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Application Completion/Long Delay  
  by: zhyunjc   on: November 22, at 4:04:21 am   in: Law School FAQ
Hi all, I had what is hopefully a quick question about application statuses, etc. When an application is 'complete,' does that mean that all components have been received, and that the application is ready for review/under review? Moreover, is it a bad sign if one's application is taking a long time to go 'complete?' For example, some of my applications have recently gone complete (generally 4-6 d...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=283660

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:00:29 am   in: Legal Employment
If anyone wants to ask me questions about OCIJ, I am a previous HP participant. Otherwise, keep up hope! It takes weeks to extend offers for OCIJ. I got my offer in November, but I know of people who received offers in February. Do you have any knowledge of the hiring practice of the non OCIJ EOIR components such as OGC, BIA etc. when offers are typically issued after finalist designations or how...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Doobydoobydoo   on: November 22, at 2:37:20 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
1382 essay score, 1387 mbe score... I thought I killed the essays but evidently not, but what really surprised me is the range of successes/failures in my results, 68th percentile for contracts mbe questions, 9th percentile for torts...and I got an A in torts, I thought I knew torts... I need to figure out this test is really about, Just thinking out loud, trying to crack this thing because I don’...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283574

Re: Virginia February 2018  
  by: hanner22   on: November 22, at 2:23:09 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Didn't see one so I thought I would start one for everybody taking it the first time or again. It's a little early, but better sooner rather than later! thanks for starting one. i dont know if i should re-take virginia or try for DC. IMHO VA has gotten unpredictable. Same boat as you. My MBE is high enough to waive into DC so I would only have to take the essay portion so it seems like the best o...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283305

Re: Switch from Medicine to Law  
  by: krads153   on: November 22, at 2:17:16 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Geez. Isn't med school supposed to be the fun and easy part of the process? Most residents I know hate actually working as a physician but liked school.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=210768

Re: Georgetown University Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/2018)  
  by: PostNihilist   on: November 22, at 1:48:05 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Closing in on three weeks after being complete/ having interviewed... losing hope that I will get accepted, which is a huge bummer considering how much I like Gtown. +1. Down to the dates I'm pretty sure. FWIW, one (or at least one) of my recommenders got an email from Dean Cornblatt at the beginning of the month thanking him for the recommendation and saying he was mailing my acceptance letter t...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279653

Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group  
  by: paperworkjim   on: November 22, at 1:41:34 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
PT 79 173 -0 RC -2 LR1 -2 LR2 -4 LG What the fuck was viruses honestly. I figured out that a circle would be best and still had absolutely no clue what to do. I'm obviously pleased with RC, but how could you even prepare for something like viruses. Ugh. Also missed some dumb questions on both LRs. Gotta love those non-common games... The 7 sage setup made it so easy. How have all of ya'll been pr...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=279362

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread  
  by: para219   on: November 22, at 1:30:11 am   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
I think we should also cater to URMs (MAs, PRs) with average numbers that may not be auto-admits. ESPECIALLY since a bunch of yall were crying about folks critiquing that LSN profile that chose to go to Illinois. You can defend the Illinois profile. Can you defend all of us? Honestly, and no disrespect, I think it's time to separate MA/PR and AA/NA cycles. I support yall but we simply do not have...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=279456

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread  
  by: para219   on: November 22, at 1:28:05 am   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
I think we should also cater to URMs (MAs, PRs) with average numbers that may not be auto-admits. ESPECIALLY since a bunch of yall were crying about folks critiquing that LSN profile that chose to go to Illinois. You can defend the Illinois profile. Can you defend all of us? Honestly, and no disrespect, I think it's time to separate MA/PR and AA/NA cycles. I support yall but we simply do not have...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=279456

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: PostNihilist   on: November 22, at 1:26:39 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Platopus wrote:Congrats to everyone who has been accepted!!! Any speculation on when RD decisions will go out? Any hope for December?
My guess is mid January

http://mylsn.info/d/columbia/1617-NoED/
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: do you ever just look at the stuff the senior associates have to do and think  
  by: sublime   on: November 22, at 1:20:53 am   in: Legal Employment
Tbh I have loved every senior I have worked with and usually am thinking "how the fuck did they manage to do that." Probably been lucky though.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283657

