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Re: Retake LSAT After Accepted ED for Scholarship or is it Over?  
  by: armc808   on: March 26, at 3:42:06 pm   in: Financial Aid
I don't really think it's worth the time and money to take the LSAT again given that you're already ED. If they sent out the scholarship feeler email on Friday and you responded to it, you should give it a few weeks and see what they come back with. When I responded to the first round of scholarship feeler emails back in January, it took roughly 4 weeks before I received my scholarship award.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=275774

Re: Michigan Class of 2020  
  by: Chipotle85   on: March 26, at 3:41:46 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
very surprised how nice this weekend was. Definitely can see myself here. If anyone is on the fence or hesitant about the Midwest (this was my first time), It's definitely way better than I expected. I agree. I'm not sure I think the experience here is necessarily representative of the midwest generally speaking, but I had a really great time all weekend with both current and prospective students...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273760

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 26, at 3:39:07 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Happy Sunday, everyone. My cycle's going to go to complete hell because my softs are fucking terrible, my WE is shit, and my UG is not Harvard. Oh noez. I don't even know what good softs are. Oh noez x2. - Rhodes Scholarship - Olympic Gold Medalist - Tiffany Trump - Win Nobel Prize "Average" softs: - President of at least 4 different student groups - Founder of at least 3 - at least 4 d...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Federal government employment in CA  
  by: bruinfan10   on: March 26, at 3:37:38 pm   in: Legal Employment
i find these comments about hobo pee amusing given that the alternative is san freaking francisco. there's an app for SF that maps homeless poo for you in every neighborhood. jfc. like I said OP, visit DTLA first. it's not for everyone. but it's changed by lightyears since I originally was an undergrad at UCLA (we'd never go downtown), it changed again between the time I worked a summer here in la...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275714

Lack of Work Experience Going to Sink Me at OCI's?  
  by: BurnerAcct   on: March 26, at 3:37:35 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I will be a 1L at a T14 this fall, but I'm already concerned about OCI's and whether my lack of work experience is going to hurt me there. I graduated May of 2016 and studied for the LSAT full time from then until the December exam (no job during this, just full time studying). After that, I traveled for a while and I've been job hunting ever since. So, It's been close to a year since I've graduat...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=275781

Re: Cardozo ($$$$) vs Fordham ($$)  
  by: JohannDeMann   on: March 26, at 3:37:07 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
fair enough.

people i know are capped because of their office hours/policies. the city court house is open less than 40 hours a week, which obviously clerks work out of but also PDs and the like. the states attorneys office is open 40 hours a week. the bigfed people i know cant travel on weekends/outside of working hours.

i dont know any ADAs, but the PD i know works 730/8-3:30 M-F.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275619

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: dj9i27   on: March 26, at 3:34:21 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Do y'all keep, like, student org involvement, volunteer stuff, and WE separate on your resume? Also, if you did something for only like a few months, should you leave it off? And did y'all personalize your PS for various schools? You need to stop worrying so much, your numbers are killer compared to mine and I'm going to make it out alive. My softs were garbage. But on the real, I had so few thin...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: jstans   on: March 26, at 3:34:08 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Legallylawyer2020 wrote:When is BC's deposit deadline?

April 15
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=270557

Re: NYU Class of 2020  
  by: Nickel94   on: March 26, at 3:33:26 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Has anyone, who RSVP'd for this week's ASDs, received anything about it? I thought it said we would get more information as the date approached.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274201

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 26, at 3:31:14 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Do y'all keep, like, student org involvement, volunteer stuff, and WE separate on your resume? Also, if you did something for only like a few months, should you leave it off? And did y'all personalize your PS for various schools? You need to stop worrying so much, your numbers are killer compared to mine and I'm going to make it out alive. My softs were garbage. But on the real, I had so few thin...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Full-time worker bar review support group - July 2017  
  by: linkx13   on: March 26, at 3:30:50 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi all, checking in!

