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by beep
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: How Screwed Am I?
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: How Screwed Am I?

Yea, I absolutely agree that OP's career prospects do not depend entirely on getting a federal clerkship. It could really help in this case, though, since they are a 3L without anything lined up for post-grad. I am curious what OP did 2L summer.
by beep
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: How Screwed Am I?
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: How Screwed Am I?

But on the whole, a federal clerkship is a federal clerkship. I.e. a highly overrated and unnecessary rite of passage. People will tell you that a clerkship is worth it because you learn things you wouldn’t pick up in practice but spend more than a month litigating and former clerks will have taken...
by beep
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: How Screwed Am I?
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: How Screwed Am I?

Agree with story's advice. I wouldn't put all your eggs in the clerkship bucket, but it's not impossible. Apply broadly. Consider state supreme courts. If any of your recommenders might have a connection, try to work that. On your question about whether you'll be blacklisted clerking for a Trump-app...
by beep
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "job'
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "j

Probably not. I mean, certainly it doesn't hurt, but there's a difference between being a summer intern and doing something as your full-time gig, and that difference is sort of the point of preferring white collar experience -- like, this wasn't something I personally valued a ton evaluating candi...
by beep
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "job'
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "j

Would doing a summer internship at a very prestigious investment banking/consulting firm (think of Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Bridgewater Investments, Boston Consulting Group) help make up for what firms look for in some "white collar" experience? Probably not. I mean, certainly it doesn't hurt, but ...
by beep
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "job'
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "j

Conventional wisdom is that what you do between college and law school doesn't really matter. I'm not sure that's completely true -- my experience doing firm recruiting was that firms sometimes do care a little bit if you had a "white collar" pre-law-school job, like consulting, ibanking, paralegal ...
by beep
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 43526

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

by beep
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 43526

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

drake meme

something about taxes | no
half of Oklahoma is Creek reservation land | yes
by beep
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 43526

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

re: 1) my clerkship was just a lowly CoA, but i'd be surprised if voting *after* drafting ops was the norm on scotus. i'm sure votes change from time to time, but if there's an 8-1 or 9-0, i'd imagine the contours of that decision were decided at conference first.

re: 2): cmon lol.
by beep
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high
Replies: 17
Views: 4612

Re: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high

Yea, I had similar/worse stats -- 17x low 3.6x low -- and had half scholarships to Chicago and Columbia. You can definitely do better than your last cycle. What do you want to do with a law degree? Sounds like you are open to biglaw, but not set on it. If you are just sort of amorphously hoping for ...
by beep
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Looking for some pre-law school career advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Looking for some pre-law school career advice

your pre-LS career won't have any bearing on your post-LS career I disagree with this in its most general form -- at my prior firm, people frequently treated pre-LS work experience in certain white collar professions (consulting, ibanking, expert witness firms) as significant pluses. It wouldn't be...
by beep
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship and CoVid
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

Re: Clerkship and CoVid

It doesn't cost anything to ask, but if you asked my judge to start early I don't think he/she would know how to answer if "early" means "outside the normal range". Clerks start when they start. Something like May is probably not going to happen. And yea, they are working remotely right now. It's go...
by beep
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?
Replies: 21
Views: 5935

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: 6145

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: 6145

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: 6145

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: 6145

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: 6435

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: 3979

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: 58760

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: 51729

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: 51729

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: 51729

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: 51729

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: 29111

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...