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DC option to take one portion of Bar  
  by: R_G   on: May 21, at 5:30:50 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi, I took this past DC bar, and was unsuccessful, I did pass the essay/MPT section, but was 15 points short on the MBE to get a passing score overall. I know DC has the option to sit at another administration for the portion you did not pass. Has anyone does this? And in addition, have they then been successful in transferring their score from two sittings to another UBE jurisdiction? Any insight...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=288131

Re: Interviewing with partner who passed me along. Do I have to flag?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 5:29:06 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. Passed along is synonymous with “referred” me. I am leaning towards assuming that the office has put two and two together and wouldn’t have done it if it presented problems.

I am learning anecdotally, also, that at many firms associates get referral bonuses (thereby creating the conflict) but partners don’t
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=288130

Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: chicoalto0649   on: May 21, at 5:23:58 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
got my scores.. 1st read/second/op essay 1: 55/50/52.5 essay 2: 60/60/60 essay 3: 55/55/55 essay 4: 60/55/57.5 essay 5: 50/50/50 PT: 65/65/65 Raw Written: 405.0 Scaled written: 1299.7064 Scaled MBE: 1476.0000 my MBE improved a few points, my PT improved, but my essays dropped slightly form July 17 Still waiting on my letter. Can I ask you which area you are located in? Congrats on the MBE btw, th...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283574

Re: Hourly rate for rising 1L/2L for solo, in-house shop  
  by: hoos89   on: May 21, at 5:21:21 pm   in: Legal Employment
A F500 paid me $30/hr as a rising 2L. It’s more about the experience, getting a little money is nice. Most law students probably work for free. I would say you could offer $15/hr and be satisfied with who you get. I agree with this. I think that most rising 2Ls would be happy with $15/hr, although I'd check to see if the local school(s) offer subsidies for 1Ls with public service jobs (mine offer...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=288129

Re: Hourly rate for rising 1L/2L for solo, in-house shop  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 5:14:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
A F500 paid me $30/hr as a rising 2L. It’s more about the experience, getting a little money is nice. Most law students probably work for free. I would say you could offer $15/hr and be satisfied with who you get.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=288129

Re: Interviewing with partner who passed me along. Do I have to flag?  
  by: hoos89   on: May 21, at 5:10:31 pm   in: Legal Employment
I am doing a callback with a large firm. I just learned one of my interviewers is the partner who passed me along. I had made this partner aware that I was interviewing on this day, but I did not yet know who with. In the past, I know when associates have passed me through, they were then walled off from my interview process. Do I have an obligation to flag this by email to the partner, or to the...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=288130

Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: May 21, at 5:01:48 pm   in: Legal Employment
Should median applicants mass mail? Should we only mass mail firms/markets that aren't at OCI? I was median. I only got DC because I hustled my ASS off pre-oci. A lot of kids with better grades than I didn't get DC because they waited to OCI. You should mass mail every possible city. Every market is moving to pre-oci. It makes sense from their perspective- OCI is expensive, especially at t13 scho...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=288073

Re: Interviewing with partner who passed me along. Do I have to flag?  
  by: minnbills   on: May 21, at 4:58:43 pm   in: Legal Employment
What does "passed me along" mean?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=288130

Interviewing with partner who passed me along. Do I have to flag?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 4:56:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
I am doing a callback with a large firm. I just learned one of my interviewers is the partner who passed me along. I had made this partner aware that I was interviewing on this day, but I did not yet know who with. In the past, I know when associates have passed me through, they were then walled off from my interview process. Do I have an obligation to flag this by email to the partner, or to the ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=288130

Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: hoos89   on: May 21, at 4:56:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
Should median applicants mass mail? Should we only mass mail firms/markets that aren't at OCI? I was median. I only got DC because I hustled my ASS off pre-oci. A lot of kids with better grades than I didn't get DC because they waited to OCI. You should mass mail every possible city. Every market is moving to pre-oci. It makes sense from their perspective- OCI is expensive, especially at t13 scho...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=288073

Re: Barbri MBE Immersion  
  by: UKATTORNEYUSA   on: May 21, at 4:55:53 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

maroon175 wrote:Do (and take seriously) or skip?

I did day 1 of the immersion. I skipped the rest after that.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=288127

Hourly rate for rising 1L/2L for solo, in-house shop  
  by: fearless16   on: May 21, at 4:53:59 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'll be hiring an intern this summer to work with me at a one-person, in-house shop for a healthcare startup. They'll be doing a lot of research and writing on a variety of business of healthcare topics. What should I expect to pay this person? We aren't offering benefits or anything, just a really cool work environment (we provide a fully stocked kitchen, free coffee and a variety of company even...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=288129

Re: 177 LSAT, 3.75 GPA  
  by: vattah   on: May 21, at 4:38:01 pm   in: What are my chances?
are you an URM? Either way, you have a chance wherever you apply. Your LSAT is above the 75th median for all law schools, GREAT JOB. Absolutely apply to HYS, you def stand a chance at all 3. Your softs are pretty good, but no different than the majority of applicants at t-14's, especially the ones coming from top undergraduate schools. Nonetheless, apply to HYS. You note that you're a rising seni...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=288118

Re: UF or Wake Forest Law?  
  by: deadpanic   on: May 21, at 4:37:29 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
What is the total cost of attendance of each?

Neither school is going to place heavily into big corporate law firms or outside their respective geographic areas so you do not have to worry there.

NC is a really competitive market. I would be cautious of going there without any ties, especially when you have FL ties and UF seems cheaper.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=288082

Re: Fordham Law c/o 2021  
  by: lawschool1333   on: May 21, at 4:33:03 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Any waitlisted folks hear anything back re offers?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283111

Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: hope2018   on: May 21, at 4:27:28 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
got my scores.. 1st read/second/op essay 1: 55/50/52.5 essay 2: 60/60/60 essay 3: 55/55/55 essay 4: 60/55/57.5 essay 5: 50/50/50 PT: 65/65/65 Raw Written: 405.0 Scaled written: 1299.7064 Scaled MBE: 1476.0000 my MBE improved a few points, my PT improved, but my essays dropped slightly form July 17 Thank you for sharing, scard. I am sorry to hear that you did not pass. What is your total score? It...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283574

Re: AA URM Female chances at T14  
  by: vattah   on: May 21, at 4:22:24 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
It's worth a shot. Your LSAT is really strong and your softs are great. I'd say that you have a shot at the T14, especially on the lower end. Your LSAT is above the median for all law schools so apply. Your URM status definitely helps. Is your major in STEM? If so, that increases your chances of acceptance significantly since STEM majors historically tend to have lower GPA's in general and law sch...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=288125

Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: Britbrit   on: May 21, at 4:18:29 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Everyone who is self studying, mind sharing your schedule and/or strategy
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=286381

Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: Britbrit   on: May 21, at 4:17:42 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
To all the repeaters who passed CONGRATULATIONS!!!! what did you do differently this last time that you think contributed to you passing? I have taken the bar a few times, every time i have used adaptibar, this last time studying I noticed I recognized/knew the answers to the questions without reading the questions. I own the Emmanuel books as well. Does anyone have suggestions on how to attack th...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=286381

Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: LockBox   on: May 21, at 4:14:16 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I didn't pass my first time. For those of you going on to take July after failing again, this is for you. I'll preface this with the fact that this message board is here for discussion and if you want to come her to go on about how unfair the bar is etc. then by all means have at it. However, if you've failed and want to pass the bar, here is my advice: drink the kool-aid, don't fill your head wit...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Nightcrawler   on: May 21, at 4:11:07 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
got my scores.. 1st read/second/op essay 1: 55/50/52.5 essay 2: 60/60/60 essay 3: 55/55/55 essay 4: 60/55/57.5 essay 5: 50/50/50 PT: 65/65/65 Raw Written: 405.0 Scaled written: 1299.7064 Scaled MBE: 1476.0000 my MBE improved a few points, my PT improved, but my essays dropped slightly form July 17 Still waiting on my letter. Can I ask you which area you are located in? Congrats on the MBE btw, th...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283574

Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: thorm87   on: May 21, at 4:05:23 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am a practicing attorney who moved to California in December 2017. I took and passed the February 2018 Attorney’s Exam (just the essay/PT day; no MBE). I was lucky because my firm paid for bar expenses and gave me the two weeks off before the exam to study (plus the week of). I studied nights and weekends leading up to the period before my official bar study leave period. FWIW, here’s how I stud...
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Fordham Law Waitlist 2021  
  by: lawschool1333   on: May 21, at 4:04:52 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Hi guys!

Wondering if anyone on the waitlist has heard anything re offers. Thanks!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=288128

Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Britbrit   on: May 21, at 4:02:40 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
To all the repeaters who passed CONGRATULATIONS!!!! what did you do differently this last time that you think contributed to you passing? I have taken the bar a few times, every time i have used adaptibar, this last time studying I noticed I recognized/knew the answers to the questions without reading the questions. I own the Emmanuel books as well. Does anyone have suggestions on how to attack th...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283574

Re: Create your own game, and post it here!  
  by: chad2   on: May 21, at 3:59:09 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hello all, I've heard in many places how useful it can be to design your own game. I found it very useful indeed. I went ahead and built one, and I thought I'd share it with the community. I'll post answers and explanations below. I'd like to keep doing this just to get a good feel for games, along with regular practice. I'd love it if others did this - it's a great exercise to get you to underst...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=288124

Barbri MBE Immersion  
  by: maroon175   on: May 21, at 3:56:20 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Do (and take seriously) or skip?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=288127

Barbri MBE Immersion  
  by: maroon175   on: May 21, at 3:54:25 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Do or skip?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=288126

AA URM Female chances at T14  
  by: Ht2465   on: May 21, at 3:49:01 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
2.9 GPA at top 10 university --> 3.0 LSAC GPA, 176 LSAT

softs : Over a year WE with a federal agency, (full and part- time), research in Society in Science division of my university, volunteer work abroad, involved in campus multi racial advocacy group, volunteer with non-profits, tutor and college advisor to at-risk college.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=288125

Re: One-Year Study Plan- June 2019 LSAT  
  by: chad2   on: May 21, at 3:42:14 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi vattah, First off, I'm a strong believer in the one-year study plan, so props. I was exactly where you are now when I started practicing for the LSAT, and when I told people I was planning on taking it a year later some people looked at me like I was crazy, but the extra time will absolutely pay off. There's nothing wrong with your approach per se, and I think a big part of the answer will have...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=288101

Re: PT Comparison?  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: May 21, at 3:39:00 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Generally speaking, lsats 20ish to 70ish are easier. The exam has gotten harder the past 3 years.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=288122

Re: 2018 February DC Bar  
  by: thenatikid   on: May 21, at 3:25:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So have the individuals who were not successful received their emails? Does anyone know when the passers receive their information approximately?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=282992

Create your own game, and post it here!  
  by: theZeigs   on: May 21, at 3:24:26 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hello all, I've heard in many places how useful it can be to design your own game. I found it very useful indeed. I went ahead and built one, and I thought I'd share it with the community. I'll post answers and explanations below. I'd like to keep doing this just to get a good feel for games, along with regular practice. I'd love it if others did this - it's a great exercise to get you to understa...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=288124

NY Bar Adm. Reqmts - Pro Bono & Legal Rel. Empmt Q.  
  by: Jon_Snow   on: May 21, at 3:17:38 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I did a Legal internship with a Judge which i am using for my Pro Bono Reqmt.

Do I need to use both the Legal Related Employment Form and the Pro Bono Reqmt? Or can I just use the Legal Related Employment form?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=288123

PT Comparison?  
  by: terminator924   on: May 21, at 3:15:24 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I was just wondering what it meant for the current lsat pts to score high on an earlier released pt. I scored a 170 on pt 46, so would that equate to a similar current pt score, or are the early pts just easier?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=288122

$30 OFF for Adaptibar  
  by: wang506   on: May 21, at 3:12:45 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I have Adaptibar discount code for $30. Leave your email here and I will send you the code!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=288121

Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: scard   on: May 21, at 3:11:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
got my scores..

1st read/second/op

essay 1: 55/50/52.5
essay 2: 60/60/60
essay 3: 55/55/55
essay 4: 60/55/57.5
essay 5: 50/50/50
PT: 65/65/65

Raw Written: 405.0
Scaled written: 1299.7064
Scaled MBE: 1476.0000

my MBE improved a few points, my PT improved, but my essays dropped slightly form July 17
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283574

Re: 177 LSAT, 3.75 GPA  
  by: chad2   on: May 21, at 3:10:38 pm   in: What are my chances?
are you an URM? Either way, you have a chance wherever you apply. Your LSAT is above the 75th median for all law schools, GREAT JOB. Absolutely apply to HYS, you def stand a chance at all 3. Your softs are pretty good, but no different than the majority of applicants at t-14's, especially the ones coming from top undergraduate schools. Nonetheless, apply to HYS. You note that you're a rising seni...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=288118

Re: NY 2nd Dept Admission Process  
  by: Jon_Snow   on: May 21, at 3:05:47 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I did a Legal internship with a Judge which i am using for my Pro Bono Reqmt.

