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Re: Soft spoken  
  by: lakers180   on: May 25, at 4:59:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
are you a woman?

sounds like some underhanded sexism, like smile more, talk louder, be less grumpy, don't be so soft spoken etc

just try to ignore, prolly nothing to worry about
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278016

Re: Alabama $$$$ vs army of waitlists  
  by: stego   on: May 25, at 4:58:27 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I think the point is that this is applying to law school, not dating, and so a waitlist isn't some kind of personal thing. I get deciding not to stay on a waitlist (especially for the money reason) but that's not a reason not to reapply to them again in the next cycle. Please apologize on my behalf to your colleagues in the BU admissions office for not reapplying there after last cycle I reapplie...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Re: Settle a bet: is there such a thing as waiver in briefing  
  by: Desert Fox   on: May 25, at 4:58:18 pm   in: Legal Employment
Is the hypo that after the Opposition is filed, but before the Reply is filed (so one week), SCOTUS comes down with a decision that changes the law? If that were the case, I imagine the judge would order re-briefing, or at least issue an OSC/request for supplemental briefing on the change in law. Maybe i'm misunderstanding your hypo. yea that is exactly the hypo. But the original motion argued fo...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278038

Re: Clerkship Options For 2018 Grad  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 25, at 4:56:31 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Yea, I'm generally pretty risk adverse, which is why I would normally consider accepting a magistrate clerkship if offered. But, in this case, I think I might try to hold out for a district court clerkship. Based on what I've read on here so far, a district court clerkship has generally been pretty successful for most, while the same can't be said for the magistrate clerkships. Also, that's a gre...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=277979

Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020  
  by: JohnMaynardKeynes   on: May 25, at 4:54:13 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
I just looked, this is what's listed on the possible courses so far. Contracts: WRF 10:30a, MTW 8:45a Prop: MTW 8:30a, 1:30p, 3:00p Torts: MTW 8:30a Civ Pro: too many to list Crim: MT 1:30p Legal Wri: too many to list const: not listed o m g this gives me butterflies it's getting REAL!! does anyone know how many ppl are in our class? i think quite a few of the people in our FB group are current s...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=275497

Re: Settle a bet: is there such a thing as waiver in briefing  
  by: Barrred   on: May 25, at 4:54:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
Is the hypo that after the Opposition is filed, but before the Reply is filed (so one week), SCOTUS comes down with a decision that changes the law? If that were the case, I imagine the judge would order re-briefing, or at least issue an OSC/request for supplemental briefing on the change in law. Maybe i'm misunderstanding your hypo.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278038

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 25, at 4:51:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
I keep getting staffed with a 1st year who is just not nice to work with...he isn't my mentor either. It's a small satellite office, so everyone does a lot of similar work. Advice for going about to try and get out of the current deal I'm on with him or to avoid future work with him? I was put in this situation yesterday -- met with a guy who gave me a project, and I can already tell I don't want...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=277188

Re: GW ($$) vs WUSTL ($$) vs WL vs Reapply  
  by: RedPurpleBlue   on: May 25, at 4:49:36 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Also, bump for thoughts on the GW vs WUSTL debate? I see one vote for WUSTL so far.. GW and WUSTL are terrible options at your estimated COA ($200k+). There is a reason why only 2 out of the 11 votes currently cast in the poll are GW/WUSTL. You need to either get more money at your state flagship or a popular private school that has a good reputation in a nearby metro and will throw money at your...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=278019

Re: Alabama $$$$ vs army of waitlists  
  by: grades??   on: May 25, at 4:48:30 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I think the point is that this is applying to law school, not dating, and so a waitlist isn't some kind of personal thing. I get deciding not to stay on a waitlist (especially for the money reason) but that's not a reason not to reapply to them again in the next cycle. Please apologize on my behalf to your colleagues in the BU admissions office for not reapplying there after last cycle I reapplie...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Re: Soft spoken  
  by: Barrred   on: May 25, at 4:47:48 pm   in: Legal Employment
Was "soft spoken" preceded by the word "too"? If so, then it probably means the partner wants you to speak up more in interactions (rather than a comment about your speaking volume, he probably means you should be more assertive/confident). If not, it was probably just a weird throw-away comment. Move on. Enjoy your summer.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278016

