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Postby notedgarfigaro » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:53 am

so, I actually have a question...how long does our health insurance last after graduation?

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Postby aesth24 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:49 am

Out of curiosity, any new information about the next dean?

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Postby chuckbass » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:52 am

aesth24 wrote:Out of curiosity, any new information about the next dean?

At ASW they said they have 3 or 4 good candidates at the moment. And also, interim Dean Keating said that if they don't end up finding a suitable replacement, that he will be happy to stay on for another year if they need him to.

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Postby fl0w » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:11 pm

notedgarfigaro wrote:so, I actually have a question...how long does our health insurance last after graduation?

usually lasts until the start of the next school year

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Postby aesth24 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:35 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:
aesth24 wrote:Out of curiosity, any new information about the next dean?

At ASW they said they have 3 or 4 good candidates at the moment. And also, interim Dean Keating said that if they don't end up finding a suitable replacement, that he will be happy to stay on for another year if they need him to.


Sweet thanks!

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:56 pm

classes end in 35 days :shock: :shock: :shock: #TooSoon

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Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:41 pm

cusenation wrote:classes end in 35 days :shock: :shock: :shock: #TooSoon


Can't come soon enough #3LOL

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Postby goldeneye » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:00 pm

haha washu.... understated and no evidence of sympathy in e-mail about the raising of tuition.

For purposes of your planning, I want to let you know that the Board of Trustees has approved a tuition increase of 2.9% for J.D. students and 2.4% for LLM students for the 2014-2015 academic year. That will make the annual tuition rate $49,752 for both sets of students.

Daniel L. Keating
Dean and Tyrrell Williams Professor of Law

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Postby notedgarfigaro » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:08 pm

fl0w wrote:
notedgarfigaro wrote:so, I actually have a question...how long does our health insurance last after graduation?

usually lasts until the start of the next school year


thanks, it's a relief that if I do get some catastrophic health aliment over the summer, it will only add half of its cost to my debt load (and even better, dischargable in bankruptcy!).

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Postby chuckbass » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:10 am

What are good places to find furniture considering no ikea :shock:

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Postby fl0w » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:18 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:What are good places to find furniture considering no ikea :shock:


dumpster diving at the end of any semester near the freshman dorms.
I'm really not joking. WUSTL kids are, on average, rich as hell and they just throw away perfectly good things.

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Postby Cellar-door » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:37 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:What are good places to find furniture considering no ikea :shock:

Depending where in STL you live, you can get Ikea delivery for $99 flat rate. If you are getting enough things there it is worth it.

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Postby chuckbass » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:04 pm

Cellar-door wrote:
scottidsntknow wrote:What are good places to find furniture considering no ikea :shock:

Depending where in STL you live, you can get Ikea delivery for $99 flat rate. If you are getting enough things there it is worth it.

That's what I figured I'd be doing.

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Postby bound » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:18 pm

There isn't a Cost Plus World Market in STL either?!! How do ya'll LIVE

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Postby Ricky-Bobby » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:19 pm

Austinbound wrote:There isn't a Cost Plus World Market in STL either?!! How do ya'll LIVE

We make our own furniture through sweat, blood, and pure perseverance. It's pretty much the Midwestern way. You wouldn't understand.

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Postby MarkinKansasCity » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:23 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
Austinbound wrote:There isn't a Cost Plus World Market in STL either?!! How do ya'll LIVE

We make our own furniture through sweat, blood, and pure perseverance. It's pretty much the Midwestern way. You wouldn't understand.


When I got my first place on my own, I was working as a carpenter and built a coffee table, chairs, a bar, barstools, and a desk out of plywood and 2x4s from job sites. Because poor.

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Postby meb1212 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:25 pm

Austinbound wrote:There isn't a Cost Plus World Market in STL either?!! How do ya'll LIVE


There is one. It's in Chesterfield which is outside the StL city limits, but it's not THAT far.
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Postby TatteredDignity » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:25 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:
Austinbound wrote:There isn't a Cost Plus World Market in STL either?!! How do ya'll LIVE

We make our own furniture through sweat, blood, and pure perseverance. It's pretty much the Midwestern way. You wouldn't understand.


When I got my first place on my own, I was working as a carpenter and built a coffee table, chairs, a bar, barstools, and a desk out of plywood and 2x4s from job sites. Because poor.


Plz post this in the politics thread thx.

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Postby Ricky-Bobby » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:31 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:
Austinbound wrote:There isn't a Cost Plus World Market in STL either?!! How do ya'll LIVE

We make our own furniture through sweat, blood, and pure perseverance. It's pretty much the Midwestern way. You wouldn't understand.


When I got my first place on my own, I was working as a carpenter and built a coffee table, chairs, a bar, barstools, and a desk out of plywood and 2x4s from job sites. Because poor.

When I lived in California literally all of my bedroom furniture was scrap wood. It was actually pretty awesome. My bed is still made of plywood, come to think of it.

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Postby Cellar-door » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:00 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:What are good places to find furniture considering no ikea :shock:

So does this mean that when the St Louis Ikea opens in 2015 it will help WUSTL Law recruiting?

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Postby sublime » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:03 pm

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Postby chuckbass » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:13 pm

sublime wrote:The applicant thread is posting 32.6 percent 100 plus firm and fed clerkship combined for c/o 2013. On my phone or I would look into it more.

29 (100+ attorneys) + 3.3 (fed clerkships) = 32.3%

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Postby JCougar » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:59 pm

sublime wrote:The applicant thread is posting 32.6 percent 100 plus firm and fed clerkship combined for c/o 2013. On my phone or I would look into it more.


That sounds unreasonable given that our NLJ 250 number was reported at only 18.33%. That means we must have put a massive number of students in either clerkships or firms between 100 and 160 lawyers, and normally these numbers are very low.

If we somehow managed to do this, than great job to the CSO. But I am skeptical until I see more.

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Postby chuckbass » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:06 pm

JCougar wrote:
sublime wrote:The applicant thread is posting 32.6 percent 100 plus firm and fed clerkship combined for c/o 2013. On my phone or I would look into it more.


That sounds unreasonable given that our NLJ 250 number was reported at only 18.33%. That means we must have put a massive number of students in either clerkships or firms between 100 and 160 lawyers, and normally these numbers are very low.

If we somehow managed to do this, than great job to the CSO. But I am skeptical until I see more.

http://law.wustl.edu/career_services/em ... y-2013.pdf

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Postby JCougar » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:24 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:
JCougar wrote:
sublime wrote:The applicant thread is posting 32.6 percent 100 plus firm and fed clerkship combined for c/o 2013. On my phone or I would look into it more.


That sounds unreasonable given that our NLJ 250 number was reported at only 18.33%. That means we must have put a massive number of students in either clerkships or firms between 100 and 160 lawyers, and normally these numbers are very low.

If we somehow managed to do this, than great job to the CSO. But I am skeptical until I see more.

http://law.wustl.edu/career_services/em ... y-2013.pdf



If that is true, than the National Law Journal is severely underestimating how many people we put into Biglaw:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=225116

It says we put 55/300 into Biglaw. From the ABA data, our school places 64 into firms of 250+, and another 23 into firms of 101-250. The NLJ cutoff is usually around 160, so over half of those 23 should also be counted in the NLJ 250. So a generous estimate is that the NLJ undercounted the number of our grads in "Biglaw" by about 20 lawyers.

It's been reported before that the NLJ 250 numbers are incomplete and don't count a few domestic firms and any foreign-based Biglaw firms. But this kind of under-counting seems pretty substantial to me.




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