Do I need to use botht the Legal Related Employment Form and the Pro Bono Reqmt? Or can I just use the Legal Related Employment form?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287817

Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: chruck   on: May 21, at 3:05:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
Something else to consider on top of the tuition costs that you mentioned... Law school is three years of your life. If you end up practicing and deciding that law is not for you, then you have a much more limited window of opportunity (and funds depending on how much law school cost) to get another degree and pivot to something else. After my first year of law school, I feel like I knew this was ...
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Re: Post-Clerkship Comp Thread (2nd Yr Bonus, Class Credit, etc)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 2:54:57 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:so I'm joining this firm this fall following my clerkship, and I have absolutely no savings to pay for the formidable upfront fee, including brokers/ co-op/ securities, etc, is there a chance to advance my clerkship bonus... somehow before i even join the firm?

Sure, just ask the recruiter; they might advance you some of the bonus.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=228859

No-nonsense MBE bar exam notes for sale  
  by: barexamhelp   on: May 21, at 2:51:02 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I took the New York bar exam for the first time in July 2017. I used prep materials from one of those big bar review courses. They did provide a lot of materials except for concise n straight-to-the-point notes. Their outlines are long and difficult to read. Their lecture notes do not include all the things you need to know to pass the exam. I was confused and overwhelmed by those bar review mater...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=288120

Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: KT33   on: May 21, at 2:50:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Also, I should clarify that I do agree with you that a lot of the issues pointed out are not the whole story and I realize that's actually the point of what you're saying. On the one hand, examinees want to blame the Bar committees for having unrealistic requirements, and on the other hand the Bar committees want to blame examinees for low LSAT scores. Neither is the full picture. I do think that ...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: stella2016   on: May 21, at 2:37:41 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm also interested in your materials. Thanks
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283574

Applying ED for GULC  
  by: happygogo   on: May 21, at 2:35:36 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Hi, I'm currently scheduled to take June and July LSAT in hopes of applying the first day applications open for Georgetown. However, I am now planning to take July and September to give me some extra time in studying over the summer. I am dead set on applying ED for Georgetown. If I apply early October, rather than September, will this have a huge impact on my chances of getting in? My other stats...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=288119

Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions  
  by: HeedMyWarning   on: May 21, at 2:27:51 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Cum laude with a 3.92.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141188

Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: maxmartin   on: May 21, at 2:23:35 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I failed the July 2017 bar by 9 points. I had a high MBE score but bombed the essays. This time around, I hired a tutor that was a former bar grander, did Adaptibar like the first time, and I felt like I had to have passed this time. I didn't. I feel so depressed and worthless right now. You already received your scores in the mail? What was your MBE score if you don;t mind me asking? No I was...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283574

Re: 177 LSAT, 3.75 GPA  
  by: vattah   on: May 21, at 2:19:50 pm   in: What are my chances?
are you an URM? Either way, you have a chance wherever you apply. Your LSAT is above the 75th median for all law schools, GREAT JOB. Absolutely apply to HYS, you def stand a chance at all 3. Your softs are pretty good, but no different than the majority of applicants at t-14's, especially the ones coming from top undergraduate schools. Nonetheless, apply to HYS. You note that you're a rising senio...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=288118

Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: KT33   on: May 21, at 2:16:58 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Even as someone who passed this time around in an exam with the lowest pass rate in CA history, I 100% think it's getting harder and not related strictly to the applicant pool. The first and only other time I took it was one of the last 3 day Bars in July 2016, and, for obvious reasons, I saw dramatic differences from that test to this one. Despite format change, I thought this Bar was magnitudes ...
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Re: Is it worth it to write out MPTs?  
  by: Neilt001   on: May 21, at 2:05:10 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I definitely needed to write them out because one of my biggest problems was time management. Merely outlining essays and PT's only helped me organize my thoughts but didn't actually help me get better at getting everything down on the page within the time limits. Agreed. I maybe only wrote out a quarter of the MPTs that were assigned to me, or less. But definitely write out a solid few to get a ...
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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION  
  by: Neilt001   on: May 21, at 1:46:42 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Checking in! Started on Tuesday for the FL Bar. Feeling a little overwhelmed since Themis assigned two essay outlines today AND a full written essay. I outlined one of them but can't see myself doing two more contracts essays today lol. So this is what I did regarding some of the essays. Because I agree, sometimes you just can't be fucked writing a whole essay; sometimes you don't have time; some...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: LawQueen777   on: May 21, at 1:42:15 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I failed the July 2017 bar by 9 points. I had a high MBE score but bombed the essays. This time around, I hired a tutor that was a former bar grander, did Adaptibar like the first time, and I felt like I had to have passed this time. I didn't. I feel so depressed and worthless right now. You already received your scores in the mail? What was your MBE score if you don;t mind me asking? No I was...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283574

Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: FinallyPassedTheBar   on: May 21, at 1:34:15 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
From the limited knowledge we have of the essay graders, I think it is reasonable to be at least somewhat suspicious of the process, because it is not transparent. There is zero explanation for the grades they give. They are not forced to even give a minimal defense for their grades. And there is no appeal process for their grades. Now, given that there are 10,000+ applicants for the summer exam a...
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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 1:31:38 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anyone apply to the recent NDGA (Atlanta) criminal AUSA postings?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=271001

Re: Handwriting NY bar advice  
  by: Colds_Law   on: May 21, at 1:25:43 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I have taken 3 bar exams in 3 different states (Don't ask - long story), all in the era of the laptop, and ended up passing all three- including the California bar exam when it was heavily weighted towards the essays and MPTs. I was worried about this last one in February and having doubts about not registering for the laptop exam and ended getting a 150 on the written portion. The key is to get y...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: maxmartin   on: May 21, at 1:23:20 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I failed the July 2017 bar by 9 points. I had a high MBE score but bombed the essays. This time around, I hired a tutor that was a former bar grander, did Adaptibar like the first time, and I felt like I had to have passed this time. I didn't. I feel so depressed and worthless right now. You already received your scores in the mail? What was your MBE score if you don;t mind me asking? No I was...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: a male human   on: May 21, at 1:12:26 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Serious question: I agree with everyone that the CA bar exam is insane. But: I think we can all agree that the test is not getting harder year after year. If that's the case, can we really blame the State Bar for such a low passing score? Perhaps the feb test was a bit harder than previous examinations, but idk if it was the cause of such a drastic drop in passing rate. All that to say, perhaps t...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: lawschoolgradz1   on: May 21, at 1:06:21 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hey everyone, this will be my third time taking it in July 2018. I know how it feels to be let down like this, but we have to remember to keep our heads up and in the game! Positive mental health is half the struggle. With that, if anyone has any tips and tricks on how to pass this time around, I'd love to hear it. I have all the extras including Emmanuel, CriticalPass, etc etc, which makes it tha...
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177 LSAT, 3.75 GPA  
  by: chad2   on: May 21, at 1:02:45 pm   in: What are my chances?
Hi all, I am curious to see where I stand with a 177 LSAT score and 3.75 GPA. I am not sure of how much value "chancing" is, but it is probably a better measure than Law School Numbers, which is presumably a self-selecting crowd that is (mostly) reporting their statistics only if they get admitted to a T14, and also doesn't include any "softs." In addition to the above stats, I...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: estefanchanning   on: May 21, at 1:02:43 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Serious question: I agree with everyone that the CA bar exam is insane. But: I think we can all agree that the test is not getting harder year after year. If that's the case, can we really blame the State Bar for such a low passing score? Perhaps the feb test was a bit harder than previous examinations, but idk if it was the cause of such a drastic drop in passing rate. All that to say, perhaps th...
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Re: schedule - self studying  
  by: horriblegb   on: May 21, at 12:58:28 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Well here is the local rule: L.R. 83-2.1.4.1 Attorney for the United States, or its Departments or Agencies. Any person who is not eligible for admission under L.R. 83-2.1.2 or 83-2.1.3, who is employed within this state and is a member in good standing of, and eligible to practice before, the bar of any United States Court ... and is of good moral character, may be granted leave of court to pract...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: KT33   on: May 21, at 12:37:57 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Yes, the Governor failed the CA Bar the first time, Kamala Harris failed the CA Bar the first time and is quoted as saying (to console another law grad who didn't pass) "it's not a measure of your capacity", former Dean of Stanford Law (Kathleen Sullivan) failed the first time, and the former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa failed 4 times and never ended up passing. Those are just a few I'...
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 12:36:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
I went to a T-14 on a full ride. I didn’t make shit before law school so hell yeah it was worth it to me. If you can’t go to a good school for free it all comes down to debt tolerance. Ignore boomer advice about “anyone can make six figures.” Most people don’t for a reason. If you’re not already on that path, you’re gonna have to shell out cash for a grad program. Or start your own business and be...
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Re: 2018 July DC Bar  
  by: LLBJD   on: May 21, at 12:32:20 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi! First time taker and using Barbri.

Does anyone know when do we have to register our laptops? I registered for the exam already and got accepted but did not receive any confirmation or information about laptop registration.
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Re: Handwriting NY bar advice  
  by: UKATTORNEYUSA   on: May 21, at 12:29:22 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Practice essays under timed conditions is the best way to practice.
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: UmaThurman   on: May 21, at 12:22:50 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for your post! I'm very interested in your materials! Quoted bow is what I did to pass. I'll go ahead and put the steps into a one page guide for anyone who wants my materials. Also willing to discuss my approach if I can hand you my materials. Anyone who is interested in these materials let me know. Can also give the $35 Adaptibar discount to anyone who needs it too. Willing to personally...
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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 12:21:53 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:It's been several weeks since my interview and I've heard nothing. Small office. Smaller offices tend to have a quicker timeline than larger ones. Very bummed since it's my dream job and in a perfect location.

