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Today 02:16 AM
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I haven't seen anyone moving to NYC from here. Is that common?
Take any top 20 US uni llm and you can generally move over. You may not get a white shoe unless you take a top 6 uni though lol.
Today 01:04 AM
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Just work in any transactional team and apply lol. They are desperate for associates right now.
I haven't seen anyone moving to NYC from here. Is that common?
Yesterday 11:22 PM
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When the bar exams become more difficult, X% of people would fail anyway.
Rather than make it difficult which really increases the stress level for everyone, marking it on a bell curve to allow (100-X)% of people to pass makes the most sense
Honestly, how is your suggestion any different from the soon-to-be implemented scheme?

A Rose by any other name is still a Rose. Sh*t by any other name is still Sh*t.

It's like how the Part A bar exam consistently fails the bottom 30-40% each year. If the bar examiners think too many people failed, they can just adjust the pass mark (which they have done).

You can call it a bell curve or making the bar "stricter", the end result is that the predetermined % of people will pass anyway.

Ipso Facto, they aren't going to keep to a 50/100 pass mark if 90% of the people fail.

Your suggestion will make no practical difference. In fact, making the exam harder, while not officially limiting the number of passes, makes people more inclined to band together and help each other pass. On the other hand, your suggestion makes it "harder" for everyone, who will perceive their classmates as enemies they must kick down to maintain the bell curve. Knowing that they need to "beat" 50% of the students will likely make everyone even more stressed, and push the passing mark higher than it currently is.

And a particular gifted year will find itself having a particularly high passing mark. Imagine passing on 30/100 because you had stupid year-mates, only to find that the next batch had to attain 80/100.
Yesterday 11:15 PM
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Ooof. Someone hasn't actually worked in an international firm before I see and likes to talk purely based on his own prejudices
Well it's very different in an international firm in UK/US versus an international firm in Singapore...you should be clear.
Yesterday 07:11 PM
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So you're saying they should fail people who would otherwise be qualified just to keep numbers low? U okay?
When the bar exams become more difficult, X% of people would fail anyway.
Rather than make it difficult which really increases the stress level for everyone, marking it on a bell curve to allow (100-X)% of people to pass makes the most sense
Yesterday 06:31 PM
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It wouldn’t hurt to let people who fail a bar exam subject take it again in another year. Rather than making bar exams more difficult, a better option would be to mark on a bell curve and only allow 50% to pass each year. The remainder will just have to retake it in another year. In the interim, they should be made a legal exec in firms rather than an associate
So you're saying they should fail people who would otherwise be qualified just to keep numbers low? U okay?
Yesterday 06:31 PM
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Number 1 - Canadian lawyers have JDs, like US lawyers. It is the general perception that a JD lawyer is better than an LLB lawyer, since JD is regarded as a post-grad professional degree in the Anglo American world.

Number 2 - the global economy of high finance and transaction is still very much a white man's world. It is just the reality that someone from the OECD economies of Canada or Australia, will be preferred over someone from Singapore, even if they're theoretically equally qualified and/or experienced.

This is the harsh reality of life. and no I'm not a racial equality SJW.
Ooof. Someone hasn't actually worked in an international firm before I see and likes to talk purely based on his own prejudices
Yesterday 05:23 PM
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They take Canadians and Australians - why would they treat Singaporeans differently?

You take the bar after you’ve started working
Number 1 - Canadian lawyers have JDs, like US lawyers. It is the general perception that a JD lawyer is better than an LLB lawyer, since JD is regarded as a post-grad professional degree in the Anglo American world.

Number 2 - the global economy of high finance and transaction is still very much a white man's world. It is just the reality that someone from the OECD economies of Canada or Australia, will be preferred over someone from Singapore, even if they're theoretically equally qualified and/or experienced.

This is the harsh reality of life. and no I'm not a racial equality SJW.
Yesterday 05:11 PM
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Really?? Do they usually not require a JD? And called to NY bar??
They take Canadians and Australians - why would they treat Singaporeans differently?

You take the bar after you’ve started working
Yesterday 04:09 PM
Unregistered It wouldn’t hurt to let people who fail a bar exam subject take it again in another year. Rather than making bar exams more difficult, a better option would be to mark on a bell curve and only allow 50% to pass each year. The remainder will just have to retake it in another year. In the interim, they should be made a legal exec in firms rather than an associate
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