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by pancakes3
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What do you bill for?
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: What do you bill for?

consciously billing time spent to get water is immoral. forgetting to discount the 2 mins it took to get water when you're forensically reconstructing time (viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1180) is not immoral.

staring at the wall is, imo, billable.
by pancakes3
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How many of us are about to get Latham’ed
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: How many of us are about to get Latham’ed

Pratis wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:04 pm
Whats the next year look like? Any insight into groups that will be hit especially hard? I’m a fourth year so I missed the last recession, trying to figure out what to expect.
data points in this thread

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13272
by pancakes3
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Transferring to a T-6 from a T1 full ride (Patent Law)
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Transferring to a T-6 from a T1 full ride (Patent Law)

Seeing as how you're not deadset on IP, and only biglaw or bust, then the consensus is to not transfer, keep your debt low, and good luck interviewing in a wacky OCI schedule. You should reach out to your school's OCS and be prepared for what's coming down the pike. I don't know what the massmail sc...
by pancakes3
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Transfer Chances
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Transfer Chances

yeah, nothing to do here but say "your numbers look in line w other successful applicants" and "good luck"
by pancakes3
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Transferring to a T-6 from a T1 full ride (Patent Law)
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Transferring to a T-6 from a T1 full ride (Patent Law)

you have a shot at CCN on down, +1 to redtop and ymmv on not transferring, especially if you're at GW.
by pancakes3
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: General Help
Replies: 7
Views: 3303

Re: General Help

late, but i'm making an effort to post in on-topics today.

+1 to slytherpuff in that a better topic would be an essay describing an instance where you questioned your moral compass, why, and what you did.
by pancakes3
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal Statement help
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Re: Personal Statement help

this was a confusing read. i don't know what point you're trying to make. secondarily: - "Jane" and John" are distracting and unnecessary. "saleswoman" and "bouncer" are more descriptive and distractingly force the reader to wonder who Jane and John are - lots of run-on sentences - ball field is wei...
by pancakes3
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: COVID-19 and KJD?
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: COVID-19 and KJD?

to be clear, you're graduating Dec. 2020 and are weighing the benefits of applying to start Fall 2021 or 2022?
by pancakes3
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Trusts & Estates
Replies: 16
Views: 2414

Re: Trusts & Estates

fwiw, ime, family lawyers are still just sources of referrals for T&E and not jumping into the market themselves. haven't seen PI attys get in the game either. RE lawyers do cross-pollinate but doesn't look to be a recent development.
by pancakes3
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: GPA 2.8 LSAT 175..Can I?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: GPA 2.8 LSAT 175..Can I?

if by big shots you mean T14, then yes. apply to all of them. a 175 carries clout. but like HTL said, HYS is a long shot but don't let that discourage you.
by pancakes3
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Which firm would you pick?
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Which firm would you pick?

I'd lean firm 1 also but damn, 2300 hrs floor is brutal. at least a good chunk of that should be traveling but still.
by pancakes3
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Which firm would you pick?
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Which firm would you pick?

does location matter?
by pancakes3
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Judicial Internship with a State CJ
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: Judicial Internship with a State CJ

no.
by pancakes3
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 26
Views: 5461

Re: Interesting Decisions

Guy from my LS (he was arrested and dropped out before graduating) lost his civil rights appeal against RuneScape https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/01/your-civil-rights-werent-violated-when-you-were-muted-out-of-a-video-game-us-court-tells-angry-gamer.html and reraise this case, is tangentially re...
by pancakes3
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Applying after seat deposit
Replies: 5
Views: 2380

Re: Applying after seat deposit

you lose most of the leverage gained from a killer march LSAT by committing to attend this cycle, both in terms of admissions, negotiating scholarships so the advice, not to be reductive, is to sit out and reapply.
by pancakes3
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 3L Public Defender Applications
Replies: 20
Views: 5085

Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

yo, is that Saipan office still hiring?
by pancakes3
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Hanging a shingle?
Replies: 2
Views: 2970

Re: Hanging a shingle?

bump.
by pancakes3
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: AA male 3.4 160
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: AA male 3.4 160

mylsn shows that you're def good for GULC on down and have decent chances for CCN on down

https://mylsn.info/6kek0c/
by pancakes3
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust

"they weigh all your scores" is apocryphal pre-2008 advice. read: no, it's not true. schools just care about reporting their incoming class's GPA/LSAT, bc that's what's required to be reported, and that's what the [USNWR] rankings use. and schools don't *really* care about your score, or rankings, o...
by pancakes3
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: Applying to UVA & Penn Law
Replies: 8
Views: 2050

Re: Applying to UVA & Penn Law

Those are pretty lofty goals. Like, unrealistically lofty. Are you ok with a more typical outcome? It'd be an enormous waste of time, money, and effort if you're not. Ok, withdrawing before grades came out probably makes you ok to reapply as a 1L. Scoring your best on the LSAT is more than "makes a ...
by pancakes3
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: Applying to UVA & Penn Law
Replies: 8
Views: 2050

Re: Applying to UVA & Penn Law

1) What are your career goals?
2) How long were you at Detroit Mercy before dropping out/are you sure you can reapply?
3) You already admitted that you don't have the best score you have, so why not get the best score you can, even if it means sitting out a cycle?
by pancakes3
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biking to Work
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Re: Biking to Work

leave a jacket at work too
by pancakes3
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Citations to Old Mass Cases
Replies: 4
Views: 2387

Re: Citations to Old Mass Cases

who are you writing for?
by pancakes3
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 12657

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

fwiw i met a HLS grad once socially and she emphatically regrets law school, said that HLS doesn't give a shit about its students, said that the jd-advantage unicorn job path is a lie bc those ppl would have gotten those jobs due to pre-LS connections anyway, and was pretty serious about leaving law...