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread  
  by: anacabana   on: November 22, at 1:18:02 am   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
I think we should also cater to URMs (MAs, PRs) with average numbers that may not be auto-admits. ESPECIALLY since a bunch of yall were crying about folks critiquing that LSN profile that chose to go to Illinois. You can defend the Illinois profile. Can you defend all of us? Honestly, and no disrespect, I think it's time to separate MA/PR and AA/NA cycles. I support yall but we simply do not have...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=279456

Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: GotLost   on: November 22, at 1:07:23 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Congrats everybody! Im still waiting, submitted 10/19...the notion that there's something terribly wrong with my application is starting to creep up on me... Platopus and I both submitted the first ten days apps were open, went complete at a normal time, are from the Midwest, and still missed the first FOUR waves. Please don't panic! (Though as someone who spent the last two weeks panicking, I kn...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281854

Re: do you ever just look at the stuff the senior associates have to do and think  
  by: umichman   on: November 22, at 1:05:42 am   in: Legal Employment
To be fair, it seems like senior associates have materially better exit opps as in they enter in house higher
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283657

Re: do you ever just look at the stuff the senior associates have to do and think  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 1:03:43 am   in: Legal Employment
Being a senior associate is the worst. Next worst are junior partner and midlevel associate. There are two types of people who stay long enough in biglaw to become senior associates: - Crazy strivers - Those bogged down by financial obligations, such as a big mortgage and kids, etc. These are not mutually exclusive. Don't let yourself become either and you can get out of there before then, as mos...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283657

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: Platopus   on: November 22, at 1:01:43 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Congrats to everyone who has been accepted!!! Any speculation on when RD decisions will go out? Any hope for December?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: principalagent   on: November 22, at 12:59:47 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

latinxlawschool2020 wrote:
principalagent wrote:Interview Request!!


congrats ! when did you apply, my app went under review Nov 6th or thats what the status checker says.. I am a bit worried >.<

I applied in September and first went under review in October. They've only done one wave, so hang in there!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279645

Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: latinxlawschool2020   on: November 22, at 12:50:55 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

emx0824 wrote:RD

Complete Nov 3
UR1 Nov 17

Looking forward to receiving some news before Christmas!


same,

complete Nov 1
UR1 Nov 17
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=282521

Re: LES MISERA3LES: ONE YEAR MORE  
  by: RCSOB657   on: November 22, at 12:50:52 am   in: TLS Class of 2018 Forum
My class schedule next semester.


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=248175

Re: Best Resources for VA Bar Exam  
  by: $$$$$$   on: November 22, at 12:50:21 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
bumppppp
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=283027

Re: Biglaw: How often do you work from home?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 12:50:06 am   in: Legal Employment
My firm is very very big on facetime. I only work from home after 6, Christian and Jewish holidays, the day before/after major holidays (e.g., tomorrow), and when I'm sick or really just can't bring myself to go in. That ends up being around 20 days a year, and almost every evening. That is totally fine. If I worked from home once a week, there would be problems. Same. Fairly sure we are at the s...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283656

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread  
  by: para219   on: November 22, at 12:43:11 am   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
I think we should also cater to URMs (MAs, PRs) with average numbers that may not be auto-admits. ESPECIALLY since a bunch of yall were crying about folks critiquing that LSN profile that chose to go to Illinois. You can defend the Illinois profile. Can you defend all of us? Honestly, and no disrespect, I think it's time to separate MA/PR and AA/NA cycles. I support yall but we simply do not have ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=279456

Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: latinxlawschool2020   on: November 22, at 12:39:56 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

principalagent wrote:Interview Request!!


congrats ! when did you apply, my app went under review Nov 6th or thats what the status checker says.. I am a bit worried >.<
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279645

Re: Biglaw: How often do you work from home?  
  by: oblig.lawl.ref   on: November 22, at 12:39:51 am   in: Legal Employment
I work from home most nights after 7, the day before major holidays and the occasional slow Friday or even weekday. Slow weekdays are rare though, especially these days. I would say I probably end up working from home about 15 days a year. I'm in a bay area corporate heavy firm. I will say I think the firm has been getting more lax about face time since I've been here. Morale is low and hours are ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283656

