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by 64Fl
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Writing Sample Help
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Writing Sample Help

I did some writing during my 1L summer, but I can't use those samples (employer policy). I worked full-time for the gov't for a semester too, but I was writing draft decisions for the presidential-appointed board members (think NLRB decisions), so all of those bear the names of the board members. I ...
by 64Fl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Writing Sample Help
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Writing Sample Help

pancakes3 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:47 pm
i used a brief that i wrote at my job 1L summer. if it's for clerkships, your instincts are right - you need briefs. are you a 2L?
I'm a junior associate doing transactional law
by 64Fl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Writing Sample Help
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Writing Sample Help

What the hell do you use for a writing sample (especially when I need two for some clerkships)? I could dig up my 1L brief and spruce it up. Otherwise, I haven't really written anything, unless you count a seminar paper and student note, both of which I would be deeply embarrassed to submit because ...
by 64Fl
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: WFH in biglaw post COVID?
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: WFH in biglaw post COVID?

The Chair of my firm said that we will not be doing away with office space totally or allowing anyone to exclusively WFH, which I found a bit of a surprise given our culture. That being said, the equity partners in my group have made it very clear that if you want to be in the office 2-3 days of the...
by 64Fl
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?

I don't like the hours and the stress. I'm expected to bill between 175-200 hours per month. I'd ideally like a job where I can bill around 1800 and make like 75% of my current salary (I have 200k in law school loans - i'd still like to be able to service the loan and save comfortably if possible)....
by 64Fl
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?

What is it exactly that you don’t like about your job? If you can clarify that, you will avoid going to a second job that has the same bad characteristics. Yeah, I think this would be helpful. Lifestyle is a bit broad, although you did mention a firm with chiller hours in your post. Is it specifica...
by 64Fl
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Non-Honors BigFed Hiring
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Non-Honors BigFed Hiring

Story wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:25 am
you can lateral to other agencies in different cities much more easily once you are in the fed system.
Is this due to an official preference (like the ones veterans get for some jobs) or an unofficial one?
by 64Fl
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Non-Honors BigFed Hiring
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Non-Honors BigFed Hiring

I'm trying to do this biglaw schtick for as short of a time as possible. I've always had the itch to do PI/Gov't work but was (and still am) spooked by PSLF/IBR. I'll pay off my debt in about 1.5yrs, and I'm curious what moving on looks like. My T14's clerkship advisor has said that I'd be competiti...
by 64Fl
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: biglaw job security: better to dig in with 1 rainmaker or diversify work?
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

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

Personally, I think diversifying your work with a few (not many) partners is the best approach to long-term survival (if equity is a dream in your mind). If you can do significant work for 2-4 different partners, I think you're in a way better position than both someone who has worked with 15 partne...
by 64Fl
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Laid off from Big Law, Considering Going into Teaching
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

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

notachicken wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:42 pm
why don't you just do tutoring. pays pretty well and you can make sure you like teaching.
I think this is a great idea. If you're willing to dust off your LSAT prep books, there is a lot of money to be made too. I went to school with folks who charged $50/hr.+ for LSAT tutoring.
by 64Fl
Thu May 07, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 159869

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Northwestern gets such a raw deal in these statistics. This year is -4.7%, but the great outcomes are actually probably UP. That 10% JD/MBA class really skews things, because the Kellogg MBA leads to some very nice gigs. Last year only 8 students went into JD advantage roles. This year it was 21. If...
by 64Fl
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: LLM in tax first, JD second
Replies: 7
Views: 1459

Re: LLM in tax first, JD second

If the foreign-trained lawyer took the LLM in tax first and had great grades, do you think her chances of getting to a T13 JD school will go up or not? As chicken has said, your LSAT+GPA Rating is 95% of the game. Maybe your good grades help if you're right on the border, but they will not overcome...
by 64Fl
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up
Replies: 69
Views: 25371

Re: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up

UVA2B wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:13 pm
18,000+ words later, that year long independent research project is/was shit. Thank god for P/F.
I've never read "good" legal research, so don't be too tough on yourself. It's all made up and the points don't matter, or so I've heard it said.
by 64Fl
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: LLM in tax first, JD second
Replies: 7
Views: 1459

Re: LLM in tax first, JD second

i thought int'l atty's don't need a JD to practice, just a "law degree" = LLM. LLM>JD bc of grading/shorter. They don't. An LLM is sufficient, but the job prospects are significantly worse. OP, if you're going to do a JD anyway, I'd just do a JD first. If you go to a T13, there's a very good chance...
by 64Fl
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Dropping a class hurting chances?
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: Dropping a class hurting chances?

I applied to law school with a W on my transcript. LSAC did not count it as an F. As pneumonia said, they only count punitive withdrawals as an F, which it doesn't like you have here. In other words, 7sage is incorrect, and your GPA will probably be ~3.71.
by 64Fl
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Graduating college early using lots of AP/IB credit
Replies: 7
Views: 3465

Re: Graduating college early using lots of AP/IB credit

I graduated in 3yrs. Went K-JD. Landed at a top firm. I don't really regret K-JD. I don't really regret becoming a lawyer, though I did not enjoy law school. I do regret, however, graduating a year early. There really is nothing like college. If it's not too financially burdensome, I'd consider stic...
by 64Fl
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 159869

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Damn, that's an impressive bump for IL. Just did a deeper dive, though. Graduating class of 122, so it's very easy to have large swings in BL+FC placement. I also noticed that IL was the top employer with 90 (go figure), and second place when to California/NY with a legendary tie of... 3 graduates a...
by 64Fl
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: Applying to UVA & Penn Law
Replies: 8
Views: 4612

Re: Applying to UVA & Penn Law

Super late to the part, but if you don't get in/matriculate after this cycle I'd look at Northwestern too. There is a 4 year JD-LLM in International Human Rights program, and there is also a program where you can get a JD+French law degree in three years.
by 64Fl
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biking to Work
Replies: 7
Views: 3784

Re: Biking to Work

Awesome, thanks everyone! Shoes are going under the desk. My firm last summer was an older and more formal establishment, so I didn't get much exposure to seeing people come in/out with athletic shoes. I've switched to a more relaxed market and to a much more "just get the work done" firm, so it's g...
by 64Fl
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biking to Work
Replies: 7
Views: 3784

Biking to Work

This may be a dumb question, but here is goes. Do most people wear their dress shoes when biking to work or keep them at their desk? I'm worried about the wear and tear on my dress shoes, but I also don't want to roll into work looking unprofessional.
by 64Fl
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: V5 v V10 v V40-60 (3L)
Replies: 4
Views: 3122

Re: V5 v V10 v V40-60 (3L)

i'd vote for home market, but also curious how you have offers while you're doing your 2L summer Firms started posting on my school's job board at about week 4 for 2020 associate positions. I then used a professor contact to land the V10 job posting interviews + offer (adjunct professor that works ...
by 64Fl
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: V5 v V10 v V40-60 (3L)
Replies: 4
Views: 3122

V5 v V10 v V40-60 (3L)

I'm in the fortunate but tough position of having a few options as a 3L, and I was hoping some of you could weigh in. I'm not super comfortable disclosing firms publicly, but I'm more than happy to PM the names to some of the long-time posters here that I trust. With that said, to protect my anonymi...