The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread (GREY DEY 7/1)

What now?

See you in a "personal statements" thread
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26%
Applying this cycle, but done with TLS
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4%
Retake in October
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43%
Indefinite retake
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7%
I'm gonna make a "should I retake?" thread
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9%
Change of career choice
4
3%
Other
10
7%
 
Total votes: 135

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby yellowyak46 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:29 pm

benwyatt wrote:I'm assuming most people in this thread are applying for fall 2016, right?


You are correct. Unless I scored terribly and need to retake, since the October and December dates don't jive with my schedule.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby Li'l Sebastian » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:29 pm

benwyatt wrote:I'm assuming most people in this thread are applying for fall 2016, right?


Yup

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby JackelJ » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:30 pm

benwyatt wrote:I'm assuming most people in this thread are applying for fall 2016, right?

No idea when I am applying

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Postby cdotson2 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:31 pm

benwyatt wrote:I'm assuming most people in this thread are applying for fall 2016, right?

I am, unless my score sucks, then I will take the gre and get a mpa. then retake and my undergrad GPA will be higher when I graduate so it might be a better path but I would prefer to go straight through.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby tedofsandimas » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:33 pm

ruizdaw wrote:
benwyatt wrote:I'm assuming most people in this thread are applying for fall 2016, right?


Yup


Same here.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby tedofsandimas » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:35 pm

I finally did the isidewith quiz -- 94% Bernie, 91% Clinton, and......1% Ted Cruz.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby cdotson2 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:41 pm

benwyatt wrote:
cdotson2 wrote:
benwyatt wrote:I'm assuming most people in this thread are applying for fall 2016, right?

I am, unless my score sucks, then I will take the gre and get a mpa. then retake and my undergrad GPA will be higher when I graduate so it might be a better path but I would prefer to go straight through.

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.c ... 1FCBE26EB/[/img]

I have considering doing a dual program anyway, but If I cant get into a great law school it doesn't make sense to go, and if I did them separately it would add to my law school application. I want to get an MPA because I am interested in going into politics later in life, and I am somewhat of an academic, I have considered pursuing being an undergrad professor or law professor at some point and getting an mpa would give me opportunity to get some publishable work.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby yellowyak46 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:42 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
benwyatt wrote:
cdotson2 wrote:
benwyatt wrote:I'm assuming most people in this thread are applying for fall 2016, right?

I am, unless my score sucks, then I will take the gre and get a mpa. then retake and my undergrad GPA will be higher when I graduate so it might be a better path but I would prefer to go straight through.

[img]http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/27356421801803075/82F5E30E6720E9D1D723664E44F55E51FCBE26EB/

How would an MPA benefit you as a lawyer


Well, maybe you want to do public interest law of sorts, or maybe whoever is getting an MPA just wants to get one cuz it sounds fun. I'm planning to do a masters in political science as well as a JD. Will it help me as a lawyer? No, not directly. Will it be fun and super interesting? Yeah, most likely.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby tedofsandimas » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:43 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
How would an MPA benefit you as a lawyer


I hope there is some benefit since that's what I am doing now because my work pays for it (and I decided to do it before I knew I wanted to go to law school).

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby cdotson2 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:46 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
yellowyak46 wrote:
Well, maybe you want to do public interest law of sorts, or maybe whoever is getting an MPA just wants to get one cuz it sounds fun. I'm planning to do a masters in political science as well as a JD. Will it help me as a lawyer? No, not directly. Will it be fun and super interesting? Yeah, most likely.


Just read a political science masters curriculum independently and save yourself 50k and a no-value added degree

value added= when they introduce you before you give a speech and they read all your degrees and the crowd mistakenly thinks you are more intelligent :D .
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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby cdotson2 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:47 pm

benwyatt wrote:
yellowyak46 wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:
benwyatt wrote:
cdotson2 wrote:
benwyatt wrote:I'm assuming most people in this thread are applying for fall 2016, right?

I am, unless my score sucks, then I will take the gre and get a mpa. then retake and my undergrad GPA will be higher when I graduate so it might be a better path but I would prefer to go straight through.

[img]http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/27356421801803075/82F5E30E6720E9D1D723664E44F55E51FCBE26EB/

How would an MPA benefit you as a lawyer


Well, maybe you want to do public interest law of sorts, or maybe whoever is getting an MPA just wants to get one cuz it sounds fun. I'm planning to do a masters in political science as well as a JD. Will it help me as a lawyer? No, not directly. Will it be fun and super interesting? Yeah, most likely.