Is this office in New England by any chance?
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Re: Handwriting NY bar advice  
  by: sprintin23   on: May 21, at 12:20:44 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
If it makes you feel any better, all the handy's from my school ended up passing last year. If you have good handwriting and can write legibly quickly, you should be fine.
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Re: July Bar - 2 weeks after C Sectiom  
  by: sprintin23   on: May 21, at 12:18:13 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
First off, congratulations! Full disclosure: I am a male so I can't really relate fully to that experience. However, my wife and I had two of my kids while in I was in law school and we just welcomed our third in December, right in the middle Feb's bar prep. All three were C-Section babies. By the grace of God, I passed. Honestly, it all depends on you and how you feel at that point. Conventional ...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Pema   on: May 21, at 12:08:28 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I failed the July 2017 bar by 9 points. I had a high MBE score but bombed the essays. This time around, I hired a tutor that was a former bar grander, did Adaptibar like the first time, and I felt like I had to have passed this time. I didn't. I feel so depressed and worthless right now. You already received your scores in the mail? What was your MBE score if you don;t mind me asking? No I was...
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Re: BigFed Admin Law Jobs  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 11:51:59 am   in: Legal Employment
Anyone have a sense of what offices in BigFed agencies focus on administrative law? I'm particularly interested in the financial regulators (SEC, Fed, FDIC, OCC, CFPB). Also, what are these jobs like? What's the day to day? Finally, what sorts of credentials does one need to get these jobs? Anon cause I work at the OCC. I am not sure any chief counsel office in a financial regulatory agency is go...
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Re: schedule - self studying  
  by: JakeTappers   on: May 21, at 11:42:51 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Wow - so, is it your understanding that I’ll have to be admitted before I can even start in that office?
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Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: May 21, at 11:39:26 am   in: Legal Employment
Top 15% at a strong T1 in the market I want to practice. Should I wait for all spring grades to come in before I start mass mailing? Should I be mass mailing everywhere? Yes, wait for grades then mass mail everywhere. Because you aren't at at t13, you are especially at risk. You need to mass mail every market. But you can get all your app materials ready, including various cover letters and stuff...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: krispymenudo   on: May 21, at 11:27:03 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I passed Feb '18. It was my second try. I got a total 1412 last July, with an MBE of 1449 (can't remember essay score but it was along the lines of 1380ish?). I used Kaplan my first go-around and they were grading my submitted essays at 65-70, and I ended up bombing them because Kaplan was reinforcing my poor structure by scoring me higher than I really deserved. I was not IRAC'ing correctly. This...
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Re: UCLA Waitlist 2021  
  by: bestio   on: May 21, at 11:21:34 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I went to visit the school and spoke with Mr. Wu. Realized mid conversation that I was actually being interviewed. Not really sure how I did, but I know that law schools this year received an increased amount of applications which is probably why they might not be sending wait list updates as fast as expected.
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Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 11:16:23 am   in: Legal Employment
Top 15% at a strong T1 in the market I want to practice. Should I wait for all spring grades to come in before I start mass mailing? Should I be mass mailing everywhere? Yes, wait for grades then mass mail everywhere. Because you aren't at at t13, you are especially at risk. You need to mass mail every market. But you can get all your app materials ready, including various cover letters and stuff...
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Handwriting NY bar advice  
  by: Calbears123   on: May 21, at 11:13:35 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Long story short I messed up and forgot to signup for the Laptop program for the NY bar. I called and they told me I couldn’t change after the application period ended...so I’m stuck handwriting. Advice? I’m worried but I have good handwriting, wrote all my notes in law school, and took 3-6 hour writing exams in undergrad. I’m worried I won’t have time to write all my answers, but people use to al...
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: chicoalto0649   on: May 21, at 11:06:30 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I took and failed this exam 5 times. The Feb 2018 exam was my 6th attempt and I somehow passed. On the one hand, I feel so happy and relieved. It feels like the nightmare is finally over... like a ton of weight has been taken off my shoulders. On the other hand, I know what it feels like to fall short time and time again. When I failed for the 5th time (last July), I got the closest I've ever bee...
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Re: clerkship background check question  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 11:02:16 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
A note on the process: When I was clerking, I saw the (federal) judge receive a negative employment background check result (albeit on an intern). A medium-sized envelope came for the Judge, and when we opened it, it contained a printout of the FBI background check results with only very basic information (the charge, the date, the disposition, and the sentence), along with a cover letter from I ...
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Re: Barbi Study / Multiple Choice  
  by: Krissynateylee   on: May 21, at 10:54:27 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I have a new never used set of 2017 Kaplan bar review materials ( MBE practice & answers, MBE outline materials, MPT-MEE bar points and MEE subjects outline materials)for sale or for whoever is interested for either trading with Barbri/Themis Materials. Email me at cpamba@iu.edu
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Re: July 2018 Bar Exam Study Group - DC!  
  by: Krissynateylee   on: May 21, at 10:52:46 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I have a new never used set of 2017 Kaplan bar review materials ( MBE practice & answers, MBE outline materials, MPT-MEE bar points and MEE subjects outline materials)for sale or for whoever is interested for either trading with Barbri/Themis Materials. Email me at cpamba@iu.edu
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Re: 2018 February DC Bar  
  by: Krissynateylee   on: May 21, at 10:52:24 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I have a new never used set of 2017 Kaplan bar review materials ( MBE practice & answers, MBE outline materials, MPT-MEE bar points and MEE subjects outline materials)for sale or for whoever is interested for either trading with Barbri/Themis Materials. Email me at cpamba@iu.edu
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Re: 2018 July DC Bar  
  by: Krissynateylee   on: May 21, at 10:52:03 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I have a new never used set of 2017 Kaplan bar review materials ( MBE practice & answers, MBE outline materials, MPT-MEE bar points and MEE subjects outline materials)for sale or for whoever is interested for either trading with Barbri/Themis Materials. Email me at cpamba@iu.edu
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Re: clerkship background check question  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 10:50:44 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
A note on the process: When I was clerking, I saw the (federal) judge receive a negative employment background check result (albeit on an intern). A medium-sized envelope came for the Judge, and when we opened it, it contained a printout of the FBI background check results with only very basic information (the charge, the date, the disposition, and the sentence), along with a cover letter from I b...
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Re: clerkship background check question  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 10:48:12 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
On your A078 it will ask if you have been convicted, imprisoned, on probation, or on parole and "are you now under charges for violation of the law." If yours doesn't fall under those two, leave it out. If not, obviously disclose. OP here. Okay. I had filled that out before when I interviewed and wasn't sure if I would have to fill it out again. But thanks. That answers the question. Ob...
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: horriblegb   on: May 21, at 10:47:44 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Let me know if anyone would like an adaptibar code. I am also selling my Emmanuel's S & T, I did not write in it at all so it is basically brand new. I am selling that for $50.
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Re: schedule - self studying  
  by: horriblegb   on: May 21, at 10:26:02 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am not an AUSA, but with a much smaller agency. Our office covers multiple districts inside CA and out, so I have been able to work this whole time, just not on anything in the C.D. Cal. I also transferred offices so I had work to do from my old office as well.
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Re: Cornell Class of 2020: section poll added, gtfih  
  by: BKing   on: May 21, at 10:25:11 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Any intel on when the grades will be out?
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Re: clerkship background check question  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 10:24:20 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
On your A078 it will ask if you have been convicted, imprisoned, on probation, or on parole and "are you now under charges for violation of the law." If yours doesn't fall under those two, leave it out. If not, obviously disclose.
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clerkship background check question  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 10:06:51 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
So I made the mistake of getting drunk and arrested for property damage in december. I did not get convicted or plead guilty but I got into a diversion program, where I had to pay restitution, do community service, etc. I am starting a federal staff clerk position later this summer. As part of the job, I have to do a FBI fingerprint background check. The fingerprinting will not be done until after...
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Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: May 21, at 10:02:06 am   in: Legal Employment
Top 15% at a strong T1 in the market I want to practice. Should I wait for all spring grades to come in before I start mass mailing? Should I be mass mailing everywhere? Yes, wait for grades then mass mail everywhere. Because you aren't at at t13, you are especially at risk. You need to mass mail every market. But you can get all your app materials ready, including various cover letters and stuff...
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Re: New York Law School  
  by: nealric   on: May 21, at 9:45:32 am   in: Law School FAQ
Can anyone tell me about their personal experience with going to New York Law School (not NYU)? Not just your school experience, but also your experience living in the city, the commute, your employment prospects, etc. I was admitted for Fall 2018 and am debating whether or not to choose this school. P.S. I'm a female in my late twenties. Thank you I met quite a few NYLS graduates during my time ...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: CDNKimberley   on: May 21, at 9:45:31 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
For all of those that passed congratulations! For those that didn't my heart truly aches for you. I am one of the lucky ones, passed on the first try and quite honestly still in shock! I keep looking like I have imagined the entire thing. As I previously posted, I took the British Columbia Bar exam in 1998 after attending the University of Alberta, Canada. Ironic that my 20 year reunion is coming ...
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Re: Sufficient ties for the South?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 9:26:52 am   in: Legal Employment
I lived my entire pre-law school life in the area your parents are retiring to and had an overall goal of returning to the South following graduation. I generally had the most success in Houston/Dallas. Ties (extended family in Texas) were certainly a help but not necessary if you can articulate a reason for wanting to work in the city and meet the firm's other criteria re grades etc. As far as th...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Bla Bla Bla Blah   on: May 21, at 9:23:05 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for your post! I'm very interested in your materials! Quoted bow is what I did to pass. I'll go ahead and put the steps into a one page guide for anyone who wants my materials. Also willing to discuss my approach if I can hand you my materials. Anyone who is interested in these materials let me know. Can also give the $35 Adaptibar discount to anyone who needs it too. Willing to personally...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Bla Bla Bla Blah   on: May 21, at 9:20:50 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
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Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 9:10:20 am   in: Legal Employment
Top 15% at a strong T1 in the market I want to practice. Should I wait for all spring grades to come in before I start mass mailing? Should I be mass mailing everywhere?
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Re: July Bar - 2 weeks after C Sectiom  
  by: rkreymer   on: May 21, at 9:08:18 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I was unsuccessful in February and am considering taking the July Bar, on 7/24 & 7/25. The only hitch is that I have a scheduled C Section on 7/11 and will be in the hospital for 3-4 days. Has anyone had any experience with this? My Dr. said I should physically be ok, but she's not sure about how I will feel emotionally and hormonally having just given birth. Also, don't newborns NOT sleep th...
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Re: Sufficient ties for the South?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 8:53:46 am   in: Legal Employment
I can’t speak to Houston or New Orleans, but that will definitely not be enough for the other markets you mentioned. From my experience, ties to the south do not translate to having strong enough ties to those specific markets and your ties are already flimsy. Those cities already have a very limited number of openings and they tend to want to take local people who are likely to stay long term. Th...
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Re: 2018 February DC Bar  
  by: DGPHMP   on: May 21, at 8:45:44 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone still show pending C&f on dc website and processing on NCBE’d website? Those are my current status on each website and I submitted my application on the last possible day to submit. Just curios as to when everyone else submitted their application and what their C&F status is for DC and NCBE. I submitted my application on 12/5. The DC website states "Pending Report" b...
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Re: Is it worth it to write out MPTs?  
  by: unitball   on: May 21, at 8:35:33 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I definitely needed to write them out because one of my biggest problems was time management. Merely outlining essays and PT's only helped me organize my thoughts but didn't actually help me get better at getting everything down on the page within the time limits.
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Re: July 2018 Bar Exam Study Group - DC!  
  by: Krissynateylee   on: May 21, at 7:44:20 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Starting my Studying today... full time mum of a one and a six year old so my target is to do 100 mc questions everyday and a couple of mpts and essays on the weekend... what's everyone's plan? I really have to pass July
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: abogadesq   on: May 21, at 7:28:29 am   in: Legal Employment
Law school is bot really worth it under any circumstances. But if your parents have tons and tons of money to burn and you get into a top school, it can be a fun couple of years and you’ll seem productive and respectable to your peer group Holy hyperbole. I know plenty of people (including myself) that went to decent nonT-14 schools that offered $$$, got decent jobs, and are making 6 figures a fe...
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Re: Leaving before commitment period is over  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 6:51:38 am   in: Legal Employment
There is a lot of bad advice here. End of the day, your mileage is going to vary by office. Do not assume that it will be ok. In my office, someone left within a year to become a god-damn special agent and they still tried to blackball him and escort out of the building. You need to talk to people in your office who have either made commitment or are close to making commitment to get a read on the...
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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION  
  by: ubebarstudying   on: May 21, at 6:27:47 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Checking in! Started on Tuesday for the FL Bar. Feeling a little overwhelmed since Themis assigned two essay outlines today AND a full written essay. I outlined one of them but can't see myself doing two more contracts essays today lol. I know programs started early this year, but it seems far too early for a graded essay. So it is probably a practice essay in which case I would say give it a go....
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Re: Do you hang out with law school friends after law school?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 5:48:40 am   in: Legal Employment
Yes. I made some close friends. Some of which I am still close friends with.
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: Angel66   on: May 21, at 4:17:57 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I took and failed this exam 5 times. The Feb 2018 exam was my 6th attempt and I somehow passed. On the one hand, I feel so happy and relieved. It feels like the nightmare is finally over... like a ton of weight has been taken off my shoulders. On the other hand, I know what it feels like to fall short time and time again. When I failed for the 5th time (last July), I got the closest I've ever bee...
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges  
  by: RedPurpleBlue   on: May 21, at 4:12:10 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

RedPurpleBlue wrote:
carsondalywashere wrote:Any idea on when grades will come out?

First week of June is what I've been told.

Because you apparently can't edit anymore, I'm quoting myself. They came out Fri, June 2 last year. That means, we should probably expect them to drop Fri, June 1 if the timelines match up.
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges  
  by: RedPurpleBlue   on: May 21, at 3:37:04 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

carsondalywashere wrote:Any idea on when grades will come out?