Re: University of Colorado Boulder c/o 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: Catzzzzz14   on: November 22, at 12:17:01 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
In via email as of 11/20 went into review 10/13. Recieved a scholarship as well.
Good luck to everyone!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283259

Re: My Failing Out Of Law School Experience  
  by: PeanutsNJam   on: November 22, at 12:13:43 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
Wtf is going on in this thread. OP gave some pretty innocuous and reasonable advice. He basically just said you should really engage with the material when doing the usual shit you're supposed to do rather than thoughtlessly plugging away. Get your heads out of your asses people. People are railing at OP here because his post is causing some serious anxiety for 1Ls. For any 1Ls still reading: don...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=283516

Re: Biglaw: How often do you work from home?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 12:06:32 am   in: Legal Employment
only a stub but facetime is basically zero so long as you have steady work at my west coast office. So many offices empty. People largely come in because it’s simply more productive than being at home or they have meetings occasionally
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283656

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: mcmand   on: November 22, at 12:00:27 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Received mine yesterday in San Mateo.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: My Failing Out Of Law School Experience  
  by: Aergia   on: November 21, at 11:49:57 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I love the people rushing to the OP's defense like it's incomprehensible how anyone could have thought maybe it was a bad idea for someone who failed out of law school to give tips on how to succeed in law school. No one is negating the value of the OP's story as a cautionary tale. The issue is that it went beyond that when the OP decided to start telling people what makes for a successful studen...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=283516

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: goldenflash19   on: November 21, at 11:40:19 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Haven’t received in SF
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: Supplemental MBE Prep  
  by: ProspectiveStudent69   on: November 21, at 11:39:40 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
The book you get for the Essay Advantage course makes it all worth it. It goes over the most tested subjects in detail. It is a perfect review the week before taking the exam. MBE course is also worth it for the condensed review.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277375

Re: TTTT Chances  
  by: ProspectiveStudent69   on: November 21, at 11:37:42 pm   in: Transfers
Went from Valparaiso to Wash U.. It's possible.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=280545

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread  
  by: para219   on: November 21, at 11:28:16 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Happy for yall but can't relate. Looking for my first acceptance period. Would deposit at a T14 with scholarship immediately.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=279456

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 11:23:06 pm   in: Legal Employment
I also got the continued interest letter from DOL, and they also asked me to identify and rank the offices I am interested in. The strange thing is they also asked me this question during the interview, so I'm pretty sure they didn't now send it out to only those people they failed to ask during the interview. They basically ask me to let them know if I would still be interested in a position wit...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278704

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 11:13:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
FWIW my interviewer for OCIJ told me first-choice round offers typically go through mid. dec., and alternates can go through feb.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: 6TimeFailure   on: November 21, at 11:13:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I haven't received mine yet. But my mail is being forwarded to my PO Box. I hope to get it tomorrow or Friday. If I don't get it by Monday I am calling the bar.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: NYC2012   on: November 21, at 11:11:20 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Nvm
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: NYC Law Department  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 10:59:51 pm   in: Legal Employment
when you say movement, are you referring to candidates getting third round interviews, dings after second round, and getting into the honors program?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=192957

Re: 3L without any offers and new here  
  by: pancakes3   on: November 21, at 10:56:59 pm   in: Legal Employment
grades, market and school tier?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283659

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 10:46:48 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:If anyone wants to ask me questions about OCIJ, I am a previous HP participant. Otherwise, keep up hope! It takes weeks to extend offers for OCIJ. I got my offer in November, but I know of people who received offers in February.

Thank you for this!!! This is the first piece of hope I've received lol I was starting to freak out that my references hadn't been contacted. Fingers are still crossed.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: urmlaw17   on: November 21, at 10:36:55 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
If Vanderbilt's community is anything like my interviewer, I would definitely go to Vanderbilt.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281751

Re: Old Fart Support Group please  
  by: Bush v. Gorgeous   on: November 21, at 10:34:07 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum

Piggy11 wrote:
coskigirl wrote:In at my #1 school with a full scholarship.
That's awesome! Congratulations!

