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Re: Dream job is to defend DUIs... What are my options?  
  by: nealric   on: March 18, at 8:09:19 am   in: Legal Employment
The poster above who mentioned a "King" of DUIs seems to be onto a theme. It seems it's fairly common for a region to have a small handful of "DUI Kings" who do incredible volume. You'll need a large ad budget and administrative support staff. Personally, I think it would get old rather fast. There are only so many possible defenses for DUIs, and only so many fact patterns. I i...
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Re: Submitting Materials to LSAC  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 18, at 6:33:14 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
As far as I know, you can get those materials into LSAC now, which is definitely a good idea when it comes to LORs.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=300433

Re: 2018 July DC Bar  
  by: rgrunds   on: March 18, at 6:24:37 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

wwwcol wrote:
rgrunds wrote:Any new certifications over the past week?
Not yet certified but my waiver app recently went from pending receipt to received. Applied a year ago. Hope the review doesn’t take several months.

This kind of delay for a waive in? Hard to believe. What are the processes in that office?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287816

Re: Firm Benefits  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 18, at 6:24:33 am   in: Legal Employment
Ropes & Gray - pretty much market benefits. No 401k match, kind of pricey health insurance for meh benefits (option for high deductible health insurance), domestic partners can be covered, technology budget of $300 (I think) to set up your home office, in Boston the Cafe upstairs serves free dinner after 7:30 so no dinner budget, $45/month if bring your own phone, some random gym perks but not...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: nixy   on: March 18, at 6:09:21 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Well, they supported the idea. The letter doesn’t make clear to me that they initiated it rather than supported the committee working on it.

But also, a nicely united letter before the plan goes into effect doesn’t mean that schools don’t face the same dilemma once it exists. It makes it more hypocritical, sure.
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Re: Transfers - Does anybody know earliest we'd hear back?  
  by: heartlessjester   on: March 18, at 2:27:23 am   in: Transfers
I'm curious, but is it worth transferring to Cornell with no OCI purely for prestige if you are EECS based ip and plan on finding employment through SIPJF,SF ip job fair, or PLIP?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=299919

Re: Transfer chances, sorry  
  by: heartlessjester   on: March 18, at 2:24:51 am   in: Transfers
I second the Emory thing. Congrats on your acceptance though. Just out of curiosity did you hear anything from Vandy/get an interview? I don't see them accepting you EA from a ttt based on their typical 509 T1 preference, but am curious since you do have a higher gpa/rank than me though my school is a T1.
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Submitting Materials to LSAC  
  by: enz2103   on: March 18, at 1:39:54 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I'll be taking the June LSAT in Guangzhou, China. However, even if I score well (172+), I will not be applying this year. Following some good advice from this forum, I decided I will apply in 2-3 years.

Does anybody know how early I can submit transcripts and letters of recommendation to LSAC? If I order my transcripts and complete my CAS profile now, will I need to do it again in 2-3 years?
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Re: Should I take this gov't job?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 18, at 12:19:13 am   in: Legal Employment
I wouldn't worry too much about political uncertainty re: PSLF. The uncertainty affects 0Ls considering law school - PSLF might be cancelled before they matriculate, so someone planning on starting law school in fall 2019 or 2020 intending to rely on PSLF might have the carpet yanked out from under their feet. But those who've already taken out loans will be OK even if PSLF is cancelled tomorrow....
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Summer at Foreign Law Firm vs Govt Volunteer  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 18, at 12:18:52 am   in: Legal Employment
2L Summer
33 ~ 30 % in T25
2ndary Law Review
Moot Court & Mock Trial

I have two desirable offers.

One from a law firm in my ex-home country. Korea. (I have U.S. Citizenship now)
One Non-DC EEOC Internship.

I think I would have an edge in Korean market post-graduation, but I'd really like to stay in the U.S. if I can for first two decades of my career.
Which one should I go with?
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Re: Should I choose for money or name... please help  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 18, at 12:12:37 am   in: Choosing a Law School
A T13 at 40% off is, by any reasonable standard, a terrific outcome. Characterizing that outcome as "yikes" and "absurd" is patently ridiculous. Being locked into a job that forces you to work 60-80 hours/week for 5 years is pretty yikes to me. 1. that's fine but you're not OP, and OP is looking to do IP/corporate. so this is par for the course. the job you're worried about be...
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Re: Should I choose for money or name... please help  
  by: LBJ's Hair   on: March 17, at 11:59:25 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
A T13 at 40% off is, by any reasonable standard, a terrific outcome. Characterizing that outcome as "yikes" and "absurd" is patently ridiculous. Being locked into a job that forces you to work 60-80 hours/week for 5 years is pretty yikes to me. 1. that's fine but you're not OP, and OP is looking to do IP/corporate. so this is par for the course. the job you're worried about be...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=300367

Re: Should I take this gov't job?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 11:54:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
I wouldn't worry too much about political uncertainty re: PSLF. The uncertainty affects 0Ls considering law school - PSLF might be cancelled before they matriculate, so someone planning on starting law school in fall 2019 or 2020 intending to rely on PSLF might have the carpet yanked out from under their feet. But those who've already taken out loans will be OK even if PSLF is cancelled tomorrow....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=300415

Re: video chat interview, screen  
  by: cheaptilts   on: March 17, at 11:41:42 pm   in: Legal Employment
Yes, I think it would be obvious. I’d advise not to do it.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=300431

Re: Administrative Law  
  by: inter_alia   on: March 17, at 11:37:24 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students

pointplace wrote:
kalvano wrote:Everything you need:

http://sdrv.ms/16EGi1G

Hey Kalvano,

Any chance you could bless us with a workable link to your Admin outline?

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=172414

Re: Should I choose for money or name... please help  
  by: sev   on: March 17, at 11:26:58 pm   in: Choosing a Law School

QContinuum wrote:A T13 at 40% off is, by any reasonable standard, a terrific outcome. Characterizing that outcome as "yikes" and "absurd" is patently ridiculous.
Being locked into a job that forces you to work 60-80 hours/week for 5 years is pretty yikes to me.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=300367

Re: 3.3 and 165+  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 11:18:37 pm   in: What are my chances?
:shock: Wow. I think that was the best news I have heard all week. My GPA from my current school is 3.3 but I finished my first 60 credits at community college with a 3.7...so I guess the LSAC would calculate my GPA to be higher than I thought. That's terrific! Again, this all depends on your actual LSAT score, and also on how high your final GPA turns out to be. But if you do as well on the actu...
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Re: Leveraging fed analyst into fed attorney  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 10:42:09 pm   in: Legal Employment
Thank you for the reply. It's good to know others were able to make this transition. I think I probably have more of an uphill battle than you, beyond passing the bar, because I really have had no interaction with my OGC beyond some occasional oversight/compliance training and their role in processing interagency MOUs for my department. As I suspected, my first step will probably need to be a tran...
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Re: 3.3 and 165+  
  by: CarolinaLawGirl   on: March 17, at 10:33:50 pm   in: What are my chances?
:shock: Wow. I think that was the best news I have heard all week. My GPA from my current school is 3.3 but I finished my first 60 credits at community college with a 3.7...so I guess the LSAC would calculate my GPA to be higher than I thought. Logic games is the only section on which I have room for significant improvement. I completely bombed logic games and did not even finish them all before r...
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video chat interview, screen  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 10:31:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
Do you think it would be obvious to have notes up on your laptop screen during a video chat interview? I know you are supposed to look at the camera on the top of the computer, but most people just look at the others' faces on screen anyway, so I thought looking at the notes would just make it look like I'm looking at faces on the screen. I just have some bullets of things to remember (relating to...
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Re: Lateral Question (alumni search)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 10:24:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
This is pretty standard. Just ask one of your classmates to make an intro to the junior they know, assuming you have solid connections.
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Re: 2018 July DC Bar  
  by: wwwcol   on: March 17, at 10:09:30 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

rgrunds wrote:Any new certifications over the past week?
Not yet certified but my waiver app recently went from pending receipt to received. Applied a year ago. Hope the review doesn’t take several months.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287816

Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: hlsperson1111   on: March 17, at 10:00:48 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I know it really does not jive with TLS wisdom, but I really do think Berkeley places better in LA than CCN and I think that's the conventional wisdom among LA practitioners. I think the pushback you're getting comes from this consideration: if you already have stellar LA ties (e.g., grew up in southern California and then went to UCLA undergrad), then the difference between CCN and Berkeley most...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=300402

Re: how in depth to study resume?  
  by: run26.2   on: March 17, at 9:45:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
If you list some specific area of law, you are obviously more likely to get asked about it. Why are you being so specific? Is it for something like a summer associateship you did years ago? For those, you can describe the assignment without mentioning the legal issue. But if you're applying for a practice group where you have particular experience, you might want to include some of the regimes, is...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: cheaptilts   on: March 17, at 9:37:12 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
(And there's certainly no way to make it mandatory for the two life-tenured, no-one-tells-me-what-to-do parties involved in this: hiring judges and recommending law professors.) I think this is the real problem, and while I get your point about schools, the problem is that there isn't any motive for the schools to band together. Since judges are going to hire off-plan (and profs will recommend of...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: nixy   on: March 17, at 9:26:47 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
(And there's certainly no way to make it mandatory for the two life-tenured, no-one-tells-me-what-to-do parties involved in this: hiring judges and recommending law professors.) I think this is the real problem, and while I get your point about schools, the problem is that there isn't any motive for the schools to band together. Since judges are going to hire off-plan (and profs will recommend of...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 8:56:52 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
^I mean it's literally a voluntary plan. If they didn't want a collective action problem they should have made it mandatory. I think making it mandatory - either on judges, or on the schools, or both - is really the only way to make it succeed. Otherwise you're bound to have defecting schools (at least Chicago & Michigan), or defecting professors (at least Columbia), or defecting FedSoc. Then...
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Mid-senior year transcript  
  by: powerfail   on: March 17, at 8:53:08 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Next year will be my last year of college. I plan to take the LSAT this summer and then apply to law schools as soon as the applications open in fall. This means the college transcript that I send to LSAC will include grades up to this spring. If you apply in September/October, is it routine for schools to ask you to send them an updated transcript with fall grades finalized in December? I remembe...
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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 8:50:53 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Thoughts on sending a follow-up e-mail if you haven't heard back in about a month?
I was "referred" about a month ago. I'm about to send a follow-up email.
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Re: Working In International Offices of US Law Firm Temporarily  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 8:34:39 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Thanks for the replies. I am in no way expecting or even thinking about asking the firm to reimburse travel, etc. I basically would just like to go physically work in an international office for a couple weeks a year. I wouldn't look at it as vacation, since I would still be working the same hours as if I was here in the states. Just in a different city. I think it's a pretty cool idea. ...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 7:54:05 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
This is a pretty simple collective action problem - each individual school might serve their students by abandoning the plan, but if all (or even most) schools do, the plan functionally goes away. That was why the prior plan fell apart; without public institutional commitment, it's too easy for everyone to quietly cheat on the side. OTOH, if NO schools helped students apply off-plan, no students ...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: nixy   on: March 17, at 7:13:46 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
This is a pretty simple collective action problem - each individual school might serve their students by abandoning the plan, but if all (or even most) schools do, the plan functionally goes away. That was why the prior plan fell apart; without public institutional commitment, it's too easy for everyone to quietly cheat on the side. OTOH, if NO schools helped students apply off-plan, no students ...
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Re: Working In International Offices of US Law Firm Temporarily  
  by: 2013   on: March 17, at 7:11:18 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Thanks for the replies. I am in no way expecting or even thinking about asking the firm to reimburse travel, etc. I basically would just like to go physically work in an international office for a couple weeks a year. I wouldn't look at it as vacation, since I would still be working the same hours as if I was here in the states. Just in a different city. I think it's a pretty cool idea. ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=300409

Re: Working In International Offices of US Law Firm Temporarily  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 7:02:18 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Thanks for the replies. I am in no way expecting or even thinking about asking the firm to reimburse travel, etc. I basically would just like to go physically work in an international office for a couple weeks a year. I wouldn't look at it as vacation, since I would still be working the same hours as if I was here in the states. Just in a different city. I think it's a pretty cool idea. I...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=300409

Re: Character and Fitness Issue Question  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 6:40:20 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Thank you for your feedback. Would a C&F attorney be able to tell me if I should not even bother applying to law school? The C&F attorney should be able to tell you your rough odds of making it through bar C&F. If your odds are dicey, then you may wish to reconsider attending law school. Ideally, find a C&F attorney who formerly sat on the bar C&F committee themselves. They wi...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 6:36:56 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
^I mean it's literally a voluntary plan. If they didn't want a collective action problem they should have made it mandatory.
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Re: Any Employment Lawyers familiar with EEOC defense?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 6:30:21 pm   in: Legal Employment
I’m a federal employment attorney now but worked at a National L&E firm doing lots of employment discrimination defense. Essentially, in the private sector, an employee can file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC and as the employer you’ll get notice of the charge. You’ll write a response to the charge (these are usually in a letter/brief format) and submit it to the EEOC. Before drafti...
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Re: THEMIS DISCUSSION - FEBRUARY 2019  
  by: DepressedWorkerBee   on: March 17, at 6:23:59 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
July 2019 Bar taker here - Themis opens up for us tomorrow! I’ve got a really slow last semester - so I wanted to try and get started a bit early - not diving head into the whole course (want to avoid burnout), but wanted to start a few things now slowly. Any advice for how to use Themis and get started before the suggest start day of May 20? Also have S&T, Critical Flash Cards, and Adaptibar....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=298573

Re: Advice for MBE memorization  
  by: Smiddywesson   on: March 17, at 6:19:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am having a heck of a time with MBE prep. I can remember General Law for Essays. I just can't handle the MBE's. This will be my fourth bar exam sitting, and every sitting my MBE score is roughly 60%. In practice, my MBE score is always roughly 60%. However, lately that score has fallen to about 50-55%, and the more questions I do, the more it falls. I am TERRIFIED. There is one month between me...
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Using old Pennsylvania Barbri books...  
  by: max_p   on: March 17, at 6:16:58 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone familiar with PA law see a problem in using Barbri books from 2013? I already took NJ and passed with 315 UBE score. I couldn't take PA at the same time and plan to take it this July. I really don't want to pay for a full course and a friend just gave me his 2013 books. I was planning on combining the books with Adaptibar.