First week of June is what I've been told.
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How to breakthrough PT score bottleneck?  
  by: XY_lsat   on: May 21, at 3:17:44 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hey, I have been preparing LSAT for a while, I took three practice test in January and the pt score is between 142-146 so I withdraw the February test. Between January and April, I finished about 30% of by type questions fro pt1-38. At April my pt score suddenly increased to 154, however it have been stuck there for almost two month now. 154, 155, 153, 150, 156, 154, 151. I found out that in Janua...
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Re: Judge Eugene Siler (CA6) Hiring Practice  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 1:49:24 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
I received the same letter. I applied prior to his OSCAR posting. It's just a courtesy. From what I know about him, he sits by designation quite a bit. I've heard good things about him as a person, and it's supposedly a rewarding clerkship (I've heard it's not slow like it is with some other senior judges). I've also heard that he tends to hire people with ties to Kentucky.
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Chances for an applicant who doesn't have a GPA?  
  by: testfromaway   on: May 21, at 1:46:59 am   in: What are my chances?
Hello, I could use a bit of direction. My undergrad didn't offer grades. At all. Everything was pass/fail, and while I worked really hard (which will be showcased in my LORs), I don't have any numbers to show for it. I'm currently PTing around 169-170 (with a -6 in LG, which I'm fool-proofing starting now). In a hypothetical world in which I get 173 on the LSAT this summer (I know, gross. Hypothet...
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Re: Leave of Absence after 1L  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 1:34:22 am   in: Legal Employment
You’ll be fine. Was in a similar situation, same grades/school range and got multiple offers, currently am at a V10. just be vague during OCI if they ask (which they likely won’t) and say you were helping out with family matters etc. Be productive as planned during your time off, but most importantly, appreciate and enjoy the time with your father. Best of luck.
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Leave of Absence after 1L  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 21, at 1:16:15 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm a 1L at a T14 with median-ish grades. My dad was diagnosed with terminal illness recently, and his doctor says he has about 1 year of life left. My law school is very far from my home, and there is no way that I could possibly take care of my dad and go to school at the same time. So I plan on taking a year off and spending the time with my family. However, assuming that the economy will not c...
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Re: 2018 July DC Bar  
  by: jjjddd   on: May 21, at 12:32:13 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Has anyone that failed February tried to register for July. My understanding is we are suppose to upload our old C&F application reflecting that we took the February bar. However, the C&F tab for me has a lock on it. Hence, there is no way to upload anything to that tab. I can't find any other way to upload into the C&F tab. Then, I look around and there is a start a new application bu...
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Re: July 2018 Bar Exam Study Group - DC!  
  by: jjjddd   on: May 21, at 12:30:35 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Has anyone that failed February tried to register for July? My understanding is we are suppose to upload our old C&F application reflecting that we took the February bar. However, the C&F tab for me has a lock on it. Hence, there is no way to upload anything to that tab. I can't find any other way to upload into the C&F tab. Then, I look around and there is a start a new application bu...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 21, at 12:18:23 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
U think you'll try again or try a different job route. Sunk cost are just that. Being a lawyer blows anyway Looks like we are not the only ones to be upset over the close to 3/4 failure rate. We need to lobby the our state reps to fix this and get the media to report on this. The Governor failed the exam too.. The CA Supreme Court is in on this protectionism, so we won't get any help there. Anyon...
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Re: July Bar - 2 weeks after C Sectiom  
  by: Great45   on: May 21, at 12:05:26 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
For starters, I’m a guy. First kid was born this past year. I can tell you newborns do not have a great sleep schedule. In the first month, they’re typically up every 2 hours looking to eat. If you plan on nursing, you are going to have to be up when the baby is up. If you have a partner and plan on using formula, it would be great if your partner is willing to step up and make sure to be on top o...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: maxmartin   on: May 20, at 11:57:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I failed the July 2017 bar by 9 points. I had a high MBE score but bombed the essays. This time around, I hired a tutor that was a former bar grander, did Adaptibar like the first time, and I felt like I had to have passed this time. I didn't. I feel so depressed and worthless right now. You already received your scores in the mail? What was your MBE score if you don;t mind me asking? No I was...
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New York Law School  
  by: maddie99   on: May 20, at 11:45:29 pm   in: Law School FAQ
Can anyone tell me about their personal experience with going to New York Law School (not NYU)? Not just your school experience, but also your experience living in the city, the commute, your employment prospects, etc. I was admitted for Fall 2018 and am debating whether or not to choose this school. P.S. I'm a female in my late twenties.

Thank you
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Re: Tips for being more "active"?  
  by: BasilHallward   on: May 20, at 11:38:57 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I'll be a 2L at a T14, next semester. I've decided that I am not going to enter my school's write-on competition.I have absolutely no interest in being on a journal, and not all that interested in Big Law. My biggest regret is being a total hermit my first year (i.e. went to class, then straight home...rinse and repeat) and not running for any leadership positions. That said, I plan on externing ...
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: justanotheruser   on: May 20, at 11:08:37 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I took and failed this exam 5 times. The Feb 2018 exam was my 6th attempt and I somehow passed. On the one hand, I feel so happy and relieved. It feels like the nightmare is finally over... like a ton of weight has been taken off my shoulders. On the other hand, I know what it feels like to fall short time and time again. When I failed for the 5th time (last July), I got the closest I've ever been...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: justanotheruser   on: May 20, at 11:08:17 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I took and failed this exam 5 times. The Feb 2018 exam was my 6th attempt and I somehow passed. On the one hand, I feel so happy and relieved. It feels like the nightmare is finally over... like a ton of weight has been taken off my shoulders. On the other hand, I know what it feels like to fall short time and time again. When I failed for the 5th time (last July), I got the closest I've ever been...
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Re: schedule - self studying  
  by: JakeTappers   on: May 20, at 11:00:22 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Wow thanks for this. I am completely freaking out for the CA bar and working full time and putting on my first federal trial at the end of january, I am glad this doesnt think we are too late. I have been self studying since the middle of October with no real plan and I would say less than 75 hours logged, I am definitely panicking Mind saying if you are AUSA? I may be joining CDCAL office but ha...
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Re: First week as Biglaw SA; unrelenting diarrhea  
  by: Pulsar   on: May 20, at 10:35:00 pm   in: Legal Employment
Probiotics might actually help with this

Doctor Dad thinks they are mostly bullshit but he still says they can help reset your system when it's way out of whack, which it sounds like yours is.
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Re: Professors encouraging me not to transfer  
  by: SFSpartan   on: May 20, at 10:27:01 pm   in: Transfers
I had one professor discourage me and two explicitly say it was a good idea if I could get into the schools I was considering. To help my decision I looked at the big law numbers from the ABA report for my school. If, say, 15% of students at your school get the kind of job you want and you are in (I assume) the top 5%, then those are decent odds. Also consider paying full rate at your new school ...
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July Bar - 2 weeks after C Sectiom  
  by: anandamide   on: May 20, at 10:02:57 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I was unsuccessful in February and am considering taking the July Bar, on 7/24 & 7/25. The only hitch is that I have a scheduled C Section on 7/11 and will be in the hospital for 3-4 days. Has anyone had any experience with this? My Dr. said I should physically be ok, but she's not sure about how I will feel emotionally and hormonally having just given birth. Also, don't newborns NOT sleep the...
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: lawhopeful100   on: May 20, at 9:52:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
As someone who was close to unemployable at college graduation, law school was really worth it for me. I have made this past year (I'm a first year) and across my summers, more money cumulatively than if I had taken the 40k a year biz analyst job I probably would have ended up with my 2.5 undergrad gpa. Yea, a lot of responses to this post aren’t factoring in that it partially depends on each per...
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Re: Should a Prosecutor get an LLM?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 20, at 9:46:07 pm   in: Legal Employment
Prosecutor in one of the big city offices with a competitive AUSA district.

The *only* person I know of with an LLM in our office has one in trial advocacy that they did after they got the job, nights. They're a rock star at trials and now is chief of training. I don't even think the LLM matters as a credential, but maybe as a teacher it helps.
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Mxmasterr   on: May 20, at 9:42:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
U think you'll try again or try a different job route. Sunk cost are just that. Being a lawyer blows anyway Looks like we are not the only ones to be upset over the close to 3/4 failure rate. We need to lobby the our state reps to fix this and get the media to report on this. The Governor failed the exam too.. The CA Supreme Court is in on this protectionism, so we won't get any help there. Anyone...
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Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: May 20, at 9:20:59 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:If you mass mail, are you expected to take a day off from your 1L summer job to do the interview(s)/callback(s)? Or are you supposed to take advantage of the window between your summer job and OCI? I am doing a 1L SA and can't imagine taking a day off for interviews. Thanks

You say you have an appointment. simple.
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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017  
  by: Legallylawyer2020   on: May 20, at 9:18:08 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Anyone want to restore this and join hands in some springtime fear and loathing? I’m with you, friend! Let's discuss our worries. Did well last semester but this one counts for nearly twice the credits. 3 issue spotters and 1 48 hour 1500 word take home for property (question 1: "what is property?" :( )which I already got back (only 10 days later) at a B+, worst grade yet. I feel okay a...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 20, at 9:13:01 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I failed the July 2017 bar by 9 points. I had a high MBE score but bombed the essays. This time around, I hired a tutor that was a former bar grander, did Adaptibar like the first time, and I felt like I had to have passed this time. I didn't. I feel so depressed and worthless right now. You already received your scores in the mail? What was your MBE score if you don;t mind me asking? No I was...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 20, at 9:07:59 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Looks like we are not the only ones to be upset over the close to 3/4 failure rate. We need to lobby the our state reps to fix this and get the media to report on this. The Governor failed the exam too.. The CA Supreme Court is in on this protectionism, so we won't get any help there. Anyone want to start a change.org petetion? https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/05/19/bar-too-high-more-failin...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 20, at 9:07:31 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Looks like we are not the only ones to be upset over the close to 3/4 failure rate. We need to lobby the our state reps to fix this and get the media to report on this. The Governor failed the exam too.. The CA Supreme Court is in on this protectionism, so we won't get any help there. Anyone want to start a change.org petetion? https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/05/19/bar-too-high-more-failin...
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Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 20, at 8:51:15 pm   in: Legal Employment
If you mass mail, are you expected to take a day off from your 1L summer job to do the interview(s)/callback(s)? Or are you supposed to take advantage of the window between your summer job and OCI? I am doing a 1L SA and can't imagine taking a day off for interviews. Thanks
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 20, at 8:50:35 pm   in: Legal Employment
As someone who was close to unemployable at college graduation, law school was really worth it for me.

I have made this past year (I'm a first year) and across my summers, more money cumulatively than if I had taken the 40k a year biz analyst job I probably would have ended up with my 2.5 undergrad gpa.
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 20, at 8:48:38 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I think that if the CA Bar REALLY believed that the Bar Exam tests anything other than one's ability to commit hypothetical malpractice, they would require lawyers to be RE-Certified every ex 5 years! I bet my entire life savings (currently a negative number) that if the CA Supreme Court Justices were forced to take the Feb. 2018 Bar Exam, most of them would have failed too...NOT because they are ...
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Re: Questions to ask in your associate review  
  by: redsox550   on: May 20, at 8:45:17 pm   in: Legal Employment
Junior big law corporate associate with my review meeting in a few weeks. What, if anything, do you ask about when the partner(s) are done giving you an overview of your reviews? I feel like when I am asked, "so... do you have any questions?" I never really have anything to ask about. Something about what type of things you arnt doing now but she be capable of doing by this time next ye...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Angel66   on: May 20, at 8:38:41 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
The Feb 2018 result was really depressing... As a July bar taker, I'm a little defeated by the ridiculously low passing rate from Feb... What a monster that we have to deal with! :evil: It seems that you really need to score on average about 62.5 to 65 on every essay in order to pass CBX (assuming an average, not mediocre, MBE score)? But what percentage of applicants can actually get that type of...
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: Angel66   on: May 20, at 8:34:09 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm surprised that this post hasn't triggered much attention. Has anyone started the prep for the July 2018 CA Bar Exam?
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Re: Judge Eugene Siler (CA6) Hiring Practice  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 20, at 8:30:25 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Some CoA judges do that as a courtesy when you apply off cycle or at the beginning of the cycle when volume is low. Would not read anything into it. Siler, like most if not all of the EDKY/WDKY judges, prefers ties to KY in a variety of forms which is why he hires out of UK steadily and UVA which I think is his alma mater. Can't speak to his specific hiring practices beyond that he takes his time.
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: bellytothebar   on: May 20, at 8:19:46 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Congrats to those who passed. To those who did not, do not despair. It is a ridiculously hard exam. Give it another go. Many talented people have succeeded after failing.

Anyone going to the swearing-in ceremony in San Diego from out-of-state from Eastern time zone? I would be flying in from the east coast.
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Re: The Official September 2018 Study Group  
  by: Hamilton51   on: May 20, at 7:36:18 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I started studying a week ago! My plan is to do the 4 week LSAT Trainer schedule from May to June to get a foundation, then drill and PT and focus on specific weak points from June to July, and July until September I am enrolled in a testmasters live course and will be PTing more rigorously!
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: BrainToast   on: May 20, at 7:13:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I was a first time passer. I did MBEs in my spare time 6 months prior then hit barbri with all my might.
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: jbagelboy   on: May 20, at 7:11:05 pm   in: Legal Employment
Law school is bot really worth it under any circumstances. But if your parents have tons and tons of money to burn and you get into a top school, it can be a fun couple of years and you’ll seem productive and respectable to your peer group Holy hyperbole. I know plenty of people (including myself) that went to decent nonT-14 schools that offered $$$, got decent jobs, and are making 6 figures a fe...
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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION  
  by: eternityblues   on: May 20, at 6:56:45 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Checking in! Started on Tuesday for the FL Bar.

