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by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 180
Views: 40967

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

reading further, it strikes me as pretty dubious. He says that income based repayment plans should fall under the "qualified scholarships" exception on the theory that, unlike PSLF, there's no "quid pro quo." As an alternative, he also makes the Johann argument, Even if section 108(f) does not apply...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 180
Views: 40967

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

So is that guy saying that even if you just did 25 years on REPAYE that there is actually no tax bomb? If true, seems like TLS was giving people a lot of shitty advice back in the day Yes it’s only taxable to the extent you have net worth. I’ve said this for years now. No one understands the tax bo...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 178
Views: 56516

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

dcc617 wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:38 pm
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:36 pm
damn that's some well-targeted spam. Nothing screams veterans like fat girls pornos
I didn't even think it was spam at first, just some joe hawking his wares.
100% had flashbacks to Afghanistan
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 178
Views: 56516

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

damn that's some well-targeted spam. Nothing screams veterans like fat girls pornos
by BlendedUnicorn
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Give up?
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Give up?

Frankly if you're far left you probably are less comfortable with assisting in the role all judges play in enforcing the carceral state. the difference between liberal judges and conservative judges is that liberal judges complain about mandatory minimums in the first half of their speech to the loc...
by BlendedUnicorn
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Asking for old job back after lateral move
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Asking for old job back after lateral move

My initial reaction is that unless they're literally torturing you probably best to give it a year but to stay in touch with folks at the old firm.
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Give up?
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Give up?

Harvard’s clerkship advisors know this shit as well as anyone, so I’d trust them. Process is probably extra weird this year, but it seems like you’re well positioned to do just fine. I assume you have a backup plan? Also, keep in mind that it’s becoming increasingly common for people to work for a y...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Does Major matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Does Major matter?

Hi there, Obviously for those who have seen my other post know it’s been a decade since I’ve been in college, but I digress. Does major matter? I was a history major in undergrad with a higher major gpa. Do lawschool a take that in consideration more or is it a pure numbers game? I know someone who...
by BlendedUnicorn
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Chances at HLS and others (URM/327 GRE/Veteran)
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: Chances at HLS and others (URM/327 GRE/Veteran)

going to echo others here in saying that nobody really knows how schools will look at the GRE, but your background seems unique enough to make it worth applying. The marginal difference between your GRE scores seems incredibly unlikely to make a difference, I would probably use the higher overall on...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

UVA2B wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:56 pm
This is a question I'd never considered and belongs in the PSLF/LRAP thread, but can you claim PSLF based on serving in the Reserves?
No, has to be full time.
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

Ok, one other one last point. Financially, you're way better off doing 3 years, qualifying for the yellow ribbon program + 100% GI bill, and literally getting paid to go to school than you are taking out loans (or paying out of pocket) and rushing to big law. The calculus might be different if there...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

Everything in the Army comes down to who you work for and what the Army tells you to do: it could be a great experience or it could be a terrible experience. I’m *SKEPTICAL* that you actually learn that much about leadership as a junior reserve officer (and think that much of what passes for leaders...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

Kind of seems like your goal is to cosplay in a uniform here and tbh I don't think it will give you an admissions boost at all. Veterans boosts are a bit of a moving target, but the admin officers at the schools you're talking about have gotten too many applications from people with real military ex...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: What are my chances ?
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: What are my chances ?

I would see what lawschoolnumbers tells you and then assume you'll marginally outperform that based on a compelling background story. Retaking the LSAT to get your LSAT > 170 or so would make you a shoe-in for a lot of money in the T14.
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: biglaw job security: better to dig in with 1 rainmaker or diversify work?
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: biglaw job security: better to dig in with 1 rainmaker or diversify work?

It’s going to come down to firm/practice area/specific partner. If the rainmakers giving you work, then probably better to diversify. If the rainmakers giving you clients, then you can stick with her and position yourself as a more attractive pathern candidate. If you’re at a giant New York firm wit...
by BlendedUnicorn
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: CLS vs GULC
Replies: 13
Views: 4032

Re: CLS vs GULC for international law

I don't think your question makes sense. International law isn't a single coherent practice area such that you could compare outcomes in the way you propose. Are you looking to do international commercial arbitration? Cross border transactional or corporate work? International human rights work, su...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: "Going Solo" Immediately After Law School?
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: "Going Solo" Immediately After Law School?

Try to get on the local CJA list or a state-level equivalent if you're interested in doing criminal work and make friends with your local public defenders who are probably Good People who will be willing to help show you the ropes because they don't want you to fuck up your clients' lives.
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 39758

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

So basically, “you can’t simply say ‘I’m the president and you can’t ever subpoena me,’ but you *can* go into court and challenge the enforcement of this particular subpoena based on bad faith/undue breadth or burden, in light of your particular responsibilities as president.” It’s breathtaking to ...
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 39758

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/19-635_o7jq.pdf I think you were right that C.J. had been gunning for unaminity - Roberts opinion, joined by the libs, Kavanaugh/Gorsuch with a literal "both sides" concurrence, only Thomas/Alito dissenting due credit where credit is due, it was...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 39758

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

honestly it would be great if the court found some way to send it back for reconsideration or something like that. Trump's running into a landslide defeat and there's no way his tax returns contain overt evidence of law breaking -- more likely it's tax lawyer nerd porn that will amount to a lot of b...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 39758

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I have 4 theories about why the Trump tax return decision is taking so long: 1) Roberts wants them to be unanimous/8-1 and is trying to come up with a decision that can be signed on by everyone. 2) Roberts is trying to write a decision where Trump wins and is struggling because there's no legal arg...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 39758

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Nebby wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:21 am
Big

Just lol @ 4 justices shaking their dicks at stare decisis.