Appreciate any insight.
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Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 6:05:00 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I know it really does not jive with TLS wisdom, but I really do think Berkeley places better in LA than CCN and I think that's the conventional wisdom among LA practitioners. I think the pushback you're getting comes from this consideration: if you already have stellar LA ties (e.g., grew up in southern California and then went to UCLA undergrad), then the difference between CCN and Berkeley most...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=300402

how in depth to study resume?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 6:04:13 pm   in: Legal Employment
For interviews, I know I have to be able to explain each point on my resume .. but how much? Some of this stuff is from a while ago. I've been stressing over memorizing the details about every assignment I listed. Do I really need to know the case law involved in each? If I say I wrote a memo on x amendment, do I need to memorize the analysis? I really don't remember the facts and analysis of all ...
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Re: Torn between BarMax MBE prep and Adaptibar MBE prep  
  by: Smiddywesson   on: March 17, at 5:59:50 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I used Adaptibar this time around. How did your actual scores compare with your Adaptibar practice scores? I passed in a state which doesn't release scores so I don't really know how I did on the MBE. However, I barely studied at all for the essays, so could only have passed based on my MBE score. I averaged lower mid-70's overall, higher mid-70's the last couple of weeks. Amid the gloom, the clo...
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Re: California Bar Moral Character Application  
  by: AspiringLawyer8818   on: March 17, at 5:54:34 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi everyone, I am currently going through the character and fitness process and was hoping to get some advice/feedback from those that were in a similar position. To summarize, I have a series of alcohol-related incidents in my past. Specifically, I have been charged with 4 drinking-related misdemeanors, convicted of two. I was also suspended from a university for one year as a result of a number ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=278929

Re: Any Employment Lawyers familiar with EEOC defense?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 5:53:03 pm   in: Legal Employment
I’m a federal employment attorney now but worked at a National L&E firm doing lots of employment discrimination defense. Essentially, in the private sector, an employee can file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC and as the employer you’ll get notice of the charge. You’ll write a response to the charge (these are usually in a letter/brief format) and submit it to the EEOC. Before drafti...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=300398

Re: Character and Fitness Issue Question  
  by: Francine.Frensky   on: March 17, at 5:47:02 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I appreciate and receive your feedback. Another reason I’m struggling to grasp and come to terms with what happened is because I apologized to him several weeks later and he told me that for what it was worth, his opinion of me wasn’t limited to this one event, and that he’s disappointed we can’t work together but he knows I’ll be successful at whatever I do. So, being hit with words like harassm...
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Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: The Lsat Airbender   on: March 17, at 5:45:47 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I know it really does not jive with TLS wisdom, but I really do think Berkeley places better in LA than CCN and I think that's the conventional wisdom among LA practitioners. Nah, this is the traditional TLS wisdom too. It's about as uncontroversial as saying Duke is better than CCN for Atlanta, or Michigan is better than CCN for Detroit. Some of the best Californian posters have been gone for a ...
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Re: Character and Fitness Issue Question  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 5:40:55 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I appreciate and receive your feedback. Another reason I’m struggling to grasp and come to terms with what happened is because I apologized to him several weeks later and he told me that for what it was worth, his opinion of me wasn’t limited to this one event, and that he’s disappointed we can’t work together but he knows I’ll be successful at whatever I do. So, being hit with words like harassm...
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Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: hlsperson1111   on: March 17, at 5:19:39 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
The best law schools for BigLaw in any market are the T13, roughly in that order; then (with a large gap) the T20s (if any) in that region; then any strong T1s (if any) in that region. Absolutely don't go to USC/UCLA over any T13 with BigLaw goals. The T13 alone (plus Vandy and Georgetown, at least during the current boom times) assure median students BigLaw. The average student at USC/UCLA does ...
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Re: Is Freshmen year too early to begin prep?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 5:16:42 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I am aware of the 5 year period, and I understand that I would be burning two years. I suppose I didn't really consider the possibility of delayed graduation or working for longer before applying. The main issue is that I go to a random state school and I'm majoring in English. There's a fairly low possibility of me finding something INCREDIBLY interesting to do before law school. My school just ...
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Re: Character and Fitness Issue Question  
  by: Francine.Frensky   on: March 17, at 5:11:12 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
In my jurisdiction the touching makes it sexual harassment per se . Q is right that sexual assault/battery might be more appropriate and also that it's concerning for you to play semantics like this. It's been agonizingly slow progress, but society is starting to take these things seriously. You could have ruined your boss's life that night, you could have exposed the company to huge legal proble...
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Re: Character and Fitness Issue Question  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 5:03:08 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
In my jurisdiction the touching makes it sexual harassment per se . Q is right that sexual assault/battery might be more appropriate and also that it's concerning for you to play semantics like this. It's been agonizingly slow progress, but society is starting to take these things seriously. You could have ruined your boss's life that night, you could have exposed the company to huge legal proble...
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Transfer Chances (T10/T6)  
  by: Sarkhan   on: March 17, at 4:37:09 pm   in: Transfers
T25, 3.81, Top 10%

Looking for better biglaw and fedclerk placements and more play in national markets. 509s seem to say that I have a good shot at T14, but would like to hear thoughts from those here on options and chances for T10 and T6.
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Re: Career prospects in specialized Criminal Law prosecution for individual with related experience  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 17, at 4:07:10 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I would just like to know: 1) Is the above correct as it relates to the individuals and groups that participate in the prosecution and/or high-level investigation of this White Collar/National Security-related crime? Are there any other major organizations/opportunities related to this field that I missed? 2) How common are these roles? Is the pathway to get here competitive, long, and reliant on...
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Moving from midlaw ID to Biglaw Litigation  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 4:06:55 pm   in: Legal Employment
Practicing for two years doing insurance defense work (med mal, gen liability, automobile cases). I’m at a mid law firm approx. 200 attorneys in the NY market. I’m on my second firm In two years, taking the opportunity with a bigger firm and nice pay increase. I’m interested in biglaw but want to remain doing litigation. I’m not sure what my exit options are right now though. Do I even have the op...
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Re: Career prospects in specialized Criminal Law prosecution for individual with related experience  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 17, at 3:58:19 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Hello All, I've been doing some reading on this subject, but I wanted to get some input from folks in the field. I've been working in the Financial Crimes/Anti-Money Laundering/Compliance field for different financial institutions for 5 years now, doing Investigations, Suspicious Activity Reports, due diligence research, risk assessments, compliance policy audits, etc. I've steadily advanced thro...
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Re: Character and Fitness Issue Question  
  by: The Lsat Airbender   on: March 17, at 3:57:30 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
This is an issue, and you definitely responsive to questions asking about employer disciplinary action, but probably not insurmountable. It sounds like you've learned from this experience and done your best to change your behavior. This goes without saying but I'd be extremely careful with alcohol from here on, especially if (as it sounds like) it's interacting with medication. The mixture of alc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=300418

Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 3:55:37 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
This is a pretty simple collective action problem - each individual school might serve their students by abandoning the plan, but if all (or even most) schools do, the plan functionally goes away. That was why the prior plan fell apart; without public institutional commitment, it's too easy for everyone to quietly cheat on the side. OTOH, if NO schools helped students apply off-plan, no students w...
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Re: Character and Fitness Issue Question  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 17, at 3:54:12 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
This is an issue, and you definitely responsive to questions asking about employer disciplinary action, but probably not insurmountable. It sounds like you've learned from this experience and done your best to change your behavior. This goes without saying but I'd be extremely careful with alcohol from here on, especially if (as it sounds like) it's interacting with medication. The mixture of alc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=300418

Re: Is Freshmen year too early to begin prep?  
  by: Bonzeye   on: March 17, at 3:51:25 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Make sure GPA takes priority over LSAT. You have time after UG to study for the LSAT, but the GPA is permanent. FWIW, I do think it is too early because you are bound to run out of practice materials if you study for 3 years. Further, I wish you stated your diagnostic score. If you scored in the high 150s/low 160s, you don't really need that long to study for a good score. If you do decide to sta...
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Re: Character and Fitness Issue Question  
  by: Francine.Frensky   on: March 17, at 3:41:55 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Look, I’m sorry. I’ve never dealt with anything like this before and was seeking to clarify your assessment of the situation. I was not trying to minimize my actions in any way.
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Re: Working In International Offices of US Law Firm Temporarily  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 3:40:19 pm   in: Legal Employment
Question: I am a junior associate at a US Law Firm, and want to know if it is possible (and if so, how to go about it) to work temporarily at an overseas office of my firm. My firm is fairly international with 10+ offices outside the US. What I'm thinking is: would it be possible to go work at an overseas office for a week or two out of the year? Obviously this is very easy to do in the states an...
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Re: Character and Fitness Issue Question  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 3:35:41 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
This is an issue, and you definitely responsive to questions asking about employer disciplinary action, but probably not insurmountable. It sounds like you've learned from this experience and done your best to change your behavior. This goes without saying but I'd be extremely careful with alcohol from here on, especially if (as it sounds like) it's interacting with medication. The mixture of alc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=300418

Re: Is Freshmen year too early to begin prep?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 3:28:17 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Make sure GPA takes priority over LSAT. You have time after UG to study for the LSAT, but the GPA is permanent. FWIW, I do think it is too early because you are bound to run out of practice materials if you study for 3 years. Further, I wish you stated your diagnostic score. If you scored in the high 150s/low 160s, you don't really need that long to study for a good score. If you do decide to sta...
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Re: Should I choose for money or name... please help  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 3:07:20 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Again, NYU with an almost 40% scholly is an objectively terrific outcome, and objectively worth taking. But OP could very possibly eliminate the other 60% of that debt by retaking and reapplying. (Even if OP doesn't retake, and/or retakes but can't. Yikes. No it's not. You're forgetting NYC living expenses, which make even a 40% scholly at NYU add up to $220k+ COA (conservatively!). That's an abs...
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Pursuing Delaware Court of Chancery Clerkship  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 3:00:56 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Hey All,

I'm trying to pursue corporate law and I'm wondering what kind of stats/experience one would need to be competitive Delaware Court of Chancery clerkship.

Any and all thoughts about the process/requirements would be appreciated!
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Re: Should I choose for money or name... please help  
  by: sev   on: March 17, at 2:30:33 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Again, NYU with an almost 40% scholly is an objectively terrific outcome, and objectively worth taking. But OP could very possibly eliminate the other 60% of that debt by retaking and reapplying. (Even if OP doesn't retake, and/or retakes but can't. Yikes. No it's not. You're forgetting NYC living expenses, which make even a 40% scholly at NYU add up to $220k+ COA (conservatively!). That's an abs...
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Re: Character and Fitness Issue Question  
  by: Francine.Frensky   on: March 17, at 2:28:06 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
This is an issue, and you definitely responsive to questions asking about employer disciplinary action, but probably not insurmountable. It sounds like you've learned from this experience and done your best to change your behavior. This goes without saying but I'd be extremely careful with alcohol from here on, especially if (as it sounds like) it's interacting with medication. The mixture of alc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=300418

Career prospects in specialized Criminal Law prosecution for individual with related experience  
  by: sirjerald55   on: March 17, at 2:22:18 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Hello All, I've been doing some reading on this subject, but I wanted to get some input from folks in the field. I've been working in the Financial Crimes/Anti-Money Laundering/Compliance field for different financial institutions for 5 years now, doing Investigations, Suspicious Activity Reports, due diligence research, risk assessments, compliance policy audits, etc. I've steadily advanced throu...
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Re: Working In International Offices of US Law Firm Temporarily  
  by: Elston Gunn   on: March 17, at 1:55:43 pm   in: Legal Employment
Question: I am a junior associate at a US Law Firm, and want to know if it is possible (and if so, how to go about it) to work temporarily at an overseas office of my firm. My firm is fairly international with 10+ offices outside the US. What I'm thinking is: would it be possible to go work at an overseas office for a week or two out of the year? Obviously this is very easy to do in the states an...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=300409

Re: Is Freshmen year too early to begin prep?  
  by: Bonzeye   on: March 17, at 1:40:24 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Make sure GPA takes priority over LSAT. You have time after UG to study for the LSAT, but the GPA is permanent. FWIW, I do think it is too early because you are bound to run out of practice materials if you study for 3 years. Further, I wish you stated your diagnostic score. If you scored in the high 150s/low 160s, you don't really need that long to study for a good score. If you do decide to sta...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=300416

Re: What's your adaptibar % and # of Qs answered  
  by: Nightcrawler   on: March 17, at 1:34:38 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
MAY THE BRAGGING CONTINUE.... I don't know if that was referred to me but saying that I failed the bar 3 times and that now, after getting adaptibar THREE TIMES (consistently scoring 5% less than my practice, which is not good), I'm getting 80% (no shit) is bragging, then what can I say? The OP probably started the post to have an idea on how other people are doing and I'm sure that giving my inp...
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Re: Exec comp at V5 v Federal tax at V25  
  by: 2013   on: March 17, at 1:33:08 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Thanks all! That’s pretty much what I figured, I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Many of my friends are so caught up in the “brand name” of the V5 (teams have formed) that they have me questioning my better instincts. That’s ridiculous. No one really cares about vault rankings after they have a job (aside from people ceaselessly chasing prestige). Like I couldn’t tel...
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Re: Exec comp at V5 v Federal tax at V25  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 1:30:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Thanks all! That’s pretty much what I figured, I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Many of my friends are so caught up in the “brand name” of the V5 (teams have formed) that they have me questioning my better instincts. That’s ridiculous. No one really cares about vault rankings after they have a job (aside from people ceaselessly chasing prestige). Like I couldn’t tel...
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Re: Exec comp at V5 v Federal tax at V25  
  by: 2013   on: March 17, at 12:51:48 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Thanks all! That’s pretty much what I figured, I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Many of my friends are so caught up in the “brand name” of the V5 (teams have formed) that they have me questioning my better instincts. That’s ridiculous. No one really cares about vault rankings after they have a job (aside from people ceaselessly chasing prestige). Like I couldn’t tel...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 12:26:23 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
GULC is similarly "supporting the plan" by screwing its students.
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Re: Capital Markets Exit Options  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 12:23:35 pm   in: Legal Employment

spidey314 wrote:
waytoplant wrote:I did CM at a v10 in a major market for 6 years before going in-house. PM me for details.