Already certain I'll be working full time. Taking NY with Barbri. Starting to do some minor prep now.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275780

Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: socalpal   on: March 26, at 3:29:59 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
So anyone hear regarding merit or need based grants? the wait is murder..... looking at outside $$ but not sure how wide to cast my net. first world problems
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=268193

Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions  
  by: call-me-bubbles   on: March 26, at 3:28:44 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Hey guys, it's me again. For anyone who is doing the JD/LLM in International & Comparative Law or who is familiar with it, a simple question: Why did you (or why do students) choose to take part in this program, and what are your (or participating students') goals? Is the LLM a credential that is really that beneficial/necessary to have when trying to work internationally? Is it that big of a ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=185002

USC v. UT v. Retake  
  by: durango   on: March 26, at 3:27:51 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Please don't quote. Sorry it's long and rambling. I've narrowed it down to: University of Southern California COA $90k University or Texas at Austin COA $90k T13 & UCLA are too expensive (or will be too expensive if I snag them) so crossing them off. These COA's are not counting either summer expenses or summer employment. My parents are open to helping me out but I don't want to rely on that ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275779

Re: NY GOES TO 180k! IT HAPPENED!!!! (CovingTTTon does a 180! Holder wept.)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 26, at 3:27:16 pm   in: Legal Employment
Still looking for any info about Nixon Peabody major markets
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=251323

Re: Buying v. Renting (Part Deux)  
  by: Hutz_and_Goodman   on: March 26, at 3:25:39 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm buying in NYC (just signed contract). We're buying a place that we could afford based on my 1st year big law salary (2nd year now) with the idea that I will save money the next couple years, and if I'm shown the door as a 4th-6th year I will have savings to rely on because my next job will likely be lower salary than big law first year. It's inherently a gamble to buy on a big law salary but b...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275769

Re: Federal government employment in CA  
  by: rcharter1978   on: March 26, at 3:25:21 pm   in: Legal Employment
I lived in DTLA for a few years and that was plenty. It's quickly changing, but the smell of piss, aggressive hobos, and noise are all still present. If I were you, OP, I'd live close by one of the Metro lines so I could avoid living in DTLA. Or consider living in South Pasadena or something and driving in. The commute wouldn't be bad. Oh, and DTLA is quite expensive for what you get. Demand is h...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275714

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: oopsu812   on: March 26, at 3:25:06 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Happy Sunday, everyone. My cycle's going to go to complete hell because my softs are fucking terrible, my WE is shit, and my UG is not Harvard. Oh noez. I don't even know what good softs are. Oh noez x2. - Rhodes Scholarship - Olympic Gold Medalist - Tiffany Trump - Win Nobel Prize "Average" softs: - President of at least 4 different student groups - Founder of at least 3 - at least 4 d...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: NY GOES TO 180k! IT HAPPENED!!!! (CovingTTTon does a 180! Holder wept.)  
  by: PeanutsNJam   on: March 26, at 3:24:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
Stupid ATL article, but:

http://abovethelaw.com/2017/03/could-bi ... recession/

NYC TO 200
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=251323

Re: Retake LSAT After Accepted ED for Scholarship or is it Over?  
  by: Bunbury   on: March 26, at 3:24:15 pm   in: Financial Aid
Really unlikely they'd decide to give you an ED scholarship if they didn't initially. To them, you'll probably be like that good looking girl/guy you started dating in 9th grade who gets a lot hotter over the summer. They'll appreciate you getting hotter, but you're already committed to dating, so what's the incentive to springing for those big money gifts/dates when you get together again in the...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=275774

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: dj9i27   on: March 26, at 3:23:37 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Do y'all keep, like, student org involvement, volunteer stuff, and WE separate on your resume? Also, if you did something for only like a few months, should you leave it off? And did y'all personalize your PS for various schools? You need to stop worrying so much, your numbers are killer compared to mine and I'm going to make it out alive. My softs were garbage. But on the real, I had so few thin...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: bigyellowjoint   on: March 26, at 3:22:36 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Nacho_Verde wrote:
bigyellowjoint wrote:Just got an email saying I do not qualify for a need-based Berkeley Law Grant. I thought we would be hearing about merit-based aid? Should I take this as a 0 for merit aid?

For what it's worth, I got my merit and need yesterday.

The only mention of merit aid in my email was that every admitted student is considered and that it is awarded on a rolling basis...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=268193

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Pozzo   on: March 26, at 3:18:37 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

seeprybyrun wrote:
WordsworthIsBae wrote:
twochipmunks wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:What day of the week is smart money on for a JS2 wave?