Feeling a little overwhelmed since Themis assigned two essay outlines today AND a full written essay. I outlined one of them but can't see myself doing two more contracts essays today lol.
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: plstre   on: May 20, at 6:56:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
In the interests of passing it on, I'm going over how I approached for the Feb. bar. Background I was top quarter at a T-14, and was coming from a UBE state where I had passed a couple years earlier with a 313 (163 MBE). I'd been in litigation (criminal, then civil) for the last three couple years. Basic Approach Given that Cal had switched over to a format that heavily rewards a good MBE score, I...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Nightcrawler   on: May 20, at 6:32:15 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Looks like we are not the only ones to be upset over the close to 3/4 failure rate. We need to lobby the our state reps to fix this and get the media to report on this. The Governor failed the exam too.. The CA Supreme Court is in on this protectionism, so we won't get any help there. Anyone want to start a change.org petetion? https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/05/19/bar-too-high-more-failin...
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Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 20, at 6:31:47 pm   in: Legal Employment
I was only planning on applying to New York, Chicago (my school's city), and my home market. Would this not be sufficient? Should I truly be mailing every conceivable market? Won't some firms see you're applying to many of their locations and think my search is unfocused? Also, my career adviser told me median applicants should not apply to firms they want to speak with at OCI because they will b...
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Help! Should I Correct Info on Law School Application?  
  by: LawSchoolProNY   on: May 20, at 6:18:40 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I was wondering if anyone had any advice about how to handle the situation I'm in. I failed to disclose on my law school applications all the undergraduate colleges I went to. I bounced around at the first year of undergrad and took classes at, but never received any grades, a few schools whose transcripts I did not submit to CAS ( Trust me, I know how stupid that was to do!). Now I'm worried that...
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Judge Eugene Siler (CA6) Hiring Practice  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 20, at 6:13:04 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Does anyone know much about Judge Eugene Siler’s hiring practices? I sent my paper application into him, and I received an e-mail from his administrative assistant three days later. She attached a pdf letter from the Judge in which he thanked me for applying, would give my application serious consideration, and would hear from him this summer, if an interview is needed. (Not too excited about the ...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Snowflake1   on: May 20, at 6:07:43 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I passed and this was my 3rd time; the struggle was real. For those who didn't pass, no matter how hard you tried this time, remember you CAN still improve and pass next time. Any advice for those who didn't pass this time? What did you do differently studying this time around? This was my third time and I passed. I shudder to think what my odds we’re going into this (only 23% of repeaters passed...
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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018  
  by: InterLaw   on: May 20, at 5:43:54 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
UVA . This is painful. Why? What did we do to you? I wanted to go there so much… But man! ABA says 3.7 n/r aliens a year (lowest) and 0 unreported GPAs (lowest). MYlsn says 13.64% a.r. (2nd lowest, 6/44), 0% mid acceptance rate (lowest, 0/17!). If you really want to go to Charlottesville (bad timing for that), just apply early (33%, 5/15) and hope. If you are a full international (you don’t have ...
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges  
  by: carsondalywashere   on: May 20, at 5:21:40 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Any idea on when grades will come out?
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: catechumen   on: May 20, at 5:11:06 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Possibility? Lol! The CA Supreme Court gave them a pass last year when a series of law schools Dean's sued over the test being too hard. The very next Bar exam has the lowest pass rate ever. If you tell me that's a considence I got a nice bridge to sell you. Lol! I think we should also accept the possibility that the CA Bar wants less lawyers practicing in this state. They aren't going to explicit...
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Help: Looking to hire CA Bar Exam tutor/essay grader but have a limited budget  
  by: simplycyn789-   on: May 20, at 4:59:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi, I've signed up to take the CA bar exam for the third time. I failed the July 2017 exam but I expected to fail because I had exceptionally difficult personal events going on at the time that made it incredibly difficult to prep; I ended up only doing about half of the Barbri lectures, the MBE simulated exam, and that was it. The second time around, (Feb 2018) I completed all of the lectures wit...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: chicoalto0649   on: May 20, at 4:36:42 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

suicide_sally wrote:I wish I had killed myself 2 years ago if I had known a 27% pass rate was even possible for the CA bar. This is one deadline I won't miss!


Hi, I’m sorry things didn’t turn out well. It sounds like you need to talk to someone offline are you
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: chicoalto0649   on: May 20, at 4:31:37 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I passed and this was my 3rd time; the struggle was real. For those who didn't pass, no matter how hard you tried this time, remember you CAN still improve and pass next time. Any advice for those who didn't pass this time? What did you do differently studying this time around? This was my third time and I passed. I shudder to think what my odds we’re going into this (only 23% of repeaters passed...
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Delaware Firms  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 20, at 4:28:47 pm   in: Legal Employment
I've heard working in Delaware is a good backdoor into big law. Is this true? Are some ties necessary to land a Delaware firm job? What are the Delaware firms?
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Sufficient ties for the South?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 20, at 4:06:51 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm a rising 2L brainstorming markets to apply to. As of right now, I will be applying to my law school's market, my secondary home market, and NYC. Was also thinking about DC (not sure if my grades are high enough) and Cali (have some cousins who live in LA, no ties to San Fran). All other markets seem very ties sensitive though. However, my parents are retiring on the Gulf of Mexico, in an area ...
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Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 20, at 4:00:42 pm   in: Legal Employment
Should median applicants mass mail? Should we only mass mail firms/markets that aren't at OCI? I was median. I only got DC because I hustled my ASS off pre-oci. A lot of kids with better grades than I didn't get DC because they waited to OCI. You should mass mail every possible city. Every market is moving to pre-oci. It makes sense from their perspective- OCI is expensive, especially at t13 scho...
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Re: 2018 July California Bar  
  by: a male human   on: May 20, at 3:45:45 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Bump for visibility
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: a male human   on: May 20, at 3:45:10 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
In case anyone's wondering, someone created a July CA thread already (a long time ago, for some reason):

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Re: Do you hang out with law school friends after law school?  
  by: anon4424   on: May 20, at 3:05:08 pm   in: Legal Employment
I really wanted to reply to this thread because it's also something I've been wondering. I found law students in general to be hyper-competitive, hyper judgmental and hot tempered. This is maybe also a reflection on myself. I've definitely moved 'cliques' a few times while in law school, and have had some fallings out, although for the most part they've been resolved. I keep in touch with a few of...
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Re: 2018 February DC Bar  
  by: Mjevans610   on: May 20, at 3:04:50 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone still show pending C&f on dc website and processing on NCBE’d website? Those are my current status on each website and I submitted my application on the last possible day to submit. Just curios as to when everyone else submitted their application and what their C&F status is for DC and NCBE. I submitted my application on 12/5. The DC website states "Pending Report" b...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: FinallyPassedTheBar   on: May 20, at 2:58:57 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I think we should also accept the possibility that the CA Bar wants less lawyers practicing in this state. They aren't going to explicitly admit that though.
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: maxmartin   on: May 20, at 2:58:03 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I failed the July 2017 bar by 9 points. I had a high MBE score but bombed the essays. This time around, I hired a tutor that was a former bar grander, did Adaptibar like the first time, and I felt like I had to have passed this time. I didn't. I feel so depressed and worthless right now. You already received your scores in the mail? What was your MBE score if you don;t mind me asking? No I was...
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Re: BigFed Admin Law Jobs  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 20, at 2:53:58 pm   in: Legal Employment
Bump. Anyone?
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: FinallyPassedTheBar   on: May 20, at 2:52:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I failed the July 2017 bar by 9 points. I had a high MBE score but bombed the essays. This time around, I hired a tutor that was a former bar grander, did Adaptibar like the first time, and I felt like I had to have passed this time. I didn't. I feel so depressed and worthless right now. You already received your scores in the mail? What was your MBE score if you don;t mind me asking? No I was...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: LawQueen777   on: May 20, at 2:39:09 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I failed the July 2017 bar by 9 points. I had a high MBE score but bombed the essays. This time around, I hired a tutor that was a former bar grander, did Adaptibar like the first time, and I felt like I had to have passed this time. I didn't. I feel so depressed and worthless right now. You already received your scores in the mail? What was your MBE score if you don;t mind me asking? No I was...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: catechumen   on: May 20, at 2:13:07 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Looks like we are not the only ones to be upset over the close to 3/4 failure rate. We need to lobby the our state reps to fix this and get the media to report on this. The Governor failed the exam too.. The CA Supreme Court is in on this protectionism, so we won't get any help there. Anyone want to start a change.org petetion? https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/05/19/bar-too-high-more-failing...
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Re: County Prosecutor Taking Questions  
  by: Ohiobumpkin   on: May 20, at 2:04:40 pm   in: Legal Employment
Why did you choose a job that requires you to DESTROY the lives of poor people???? Also, aren't you afraid of going to hell for this? Some of my defendants include: Guy who sucker-punched his victim and stomped the shit out of him because they got into a fight at a bar an hour earlier. Victim was in a coma and later died. Guy who went 60+ MPH past a stopped school bus that had its red lights blin...
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Re: Adaptibar discount code $30 OFF  
  by: Get-it-done   on: May 20, at 1:49:55 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Nightcrawler wrote:I have an Adaptibar referral/promo code for $30 off. Send me an email (see my profile) and I will refer you!

I’d like to use Adaptibar for the first time. Can someone please email me a code for the discount? Lguzman@yahoo.com

Thank you
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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017  
  by: basketofbread   on: May 20, at 1:48:49 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Anyone want to restore this and join hands in some springtime fear and loathing? I’m with you, friend! Let's discuss our worries. Did well last semester but this one counts for nearly twice the credits. 3 issue spotters and 1 48 hour 1500 word take home for property (question 1: "what is property?" :( )which I already got back (only 10 days later) at a B+, worst grade yet. I feel okay a...
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Re: 4.06 GPA, 169 LSAT  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: May 20, at 1:47:59 pm   in: What are my chances?
LGBT is not an URM for US law school. You have a shot at some t13 law schools, but probably without much scholarship money. I know nothing about Canadian law, but if you want to practice there, it makes almost no sense to come to the US for law school.
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Re: Is the San Francisco Bay Area the most competitive?  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: May 20, at 1:46:49 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Is it even worth going to the Bay Area unless u go to Stanford, Berkeley, or Hastings? Like other T3 schools which are regional to kind of well such as U San Diego etc. But do all the Bay Area jobs get taken by the three schools mentioned above? SF is one of the more competitive markets. Not as competitive as DC, but certainly competitive. The truth of the matter is this: if you aren't at a t13, ...
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Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: May 20, at 1:42:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
Should median applicants mass mail? Should we only mass mail firms/markets that aren't at OCI? I was median. I only got DC because I hustled my ASS off pre-oci. A lot of kids with better grades than I didn't get DC because they waited to OCI. You should mass mail every possible city. Every market is moving to pre-oci. It makes sense from their perspective- OCI is expensive, especially at t13 scho...
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: NYCounsel   on: May 20, at 1:36:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
Subjective analysis. You're speaking in terms of finance, which resonates with me. From that perspective, (1) law school is only if you come out with a starting salary in excess of $100,000, ideally at least $125,000. This is why I chose biglaw, if I get hired at summer firm I'll make $180,000, so definitely worth it. But the analysis is complicated more or less by whether you're in school for fre...
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: abogadesq   on: May 20, at 1:29:07 pm   in: Legal Employment
Law school is bot really worth it under any circumstances. But if your parents have tons and tons of money to burn and you get into a top school, it can be a fun couple of years and you’ll seem productive and respectable to your peer group Holy hyperbole. I know plenty of people (including myself) that went to decent nonT-14 schools that offered $$$, got decent jobs, and are making 6 figures a fe...
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Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: carsondalywashere   on: May 20, at 1:16:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
Should median applicants mass mail? Should we only mass mail firms/markets that aren't at OCI?
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4.06 GPA, 169 LSAT  
  by: ohcanada0808   on: May 20, at 1:08:40 pm   in: What are my chances?
Hey everyone -new to this forum and looking for some advice. I'm Canadian and will be applying this fall. I've been more or less set on going to a Canadian school for the past couple of years, most likely the University of Toronto. However, considering the $35k price tag with financial aid of probably max 5-6k a year, I wanted to see what my chances were at getting into some T14 schools at around ...
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Re: BarMax, Critical Pass Cards, Adaptibar, Baroutlines...  
  by: Neve   on: May 20, at 12:26:24 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
If I were in your shoes, I would use Emanuel's and BarMax depending on how you answer the questions below. Critical Pass helped me, but I got my best grades in law school making flashcards over outlining. Did you study with flashcards in law school? How do you learn best? Do you need to drill yourself on practice questions? Is it your grasp of the law and the elements? Or do you need to refine you...
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Re: Tips for being more "active"?  
  by: Sacred Cow   on: May 20, at 12:10:20 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Volunteer somewhere. Talk to your school's pro bono advisor if you can't think of anywhere.
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Honey0808   on: May 20, at 11:48:10 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

unitball wrote:I passed and this was my 3rd time; the struggle was real.

For those who didn't pass, no matter how hard you tried this time, remember you CAN still improve and pass next time.

Any advice for those who didn't pass this time? What did you do differently studying this time around?
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: UmaThurman   on: May 20, at 11:08:44 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for your post! I'm very interested in your materials! [quote="Bla Bla Bla Blah"]Quoted bow is what I did to pass. I'll go ahead and put the steps into a one page guide for anyone who wants my materials. Also willing to discuss my approach if I can hand you my materials. Anyone who is interested in these materials let me know. Can also give the $35 Adaptibar discount to anyone who ...
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: Fireworks2016   on: May 20, at 10:50:29 am   in: Legal Employment
It can be if you're smart about it. There are a number of controllable factors that increase the probability that it will be "worth it." Given the overwhelmingly negative posts in the thread, I thought I'd give a counter-perspective. - Don't pay sticker price anywhere - Spend time between UG and LS to save money and kill the LSAT - Don't be afraid of strong regional schools if you're int...
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Re: 2018 3L Hiring for Firms?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 20, at 10:50:20 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:DPW NY always looking for 3L’s to assign directly to the credit/finance group.

