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Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: Aquamarine   on: January 23, at 10:43:16 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
All bumps are giving me a heart attack.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: AaronCarter   on: January 23, at 10:41:54 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

AlPastor wrote:Where's today's wave

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: Georgetown University Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/2018)  
  by: Mma038   on: January 23, at 10:41:50 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
For those that did an alumni interview, how long did it take for your alumni to contact you?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279653

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: ToddCraines   on: January 23, at 10:41:22 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Still UR2 since 12/18, no DLS, no email. Pls NYU just love me
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: Georgetown University Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/2018)  
  by: mhalimi   on: January 23, at 10:39:44 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Prudence wrote:Just checked my mail. Letter dated 1/16/18. I am accepted!

Also did anyone else get a hand written note from the dean? Or was that just me....(lmbo im trying to feel special here)


Congrats! I am anxiously waiting.... Were you able to log in to the admitted students website before receiving the letter / now?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279653

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: staggeringelephant   on: January 23, at 10:39:33 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

etramak wrote:How long will this last? Do they typically call internationals first?

Judging from last year's thread, about 2 hours it seems...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: University of Colorado Boulder c/o 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: lkoy22   on: January 23, at 10:39:18 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Spacecase wrote:went complete 12/20, checked the other day and "application checker" changed current status to 1/17....Has anyone else experienced this? I'll probably hear soon...or?
Exactly what happened to me. I assume we will hear soon-ish.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283259

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: It's All Thurgood   on: January 23, at 10:39:12 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Are there interviews scheduled for today? If so, what time do they start? Guessing calls won't happen past that point
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: monsterc_   on: January 23, at 10:39:00 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
DLS but cant get into admitted students website. Bad sign or neutral? So stressed! People are saying it can take awhile. Most didn't get access until after 1. I'm hoping for the best for all of us. I think it would still be early for NYU to send out WL/rejections (someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think they usually dont start until mid-Feb) so I think you guys have good news coming your way!!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: JosephFourier   on: January 23, at 10:38:50 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Congrats to all!

Have any US students gotten the call? I'm wondering if they have a foreign- only wave and US calls go out tomorrow.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: principalagent   on: January 23, at 10:38:47 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

cwasser3 wrote:
Teacher wrote:DLS but cant get into admitted students website. Bad sign or neutral? So stressed!

People are saying it can take awhile. Most didn't get access until after 1. I'm hoping for the best for all of us.

Yay!! Congrats to you both!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: How important is it to go to ASW?  
  by: 38981928   on: January 23, at 10:38:35 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
Do you have someone who could help watch your little guy while you're away? A babysitter or something? Or is it at all feasible for you to borrow money from a relative to help pay for some travel costs? I know you could get travel for yourself reimbursed at least. I don't think visiting is absolutely necessary, but if your family will be moving with you, it might be good for your wife's sake to v...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=285460

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: JudyLi   on: January 23, at 10:38:28 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

jkander31 wrote:
JudyLi wrote:In!!! Also international. Just got the call before I go to bed.


Congrats!! What are your stats and JS1 date?

JS1 on 12.20, interviewed on 1.04.
LSAT 175
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: NukinFutz   on: January 23, at 10:37:51 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will inc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281699

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: cwasser3   on: January 23, at 10:36:33 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Teacher wrote:DLS but cant get into admitted students website. Bad sign or neutral? So stressed!

People are saying it can take awhile. Most didn't get access until after 1. I'm hoping for the best for all of us.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: Teacher   on: January 23, at 10:35:39 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
DLS but cant get into admitted students website. Bad sign or neutral? So stressed!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: etramak   on: January 23, at 10:35:08 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
How long will this last? Do they typically call internationals first?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: TedBuckland   on: January 23, at 10:31:02 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Ok different work issue. I'm going to be out of a job soon (political campaign, candidate dropping out), and I can't really just ride it out until July or August. I'm going to have to pick up at least one job, probably something temporary like bartending. I've got a number of schools I'm still waiting to hear back from and some that I'm waitlisted at. How do I go about letting schools know about t...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: How important is it to go to ASW?  
  by: BlendedUnicorn   on: January 23, at 10:29:45 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
Going to ASW is 0 percent important. Austin, Ann Arbor, and Charlottesville are all great and if you don't already know which one you'd prefer a weekend visit isn't going to change that. This. Also, if you feel you *have* to visit where you're leaning, schedule a trip on your own time that works with your schedule, let the school know you're coming if it coincides with a week day, and they should...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=285460

Re: Washington and Lee c/o 2021  
  by: gabylsatprep18   on: January 23, at 10:29:12 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hello everyone!

