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by DOT
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: LLM in tax first, JD second
Replies: 7
Views: 2828

Re: LLM in tax first, JD second

Ulyssescat5 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:16 am
For international students with foreign law degrees, does it make sense to take up an LLM in tax first then a JD second?
What would the prospective student's goals be?
by DOT
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: what should I be asking before I sign an offer
Replies: 5
Views: 3945

Re: what should I be asking before I sign an offer

I'm of the mindset that you can ask practically whatever the hell matters to you as long as you do it diplomatically. All of the questions you mentioned are probably alright to ask in some form--i.e., what do associates actually bill on average (because every firm advertises what, a 1900 or 1950 bi...
by DOT
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 328490

Re: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious

My favorite firm is a regional that won't even meet to decide who gets callbacks until at least next week. My screener was the first week of July. My heart goes out to you damn I think I've shared this before but I had OCI in July and my only out kept me on the hook through October before I got din...
by DOT
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: NY 3rd Dept Swear-In Dress Code?
Replies: 2
Views: 2549

Re: NY 3rd Dept Swear-In Dress Code?

Danger Zone wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:22 pm
It absolutely does not matter.
+1
by DOT
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Has anyone ever filed a complaint about testing conditions? My test fell apart
Replies: 4
Views: 3506

Re: Has anyone ever filed a complaint about testing conditions? My test fell apart

Sorry to hear, but if your gripe is that you're going to have to sit out a cycle, I'm not sure what can be done about it No, this is not the main issue I see.. the biggest issue for me is that I was not afforded the same testing conditions as everyone else who sat for the test, as my booklet fell a...
by DOT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 360
Views: 104128

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Goddamn it I love this thread and every time I catch up on it, I still think about uninstalling law and doing some cool ass shit with you guys
by DOT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: TLS Class of 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 14499

Re: TLS Class of 2016

Is it supposed to be a civics-type class?
by DOT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: TLS Class of 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 14499

Re: TLS Class of 2016

HowardHab wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:27 pm
I will apparently be teaching a semester long government class to two low level students. Does anyone have topic ideas other than the presedintal election?
Can you say a bit more about the class?
by DOT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 328490

Re: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious

Stranger wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:03 pm
DOT wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:55 pm
When do you guys start picking classes for the fall?
In late March.
What you takin?
by DOT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 328490

Re: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious

When do you guys start picking classes for the fall?
by DOT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 360
Views: 104128

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

This thread is amazing
by DOT
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: How do you show interest on a cover letter? What if you have no contacts at a firm?
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: How do you show interest on a cover letter? What if you have no contacts at a firm?

economist123 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:12 am
What if they checked their vistation log and see that I never was registered?
I can't imagine they would ever check. If they did check, I can't imagine they would care. If they did care, I can't imagine you would know.

I don't think this part is worth worrying about
by DOT
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: More spacing or more content for K-JD resume?
Replies: 15
Views: 5274

Re: More spacing or more content for K-JD resume?

Some people go insane once they're put into an office setting for the first time. Put some stuff down that suggests that this will not happen to you
by DOT
Wed May 01, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cold Emailing Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 5611

Re: Cold Emailing Issue

It doesn't have to be a list, it's as simple as the offended partner emailing HR or the hiring partner and saying "don't hire this person". It can and does happen. Wait do most partners keep such a list then ? Do associates pass it to partners? I think the idea isn't that there's some blacklist out...
by DOT
Wed May 01, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Tips for Coffee Chats?
Replies: 9
Views: 3463

Re: Tips for Coffee Chats?

Don't go all rapid-fire with questions, or necessarily break out a list (though I suppose some people might like that eagerness). The profile questions are fine, or they can just be acknowledgements. "I saw you went to Michigan...I went there for undergrad." Whatever. If you can keep the conversati...
by DOT
Wed May 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cold Emailing Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 5611

Re: Cold Emailing Issue

It doesn't have to be a list, it's as simple as the offended partner emailing HR or the hiring partner and saying "don't hire this person". It can and does happen. Wait do most partners keep such a list then ? Do associates pass it to partners? I think the idea isn't that there's some blacklist out...
by DOT
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Trial Exhaustion
Replies: 11
Views: 4064

Re: Trial Exhaustion

I remember during an internship I did, I went to court to watch some of my firm's lawyers at trial I sat there for two hours listening to some guy reading line 36 of documents alpha/beta/gamma from 1967 about "gaskets" for the entire time, and apparently that was his third day on the stand. I wanted...
by DOT
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bar Exam Burnout?
Replies: 8
Views: 7679

Re: Bar Exam Burnout?

One thing that helped me was to have "unwinding" activities that didn't tax my brain. Whereas I would usually spend evenings playing thought-intensive video games when I wasn't studying for the bar, during bar study I tried to unwind in other ways, like playing tennis or going for a swim. It helped ...
by DOT
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)
Replies: 27
Views: 9996

Re: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)

I think HLS is worth $70k more here. It's probably debatable whether it's worth $70k more in general (considering the total COA is still under $200k) but in this particular instance where the OP would like to do international stuff and perhaps live in China/Hong Kong I'm pretty sure HLS will go a m...
by DOT
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Law School w/o intent of being a FT lawyer?
Replies: 16
Views: 7367

Re: Law School w/o intent of being a FT lawyer?

If this is a serious thread, you should PM me. I might be able to help out
by DOT
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Columbia: using cross-registration to gun for Kent/Stone?
Replies: 9
Views: 7668

Re: Columbia: using cross-registration to gun for Kent/Stone?

I love angleshooting as much as the next person, but this seems insane?
by DOT
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 26
Views: 14901

Re: Weird law school classes

MKC wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:47 pm
We had a Space law class. Unsurprisingly, it was impossible to get into.
What school was this at? Feel free to PM for anonymity if you'd like
by DOT
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 328490

Re: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now

found a pretty bad typo in my cover letter that went out to a whole slew of places.. https://media.tenor.com/images/f585565d5945469c3d990718f3de2ed1/tenor.gif How bad are we talking? There was a guy at my school that sent out cover letters with literally “[generic firm]” instead of the firm name fo...
by DOT
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 360
Views: 104128

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

tag
by DOT
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 47690

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

I’m down to 97k from 194k and it’s looking more and more like I’m going to hit that FRB rebate by paying them off before February 2021 (I’ve paid 39k in the last 12 months lol) paying my loans down is apparently my drug of choice. the high only lasts a minute, the costs are excessive, it’s possibly...