Settle a bet: is there such a thing as waiver in briefing  
  by: Desert Fox   on: May 25, at 4:46:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
Motion: Law should be X. If it is X, then Y. Opposition to motipn: Law is clearly A, not X. WILD SCOTUS APPEARS "Law is X" Reply: Can I say, they waived an argument against Y because they never addressed it. I think thats not really waiver, that's just them lowkey conceding. hotshot junior says its a real waiver "look it up bro" but I can't figure out what he means. hlep me bros
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278038

Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread  
  by: PourMeTea   on: May 25, at 4:46:05 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Harvard_Naw wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:How do we see the answers to those torts practice questions on barbri

The immersion questions? Click on the little "i" in the top right corner, scroll down to "MBE Immersion", and click on "Explanatory Answers for Questions".
The ones after that, scheduled for Saturday I think. But thanks this is helpful!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275930

Re: GW ($$) vs WUSTL ($$) vs WL vs Reapply  
  by: chargers21   on: May 25, at 4:38:26 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Schools do not care about retakes, or even really score drops. Evidence: me.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=278019

Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 WAITLIST  
  by: EWofNell   on: May 25, at 4:37:31 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I'm in!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=274332

Re: GW ($$) vs WUSTL ($$) vs WL vs Reapply  
  by: mountaineerman   on: May 25, at 4:36:16 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
In order: Yes, the difference between 168 and 170 is that big. Your Master's GPA is irrelevant. When I said your goals were "disjointed", I was being polite; your "short-term" goals are completely unconnected and do not mesh with a political career. I'm not convinced you should go to law school at all, but if you insist on going this year, go to WashU for the better shot at bi...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=278019

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: merde_happens   on: May 25, at 4:33:04 pm   in: Legal Employment
I would just stick with coif. I've only ever personally seen coif, latin honors and "3rd in her class!" (though I'm assuming people would also do first and second).

If you're truly bored and curious you can try perusing around law firm websites to get a feel for what's normal and what would be seen as weird (e.g. putting in a percentage).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: 2017 Layoffs  
  by: Johann   on: May 25, at 4:32:28 pm   in: Legal Employment
First Seyfarth, now Dechert. http://abovethelaw.com/2017/05/dechert-layoffs-they-laid-off-first-years-and-this-may-be-the-wave-of-the-future/ Laying off first years too. Isnt that Latham territory? I've talked with multiple senior associates/junior partners and -anecdotally- they are overall not hopeful of the young talent that has been coming in the doors. They don't think they're cut out for cl...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=277766

Re: GW ($$) vs WUSTL ($$) vs WL vs Reapply  
  by: mountaineerman   on: May 25, at 4:30:43 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Is the difference between 168 and 170 that great? I've heard that if you don't do much better schools can look at it like you reached your ceiling The difference is huge, yes. Beyond that, what is wrong with reaching your 'ceiling'? That should be your goal. No one is going to look down on you for doing as well as you can on a test. I don't understand this concern, but I don't care: the differenc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=278019

Re: 2017 Layoffs  
  by: Johann   on: May 25, at 4:28:57 pm   in: Legal Employment
There's a reason I titled this thread "2017 Layoffs" instead of "Seyfarth Layoffs" ... it's going to be a long 6 months folks.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=277766

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: PeanutsNJam   on: May 25, at 4:26:45 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP you put Rambo to shame
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 WAITLIST  
  by: suitsandpotions   on: May 25, at 4:26:41 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Congrats everyone!