I say Friday.

Perhaps Wednesday, since the last two JS2 waves were on Wednesdays.

Speaking of which, I think we have a topic for a new poll.
You rang...?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=268533

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 26, at 3:17:43 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Happy Sunday, everyone. My cycle's going to go to complete hell because my softs are fucking terrible, my WE is shit, and my UG is not Harvard. Oh noez. I don't even know what good softs are. Oh noez x2. - Rhodes Scholarship - Olympic Gold Medalist - Tiffany Trump - Win Nobel Prize "Average" softs: - President of at least 4 different student groups - Founder of at least 3 - at least 4 d...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Health Law St. Louis.  
  by: kellyfrost   on: March 26, at 3:12:17 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Health law? Can you be quite a bit more specific?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275751

Re: What's So Great About Biglaw?  
  by: TheSpanishMain   on: March 26, at 3:11:52 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Yeah, OP, if you're just looking for someone to tell you that it's okay to go to Notre Dame: it's okay to go to Notre Dame, provided you have a guaranteed LRAP eligible job and you're fine with the career trajectory associated with that job. If those apply to you, knock yourself out.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=275767

Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: alexxiao   on: March 26, at 3:11:48 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Any UR2 2/20 ppl here...? Is this Tuesday the last chance according to last year's record
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=266835

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 26, at 3:11:06 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Do y'all keep, like, student org involvement, volunteer stuff, and WE separate on your resume? Also, if you did something for only like a few months, should you leave it off? And did y'all personalize your PS for various schools? You need to stop worrying so much, your numbers are killer compared to mine and I'm going to make it out alive. My softs were garbage. But on the real, I had so few thin...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Studybuddy17   on: March 26, at 3:10:53 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

pretzeltime wrote:maybe it'll pop off next weekend.
Yale once accidentally sent out a small amount of admit notices to a number of rejects. That would make for an awful April fools prank
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=268289

Re: Which school?  
  by: guybourdin   on: March 26, at 3:10:41 pm   in: Choosing a Law School

Alexandros wrote:Yale.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275776

Re: Health Law St. Louis.  
  by: UVA2B   on: March 26, at 3:06:34 pm   in: Choosing a Law School

Rigo wrote:100% aim for WUSTL if you want St. Louis.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275751

Re: Retake LSAT After Accepted ED for Scholarship or is it Over?  
  by: UVA2B   on: March 26, at 3:05:12 pm   in: Financial Aid
Well, if they do give out money (and it's my impression that they don't), I don't see why they'd give you some based on a late LSAT score. You're already going to go there, so what's your negotiation stance? Yeah that's my head space exactly. I've got zero leverage as is. That said, since the $ is merit based, I wasn't sure if a higher score would do anything for me later on. I just didn't want t...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=275774

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: oopsu812   on: March 26, at 3:05:04 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Happy Sunday, everyone. My cycle's going to go to complete hell because my softs are fucking terrible, my WE is shit, and my UG is not Harvard. Oh noez. I don't even know what good softs are. Oh noez x2. - Rhodes Scholarship - Olympic Gold Medalist - Tiffany Trump - Win Nobel Prize "Average" softs: - President of at least 4 different student groups - Founder of at least 3 - at least 4 d...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions  
  by: PersistentAttorney   on: March 26, at 3:03:54 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi guys! I thought it was time to start this thread... Shoot! I say April 21st. Don't ask me why. One week after the MPRE results and more than a week prior to the application for the July exam just makes sense to me. Only thing I know for sure is that I am fixated on this... I agree. Regardless, week of April 17- 27 will be a nightmare for all. :twisted: :evil: :cry: :oops: I'm already so nervou...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275664

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 26, at 3:03:23 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Forgot to add that I did alter the final paragraph of my PS slightly for Northwestern, Chicago, and Cornell with obviously limited success when doing so Did you add a "Why X school" essay? I think you're close to KJD and NU only likes old people, I dunno whether I'll even apply, and I think you were on the fence numbers wise for Chi which explains the initial WL. And Cornell is loco thi...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Health Law St. Louis.  
  by: CalvinSays   on: March 26, at 3:03:01 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I am a couple years from applying but I want to get my goal figured out. I want to go into health law specifically but am not adverse to IP and RE. My question is, between WUSTL and SLU which should I pick if I want to do health law and stay in STL? I'm not from the area but like it and my girlfriend, who is a geologist, is planning a career there. I haven't taken the LSAT yet but I'll end with a...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275751

