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by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: WTO / compliance
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

Re: WTO+Covid

@Blendedunicorn: thank you! this explains so much. I was so focused on the Biden admin, that I forgot about the dark time before und repressed the fact, that Trump was president even in a little part of 2021 Also forgot totally about that EO, since it's relevance was questioned back then. But now i...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: WTO / compliance
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

Re: WTO+Covid

There’s a trump EO that basically says US should get priority for vaccines. I think it’s more or less toothless, but you should be able to find lots of articles re:the questions you’re raising here in discussions of that EO (which is interesting itself b/c of the authority it claims).
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: WTO / compliance
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

Re: WTO+Covid

For your own research help, I’d start with the BIS website. But I’m not sure that the export control regime is the issue here, it might just be the contracts with the US gov.
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Plaintiffs firms and lit boutiques
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Plaintiffs firms and lit boutiques

As a very very very general rule, that sort of firm is less enthusiastic about paying people for their training years than big law firms are. There’s also a lot less uniformity in how those places operate, so the answer might be very dependent on what market you want to go to and just how much pres...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Plaintiffs firms and lit boutiques
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Plaintiffs firms and lit boutiques

As a very very very general rule, that sort of firm is less enthusiastic about paying people for their training years than biglaw firms are. There’s also a lot less uniformity in how those places operate, so the answer might be very dependent on what market you want to go to and just how much presti...
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 343
Views: 80313

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

GC of a major company is a late-career stretch goal which you can't really plan around. It's like getting into accounting so you can be the CFO. Being a random in-house lawyer at some tech company is realistic assuming relevant SME, good law school, and a stint in biglaw, but that's a lot of manure...
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 343
Views: 80313

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Hi! Kind of a strange question, but I have a quick question about pivoting from a career *in* tech to a career in law school. I was really lucky and able to net roughly 400K+ this year in tech and am having a few second thoughts about whether a legal career is appropriate, primarily because I work ...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Help Me Decide (Penn/UVA/Michigan)
Replies: 12
Views: 1405

Re: Help Me Decide (Penn/UVA/Michigan)

If you get into one of the new york schools I'd be tempted to go just for the $4,000/month BAH.
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Help Me Decide (Penn/UVA/Michigan)
Replies: 12
Views: 1405

Re: Help Me Decide (Penn/UVA/Michigan)

yeah, only potential gamechanger would be getting into Stanford or Chicago, but even then I'd be mildly inclined to take the stipend at Michigan given your goals/circumstances.
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: CUNY Law vs New York Law School
Replies: 19
Views: 1807

Re: CUNY Law vs New York Law School

What do you want a law degree for? Is it connected to your current job? Hi. Thank you for your reply! Yes, the law degree would help me with promotional opportunities at my current job in security. I could also become a lawyer on the side or as a second career if I choose to retire early from my cu...
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: CUNY Law vs New York Law School
Replies: 19
Views: 1807

Re: CUNY Law vs New York Law School

What do you want a law degree for? Is it connected to your current job?
by BlendedUnicorn
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 11044

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

No way I believe that zoom law school is worse than the real thing.
by BlendedUnicorn
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 11044

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

thanks for all the help. can anyone weigh in on the retake question above? i understand it may be a question of personal priorities, but would retaking to go to HYS meaningfully impact PI/gov career outcomes? I (pretty) recently sat out a cycle after scoring a bit below you and then retook 4 times....
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?
Replies: 34
Views: 2306

Re: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?

Would it be wrong to tell an organization that I'm no longer interested in their fellowship after having already scheduled an interview for it? This place to which I've applied is on the very opposite end of the country, and with my wife and I having a baby on the way and my mother-in-law being dee...
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?
Replies: 34
Views: 2306

Re: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?

Put yourself in the shoes of the interviewer and this will be an easy question to answer. If you were a busy lawyer, would you rather spend 30 minutes talking to someone with no interest in coming to your organization and then writing up an evaluation or would you rather delete a block of time from...
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?
Replies: 34
Views: 2306

Re: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?

Would it be wrong to tell an organization that I'm no longer interested in their fellowship after having already scheduled an interview for it? This place to which I've applied is on the very opposite end of the country, and with my wife and I having a baby on the way and my mother-in-law being dee...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Freddie Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Re: Freddie Mac

I used to do some deal work with Freddie and their lawyers seemed to keep pretty reasonable hours. Not sure about anything else.
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""
Replies: 23
Views: 1935

Re: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""

My top choice just offered to host me!!! Freaking out, though also not sure how excited to be because I don't know how difficult it is to get the Columbia fellowship. I've been told it's not a guarantee, but I don't know if that's just something the career office says to cover their asses. Congrats!
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Past use of weed not disqualifying for the feds
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: Past use of weed not disqualifying for the feds

a little surprising this had to get a memo. i had thought that only the fbi (and presumably fbi's malformed clones like ATF and DEA) had a zero historical use policy
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?
Replies: 34
Views: 2306

Re: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?

Yeah, just got to keep grinding it out. The certainty of having a job lined up is part of what you rejected when you turned down your summer firm, just have to own that now and trust the process. I don’t know what your wife does, but unless she’s got a job she really doesn’t want to leave I’d consi...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?
Replies: 34
Views: 2306

Re: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?

Yeah, just got to keep grinding it out. The certainty of having a job lined up is part of what you rejected when you turned down your summer firm, just have to own that now and trust the process. I don’t know what your wife does, but unless she’s got a job she really doesn’t want to leave I’d consid...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 5979

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

when you say doing well, how many misses are you referring to in official or in PTs? i think with the new computer-based test, RC has become more difficult than paper, just due to having to read on the computer. but even worse is LG on computer, where one would need to constantly look back and fort...
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""
Replies: 23
Views: 1935

Re: "Why did you do a big law internship your 2L summer?""

Yeah, pretty much the only way to fuck your response up is by being too defensive (or suggesting that the workload had anything to do with it.)
by BlendedUnicorn
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 5979

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

I vaguely recall doing well by not reading the passage at all except to find the answers.
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Long Hours
Replies: 25
Views: 3374

Re: Long Hours

Yeah, the unpredictability is what makes the job hard. You can't really say to yourself "I'm going to do all of this work by 4 pm tomorrow so I have my evening free to do X and Y." For example, I finished up a bunch of stuff at 4:30ish yesterday, but I got asked to do something again at 6:30 that a...