In as well with 37.5k scholarship. How open do you think they are to negotiate? They have dropped several positions in the rank this year and I have an equal scholarship offer from a better ranked school.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283118

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: rideagain   on: January 23, at 10:28:41 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Pozzo wrote:Way to go to the admits so far!

Reminder for those of you still waiting: remain calm, these waves typically last for a couple hours.
My brain hears you but my sweaty palms say that calm is not an option
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: LSATuration   on: January 23, at 10:27:42 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
DLS. UR2 since 1/17.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: Pozzo   on: January 23, at 10:27:04 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Way to go to the admits so far!

Reminder for those of you still waiting: remain calm, these waves typically last for a couple hours.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: sailcar   on: January 23, at 10:26:31 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
In and international as well! JS1 was 11/22
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: ella12   on: January 23, at 10:26:31 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

OtisRedding24 wrote:Have we figured out if everyone goes DLS all at once or in waves? Trying to figure out if I should keep checking or not...

Pretty sure it is all at once, but I don't have a bunch of evidence to back this up. It seems like everyone did at once last Thursday, but I could be wrong.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: OtisRedding24   on: January 23, at 10:24:19 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Have we figured out if everyone goes DLS all at once or in waves? Trying to figure out if I should keep checking or not...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: how to screen recruiters?  
  by: nealric   on: January 23, at 10:24:14 am   in: Legal Employment
Hello I am a junior associate looking to use a recruiter to make a switch. I generally have not had a good experience working with recruiters. Most of them treat it like in-between jobs and aren't afraid to burn bridges with applicants. But I am guessing that their interests are aligned with applicants in that they want to get the best highest paying firm for the applicant to maximize their commi...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=285439

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: cwasser3   on: January 23, at 10:23:37 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
My status checker just changed to DLS. What time does the ASW usually start working so I don't keep obsessively checking? It was around 1:15 PM for me last Thursday (New York time), and I saw someone else say 1:00 PM for them too in a past year Thanks! I hope it's a good sign. I didn't expect to go from UR2 (1/19) to DLS so quickly. Maybe because I was at UR1 since 11/20? To echo ella, I could ac...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: ella12   on: January 23, at 10:22:17 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
My status checker just changed to DLS. What time does the ASW usually start working so I don't keep obsessively checking? It was around 1:15 PM for me last Thursday (New York time), and I saw someone else say 1:00 PM for them too in a past year Thanks! I hope it's a good sign. I didn't expect to go from UR2 (1/19) to DLS so quickly. Maybe because I was at UR1 since 11/20? To echo ella, I could ac...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: rideagain   on: January 23, at 10:21:59 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Obligatory it's happening.gif
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: Washington and Lee c/o 2021  
  by: Ayo_mide   on: January 23, at 10:21:56 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
In today!! Via email/status tracker.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283118

Re: Washington and Lee c/o 2021  
  by: Ayo_mide   on: January 23, at 10:21:14 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

vikingrunner wrote:IN! $37.5k/yr too...might be my best $$$ offer yet relative to school ranking. I will definitely be there for a visit at some point. 7/7 this cycle so far is a confidence boost.

Congrats! Did you get your scholarship info via mail or were you able to view it online?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283118

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: jkander31   on: January 23, at 10:21:11 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

JudyLi wrote:In!!! Also international. Just got the call before I go to bed.


Congrats!! What are your stats and JS1 date?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: Blind copied on emails - why tho  
  by: Desert Fox   on: January 23, at 10:20:21 am   in: Legal Employment
I worked on a deal across from S&C and thought they had a clever way of handling this. They had a Project [TLS] email that was cc’d on everything and presumably was accessible to everyone on the team. Leads to fewer addresses on emails and no one misses anything. My firm and several of the other NY firms we work across or with have moved to this model. I like it. its hell on your inbox since ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=285436

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: b-a-n-a-n-a-s   on: January 23, at 10:20:00 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
My status checker just changed to DLS. What time does the ASW usually start working so I don't keep obsessively checking? It was around 1:15 PM for me last Thursday (New York time), and I saw someone else say 1:00 PM for them too in a past year Thanks! I hope it's a good sign. I didn't expect to go from UR2 (1/19) to DLS so quickly. Maybe because I was at UR1 since 11/20? To echo ella, I could ac...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: cwasser3   on: January 23, at 10:17:43 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

ella12 wrote:
cwasser3 wrote:My status checker just changed to DLS. What time does the ASW usually start working so I don't keep obsessively checking?

