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Jackson Pollock
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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby Jackson Pollock » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:13 pm

I've got some ties to KC and will probably be looking into that as well.

With regards to grades, is it top 1/3 that would be competitive, then, for associate positions in that region?

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby Rock Chalk » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:34 pm

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby Rock Chalk » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:46 pm

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby Rock Chalk » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:48 pm

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby beachbum » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:10 pm

Thanks for the help, Rock Chalk. Much appreciated.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby TatteredDignity » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:42 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:Many of my classmates who are staying in STL are doing unpaid work with Legal Services, U.S. Attorney's office, and several non-profits. Some very competitive students are doing RAs with well-respected professors, and others are doing other RAs. The upside is that WUSTL has a public service stipend that will pay many of these students' bills. Just about everyone that I know has something law-related lined up.


I can't find many details on the public service stipend for summer work. What can you tell me?

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:48 pm

0LNewbie wrote:I can't find many details on the public service stipend for summer work. What can you tell me?

If you work an unpaid government or public interest job during your 1L year (which most people do), you get a $3,000 stipend for the summer from WUSTL.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby Rock Chalk » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:51 pm

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby Michael Bluth » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:53 pm

Just checking in to say I just toured the building and it was quite nice. A really beautiful campus. If anyone saw a nervous looking character wandering around wearing jeans and a green polo, well that was me.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby Jackson Pollock » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:04 pm

Michael Bluth wrote:If anyone saw a nervous looking character wandering around wearing jeans and a green polo, well that was me.


Why were you nervous?

Edit: And thanks for the responses about KC, RockChalk.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby Rock Chalk » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:06 pm

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby TatteredDignity » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:06 pm

Jackson Pollock wrote:
Michael Bluth wrote:If anyone saw a nervous looking character wandering around wearing jeans and a green polo, well that was me.


Why were you nervous?

Edit: And thanks for the responses about KC, RockChalk.


It's intimidating, man. Lots of smart people walking around.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:33 pm

romothesavior wrote:
0LNewbie wrote:I can't find many details on the public service stipend for summer work. What can you tell me?

If you work an unpaid government or public interest job during your 1L year (which most people do), you get a $3,000 stipend for the summer from WUSTL.

Also, I should add that you must work 350 hours over the summer in order to qualify for the stipend. I plan to work like 12 weeks for 30 hours a week. And if you get a second job, you can make up to an additional $1,500 without it affecting the stipend. Once you go over $1,500, they will take 50% of that to offset the stipend.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby splitmuch » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:39 pm

romothesavior wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
0LNewbie wrote:I can't find many details on the public service stipend for summer work. What can you tell me?

If you work an unpaid government or public interest job during your 1L year (which most people do), you get a $3,000 stipend for the summer from WUSTL.

Also, I should add that you must work 350 hours over the summer in order to qualify for the stipend. I plan to work like 12 weeks for 30 hours a week. And if you get a second job, you can make up to an additional $1,500 without it affecting the stipend. Once you go over $1,500, they will take 50% of that to offset the stipend.



in my head=bartend or otherwise work for cash tips

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby Michael Bluth » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:54 pm

Jackson Pollock wrote:
Michael Bluth wrote:If anyone saw a nervous looking character wandering around wearing jeans and a green polo, well that was me.


Why were you nervous?

Edit: And thanks for the responses about KC, RockChalk.


Oh just because I really was only looking to wander around on my own, and ended up getting a guided tour and a sit-down with Dean Clifford. Just the general fear of being unprepared, asking dumb questions, etc. But I had a really nice time.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby FuManChusco » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:46 pm

0LNewbie wrote:I was trying to decide between KU and WUSTL for coming back to KC, and the people I talked with IRL overwhelmingly said WUSTL, FWIW. It was a bit sketchier when I was looking at WUSTL sticker, but with scholly it's almost a no-brainer.


yeah, I think you're definitely making the right decision there. WUSTL will open doors and that debt load is completely manageable.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby FuManChusco » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:48 pm

splitmuch wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
0LNewbie wrote:I can't find many details on the public service stipend for summer work. What can you tell me?

If you work an unpaid government or public interest job during your 1L year (which most people do), you get a $3,000 stipend for the summer from WUSTL.

Also, I should add that you must work 350 hours over the summer in order to qualify for the stipend. I plan to work like 12 weeks for 30 hours a week. And if you get a second job, you can make up to an additional $1,500 without it affecting the stipend. Once you go over $1,500, they will take 50% of that to offset the stipend.



in my head=bartend or otherwise work for cash tips


that's smart.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby TatteredDignity » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:01 pm

For most sections, do 1L finals seem to be open-book or closed? I've been assuming that in most places, they're open, but I thought I'd ask specifically about WUSTL.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby myq » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:07 pm

0LNewbie wrote:For most sections, do 1L finals seem to be open-book or closed? I've been assuming that in most places, they're open, but I thought I'd ask specifically about WUSTL.


I think they're mixed. Last semester, my property and contracts finals were closed book, and my torts final was open book. This semester, they're all either open book or modified open book.

I'm not sure how this compares with other schools though.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby legallyb » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:09 pm

Do you have any idea about the prospects of the wait-list? I'm currently on it

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby JCougar » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:42 pm

bryancharlesmoore wrote:Do you have any idea about the prospects of the wait-list? I'm currently on it


It really depends on your numbers. With your GPA, I'd say you at least have a halfway decent chance. You're what I would consider "right on the fence." If you haven't already, I'd visit campus and tell the dean this is your first choice and you really want to go here (if that is, indeed, the case).

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:29 pm

0LNewbie wrote:For most sections, do 1L finals seem to be open-book or closed? I've been assuming that in most places, they're open, but I thought I'd ask specifically about WUSTL.

Most seem to be open, but I barely looked at my outlines during exams at all last semester.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby TatteredDignity » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:37 pm

romothesavior wrote:
0LNewbie wrote:For most sections, do 1L finals seem to be open-book or closed? I've been assuming that in most places, they're open, but I thought I'd ask specifically about WUSTL.

Most seem to be open, but I barely looked at my outlines during exams at all last semester.


Yeah, from what I understand, if you're looking at your outline too much, you're in trouble already.... still, you never know when you might need to access some finer point that's slipped your mind. Or maybe there aren't finer points that can be tested on a 3 hour exam, what do I know?

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby JCougar » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:04 pm

0LNewbie wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
0LNewbie wrote:For most sections, do 1L finals seem to be open-book or closed? I've been assuming that in most places, they're open, but I thought I'd ask specifically about WUSTL.

Most seem to be open, but I barely looked at my outlines during exams at all last semester.


Yeah, from what I understand, if you're looking at your outline too much, you're in trouble already.... still, you never know when you might need to access some finer point that's slipped your mind. Or maybe there aren't finer points that can be tested on a 3 hour exam, what do I know?


They test everything...believe me. That's about all the outline is good for during an open book exam. If you're forgetting the basic points, you're in trouble.

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Re: WUSTL 1L Taking Questions

Postby Hannibal » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:08 pm

Do they give away free coffee on campus?




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