I don't think TLS will let me PM you. Is there any other way to contact you haha
Correct, new users must hit at least 5 posts before being able to send PMs. However, they can receive PMs right off the bat. So potentially, waytoplant could PM spidey314 with their email address/IM/etc.
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Re: Character and Fitness Issue Question  
  by: The Lsat Airbender   on: March 17, at 12:23:10 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
This is an issue, and you definitely responsive to questions asking about employer disciplinary action, but probably not insurmountable. It sounds like you've learned from this experience and done your best to change your behavior. This goes without saying but I'd be extremely careful with alcohol from here on, especially if (as it sounds like) it's interacting with medication. The mixture of alco...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=300418

Re: Working In International Offices of US Law Firm Temporarily  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 12:22:03 pm   in: Legal Employment
Depends on the specific overseas office and whether you want/expect them to pay for your travel expenses to that office. Frankly, saying you want to work overseas for 1-2 weeks/year sounds like you're angling for an all-expenses-paid overseas vacation. You're not going to develop any business - especially as a junior - by parachuting into Brussels or Sydney or Hong Kong for a week. Typical oversea...
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Re: Should I take this gov't job?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 12:18:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
I wouldn't worry too much about political uncertainty re: PSLF. The uncertainty affects 0Ls considering law school - PSLF might be cancelled before they matriculate, so someone planning on starting law school in fall 2019 or 2020 intending to rely on PSLF might have the carpet yanked out from under their feet. But those who've already taken out loans will be OK even if PSLF is cancelled tomorrow.
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Re: Exec comp at V5 v Federal tax at V25  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 12:18:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Thanks all! That’s pretty much what I figured, I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Many of my friends are so caught up in the “brand name” of the V5 (teams have formed) that they have me questioning my better instincts. That’s ridiculous. No one really cares about vault rankings after they have a job (aside from people ceaselessly chasing prestige). Like I couldn’t tel...
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Re: How long before following up on reimbursment?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 12:14:57 pm   in: Legal Employment
I think 3 weeks of radio silence is long enough to justify a polite followup email/phone call to the recruiter. These reimbursements can be slow, so it's not surprising that it's taken a little while, but it won't be rude to follow up at this point.
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Re: 3.3 and 165+  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 17, at 12:10:25 pm   in: What are my chances?
Kudos on coming so far whilst being a single parent to two special-needs kids. That's an incredible accomplishment and you should be very proud of your grit and determination. Your LSAT practice test performance is extremely promising. As LSAT Airbender says, you should focus on perfecting your performance still further. If you're starting out in the 165-168 range, you should be able to break into...
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Re: 2.7 gpa 174 LSAT, do I stand a change getting into top 20 school  
  by: foregetaboutdre   on: March 17, at 12:09:04 pm   in: What are my chances?
Hey everyone! I have a low gpa at 2.7 but I will be writing an addendum explaining my low gpa. I have a high lsat at 174! I plan on taking it again and aiming for a 180. I wanted to know if I have a chance in getting into any Top 20 schools The schools I plan on applying to are Rutgers Elon Georgetown Washington University in St Louis Don't bother applying to Rutgers and Elon. Apply to the T20 mi...
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Re: 2018-2019 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 11:59:11 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
I'm an URM coming out of a clerkship who recently had some interviews with pretty selective NY firms, including WLRK. Frankly, I was surprised to even receive the interview invite, because my grades, while good, and from a top law school, are not in WLRK's usual band. I got the rejection after the interview pretty quickly, even though I think my talks with their partners and associates went pretty...
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Re: 2.7 gpa 174 LSAT, do I stand a change getting into top 20 school  
  by: BaronBarrister   on: March 17, at 11:56:51 am   in: What are my chances?
Apply ED to UVA early next cycle and you will have a very good chance at admission. In 2009-2014, Northwestern and GULC loved splitters who were sub 3.0 but 170+ LSATs. Their love for extreme splitters has cooled just slightly, but UVA is now very hospitable to splitters, as is Penn. Do the following: 1) Apply ED to UVA 2) Apply RD to: - Penn - G'Town - Northwestern - Michigan Cornell, Duke, Berke...
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Re: NY February 2019 Group  
  by: TheJuryMustDie   on: March 17, at 11:56:14 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

FutureLawyer2 wrote:Does anyone know when results are supposed to be released?

BOLE says 'last week of April'.
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Fare Evasion and Business Venture Questions for C&F  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 11:31:32 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am currently filling out my C&F application in a state that requires you to do so before the bar and I have two questions: 1. Stupidly a week ago I received a yellow ticket for fair evasion on the subway. I left my wallet at home, had no money or metro card, and I walked through the door. Obviously this was a mistake and I don't have a "good" excuse. I was issued an $100 fine, whic...
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Third Department admission 2019  
  by: Courtney123   on: March 17, at 11:20:02 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I sent in my paperwork in December and received a confirmation that it was received the next day. I still haven’t heard back about a swearing in date and can’t get in touch with anyone when I call. Is anyone else experiencing this?? (Third department of ny admission)
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Re: 2018-2019 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 11:09:44 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
All NYC - I know Patterson has been interviewing and giving out offers; Walden interviewing; RKO Interviewing. Don't know about offers on the latter two. Would be curious about other NYC (and surrounding area) boutiques and people's stats for getting interviews/offers. Also, has anyone applied to/interviewed with the securities class action plaintiffs' firms (NYC or elsewhere)? I'm thinking Berns...
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Re: NY February 2019 Group  
  by: FutureLawyer2   on: March 17, at 10:08:37 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone know when results are supposed to be released?
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Re: Exec comp at V5 v Federal tax at V25  
  by: 2013   on: March 17, at 10:00:54 am   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Thanks all! That’s pretty much what I figured, I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Many of my friends are so caught up in the “brand name” of the V5 (teams have formed) that they have me questioning my better instincts. That’s ridiculous. No one really cares about vault rankings after they have a job (aside from people ceaselessly chasing prestige). Like I couldn’t tel...
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Re: 2018-2019 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 9:57:25 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Had a CB at Susman (Houston) a few weeks ago and never heard back. Any idea how long they normally take?
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Re: Is Freshmen year too early to begin prep?  
  by: AJordan   on: March 17, at 9:40:43 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I also think it's too early but since you're not going to listen I would advise that, since you're starting out, focus exclusively on LG. It will allow you to scratch that preparation itch while burning material that, over time, is still valuable on retakes since all games but the absolute toughest tend to blur together in the memory. Learning how to go -0 on LG is a prereq to a 173 so it's not li...
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Re: Australia Office of Big Law?  
  by: Lancair   on: March 17, at 9:40:41 am   in: Legal Employment
Noooo, i was considering a move to Sydney biglaw, but the above posts really turn me off, big time. It depends what you are looking for. For all the downsides discussed in the thread, Sydney is a beautiful city and great place to live, particularly if you have the cash to enjoy it - which if you are on 200k plus US you will. It really depends what you are looking for. If you are either gunning to...
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Re: Exec comp at V5 v Federal tax at V25  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 9:37:02 am   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Thanks all! That’s pretty much what I figured, I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Many of my friends are so caught up in the “brand name” of the V5 (teams have formed) that they have me questioning my better instincts.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=300392

Re: Is Freshmen year too early to begin prep?  
  by: Dcc617   on: March 17, at 9:25:44 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Yes obviously too early. Chill out.
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Re: Chances at Berkeley, NYU, Cornell?  
  by: Text-align   on: March 17, at 8:26:02 am   in: What are my chances?
I have to agree with everyone else.
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Re: Lateral Question (alumni search)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 8:21:30 am   in: Legal Employment
I saw a posting for a position that I’m really interested recently. I don’t know anyone who works at the firm. There are a handful (15-20) people from my school who work there. How should I go about asking for a referral. From everything I’ve read on this forum, you should always use a referral over self-apply if possible. Should I be reaching out to partners or associates? Is it awkward to cold ...
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Re: 3.3 and 165+  
  by: CarolinaLawGirl   on: March 17, at 8:13:01 am   in: What are my chances?
High 170s on the LSAT would be wild. I plan to take it by next February at the latest and to work through the Logic Games Bible before. I have read on these forums that UNC is not too keen on splitters and my GPA would put me in that category. They may admit me with a high LSAT but I think it would still be a long shot for scholarship money. It is the campus closest to where I live so going there ...
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Re: Is Freshmen year too early to begin prep?  
  by: jsnow212   on: March 17, at 7:56:06 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Make sure GPA takes priority over LSAT. You have time after UG to study for the LSAT, but the GPA is permanent. FWIW, I do think it is too early because you are bound to run out of practice materials if you study for 3 years. Further, I wish you stated your diagnostic score. If you scored in the high 150s/low 160s, you don't really need that long to study for a good score. If you do decide to star...
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Anything I Can Do?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 17, at 7:31:26 am   in: Legal Employment
Hi Everyone, I’m a second year at a V5, and applied to a unique job in January that I’d love to have, where openings come around quite rarely. I interned at a similar company in law school, and that GC emailed the GC at this company writing me a glowing LOR. It’s been 8 weeks of radio silence. They’re looking for 2-5 years experience, but I’m about 5 months short of that at this point. Job posting...
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Re: Should I choose for money or name... please help  
  by: jsnow212   on: March 17, at 6:41:21 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Is it crucial to apply super early if someone decides to retake and reapply? I'm also considering it, but since I'd likely be working full-time while preparing for a retake I'd probably have to be open to the possibility of the September or October administration just to allow time for more PTs. It'd be nice to knock out a good retake in June with the last paper test, but I'm not sure if I'll be ...
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Re: What are the employment options after BigLaw?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 16, at 11:47:37 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Depends on your practice area and the firm. If you're in a corporate practice group, in-house is a normal exit. But for litigation/regulatory, government is a common path to take. Or you could continue in private practice elsewhere. Yes, your salary will dip. And the time you need to be in biglaw depends on which job you're trying to exit to. Short answer: there's no formula. Be specific about yo...
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Re: Preparing for july 2019 CA bar exam  
  by: Anglelaw   on: March 16, at 11:41:41 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone know if Adaptibar and Barmax MBE questions are the same licensed questions from the NCBE? Thanks. Hi there, Last 4 times I used adaptibar and this time I am using barmax. I found barmax different than adaptibar so far I completed civil pro and found majority of the mbe new. Did 30 plus evidence mbes I don't remember majority of them I saw. However, I used adaptibar last 4 times before...
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Re: Lateral Question (alumni search)  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 16, at 11:01:01 pm   in: Legal Employment
I saw a posting for a position that I’m really interested recently. I don’t know anyone who works at the firm. There are a handful (15-20) people from my school who work there. How should I go about asking for a referral. From everything I’ve read on this forum, you should always use a referral over self-apply if possible. Should I be reaching out to partners or associates? Is it awkward to cold ...
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Re: Is Freshmen year too early to begin prep?  
  by: Wild Card   on: March 16, at 10:42:17 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
No, it took me three years of serious study, after I graduated, to get a good score, and it wasn't good enough in the end. I wish I had another year.
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Re: Torn between BarMax MBE prep and Adaptibar MBE prep  
  by: anon sequitur   on: March 16, at 10:35:20 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Smiddywesson wrote:
I used Adaptibar this time around. How did your actual scores compare with your Adaptibar practice scores?

I passed in a state which doesn't release scores so I don't really know how I did on the MBE. However, I barely studied at all for the essays, so could only have passed based on my MBE score. I averaged lower mid-70's overall, higher mid-70's the last couple of weeks.
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Re: $75K Total Scholarship at UVA - Worth It?  
  by: Wild Card   on: March 16, at 10:31:19 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
That's really good for a 157 URM.

But if you're Black, you could get into Harvard and Stanford with a 164, so you should spend more time studying, and retake.