It was around 1:15 PM for me last Thursday (New York time), and I saw someone else say 1:00 PM for them too in a past year

Thanks! I hope it's a good sign. I didn't expect to go from UR2 (1/19) to DLS so quickly. Maybe because I was at UR1 since 11/20?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: ella12   on: January 23, at 10:16:10 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

cwasser3 wrote:My status checker just changed to DLS. What time does the ASW usually start working so I don't keep obsessively checking?

It was around 1:15 PM for me last Thursday (New York time), and I saw someone else say 1:00 PM for them too in a past year
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: How important is it to go to ASW?  
  by: dallinpackard   on: January 23, at 10:15:57 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
Going to ASW is 0 percent important. Austin, Ann Arbor, and Charlottesville are all great and if you don't already know which one you'd prefer a weekend visit isn't going to change that. This. Also, if you feel you *have* to visit where you're leaning, schedule a trip on your own time that works with your schedule, let the school know you're coming if it coincides with a week day, and they should...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=285460

Re: Washington and Lee c/o 2021  
  by: vikingrunner   on: January 23, at 10:15:12 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
IN! $37.5k/yr too...might be my best $$$ offer yet relative to school ranking. I will definitely be there for a visit at some point. 7/7 this cycle so far is a confidence boost.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283118

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: JudyLi   on: January 23, at 10:14:55 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
In!!! Also international. Just got the call before I go to bed.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: What do tech transaction people do?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: January 23, at 10:14:39 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Im a junior legal counsel for a fintech comp. DD, license agreement, IT vendor, business vendor,service, M&A, IP stuff ( if shit gets too technical, we look for of counsel), JDA, and VC in startups. Thats pretty much all. when business is slow, it can get boring at the office.

did you start out in-house, or did you exit from a law firm? and if the latter, what were you doing before?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=272347

Re: How important is it to go to ASW?  
  by: dallinpackard   on: January 23, at 10:13:53 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
Do you have someone who could help watch your little guy while you're away? A babysitter or something? Or is it at all feasible for you to borrow money from a relative to help pay for some travel costs? I know you could get travel for yourself reimbursed at least. I don't think visiting is absolutely necessary, but if your family will be moving with you, it might be good for your wife's sake to v...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=285460

Re: University of Illinois C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: Lchi   on: January 23, at 10:12:42 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

mmart207 wrote:I've gotten 3 full tuition scholarships so far and completely forgot about the fees I'd still have to pay
Haha sorry to burst your bubble
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=284774

Re: How important is it to go to ASW?  
  by: dallinpackard   on: January 23, at 10:12:10 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
I would love to attend a few of these (UT, UVA, and Michigan in particular), however, it will be difficult for me to: A) leave my wife and child for a few days while she is a student, or B)get all three of us to the schools. A) would be extremely difficult on her, because I am in charge of the little dude while she is in class, and visa versa. B) would be extremely difficult cuz we poor. How impo...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=285460

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: cwasser3   on: January 23, at 10:11:59 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
My status checker just changed to DLS. What time does the ASW usually start working so I don't keep obsessively checking?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279625

Re: Iowa USNWR Ranking  
  by: silenttimer   on: January 23, at 10:11:07 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I think Iowa's recent jump has to do with the fact that its class size has decreased dramatically over the past 4-5 years. It went from almost 200 in 2012 to 100 in 2016. The number of people getting certain jobs looks to be the same each year, but with a significant decrease in class size, it makes the percentage go up. I think this is a big factor in it's recent jump. All that said, if you want...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=285388

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: mimosa12   on: January 23, at 10:10:44 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

gotmilk332 wrote:
mimosa12 wrote:IN.

Just got the call.

international so i might be among the first calls.

congrats!! also, stats/JS1 date?

