URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby renc56 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:51 pm

2000andBeyond wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
brinicolec wrote:

Oh damn. Jones Day is the only one!??!?

That's tragic. And I'm pretty sure it's probably like... a handful (5) MAXIMUM, but I'd bet it's more like 3.


Yeah it's really confusing to me because I am 99% sure Jenner & Block is headquartered in Chicago.


Isn't Kirkland & Ellis as well?


K&E is but SEO's site (http://www.seolaw.org/partners/our-partners/) has partners. Which is why 99% of all the choices seem to be NYC or DC.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby 2000andBeyond » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:56 pm

renc56 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
brinicolec wrote:

Oh damn. Jones Day is the only one!??!?

That's tragic. And I'm pretty sure it's probably like... a handful (5) MAXIMUM, but I'd bet it's more like 3.


Yeah it's really confusing to me because I am 99% sure Jenner & Block is headquartered in Chicago.


Isn't Kirkland & Ellis as well?


K&E is but SEO's site (http://www.seolaw.org/partners/our-partners/) has partners. Which is why 99% of all the choices seem to be NYC or DC.


Thanks so much!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby azaleafire » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:59 pm

renc56 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
brinicolec wrote:

Oh damn. Jones Day is the only one!??!?

That's tragic. And I'm pretty sure it's probably like... a handful (5) MAXIMUM, but I'd bet it's more like 3.


Yeah it's really confusing to me because I am 99% sure Jenner & Block is headquartered in Chicago.


Isn't Kirkland & Ellis as well?


K&E is but SEO's site (http://www.seolaw.org/partners/our-partners/) has partners. Which is why 99% of all the choices seem to be NYC or DC.


Yeah I was more confused because why the NYC office rather than the Chicago office? Or both?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby 2000andBeyond » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:16 pm

azaleafire wrote:
renc56 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
brinicolec wrote:

Oh damn. Jones Day is the only one!??!?

That's tragic. And I'm pretty sure it's probably like... a handful (5) MAXIMUM, but I'd bet it's more like 3.


Yeah it's really confusing to me because I am 99% sure Jenner & Block is headquartered in Chicago.


Isn't Kirkland & Ellis as well?


K&E is but SEO's site (http://www.seolaw.org/partners/our-partners/) has partners. Which is why 99% of all the choices seem to be NYC or DC.


Yeah I was more confused because why the NYC office rather than the Chicago office? Or both?


Yeah it's definitely bizarre. It looks like we really are limited to DC or NYC.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby renc56 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:26 pm

2000andBeyond wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
renc56 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
brinicolec wrote:

Oh damn. Jones Day is the only one!??!?

That's tragic. And I'm pretty sure it's probably like... a handful (5) MAXIMUM, but I'd bet it's more like 3.


Yeah it's really confusing to me because I am 99% sure Jenner & Block is headquartered in Chicago.


Isn't Kirkland & Ellis as well?


K&E is but SEO's site (http://www.seolaw.org/partners/our-partners/) has partners. Which is why 99% of all the choices seem to be NYC or DC.


Yeah I was more confused because why the NYC office rather than the Chicago office? Or both?


Yeah it's definitely bizarre. It looks like we really are limited to DC or NYC.


I thought about switching my preference to DC and living there by rotating myself between friends' couches for the 8 weeks or so haha

I'm bummed there's only 1-2 offices available in less expensive cities like Houston and Atlanta.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby 2000andBeyond » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:29 pm

renc56 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
renc56 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
azaleafire wrote:
brinicolec wrote:

Oh damn. Jones Day is the only one!??!?

That's tragic. And I'm pretty sure it's probably like... a handful (5) MAXIMUM, but I'd bet it's more like 3.


Yeah it's really confusing to me because I am 99% sure Jenner & Block is headquartered in Chicago.


Isn't Kirkland & Ellis as well?


K&E is but SEO's site (http://www.seolaw.org/partners/our-partners/) has partners. Which is why 99% of all the choices seem to be NYC or DC.


Yeah I was more confused because why the NYC office rather than the Chicago office? Or both?


Yeah it's definitely bizarre. It looks like we really are limited to DC or NYC.


I thought about switching my preference to DC and living there by rotating myself between friends' couches for the 8 weeks or so haha

I'm bummed there's only 1-2 offices available in less expensive cities like Houston and Atlanta.


lol yeah! I am from the DC area so I was just going to stay with my mama. My sister lives in NYC so I was just going to live with her lol. You have to make it as cheap as possible!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby hammy393 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:42 pm

renc56 wrote:Has anyone heard anything about the Pipeline to Practice Foundation (http://www.pipelinetopractice.org/students/)? It's similar to CLEO's program for incoming students but without the $100+ fee.