Also, even after a $75,000 scholarship, you'll owe over $200,000, which will take years of hard labor to pay back. Might as well walk away with a Harvard credential if you're going to do that.
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Re: Is Freshmen year too early to begin prep?  
  by: Bonzeye   on: March 16, at 10:28:25 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I am roughly halfway through my Freshmen year of college, and I'm wondering if now would be a good time to start studying. I am interested in scoring a 170+ (my target is a 173), so I understand that a lot of studying will be necessary. My diagnostic score is okay, but there's plenty of work to be done. If I studied consistently starting now, I could take the test partway through my sophomore yea...
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Re: Should I take this gov't job?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 10:24:14 pm   in: Legal Employment
Did you stay on PAYE/REPAYE? If not, $100k is going to be difficult to pay off loans. Going to stay on standard repayment. I've gone thru the numbers with my SO and we could do it if she helps out a bit with expenses, which she's willing to do. Don't want to do IBR or PSLF bc of the tax bomb and political uncertainty, respectively. No tax bomb for PSLF. I left biglaw to go government and never lo...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 10:22:05 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Like the above poster said, Chicago supports the plan but understands that they have an obligation to their students to not only not actively obstruct their students' job search but to actually provide the support their students pay for. They provide full support to students who apply off plan. Can I just say that I think this crap these schools are pulling is ridiculous and disrespectful to their...
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Lateral Question (alumni search)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 10:18:00 pm   in: Legal Employment
I saw a posting for a position that I’m really interested recently. I don’t know anyone who works at the firm. There are a handful (15-20) people from my school who work there. How should I go about asking for a referral. From everything I’ve read on this forum, you should always use a referral over self-apply if possible. Should I be reaching out to partners or associates? Is it awkward to cold e...
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Re: Is Freshmen year too early to begin prep?  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 16, at 10:16:21 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I am roughly halfway through my Freshmen year of college, and I'm wondering if now would be a good time to start studying. I am interested in scoring a 170+ (my target is a 173), so I understand that a lot of studying will be necessary. My diagnostic score is okay, but there's plenty of work to be done. If I studied consistently starting now, I could take the test partway through my sophomore yea...
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Re: 3.3 and 165+  
  by: The Lsat Airbender   on: March 16, at 8:30:28 pm   in: What are my chances?
Focus completely on the LSAT for now. Getting a 165 cold implies you can break into the high 170s, and if you can do that you should have some amazing options for your goals - a full ride at UNC, for example, seems like a dream outcome for you and should be very attainable with a high enough LSAT score.
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Is Freshmen year too early to begin prep?  
  by: Bonzeye   on: March 16, at 8:21:16 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I am roughly halfway through my Freshmen year of college, and I'm wondering if now would be a good time to start studying. I am interested in scoring a 170+ (my target is a 173), so I understand that a lot of studying will be necessary. My diagnostic score is okay, but there's plenty of work to be done. If I studied consistently starting now, I could take the test partway through my sophomore year...
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Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: The Lsat Airbender   on: March 16, at 8:10:33 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
It's still marginally harder from CCN, though, if only because the alumni networks are smaller over there. Conventional wisdom still seems to hold: Tier 1: HYSBerkeley Tier 1.5: CCN with ties (Michigan traditionally was up here too but idk if that's still valid) Tier 2: Other T13 with ties <<<below this point you'll have trouble at median>>> Tier 3: The last two groups but without ties, UCLA/USC/U...
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Re: Should I choose for money or name... please help  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 16, at 8:00:46 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Is it crucial to apply super early if someone decides to retake and reapply? I'm also considering it, but since I'd likely be working full-time while preparing for a retake I'd probably have to be open to the possibility of the September or October administration just to allow time for more PTs. It'd be nice to knock out a good retake in June with the last paper test, but I'm not sure if I'll be ...
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Re: Biglaw Junior Lateraling to Midlaw  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 16, at 7:56:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
Hi everybody. I'm a first year biglaw associate in a major market. My hours aren't bad, but I'm not interested in the work I do and can't see myself practicing this type of law for much longer. I have an offer to join a midlaw firm doing the type of work that I want to do, but I'm worried that leaving biglaw with less than a year of experience is going to be a black mark. Should I hold out for an...
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Re: Should I take this gov't job?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 7:54:47 pm   in: Legal Employment
Did you stay on PAYE/REPAYE? If not, $100k is going to be difficult to pay off loans. Going to stay on standard repayment. I've gone thru the numbers with my SO and we could do it if she helps out a bit with expenses, which she's willing to do. Don't want to do IBR or PSLF bc of the tax bomb and political uncertainty, respectively. No tax bomb for PSLF. I left biglaw to go government and never lo...
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Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 16, at 7:52:31 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
The best law schools for BigLaw in any market are the T13, roughly in that order; then (with a large gap) the T20s (if any) in that region; then any strong T1s (if any) in that region. Absolutely don't go to USC/UCLA over any T13 with BigLaw goals. The T13 alone (plus Vandy and Georgetown, at least during the current boom times) assure median students BigLaw. The average student at USC/UCLA does ...
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Re: STUPID QUESTION RE: BAR ESSAYS SCORES  
  by: a male human   on: March 16, at 7:46:37 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Note: This question only applies to the California bar.

No, essays are given raw scores in increments of 5 (or 2.5 if regraded and averaged).

Scaled score (out of 2000) is different. The conversion formula differs each exam.
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Re: Capital Markets Exit Options  
  by: spidey314   on: March 16, at 7:11:27 pm   in: Legal Employment

waytoplant wrote:I did CM at a v10 in a major market for 6 years before going in-house. PM me for details.

I don't think TLS will let me PM you. Is there any other way to contact you haha
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Re: 2018 July DC Bar  
  by: rgrunds   on: March 16, at 6:34:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Any new certifications over the past week?
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Re: Should I choose for money or name... please help  
  by: albanach   on: March 16, at 6:13:58 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Is it crucial to apply super early if someone decides to retake and reapply? I'm also considering it, but since I'd likely be working full-time while preparing for a retake I'd probably have to be open to the possibility of the September or October administration just to allow time for more PTs. It'd be nice to knock out a good retake in June with the last paper test, but I'm not sure if I'll be ...
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Re: Preparing for july 2019 CA bar exam  
  by: Blueplanet   on: March 16, at 6:04:53 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone know if Adaptibar and Barmax MBE questions are the same licensed questions from the NCBE? Thanks.
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Re: Should I take this gov't job?  
  by: 2013   on: March 16, at 5:29:32 pm   in: Legal Employment
Did you stay on PAYE/REPAYE? If not, $100k is going to be difficult to pay off loans. Going to stay on standard repayment. I've gone thru the numbers with my SO and we could do it if she helps out a bit with expenses, which she's willing to do. Don't want to do IBR or PSLF bc of the tax bomb and political uncertainty, respectively. Investing the money now to save for the tax bomb would probably s...
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Re: Should I take this gov't job?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 5:22:43 pm   in: Legal Employment

2013 wrote:Did you stay on PAYE/REPAYE? If not, $100k is going to be difficult to pay off loans.

Going to stay on standard repayment. I've gone thru the numbers with my SO and we could do it if she helps out a bit with expenses, which she's willing to do. Don't want to do IBR or PSLF bc of the tax bomb and political uncertainty, respectively.
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Re: Should I take this gov't job?  
  by: 2013   on: March 16, at 5:19:38 pm   in: Legal Employment
Did you stay on PAYE/REPAYE? If not, $100k is going to be difficult to pay off loans.
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Should I take this gov't job?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 5:15:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
Current biglaw midlevel considering taking a local government job. I've gotten a consensus opinion from friends and family, but this board has been very helpful to me over the past five years or so, and I'd like to see what people think. Here are the relevant facts: -3rd year -Cravath-scale salary -still have low 6 figure combined UG and LS loans -tired of biglaw (for the usual reasons) and don't ...
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Re: Biglaw Junior Lateraling to Midlaw  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 16, at 5:09:51 pm   in: Legal Employment
Hi everybody. I'm a first year biglaw associate in a major market. My hours aren't bad, but I'm not interested in the work I do and can't see myself practicing this type of law for much longer. I have an offer to join a midlaw firm doing the type of work that I want to do, but I'm worried that leaving biglaw with less than a year of experience is going to be a black mark. Should I hold out for an...
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Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: hlsperson1111   on: March 16, at 4:50:57 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Would Columbia be better than USC, even for biglaw in LA? Would Berkeley Law be better than USC/UCLA? The best law schools for BigLaw in any market are the T13, roughly in that order; then (with a large gap) the T20s (if any) in that region; then any strong T1s (if any) in that region. Absolutely don't go to USC/UCLA over any T13 with BigLaw goals. The T13 alone (plus Vandy and Georgetown, at lea...
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: paperplanes22   on: March 16, at 4:38:58 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Sorry if this has already been asked, but I looked and couldn’t find it if it has. When I type the same raw scores into different states, let’s say 3s for all essays and MPTs and 138 for the MBE, I obviously get different scales scores, depending on the state. For example, in CO, this would be scaled to a 271 and in DC, to a 260. Does this mean that if I’m in a UBE state where the passing score is...
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Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: Sls17   on: March 16, at 3:48:06 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
The answer to the title question is “Stanford.”
But with LA roots, I don’t think Berkeley / a CA school confers any particular advantage. I would definitely opt for a T14 over UCLA/USC if on the table. And I’d take Columbia over Berkeley if for some reason all else was equal.
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Re: Advice for MBE memorization  
  by: John---   on: March 16, at 3:34:35 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am having a heck of a time with MBE prep. I can remember General Law for Essays. I just can't handle the MBE's. This will be my fourth bar exam sitting, and every sitting my MBE score is roughly 60%. In practice, my MBE score is always roughly 60%. However, lately that score has fallen to about 50-55%, and the more questions I do, the more it falls. I am TERRIFIED. There is one month between me...
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3.3 and 165+  
  by: CarolinaLawGirl   on: March 16, at 3:20:03 pm   in: What are my chances?
Hi there! I am a non-traditional student. I am almost 32 and will be graduating with my BA next spring. I worked my way through college as a single mom to two children on the autism spectrum so I spent a lot of time going to school part time in undergrad. I would be looking to start law school fall 2021. My kids will be well into their teen years at that point. I am also now married to a man who w...
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How long before following up on reimbursment?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 3:11:35 pm   in: Legal Employment
I had a callback across the country and the firm agreed to pay for two nights at a hotel, but they asked me to pay and submit for reimbursement. My total bill was in excess of $1,000 (they selected the hotel, I didn't just pick something outrageous). I submitted for reimbursement almost 3 weeks ago. How long does it normally take and is it appropriate to follow up?
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Re: Intentionally failing the bar exam just to get access to current MBE questions?  
  by: Smiddywesson   on: March 16, at 2:44:12 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I can remember at least five questions, word for word from the February test. One guy said he had a question with a certain price, it was not on my test. Another guy mentioned a certain animal. Again, that animal was not on my test. So the tests are different even in the same room and I have never seen a question repeated. Words that jumped across my memory today from the exam made me smile. I kn...
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Re: Torn between BarMax MBE prep and Adaptibar MBE prep  
  by: Smiddywesson   on: March 16, at 2:35:05 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I just took my second bar exam and used BarMax; the first time around (July 2015) I used Adaptibar + Themis (which was duplicative, since Themis uses the NCBE questions as well, but I didn't realize that, and I was getting reimbursed for bar expenses so I ended up buying some junk I never used like lean sheets, flash cards, etc.). I went with BarMax this time because their MBE only package gives ...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: Miss-Bubbled   on: March 16, at 2:01:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP, just curious what you decided to do?
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Re: Dream job is to defend DUIs... What are my options?  
  by: Aptitude   on: March 16, at 1:34:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
What sort of opportunities are there for this kind of criminal defense? Is it mostly a solo practice type thing? If so, how much and what type of experience would someone need to hang a shingle? I know solo Attorneys that do this, they charge a flat fee, and another fee on top of that if it goes to trial. A lot of the times their clients plea out. Under this model, high revenue streams is obvious...
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Re: Military Law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 1:14:17 pm   in: Legal Employment
I know in the AF, JAs are technically "line officers", but a special type: LAF-J. With that said, I've been looking at some educational development opportunities (specifically CSAF Prestigious Ph.D. Program). Programs like this say they're open to "line officers". As a JA, would I qualify?
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Re: Should I choose for money or name... please help  
  by: 239840   on: March 16, at 1:10:34 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I agree that retaking is worthwhile here. If OP does choose to attend, bear in mind the total cost of attendance. While UVA might have matched NYU at $25k/year, total cost of attendance at UVA is about $50k lower. Great point, albanach, thanks for raising it. Since OP wants corporate law, I agree that it doesn't make sense to pay an additional $50k to attend NYU over UVA given the minute placemen...
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Re: V30 Firm Didn't Raise Pay for Summers?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 1:10:20 pm   in: Legal Employment

albanach wrote:Did they raise to $190 in the satellite office too?

All offices matched the market which is reflected on vault. Increase to summer pay is not reflected on vault.
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Re: V30 Firm Didn't Raise Pay for Summers?  
  by: albanach   on: March 16, at 12:59:46 pm   in: Legal Employment
Did they raise to $190 in the satellite office too?
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Re: Torn between BarMax MBE prep and Adaptibar MBE prep  
  by: anon sequitur   on: March 16, at 12:56:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I just took my second bar exam and used BarMax; the first time around (July 2015) I used Adaptibar + Themis (which was duplicative, since Themis uses the NCBE questions as well, but I didn't realize that, and I was getting reimbursed for bar expenses so I ended up buying some junk I never used like lean sheets, flash cards, etc.). I went with BarMax this time because their MBE only package gives y...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 12:17:16 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
The Columbia clerkship office is refusing to support applications prior to June 17--ie, they won't send paper applications for you, won't help with letters of recommendation, and so forth. But many professors are still perfectly willing to write for off-plan judges. Not just FedSoc people; know non-FedSoc 2Ls who have already secured appellate clerkships.
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Re: GPA Addendum addressing sexual assault?  
  by: Npret   on: March 16, at 12:16:27 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
I think what you’ve written is pretty good OP. FWIW.
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Re: GPA Addendum addressing sexual assault?  
  by: Npret   on: March 16, at 12:15:07 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
I agree with the above but I think saying it’s “unfortunate” is diminishing what happened to a victim f a brutal crime.

I agree the OP should be matter of fact and details aren’t necessary.

Good luck OP and I’m sorry that happened to you. Sounds like things are better for you now.
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Re: V30 Firm Didn't Raise Pay for Summers?  
  by: clshopeful   on: March 16, at 12:06:14 pm   in: Legal Employment
You should look up the firm online (nalp, vault, etc) and try to see if the firm has published its summer salary. My firm says the summer salary on those sites. If those sites say the 190 scale, then it's probably a mistake.
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Re: Firm Benefits  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 11:53:59 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Any info on Ropes & Gray?