Still no music for me. This sucks, man.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=274332

Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020  
  by: carasrook   on: May 25, at 4:24:37 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
I just looked, this is what's listed on the possible courses so far. Contracts: WRF 10:30a, MTW 8:45a Prop: MTW 8:30a, 1:30p, 3:00p Torts: MTW 8:30a Civ Pro: too many to list Crim: MT 1:30p Legal Wri: too many to list const: not listed o m g this gives me butterflies it's getting REAL!! does anyone know how many ppl are in our class? i think quite a few of the people in our FB group are current s...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=275497

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 25, at 4:22:39 pm   in: Legal Employment
Dude, the fact that you're even considering putting "top 1-2%" on your bio after getting explicit instructions to the contrary from your firm is a bad sign. OP here. No I wasn't considering that (though I was considering including my numerical rank, as stated in my first post), and I think you misread my post. My firm instructed me to highlight my academic performance, not to only inclu...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: Columbia Class of 2020  
  by: palalc   on: May 25, at 4:21:39 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Does anyone have any info on the 500 block of W 113th St? I just got my UAH couples housing assignment (Studio) there and did a little research and it seems that this is the "Greek Brownstones" street meaning they're all basically frat houses. I'm finding this hard to believe that they'd put a UAH building right in the middle of a bunch of frat houses. Anyone have any more info on this?...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274159

Re: V15 Partner/OCI Interviewer Answering Questions...  
  by: itbdvorm   on: May 25, at 4:19:59 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:How do you normally approach reviewing a first-year associate after only six months? I received what seemed to me to be over-the-top positive reviews, but it's hard to tell what's genuine, and what's standard practice so as to not scare off the new associates.

Enthusiasm/eagerness/commitment/proofreading are about 90% of it.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=163550

Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread  
  by: Harvard_Naw   on: May 25, at 4:19:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

PourMeTea wrote:How do we see the answers to those torts practice questions on barbri

The immersion questions? Click on the little "i" in the top right corner, scroll down to "MBE Immersion", and click on "Explanatory Answers for Questions".
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275930

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: lolwat   on: May 25, at 4:19:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
Seems conventional to put rank indicators that don't involve numbers. i.e. "Valedictorian," "summa cum laude," etc. Don't see a reason to put I WAS 4TH when you can just throw the summa/coif on there. OP mentioned that his/her law school doesn't do latin honors. I know it seems silly, but you shouldn't put "top 10%" on your bio even though it's fine to put "Orde...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: NYU c/o 2020 -- WAIT LIST (New Poll!)  
  by: SybillAnnDorsett   on: May 25, at 4:16:57 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Zipman wrote:Went UR today. First time checking in like two weeks, didn't send anything LOCI wise

Would you ditch duke for NYU
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=277101

Re: Questions about Proctoring  
  by: lynn.wibi   on: May 25, at 4:16:19 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for this! You alleviated one of my major stresses. Downloading that 7sage app for sure
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278022

Re: ITT: Get help making irresponsible financial decisions on planners and bags  
  by: carasrook   on: May 25, at 4:15:43 pm   in: Law School FAQ
Since there was so much planner talk ITT...can the planner enthusiasts sell me on a paper planner (vs. digital)? I've been 100% Google calendar for awhile now (I've been out of undergrad for 5 years) and was planning on continuing that in law school until I saw all this planner talk. Why did you all decide to go paper? What are the benefits? I primarily use a digital calendar (Outlook right now, ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=276510

Re: Anyone taking the Hawaii Bar? Hawaii Specific Ethics  
  by: SmokeytheBear   on: May 25, at 4:14:10 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Slickrick90 wrote:bump

Good idea to understand what "position" means when you're sitting in the surf line up.

Also review whether you are required to yell "outside" when a big set rolls through.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277651

Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread  
  by: PourMeTea   on: May 25, at 4:07:52 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
How do we see the answers to those torts practice questions on barbri
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275930

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 25, at 4:07:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
There are several bio highlights you could note; awards, fellowships, honors, coif, publications, exceptional pro-bono, etc. Under education, I have seen first in class.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: Soft spoken  
  by: masque du pantsu   on: May 25, at 4:06:08 pm   in: Legal Employment
Just make sure to carry a big shtick
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278016

Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 WAITLIST  
  by: LegallyBlackJD   on: May 25, at 4:04:59 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Congrats everyone!!!!!!!

I hope Johann extends some more love soon. Send positive vibes y'all!

