Search found 156 matches

by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 17
Views: 260

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: 17
Views: 260

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: 17
Views: 260

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: 17
Views: 260

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: 110

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: 873

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: 3702

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: 5
Views: 814

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: 222
Views: 35223

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: 222
Views: 35223

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: 222
Views: 35223

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: 222
Views: 35223

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: 222
Views: 35223

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.
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: I would appreciate feedback on this cover letter!
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

Re: I would appreciate feedback on this cover letter!

tikal wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:13 pm
UPDATE: Got an interview! :)
congrats!
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Firms to target for 1L SA?
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Firms to target for 1L SA?

wizzy wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:31 am
Texas firms have large 1L SA programs, especially in Houston. Vinson & Elkins, Baker Botts, Fulbright, Bracewell, and Andrews Kurth each hire double digit 1L SAs every year.
good call, I'd forgotten about the fedsoc gold rush
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Firms to target for 1L SA?
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Firms to target for 1L SA?

I don't think there's a big firm in the country with a large 1L SA program that's not tied to SEO (which is amazing, look into it if you are a URM) or a similar diversity program. If you're not a URM, your best bet is probably local/regional firms in your market (so develop a preference). But if you...
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 12
Views: 3838

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

yup, can't hurt to ask. I've written glowing letters for every paralegal whose ever asked me for one.
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Masks?
Replies: 8
Views: 2238

Re: Masks?

Use it as an opportunity to flex and show up every day in your full CBRN kit.
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 222
Views: 35223

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

If you put a gun to my head and said which Trump appointee will not only join but author a landmark decision finding that Title VII protections apply to LGBT people I don't think I would have picked Gorsuch.
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Laid off from Big Law, Considering Going into Teaching
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: Laid off from Big Law, Considering Going into Teaching

I'd think there are a lot of private schools that would be willing to look past the lack of a masters in teaching with your JD and experience. Granted, it's going to be tough to break into any market right now, but that seems like it would at least be worth a shot. If you have any experience with li...
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 1929

Re: TTT--Is my life over?

Yeah, I wouldn't roll those dice without a very specific plan. It's possible to hustle your way through, but it's also possible to hustle your way up the corporate ladder without burning 3 years of your life and taking on 6 figures of debt. Getting a TTT law degree doesn't generally improve your odd...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Chances for t-14/Harvard with one bad semester.
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Chances for t-14/Harvard with one bad semester.

Fuck Harvard you’re probably good for a hefty scholly.

E. But obviously apply there for leverage.