+1
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V30 Firm Didn't Raise Pay for Summers?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 11:41:45 am   in: Legal Employment
I will be summering at the satellite office of a V30 firm. In the on boarding material I was sent, there was a reference to a weekly pay rate based on the old 180k 1st year salary ($3,461 a week) and not the new 190k salary ($3,653). I know the firm matched the market last summer, and the ATL post announcing the raise includes a screenshot of an email from firm management saying the summers were i...
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Working In International Offices of US Law Firm Temporarily  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 11:35:17 am   in: Legal Employment
Question: I am a junior associate at a US Law Firm, and want to know if it is possible (and if so, how to go about it) to work temporarily at an overseas office of my firm. My firm is fairly international with 10+ offices outside the US. What I'm thinking is: would it be possible to go work at an overseas office for a week or two out of the year? Obviously this is very easy to do in the states and...
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Re: $75K Total Scholarship at UVA - Worth It?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 16, at 11:05:21 am   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Of course, though, we're not just talking about acceptances. We're also talking about $. The +5 takes OP from a $75k scholly at UVA to a $180k scholly at UVA. Sure, OP would get a UVA J.D. either way, but $100k+ (add interest too) in post-tax money (requiring OP to actually make ~$150k+ in pre-tax income to pay it off) is a huge amount and well worth retaking the LSAT for. Not even BigLaw gives so...
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Re: Pissing a Recruiter off?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 16, at 10:55:22 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm a bit confused by your post. Is my summary below accurate? ⋅ You apply to firm X, office 1 by yourself. ⋅ Recruiter A, whom you've never had any relationship with, "cold solicits" you to apply to firm X, office 2. You turn down Recruiter A. ⋅ Recruiter B, whom you've worked with on an ongoing basis, solicits you to apply to firm X, office 2. You tell Re...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: Ohiobumpkin   on: March 16, at 10:46:38 am   in: Legal Employment
Look, comparing Biglaw with another job opportunity means nothing (apples to oranges) without a clear career goal. If OP wants to be a criminal defense attorney, go with the elite solo. If OP is unsure about what he wants to do or if he wants to work in-house, then go Biglaw and find a niche. It’s that simple.
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Re: $75K Total Scholarship at UVA - Worth It?  
  by: BaronBarrister   on: March 16, at 10:33:44 am   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Thank you for providing this data, I think this definitely gives a more fleshed-out perspective. The first graph considers OP's chances with a 9-11 point gain, which as I've been saying, WOULD likely improve OP's chances significantly. This is also a substantial increase for most people. An even more dramatic points gain of 11 to 14 would virtually guarantee admission at the top schools, unsurpris...
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Re: Using Offers as Leverage in Other Market  
  by: Auxilio   on: March 16, at 10:26:59 am   in: Legal Employment
How would you use another offer to get interest at another firm? If you're doing something like trying to bump up a clerkship bonus when you already have both offers that's something. But if you don't have an offer from Firm B yet, why do they care that you have an offer at Firm A? If anything it will just turn them off.
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Re: Question on URM status  
  by: Activefoxox   on: March 16, at 10:15:50 am   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your insight.
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Re: GPA Addendum addressing sexual assault?  
  by: LSATWiz.com   on: March 16, at 9:35:24 am   in: Law School Personal Statements
1.) No. I would probably not be anymore detailed here than you would be if you had a death in the family or were sick. X, Y, Z happened. You should be fact specific with dates and the like, but you shouldn’t go into detail about the assault itself. Nobody is expecting that. 2.) No, but I would mention that you met with a therapist and transferred universities just to substantiate that it happened....
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Re: Exit Options/Economic Health for Real Estate?  
  by: RedPurpleBlue   on: March 16, at 9:18:42 am   in: Legal Employment
I don't know the answers to your questions, but I know that whoever is going to end up answering them will want to know your answer to the following question first. Do you primarily do dirt work or finance or a mixture of both?
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Re: Biglaw Junior Lateraling to Midlaw  
  by: Yugihoe   on: March 16, at 8:39:51 am   in: Legal Employment
Hi everybody. I'm a first year biglaw associate in a major market. My hours aren't bad, but I'm not interested in the work I do and can't see myself practicing this type of law for much longer. I have an offer to join a midlaw firm doing the type of work that I want to do, but I'm worried that leaving biglaw with less than a year of experience is going to be a black mark. Should I hold out for an...
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Re: ok yall, shred this PS. I thank you in advance. I'd rather hear it from you than get not get the big envelope.  
  by: jsnow212   on: March 16, at 6:48:38 am   in: Law School Personal Statements

NonTradHealthLaw wrote:Excellent writer. Very workable theme. Horrible personal statement as soon as your polisci sentence. Was that sarcasm? Then Rawlsian.... ooof.

Like traveling internationally, lay all your adverbs and adjectives on the bed and unpack 90%.

I see what you did there
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Re: What are the employment options after BigLaw?  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 16, at 6:32:00 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Depends on your practice area and the firm. If you're in a corporate practice group, in-house is a normal exit. But for litigation/regulatory, government is a common path to take. Or you could continue in private practice elsewhere. Yes, your salary will dip. And the time you need to be in biglaw depends on which job you're trying to exit to. Short answer: there's no formula. Be specific about you...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: nixy   on: March 16, at 6:31:00 am   in: Legal Employment
I tend to agree with lavarman, honestly. I don’t think people are giving the solo option the credit it deserves. There is a whole universe of people who never go biglaw who work and thrive as attorneys out there, and if the OP actually wants to be a solo criminal defense attorney, the solo is going to give him much better experience for that purpose than biglaw will. (I also disagree with the idea...
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Re: Straighterline  
  by: AJordan   on: March 16, at 6:02:54 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I spoke with LSAC over the phone and confirmed that SL courses count. Confirming via email. Even if you don't officially transfer the credits to a real school? I feel like TLS needs to investigate this ourselves. If true, we are going to have to rethink our usual advice to applicants that they can only work on their LSAT, as their GPA is more or less set in stone. We may have to add SL churning t...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: lavarman84   on: March 16, at 2:56:58 am   in: Legal Employment
I do appreciate your opinion and your alternative viewpoint. But this is so ridiculous “If partner x from top biglaw firm y decided he wants to mentor me, what should i do?!?!?” Clearly these are not the options here On the contrary, that is basically the option here: The attorney is ranked in a reputable publication as one of the top 100 criminal defense attorneys in the nation. Paul Clement isn...
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Re: Pissing a Recruiter off?  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 16, at 2:38:59 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm a bit confused by your post. Is my summary below accurate? ⋅ You apply to firm X, office 1 by yourself. ⋅ Recruiter A, whom you've never had any relationship with, "cold solicits" you to apply to firm X, office 2. You turn down Recruiter A. ⋅ Recruiter B, whom you've worked with on an ongoing basis, solicits you to apply to firm X, office 2. You tell Re...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 16, at 2:19:44 am   in: Legal Employment
I do appreciate your opinion and your alternative viewpoint. But this is so ridiculous “If partner x from top biglaw firm y decided he wants to mentor me, what should i do?!?!?” Clearly these are not the options here On the contrary, that is basically the option here: The attorney is ranked in a reputable publication as one of the top 100 criminal defense attorneys in the nation. Paul Clement isn...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: lavarman84   on: March 16, at 1:50:22 am   in: Legal Employment
I do appreciate your opinion and your alternative viewpoint. But this is so ridiculous “If partner x from top biglaw firm y decided he wants to mentor me, what should i do?!?!?” Clearly these are not the options here On the contrary, that is basically the option here: The attorney is ranked in a reputable publication as one of the top 100 criminal defense attorneys in the nation. Paul Clement isn...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 16, at 1:42:41 am   in: Legal Employment
Take the solo job. Most people hate working in biglaw. You have an elite attorney who wants to mentor you. You already know this attorney. Go for it. Don't go for the gold star on the resume bullshit (i.e., biglaw). You're going to get less substantive experience and will be lucky if you can find an elite lawyer willing to take you under his or her wing. BigLaw isn't forever. It's an entree to de...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: lavarman84   on: March 16, at 1:22:10 am   in: Legal Employment
Take the solo job. Most people hate working in biglaw. You have an elite attorney who wants to mentor you. You already know this attorney. Go for it. Don't go for the gold star on the resume bullshit (i.e., biglaw). You're going to get less substantive experience and will be lucky if you can find an elite lawyer willing to take you under his or her wing. BigLaw isn't forever. It's an entree to de...
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Re: Biglaw Junior Lateraling to Midlaw  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 1:19:18 am   in: Legal Employment
Hi everybody. I'm a first year biglaw associate in a major market. My hours aren't bad, but I'm not interested in the work I do and can't see myself practicing this type of law for much longer. I have an offer to join a midlaw firm doing the type of work that I want to do, but I'm worried that leaving biglaw with less than a year of experience is going to be a black mark. Should I hold out for an...
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What are the employment options after BigLaw?  
  by: BerkeleyLaw   on: March 16, at 1:10:27 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Would you do in house? MidLaw? Also, would the salaries dip or does it depend?

How many years is it ideal to stick it out in biglaw before shifting laterally?
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Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: BerkeleyLaw   on: March 16, at 1:06:47 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Would Columbia be better than USC, even for biglaw in LA? Would Berkeley Law be better than USC/UCLA? The best law schools for BigLaw in any market are the T13, roughly in that order; then (with a large gap) the T20s (if any) in that region; then any strong T1s (if any) in that region. Absolutely don't go to USC/UCLA over any T13 with BigLaw goals. The T13 alone (plus Vandy and Georgetown, at lea...
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Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: BerkeleyLaw   on: March 16, at 1:05:46 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum

dabigchina wrote:If you are la or bust, I would say Cal>Columbia>UCLA/usc

The difference between Columbia and Cal is pretty marginal. The difference between UCLA and Columbia is fairly substantial.


Hmm okay thank you for the input! : )
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 16, at 12:53:13 am   in: Legal Employment
Take the solo job. Most people hate working in biglaw. You have an elite attorney who wants to mentor you. You already know this attorney. Go for it. Don't go for the gold star on the resume bullshit (i.e., biglaw). You're going to get less substantive experience and will be lucky if you can find an elite lawyer willing to take you under his or her wing. BigLaw isn't forever. It's an entree to de...
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Re: Pissing a Recruiter off?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 16, at 12:26:01 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm a bit confused by your post. Is my summary below accurate? ⋅ You apply to firm X, office 1 by yourself. ⋅ Recruiter A, whom you've never had any relationship with, "cold solicits" you to apply to firm X, office 2. You turn down Recruiter A. ⋅ Recruiter B, whom you've worked with on an ongoing basis, solicits you to apply to firm X, office 2. You tell Re...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: lavarman84   on: March 15, at 11:52:46 pm   in: Legal Employment
Take the solo job. Most people hate working in biglaw. You have an elite attorney who wants to mentor you. You already know this attorney. Go for it. Don't go for the gold star on the resume bullshit (i.e., biglaw). You're going to get less substantive experience and will be lucky if you can find an elite lawyer willing to take you under his or her wing. BigLaw isn't forever. It's an entree to de...
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Re: Any Employment Lawyers familiar with EEOC defense?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 11:42:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
I’m a federal employment attorney now but worked at a National L&E firm doing lots of employment discrimination defense. Essentially, in the private sector, an employee can file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC and as the employer you’ll get notice of the charge. You’ll write a response to the charge (these are usually in a letter/brief format) and submit it to the EEOC. Before draftin...
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Re: Straighterline  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 11:39:50 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I spoke with LSAC over the phone and confirmed that SL courses count. Confirming via email. Even if you don't officially transfer the credits to a real school? I feel like TLS needs to investigate this ourselves. If true, we are going to have to rethink our usual advice to applicants that they can only work on their LSAT, as their GPA is more or less set in stone. We may have to add SL churning t...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 11:35:22 pm   in: Legal Employment
Take the solo job. Most people hate working in biglaw. You have an elite attorney who wants to mentor you. You already know this attorney. Go for it. Don't go for the gold star on the resume bullshit (i.e., biglaw). You're going to get less substantive experience and will be lucky if you can find an elite lawyer willing to take you under his or her wing. BigLaw isn't forever. It's an entree to de...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: lavarman84   on: March 15, at 11:32:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
Given my experience (which I won’t rehash here), asking whether you should effectively be a solo criminal defense attorney or go to market biglaw right out is like asking if you should go to a tttt or a t14. I know that sounds like an oversimplification and I realize you have heard from a number of anecdotal happy small firm experiences but when you’ve skied on both sides of the mountain, factori...
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Re: $75K Total Scholarship at UVA - Worth It?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 11:27:53 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
And further to albanach's post, we see improvement with a "mere" +5 LSAT (i.e., going from 157 to 162). We don't even need to get to 167 before we start seeing an effect. Behold: https://myLSN.info/xxx801_1-13.jpg We're looking at significantly better outcomes than with a 157. And for the record, OP right now has performed pretty much in line with their stats: https://myLSN.info/870e5y_1...
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Re: UCI vs GWU  
  by: yuanyuan   on: March 15, at 11:26:29 pm   in: Choosing a Law School

