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Stories of attorneys who still succeed against all odds. Lengthy unemployment, low ranking, big debt, delayed bar, etc!
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Has anyone used AmeriBar prep course for bar exam? Is it worth it? Or should I go with Themis?

Didn't have top grades, wasn't on law review. Worked at a midsize firm and was laid off in march-- have about 3 years experience in a hot practice area. Have been applying and had some intervi… more

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Any minority lawyers in here that were blacklisted from big firms for a time gap or after layoff? How did you move forward?

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Hey Underdogs, Just out of a state clerkship, unemployed, barred in NJ eligible to transfer score to NY. OCS unhelpful where should I be looking for job postings.

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Anyone severely underperform getting their JD and wind up pursuing an LLM to become more competitive in the job market? Tell us your story.

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For those that struggle with “imposter syndrome” that don’t have a lot of successes to self-assure with, what strategies do you employ to help rebuild your confidence in a pinch? (Continued)

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What have been your most challenging “underdog” interview questions to have to answer? You know, the ones that make you explanation yourself you worry about being received poorly. We’re you able to su… more

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Does anyone have a poor relationship with their alma mater? This can be in general or department specific. For example, I have always felt disappointed with career services from my law school. I feel … more

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I would like to first commend the attorney for starting this bowl. I attended a T4 school and was stuck in doc review for years. However through networking, I made connections which gave me a chance t… more

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My fiancée almost lost her life to a medical emergency. The doctor needed me to stay home 2 weeks to supervise her post-operative care once the hospital discharged her. We had nobody near that could h… more

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We’d love to hear success stories of the extreme. Has anyone gone from low ranking bottom class struggling for work to a rewarding career, both fiscally and mentally? The more contemporary the better,… more

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Show of hands, who was outcast from their 1L social circle once everyone found out they were low income? 🙌

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Welcome, underdogs. Let’s get down to brass tacks — what’s your underdog story, or maybe you’re still at the bottom of an uphill struggle?

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