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by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Law Exam Essay
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Law Exam Essay

Kinda just wing it.
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 1839

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

More seriously, just about anything you can work on in a legal setting is laden with political meaning, and my experience is lawyers talking pretty freely about this stuff during downtime. On a case you usually have a pretty clear goal as a client advocate, and metacommentary might be irrelevant, b...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: First Trial Jitters
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: First Trial Jitters

Awesome, and congratulations! And this adds to my growing belief that it's not necessarily the worst thing in the world for a young defense attorney to come off as a little nervous.
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12564

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

Skers wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:21 am
No one is raising this year. Everyone will be batten down the hatches and waiting to see if there's a downturn next year based on partner convos and hiring trends around here.
This is my sense as well
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: [delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 2265

Re: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond

The other thing to keep in mind is that all legal academic writing is bullshit and the most important things in getting published are pedigree, connections, and having a catchy title.
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 118
Views: 15654

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Question: the etiquette of addressing clients. Both PD offices I have interned at have an official policy of always addressing a client as "Mr. X" or "Mrs. Y" or "Ms. Z." In person, in writing, and over the phone. I find this to be somewhat socially awkward and running against my down to earth natu...
by BlendedUnicorn
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: How would I be judged for my 1L Experience ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1659

Re: How would I be judged for my 1L Experience ?

eagles wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:26 pm
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Sounds like a super fucking cool 1l summer.
I wish it helped though for my application :(
It might, and it definitely won’t hurt, and that’s really all you can ask for from a 1L job.
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: ConLaw
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: ConLaw

It's generally background in litigation type stuff. Like federal or state rules of evidence aren't really ConLaw, but the Confrontation Clause looms over a lot of potential disputes. Or you'll have a Miranda issue in a criminal case but also a ton of other issues. You're probably more likely to spen...
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Federal Security Clearance Timeline
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: Federal Security Clearance Timeline

byronpaf wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 5:04 pm
This reads like a mafia movie script except it's too far fetched and no-one would believe it
Wut?
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 118
Views: 15654

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

For any Federal PDs in here: How/when do you investigate your cases? (interview alibi witnesses, visit crime scenes, etc) I've read a bunch of "A Day in the Life" type threads by PDs, and it is hard for me to understand when or how you actually do these things. Curious as to why you want an answer ...
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 161
Views: 13631

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Nebby wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:43 am
Thank God for printing deadlines?
Much like every other argument the government advanced in that case, those are almost certainly bullshit.
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 161
Views: 13631

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

necho2 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:29 am
Yeah like at some point you just gotta resolve to win the race to the bottom right?
or at the very least at least try to keep up
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 161
Views: 13631

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

So obviously the response as dems is to pull a maryland and gerymander the fuck out of blue states, right?
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 161
Views: 13631

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

RIP representative democracy, we never knew you.
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 161
Views: 13631

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I feel like both Kavanaugh and Gorsuch have weird little quirks in their shitcon ideology that make it pretty likely that one or the other will join the lib justices in criminal justice cases, and I guess that's about as much as anyone could hope for. Prophetic? https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/statu...
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 161
Views: 13631

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I feel like both Kavanaugh and Gorsuch have weird little quirks in their shitcon ideology that make it pretty likely that one or the other will join the lib justices in criminal justice cases, and I guess that's about as much as anyone could hope for.
by BlendedUnicorn
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 161
Views: 13631

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Like Thomas is 100% correct that Batson as a prophelylactic has been an unmitigated failure that does basically nothing to protect defendants from racist juries.
by BlendedUnicorn
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 161
Views: 13631

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I can't believe (tho I can) that Thomas wrote this, and even Gorsuch thought it was too much and didn't join this part: In sum, as other Members of this Court have recognized, Batson charted the course for eliminating peremptory strikes. See, e.g., Rice v. Collins, 546 U. S. 333, 344 (2006) (BREYER...
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 161
Views: 13631

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

One of the more interesting 5-4 splits this session. Ginsburg, Thomas, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Gorsuch in the majority. https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1140625276201840641 I haven't read any analysis of this yet but is there a chance this could be used to undermine challenges to gerrymandering ...
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri May 31, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Older applicant....PhD in another field
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Older applicant....PhD in another field

Do you not like your job? Is that really "as brief as possible." The problem with law school as an old isn't law school. You're probably less likely to get sucked into all the high school drama but that's a plus, not a negative. The problem is do you really want to go to a firm and (more or less) be...
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu May 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: AUSA drug use question
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: AUSA drug use question

I have it on good authority that some folks do, in fact, say that. But it's tough for me to see how that would come out.

It might be an office by office thing. There certainly is an element of hypocrisy to using weed and signing up to be an AUSA.
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu May 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: AUSA drug use question
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: AUSA drug use question

Wait who says that?
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri May 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?

At the end of the day most USA Offices are going to be looking for 1) writing skills and 2) experience in court/running cases. P side lit seems like it would be a pretty good opportunity to develop both.
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed May 01, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Remote legal jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Remote legal jobs

I’m going to give a shorter answer; in your first decade or so of practice this is impossible.