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by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 49
Views: 2759

Re: Careers in legal aid

[bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep] When would be a good time to ask ASU to reconsider my scholarship? Should I wait to receive more offers to maximize leverage, or should I get the ball rolling now? I’ve already inquired about the negotiation procedure - they provided a form for me to fill-...
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 49
Views: 2759

Re: Careers in legal aid

Isn't legal aid PSLF eligible? I'd be debt seeking if I was legal aid or bust. You consider a NON Lawyer position in the military? If you go E-4 for a few years, that debt is normally pretty much gone like magic. You young/healthy/crazy enough? There are lots of MOS other than JAG. DISCLAIMER: I am...
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 49
Views: 2759

Re: Careers in legal aid

Isn't legal aid PSLF eligible? I'd be debt seeking if I was legal aid or bust.
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Degrees/certifications to get after JD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Degrees/certifications to get after JD?

I'm currently a 3L and have been using the GI Bill for law school. I'll have three semesters of tuition coverage left when I graduate. Are there any degrees or certifications that would work particularly well with a JD? (Not necessarily as something to pursue right away, though that's not entirely ...
by BlendedUnicorn
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: ACCEPT V20 OFFER OR 3L HIRING??
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: ACCEPT V20 OFFER OR 3L HIRING??

is it an either or thing? if you've already missed 3L OCI, I would just accept the offer, but I have no idea what the schedule looks like with covid. would not voluntarily enter the veil of tears, should be easy enough to jump ships once you start if things stay good.
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Madden 22: Franchise Mode Are a Good Start
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: Madden 22: Franchise Mode Are a Good Start

Good post and somewhat surprisingly for this forum it covers something students should actually be focusing on pre law.
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS
Replies: 32
Views: 11888

Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Yeah you can scale in law somewhat. But equity biglaw partner takes 15 years which kind of defeats the point of scaling. It’s also not 10x scaling but more like 1.4x scaling. Pyramid scheme vs true scaing. Shitlaw equity partner or Personal injury is def scalable, but the risk there is insane. tech...
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS
Replies: 32
Views: 11888

Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Also true ^^ Getting rich stacking hourly labor dollars is such a suckers game. You have to scale somehow, be that in equity or impact decision making beyond law. In house gives you opps at those. Billable hour never will. ehh, if you work at a firm you can scale by stacking associates. It just doe...
by BlendedUnicorn
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Which job should I take?
Replies: 27
Views: 2830

Re: Which job should I take?

Good luck, and for what it’s worth I think following your gut here is the right call. Better to be doing something that energizes you.
by BlendedUnicorn
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Just lateraled into Biglaw and making twice my salary - what should I expect
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: Just lateraled into Biglaw and making twice my salary - what should I expect

I can't speak to L&E, but as a general rule you'll be working on bigger matters with bigger teams, so you should expect that a higher percentage of your work will be intra firm stuff. More drafts, more meetings, more memos to file, more voluminous records, etc... Otherwise it's more or less the same...
by BlendedUnicorn
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS
Replies: 32
Views: 11888

Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Johannes wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:50 pm
Like anyone that loaded up on Netflix options in their pay comp is making over $1M
Yeah I would take .04% equity in FAAMG over biglaw pathern salaries.
by BlendedUnicorn
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do a large amount of plaintiff’s lawyers tend to be conservative?
Replies: 19
Views: 3178

Re: Do a large amount of plaintiff’s lawyers tend to be conservative?

P. Lawyers and private crim defense lawyers are also much closer to small business owners than big law patherns so it wouldn’t be super surprising if they’re more aligned with the chamber of commerce worldview than big law patherns, who are technically owners but not really.
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Take A lower T14 (ex. Northwestern) NOW or Reapply?
Replies: 16
Views: 1842

Re: Take A lower T14 (ex. Northwestern) NOW or Reapply?

Fedsoc judges will love your token military experience, none of this matters just go to Cornell.
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Which job should I take?
Replies: 27
Views: 2830

Re: Which job should I take?

North wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:06 pm
also want to echo that working with/for europe-based anything SUCKS the moment the novelty wears off, which happens pretty quickly ime.
this really cannot be stressed enough
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Which job should I take?
Replies: 27
Views: 2830

Re: Which job should I take?

the more I think about this the more it feels like there's a little bit of this going on.
by BlendedUnicorn
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Which job should I take?
Replies: 27
Views: 2830

Re: Which job should I take?

Everything about WE sounds better to me. It can be a real pain in the ass reporting back to Europe. You get equity in WE and the potential to hit the jackpot. You’d be a VP which is fucking cool. E. I agree with Ez. Just based on what you listed, it seems like WE is a no-brainer. That it isn’t for y...
by BlendedUnicorn
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 261
Views: 66661

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Second biggest 1A case of the year IMO.
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 261
Views: 66661

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

(unlike things like growing wheat in your yard for your own consumption). My apologies that you're the one I'm unloading this pet peeve on, but: Why in the heck does everyone want to read that case as "for his own consumption"? The dude was growing wheat to feed to cows to produce milk that he sold...
by BlendedUnicorn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 35
Views: 3745

Re: Big Law to Government Procurement

idk procurement sounds like a sweet gig to me. back when i was in the army all the infantry officers who didn't want to stick around and try for a battalion command job would angle to rebranch procurement after their company command time was up bc it was widely seen as a path to easy and lucrative g...
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Non-Honors BigFed Hiring
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Re: Non-Honors BigFed Hiring

do agencies typically contact your current employer? I am looking to make the switch from Big Law and have applied to some intelligence agencies which require secret clearance. I am guessing they will eventually contact someone at my firm but wasn't sure. p. sure they'll make a conditional offer be...
by BlendedUnicorn
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Non-Honors BigFed Hiring
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Re: Non-Honors BigFed Hiring

most fed jobs outside of dc are either largely evil (AUSA/DHS) or v. specialized (IRS). Obviously "most" is doing a lot of work there, but I never had much luck with USAJobs. e. also the feds give a pretty hefty COL adjustment for DC, and it's not such an expensive city that you wouldn't be complete...
by BlendedUnicorn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Is it really the normal and not the rule to be eventually asked to leave at BigLaw?
Replies: 11
Views: 2359

Re: Is it really the normal and not the rule to be eventually asked to leave at BigLaw?

I mean being counsel is kind of like being an O-6 for 20 years. Lol, isn’t it the O-5 who doesn’t make O-6 and then retires to become a DOD GS civilian employee? Do you all or OP think that an up-or-out system motivates lawyers to keep working hard? Is there a more effective system to achieve that ...
by BlendedUnicorn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Milbank Does it Again: NY to $200k
Replies: 17
Views: 2155

Re: Milbank Does it Again: NY to $200k

obviously it's all theoretical right now because the work is available and partners aren't about to start turning down work to get their associate hours down to 1600 or whatever.
by BlendedUnicorn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Milbank Does it Again: NY to $200k
Replies: 17
Views: 2155

Re: Milbank Does it Again: NY to $200k

Maybe my firm was weird in that it was not uncommon for people to be staffed on one all-consuming matter for months, a year, or even years at a time. My firm is the same. Maybe it’s a difference between lit and Corp. Like I might be on 5 different cases, but one will take up 80-90% of my time for m...