Re: No Work Experience Going Into Law School, Am I In Trouble?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 26, at 3:02:37 pm   in: Legal Employment
I don't think you necessarily have to delay going to school just to work if you've already gotten accepted. I graduated May of 2016 too and went straight through. I never had a "real job", everything I did was internships in college yet I still landed a summer associate position after my first semester. I didn't even work my last semester of college. You can do volunteer work or intern s...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275777

Re: Cardozo ($$$$) vs Fordham ($$)  
  by: Shakawkaw   on: March 26, at 3:02:21 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Johann, I get that you want to fight with cavalier and be the contrarian on this site, and sometimes that's actually helpful, but stop making dogmatic statements like "people in government can't work more than 40 hours/wk" when you're doing so. If nothing else, it undermines the effectiveness of your contrarianness. (Signed, a government lawyer.) well why dont you say what percent of yo...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275619

Re: No Work Experience Going Into Law School, Am I In Trouble?  
  by: lymenheimer   on: March 26, at 3:02:00 pm   in: Legal Employment
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=170603
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275777

UCLA area apartments and housing  
  by: Motionsinlemons   on: March 26, at 3:00:17 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I recently accepted my offer of admission to UCLA and am now in the process of trying to find housing within walking distance to the campus.
Any suggestions?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=275778

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 26, at 2:59:48 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Happy Sunday, everyone. My cycle's going to go to complete hell because my softs are fucking terrible, my WE is shit, and my UG is not Harvard. Oh noez. I don't even know what good softs are. Oh noez x2. - Rhodes Scholarship - Olympic Gold Medalist - Tiffany Trump - Win Nobel Prize "Average" softs: - President of at least 4 different student groups - Founder of at least 3 - at least 4 d...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: chargers21   on: March 26, at 2:59:18 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Forgot to add that I did alter the final paragraph of my PS slightly for Northwestern, Chicago, and Cornell with obviously limited success when doing so
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: 2017 Results Thread - February Exam  
  by: TeamPoppy   on: March 26, at 2:58:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Anyone else think this must be what AA is like? "Hi my name is Bryan, and I took the February Bar. It's been 5 hours since I last checked the NCBE website. Just trying to take it one step at a time." Waiting for results may actually be worse than the prep. I envy those of you who have jobs to focus on. I stopped applying for openings last week because I got a few emails saying I didn't m...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275342

Re: UCLA 1L Taking Questions  
  by: Motionsinlemons   on: March 26, at 2:58:20 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Hey! Recently accepted my offer of admission and I am looking for housing close to UCLA, any suggestions?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=261198

Re: Retake LSAT After Accepted ED for Scholarship or is it Over?  
  by: Bunbury   on: March 26, at 2:58:02 pm   in: Financial Aid
Well, if they do give out money (and it's my impression that they don't), I don't see why they'd give you some based on a late LSAT score. You're already going to go there, so what's your negotiation stance? Yeah that's my head space exactly. I've got zero leverage as is. That said, since the $ is merit based, I wasn't sure if a higher score would do anything for me later on. I just didn't want t...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=275774

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: chargers21   on: March 26, at 2:58:01 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Do y'all keep, like, student org involvement, volunteer stuff, and WE separate on your resume? Also, if you did something for only like a few months, should you leave it off? And did y'all personalize your PS for various schools? You need to stop worrying so much, your numbers are killer compared to mine and I'm going to make it out alive. My softs were garbage. But on the real, I had so few thin...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: No Work Experience Going Into Law School, Am I In Trouble?  
  by: 4LTsPointingNorth   on: March 26, at 2:56:40 pm   in: Legal Employment
You'll be fine--lots of people have similar stories. The only real concern is whether you can put a good spin on your gap year in a 20 second interview answer.

Come up with one or two productive things you've spent your time on aside from studying for the LSAT that you can discuss. Traveling/volunteering/etc. are all fine.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275777

Re: UVA Class of 2020  
  by: ReadyToStart   on: March 26, at 2:53:47 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
I didn't get the chance to head down during ASW, but I still would like to visit.