174/Superior/11.14
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: UCI v. Fordham Goal: Visa Sponsorship  
  by: cavalier1138   on: January 23, at 10:10:42 am   in: Choosing a Law School

goldenbear2020 wrote:If you add federal clerkships, Fordham placesplaced 42% of their grads into biglaw or fed clerkships last year, but historically, they've placed 25-35% in those jobs.

Fixed.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=285290

Re: CCN to HYS Transfer Chances?  
  by: Nebby   on: January 23, at 10:10:01 am   in: Transfers
What's your parent's combined income?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=285456

Next Best Option to a Clerkship?  
  by: Donnis   on: January 23, at 10:09:47 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Currently taking 1.5 years off of law school due to medical reasons and starting again Fall 2018 for 1 year to finish up my degree. I have 3 years of experience at a firm and have clerked at other law firms throughout law school. Compared to the average law school student, I have a tremendous amount of work experience. Since I have over half a year before I begin, I was wondering what would be the...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=285461

Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)  
  by: Keylime4   on: January 23, at 10:09:40 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hey all! Was accepted in December with a good scholarship. I'm planning a visit during february (14th-18th). Any recommendations on what to do or see while I'm there, other than the campus tour/student lunch/school designated things to do? Also, if anyone's going to be in town then, would love to meet up! I’ll be there the 12th to the 13th. :/ if your plans change and you come in earlier, let me ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281270

Re: How important is it to go to ASW?  
  by: dallinpackard   on: January 23, at 10:08:12 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
I would love to attend a few of these (UT, UVA, and Michigan in particular), however, it will be difficult for me to: A) leave my wife and child for a few days while she is a student, or B)get all three of us to the schools. A) would be extremely difficult on her, because I am in charge of the little dude while she is in class, and visa versa. B) would be extremely difficult cuz we poor. How impo...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=285460

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: rac310   on: January 23, at 10:07:31 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Does anyone know what the Perspectives event is on April 3?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: gotmilk332   on: January 23, at 10:07:12 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

mimosa12 wrote:IN.

Just got the call.

international so i might be among the first calls.

congrats!! also, stats/JS1 date?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: ArthurTimothyRead   on: January 23, at 10:05:39 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Let the frenzy begin.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: TheKingLives   on: January 23, at 10:05:08 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Oh boy here it goes.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: NukinFutz   on: January 23, at 10:05:06 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will inc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281699

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: vikingrunner   on: January 23, at 10:04:52 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
+180 on the checking out at work thing. It doesn't help that my department that I am basically in charge of is short-handed and I'm currently working 60 hour weeks (and then am told I should be leaving on time, as if I could magically finish everything I am asked to do in 8 hours). I know when I leave it will be a sh*t show, but I don't even care at this point since management hasn't given me much...
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: mimosa12   on: January 23, at 10:04:15 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
IN.

Just got the call.

international so i might be among the first calls.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: CCN to HYS Transfer Chances?  
  by: jbagelboy   on: January 23, at 10:03:54 am   in: Transfers
your chances are low with a 3.56

if you get up to 3.7+, you have a good shot at HLS

but its completely not worth it
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Re: How to spin government experience for biglaw SA positions?  
  by: Nebby   on: January 23, at 10:02:53 am   in: Legal Employment
Probably close to a third or more of SAs spent their 1L summer at a government internship. No firm will care. Is the govt position litigation or regulatory? Do you want to do litigation or transactional big law?
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Re: UCI v. Fordham Goal: Visa Sponsorship  
  by: goldenbear2020   on: January 23, at 9:59:39 am   in: Choosing a Law School
how much money did you get exactly? and what was your lsat, thats the biggest indicator of how well you'll do. Have you taken the GRE? many students find it easier. Fordham puts 40% of students at big law +fed clerkships so its not such a shot in the dark, but it will be more difficult because you need sponsorship I just re-check the ABA report and Fordham has about a quarter to a third graduates...
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Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: legally.brunette   on: January 23, at 9:58:07 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hey everyone, I got the call this morning! However, my status checker still says "your application review is complete" and I haven't gotten an email yet. For those who have gotten in, is that unusual? I keep obsessively checking and nothing changes Are you sure it wasn't a prank call? :mrgreen: Just messing. Congrats!! It took a little over a day after getting the call to get the email....
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Re: How to spin government experience for biglaw SA positions?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: January 23, at 9:57:14 am   in: Legal Employment
Currently a 1L - come OCI this Fall, my only substantive work/internship experience is going to be with the federal government. I'm worried that employers think I'll bail within 3-5 years for a FedGov job (which isn't entirely inaccurate, but I don't want to put all my eggs in the DOJ Honors basket). What's the best way to make my government experience relevant, as well as establish my interest i...
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Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: January 23, at 9:56:49 am   in: Legal Employment
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I'm back :/ Got offered from my summer firm, but then had it rescinded cuz they told me they wouldn't sponsor my visa. Was jobless all through 3L, til graduation, til the end of the bar, then finally found a contract in-house position through a school alum connection in mid-September and have been working there since. But now last Friday, had a meeting with our GC and he told ...
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Re: Odd (and disappointing) diagnostic experience -- where to go from here?  
  by: cuzzydunlop   on: January 23, at 9:53:53 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Don’t sweat it. That’s a solid diagnostic. Get the LSAT Trainer and rip through it. Drill timed PT sections daily and review them. Watch 7Sage videos for LG.

