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by lolwat
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Show not tell Question
Replies: 16
Views: 4395

Re: Show not tell Question

Not an adverbissue but I think certain adjectives are worth a mention. For example, say you worked on "high-stakes disputes" or a "cutting-edge dispute" and the firm's website uses that language you should say I worked "high-stakes disputes that developed my legal research skills" as oppose to "I w...
by lolwat
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?
Replies: 15
Views: 3944

Re: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?

Some things are more well-known by the acronym than by the words these days. LIBOR is one of them.
by lolwat
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: How long to wait before reaching out again/moving on?
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

Re: How long to wait before reaching out again/moving on?

Once it was 3.5 days for me right before I was going to move on I got a reply. That said, from my experience lawyers either ussally respond to you right away or never do but my sample size is not that big Most people in OP's situation can expect a response in some form or another since they have a ...
by lolwat
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Show not tell Question
Replies: 16
Views: 4395

Re: Show not tell Question

I would not include a concluding sentence. You don't need it to get your point across. If the previous description doesn't already scream "HEY I HAVE ATTENTION TO DETAIL" then you should rewrite that portion rather than adding the concluding sentence. As far as adding words like "carefully," those t...
by lolwat
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?
Replies: 10
Views: 3069

Re: Should you always send a cover letter even if it is not asked for?

Basically 100% agree with Slytherpuff. There's practically never anything wrong with sending a cover letter if you are given the option to do so, as long as you are not expressly told not to send one. It can help you if your cover letter is good and shows some thought. It can hurt you if your cover ...
by lolwat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Views on Reapplying?
Replies: 29
Views: 7158

Re: Views on Reapplying?

Thank you all for all the response. I have decided to reapply! Just to be clear since there was some disagreement in between, it is best when reapplying to not mention the circumstances (e.g., you rejected me in OCI for 2L summer, I previously applied as a 1L etc) ? Correct. You can mention circums...
by lolwat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Views on Reapplying?
Replies: 29
Views: 7158

Re: Views on Reapplying?

FYI I've been a practicing attorney for four years now and served on the recruiting committee at a midsize law firm so I know a little about this stuff. Everyone that said "reapply without hesitation" is giving you the right answer. I mean, I basically got to my current firm by reapplying... albeit...
by lolwat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Views on Reapplying?
Replies: 29
Views: 7158

Re: Views on Reapplying?

I don't know who all said it at this point, but jeff chiles is definitely right about reapplying and not worrying about it, and not mentioning your previous application ever. I reapplied so many times to so many firms back when I was looking. Sometimes the same year (i.e., rejected at 2L OCI but app...
by lolwat
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: clerkship hiring plan problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1819

Re: clerkship hiring plan problems

Is it that the spots were taken before the hiring plan dates? I imagine that, as before, many judges are off-plan, so those judges probably filled up quite some time ago. Or is it that the hiring plan worked as intended but that people from your T13 didn't get those clerkships because they went to s...
by lolwat
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Lateral Moves
Topic: Clerkship to Firm Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 2114

Re: Clerkship to Firm Questions

I wouldn't be too worried, but I'd keep looking. My impression is that firms tend to take a lot longer when it comes to lateral hires because it's more based on immediate needs rather than based on future projections. As far as interviews go, I would expect a usual screening interview with one perso...
by lolwat
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Second Year Associate, let go from first big law gig and probably about to be let go again
Replies: 2
Views: 2314

Re: Second Year Associate, let go from first big law gig and probably about to be let go again

Law school career services will probably have the most ideas about your options. Other than that, any mentors you have, or even anyone that you had a decent connection with at either of your firms, even if you don't work with them anymore. It's not always the case, but it's always been somewhat surp...
by lolwat
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Desmarais the Unicorn
Replies: 6
Views: 2688

Re: Desmarais the Unicorn

There are a few patent litigation firms like that. There are also other non-patent litigation boutiques like that. I don't know what their actual hours are, but I think what you probably need to understand is that some firms have no billable hour "requirement" because the reality is you'll be billi...
by lolwat
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Clerkship to Firm - Process Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1637

Re: Clerkship to Firm - Process Questions

I only really interviewed with boutique firms, so biglaw may be different, but IME firms hire on a much slower timeline for laterals based on their needs. So if they're super busy right now they'll act faster, if they have associates experiencing a slow month they probably aren't about to hire yet a...
by lolwat
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Desmarais the Unicorn
Replies: 6
Views: 2688

Re: Desmarais the Unicorn

There are a few patent litigation firms like that. There are also other non-patent litigation boutiques like that. I don't know what their actual hours are, but I think what you probably need to understand is that some firms have no billable hour "requirement" because the reality is you'll be billin...
by lolwat
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help
Replies: 15
Views: 9553

Re: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help

Also don't beat yourself up. You're struggling with a very challenging condition that, as you note, leaves a lot folks unable to maintain normal lives. I actually think it's impressive you've been able to do everything you've done. And, the law student is right. Biglaw is fucking terrible in terms ...
by lolwat
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help
Replies: 15
Views: 9553

Re: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help

I don't know if legal advice about disability issues is necessarily going to help, but I suppose it can't hurt. To me, it's more about finding an environment and a job where this disability won't affect performance so much that it becomes a real issue. I also think disclosing the disability at some ...
by lolwat
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 51189

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Oh, good luck on the interview! +1! Bullet points are a particularly good choice for a "getting to know you" interview, as slotting your points into the conversation naturally tends to be especially important and there are often fewer opportunities to speak at length. Thanks guys! Interview lasted ...
by lolwat
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 51189

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Oh, good luck on the interview!
by lolwat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 51189

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

I make talking points for almost anything I need to prepare for--interviews, oral arguments, sometimes even just for a phone call or a meeting if I'm trying to gather and organize thoughts. It helps a ton. For an interview, I would suggest writing out some talking points to prepare , but not as some...
by lolwat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Affinity Groups on Resumes
Replies: 7
Views: 2769

Re: Affinity Groups on Resumes

My gut feeling is that LGBT stuff will be a huge net positive for you, and there is absolutely no reason not to include it. There are a few things that have practically no downside in an era where employers actively seek diverse candidates, and I think this is one of them. Plus, the few places that ...
by lolwat
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 51189

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

My experience has been quite the opposite, both in clerkship and in firm interviews. My transcripts including specific classes, and even specific grades have come up... honestly maybe more often than not? Never in a negative way. Frequently this will happen with alums discussing a professor we had ...
by lolwat
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 51189

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

I'm a rising 2L somewhere in the top 10% at HLS (most likely closer to 10% cutoff than 5%) and interested in clerking in a major city. How much thought should I be giving to course selection? I'm currently slated for Corps and Tax (with 2 serious seminars and one kind of BS one) in the fall but may...
by lolwat
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 51189

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

I wouldn't bracket if I didn't have to. Also, you're going to have a cover note for your writing sample, right? I don't know if everybody does it, but I had a cover page that gave some basic information, such as what the writing sample is about, that I had permission to use it (if work product), and...
by lolwat
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 51189

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

I agree with using like "Officer 1" rather than "P1" as it reads better to me but everything else seems fine