Does anybody know if they offer the same rravel subsidy for non-ASW visits?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273747

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: oopsu812   on: March 26, at 2:53:37 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Alexandros wrote:Happy Sunday, everyone. My cycle's going to go to complete hell because my softs are fucking terrible, my WE is shit, and my UG is not Harvard. Oh noez.

I don't even know what good softs are. Oh noez x2.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: What's So Great About Biglaw?  
  by: nick417   on: March 26, at 2:51:58 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I really don't understand where this thread is going? (1) more money, (2) exit options, (3) prestige, (4) working with big clients, (5) pro bono opportunities. These are all good reasons why people go into big law. Also, big law takes the best law students in the country so you tend to be working with good legal minds (if you believe law school success is correlated with real world lawyering succ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=275767

Re: Texas A&M Class of 2020  
  by: texaschic   on: March 26, at 2:50:45 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Checking in. excited to be an Aggie
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274411

Re: Which school?  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 26, at 2:47:41 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Yale.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275776

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 26, at 2:46:44 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Do y'all keep, like, student org involvement, volunteer stuff, and WE separate on your resume?
Also, if you did something for only like a few months, should you leave it off?
And did y'all personalize your PS for various schools?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: ashrice13   on: March 26, at 2:45:34 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I was put on the waitlist about two weeks ago. My LSAT is a 162. I was PTing in the high 160s and broke 170 a few times, and am sure that I'll raise my score in June. I'm writing a LoCI to BC. Should I mention that I plan to retake in June? Or would that cause them to put my app on hold until that score comes in no matter what? Also, I have a campus visit planned for this coming weekend - should ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=270557

No Work Experience Going Into Law School, Am I In Trouble?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 26, at 2:44:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
I will be a 1L at a T14 this fall, but I'm already concerned about OCI's and whether my lack of work experience is going to hurt me there. I graduated May of 2016 and studied for the LSAT full time from then until the December exam (no job during this, just full time studying). After that, I traveled for a while and I've been job hunting ever since. So, It's been close to a year since I've graduat...
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Which school?  
  by: TAD   on: March 26, at 2:42:59 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
At this point, I've pretty much narrowed down my choices to Yale, Harvard and Michigan. I'm predominantly leaning towards the former two, as the debt difference between Michigan and Y, H does not seem to be much, however I've heard mixed comments on whether to pick Y or H. Goals - Would love to end up as GC for a professional sports team (though I know there is no real likelihood of getting this, ...
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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Legallylawyer2020   on: March 26, at 2:42:12 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
When is BC's deposit deadline?
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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: EWofNell   on: March 26, at 2:42:06 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
how quickly would I hear about money if they're going to offer some? I would imagine chances are slim at this point but just wondering. would like to try to negotiate just a tiny bit with another T13 offer I have. Sticker might be hard to justify so even a little bit of money could help me decision greatly. Scholarship (if any) should be available to see on their SIS portal, and should come with ...
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Re: US News Law School Rankings -- 5 Failures  
  by: thelifeofapanca   on: March 26, at 2:39:15 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum

Goldchain wrote:I wonder why tls quit updating the rankings. Anyone know?


I wonder that as well!
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Re: Michigan Class of 2020  
  by: airwrecka   on: March 26, at 2:36:58 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
This is all making me so excited for Preview in a couple weeks (I'll be at the second one)!!