There's actually information out there that says getting a dual degree can actually hurt you in legal markets because you look like more of a flight risk to firms.
Of course it all depends on what you want to do with your JD, but it's something to keep in mind.

I am trying to be a federal judge.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby yellowyak46 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:49 pm

Well, maybe you want to do public interest law of sorts, or maybe whoever is getting an MPA just wants to get one cuz it sounds fun. I'm planning to do a masters in political science as well as a JD. Will it help me as a lawyer? No, not directly. Will it be fun and super interesting? Yeah, most likely.[/quote]

There's actually information out there that says getting a dual degree can actually hurt you in legal markets because you look like more of a flight risk to firms.
Of course it all depends on what you want to do with your JD, but it's something to keep in mind.[/quote]



For cereal? Interesting. I can see that. However, I want to start in public defense for a while before eventually doing other government legal work. Ideally, but I realize how unlikely this will be, I'd like to be a federal judge or work in the SG's office. That's the kind of work that interests me. I don't ever want to do biglaw.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby yellowyak46 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:50 pm

yellowyak46 wrote:Well, maybe you want to do public interest law of sorts, or maybe whoever is getting an MPA just wants to get one cuz it sounds fun. I'm planning to do a masters in political science as well as a JD. Will it help me as a lawyer? No, not directly. Will it be fun and super interesting? Yeah, most likely.


There's actually information out there that says getting a dual degree can actually hurt you in legal markets because you look like more of a flight risk to firms.
Of course it all depends on what you want to do with your JD, but it's something to keep in mind.[/quote]



For cereal? Interesting. I can see that. However, I want to start in public defense for a while before eventually doing other government legal work. Ideally, but I realize how unlikely this is, I'd like to be a federal judge or work in the SG's office. That's the kind of work that interests me. I don't ever want to do biglaw.[/quote]

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby Li'l Sebastian » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:52 pm

My official unofficial plan is to make a career at one of the V5 firms, make partner and retire making at least a mill a year in a spacious New York Penthouse with my own yacht to travel the world in and possibly buy myself a cyborg body so I can live forever.

Wish me luck!

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby EnderWiggin » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:52 pm

just watched UVA's Alex Johnson's lecture on AA, the LSAT, and LS admissions. after listening to the thinkinglsat podcast on our June exam. Glad that I did both but can't help feeling like I need to do less. WHERE R U GREY

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby cdotson2 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:55 pm

yellowyak46 wrote:
For cereal? Interesting. I can see that. However, I want to start in public defense for a while before eventually doing other government legal work. Ideally, but I realize how unlikely this will be, I'd like to be a federal judge or work in the SG's office. That's the kind of work that interests me. I don't ever want to do biglaw.


future judges unite!

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby Li'l Sebastian » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:56 pm

EnderWiggin wrote:just watched UVA's Alex Johnson's lecture on AA, the LSAT, and LS admissions. after listening to the thinkinglsat podcast on our June exam. Glad that I did both but can't help feeling like I need to do less. WHERE R U GREY


Oh I love that video! It's really really neat and was very inspirational for starting off my LSAT study.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby Li'l Sebastian » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:00 pm

cdotson2 wrote:
yellowyak46 wrote:
For cereal? Interesting. I can see that. However, I want to start in public defense for a while before eventually doing other government legal work. Ideally, but I realize how unlikely this will be, I'd like to be a federal judge or work in the SG's office. That's the kind of work that interests me. I don't ever want to do biglaw.


future judges unite!



I might join ya'll after I spend my first 10 years in the big boy firms (unless I make equity partner). I know for sure I want to secure that paycheck and pay off all debt and buy a house and have bills payed for at least a year in advanced before switching over to a more comfortable field, like in-house, litigation, or public sector.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby yellowyak46 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:02 pm

ruizdaw wrote:
cdotson2 wrote:
yellowyak46 wrote:
For cereal? Interesting. I can see that. However, I want to start in public defense for a while before eventually doing other government legal work. Ideally, but I realize how unlikely this will be, I'd like to be a federal judge or work in the SG's office. That's the kind of work that interests me. I don't ever want to do biglaw.


future judges unite!



I might join ya'll after I spend my first 10 years in the big boy firms (unless I make equity partner). I know for sure I want to secure that paycheck and pay off all debt and buy a house and have bills payed for at least a year in advanced before switching over to a more comfortable field, like in-house, litigation, or public sector.


LRAP + not living like a king = endless possibilities




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