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by lolwat
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Getting Married by My Judge
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

Re: Getting Married by My Judge

Oh, yeah, just invite everyone. My gut feeling is that your judge would probably be quite excited to have this opportunity.
by lolwat
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Getting Married by My Judge
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

Re: Getting Married by My Judge

I've heard about it happening quite often and am 99% certain my judge would probably be super happy to do it too. As for how to ask, we usually asked our JA about anything relating to our judge. By the time I clerked she had known and worked with him for like 10+ years so she knew pretty much everyt...
by lolwat
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?
Replies: 20
Views: 2262

Re: Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?

Can you tie together your reason for requesting family leave with the need for more severance? Something about how the termination came shortly after you requested family medical leave, and your absence from work was going to be difficult enough, but the added uncertainty of not having a job to ret...
by lolwat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?
Replies: 20
Views: 2262

Re: Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?

since we do not know OP’s situation we can’t say whether her firing was legal or illegal. OP, you should talk to an attorney if you’re so inclined. I agree with talking to an attorney if OP is thinking of going down this route. I would say some caution might be warranted, not opining on the merits ...
by lolwat
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: What to do after State Trial Court Clerkship?
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Re: What to do after State Trial Court Clerkship?

Oh, looks like this got covered already. I would've responded earlier with all the same advice everyone already gave so I just send everything above. It sounds like going for the second clerkship is the right move for your goals. Lots of trial judges where I am run in the same circles no matter STC ...
by lolwat
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: 3rd Clerkship
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Re: 3rd Clerkship

Doing a third clerkship just because the judge is a personal hero might give you some personal satisfaction but it's not going to help in terms of experience or career. There are a few circumstances I can think of where a third clerkship could help, but it's all super specialized type of stuff or if...
by lolwat
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Holding back a class year at new firm
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Re: Holding back a class year at new firm

I wouldn't have done that as a mid-level--or at least I wouldn't be the one to suggest it. I believe it's usually senior level associates who need to take a class hit, or if you're moving from like lit<->corp where you're basically rebooting your legal career. Litigation is litigation, even among sp...
by lolwat
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: SEC NY office vs. State AGs office 1L summer
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

Re: SEC NY office vs. State AGs office 1L summer

I personally think state AG work is generally pretty cool and would give you broader exposure to more than just securities stuff. Plus, it really sounds like you want to stay in your state (or at least 20 miles away from the state AG's office, not sure if that turns into a different state though). W...
by lolwat
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Litigators 10+ years
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Re: Litigators 10+ years

Fuck. I'm getting close to 10. Not there yet though. No idea what my classmates are doing. I haven't kept up with many of them, but from my LinkedIn feed it looks like most of them are either partners or senior/of counsel at firms (if litigation) or in-house somewhere (if they started out as corpora...
by lolwat
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biking to Work
Replies: 7
Views: 1896

Re: Biking to Work

Is it the soles that you're worried about (a thin vibram sole or something would probably help) or just the shoes in general (do what others have suggested). no one at my firm cares if you wear athletic shoes around the office anyway though so i'm unfamiliar with this problem. (think i've seen peopl...
by lolwat
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 4504

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

Well, there are obviously those extremes. I don't think that's what people are generally talking about though because it's so obvious. In this environment, identifying as a conservative/republican can get some serious knee-jerk reactions even if you don't support Donald Trump. And there are enough i...
by lolwat
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: First Trial Jitters
Replies: 10
Views: 2201

Re: First Trial Jitters

Woo, congratulations.
by lolwat
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 12327

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Placement with better firms for big law (like, you can interview with the same firms from anywhere in CCN, but it's easier to get a more choice firm from H). Easier to get clerkships (I myself might be out of the clerkships running here). I believe neither of this is true. You'll find more H just b...
by lolwat
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: TLS/LSLer 3rd year assoc. seeking advice
Replies: 21
Views: 2684

Re: TLS/LSLer seeking lateral choice advice

I hadn't thought that much about it, but -___________________- (how many underscores is it?) is probably right. There's enough information in the original post to identify who you are if someone familiar with that firm/practice group/situation saw this post. It seems to me the thread served its purp...
by lolwat
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: TLS/LSLer 3rd year assoc. seeking advice
Replies: 21
Views: 2684

Re: TLS/LSLer seeking lateral choice advice

Jubo wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:10 am
We need to talk about your definition of the color red.
I just noticed this and assumed the post had described it as orange
by lolwat
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me
Replies: 31
Views: 4769

Re: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me

I think litigation is generally seen as more prestigious than prosecution, unless you're a patent troll, then you're a pos either way. i've never seen an individual get any sort of award or news ever for patent prosecution (i've seen firms, i guess, based on # of patents gotten), but plenty of news ...
by lolwat
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: TLS/LSLer 3rd year assoc. seeking advice
Replies: 21
Views: 2684

Re: TLS/LSLer seeking lateral choice advice

I read the main concern to be how healthy your current firm's practice area is going to be after Rockstar leaves and what your future will look like in that practice area. You don't really seem to address this as much when you're discussing Firm Y. What is it about Firm Y that makes you think your f...
by lolwat
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 12327

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

i understand that everyone's situation is different and one can't generalize, but shouldn't op be able to find some kind of solace by talking with other classmates who may have declined H for his school? Along with the possibility that other students are happy with their decision, this also feeds i...
by lolwat
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 12327

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

This is getting kind of insane. As far as general outcomes go, CCN is definitely not that much worse compared to H, and in some ways I think it's even better? (Chicago for clerkships, Columbia for general employment stats, and NYU for public interest?) Also, there's a big gap between simply regretti...
by lolwat
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 4504

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

I mean ugh why can't I just advocate for simple eugenics and mandatory euthanization for all men under 5'10'' without being called ugly names and shunned by my peers ugh. How about responding to my ARGUMENT with RATIONAL RESPONSES instead of calling me a "crazy person" or "bigot"?!?!?!!!? There's a...
by lolwat
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 4504

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

Nony wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:18 pm
pancakes3 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:50 am
you can be a republican and not support trump.
Absolutely. One of my politics-chat colleagues is exactly that.
I think most of the republicans I talk to regularly are also that.
by lolwat
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 4504

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

I can’t say what biglaw lawyers think, but I’ve definitely come across the belief that supporting Trump = hating trans people/people of color etc. Yeah. I can't imagine this is a surprise to anybody. Certain topics and certain people are just incredibly divisive in our current climate and can cause...
by lolwat
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 4504

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

I guess this depends on where you are but at my firm you’d be considered a racist, sexist, and all kinds of “ists” if you came out as a Trump supporter. The firm also openly condemns Trump and his anti immigrant policies. My understanding is that this is common in biglaw firms in liberal cities. I ...
by lolwat
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Government to a boutique litigation firm in CA?
Replies: 21
Views: 3142

Re: Government to a boutique litigation firm in CA?

Some Rules of evidence differ and the case law is different. Juries in state and federal can differ depending on the state and city. An LA state jury tends to be more “liberal.” But a federal jury in LA tends to be more conservative because CD Cal covers some conservative areas. The skills are very...
by lolwat
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 18658

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

This is the time of year I regret not being at a market-paying firm