Well done!!!!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=283535

Re: Lateral Application Materials  
  by: jkpolk   on: November 21, at 10:33:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
I don't think there's one way to skin this horse but here's what I did (lateraled as a junior). I'm looking to lateral after my first year at the firm. I'm not looking to debate that timing: circumstances at the firm are such that I at least want to explore my options. I've been in M&A, in NY, and plan to submit my application materials to friends at other firms in the first instance. What app...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283586

Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group  
  by: Experiment626   on: November 21, at 10:32:05 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

paperworkjim wrote:PT 79
173
-0 RC
-2 LR1
-2 LR2
-4 LG

What the fuck was viruses honestly. I figured out that a circle would be best and still had absolutely no clue what to do. I'm obviously pleased with RC, but how could you even prepare for something like viruses. Ugh. Also missed some dumb questions on both LRs.


Gotta love those non-common games... The 7 sage setup made it so easy.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=279362

Re: GWU class of 2021 Waitlist  
  by: FN-2187   on: November 21, at 10:28:36 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Last year this thread wasn't created until April. Does GW take people off the waitlist before then or has the long ride begun?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283641

Re: 3L without any offers and new here  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 10:27:28 pm   in: Legal Employment
First of all, you're definitely not a loser! A lot of people graduate without jobs and that is totally a normal position to be in. While it is definitely not the ideal scenario, it is far from hopeless at this point. I would go talk to your school's career services center about best places to start. It's a little late for mass mailing, but targeted emails to your school's alumni at specific firms ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283659

Re: W&M C/o 2021  
  by: FN-2187   on: November 21, at 10:27:25 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Accepted 11/13, but no letter has arrived. Is this just snail-mail problems or does that mean I wasn't awarded money?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283013

Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: texasreznikoff   on: November 21, at 10:25:57 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
interview request today! not ideal timing because i'm going home for thanksgiving this week but i'll definitely get it done before 10 days are up. before today i had been ready for review without a peep since 10/10.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281668

Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: andysimbi   on: November 21, at 10:21:33 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Just finished mine! I found it to be a lot tougher than I'd imagined...definitely tougher than Northwestern's (which I did right beforehand).

Hopefully I did okay. I didn't feel especially confident in a lot of my answers--or, more specifically, in the way I presented my answers.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281668

Re: Biglaw: How often do you work from home?  
  by: jkpolk   on: November 21, at 10:21:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
i dont go in if i have nothing to do. that's reasonably rare but it happens. no one gives a shit.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283656

Re: Biglaw: How often do you work from home?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 10:19:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
My firm is big on ft too, but how can people even tell if you're working from home. I keep my door closed and have a work phone at home. I barely ever see anyone.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283656

Re: American University c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: andysimbi   on: November 21, at 10:18:13 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Thank you!!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283501

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 10:17:23 pm   in: Legal Employment
Has anyone heard from IRS headquarters? Curious if anything was going on there.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278704

Re: Washington and Lee c/o 2021  
  by: tominusprime   on: November 21, at 10:10:36 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Submitted on the 19th and got a completed notification on the 20th. Now I'm just sitting here waiting for it to go under review, but I do hope I get in with a decent scholarship. W&L seems like an amazing place to go to school, though my perspective might be a bit skewed because they've been bombarding me with reasons to apply...lol...Congrats to everyone who already got their offers!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283118

Re: Biglaw: How often do you work from home?  
  by: smokeylarue   on: November 21, at 10:09:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
Same, my office is all about facetime, people don't work from home unless they're really ill. Office is pretty empty by like 7 pm though (west coast)
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283656

Re: American University c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: MonicaYoung_LOL   on: November 21, at 10:06:39 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

andysimbi wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
andysimbi wrote:I forgot to post, but I was accepted 10/20. I applied 9/10, but don't remember when I went complete.

ED? Or RD?