Does anyone have details on the scholarship? Can't find anything about it

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby texcellence » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:39 pm

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Postby hammy393 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:42 pm

texcellence wrote:when is everyone supposed to hear about SEO placement? i didn't apply but my firm takes one every summer so maybe we can be colleagues :D


Late April!

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Postby Mr_Chukes » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:14 pm

texcellence wrote:when is everyone supposed to hear about SEO placement? i didn't apply but my firm takes one every summer so maybe we can be colleagues :D

I applied right before the headline so I'm waiting on my interview lol

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby dietcoke1 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:30 pm

stumbled upon this today. I found it to be very interesting, thought others would as well....

http://www.chambers-associate.com/practice-areas

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby renc56 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:39 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
texcellence wrote:when is everyone supposed to hear about SEO placement? i didn't apply but my firm takes one every summer so maybe we can be colleagues :D

I applied right before the headline so I'm waiting on my interview lol


Is it April yet?

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Postby renc56 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:48 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:stumbled upon this today. I found it to be very interesting, thought others would as well....

http://www.chambers-associate.com/practice-areas


I like its diversity page so you can see how diverse some of these firms claim to be vs the reality

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Mr_Chukes » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:05 pm

renc56 wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
texcellence wrote:when is everyone supposed to hear about SEO placement? i didn't apply but my firm takes one every summer so maybe we can be colleagues :D

I applied right before the headline so I'm waiting on my interview lol


Is it April yet?

They do interviews before that. Many people on this site have gotten interviews.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Dondraper88 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:24 pm

In at NU! I could cry this is the only school I wanted to go to. As a boy from the south side of chicago I never imagined attending a school like this.
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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby dietcoke1 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:28 pm

Dondraper88 wrote:In at Nu! I could cry this is the only school I wanted to go to. As a boy from the south side of chicago I never imagined attending a school like this.


Congrats! Go celebrate !

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Postby texcellence » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:34 pm

Dondraper88 wrote:In at NU! I could cry this is the only school I wanted to go to. As a boy from the south side of chicago I never imagined attending a school like this.


congratulations!!!!

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Postby 2000andBeyond » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:37 pm

Dondraper88 wrote:In at NU! I could cry this is the only school I wanted to go to. As a boy from the south side of chicago I never imagined attending a school like this.


Aww, congratulations!! See you there :D

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Postby Rubbishdump » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:20 pm

Dondraper88 wrote:In at NU! I could cry this is the only school I wanted to go to. As a boy from the south side of chicago I never imagined attending a school like this.

Congratulations, man!

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Postby chasima » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:28 pm

Dondraper88 wrote:In at NU! I could cry this is the only school I wanted to go to. As a boy from the south side of chicago I never imagined attending a school like this.


Wow! Congratulations!

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Postby Mr_Chukes » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:59 pm

Dondraper88 wrote:In at NU! I could cry this is the only school I wanted to go to. As a boy from the south side of chicago I never imagined attending a school like this.

Congratulations you are an inspiration!

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Postby brinicolec » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:00 pm

Dondraper88 wrote:In at NU! I could cry this is the only school I wanted to go to. As a boy from the south side of chicago I never imagined attending a school like this.



Woot woot. Will probably see you next year then!

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Postby rwajo12 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:38 pm

Anyone been waitlisted by a T-14 and gotten off yet?

Wondering what my strategy should be to show interest and hear back quickly.

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Postby hammy393 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:30 pm

rwajo12 wrote:Anyone been waitlisted by a T-14 and gotten off yet?

Wondering what my strategy should be to show interest and hear back quickly.


Unfortunately most schools don't look at the WL till May/June at the earliest. They need to see how many spots are available due to yield

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Torres1893 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:43 pm

I think the stress of choosing a school is getting to me. I have the choice of going to a school (T1) on a full ride and maybe having a hard time coming back to my home market and getting a decent salary (60-80k), attending my regional school (my alma mater which I dont really want to go to) on a 90% scholarship and getting a similar job, or going to UT and graduating with 150k in debt, but have a greater chance in getting a job that pays very well.

I never wanted biglaw. I think it only became a career option for me because of coming on to TLS lol. The lack of work/life balance scares me. If I go to UT I have to do biglaw to pay off my loans if I want to work in the private sector. What I truly want to do is government work. It's what I wanted to do since I had the thought of attending law school in middle school. I know UT can help me get that government job and I can use PSLF for the loans, but the thought of having that much debt is overwhelming. If I end up hating my govt job or lose it then I would be screwed.

Idk what to do. Attending one of the other schools will give me more financial freedom, but my job prospects might suck.

Another factor in my stress is looking for an apartment in Austin. Everything is old and sucks, and the farther I go from the school in my search the worse the commute will be with Austin traffic.

I'm getting thoughts of just saying F it and finding a sales job and forget about law school. but I hate sales.

I need to relax. I wish I had more time to think before likely making the biggest decision in my life (so far).



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