What would be the grade cutoff for a position like that? Assuming mid t-14 & summer SA.
You should be fine. Grades matter more if the candidate didnt have an SA/coming from lower ranked school.
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Re: Adaptibar discount code $30 OFF  
  by: tmahkamov@gmail.com   on: May 20, at 10:17:43 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

stephtorres100 wrote:
Nightcrawler wrote:I have an Adaptibar referral/promo code for $30 off. Send me an email (see my profile) and I will refer you!


Hi my email is stephtorres100@gmail.com
can you send me an email with a code as well?

Hi I am first time Adapti bar user. Would you be able to share discount code please!!! thank you
my email: tmahkamov@gmail.com
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Re: 2018 February DC Bar  
  by: jjjddd   on: May 20, at 9:41:48 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Has anyone that failed February tried to register for July. My understanding is we are suppose to upload our old C&F application reflecting that we took the February bar. However, the C&F tab for me has a lock on it. Hence, there is no way to upload anything to that tab. I can't find any other way to upload into the C&F tab. Then, I look around and there is a start a new application bu...
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Re: When should rising 2Ls start mass mailing target markets?  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: May 20, at 9:38:38 am   in: Legal Employment
The correct answer is you do it immediately once you have grades, and you can say in the cover letter/email that journal assignments haven't been made yet but you will follow up when they have been. I'm honestly not so sure about this. I've been told so far, by a head recruiting manager at a V-50 firm, and a hiring partner at a V-50 firm, that they really only begin to take stock of their needs a...
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Re: Help diagnose what my issue might be  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: May 20, at 9:37:02 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Immediately stop taking full tests. You need to focus on section by section. Another poster was right, the free points are in games. Games are 100% learnable and I guarantee you that they are free points. Stop working on other sections. Focus on games, then move to LR, then RC. Your goal needs to be getting 0 wrong on each section type both under untimed and timed conditions before moving on. DO N...
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Re: Help diagnose what my issue might be  
  by: MasterOfNone   on: May 20, at 8:59:22 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
So I took another diagnostic yesterday and - surprise! - my score went back up to 152. I am noticing a pattern here haha.

Same deal as before: exactly 25 missed q's across the two LR sections, and 8-9 missed q's in the LG and RC sections. Frustrating.
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Re: Transferring MBE from CA to DC  
  by: longwait   on: May 20, at 8:57:27 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
You might want to send an email (or call) both California and DC board of examiners to check on the procedure.

For some states, the MBE can only be transferred directly from the state and not through NCBE.
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Re: Adaptibar discount code $30 OFF  
  by: ubebarstudying   on: May 20, at 7:48:04 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Sigh.
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: ubebarstudying   on: May 20, at 7:40:20 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Respondeat_Inferior wrote:Hi Joe,

1. Do you have any hobbies or anything you like to do in your off-time in particular?

2. In your opinion, what is the best restaurant you've eaten at?

3. Plain-toe, cap-toe, or wingtip?

Thank you for asking these questions, it's as if you read my mind
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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions  
  by: Cambridge1988   on: May 20, at 6:48:02 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
does anyone know how seating works for class day...like do we sit with sections, our families, etc?
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Re: County Prosecutor Taking Questions  
  by: encore1101   on: May 20, at 5:14:19 am   in: Legal Employment
Why did you choose a job that requires you to DESTROY the lives of poor people???? Also, aren't you afraid of going to hell for this? Some of my defendants include: Guy who sucker-punched his victim and stomped the shit out of him because they got into a fight at a bar an hour earlier. Victim was in a coma and later died. Guy who went 60+ MPH past a stopped school bus that had its red lights blin...
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Re: County Prosecutor Taking Questions  
  by: BeeTeeZ   on: May 20, at 4:55:17 am   in: Legal Employment
Hi all - County prosecutor here, taking questions. Quick overview: 2015 TTT graduate. Law Review, Moot Court, Trial Ad. TA. Decent grades in LS. Two years of private practice before taking position as a state prosecutor. I have been with my office for roughly 1 year. The county I'm employed with is immediately adjacent to a major metro area. As such, it's one of the "bigger" prosecutor ...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Bla Bla Bla Blah   on: May 20, at 3:14:12 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Quoted bow is what I did to pass. I'll go ahead and put the steps into a one page guide for anyone who wants my materials. Also willing to discuss my approach if I can hand you my materials. Anyone who is interested in these materials let me know. Can also give the $35 Adaptibar discount to anyone who needs it too. Willing to personally hand them off to anyone in the San Diego, Riverside, or Orang...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: redmessengerbag   on: May 20, at 2:26:31 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
For those that failed, I certainly feel for you. Here are some thoughts I'd like to share: Essays - Focus on essays first. Once you learn the rules for essay (which will be majority of rules), you can do MBE and fill the gap with more specific elements to the major rules. I feel that doing practice essays really helps you understand the law, and then gives you examples on the rules are applied, an...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: UmaThurman   on: May 20, at 2:05:27 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
By the Grace of God I was able to pass the exam on my first try's I used barbri study materials to pass. I have the entire 2017-2018 barbri books including the conviser mini review, the lecture handouts all filled out, simulated MBE, MBE practice book, and the rest of the books. Also, I will include critical pass cards for the MBE topics. If you are interested please let me know. I am located in ...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: FinallyPassedTheBar   on: May 20, at 1:38:57 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

LawQueen777 wrote:So I failed the July 2017 bar by 9 points. I had a high MBE score but bombed the essays. This time around, I hired a tutor that was a former bar grander, did Adaptibar like the first time, and I felt like I had to have passed this time. I didn't. I feel so depressed and worthless right now.

You already received your scores in the mail? What was your MBE score if you don;t mind me asking?
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: FinallyPassedTheBar   on: May 20, at 1:37:14 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
IMHO, because of the subjective nature of essay grading, there is a "luck" component to passing the CBX. That is why I suggest that people focus about 65% of their review on the MBE. It's the only part of the test that is graded objectively. Yeah, the MBE is hard AF, but you can kill it all by yourself...as opposed to the the essays/PT where you need to convince another person (grader) ...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: LawQueen777   on: May 20, at 1:05:48 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I failed the July 2017 bar by 9 points. I had a high MBE score but bombed the essays. This time around, I hired a tutor that was a former bar grander, did Adaptibar like the first time, and I felt like I had to have passed this time. I didn't. I feel so depressed and worthless right now.
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Re: Is the San Francisco Bay Area the most competitive?  
  by: AmbulanceChas3r   on: May 20, at 1:01:46 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I think DC is more competitive if you're talking about the biglaw market. I'm just a 0l talking outta my ass though
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: hope2018   on: May 20, at 12:58:04 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
IMHO, because of the subjective nature of essay grading, there is a "luck" component to passing the CBX. That is why I suggest that people focus about 65% of their review on the MBE. It's the only part of the test that is graded objectively. Yeah, the MBE is hard AF, but you can kill it all by yourself...as opposed to the the essays/PT where you need to convince another person (grader) ...
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: oblig.lawl.ref   on: May 20, at 12:50:44 am   in: Legal Employment
For like 85% of people, including people who get into good schools, I don't think it's worth it. Either hours or debt or both is too much for almost all halfway normal people.
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Re: County Prosecutor Taking Questions  
  by: objctnyrhnr   on: May 19, at 11:46:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
Why did you choose a job that requires you to DESTROY the lives of poor people???? Also, aren't you afraid of going to hell for this? uote="CntyProsecutor"]Hi all - County prosecutor here, taking questions. Quick overview: 2015 TTT graduate. Law Review, Moot Court, Trial Ad. TA. Decent grades in LS. Two years of private practice before taking position as a state prosecutor. I have been ...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: FinallyPassedTheBar   on: May 19, at 11:45:54 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
IMHO, because of the subjective nature of essay grading, there is a "luck" component to passing the CBX. That is why I suggest that people focus about 65% of their review on the MBE. It's the only part of the test that is graded objectively. Yeah, the MBE is hard AF, but you can kill it all by yourself...as opposed to the the essays/PT where you need to convince another person (grader) y...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: FinallyPassedTheBar   on: May 19, at 11:32:38 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Who else thinks that the CA Bar is actually just trying to get us all to kill ourselves???? Why else would they do things like Ex. (1) send an email the day of the Feb. 2018 exam AT 6am about an issue that could prevent one from using their laptop ....or Ex. (2) send an email for the July 2017 Bar exam, mere weeks before the exam that all PC computers might crash...and so I (being an obvious idio...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Mxmasterr   on: May 19, at 11:21:54 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Who else thinks that the CA Bar is actually just trying to get us all to kill ourselves???? Why else would they do things like Ex. (1) send an email the day of the Feb. 2018 exam AT 6am about an issue that could prevent one from using their laptop ....or Ex. (2) send an email for the July 2017 Bar exam, mere weeks before the exam that all PC computers might crash...and so I (being an obvious idio...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: scard   on: May 19, at 11:21:05 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Who else thinks that the CA Bar is actually just trying to get us all to kill ourselves???? Why else would they do things like Ex. (1) send an email the day of the Feb. 2018 exam AT 6am about an issue that could prevent one from using their laptop ....or Ex. (2) send an email for the July 2017 Bar exam, mere weeks before the exam that all PC computers might crash...and so I (being an obvious idio...
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Re: Do you hang out with law school friends after law school?  
  by: Toni V   on: May 19, at 10:57:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
I’m working at a firm several hundred miles from my law school city... no one from my LS is working here. However, I’ve been to two out-of-state weddings; on three occasions I’ve had former LS cohorts spend a weekend with me; and I’ve traveled to my LS city to visit with friends who secured there. Hardly a week goes by that I don’t speak with a former LS friend. Aside from complaining about the gr...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 19, at 10:20:19 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Who else thinks that the CA Bar is actually just trying to get us all to kill ourselves???? Why else would they do things like Ex. (1) send an email the day of the Feb. 2018 exam AT 6am about an issue that could prevent one from using their laptop ....or Ex. (2) send an email for the July 2017 Bar exam, mere weeks before the exam that all PC computers might crash...and so I (being an obvious idiot...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 19, at 10:05:46 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Just another mindfuck from the CA bar to drive us repeater to KILL OURSELVES!!!!! uote="scard"] Has anyone here been able to register for July 2018 exam as a repeater? I've been unable to do so; I get a message stating that my info doesn't match the "immediate repeater file".... I was able to, my roomate was able to, and my brother was able to. That’s three repeaters that we’re...
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Re: 1L Fall Grade Waiting Thread 2017  
  by: Legallylawyer2020   on: May 19, at 10:05:39 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students

basketofbread wrote:Anyone want to restore this and join hands in some springtime fear and loathing?

I’m with you, friend!
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 19, at 10:04:06 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
way to gloat!!! quote="Hammoud25"]By the Grace of God I was able to pass the exam on my first try's I used barbri study materials to pass. I have the entire 2017-2018 barbri books including the conviser mini review, the lecture handouts all filled out, simulated MBE, MBE practice book, and the rest of the books. Also, I will include critical pass cards for the MBE topics. If you are inte...
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Re: County Prosecutor Taking Questions  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 19, at 10:02:33 pm   in: Legal Employment
Why did you choose a job that requires you to DESTROY the lives of poor people???? Also, aren't you afraid of going to hell for this? uote="CntyProsecutor"]Hi all - County prosecutor here, taking questions. Quick overview: 2015 TTT graduate. Law Review, Moot Court, Trial Ad. TA. Decent grades in LS. Two years of private practice before taking position as a state prosecutor. I have been w...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: hope2018   on: May 19, at 10:02:02 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

bpnichol1 wrote:Ok thanks, I really appreciate your response. Maybe it's a glitch, maybe not, so I'll post once I get to the bottom of it. Cheers

Check your admission status. It will confirm whether you passed or not. Best of luck...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 19, at 9:59:52 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
suicide is the least expensive option for me after failing 4 times. quote="KT33"]Honestly, they changed the Bar so much from last time to this one that I think a big part of this one was luck. They did so many cross-over issues on the essays and majorly turned up the heat on the MBE, focussing on a lot of random sub-issues and neglecting some of the major big issues they normally include...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 19, at 9:58:18 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
It's a lie!!!! This is just a another sick joke by the CA Bar to get law students to KILL THEMSELVES!!!! I wish I had money left for a less painful suicide method, but after failing 4 times in CA my only options left are (1) high place to jump or (2) plastic garbage bag over my head after taking a bottle of tylenole PM. uote="mimim8"] Anyone know how to sign up for this “Productive Minds...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: suicide_sally   on: May 19, at 9:53:05 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I wish I had killed myself 2 years ago if I had known a 27% pass rate was even possible for the CA bar. This is one deadline I won't miss!
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Benefits to Early Decision?  
  by: AmbulanceChas3r   on: May 19, at 9:34:50 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I know some schools have scholarship programs for early decision applicants but what about for other schools? Do you have a better shot at admission?
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: bpnichol1   on: May 19, at 9:20:19 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Ok thanks, I really appreciate your response. Maybe it's a glitch, maybe not, so I'll post once I get to the bottom of it. Cheers
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Re: County Prosecutor Taking Questions  
  by: encore1101   on: May 19, at 8:54:31 pm   in: Legal Employment
I messed up the formatting from the previous post and it won't let me edit, so here's a clearer version: Salary? Have you been sent out for trial yet or just hearings? Best Judge story? How do criminal appeals work in your jx? $68k ish base, which ends up being closer to $71-72k with bonuses. I'm in Appeals, so I haven't done trials. One of my fellow Appeals ADAs second-sat a trial. I've done seve...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: scard   on: May 19, at 8:51:56 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

bpnichol1 wrote:Has anyone here been able to register for July 2018 exam as a repeater? I've been unable to do so; I get a message stating that my info doesn't match the "immediate repeater file"....