RD

Congrats!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283501

Re: MBE - what study tools raised your score?  
  by: 6TimeFailure   on: November 21, at 10:03:49 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I was unsuccessful on the bar, due to the MBE. It is very frustrating. I used critical pass flashcards and adaptibar. While this raised my score it was not enough to push my score. My question is do you recommend a tutor for the MBE? For those who did use adaptibar, how did you use it? What study materials/tools do you recommend to raise my MBE score? How did you study for the MBE? Any advice wou...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277562

Re: BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank Password  
  by: sparty99   on: November 21, at 10:02:59 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:bump

What's the new user name and password?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=276649

Re: My Failing Out Of Law School Experience  
  by: pancakes3   on: November 21, at 10:02:43 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Its not elitist to look at the employment data from a school and objectively say that its not very good. My response was to the people saying the thread contains useless information. Having tutored the LSAT for 7 years, I have had students who have matriculated to schools like Harvard and like Drexel. The latter group frequently has the ability to get a much better LSAT score, but is unable/unwil...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=283516

Re: Biglaw: How often do you work from home?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 10:01:50 pm   in: Legal Employment
My firm is very very big on facetime. I only work from home after 6, Christian and Jewish holidays, the day before/after major holidays (e.g., tomorrow), and when I'm sick or really just can't bring myself to go in. That ends up being around 20 days a year, and almost every evening. That is totally fine. If I worked from home once a week, there would be problems.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283656

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 9:59:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
I also got the continued interest letter from DOL, and they also asked me to identify and rank the offices I am interested in. The strange thing is they also asked me this question during the interview, so I'm pretty sure they didn't now send it out to only those people they failed to ask during the interview. They basically ask me to let them know if I would still be interested in a position with...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278704

Re: MBE - what study tools raised your score?  
  by: PorscheFanatic   on: November 21, at 9:55:59 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I was unsuccessful on the bar, due to the MBE. It is very frustrating. I used critical pass flashcards and adaptibar. While this raised my score it was not enough to push my score. My question is do you recommend a tutor for the MBE? For those who did use adaptibar, how did you use it? What study materials/tools do you recommend to raise my MBE score? How did you study for the MBE? Any advice wou...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277562

Re: 3.71 164 MA URM  
  by: TripleM   on: November 21, at 9:33:46 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
You're in a great position. If your essays are on point I'd bet you get multiple offers from T14 with money. I'm not in the prediction business but I'll tell you that I got into UCLA with the same LSAT and a far worse GPA (3.3). As a side note, the UCLA admissions team was exceptional. They were responsive, personable and generous.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=282485

Re: MBE - what study tools raised your score?  
  by: 6TimeFailure   on: November 21, at 9:33:10 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I was unsuccessful on the bar, due to the MBE. It is very frustrating. I used critical pass flashcards and adaptibar. While this raised my score it was not enough to push my score. My question is do you recommend a tutor for the MBE? For those who did use adaptibar, how did you use it? What study materials/tools do you recommend to raise my MBE score? How did you study for the MBE? Any advice wou...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277562

Re: AA Female T14 Chances (3.5/167)  
  by: TripleM   on: November 21, at 9:30:04 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Your chances are excellent, assuming you put the same thought and effort into producing clean, crisp essays as you did into studying for the LSAT. For perspective, last cycle I was a 3.3 164 and applied late in the cycle and I got into several T14 with 45k offers. You should apply to all T14. If they're not already waiving fees solicit fee waivers.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=283271

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 9:29:43 pm   in: Legal Employment
If anyone wants to ask me questions about OCIJ, I am a previous HP participant. Otherwise, keep up hope! It takes weeks to extend offers for OCIJ. I got my offer in November, but I know of people who received offers in February.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: MBE - what study tools raised your score?  
  by: Law&coffee   on: November 21, at 9:26:34 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I was unsuccessful on the bar, due to the MBE. It is very frustrating. I used critical pass flashcards and adaptibar. While this raised my score it was not enough to push my score. My question is do you recommend a tutor for the MBE? For those who did use adaptibar, how did you use it? What study materials/tools do you recommend to raise my MBE score? How did you study for the MBE? Any advice wou...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277562

Re: American University c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: andysimbi   on: November 21, at 9:24:18 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
andysimbi wrote:I forgot to post, but I was accepted 10/20. I applied 9/10, but don't remember when I went complete.

ED? Or RD?

RD
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283501

3L without any offers and new here  
  by: tb12345   on: November 21, at 9:23:17 pm   in: Legal Employment
I have no idea what to do as I am about to go home for the holiday and tell my parents im a loser.