It will be the last school I visit in my upcoming marathon of schools, so I'll have lots of places fresh in my mind.
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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions  
  by: call-me-bubbles   on: March 26, at 2:36:31 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Can anyone speak to Penn's strength (or weakness) in any/all things "international law"-related? I'm leaving that intentionally vague, because I'm interested in international law in general, immigration law, children's rights, treaties, and sovereigns in particular. I know Penn has a reputation for being business- and Big Law-oriented, not so much PI, etc., but I don't really have a sen...
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Re: Federal government employment in CA  
  by: LaLiLuLeLo   on: March 26, at 2:33:45 pm   in: Legal Employment
I lived in DTLA for a few years and that was plenty. It's quickly changing, but the smell of piss, aggressive hobos, and noise are all still present. If I were you, OP, I'd live close by one of the Metro lines so I could avoid living in DTLA. Or consider living in South Pasadena or something and driving in. The commute wouldn't be bad. Oh, and DTLA is quite expensive for what you get. Demand is hi...
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Re: Advice on being a good summer associate?  
  by: nick417   on: March 26, at 2:33:39 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Thanks for all the advice! Regarding the first day, should I bother asking recruiting about dress code or just show up the first day in my suit/skirt and go from there based on what everyone else is wearing? Here is a good rule: for the most part, no one cares if you are overly dressed (i.e., formal). But people will notice if you are underly dressed. This goes with being able to handle ...
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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020  
  by: airwrecka   on: March 26, at 2:30:24 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Still nothing here
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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: dasq5511   on: March 26, at 2:27:56 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Just got back from ASD. I was impressed overall. Can't compare to other places though. +1 I thought it was awesome as well, but I've only visited the law school at my alma mater so not too much to go off of. The people seem great, whether they be the professors, administrators, current students, or other prospective students. Great environment and surrounding area +2 likely the only ASD I will at...
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: seeprybyrun   on: March 26, at 2:25:45 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

WordsworthIsBae wrote:
twochipmunks wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:What day of the week is smart money on for a JS2 wave?

I say Friday.

Perhaps Wednesday, since the last two JS2 waves were on Wednesdays.

Speaking of which, I think we have a topic for a new poll.
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Re: UCONN v Cardozo(Ferrisjso's decision)  
  by: T3TON   on: March 26, at 2:25:02 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
OP, not going or retaking >>> Cardoza >>> UConn >>> UConn and not being able to drive. I dont even know what to say about Widener and QU.

I hope you are not a troll. I hope you are keeping an open-mind. And I hope that if you do become a lawyer someday you exercise more judgment in the service of your clients than you have so far in this thread.
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Re: UCONN v Cardozo(Ferrisjso's decision)  
  by: Gitaroo_Dude   on: March 26, at 2:24:37 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Going to QU at this point would be the single worst decision any applicant has made this cycle.

You cannot do that, man.
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Re: Cardozo ($$$$) vs Fordham ($$)  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: March 26, at 2:24:18 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Johann, I get that you want to fight with cavalier and be the contrarian on this site, and sometimes that's actually helpful, but stop making dogmatic statements like "people in government can't work more than 40 hours/wk" when you're doing so. If nothing else, it undermines the effectiveness of your contrarianness. (Signed, a government lawyer.) well why dont you say what percent of yo...
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 26, at 2:22:10 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Happy Sunday, everyone. My cycle's going to go to complete hell because my softs are fucking terrible, my WE is shit, and my UG is not Harvard. Oh noez.
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Re: Emory Law c/o 2020 (2016-2017)  
  by: S.Picquery   on: March 26, at 2:19:32 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

StopLawying wrote:When is first deposit deadline?
It's the first link:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Emory+law+deposit+deadline
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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: pretzeltime   on: March 26, at 2:18:17 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
maybe it'll pop off next weekend.
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Re: Harvard or Duke ($$$)  
  by: ambrajdurbra131313   on: March 26, at 2:18:01 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Congrats on the great options. To me this comes down to how academia oriented you are. I might do Duke, but that may be because I'm more risk adverse than you and would think that if you killed it at Duke you'd have a fair shot at academia- but I can definitely see how Harvard would be the call as well
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Re: Federal government employment in CA  
  by: zot1   on: March 26, at 2:17:51 pm   in: Legal Employment
Culver City area isn't suburban. You can walk around. Just not to downtown. DTLA is super expensive and it sucks. But you're gonna walk on piss every day because of work, so why not.
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Re: Advice on being a good summer associate?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 26, at 2:17:32 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Thanks for all the advice! Regarding the first day, should I bother asking recruiting about dress code or just show up the first day in my suit/skirt and go from there based on what everyone else is wearing?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275758

Re: Loyola Law Los Angeles c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Ashleighjarm   on: March 26, at 2:16:37 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Just withdrew and released my seat. Good luck to you all!
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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: mrgstephe   on: March 26, at 2:15:59 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
how quickly would I hear about money if they're going to offer some? I would imagine chances are slim at this point but just wondering. would like to try to negotiate just a tiny bit with another T13 offer I have. Sticker might be hard to justify so even a little bit of money could help me decision greatly. Scholarship (if any) should be available to see on their SIS portal, and should come with ...
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Re: UCONN v Cardozo(Ferrisjso's decision)  
  by: uion1715   on: March 26, at 2:13:22 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
So you have gone from Cardozo/UConn -> UConn -> Widener -> UConn -> Quinnipiac. Holy moly.