I was able to, my roomate was able to, and my brother was able to.

That’s three repeaters that we’re able to register for July... maybe you passed but for some reason it’s glitching
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Tips for being more "active"?  
  by: MrSam   on: May 19, at 8:32:11 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I'll be a 2L at a T14, next semester. I've decided that I am not going to enter my school's write-on competition.I have absolutely no interest in being on a journal, and not all that interested in Big Law. My biggest regret is being a total hermit my first year (i.e. went to class, then straight home...rinse and repeat) and not running for any leadership positions. That said, I plan on externing i...
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Re: 4.0 , 175. NOTHING else. HYS?  
  by: RedPurpleBlue   on: May 19, at 8:25:30 pm   in: What are my chances?
Chill, you're fine. There are plenty of people at HYS (esp. H because it's bigger and can't be as picky) that come from very regular jobs and don't have "saved the mayor's" dog resumes. If you find a cause that you're really passionate about and want to spend some time on it, go for it. Otherwise, don't worry about it. You can't do much now, and you're in a fine position. Get a great LSA...
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Re: 4.0 , 175. NOTHING else. HYS?  
  by: cannonballer   on: May 19, at 7:55:09 pm   in: What are my chances?
Don’t feed the troll
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Re: Transferring MBE from CA to DC  
  by: brittanyspup   on: May 19, at 7:07:57 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi, you can transfer your MBE score from a failing bar exam so long as the MBE score is over 133.
Go to NCBE to get the score transferred to DC.

I'm doing this and will be sitting for just the MEE/MPT this July. Good luck!
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Re: UChicago Law 2018 Transfer Thread  
  by: rustyshackleford69   on: May 19, at 6:16:14 pm   in: Transfers
Applied 5/14, Under Review 5/15, Interview invitation on 5/18 (will be interviewing next thursday)!!!

regional T2, 2 CALIs, URM, #7 rank, prestigious 1L summer gig that has partnership w/ UChicago.
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Re: Transfer Prospects?  
  by: nrthwst4now   on: May 19, at 6:11:03 pm   in: Transfers
I think the posted stats error a little on the high end but are good markers. Personally, I went from 5% at a TTT to a M/V/B school. Your origin school will help as well. Nothing to do but apply and see what happens. Good luck!
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Re: County Prosecutor Taking Questions  
  by: encore1101   on: May 19, at 6:06:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm not the OP, but since he's seem to have vanished, I'll answer some to the best of my knowledge (I'm a NYC, non-Manhattan prosecutor so reasonably similar to OP's position). 1) How hard is it to get a job as an ADA in a mid-sized district right out of law school? If I work for the local offices during summers and have Moot Court, is it still crazy competitive? 2) Is it crazy difficult to move u...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: KT33   on: May 19, at 6:05:50 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Honestly, they changed the Bar so much from last time to this one that I think a big part of this one was luck. They did so many cross-over issues on the essays and majorly turned up the heat on the MBE, focussing on a lot of random sub-issues and neglecting some of the major big issues they normally include, I think that was really disarming for a lot of us. I have major test taking anxiety, fail...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Mxmasterr   on: May 19, at 5:35:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
By the Grace of God I was able to pass the exam on my first try's I used barbri study materials to pass. I have the entire 2017-2018 barbri books including the conviser mini review, the lecture handouts all filled out, simulated MBE, MBE practice book, and the rest of the books. Also, I will include critical pass cards for the MBE topics. If you are interested please let me know. I am located in ...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Hammoud25   on: May 19, at 4:44:30 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
By the Grace of God I was able to pass the exam on my first try's I used barbri study materials to pass. I have the entire 2017-2018 barbri books including the conviser mini review, the lecture handouts all filled out, simulated MBE, MBE practice book, and the rest of the books. Also, I will include critical pass cards for the MBE topics. If you are interested please let me know. I am located in O...
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Re: Transferring MBE from CA to DC  
  by: bpnichol1   on: May 19, at 4:39:20 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I think you can only transfer the MBE if you passed the exam...
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Re: Drilling Question  
  by: The_TLS_Shill   on: May 19, at 4:33:59 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
1 maybe 2 sections a day. Take a full PT like once a week, maybe twice. Less can totally be more, especially at the beginning. Focus on you blind review. If you start getting really comfortable you might want to consider taking 2 PT a week for stamina, but I would wait off for now on that and just focus on the blind review on each section. You can always buy more tests too. That trilogy probably c...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: mimim8   on: May 19, at 4:32:42 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

scard wrote:Anyone know how to sign up for this “Productive Mindset Intervention Program”


trying to figure out the same thing.

any leads?
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: bpnichol1   on: May 19, at 4:28:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Has anyone here been able to register for July 2018 exam as a repeater? I've been unable to do so; I get a message stating that my info doesn't match the "immediate repeater file"....
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: KT33   on: May 19, at 4:27:40 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hahaha, omg this was me too. I think I drank more after passing than I did when I failed the first time. Congrats!!! This was a helluva Bar...


Bla Bla Bla Blah wrote:I'll talk more about what I did to go into the bar confidently tomorrow... when I'm not so God damned drunk.

Best wishes to everyone.

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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: hope2018   on: May 19, at 4:17:57 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I passed and this was my 3rd time; the struggle was real. For those who didn't pass, no matter how hard you tried this time, remember you CAN still improve and pass next time. I’m feeling overly defeated. Failed July ‘17 by 59 points with barbri. Hired a tutor this time, took a different approach, still failed. Feeling like it’s impossible to pass. I was overwhelmed this past bar being consumed w...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Snowflake1   on: May 19, at 4:11:21 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I passed and this was my 3rd time; the struggle was real. For those who didn't pass, no matter how hard you tried this time, remember you CAN still improve and pass next time. I’m feeling overly defeated. Failed July ‘17 by 59 points with barbri. Hired a tutor this time, took a different approach, still failed. Feeling like it’s impossible to pass. I was overwhelmed this past bar being consumed w...
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Re: Preparing for the future  
  by: rplopez720   on: May 19, at 3:49:20 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Sirgetty, Thank you very much for your reply and your support I really appreciate it!! I think that I will probably start studying for the LSAT sometime this summer after I finish up my masters. That will give me close to three years of prep time. I am guessing that the hardest section for you is the logic games, its the same for me. Granted I haven't really been looking at strategies to solve the...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: bpnichol1   on: May 19, at 3:37:02 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Has anyone encountered problems registering for the July exam (as a repeater)? When I indicate "Yes" to the question "Did you take and were you unsuccessful during the February 2018 California Bar Examination?", the following appears in red: "The information you provided does not match the information contained in the immediate repeater file." Any clue what the hell t...
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Re: Adaptibar discount code $30 OFF  
  by: Nightcrawler   on: May 19, at 3:36:58 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hello! Anyone kind enough to send me a code? Thank you!!! aldie.martinez@gmail.com Also, will the code work only for first time adaptibar users? :D I referred you. And yes, it works for first-time users (actually it works only for first-time users). Anyway, it looks like I'll be re-enrolling again with them. I lost track of how much money I gave to Adaptibar - but hey, it's really good for the MB...
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Re: County Prosecutor Taking Questions  
  by: Ohiobumpkin   on: May 19, at 2:58:58 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP coming back, lol?
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: UmaThurman   on: May 19, at 2:52:19 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Didn't bring my bar exam number with me tonight because I didn't want to deal with the anxiety... but when everyone started texting me about it, logged into my account. All done :) Hope everyone did well! Plenty of study materials if anyone's interested, and passed with 3 weeks study. I'll talk more about what I did to go into the bar confidently tomorrow... when I'm not so God damned drunk. Best...
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Re: Joseph Hoffman/IU Maurer  
  by: razzamatazz   on: May 19, at 2:44:22 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I've taken criminal law, criminal procedure, and a criminal seminar with him. He's an average professor. Doesn't cold call, is intelligent about the subject matter he teaches.
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Re: Adaptibar discount code $30 OFF  
  by: thirdtimeisacharm   on: May 19, at 2:35:35 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hello! Anyone kind enough to send me a code? Thank you!!! aldie.martinez@gmail.com Also, will the code work only for first time adaptibar users? :D I referred you. And yes, it works for first-time users (actually it works only for first-time users). Anyway, it looks like I'll be re-enrolling again with them. I lost track of how much money I gave to Adaptibar - but hey, it's really good for the MB...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Nightcrawler   on: May 19, at 2:34:15 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I passed and this was my 3rd time; the struggle was real. For those who didn't pass, no matter how hard you tried this time, remember you CAN still improve and pass next time. I’m feeling overly defeated. Failed July ‘17 by 59 points with barbri. Hired a tutor this time, took a different approach, still failed. Feeling like it’s impossible to pass. I was overwhelmed this past bar being consumed w...
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Re: Adaptibar discount code $30 OFF  
  by: Nightcrawler   on: May 19, at 2:26:08 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hello! Anyone kind enough to send me a code? Thank you!!! aldie.martinez@gmail.com Also, will the code work only for first time adaptibar users? :D I referred you. And yes, it works for first-time users (actually it works only for first-time users). Anyway, it looks like I'll be re-enrolling again with them. I lost track of how much money I gave to Adaptibar - but hey, it's really good for the MBE!
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: spmurphy23   on: May 19, at 2:01:08 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I passed and this was my 3rd time; the struggle was real. For those who didn't pass, no matter how hard you tried this time, remember you CAN still improve and pass next time. I’m feeling overly defeated. Failed July ‘17 by 59 points with barbri. Hired a tutor this time, took a different approach, still failed. Feeling like it’s impossible to pass. I was overwhelmed this past bar being consumed w...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Mxmasterr   on: May 19, at 1:45:56 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I passed and this was my 3rd time; the struggle was real. For those who didn't pass, no matter how hard you tried this time, remember you CAN still improve and pass next time. I’m feeling overly defeated. Failed July ‘17 by 59 points with barbri. Hired a tutor this time, took a different approach, still failed. Feeling like it’s impossible to pass. I was overwhelmed this past bar being consumed w...
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Re: Adaptibar discount code $30 OFF  
  by: thirdtimeisacharm   on: May 19, at 1:28:24 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hello! Anyone kind enough to send me a code? Thank you!!!
aldie.martinez@gmail.com

Also, will the code work only for first time adaptibar users?


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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: hope2018   on: May 19, at 1:02:07 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I passed and this was my 3rd time; the struggle was real. For those who didn't pass, no matter how hard you tried this time, remember you CAN still improve and pass next time. I’m feeling overly defeated. Failed July ‘17 by 59 points with barbri. Hired a tutor this time, took a different approach, still failed. Feeling like it’s impossible to pass. I was overwhelmed this past bar being consumed w...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: scard   on: May 19, at 12:55:56 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Anyone know how to sign up for this “Productive Mindset Intervention Program”
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: cbbinnyc   on: May 19, at 12:51:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
People on this site, at least historically, will tell you that paying sticker is not worth it except at HYS. I think this is extreme - I think CCN and maybe some of the lower T14 are also worth it at sticker, depending on your career goals and such, but it is risky, given that most people hate biglaw and it's rough to pay off debt without the benefit of a biglaw salary (or a really good LRAP progr...
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Re: UC Davis Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: jotbot91   on: May 19, at 12:47:14 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

sambam wrote:Anyone get any updates from admissions about waitlist??