What the hell should I do? Mass mail? How do I even get a list of all the firms in my area? Literally if anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283659

Re: American University c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: MonicaYoung_LOL   on: November 21, at 9:19:27 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

andysimbi wrote:I forgot to post, but I was accepted 10/20. I applied 9/10, but don't remember when I went complete.

ED? Or RD?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283501

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 9:17:03 pm   in: Legal Employment
Has anyone heard from DOT, yet?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278704

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 9:15:58 pm   in: Legal Employment
I have heard DOL is super slow compared to everyone else. (Like offers well after Christmas break slow)
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278704

Re: American University c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: andysimbi   on: November 21, at 9:15:39 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I forgot to post, but I was accepted 10/20. I applied 9/10, but don't remember when I went complete.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283501

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 9:05:41 pm   in: Legal Employment
Continued interest email from DOL Please elaborate on this email: Did you send a letter of continued interest, did they inquire, did they ask for additional information, did the email relate to a particular office or was it from the interviewer. etc.? I did not send anything since my interview. The email said I was under active consideration and asked to me identify which offices I wish to be con...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278704

Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: xinaialice   on: November 21, at 9:02:53 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
congrats to y'all who got in today!!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281854

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 9:01:32 pm   in: Legal Employment
Continued interest email from DOL Please elaborate on this email: Did you send a letter of continued interest, did they inquire, did they ask for additional information, did the email relate to a particular office or was it from the interviewer. etc.? I did not send anything since my interview. The email said I was under active consideration and asked to me identify which offices I wish to be con...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278704

Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: MonicaYoung_LOL   on: November 21, at 9:00:57 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

andysimbi wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
etramak wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:Received the interview request today!
Just saw this - Congrats!

Thanks, friends! I just completed it at 5:30 pm

How was it??

It was interesting! Fast-paced, since you have to respond to the questions quickly, but good overall
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281668

Re: American University c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: MonicaYoung_LOL   on: November 21, at 9:00:07 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

kingslr wrote:Submitted 10/16
Complete: 11/03

Not sure if it changes after that but hopefully decisions come out soon.

Don't mean to burst your bubble, but I've been complete since 10/20, submitted 10/16. Don't think it means much.
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Re: CLASS OF 2020 MEDIANS (LSAT/GPA/CLASS SIZE)  
  by: thereelfeels   on: November 21, at 8:57:22 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Penn State Law

154 (-2) / 158 (0) / 159 (0)
3.20 (+.05) / 3.54 (+.07) / 3.71 (+.02)
119 (-34)

https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/admissions ... ss-profile
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=280617

Re: American University c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: kingslr   on: November 21, at 8:57:15 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
bump.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283501

Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: kingslr   on: November 21, at 8:56:09 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Any idea when the next wave will be? Next week... I hope.

UR since 10/19
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=282807

Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 8:51:03 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any 3Ls out there just reading the comments in here feeling like shit after OCIs fell through?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=192753

Re: Y250 Total Crap?  
  by: invisibleone   on: November 21, at 8:50:56 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the feedback. I'll definitely attempt to incorporate all the constructive criticism. Picking a topic for this essay has been much harder than I originally anticipated, so I'm glad to hear the general consensus is that it is probably a viable approach (to the extent anyone actually knows what Yale looks for in these essays).

Thanks again!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=283632

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread  
  by: andysimbi   on: November 21, at 8:39:34 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Even hitting the T6 doesn't help anything, since there's still that elusive YSH level and scholarships to think about.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=279456

Re: do you ever just look at the stuff the senior associates have to do and think  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 8:38:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
Being a senior associate is the worst. Next worst are junior partner and midlevel associate. There are two types of people who stay long enough in biglaw to become senior associates: - Crazy strivers - Those bogged down by financial obligations, such as a big mortgage and kids, etc. These are not mutually exclusive. Don't let yourself become either and you can get out of there before then, as mos...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283657

Re: My Failing Out Of Law School Experience  
  by: cavalier1138   on: November 21, at 8:37:48 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I love the people rushing to the OP's defense like it's incomprehensible how anyone could have thought maybe it was a bad idea for someone who failed out of law school to give tips on how to succeed in law school. No one is negating the value of the OP's story as a cautionary tale. The issue is that it went beyond that when the OP decided to start telling people what makes for a successful student...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=283516

Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: andysimbi   on: November 21, at 8:34:30 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
etramak wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:Received the interview request today!
Just saw this - Congrats!