On another note: when do you have to accept/decline by?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=274332

Re: TLS Class of 2020 Destinations Thread [NEW POLL]  
  by: thatlawlkid   on: May 25, at 4:04:47 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
1000th post, gimme dat flair!

guybourdin wrote:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=276168

Re: NDLS WAITLIST c/o 2020  
  by: coffeexo   on: May 25, at 4:02:42 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

lawdog2017 wrote:Congrats! How did you find out? Was it snail mail or email, or status checker?

I received an acceptance email and then a follow up email with scholly info. I checked status checker afterwards and it changed just as Zuko mentioned.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=277383

Re: Alabama $$$$ vs army of waitlists  
  by: 41262   on: May 25, at 4:02:40 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I think the point is that this is applying to law school, not dating, and so a waitlist isn't some kind of personal thing. I get deciding not to stay on a waitlist (especially for the money reason) but that's not a reason not to reapply to them again in the next cycle. Please apologize on my behalf to your colleagues in the BU admissions office for not reapplying there after last cycle I reapplie...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Re: Alabama $$$$ vs army of waitlists  
  by: Npret   on: May 25, at 4:02:21 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I think the point is that this is applying to law school, not dating, and so a waitlist isn't some kind of personal thing. I get deciding not to stay on a waitlist (especially for the money reason) but that's not a reason not to reapply to them again in the next cycle. Please apologize on my behalf to your colleagues in the BU admissions office for not reapplying there after last cycle I reapplie...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Re: Barbi Diagnostics/Amp Tools or Flashcards  
  by: Joeshan520   on: May 25, at 4:01:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Much appreciated, thank you
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=278028

Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020  
  by: thatlawlkid   on: May 25, at 4:00:51 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

88234 wrote:You guise I get to check in you guise.
Congrats!!!!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274108

Re: Columbia students taking questions  
  by: jebbush2k20   on: May 25, at 3:59:05 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I got my housing assignment today, and it's a 1BR (applied as a couple with my SO, another CLS 0L) in 521 West 111th Street. Does anyone have any pictures or a sense of the square footage/layout of these apartments? There's nothing on the website and no floor plan in the assignment.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=176925

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: chewinggum   on: May 25, at 3:55:50 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

dj9i27 wrote:
chewinggum wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:45 min of LR and 45 of LG tonight.... Too little?
Drilling or studying?
drilling, shooting for about 8 or 10 games and 50 or so LR
Sounds good.

I really wish I wasn't working full time. Like I feel like no matter what I get I could do min 5 points better if I wasn't. So, a 185 obviously.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: ITT: Get help making irresponsible financial decisions on planners and bags  
  by: NotAGolfer   on: May 25, at 3:54:22 pm   in: Law School FAQ
Since there was so much planner talk ITT...can the planner enthusiasts sell me on a paper planner (vs. digital)? I've been 100% Google calendar for awhile now (I've been out of undergrad for 5 years) and was planning on continuing that in law school until I saw all this planner talk. Why did you all decide to go paper? What are the benefits?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=276510

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: May 25, at 3:51:55 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

dj9i27 wrote:45 min of LR and 45 of LG tonight.... Too little?
u will get that 181, son.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: sparty99   on: May 25, at 3:51:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
So i'm supposed to draft a paragraph for my firm bio, and I have a question: is there a consensus on when to include class rank? i.e., "Jane Doe graduated Xth in her class from XYZ Law School" (assuming you go to a school that officially ranks its top X students, but that there is no named award associated with your specific class rank) From google searches (searching for "in his c...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: Alabama $$$$ vs army of waitlists  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: May 25, at 3:50:53 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I think the point is that this is applying to law school, not dating, and so a waitlist isn't some kind of personal thing. I get deciding not to stay on a waitlist (especially for the money reason) but that's not a reason not to reapply to them again in the next cycle. Please apologize on my behalf to your colleagues in the BU admissions office for not reapplying there after last cycle I reapplie...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