I had the exact same diagnostic and got a 170+ a couple months later.
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: MercW07   on: January 23, at 9:46:18 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anyone else getting super antsy? I received 4 decisions before break, and have only received one since then-- I didn't expect my decisions to slow down the longer my applications have been in! I applied early last cycle and saw the same thing happen. Seems like some schools really push to get decisions out before the holidays, then after really take their foot off the gas. Im anticipating another...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: American University c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: kmac1243   on: January 23, at 9:43:06 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Has anyone still not heard back? I went complete on 10/20 and still haven't heard anything. At both medians.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283501

Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: bbwannabe   on: January 23, at 9:42:28 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hey everyone, I got the call this morning! However, my status checker still says "your application review is complete" and I haven't gotten an email yet. For those who have gotten in, is that unusual? I keep obsessively checking and nothing changes Are you sure it wasn't a prank call? :mrgreen: Just messing. Congrats!! It took a little over a day after getting the call to get the email....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281668

Re: How important is it to go to ASW?  
  by: EnderWiggin   on: January 23, at 9:36:16 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
Going to ASW is 0 percent important. Austin, Ann Arbor, and Charlottesville are all great and if you don't already know which one you'd prefer a weekend visit isn't going to change that. This. Also, if you feel you *have* to visit where you're leaning, schedule a trip on your own time that works with your schedule, let the school know you're coming if it coincides with a week day, and they should...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=285460

Re: The Official June 2018 Study Thread  
  by: whelmed   on: January 23, at 9:35:37 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
50 PT's a good amount for being prepared? Bar the obvious "one is ready when one is ready", does 50 sound like a good, general, amount prior to testing date? That definitely sounds like plenty -- try to arrange it so that you take the most recent PTs towards the end of your prep/close to your test date. Hey I was going to ask the thread about this... I read online and it was re-iterated...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=284088

Re: George Washington c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: par283   on: January 23, at 9:34:29 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Shaheen678 wrote:Is anybody else going to the Admitted Student Gathering in New York on February 15th?

I'd love to go. Where'd you find the info on it?
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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions  
  by: TasmanianToucan   on: January 23, at 9:32:00 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
For real though, is it just me or are the profs taking even longer than normal to post grades this semester? Does anyone happen to know the VLR grade cutoff? Grades are due January 20th unless that date falls on a weekend, in which case the grades are due the following Monday. I've also heard that one particular professor may be having health problems and has not turned in grades. As far as I'm a...
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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)  
  by: par283   on: January 23, at 9:30:32 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hey all! Was accepted in December with a good scholarship. I'm planning a visit during february (14th-18th). Any recommendations on what to do or see while I'm there, other than the campus tour/student lunch/school designated things to do? Also, if anyone's going to be in town then, would love to meet up! I’ll be there the 12th to the 13th. :/ if your plans change and you come in earlier, let me ...
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Re: Iowa USNWR Ranking  
  by: hamshotfirst   on: January 23, at 9:25:32 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I think Iowa's recent jump has to do with the fact that its class size has decreased dramatically over the past 4-5 years. It went from almost 200 in 2012 to 100 in 2016. The number of people getting certain jobs looks to be the same each year, but with a significant decrease in class size, it makes the percentage go up. I think this is a big factor in it's recent jump. All that said, if you want ...
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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)  
  by: trkmaniak00   on: January 23, at 9:20:13 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hey all! Was accepted in December with a good scholarship. I'm planning a visit during february (14th-18th). Any recommendations on what to do or see while I'm there, other than the campus tour/student lunch/school designated things to do? Also, if anyone's going to be in town then, would love to meet up! I’ll be there the 12th to the 13th. :/ if your plans change and you come in earlier, let me ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281270