Thanks, friends! I just completed it at 5:30 pm

How was it??
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281668

Re: My Failing Out Of Law School Experience  
  by: Aergia   on: November 21, at 8:31:59 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I must’ve hit a nerve, or several. I give my $.02 because...that’s what you’re trained to do...as a counselor at law (You know, the purpose of this entire forum?). Whatever you find “condescending,” in my posts is particular to an inferiority complex which you’ll have to address. Whatever your intent was is sorta irrelevant now. This thread has helped no one and at best serves as a warning to 0L'...
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Re: My Failing Out Of Law School Experience  
  by: Aergia   on: November 21, at 8:29:25 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Wtf is going on in this thread. OP gave some pretty innocuous and reasonable advice. He basically just said you should really engage with the material when doing the usual shit you're supposed to do rather than thoughtlessly plugging away. Get your heads out of your asses people.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=283516

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: maybeman   on: November 21, at 8:27:01 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Platopus wrote:
tmcauliffe96 wrote:173/3.99, no JS1 yet *nervous sweating*

+1
+2
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Re: do you ever just look at the stuff the senior associates have to do and think  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 8:26:31 pm   in: Legal Employment

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:I don't understand the seniors who are independently wealthy. Like....why.

I don't think I knew any independently wealthy senior associates. I knew some independently wealthy partners though, who get business because of their connections.
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Re: do you ever just look at the stuff the senior associates have to do and think  
  by: LaLiLuLeLo   on: November 21, at 8:25:46 pm   in: Legal Employment
I don't understand the seniors who are independently wealthy. Like....why.
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Re: do you ever just look at the stuff the senior associates have to do and think  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 8:24:56 pm   in: Legal Employment
Being a senior associate is the worst. Next worst are junior partner and midlevel associate. There are two types of people who stay long enough in biglaw to become senior associates: - Crazy strivers - Those bogged down by financial obligations, such as a big mortgage and kids, etc. These are not mutually exclusive. Don't let yourself become either and you can get out of there before then, as most...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283657

do you ever just look at the stuff the senior associates have to do and think  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 21, at 8:21:43 pm   in: Legal Employment
how did you let yourself get sucked into this craziness
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283657

Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: MonicaYoung_LOL   on: November 21, at 8:21:37 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I haven't really been following this thread....I've been complete since 11/9. Should I be UR by now or do people go from complete right to interview request? I wouldn't worry too much. I went complete pretty quickly, but then didn't go under review for like 2 weeks. It sounds like you went complete right around the time a huge wave of interview requests went out, so I figure it might take a bit o...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279645

Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: MonicaYoung_LOL   on: November 21, at 8:19:37 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

wannabegenius wrote:To those of you receiving interview requests, congrats! When did you get ready for review? (Please say before 10/25, please please please)

Yeah, I was 10/16 or so, if I remember correctly.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281668

Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021  
  by: JoeyBG37   on: November 21, at 8:12:12 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

kmac1243 wrote:Accepted last month! Good luck to all. Anyone visited yet?

I'm going to check this one out again soon. I stopped by for a short one a while ago. I enjoyed this more than Happy Valley (UP)
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283496

Re: Georgetown University Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/2018)  
  by: wannabegenius   on: November 21, at 8:07:39 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

usaorbust wrote:Closing in on three weeks after being complete/ having interviewed... losing hope that I will get accepted, which is a huge bummer considering how much I like Gtown.

+1. Down to the dates I'm pretty sure.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279653

Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: 57keh   on: November 21, at 8:04:18 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I was ready for review 10/11 and didn't get an interview request until today and I'm above both 75ths. Did the interview a couple of hours ago and wow it was terrible, but I guess I'm glad it's over.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281668

Re: Reasons to Articulate Why you Lateraling to a New Firm  
  by: Yugihoe   on: November 21, at 8:02:35 pm   in: Legal Employment
Easy if it's a different market. If it's the same market, can say that you're interested in expanding your deal experience/practice if you're pretty junior.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283655