EDIT: One more thing I am curious about since I'm not familiar with the area. Can you not drive in Quinnipiac and access internships/externships located in Hartford, etc.?
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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: EWofNell   on: March 26, at 2:08:54 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
how quickly would I hear about money if they're going to offer some? I would imagine chances are slim at this point but just wondering. would like to try to negotiate just a tiny bit with another T13 offer I have. Sticker might be hard to justify so even a little bit of money could help me decision greatly.
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Re: UCONN v Cardozo(Ferrisjso's decision)  
  by: lymenheimer   on: March 26, at 2:08:42 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I blunder all the time during cold calls at my T14. Still probably going to end up in my desired career path.
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Adaptibar Promo Code July 2017 ($30)  
  by: supa_mitsu   on: March 26, at 2:06:56 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
PM me with your email and I'll refer you with the $30 discount code!
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Re: Retake LSAT After Accepted ED for Scholarship or is it Over?  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 26, at 2:03:50 pm   in: Financial Aid
Well, if they do give out money (and it's my impression that they don't), I don't see why they'd give you some based on a late LSAT score. You're already going to go there, so what's your negotiation stance?
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Re: Retake LSAT After Accepted ED for Scholarship or is it Over?  
  by: Bunbury   on: March 26, at 2:02:27 pm   in: Financial Aid
Georgetown explicitly states that you won't receive any scholarships if you're accepted ED, which is one of the many reasons people don't advocate taking this route. If you can improve your LSAT, you should use that to wait a cycle and reapply for GULC (if you're dead-set on limiting your options) regular decision in order to get some money. Hey, thanks for the reply! I am indeed set on limiting ...
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Re: Academic Integrity Violation & Hiring  
  by: tyroneslothrop1   on: March 26, at 2:00:33 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'd say you will get dragged into this, and you will have to report this to C&F. It sounds like you knowingly assisted in cheating on an exam. I don't really judge you for helping a friend that but the bar will likely view this as "moral turpitude." I'm sorry to say but this is going to a big issue. I'd avoid lying. That can really come back to bite you and it will compound the "...
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Re: UCONN v Cardozo(Ferrisjso's decision)  
  by: dbalkaran   on: March 26, at 1:59:37 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Just came back from QU event. I was honestly super impressed. If it werent for the stips id be going and even with them i might! Did really well on the mock case and after my blunder at Cardozos mock class this really gave my confidence a boost! Update UCONN called and said they were raising my scholly but didnt specify how much and said id get it in an email which i havent gotten yet. Super nerv...
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Re: Harvard or Duke ($$$)  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 26, at 1:58:08 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I would at least try using the H offer to negotiate with Duke. And imo, wait until you hear about fin aid from H before making the call.

