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by beep
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?

living up to your username

someone tell scotus that no one needs mcdonnell douglas anymore, just retire it
by beep
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Government to a boutique litigation firm in CA?
Replies: 21
Views: 1182

Re: Government to a boutique litigation firm in CA?

It's terrible. I had to relearn the Bluebook recently. All my instincts changed over to Cal style.

Not much more to add, OP, but please keep us updated -- curious how this ends up shaking out.
by beep
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Government to a boutique litigation firm in CA?
Replies: 21
Views: 1182

Re: Government to a boutique litigation firm in CA?

I'm not totally sure of their model, but I believe 2-3 of their current partners were associates the last time I looked at their website (maybe a year ago?), so it's possible they're looking to replenish the ranks. Could be misremembering; I hadn't heard of it before my friend mentioned them. And it...
by beep
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Government to a boutique litigation firm in CA?
Replies: 21
Views: 1182

Re: Government to a boutique litigation firm in CA?

As usual, lolwat totally nails it. Agreed on the general problem and all other points and defer to his greater experience at boutiques. The one thing I'll say is that (That, and many plaintiffs' attorneys you'd be dealing with in the personal injury world are just not good people to work against.) i...
by beep
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Government to a boutique litigation firm in CA?
Replies: 21
Views: 1182

Re: Government to a boutique litigation firm in CA?

My understanding is that MTO/HH/etc do hire laterals more than you'd think, but generally for filling major areas of need (i.e.: L&E associate leaves; department is on fire; lateral is going to get smoked for a few months). But I agree with those ITT that suggest it's not a likely fit. In my ~3 year...
by beep
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Brutal Depo
Replies: 19
Views: 2975

Re: Brutal Depo

Well my deposition finally took place, after being pushed down the road by the Plaintiff multiple times. Perhaps the most interesting part was that he presented me with a print out of this thread. Suggesting that this is proof of my ongoing efforts to harass him. this is amazing, please tell me you...
by beep
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?
Replies: 15
Views: 932

Re: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?

I was going to say, I'd recognize LIBOR more readily than if you spelled out London Interbank whatever the fuck O stands for Rate
by beep
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UChicago Students and Grads Taking Questions and providing positive externalities
Replies: 259
Views: 33149

Re: UChicago Students and Grads Taking Questions and providing positive externalities

Just checked, and my 1L year they came out July 15. So y'all are on the cusp.
by beep
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 27386

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

0. I assume you have permission to use it despite the fact that the case is ongoing. If you don't, go ask, and then put in your cover letter that the samples are used with permission from... 1. I used a sample from a case with a restricted record and just noted that I had replaced the client's ident...
by beep
Tue May 28, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 27386

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

The only other thing I'll add is a printout with contact info for references if that wasn't in your app packet for whatever reason (and if they differ from your recommenders)
by beep
Mon May 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 27386

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

ETA to my earlier post--if I negotiate to come back only skipping 1 year with the firm, would that be a good idea? One year would be better from a "not jeopardizing a career with a firm" perspective, but would you be leaving right away? If you're a 2nd-year now, there's probably some lead time unle...
by beep
Mon May 20, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 27386

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Assuming your goals are to eventually become a trial lawyer at a firm, would it be worth it to leave for a 2 year D. Ct. clerkship as a 2nd year in one of EDNY/D Mass/CD Cal/ND Il? Losing out on 3rd and 4th year salaries and bonuses is a lot. Is the resume boost/cap feather worth the financial cost...
by beep
Thu May 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 86
Views: 13117

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

My firm is pretty far afield in terms of trying to give summers actual work, and I would also be surprised if a summer got something that legitimately required 10.5 hours on the second day. That said, like, yea, summers are just going to take 3x as long to do anything as even a second-year associate...
by beep
Sun May 05, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Criminal Defense
Replies: 49
Views: 6760

Re: Criminal Defense

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by beep
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Should I drop out?
Replies: 13
Views: 1512

Re: Should I drop out?

I hated 75% of people in my LS class. The trick was finding the other assholes who felt the same way. Drastically improved the experience.

Agree with others who have covered the actual substantive points
by beep
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 86
Views: 13117

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

Is it rare to turn a 1L SA into a 2L SA? Do firms typically extend return offers at the end of the summer? I'm trying to figure out ways to maximize my chances heading into this summer. I didn't have a 1L SA but had several friends in law school who did - from observation, it seemed like the standa...
by beep
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 2687

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

If your numbers are good enough to be in at CCN I would expect more than small scholarships in the lower T14. I got an over half tuition scholarship at my mid T14 and didn't get into any of CCN. On the flipside, I ended my cycle with half tuition awards at two of CCN and less than a 50% acceptance ...
by beep
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Plaintiffs Firm 1L summer?
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Plaintiffs Firm 1L summer?

Unless your secondary market is, like, Fargo, ND, I'd guess that at least someone in the room at DPW/CSM/etc will have heard of this band 1 commercial lit firm. And sounds like a great opportunity for good work, though don't get your hopes up that everything as a 1L summer will be super substantive....
by beep
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Options with median GPA from CCN
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: Options with median GPA from CCN

also this c) I'm kind of fucked if I get median again and want to write a note, aren't I (since how would I get a prof to supervise me)? is not really how this works, at least from what i experienced/observed? median can still get journals, either law review through write-on or a secondary. if you'r...
by beep
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Options with median GPA from CCN
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: Options with median GPA from CCN

having a decent culture by big law standards (?) i'm trying hard not to laugh at this having split one of my summers there. it's not you, OP, it's me; 1Ls don't know any better. but woof. probably forget this one. I get why shooting for specific firms is kind of silly (and I didn't come in really g...
by beep
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Need Someone to Humor Me and Provide Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Need Someone to Humor Me and Provide Advice

now this feels more like TLS
by beep
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12532

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

pretty much what lolwat said, though at my firm i'm usually encouraged to also put what the research/review is for

e.g. "research [specific sub-area of relevant law / doctrine] in preparation for [motion/filing/letter/etc]"

probably varies by partner/client as well
by beep
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UChicago Students and Grads Taking Questions and providing positive externalities
Replies: 259
Views: 33149

Re: UChicago Students and Grads Taking Questions and providing positive externalities

I have some actually pretty serious reservations about Picker but can't say more on here. But PM me if you're considering asking him for a reference, using him for independent study/journal comment/etc. Doesn't diminish having enjoyed his class(es) quite a bit, especially his seminars.
by beep
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UChicago Students and Grads Taking Questions and providing positive externalities
Replies: 259
Views: 33149

Re: UChicago Students and Grads Taking Questions and providing positive externalities

Picker's antitrust class felt reasonably forgiving and fairly graded. I found Picker to be an entertaining lecturer though I know others felt differently. That said it's more of a 2L class so may not benefit as much from 3Ls 3LOLing. Hard to compare as I didn't take corp tax.
by beep
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12532

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

lol https://abovethelaw.com/2018/11/enjoy-your-bonuses-before-the-associate-compensation-bubble-bursts-and-biglaws-bottom-falls-out/ ATL can go fuck themselves and the garbage they keep posting. i'll take these kinds of stupid takes over elie's deranged schtick or the smalllaw inferiority complex guy