NoseTackle wrote:You have wechat? My ID: PalyNoseTackle. GW and Emory in the run, from the bay and happy to chat.
Hello~ Yes I do have wechat and I just added you~
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Re: Biglaw Junior Lateraling to Midlaw  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 11:24:07 pm   in: Legal Employment
Hi everybody. I'm a first year biglaw associate in a major market. My hours aren't bad, but I'm not interested in the work I do and can't see myself practicing this type of law for much longer. I have an offer to join a midlaw firm doing the type of work that I want to do, but I'm worried that leaving biglaw with less than a year of experience is going to be a black mark. Should I hold out for an...
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: lavarman84   on: March 15, at 11:21:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
@corporate_regret Thank you for such a comprehensive response! Do you want to do biglaw litigation (presumably commercial) or do you want to do criminal defense? Those are going to be SUPER different experiences. Unfortunately, the only intelligent response I can give is that I don't even know what I don't know. Commercial litigation seems interesting but complicated. I worked biglaw as a summer ...
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Re: Pissing a Recruiter off?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 11:19:15 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm a bit confused by your post. Is my summary below accurate? ⋅ You apply to firm X, office 1 by yourself. ⋅ Recruiter A, whom you've never had any relationship with, "cold solicits" you to apply to firm X, office 2. You turn down Recruiter A. ⋅ Recruiter B, whom you've worked with on an ongoing basis, solicits you to apply to firm X, office 2. You tell Rec...
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Retake LSAT to get off the waitlist?  
  by: Claire   on: March 15, at 11:00:15 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I am waitlisted at the University of Washington (Seattle). I have a 166 LSAT and a 3.9 UGPA. Although I am above both of their 75 percentiles (165+3.80), I am an international student so I probably face a higher standard than the domestic applicants. I applied to about 25 schools, mostly between T15-T40. I currently have one admission from Northeastern University (ranks 74). I am wondering should ...
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Pissing a Recruiter off?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 10:30:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
A few months ago, I applied to firm X. Last month, a recruiter asked me if I wanted to apply to firm X in another location and I said I wasn’t interested at the time. Then I spoke with the recruiter I’ve been working with extensively and s/he said that the offices function separately so I could apply to the other office. So I applied through him/her. Fast forward and I’ve received an offer than I’...
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: masonjarrr   on: March 15, at 9:52:28 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Joe (or anyone else who might know the answer): The maximum scaled score I can enter in your calculator for MEE is a number around 67? And 85 for MPT? https://seperac.com/zcalc-ube-f18.php Extreme values can make the calculator go haywire. High scoring examinees generally pass so I never see their essay scores which would help me improve the calculator. On the UBE, the most you can receive for a ...
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Re: Exit Options/Economic Health for Real Estate?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 9:52:00 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm also interested in this
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Re: Firm Benefits  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 9:44:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any info on Ropes & Gray?
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Re: Using Offers as Leverage in Other Market  
  by: ClubberLang   on: March 15, at 9:30:41 pm   in: Legal Employment
No. This is dumb. Apply to the firm you want to work at. If they don't give you an offer, telling them to have an offer in Chicago from a different firm isn't going to change their mind.
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Re: 4.1/159 - chances at T14?  
  by: LSATWiz.com   on: March 15, at 9:30:03 pm   in: What are my chances?

QContinuum wrote:How have you been doing on logic games? If you're not turning in perfect logic games sections, then that's an easy area for improvement.
Logical reasoning is easy too. 11 more questions gets OP full scholarships at most t-14's, and would also make law school exams easier. Recognizing the holes in the arguments you make isn't sufficient to grading onto law review, but it sure as hell is necessary.
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Re: Biglaw Junior Lateraling to Midlaw  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 15, at 9:23:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
Hi everybody. I'm a first year biglaw associate in a major market. My hours aren't bad, but I'm not interested in the work I do and can't see myself practicing this type of law for much longer. I have an offer to join a midlaw firm doing the type of work that I want to do, but I'm worried that leaving biglaw with less than a year of experience is going to be a black mark. Should I hold out for an...
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Re: Australia Office of Big Law?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 9:09:22 pm   in: Legal Employment
I worked at a US firm in their Australia office a few years ago. Don't want to provide any more identifying details as it's a very tiny world. You do mostly cap markets work for Australian, NZ and to a lesser extent other APAC companies (IG work for major issuers is the bread and butter, along with some high yield and other miscellaneous things). Offices are tiny, so hours are really variant - I h...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 9:08:21 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Chicago is fine with students applying off-plan. The plan has still definitely cut down the number of hires.
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Biglaw Junior Lateraling to Midlaw  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 8:52:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
Hi everybody. I'm a first year biglaw associate in a major market. My hours aren't bad, but I'm not interested in the work I do and can't see myself practicing this type of law for much longer. I have an offer to join a midlaw firm doing the type of work that I want to do, but I'm worried that leaving biglaw with less than a year of experience is going to be a black mark. Should I hold out for an ...
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Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 8:29:27 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Would Columbia be better than USC, even for biglaw in LA? Would Berkeley Law be better than USC/UCLA? The best law schools for BigLaw in any market are the T13, roughly in that order; then (with a large gap) the T20s (if any) in that region; then any strong T1s (if any) in that region. Absolutely don't go to USC/UCLA over any T13 with BigLaw goals. The T13 alone (plus Vandy and Georgetown, at lea...
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Re: ok yall, shred this PS. I thank you in advance. I'd rather hear it from you than get not get the big envelope.  
  by: NonTradHealthLaw   on: March 15, at 8:22:02 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
Excellent writer. Very workable theme. Horrible personal statement as soon as your polisci sentence. Was that sarcasm? Then Rawlsian.... ooof.

Like traveling internationally, lay all your adverbs and adjectives on the bed and unpack 90%.
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 15, at 7:42:22 pm   in: Legal Employment
Given my experience (which I won’t rehash here), asking whether you should effectively be a solo criminal defense attorney or go to market biglaw right out is like asking if you should go to a tttt or a t14. I know that sounds like an oversimplification and I realize you have heard from a number of anecdotal happy small firm experiences but when you’ve skied on both sides of the mountain, factorin...
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Re: Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 7:38:42 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
At Y, administration is asking faculty members to not provide recommendations before June 17th. Many students in fedsoc have clerkships already, but they have a separate placement process. As far as I know, all students not affiliated with fedsoc are following the plan.
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Re: What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: dabigchina   on: March 15, at 6:51:33 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
If you are la or bust, I would say Cal>Columbia>UCLA/usc

The difference between Columbia and Cal is pretty marginal. The difference between UCLA and Columbia is fairly substantial.
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: John---   on: March 15, at 6:38:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Joe (or anyone else who might know the answer): The maximum scaled score I can enter in your calculator for MEE is a number around 67? And 85 for MPT? https://seperac.com/zcalc-ube-f18.php Extreme values can make the calculator go haywire. High scoring examinees generally pass so I never see their essay scores which would help me improve the calculator. On the UBE, the most you can receive for a ...
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Re: Emory vs. SMU vs. Baylor  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 15, at 6:27:34 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
How late did you apply? I feel like you could snag something much better with that GpA if you apply early enough and to the right schools. These are all bad options and you should retake. That being said, even if you don’t retake, I think these numbers should result in a better cycle with better schools TBH, unless you applied after they let in all their high gpa splitters. All my applications we...
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GPA Addendum addressing sexual assault?  
  by: trailandtide   on: March 15, at 6:23:29 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
Please note that the explanation below is only an overview of the extenuating circumstances that resulted in a lower than average GPA. It is not a draft addendum. I am still trying to figure out which details are excessively personal and which ones are germane to my application. In 2005 I was violently sexually assaulted by classmates during the first semester of my freshman year of college. My ac...
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What are the best law schools for Big Law in LA specifically?  
  by: BerkeleyLaw   on: March 15, at 5:44:43 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Would Columbia be better than USC, even for biglaw in LA? Would Berkeley Law be better than USC/UCLA?
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Re: Emory vs. SMU vs. Baylor  
  by: evannelson97   on: March 15, at 5:44:31 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I do not plan on retaking the LSAT. Why not? Worked a couple hundred hours for this score with many practice tests (most being below my current score). And all you did was churn through practice tests? Generally, that's not considered a strong study plan, and you're leaving a lot of money/better schools on the table. If you insist on overpaying for school, might as well do Emory. But if you want ...
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Re: Emory vs. SMU vs. Baylor  
  by: evannelson97   on: March 15, at 5:42:46 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
How late did you apply? I feel like you could snag something much better with that GpA if you apply early enough and to the right schools. These are all bad options and you should retake. That being said, even if you don’t retake, I think these numbers should result in a better cycle with better schools TBH, unless you applied after they let in all their high gpa splitters. All my applications we...
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Re: Question on URM status  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 5:20:41 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
You're still a URM. But if you don't have an "obviously" Native American name/surname (e.g., your name's something along the lines of John Smith), then you should write a diversity statement discussing your Native American heritage and how it's shaped your experiences. (And, to be clear, you should absolutely check both the Native American and Caucasian boxes given that that's consistent...
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Re: Emory vs. SMU vs. Baylor  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 15, at 5:12:36 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I do not plan on retaking the LSAT. Why not? Worked a couple hundred hours for this score with many practice tests (most being below my current score). And all you did was churn through practice tests? Generally, that's not considered a strong study plan, and you're leaving a lot of money/better schools on the table. If you insist on overpaying for school, might as well do Emory. But if you want ...
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Re: Emory vs. SMU vs. Baylor  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 5:10:30 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
How late did you apply? I feel like you could snag something much better with that GpA if you apply early enough and to the right schools. These are all bad options and you should retake. That being said, even if you don’t retake, I think these numbers should result in a better cycle with better schools TBH, unless you applied after they let in all their high gpa splitters. All my applications we...
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Re: Capital Markets Exit Options  
  by: waytoplant   on: March 15, at 5:05:51 pm   in: Legal Employment
I did CM at a v10 in a major market for 6 years before going in-house. PM me for details.
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Question on URM status  
  by: Activefoxox   on: March 15, at 5:00:33 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
So I'm both Native American and Caucasian and I have some questions about my application for the 2019/2020 cycle. I'll be selecting both races on my application since I've always identified that way and I feel most comfortable doing that. I have a tribal number and ID, I've also received tribal scholarships throughout the past 4 years of undergrad, so I'm hoping that will be enough for the admissi...
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Re: District Attorney's Office 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 4:54:19 pm   in: Legal Employment
Has anyone interviewed with Miami-Dade or Broward or could tell me anything about their timelines? Former Miami ASA here. Process varies person to person. Out-of-state applicants usually have all 3 rounds on the same day, provided each interviewer passes you on. First round is a panel of 2-3 attorneys with hypos. Second round is with a chief assistant (one of 4 “second-in-commands”). The final ro...
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Re: Emory vs. SMU vs. Baylor  
  by: evannelson97   on: March 15, at 4:50:40 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
How late did you apply? I feel like you could snag something much better with that GpA if you apply early enough and to the right schools. These are all bad options and you should retake. That being said, even if you don’t retake, I think these numbers should result in a better cycle with better schools TBH, unless you applied after they let in all their high gpa splitters. All my applications we...
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Re: Emory vs. SMU vs. Baylor  
  by: evannelson97   on: March 15, at 4:49:30 pm   in: Choosing a Law School

cavalier1138 wrote:
evannelson97 wrote:I do not plan on retaking the LSAT.

Why not?

Worked a couple hundred hours for this score with many practice tests (most being below my current score).
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Using Offers as Leverage in Other Market  
  by: Throwaway19877   on: March 15, at 4:48:19 pm   in: Legal Employment
So say I have an offer at a V10 firm in one market I am looking at. Can I use that as leverage to garner interest from other firms in a totally separate market, or will they not care because it isn't their market? The firm I have an offer at does have an office in this alternative (and more preferable) market, so maybe we could be vague and just use the firm name while not mentioning which office?
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Re: Feeling discouraged...  
  by: Blueprint LSAT   on: March 15, at 4:44:35 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

LSATWiz.com wrote:While I don't want to conflict with your Blueprint approach, a necessary step on any assumption, strengthen, weaken or flaw question will be to recognize the conclusion. So if you're struggling there on these question types, I would actually advise first becoming really proficient and time efficient on conclusion and role of statement questions.

Not a contradiction at all, I entirely agree
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Re: Emory vs. SMU vs. Baylor  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: March 15, at 4:41:13 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
How late did you apply? I feel like you could snag something much better with that GpA if you apply early enough and to the right schools.

These are all bad options and you should retake.

That being said, even if you don’t retake, I think these numbers should result in a better cycle with better schools TBH, unless you applied after they let in all their high gpa splitters.
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Re: Kirkland Houston - Still a Shitshow?  
  by: Throwaway19877   on: March 15, at 4:39:37 pm   in: Legal Employment
What about their funds group? Avoid like the plague. Crazy hours, crazy partner, crazy expectations. Can you explain? K&E already has a rep for being a difficult place to work - the funds group in Houston exemplifies every bit of that negative reputation. Share partner that'll throw associates under the bus/yell at them, an endless amount of work (emails routinely going back and forth into th...
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Re: Emory vs. SMU vs. Baylor  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 15, at 4:38:12 pm   in: Choosing a Law School

evannelson97 wrote:I do not plan on retaking the LSAT.

Why not?
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Emory vs. SMU vs. Baylor  
  by: evannelson97   on: March 15, at 4:36:43 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Right now, I am deciding between offers from Emory, SMU, and Baylor. I am interested in corporate transactional law. BigLaw is obviously preferred, but is not necessary. I do not plan on retaking the LSAT. I will be debt-funding most of my costs, but have inheritance money that is probably just enough to cover cost of living. I am obviously trying to make the best investment for my future. I do no...
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Re: Selendy & Gay  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 4:29:38 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm the guy/gal who made the list. Not going to Quinn, agree that they're not in the same class as a KVN/WLRK/W&C/Boies or w/e. Included them because S&G is largely ex-Quinn folks, has a similar model, and my Quinn interviewers were not as obnoxious as the S&G partner. Seems relevant to someone interviewing at S&G. Hopefully that clears everything up. If people wanna dump on Quinn ...
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Re: Here to hear some truth  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 4:20:51 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Why are you "geographically limited" to NYC? Is this because you want to save money by living at home (given your comments above about Pace)? Because you have a spouse and/or kids you can't uproot? Or because you have a personal preference for staying in NYC? You're right that with a 2.2, you're more or less locked out of the T13. But the T20 - and strong T1s like Fordham - are very much...
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Re: Selendy & Gay  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 4:12:45 pm   in: Legal Employment

PMan99 wrote:
pi.radians wrote:It seems like John Quinn has found this thread.