GW $$ Vs Vandy $  
  by: sickofwaiting77   on: May 25, at 3:47:33 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I'm from the northeast and would really rather be in DC than in Nashville. I got 30K a year to GW and 27k from Vandy. I know Vanderbilt is ranked better so I sent an email to GW asking to have scholarship reconsidered, by their response I wouldn't be surprised at a modest increase. The real question is, is the difference between the schools quality (assuming vanderbilt is better) worth being in a ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=278037

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: rpupkin   on: May 25, at 3:47:05 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP mentioned that his/her law school doesn't do latin honors. I know it seems silly, but you shouldn't put "top 10%" on your bio even though it's fine to put "Order of the Coif" on your bio. So your position is that one should forego indicating that she graduated in the top 1-2% of the class (either by referencing percentages or numerical rank) because there isn't a way to do ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: ITT: Get help making irresponsible financial decisions on planners and bags  
  by: Stephylynette   on: May 25, at 3:45:51 pm   in: Law School FAQ

bwaldorf wrote:Just bought the Lo & Sons OMG in black with gold hardware and camel interior.

My bank account hurts, but I'm excited.
Got the same exact color combo! Bag twinsies
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=276510

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: dj9i27   on: May 25, at 3:44:52 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

chewinggum wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:45 min of LR and 45 of LG tonight.... Too little?
Drilling or studying?
drilling, shooting for about 8 or 10 games and 50 or so LR
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: chargers21   on: May 25, at 3:44:26 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

chewinggum wrote:Congrats! This is the second this week, right?
Yepp! I'm kind of cleaning up! Waiting on financial aid news!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: njdevils2626   on: May 25, at 3:44:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP mentioned that his/her law school doesn't do latin honors. I know it seems silly, but you shouldn't put "top 10%" on your bio even though it's fine to put "Order of the Coif" on your bio. So your position is that one should forego indicating that she graduated in the top 1-2% of the class (either by referencing percentages or numerical rank) because there isn't a way to do ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: chewinggum   on: May 25, at 3:43:53 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

dj9i27 wrote:45 min of LR and 45 of LG tonight.... Too little?
Drilling or studying?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: FSK   on: May 25, at 3:43:45 pm   in: Legal Employment
How do you have such high grades and asking such stupid questions
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: dj9i27   on: May 25, at 3:43:06 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
45 min of LR and 45 of LG tonight.... Too little?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Questions about Proctoring  
  by: chargers21   on: May 25, at 3:42:45 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

usaorbust wrote:
chargers21 wrote: Also don't bring a mechanical pencil.

Best of luck!

Wait why no mechanical pencils?
Other than it being against the rules, no clue.

Get a pack of Ticonderoga pencils, they are good
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278022

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: chewinggum   on: May 25, at 3:41:52 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Penn and Northwestern both seem so uninspiring to me. Why? Is it the business-like approach to churning out BL grads? I think so. They just come across as very vanilla and bland? I'm not sure what makes them standout, whereas every other T13 has something that sticks out to me. Same. More NU than Penn for me, especially cause the median age is like 26 which would be weird for a youngster like me....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: PeanutsNJam   on: May 25, at 3:40:21 pm   in: Legal Employment
There's a reason it goes Gold->Silver->Bronze->No Medal, OP :-/
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 WAITLIST  
  by: GULCwaitlistPro   on: May 25, at 3:39:40 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
It's insane to bring up COA in response to email like this, right? The thing is, given my goals and whatnot, I would 100% attend GULC if they offered me admission at a similar COA to where I am currently deposited (which would entail a smallish scholarship), but I am not ready to say that I'd do the same at sticker. I don't really want to lie to them and say that I'd attend 100% no matter what. I...
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Re: Questions about Proctoring  
  by: usaorbust   on: May 25, at 3:38:03 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

chargers21 wrote: Also don't bring a mechanical pencil.

Best of luck!

