a computer and being farmed for billables just the same as a 24 y/o KJD.
by pancakes3
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 69015

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

my mom was a coder and she early retired back in 2014 earning less than 120k. she had a masters and had been working in CS for 20 years at that point. tertiary market (her team was Pittsburgh/Richmond/St. Louis)