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Law school exams for yeshiva guys 101, by henche
1. Read the story. 
2. Write down all the taynas that anyone might have, and what taynas the other guy might have back, and what the halacha probably is. 
3. Hit "submit"
4. Get a job.
5. Never see your family again!!!!!!!

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2040 on: August 23, 2018, 05:00:42 PM »
Coming from a yeshiva degree- do law schools care about where or how many places you went to?
I was in a bunch of different yeshivos at a bunch of different times without having received my Talmudic degree(getting it now). Anyone looking at my resumet would think itís ridiculous that I switched so many times(including in and out of one plac twice as well as being in one place for one semester etc.).

Is that something I should worry about when trying for the top tier law schools?

Will I be able to make up for that with a good gpa and lsat score?

TIA

I hardly expect it to matter. I'd probably include only the ones that gave college credits. If it looks really weird, you can include a short explanation

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2041 on: August 23, 2018, 10:30:59 PM »
I hardly expect it to matter. I'd probably include only the ones that gave college credits. If it looks really weird, you can include a short explanation
thanks.
In my case all gave college credits.

I was thinking of that. Adding a oage with an explanation as to  why I switched so many times.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2042 on: August 23, 2018, 10:59:13 PM »
thanks.
In my case all gave college credits.

I was thinking of that. Adding a oage with an explanation as to  why I switched so many times.

Sounds good.  If you pm to me,  maybe I'll take a look

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2043 on: August 24, 2018, 03:35:40 AM »
Sounds odd to me, I'd just put the one that gave you the degree. And a page explaining it sounds weird too.

Unless you play it to your advantage somehow.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #2044 on: August 24, 2018, 01:45:16 PM »
Sounds odd to me, I'd just put the one that gave you the degree. And a page explaining it sounds weird too.

Unless you play it to your advantage somehow.
They see where all your credits have come from anyway, through the lsac report they receive along with your app.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2045 on: August 24, 2018, 02:41:43 PM »
Sounds odd to me, I'd just put the one that gave you the degree. And a page explaining it sounds weird too.

Unless you play it to your advantage somehow.

Agreed to only l8st the degree granting institution on resume.  But the application itself i think often asks for all of them.

Btw, you need to save copies of your applications, because you need to make sure it matches what you put in your bar applications (and then save those for other bar applications, or govt job applications)

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2046 on: September 04, 2018, 09:59:57 AM »
What henche said. Keep your final  application ready for bar admission for consistency. If all those schools gave you credits reflected in the degree granting institution transcript, you will likely have to produce corresponding transcripts for the individual schools. You should have a positive narrative ready to explain the moves.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2047 on: September 20, 2018, 08:33:40 AM »
Hi - I am lobbying to change the rule at my firm re vacation days for the holidays. Currently we need to use some of our limited vacation days for Yom tovim, but Iíve been told that we try and match what other firms are doing.

Can the oilem tell me what their firmís policy is? I need the firm name too so please DM if donít want it public.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2048 on: September 20, 2018, 09:51:38 AM »
Hi - I am lobbying to change the rule at my firm re vacation days for the holidays. Currently we need to use some of our limited vacation days for Yom tovim, but Iíve been told that we try and match what other firms are doing.

Can the oilem tell me what their firmís policy is? I need the firm name too so please DM if donít want it public.

Thanks

I don't have to burn vaca days for YT at my firm but from my understanding, we're in the minority.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2049 on: September 20, 2018, 10:24:50 AM »
Hi - I am lobbying to change the rule at my firm re vacation days for the holidays. Currently we need to use some of our limited vacation days for Yom tovim, but Iíve been told that we try and match what other firms are doing.

Can the oilem tell me what their firmís policy is? I need the firm name too so please DM if donít want it public.

Thanks

Yontiff does not count as vacation by us.  Pm me for deets. Also pm me to send resume

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2050 on: September 20, 2018, 11:06:26 AM »
Biglaw care about vacation days when youíre rated on billables?

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2051 on: September 20, 2018, 11:58:07 AM »
My firm counts Yom Tov as vacation days.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2052 on: September 20, 2018, 02:16:15 PM »
my firm counts yom tov as vacation days, but its run like a yeshiva so noone is really looking and i've billed 30 plus vacation days in a year without anyone noticing. they only notice when u leave and need to figure out pay for unused days...

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2053 on: September 20, 2018, 04:25:06 PM »
We don't have a vacation policy.

Rule is (1) take when you need, for as long as you need* and (2) meet your billables.

Some years, I've taken more than 2 months combined vacation.

*Perhaps the exception to swallow the rule, but you have to make sure cases and clients are handled while gone, or remain in touch.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #2054 on: September 20, 2018, 05:38:31 PM »

*Perhaps the exception to swallow the rule, but you have to make sure cases and clients are handled while gone, or remain in touch.

What that means in practice varies widely.

In my dept, we have an excellent culture that when you're on vacation, to hand off your projects and your friends do your work for you, and the partners are OK with that (and actually do it also).


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Re: Law School
« Reply #2055 on: September 20, 2018, 06:12:44 PM »
What that means in practice varies widely.

In my dept, we have an excellent culture that when you're on vacation, to hand off your projects and your friends do your work for you, and the partners are OK with that (and actually do it also).
Of course. For the most part, however, your vacation is yours. I've been contacted in emergencies, though.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #2056 on: September 20, 2018, 07:36:44 PM »
I know someone at Crovath and Yom tov is considered personal days and don't count as vacation days.
Hi - I am lobbying to change the rule at my firm re vacation days for the holidays. Currently we need to use some of our limited vacation days for Yom tovim, but Iíve been told that we try and match what other firms are doing.

Can the oilem tell me what their firmís policy is? I need the firm name too so please DM if donít want it public.

Thanks

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2057 on: September 20, 2018, 07:53:08 PM »
Of course. For the most part, however, your vacation is yours. I've been contacted in emergencies, though.

Is this the case for partners as well, or are they always on call and involved?

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2058 on: September 20, 2018, 08:19:18 PM »
I know someone at Crovath and Yom tov is considered personal days and don't count as vacation days.

Cravath doesn't have unlimited vacation?

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Re: Law School
« Reply #2059 on: September 20, 2018, 08:23:13 PM »
I don't know
Cravath doesn't have unlimited vacation?