Wait why no mechanical pencils?
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Re: Alabama $$$$ vs army of waitlists  
  by: stego   on: May 25, at 3:37:01 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I think the point is that this is applying to law school, not dating, and so a waitlist isn't some kind of personal thing. I get deciding not to stay on a waitlist (especially for the money reason) but that's not a reason not to reapply to them again in the next cycle. Please apologize on my behalf to your colleagues in the BU admissions office for not reapplying there after last cycle I reapplie...
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Re: NYU c/o 2020 -- WAIT LIST (New Poll!)  
  by: Zipman   on: May 25, at 3:36:47 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Went UR today. First time checking in like two weeks, didn't send anything LOCI wise
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=277101

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: rpupkin   on: May 25, at 3:36:33 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP mentioned that his/her law school doesn't do latin honors. I know it seems silly, but you shouldn't put "top 10%" on your bio even though it's fine to put "Order of the Coif" on your bio. So your position is that one should forego indicating that she graduated in the top 1-2% of the class (either by referencing percentages or numerical rank) because there isn't a way to do ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Threat  
  by: Ric Flair   on: May 25, at 3:36:22 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

CPAn00b wrote:
Ric Flair wrote:How different is the live lectures from the pre-recorded ones? I'd rather watch the pre-recorded ones at 1.5x speed and save time if there's no real benefit.

I watched a bit of the live one and it sucked. Seems pre-recorded is the way to go with everything being on script and efficient. 1.5x is so awesome.

Thank you!
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Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: bruinfan10   on: May 25, at 3:36:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
if you want something more than your latin honors or order of the coif, your clerkship should telegraph your class placement to some extent. it'd be weird of you to write out "graduated x of y" in your firm profile. p.s. if you're still talking about your class rank in terms of %s, your rank probably wasn't high enough to worry about "understating it," to the extent that's a po...
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 WAITLIST  
  by: stevengnehs   on: May 25, at 3:35:46 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
It seems like offers are only extended to people who got the email yesterday. FML.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=274332

Re: How to liquor  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: May 25, at 3:33:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
idk about you guys but I pretty rarely talk to someone other than my friends in person in my own office. my friends wouldn't give a shit and half have had a few beers at lunch or on their desk in the afternoon, and for supervisors it's almost always on the phone or a meeting in their office so just pop in a piece of gum before you go OP is the middle of an open cube office though. i don't see how...
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: oopsu812   on: May 25, at 3:32:42 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Penn and Northwestern both seem so uninspiring to me. Why? Is it the business-like approach to churning out BL grads? I think so. They just come across as very vanilla and bland? I'm not sure what makes them standout, whereas every other T13 has something that sticks out to me. Same. More NU than Penn for me, especially cause the median age is like 26 which would be weird for a youngster like me....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: chargers21   on: May 25, at 3:32:15 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Penn and Northwestern both seem so uninspiring to me. Why? Is it the business-like approach to churning out BL grads? I think so. They just come across as very vanilla and bland? I'm not sure what makes them standout, whereas every other T13 has something that sticks out to me. Same. More NU than Penn for me, especially cause the median age is like 26 which would be weird for a youngster like me....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread  
  by: lolabear727   on: May 25, at 3:31:09 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Jon_Snow wrote:maybe more people registered than they had anticipated

They sent the same email in February. I'm assuming they try to avoid this problem every testing session.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275930

Re: CBX -- Attorney's Exam or Regular?  
  by: Slickrick90   on: May 25, at 3:29:11 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
To be honest, I think the Attorney's exam is easier. The reason why is because you don't need to know all the specifics that are required for the MBE.
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Re: How to liquor  
  by: deadpanic   on: May 25, at 3:28:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
Just get some Palcohol and take bumps in the bathroom: http://www.palcohol.com/f.a.q..html
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Re: Kasowitz  
  by: deadpanic   on: May 25, at 3:26:58 pm   in: Legal Employment
Go look at the cases Marc Kasowitz has litigated for Trump. He lost most of them. He even argued the totally opposite holding of Clinton v. Jones for presidential immunity. The guy comes off to me as one of those lawyers that just papers, threatens, and tries to intimidate you to death to squeeze out a good result. All bark, no bite (kind of like Trump). I have no idea on the firm as a whole with ...
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: May 25, at 3:26:46 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Penn and Northwestern both seem so uninspiring to me. Why? Is it the business-like approach to churning out BL grads? I think so. They just come across as very vanilla and bland? I'm not sure what makes them standout, whereas every other T13 has something that sticks out to me. Same. More NU than Penn for me, especially cause the median age is like 26 which would be weird for a youngster like me....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020  
  by: 88234   on: May 25, at 3:26:35 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
You guise I get to check in you guise.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274108