Their FAQ says they begin looking at waitlisters in June. I am also on the list, and UC Davis is my top choice school.
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: maxmartin   on: May 19, at 12:24:56 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Sadly the writing is on the wall when that awful Raw written score formula was released. Go take July exam, you have a much better chance in July!
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One-Year Study Plan- June 2019 LSAT  
  by: vattah   on: May 19, at 12:24:50 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hello guys! I'm a rising Junior and looking to start a one-year study Plan for the LSAT in June of 2019. My GPA is quite high so I'm shooting for T-14's, hence my drawn-out approach to studying. Is there anyone in this similar boat? I plan to familiarize myself with the LSAT this summer by taking a cold diagnostic and familiarizing myself with the sections and what they entail, as well as some stu...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: BrainToast   on: May 19, at 12:19:38 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Congrats to all who passed! Not an easy feat by any means... lowest recorded pass rate in CBX history. I sprinkle you with compliments. If anyone would like to donate their past returned essays, please hit me up at brian [x] makethisyourlasttime.com. Thank you! I can’t believe the scores were so low. February is historically a mid 30% overall pass rate. Plus our essays were pretty hard. Our PT wa...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Mxmasterr   on: May 19, at 11:54:56 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Congrats to all who passed! Not an easy feat by any means... lowest recorded pass rate in CBX history. I sprinkle you with compliments. If anyone would like to donate their past returned essays, please hit me up at brian [x] makethisyourlasttime.com. Thank you! I can’t believe the scores were so low. February is historically a mid 30% overall pass rate. Plus our essays were pretty hard. Our PT wa...
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: jbagelboy   on: May 19, at 11:47:35 am   in: Legal Employment
Law school is bot really worth it under any circumstances. But if your parents have tons and tons of money to burn and you get into a top school, it can be a fun couple of years and you’ll seem productive and respectable to your peer group
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Re: I did not get to input all my MC answers into Examplify  
  by: chicoalto0649   on: May 19, at 11:26:22 am   in: Forum for Law School Students

SFSpartan wrote:Holy shit, you need to stop doing this now. It may not be a big deal now, but it will be come Bar Exam time. Going forward, do 3-4 questions (whatever the equivalent of 2 pages in your test booklet is).

Bumping to see if this ever got resolved in OP’s favor
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: chicoalto0649   on: May 19, at 11:22:04 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Paging Joe: After passing the CBX, a big thanks to you: your Calculator and research on MBE scores was the only thing that kept my hopes of passing alive. Anyway, the scale for the FEB 2018 Exam was released and there were commentary both ways arguing that this was in some ways more forgiving than other administrations, while on the other hand bar passage hit an all time low. Any thoughts on what ...
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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions  
  by: carsondalywashere   on: May 19, at 11:21:52 am   in: Legal Employment
Any idea on if it would look bad to apply to a firm like Thompson Coburn or Bryan Cave to both their Saint Louis and Chicago offices? I go to school in Chicago, so it makes sense to apply to that office location as well, but I don't want to give the impression to the STL offices that I am more interested in working in Chicago instead of STL
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4.0 , 175. NOTHING else. HYS?  
  by: Trader123   on: May 19, at 11:00:42 am   in: What are my chances?
I graduated college with a degee in finance six years ago. (4.0GPA). I'm taking the LSAT in June and consistently scoring 180 on timed practice exams, so I'm hoping this will translate to at least 175 in real life. Beyond this, I have nothing at all remarkable to offer on my applications. I was a customer service supervisor at a bank for a few years, and have since become a self employed stock tra...
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: boredtodeath   on: May 19, at 10:31:35 am   in: Legal Employment
No
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: May 19, at 10:19:09 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I just made a calculator that will accurately estimate a Written Scaled Score and Total Score for the July 2017 California bar exam based on the scores you enter. You can use this to estimate your J18 performance. https://ubeessays.com/california-july-2017-score-calculator/ Thanks...one question, on July 2016 I scored a 1550 scaled score, with a 1398 total score. My final written score was 570 is...
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Re: Questions to ask in your associate review  
  by: Betharl   on: May 19, at 9:50:28 am   in: Legal Employment
How much time do I have left on the website?









































Wait, Wot?
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: May 19, at 9:44:35 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

chicoalto0649 wrote:The mean scaled Multistate Bar Examination score on the February 2018 General Bar Exam in California was 1,355; the national average was 1,341.

The national average is incorrect. The national MBE average in F18 was 132.775. The average they are referring to is from F17.
http://www.pabarexam.org/pdf/statistics ... /f2018.pdf
http://www.pabarexam.org/pdf/statistics ... /f2017.pdf
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: anon sequitur   on: May 19, at 9:41:55 am   in: Legal Employment

umichman wrote:For most people it is not. For most lawyers, you will not start making 6 figures.

Weird metric.
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Re: Barbi Study / Multiple Choice  
  by: sprinx   on: May 19, at 9:29:12 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
No it’s only day 3. You will get better!
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Re: Shut down social media during bar prep or keep normal routine going  
  by: animalpeople   on: May 19, at 9:11:48 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

nixy wrote:I didn’t change anything about my social media use and passed without issues.

Same. Worth noting I'm not really that active and check FB no more than twice a day.
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Re: County Prosecutor Taking Questions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 19, at 9:03:25 am   in: Legal Employment
good thread.
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Re: Barbi Study / Multiple Choice  
  by: Feb2018CABar   on: May 19, at 8:54:23 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Passed the 2018 CA Bar. Used Barbri first and second time. Don't pay attention to the statistics. Speed through the videos. The homework they give you is stupid. Everything is extraneous. Don't be lulled into a sense of safe security. The most important thing you can do is just memorize, memorize, memorize. Read the conviser mini review until you can spit out the law from memory. Once you do have ...
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Re: 3L Employment After 2L Summer Associate  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 19, at 8:37:26 am   in: Legal Employment
Oh no I definitely want an offer from my firm (I don’t think I could make more money anywhere besides a firm that pays over market lol), and at this point I have no reason to not want to work there. It has very strong practice groups in the two areas of law I’m considering, one I’m not sure I could do much better, and everyone I’ve met in those groups still has souls and are really fun, quirky peo...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: feelingdefeated   on: May 19, at 8:36:37 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I passed and this was my 3rd time; the struggle was real. For those who didn't pass, no matter how hard you tried this time, remember you CAN still improve and pass next time. I’m feeling overly defeated. Failed July ‘17 by 59 points with barbri. Hired a tutor this time, took a different approach, still failed. Feeling like it’s impossible to pass. I was overwhelmed this past bar being consumed w...
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Re: Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: umichman   on: May 19, at 8:05:06 am   in: Legal Employment
For most people it is not. For most lawyers, you will not start making 6 figures.
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Re: UChicago Law 2018 Transfer Thread  
  by: wishywashy   on: May 19, at 6:48:35 am   in: Transfers
t50, top 8% and a cali type award with softs: LR, moot court, work experience, and a summer gig with a firm paying market.

under review a day after you (5/8). Nothing else yet for me.

Old threads put interviews around this week and next week with decisions dropping on 5/29.

best of luck!
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Mxmasterr   on: May 19, at 6:45:46 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Congrats to all who passed! Not an easy feat by any means... lowest recorded pass rate in CBX history. I sprinkle you with compliments. If anyone would like to donate their past returned essays, please hit me up at brian [x] makethisyourlasttime.com. Thank you! I can’t believe the scores were so low. February is historically a mid 30% overall pass rate. Plus our essays were pretty hard. Our PT wa...
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Re: Transfer Prospects?  
  by: wishywashy   on: May 19, at 6:36:14 am   in: Transfers
Below is a quote from Nebby who put together some stats. Note that Nebby doesn't say these are guaranteed admit numbers, just worth an app numbers. I would apply to everyone of them where your numbers give you a good shot and where you want to be, if you can afford the apps. GULC is worth an app just because they accept a lot of transfers. Some may disagree with Nebby's numbers but they seem spot ...
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Is Law School Worth it?  
  by: sunyplatt   on: May 19, at 3:27:17 am   in: Legal Employment
I am a law school applicant. I was running some numbers and most schools seem to run around approximately 48-50k a year. This translates to about 150K sticker price plus undergraduate loans and any additional loans needed to attend for living costs etc for a total of about 200-250K upon completion of the JD paying sticker price. Six (6) percent interest on 250K is 15K annually in just interest. As...
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Re: Preparing for the future  
  by: sirgetty   on: May 19, at 2:45:16 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
This is my first reply to anyone - I took the LSAT twice. The first time I took a Kaplan class (because they gave me a scholarship). Unfortunately, I was still knee deep in a poor collegiate "undergrad" mindset and did not take it as seriously as I wish I would have. I put in about 2 months of studying for about 2 hours a day. This was not anywhere near sufficient. The second time I took...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: unitball   on: May 19, at 2:39:20 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I passed and this was my 3rd time; the struggle was real.

For those who didn't pass, no matter how hard you tried this time, remember you CAN still improve and pass next time.
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: thisninjanerd   on: May 19, at 2:11:06 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Didn't bring my bar exam number with me tonight because I didn't want to deal with the anxiety... but when everyone started texting me about it, logged into my account. All done :) Hope everyone did well! Plenty of study materials if anyone's interested, and passed with 3 weeks study. I'll talk more about what I did to go into the bar confidently tomorrow... when I'm not so God damned drunk. Best...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Cem2030   on: May 19, at 1:51:34 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
When do you think folks in LA will get the official mail results? Do you guys think it will be Saturday?
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Re: THEMIS JULY 2018 - DISCUSSION  
  by: ubebarstudying   on: May 19, at 1:13:41 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
To the above, totally understandable about finals. For the people that are nervous or freaking out, just take a deep breath. It might look overwhelming, but you can get it done, and certainly can hit the 75% mark - no question. A tip: dont compare your progress or where you are or how you are doing to anyone - not friends, not family, not people here. The main goal is to pass the exam, to learn ho...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: BrainToast   on: May 19, at 1:06:38 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

a male human wrote:Congrats to all who passed! Not an easy feat by any means... lowest recorded pass rate in CBX history. I sprinkle you with compliments.

If anyone would like to donate their past returned essays, please hit me up at brian [x] makethisyourlasttime.com. Thank you!
I can’t believe the scores were so low.
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Transfer Prospects?  
  by: Legallylawyer2020   on: May 19, at 12:33:52 am   in: Transfers
Currently have a 3.6 GPA from a strong T1 (median is about a 3.15-3.3). I am considering applying to NYU, CLS, Penn, UVA, Duke, Chicago and possibly GULC. My GPA puts me around top 10% based on past years but I may be just outside of top 10%, depending how the breakdown goes this year. I’m hoping my grades from this semester will push me safely within top 10%, but you never know. Long term goals a...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: a male human   on: May 19, at 12:17:04 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Congrats to all who passed! Not an easy feat by any means... lowest recorded pass rate in CBX history. I sprinkle you with compliments.

If anyone would like to donate their past returned essays, please hit me up at brian [x] makethisyourlasttime.com. Thank you!
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: ooda   on: May 19, at 12:08:42 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
was this pass rate the lowest rate in history?
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Re: Questions to ask in your associate review  
  by: oblig.lawl.ref   on: May 18, at 11:54:19 pm   in: Legal Employment
What are your plans to keep up with the rising cost of law school? Many people are talking about the new york firms increasing first year associate salaries to $200K...
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Re: UChicago Law 2018 Transfer Thread  
  by: Br0ck   on: May 18, at 11:29:59 pm   in: Transfers
Got an interview earlier today!
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: hope2018   on: May 18, at 11:22:06 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I looked thru my status admission page and it shows requirement statisfied under bar exam section and at bottom section it states I'm eligible to take oath. After many years and attempts I finally passed . I had hard time passing the writing section I was stuck at 1400 every time I took it while mbe scores were high. Not until the new format I was then able to pass it. Finally! Congratulations for...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Bla Bla Bla Blah   on: May 18, at 11:07:04 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Didn't bring my bar exam number with me tonight because I didn't want to deal with the anxiety... but when everyone started texting me about it, logged into my account. All done :) Hope everyone did well! Plenty of study materials if anyone's interested, and passed with 3 weeks study. I'll talk more about what I did to go into the bar confidently tomorrow... when I'm not so God damned drunk. Best ...
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: redmessengerbag   on: May 18, at 10:19:35 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I achieved minimum competence today!

Thanks guys for entertaining and responding to my posts over the past few weeks, it helped get through the nervous/anxious period. I do wish they release the scores to see how well I did, but I don't care, and I'm glad I'm not getting that packet in the mail.
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Re: Big law make a killing using Doc Review Attorneys  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 18, at 10:10:36 pm   in: Legal Employment
Courts do not typically have to approve the fees of biglaw firms, unless in bankruptcy court, so the firms you are talking about are plaintiff’s side shops. I am a senior associate, and we do not bill our contract attorneys to the client at rates higher than what the vendor is charging us for their time, usually the vendor will bill the client directly. We do have in-house doc review attorneys th...
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