Re: The Official June 2018 Study Thread  
  by: vwhorley   on: January 23, at 9:18:36 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
50 PT's a good amount for being prepared? Bar the obvious "one is ready when one is ready", does 50 sound like a good, general, amount prior to testing date? That definitely sounds like plenty -- try to arrange it so that you take the most recent PTs towards the end of your prep/close to your test date. Hey I was going to ask the thread about this... I read online and it was re-iterated...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=284088

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions  
  by: Anxious-Undergrad   on: January 23, at 9:17:51 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Does anyone happen to know the VLR grade cutoff? Top 15 grade on (I know 5 more grade on if they have a decent journal tryout). Any idea what the 15th person's gpa roughly is every year? Thanks in advance.
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Re: How important is it to go to ASW?  
  by: BlendedUnicorn   on: January 23, at 9:14:49 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
Going to ASW is 0 percent important. Austin, Ann Arbor, and Charlottesville are all great and if you don't already know which one you'd prefer a weekend visit isn't going to change that.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=285460

Re: Odd (and disappointing) diagnostic experience -- where to go from here?  
  by: Experiment626   on: January 23, at 9:12:02 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
You're fine. Lots of people start in the high 140 to low 150 range and end up in the 170's. Just start studying and be careful of burnout.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=285457

Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)  
  by: par283   on: January 23, at 9:03:38 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hey all! Was accepted in December with a good scholarship. I'm planning a visit during february (14th-18th). Any recommendations on what to do or see while I'm there, other than the campus tour/student lunch/school designated things to do? Also, if anyone's going to be in town then, would love to meet up! I’ll be there the 12th to the 13th. :/ if your plans change and you come in earlier, let me ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281270

Re: The Official June 2018 Study Thread  
  by: whelmed   on: January 23, at 9:03:22 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
50 PT's a good amount for being prepared? Bar the obvious "one is ready when one is ready", does 50 sound like a good, general, amount prior to testing date? That definitely sounds like plenty -- try to arrange it so that you take the most recent PTs towards the end of your prep/close to your test date. Hey I was going to ask the thread about this... I read online and it was re-iterated...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=284088

Re: Blind copied on emails - why tho  
  by: Traynor Brah   on: January 23, at 8:57:26 am   in: Legal Employment
I worked on a deal across from S&C and thought they had a clever way of handling this. They had a Project [TLS] email that was cc’d on everything and presumably was accessible to everyone on the team. Leads to fewer addresses on emails and no one misses anything. My firm and several of the other NY firms we work across or with have moved to this model. I like it. its hell on your inbox since ...
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Re: UVA c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: tmcauliffe96   on: January 23, at 8:56:41 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

hg5710 wrote:What is the general time frame of interview invites. I went UR1 in early Jan and UR2 1/16. Getting nervous that people who went UR2 after me have received interview invites.

I was UR1 in late october, UR2 in november and didn't get an interview until over a month later in December
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: seanbodonovan   on: January 23, at 8:41:23 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will inc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281699

Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: seanbodonovan   on: January 23, at 8:39:32 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will inc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281699

Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18)  
  by: lawdaddy1   on: January 23, at 8:31:40 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
It means nothing. I sat on the same date for months and was then admitted while others had 3 date changes
during the same time period. Fairly meaningless it appears.
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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18)  
  by: DaydreamNation   on: January 23, at 8:30:09 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