Re: Anyone taking the Hawaii Bar? Hawaii Specific Ethics  
  by: Slickrick90   on: May 25, at 3:26:12 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
bump
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Re: Firm Benefits  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 25, at 3:23:53 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anyone have info on Ropes NYC?
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 WAITLIST  
  by: FEDRESRV   on: May 25, at 3:22:51 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
In!
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Re: How to liquor  
  by: ballouttacontrol   on: May 25, at 3:22:50 pm   in: Legal Employment
idk about you guys but I pretty rarely talk to someone other than my friends in person in my own office. my friends wouldn't give a shit and half have had a few beers at lunch or on their desk in the afternoon, and for supervisors it's almost always on the phone or a meeting in their office so just pop in a piece of gum before you go OP is the middle of an open cube office though. i don't see how...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278020

Re: CBX -- Attorney's Exam or Regular?  
  by: MrT   on: May 25, at 3:21:37 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Isn't the attorney exam the same exact thing just minus the MBE day? Someone correct me if I'm wrong. You're correct. Also, California allows late applications. According to the website June 15th is the final deadline. ETA: The only reason I can think of it being beneficial is because MBE now accounts for 50% of your score. But, I would gladly focus exclusively on essays and skip the MBE. Also, w...
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Re: What should I tell the company that I got an offer from?  
  by: ClubberLang   on: May 25, at 3:21:19 pm   in: Legal Employment
If you can only work legally for, say, 6 months, agreeing to work somewhere for a year can't be the right thing to do. Just tell HR about the situation now. It is going to come out when you start and show them your employment authorization form anyways.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: chewinggum   on: May 25, at 3:20:59 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Penn and Northwestern both seem so uninspiring to me. Why? Is it the business-like approach to churning out BL grads? I think so. They just come across as very vanilla and bland? I'm not sure what makes them standout, whereas every other T13 has something that sticks out to me. Same. More NU than Penn for me, especially cause the median age is like 26 which would be weird for a youngster like me....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: trebekismyhero   on: May 25, at 3:20:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP mentioned that his/her law school doesn't do latin honors. I know it seems silly, but you shouldn't put "top 10%" on your bio even though it's fine to put "Order of the Coif" on your bio. So your position is that one should forego indicating that she graduated in the top 1-2% of the class (either by referencing percentages or numerical rank) because there isn't a way to do ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: How to liquor  
  by: dbalkaran   on: May 25, at 3:19:14 pm   in: Legal Employment
Don't hide it at all. Drink openly while making direct eye contact with the narc to establish dominance.
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Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 25, at 3:19:01 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP mentioned that his/her law school doesn't do latin honors. I know it seems silly, but you shouldn't put "top 10%" on your bio even though it's fine to put "Order of the Coif" on your bio. So your position is that one should forego indicating that she graduated in the top 1-2% of the class (either by referencing percentages or numerical rank) because there isn't a way to do ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278035

Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 WAITLIST  
  by: Mudori   on: May 25, at 3:18:20 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hey guys. First time posting on TLS. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their thoughts. I love how we catalyze our collective insanity to make ourselves sane. I received an offer of acceptance from Stanford this morning. I honestly cannot believe it and am jumping for joy. Unfortunately, they said there will be no scholarship available. This is obviously quite crushing to me, as every...
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 WAITLIST  
  by: chargers21   on: May 25, at 3:14:48 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

MadamSecretary wrote:How is everyone being notified?
Status checker and DLDS
Edit: and now email
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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 WAITLIST  
  by: chichi1992   on: May 25, at 3:12:52 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Has anyone submitted an LOCI and received zero response? I sent one on May 5 and never heard anything. I just sent another quick update yesterday as a response to the mass e-mail that was circulated...hoping to get some acknowledgement!
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Re: CBX -- Attorney's Exam or Regular?  
  by: MrT   on: May 25, at 3:12:50 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

dredd16 wrote:Isn't the attorney exam the same exact thing just minus the MBE day? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
You're correct. Also, California allows late applications. According to the website June 15th is the final deadline.