I had to lol at the inclusion of Quinn with WLRK, Susman, KVN, etc...

This whole thread smells incredibly fishy.
to satisfy your prestige radar - I'm one of the other posters from above (not the one who made that list) and going to one of WLRK/W&C
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Any Employment Lawyers familiar with EEOC defense?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 4:07:08 pm   in: Legal Employment
Are there any in-house or firm employment lawyers here who have experience dealing with EEOC on the defense side? Can you shed some light on what the work involves? Do you respond to EEOC complaints that employees have filed against the company, on the company's behalf? What does that entail? I am looking into some in-house positions that involve heavy EEOC defense work and I want to get an idea o...
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Re: Taking any/all advice, suggestions and direction  
  by: Shredzeppelin240   on: March 15, at 4:03:30 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I got 166 today which was good. A nice confidence boost after my last 162. I got -3 on games which was frustrating. I finally felt like this was a section that didn't have any super weird games but I still couldn't do as well as when I am drilling games. Oh well. I'd post the actual sections but I've found it sort of affects my BR, so I'll do that once I am finished. 2 weeks!
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Re: Employee Benefits to Another Practice?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 3:58:40 pm   in: Legal Employment
I’ve been in EB/EC for two years. I like it, but I don’t like my firm. I’ve been trying to lateral, but, as people in the area may know, there aren’t too many positions available and only the most selective firms seem to ever be looking. I’m looking to move around in the northeast (where I currently am). Has anyone been able to lateral out of the area to tax, corporate, healthcare, anything? At t...
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Re: Am I the only one without a summer position yet?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 3:44:30 pm   in: Legal Employment
TLS is, perhaps expectedly given what the letters "TLS" stand for, hugely, disproportionately skewed toward T13/T20 students gunning for BigLaw and federal clerkships. The vast majority of 2Ls in the country are not at the T13/T20 and will not have secured a BigLaw offer at 2L OCI last fall. Not having a position lined up in March is par for the course and nothing to panic about. Certain...
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Re: Dream job is to defend DUIs... What are my options?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 3:38:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
I agree with the above. I am solo and primarily do criminal defense. The criminal element talks (a lot) and reputation is everything. Move to a place that does private appointments for indigent clients. Get on the list and do as much court appointed as you can. In my case I got myself on 5 counties lists and drove all the time. Later I could cut back. You really need to either solo or possibly fi...
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Re: Kirkland Houston - Still a Shitshow?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 3:34:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
What about their funds group? Avoid like the plague. Crazy hours, crazy partner, crazy expectations. Can you explain? K&E already has a rep for being a difficult place to work - the funds group in Houston exemplifies every bit of that negative reputation. Share partner that'll throw associates under the bus/yell at them, an endless amount of work (emails routinely going back and forth into th...
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Re: Dream job is to defend DUIs... What are my options?  
  by: tbaker757   on: March 15, at 3:26:30 pm   in: Legal Employment
I agree with the above. I am solo and primarily do criminal defense. The criminal element talks (a lot) and reputation is everything. Move to a place that does private appointments for indigent clients. Get on the list and do as much court appointed as you can. In my case I got myself on 5 counties lists and drove all the time. Later I could cut back. You really need to either solo or possibly fin...
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Re: Am I the only one without a summer position yet?  
  by: misterjames   on: March 15, at 3:23:35 pm   in: Legal Employment
I don't attend a top law school and I didn't get anything from OCI. Am I completely screwed for not having a position for the summer at this point? I'm literally having daily panic attacks as I try to figure out what I'm going to do. I'm terrified. Yup, you're the only law student in the country without a summer job. Should probably think about making sandwiches instead. /s Sorry for the snark, n...
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Am I the only one without a summer position yet?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 3:18:50 pm   in: Legal Employment
I don't attend a top law school and I didn't get anything from OCI. Am I completely screwed for not having a position for the summer at this point? I'm literally having daily panic attacks as I try to figure out what I'm going to do. I'm terrified.
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Re: Accept Big Law Offer or Join a solo attorney earning seven figures with a 160K salary  
  by: tbaker757   on: March 15, at 3:13:41 pm   in: Legal Employment
I am 5 years out of of law school. I hung a shingle and did solo straight out. So obviously I have a solo bias. However, I love my solo life of criminal defense. While not on the scale that you suggest your opportunity is on I do mid 7's. For what its worth I have a biglaw friend who is now jumping ship to come work for me. This is not to say that solo is any easier than biglaw. I work many hours ...
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Re: Exec comp at V5 v Federal tax at V25  
  by: papermateflair   on: March 15, at 3:09:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
I agree with what others have said - it boils down to if you want to do exec comp or transactional tax. If you aren't sure what the actual differences are between the practice areas, pick up the phone and talk to some exec comp and federal tax associates at your potential firms - someone in recruiting should be able to connect you.
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Seeking T-14 Policies on Early Clerkship Applications  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 3:07:07 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Apparently T-14s right now have wildly different policies regarding "off-plan" clerkship applications. Berkeley insists that all T-14s agreed not to release any letters of recommendation until June 17. Michigan instructed their students that they're free to apply to any judge off-plan whenever they want. The school has no issue sending early paper applications and releasing letters of re...
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Re: Employee Benefits to Another Practice?  
  by: papermateflair   on: March 15, at 3:06:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
I’ve been in EB/EC for two years. I like it, but I don’t like my firm. I’ve been trying to lateral, but, as people in the area may know, there aren’t too many positions available and only the most selective firms seem to ever be looking. I’m looking to move around in the northeast (where I currently am). Has anyone been able to lateral out of the area to tax, corporate, healthcare, anything? At t...
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Re: Let's Talk 9th Circuit!  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 3:05:55 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Any updates on Hurwitz, Hawkins, Murguia? Bumpity bump bump... You sure you want to clerk for Murguia? Whoa, I’ve read on here about the odd hours in chambers, but what else is there to know? Haven’t seen any red flags otherwise :shock: I don't know anybody who clerked for her, so I cant comment about her chambers dynamics (she seems nice enough). But when I was clerking she seemed to really stru...
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Re: $75K Total Scholarship at UVA - Worth It?  
  by: albanach   on: March 15, at 2:55:46 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
It's true that URM cycles can be upredictable, but pretty sure that the OP doesn't have to hit 170+ to get an improved outcome, and they were PTing higher than they scored. Yeah, the above discussion is moot. OP got $$ to a T-10 with a 157. All their non-LSAT boxes are clearly ticked.No way UVA is going to look at OP with +5 LSAT points and say "nah, we accepted you last time with money 10 p...
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2022  
  by: Heyy_Y'all   on: March 15, at 2:40:00 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Yeah, I'm pretty sure Vandy hates me. They've had my app for long ass time, and still haven't said anything. "Let's make this fucker sweat it out before we reject him." Also, am I the only one who finds their status portal weird?
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Re: Uga Law c/o 2022 Applicants (2018-2019)  
  by: Heyy_Y'all   on: March 15, at 2:26:57 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hey y'all. I've been under review for a long ass time. I think I may have pissed someone off with my PS and DS.
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Re: What's the word on Wilkinson Walsh?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 2:16:21 pm   in: Legal Employment
I also would be interested in hearing any info about the firm, especially more specifics on comp and hours (more interested in the hours part). I'm sure they work really hard, but does anyone have any particulars or details on hours?
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Re: $75K Total Scholarship at UVA - Worth It?  
  by: BaronBarrister   on: March 15, at 2:13:29 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
We all know that URMs fare better than non-URMs, and I haven't disputed that. What I am saying is that, in advising the OP, we should not be telling him that a 162 or 163 will necessarily cut it for HYSCCN. Remember, OP is already at #8 with UVA. The poster above indicated that an LSAC official said that schools want to see URMs close to their 25th, so I think the best advice we can give OP is th...
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Re: Please Help Me!! Law school advice  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 1:54:46 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Retake. Go T14. Don't waste that GPA - each of the unis you mentioned have excellent undergrad programs, but their law schools are not nationally renowned like Georgetown or Cornell, which are the types of schools you should shoot for. This will guarantee you a much better shot at the most desirable legal jobs like clerkships or big law associate positions. I agree. I think a T20 with $$$ might a...
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Re: 4.1/159 - chances at T14?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 1:52:33 pm   in: What are my chances?
How have you been doing on logic games? If you're not turning in perfect logic games sections, then that's an easy area for improvement.
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Re: $75K Total Scholarship at UVA - Worth It?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 1:49:11 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
We all know that URMs fare better than non-URMs, and I haven't disputed that. What I am saying is that, in advising the OP, we should not be telling him that a 162 or 163 will necessarily cut it for HYSCCN. Remember, OP is already at #8 with UVA. The poster above indicated that an LSAC official said that schools want to see URMs close to their 25th, so I think the best advice we can give OP is th...
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Re: 4.1/159 - chances at T14?  
  by: Lawgirl96   on: March 15, at 1:46:39 pm   in: What are my chances?
Thank you all for your replies! I initially took a Testmaster's course before my 1st attempt, and then continued to study by myself using questions from real PTs only. I think my busy schedule interfered with my performance, because I was working 9am-6pm when I took the course in the summer leaving little time for homework. And then, I started school while working at the same time, which made thin...
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Re: $75K Total Scholarship at UVA - Worth It?  
  by: BaronBarrister   on: March 15, at 1:43:07 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Why are you so sure OP needs to perform as well as a non-URM on the LSAT in order to do better than his current cycle? I'm very confused about your continued fixation over what LSAT score OP would need to get into the T6/T13 if he were a non-URM . And again, your current argument flies in the face of your past argument that URM performance is completely unpredictable. Now you are asserting that U...
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Re: Torn between BarMax MBE prep and Adaptibar MBE prep  
  by: Smiddywesson   on: March 15, at 1:40:01 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
When comparing between BarMax and Adaptibar, make sure you get all four OPM Exams and the two Study Aids. These are what's recommended by the NCBE, not the 1800 old practice questions. If you don't have them, you don't have what you need. BarMax's web site is unclear. I won't say they are being deceptive, but it appears they advertise a $100 cheaper service, and then you don't get them. From my re...
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Re: NATIONAL MBE MEAN = 132.775 WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE NCBE??  
  by: Smiddywesson   on: March 15, at 1:31:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Didn't pass the MBE. Again, I was averaging in the high 60's on adaptibar. Can those who did well on the MBE give me any advice on review courses/materials they recommend/used for this MBE? Any other advice? I am only talking the MBE as I passed my state portion already. Some people have also told me to retake the state portion to get the benefit of the average but I just don't think that is a go...
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Re: Please Help Me!! Law school advice  
  by: BaronBarrister   on: March 15, at 1:25:51 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Retake. Go T14. Don't waste that GPA - each of the unis you mentioned have excellent undergrad programs, but their law schools are not nationally renowned like Georgetown or Cornell, which are the types of schools you should shoot for. This will guarantee you a much better shot at the most desirable legal jobs like clerkships or big law associate positions.
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Re: Selendy & Gay  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 1:22:17 pm   in: Legal Employment
It seems like John Quinn has found this thread. I had to lol at the inclusion of Quinn with WLRK, Susman, KVN, etc... This whole thread smells incredibly fishy. To be fair, Boies was included in that list too, and I don't think QE's that far off from Boies. But yes, surprising to have Boies and Quinn lumped in with boutiques like Susman and Keker, or even WLRK. Boies’ compensation is substantiall...
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Re: $75K Total Scholarship at UVA - Worth It?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 1:20:52 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Why are you so sure OP needs to perform as well as a non-URM on the LSAT in order to do better than his current cycle? I'm very confused about your continued fixation over what LSAT score OP would need to get into the T6/T13 if he were a non-URM . And again, your current argument flies in the face of your past argument that URM performance is completely unpredictable. Now you are asserting that U...
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Re: Selendy & Gay  
  by: cheaptilts   on: March 15, at 1:17:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
It seems like John Quinn has found this thread. I had to lol at the inclusion of Quinn with WLRK, Susman, KVN, etc... This whole thread smells incredibly fishy. To be fair, Boies was included in that list too, and I don't think QE's that far off from Boies. But yes, surprising to have Boies and Quinn lumped in with boutiques like Susman and Keker, or even WLRK. Boies’ compensation is substantiall...
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Re: Selendy & Gay  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 1:10:39 pm   in: Legal Employment

PMan99 wrote:
pi.radians wrote:It seems like John Quinn has found this thread.

I had to lol at the inclusion of Quinn with WLRK, Susman, KVN, etc...

This whole thread smells incredibly fishy.
To be fair, Boies was included in that list too, and I don't think QE's that far off from Boies. But yes, surprising to have Boies and Quinn lumped in with boutiques like Susman and Keker, or even WLRK.
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Re: Is my first year mid-law experience substantially different than big-law?  
  by: Calbears123   on: March 15, at 1:02:51 pm   in: Legal Employment
To be clear, I agree that regularly staying late in the office is a NY thing. I should have made that clear in my original post. Still, as I noted in a later post ITT: Some spend a bit less time in the office, but those folks will have to log back in at home, so they aren't actually working any less. BigLaw hours are generally a little better outside NY, but as other posters ITT have clarified, &...
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Re: Selendy & Gay  
  by: PMan99   on: March 15, at 12:55:40 pm   in: Legal Employment

pi.radians wrote:It seems like John Quinn has found this thread.

I had to lol at the inclusion of Quinn with WLRK, Susman, KVN, etc...