Agree that it doesn't look like you under-performed that drastically - Could be easily explained by weaker softs or not showing enough interest. Congrats on the H acceptance.
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Re: Cardozo ($$$$) vs Fordham ($$)  
  by: JohannDeMann   on: March 26, at 1:55:42 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Johann, I get that you want to fight with cavalier and be the contrarian on this site, and sometimes that's actually helpful, but stop making dogmatic statements like "people in government can't work more than 40 hours/wk" when you're doing so. If nothing else, it undermines the effectiveness of your contrarianness. (Signed, a government lawyer.) well why dont you say what percent of yo...
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Re: Federal government employment in CA  
  by: bruinfan10   on: March 26, at 1:54:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
Thanks all. I was am looking at at two locations primarily, Greater LA area and the SF Bay Area (we aren't a fan of suburban life). I'd be living with my partner, who doesn't have a job in CA yet, but would obviously look for one once we moved. He's got no loans and I've got enough to put me on PSLF permanently. We don't mind a smaller place, but hate communiting. We're city people who love to ju...
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020  
  by: carasrook   on: March 26, at 1:54:00 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Where's everyone looking for housing? I found a really nice building in Urbana that is letting me have both of my cats in the apartment. :) If you're driving: what's the parking and traffic situation supposed to be like? i'm looking in downtown champaign or downtown urbana! although i haven't found a decent place yet - but i'm picky :) pinkpanda - mind PMing me what you found? as for the driving ...
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Re: Buying v. Renting (Part Deux)  
  by: bruinfan10   on: March 26, at 1:51:39 pm   in: Legal Employment
accidental anon, that was me ^^^
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Re: Buying v. Renting (Part Deux)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 26, at 1:51:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
so, i'm thinking about this issue too---rental prices in CA are absolutely drowning me---and I have an affluent extended family member who would be willing to put up a downpayment for that percentage ownership of a condo, partially as an investment but more to help me out. assuming the downpayment isn't an issue, i can get a great mortgage rate through my firm's partner bank, and i think the main ...
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Re: Retake LSAT After Accepted ED for Scholarship or is it Over?  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 26, at 1:51:05 pm   in: Financial Aid
Georgetown explicitly states that you won't receive any scholarships if you're accepted ED, which is one of the many reasons people don't advocate taking this route.

If you can improve your LSAT, you should use that to wait a cycle and reapply for GULC (if you're dead-set on limiting your options) regular decision in order to get some money.
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Re: UCONN v Cardozo(Ferrisjso's decision)  
  by: Nebby   on: March 26, at 1:50:12 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
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Re: UCONN v Cardozo(Ferrisjso's decision)  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 26, at 1:47:11 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Just came back from QU event. I was honestly super impressed. If it werent for the stips id be going and even with them i might! Did really well on the mock case and after my blunder at Cardozos mock class this really gave my confidence a boost! Update UCONN called and said they were raising my scholly but didnt specify how much and said id get it in an email which i havent gotten yet. Super nerv...
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Re: Biglaw to JAG  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 26, at 1:45:00 pm   in: Legal Employment
I hope I'm wrong, but I'd imagine it would be essentially impossible catch on with the JAG out of a big firm. JAG turned me down 9 times while in law school, even though I was in the top 10% at a top 25 school, in good shape, leadership in military law student associations. They took people from the bottom 10%, though. Among law students, JAG seems to de-select for the usual prestige markers, and...
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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants  
  by: WakeLaw16   on: March 26, at 1:42:34 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I'm another current 3L and happy to answer questions. Congrats to you admits! Hi! I was wondering if you could tell me about where students live off campus? I've seen a few places online but am sure you could tell me far more than google can! In my experience, the Crowne apartments were the most popular place for law students. There are various other apartments where law students live, some also ...
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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: jkbenergy   on: March 26, at 1:39:53 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I was put on the waitlist about two weeks ago. My LSAT is a 162. I was PTing in the high 160s and broke 170 a few times, and am sure that I'll raise my score in June. I'm writing a LoCI to BC. Should I mention that I plan to retake in June? Or would that cause them to put my app on hold until that score comes in no matter what? Also, I have a campus visit planned for this coming weekend - should ...
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Re: UCONN v Cardozo(Ferrisjso's decision)  
  by: grades??   on: March 26, at 1:39:02 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I have come to the conclusion this has been just one giant troll. We should move on to other things because if its real, he's gonna ruin his life without us giving him gratification.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 26, at 1:36:50 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Does duke seldom hand out full rides? Dillards and Darrows are handed out like candy compared to their full ride. based off what I've seen, the Mordecai seems much rarer than the Dillard/Darrow. That what I've been looking at as well. I wonder why since UVA is a little higher (not throwing shade). Duke seems to throw out that 75g price tag more frequent as well. Are they playing ball with you neg...
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Re: Buying v. Renting (Part Deux)  
  by: stoopkid13   on: March 26, at 1:36:38 pm   in: Legal Employment
A bank really doesn't care as long as your debt to income ratio for the amount borrowed from them is reasonable. It isn't really worth considering unless you get approval for a mortgage from a bank. Then it is a matter of being within your means. If you are relying on a big law income until the note is paid, then you're hosed. If you buy something reasonable, and save money on a low mortgage as o...
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