magic wrote:Seeing some movement as well! 01/02 → 01/19 → 01/22
Hope we get good news this week!
I'm 01/02 → 01/19 as well but no 01/22...what does it all mean?!?
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Re: How important is it to go to ASW?  
  by: Ntp73821   on: January 23, at 8:22:48 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
Do you have someone who could help watch your little guy while you're away? A babysitter or something? Or is it at all feasible for you to borrow money from a relative to help pay for some travel costs? I know you could get travel for yourself reimbursed at least. I don't think visiting is absolutely necessary, but if your family will be moving with you, it might be good for your wife's sake to v...
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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18)  
  by: magic   on: January 23, at 8:18:21 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Seeing some movement as well! 01/02 → 01/19 → 01/22
Hope we get good news this week!
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Re: How important is it to go to ASW?  
  by: 38981928   on: January 23, at 8:10:16 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
I would love to attend a few of these (UT, UVA, and Michigan in particular), however, it will be difficult for me to: A) leave my wife and child for a few days while she is a student, or B)get all three of us to the schools. A) would be extremely difficult on her, because I am in charge of the little dude while she is in class, and visa versa. B) would be extremely difficult cuz we poor. How impo...
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Re: Around Median at CLS - Litigation?  
  by: jbagelboy   on: January 23, at 8:07:40 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
Again, not a major concern now. But Gibson , Debevoise , Weil, Skadden , ect. are all on the table. If you get your grades up just a tad to low stone, you’ll open up Davis Polk, Simpson, Cravath. These are a bit of a stretch (for the average law student), assuming same outcome in spring. But median is a pretty good place to be for fall grades. Get a couple of As (and you'll have one class with a ...
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: rachelac   on: January 23, at 7:48:36 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

principalagent wrote:Hoping for some birthday good vibes today in the form of $$$ and a Columbia wave and maybe even a second JS1 wave later this week pls #aboycandream

Happy birthday! Wishing all of these things for u
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: principalagent   on: January 23, at 7:47:03 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

abg591 wrote:Anyone happen to know the average need-based award from NU? I know they combine their need and merit awards, but I’m just curious about a ball park range for the average applicant.

If it's like their direct peers at all, it probably just accounts for a few thousand on top unless you and your family are significantly lacking in resources - then I imagine they help a bit more.
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: principalagent   on: January 23, at 7:45:21 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hoping for some birthday good vibes today in the form of $$$ and a Columbia wave and maybe even a second JS1 wave later this week pls #aboycandream
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Re: LES MISERA3LES: ONE SEMESTER MORE  
  by: Dr. Nefario   on: January 23, at 7:45:00 am   in: TLS Class of 2018 Forum
sounds fun! I'm hoping to spend like a week chilling on the beach to relax and then maybe go abroad somewhere but haven't really figured out where. I don't know if I'll go right away though since I'll also need to find (and furnish) a new apartment shortly after taking the bar. And I have to figure out if SO can come on a trip with me since he has that pesky work thing. interested to hear anyone ...
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Re: How important is it to go to ASW?  
  by: kippercd   on: January 23, at 7:44:30 am   in: Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days
I would love to attend a few of these (UT, UVA, and Michigan in particular), however, it will be difficult for me to: A) leave my wife and child for a few days while she is a student, or B)get all three of us to the schools. A) would be extremely difficult on her, because I am in charge of the little dude while she is in class, and visa versa. B) would be extremely difficult cuz we poor. How impo...
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Re: The Definitive Thread on NC Law Firms  
  by: Anonymous User   on: January 23, at 7:44:07 am   in: Legal Employment
Long time lurker, first time poster as I'm trying to figure out some information on law firms for summer jobs. When researching Robinson Bradshaw I came across a post introducing the 10 new associates that joined the firm this past year, and it raised a question -- is this firm really that selective? The credentials of the 10 attorneys listed I imagine make it the most selective firm in the south...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=284225

Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: principalagent   on: January 23, at 7:42:54 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

GasparLeGecko wrote:As we head towards the February scholarship reconsideration, which schools would you guys think UT considers peers for scholarship comparison?
Direct peers, probably Vandy, Georgetown, UCLA, and perhaps Cornell. WashU I would imagine probably has some pull but maybe not as much as the direct peers. Any school higher than Cornell, especially the T6, Duke and UVA, I imagine have a ton of pull.
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Re: UVA c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: aboveandbeyond   on: January 23, at 7:38:11 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Are interviews required for admission ? Yes, however sometimes meeting Dean Faulk and co. at an event can serve as your interview. Yup, all admitted students have either been interviewed or some equivalent of talking to the admissions committee. Also, generally you have a pretty good chance of being admitted if you kill the interview. Because for a majority of the cases he's ready to admit you on...
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