ETA: The only reason I can think of it being beneficial is because MBE now accounts for 50% of your score. But, I would gladly focus exclusively on essays and skip the MBE.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=278032

Re: Stanford WAITLIST c/o 2020  
  by: bearedman8   on: May 25, at 3:12:04 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

notorious_mig wrote:According to the Georgetown WL thread someone got in this morning off the Stanford WL

Sounds like a troll to me, but congratulations to that person if not.

I'm not expecting any SLS WL movement until ~June 5th at the very earliest.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: May 25, at 3:11:42 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Penn and Northwestern both seem so uninspiring to me. Why? Is it the business-like approach to churning out BL grads? I think so. They just come across as very vanilla and bland? I'm not sure what makes them standout, whereas every other T13 has something that sticks out to me. Same. More NU than Penn for me, especially cause the median age is like 26 which would be weird for a youngster like me....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: What should I tell the company that I got an offer from?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 25, at 3:11:02 pm   in: Legal Employment

Npret wrote:What do you mean " give you an H1B visa?" You mean apply for the lottery for you for 2018 or something else?

Sorry, I've just corrected it. "sponsoring a H1B visa to allow me to apply for the lottery " should be more accurate.
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Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: rpupkin   on: May 25, at 3:08:13 pm   in: Legal Employment
Seems conventional to put rank indicators that don't involve numbers. i.e. "Valedictorian," "summa cum laude," etc. Don't see a reason to put I WAS 4TH when you can just throw the summa/coif on there. OP mentioned that his/her law school doesn't do latin honors. I know it seems silly, but you shouldn't put "top 10%" on your bio even though it's fine to put "Orde...
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Re: CBX -- Attorney's Exam or Regular?  
  by: encore1101   on: May 25, at 3:07:59 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
More or less (if not exactly that). Some people say its easier to just take the regular exam because studying for the MBE gives you context to study for the essay topics, as opposed to studying it in a vacuum, and that taking the MBE gives you wiggle room on the essays. I know it may sound counter-intuitive, but I spoke to one individual who took the attorney's exam (and passed), but he said that ...
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Re: Besides LR and journal, what are some other activities in law school that one should try to have?  
  by: Tortious Conduct   on: May 25, at 3:07:42 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I was entirely litigation-focused. I very, very strongly recommend interning for a judge. It's an incredible experience, very useful, and most likely the only time you'll get to work in chambers. (Getting a clerkship is dramatically harder than an internship, and for a variety of reasons, it might not make sense to do it.) I would also recommend moot court or mock trial. Moot court will teach you...
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 WAITLIST  
  by: MadamSecretary   on: May 25, at 3:07:21 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
How is everyone being notified?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=274332

Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: trebekismyhero   on: May 25, at 3:06:41 pm   in: Legal Employment

PeanutsNJam wrote:Seems conventional to put rank indicators that don't involve numbers. i.e. "Valedictorian," "summa cum laude," etc. Don't see a reason to put I WAS 4TH when you can just throw the summa/coif on there.

Yes, unless you are first or second in your class just stick with whatever honors you received.
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Re: Official Senioritis / Quitting Thread - Class of 2020  
  by: ckb614   on: May 25, at 3:06:18 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Are previous employer recommendations (from other industries) at all important in law firm hiring?
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Re: Class rank on firm bio  
  by: rpupkin   on: May 25, at 3:06:04 pm   in: Legal Employment

PeanutsNJam wrote:Seems conventional to put rank indicators that don't involve numbers. i.e. "Valedictorian," "summa cum laude," etc.
Agree that it's fine/normal to list Latin honors.
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