This whole thread smells incredibly fishy.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=300380

Re: Is my first year mid-law experience substantially different than big-law?  
  by: Mullens   on: March 15, at 12:55:22 pm   in: Legal Employment
Why aren’t you billing all the stuff in #1? That’s all billable imo and partners don’t exactly like underbilling...
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Re: Is my first year mid-law experience substantially different than big-law?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 12:45:05 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. With all that's been said, I think my takeaway is that, as consistent with general advice, biglaw >> midlaw as an entry position. While midlaw varies from firm to firm, I generally don't get the sweet benefits, e.g. gym memberships, reimbursed meals after certain time, etc. (though even if some midlaw offers this, i think most (e.g. 120k-130k starting salary ones) don't). Maybe I'll get m...
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Re: Is it worth it to write out MPTs?  
  by: Smiddywesson   on: March 15, at 12:33:29 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I read the Gallaher book, developed my own approach, and then had to cut that approach to the bone because there's just no time to complete an MPT. I also did three MPTs in preparation for the bar. Along the way I learned some very important stuff that I can pass along. The MPT is not like the essays. In the essays, they are grading maybe five different things. I liken it to juggling five balls. I...
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Re: Capital Markets Exit Options  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 12:28:05 pm   in: Legal Employment
What are exits if you do something niche like underwriter side high yield only?
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Re: $75K Total Scholarship at UVA - Worth It?  
  by: BaronBarrister   on: March 15, at 12:26:25 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
The mathematical irrelevancy of a score below the 25th percentile empirically does not stop admissions from giving different weights to scores below the 25th percentile. Literal case-in-point in one of your previous comments was the Harvard barely accepts URMs below 170 when it clearly could without hurting its median number. This is because, for whatever reason, it views candidates one point bel...
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Re: Capital Markets Exit Options  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 12:18:32 pm   in: Legal Employment
Think this largely depends on location, the type of cap markets work you're doing (i.e. something highly specific/niche like high yield debt vs more general equity or debt raises) and whether you're doing solely cap markets work or if you're building skills in any other practice. I'm a third year cap markets attorney but I also do a fair amount of public company work and did a bit of M&A work ...
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Re: Intentionally failing the bar exam just to get access to current MBE questions?  
  by: jennimarcy   on: March 15, at 12:11:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I can remember at least five questions, word for word from the February test. One guy said he had a question with a certain price, it was not on my test. Another guy mentioned a certain animal. Again, that animal was not on my test. So the tests are different even in the same room and I have never seen a question repeated. Words that jumped across my memory today from the exam made me smile. I kno...
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Re: ok yall, shred this PS. I thank you in advance. I'd rather hear it from you than get not get the big envelope.  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 15, at 12:07:52 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
Yeah, this is about twice as long as it should be. You can cut the flower language, but you can also cut a large portion of the content. Focus your PS on a single thing. That thing can be an event, a theme, etc. But it cannot be a generic discussion of how restaurants mirror life, accompanied with a very in-depth rehashing of your resume. Pick one thing, then tell us about it in two double-spaced ...
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Re: ok yall, shred this PS. I thank you in advance. I'd rather hear it from you than get not get the big envelope.  
  by: Bitisinc   on: March 15, at 12:07:13 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
Thank you! I'll tone it down. A lot. I'll do better to connect why i like fairness, how i find it through restaurant service and how i think it may translate to law practice. I'm finding it clunky and tried to hide it using the flowery language. I've been doing restaurants for 10+years and I'm transitioning to law. It's something I've always wanted to do, because i think I'll be good at it. Again ...
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Re: Clerkship after biglaw. Post-Clerkship hiring questions.  
  by: bananabreadmuffins   on: March 15, at 12:04:16 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Perfect, thank you very much for the timing and application advice. It's very much appreciated!
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Re: TIP/TARE 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 11:59:17 am   in: Legal Employment
Thank you- definitely a relief. Think I forgot to reply directly to this above but I went K-LLM. Had some tax related internships but nothing that jumps off the page. I was top 25 ata tier 2. Roughly a 3.5 at the LlM
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Re: 2018-2019 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anon-non-anon   on: March 15, at 11:53:12 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
All NYC - I know Patterson has been interviewing and giving out offers; Walden interviewing; RKO Interviewing. Don't know about offers on the latter two. Would be curious about other NYC (and surrounding area) boutiques and people's stats for getting interviews/offers. Also, has anyone applied to/interviewed with the securities class action plaintiffs' firms (NYC or elsewhere)? I'm thinking Bernst...
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Re: No Improvements in MBE  
  by: Smiddywesson   on: March 15, at 11:47:54 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
My experience stretches over 12 months of study, and after 3800 questions, I finished the week going into the bar at 94%. You are going to back slide in subjects, sometimes dramatically, as you address each subject. This is the cost of, for example, shutting off your Evidence mind and focusing on Contracts. Be patient, it comes right back up again. On the other hand, you may have decided to take a...
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Re: Is my first year mid-law experience substantially different than big-law?  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 11:33:50 am   in: Legal Employment
To be clear, I agree that regularly staying late in the office is a NY thing. I should have made that clear in my original post. Still, as I noted in a later post ITT: Some spend a bit less time in the office, but those folks will have to log back in at home, so they aren't actually working any less. BigLaw hours are generally a little better outside NY, but as other posters ITT have clarified, &q...
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Re: Exec comp at V5 v Federal tax at V25  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 11:29:48 am   in: Legal Employment

2013 wrote:If you want exec comp, take the V5 offer. If you want general transactional tax, take the V25 offer.
Seconding the above. And congrats on your great offers!
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Re: 2018-2019 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 11:25:02 am   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:Sorry to hear that, but helpful to know. Was ding via email?

I don't understand why DC is such a ghost town. Seems other cities are moving much more quickly.

Seems like only a handful of boutiques and an even less amount of Big Law firms are moving at all. Perhaps there will be some type of "trickle down" once firms find out their expected associates are making a different move?
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Re: Is my first year mid-law experience substantially different than big-law?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 11:19:57 am   in: Legal Employment
The 6:30 thing is extremely New York specific. In Chicago, and a lot of people (especially partners) leave before 6. People are working long hours from home, but facetime just isn't nearly as important here.
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Re: What are you most looking forward to, fearing, etc?  
  by: SlipperyKipper   on: March 15, at 11:19:03 am   in: TLS Class of 2022 Forum
Looking forward to going back to school to be honest and meeting new people. I might try to read Getting to Maybe and maybe a couple other books like that. Same! I have already started reading Getting to Maybe. Even from what little I have read, I recommend it. Other than that, I am looking forward to new challenges and a completely new setting. The only fear in the back of my mind is a potential...
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Re: is it worth to go to the University of Florida, LLM tax  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 11:14:53 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I am thinking to learn something that my peers might don't want to. Tax might open some doors that would not available for me otherwise. That's the reason. Yes, it will open doors to tax work. That's it. If you're interested in M&A, a tax LLM isn't going to make you more marketable for that job. If anything, it's going to prevent you from being considered for anything except tax work. So if y...
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Re: UCI vs GWU  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 11:08:54 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I am an international applicatant and by far there are 7 law schools that admitted me:Milliam and Mary(114k) , ASU(130K), GW(90K), Minnesota(Full scholarship), UCDavis(120k), Emory (111k) and UCIrvine(no scholarship info yet, said they will reach a decision in late March). Because I plan to live and work in Bay Area in the long run so I am leaning to choose UCIrvine (provided that the school will...
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Re: Exec comp at V5 v Federal tax at V25  
  by: 2013   on: March 15, at 10:56:39 am   in: Legal Employment
I think you’re looking at it the wrong way. First, congrats. Second, as has been mentioned any times in this forum, it’s not that easy to transition from exec comp to general transactional tax. The two don’t really overlap. If anything, exec comp overlaps with corporate more. So, it really comes down to what you want to do. Also, you’re overemphasizing the vault rankings. People aren’t going to sc...
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Re: Should I choose for money or name... please help  
  by: QContinuum   on: March 15, at 10:54:52 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I agree that retaking is worthwhile here. If OP does choose to attend, bear in mind the total cost of attendance. While UVA might have matched NYU at $25k/year, total cost of attendance at UVA is about $50k lower. Great point, albanach, thanks for raising it. Since OP wants corporate law, I agree that it doesn't make sense to pay an additional $50k to attend NYU over UVA given the minute placemen...
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Re: ok yall, shred this PS. I thank you in advance. I'd rather hear it from you than get not get the big envelope.  
  by: acr   on: March 15, at 10:52:35 am   in: Law School Personal Statements
The settings are immaculate. Mise en place rituals have been performed and completed perfectly. The guests arrive. They shyly mispronounce some of today's offerings as they probe for, and receive information about tonight's menu offerings and wine pairings. The clinking of glasses, tinkling and scraping of cutlery, and the small bursts of discrete laughter throughout the dining room give way to t...
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Exec comp at V5 v Federal tax at V25  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 10:45:23 am   in: Legal Employment
Deciding between an exec comp/benefits position at a V5 and a transactional tax position at a V25. There are several considerations that will go into the decision—many of them personal, but I wanted to find out what you all think about mobility. If I took V5 and wanted to transition to corporate or transactional tax down the line, is the brand name of the firm enough to carry me? Alternatively, ar...
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Re: Firm Benefits  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 10:32:09 am   in: Legal Employment
What are the benefits firms provide these days? I've heard of profit-sharing and 401k matching, but it seems to be rare? It's usually just the health, benefit, PTO, and sick days? Yup. Usually just insurance and PTO, though more firms are moving to “unlimited”. The insurance is fairly expensive to boot. It depends on how narrowly/broadly you define "benefits." If defined to include any ...
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Re: Kirkland Houston - Still a Shitshow?  
  by: Throwaway19877   on: March 15, at 10:31:54 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What about their funds group?

Avoid like the plague. Crazy hours, crazy partner, crazy expectations.

Can you explain?
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Re: Selendy & Gay  
  by:   on: March 15, at 10:29:13 am   in: Legal Employment
It seems like John Quinn has found this thread.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=300380

Re: In-House Attorneys: What Is Your Office Like  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 10:20:20 am   in: Legal Employment
Spent 1L summer in-house at a large California tech company. Offices were basically like a law firm: attorneys had windowed offices with doors, paralegals/etc. had internal offices.
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ok yall, shred this PS. I thank you in advance. I'd rather hear it from you than get not get the big envelope.  
  by: Bitisinc   on: March 15, at 10:14:06 am   in: Law School Personal Statements
The settings are immaculate. Mise en place rituals have been performed and completed perfectly. The guests arrive. They shyly mispronounce some of today's offerings as they probe for, and receive information about tonight's menu offerings and wine pairings. The clinking of glasses, tinkling and scraping of cutlery, and the small bursts of discrete laughter throughout the dining room give way to th...
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Re: 4.1/159 - chances at T14?  
  by: albanach   on: March 15, at 10:11:54 am   in: What are my chances?
Hi, I'm also a first generation college student and a relatively new immigrant. What are my chances at a T14 school? How's your English? I ask only because that LSAT after three attempts is unusual when compared to your outstanding GPA. The LSAT does demand excellent English comprehension. And, as was asked above, how did you study? Have you followed the guides here? You really need to figure thi...
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Re: TIP/TARE 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 9:58:35 am   in: Legal Employment
Had CBs with Kirkland Goodwin and PW. Haven’t heard from Kirkland, just met with Goodwin today and can confirm there are already offers out, and have an offer from PW. Hope this helps When did Goodwin schedule your callback? I guess they’re hiring more since it seems like they sent out some offers a few weeks ago. Sorry, just casually waiting to hopefully hear back from Goodwin still. Assuming yo...
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: March 15, at 9:58:01 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Joe (or anyone else who might know the answer): The maximum scaled score I can enter in your calculator for MEE is a number around 67? And 85 for MPT? https://seperac.com/zcalc-ube-f18.php Extreme values can make the calculator go haywire. High scoring examinees generally pass so I never see their essay scores which would help me improve the calculator. On the UBE, the most you can receive for a ...
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Re: PS Brainstorm  
  by: lateapplicant19   on: March 15, at 9:43:34 am   in: Law School Personal Statements
Hey there. I don't know about other folks around here, but my sense is always to avoid using your PS to write about something adcoms can already read about from your resume unless there is a stand-out experience during your job that a) speaks to your character, ambition, personality b) isn't clear from the section in your resume. My impression is that this really is a personal statement - I don't ...
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Re: Should I choose for money or name... please help  
  by: albanach   on: March 15, at 9:29:51 am   in: Choosing a Law School
You should be able to use your NYU scholarship to get more money from the other schools. In all cases, you should not be considering UF as an option at this point based on all what was said above. Yes, negotiating should definitely be kept in mind. NYU with an almost 40% scholly is a very strong offer. That said, given OP's 3.9 GPA/166 LSAT, and given OP's lack of blanketing the T13, I think econ...
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Re: 2018-2019 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 9:21:21 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Sorry to hear that, but helpful to know. Was ding via email?

I don't understand why DC is such a ghost town. Seems other cities are moving much more quickly.
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Re: What are you most looking forward to, fearing, etc?  
  by: loislanejd   on: March 15, at 9:15:33 am   in: TLS Class of 2022 Forum
Looking forward to going back to school to be honest and meeting new people.

I might try to read Getting to Maybe and maybe a couple other books like that.
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Re: Feeling discouraged...  
  by: LSATWiz.com   on: March 15, at 9:14:16 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Not uncommon at all. The LSAT is a lot more like an athletic competition than an academic test. I know this happens all the time with my golf game :P If your studying just consists of practicing and familiarizing yourself with one part of the test so much that you start to spot a few of the pitfalls more often, but generally you are still relying on your gut and natural talent, the benefit you ge...
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Re: 2018-2019 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 15, at 9:13:56 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Dinged at A&P DC. If nothing else I guess that means the hiring committee met.
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Re: 4.1/159 - chances at T14?  
  by: notrub14   on: March 15, at 9:12:33 am   in: What are my chances?
Hi, I took the LSAT 3 times. My highest was my 2nd time, which was a 159. Third retake was bad, so I gave up on retaking and decided to move on with my score. I'm an undergrad honor senior. But, I have 2 years of work experience at a law firm (working while in school full-time) + semester of court internship. I'm also a first generation college student and a relatively new immigrant. What are my ...
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