The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:49 pm

dj9i27 wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:What does it mean to have "ties" somewhere? (For BigLaw or whatever)
Like that means you grew up there and your immediately family is from the city and lives there, right?

IIRC if you have friends to a city or parents had a house there that you frequently vacation counted as ties. I think it's how you sell yourself tbh.

Like let's say you grew up in / immediate fam lives in a neighboring state without a real market of its own, say like a day's drive away, and you want this market because it allows you to be closer. You still don't have ties because you aren't actually from the city/state, right? (Didn't go to UG there or actually live there ever or anything.)

if you've visited there or fiance perhaps best friend lived there it would be a super minor tie. I feel like goggle maps can get you any tie lol.

I wonder if having 0 ties in the US makes it easier to break into markets that care about ties.

inb4 the northerner gets PNW BigLaw

Hahaha nah, northerner ultimately wants CA or London, me thinks. NYC as a safety. Significant London ties, 0 CA ties, so I hope that doesn't matter.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:57 pm

Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:What does it mean to have "ties" somewhere? (For BigLaw or whatever)
Like that means you grew up there and your immediately family is from the city and lives there, right?

IIRC if you have friends to a city or parents had a house there that you frequently vacation counted as ties. I think it's how you sell yourself tbh.

Like let's say you grew up in / immediate fam lives in a neighboring state without a real market of its own, say like a day's drive away, and you want this market because it allows you to be closer. You still don't have ties because you aren't actually from the city/state, right? (Didn't go to UG there or actually live there ever or anything.)

if you've visited there or fiance perhaps best friend lived there it would be a super minor tie. I feel like goggle maps can get you any tie lol.

I wonder if having 0 ties in the US makes it easier to break into markets that care about ties.

As someone with 0 actual ties anywhere I sincerely doubt it. :(

I mean, I want a major market. I'm not sure how difficult CA is to get without ties, especially if you go to LS on the East Coast. That's definitely something I'm worried about.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:I mean, I want a major market. I'm not sure how difficult CA is to get without ties, especially if you go to LS on the East Coast. That's definitely something I'm worried about.

Also wondering that.
My immediate family lives in the west and I have relatives in CA and have spent some time there, but I don't think that counts for anything, especially since since so many people we'll be competing with are actually from CA. I'm just hoping since it's a major market it's slightly less sensitive to ties.

I feel like your family living in CA counts for something. Are there any schools excluding HYS and Berk that place well in CA? It'd also help to spend your 1L summer working in your target market.

ETA: To some extent, firms in CA must know that it's a desirable place to live, similar to NYC.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:I mean, I want a major market. I'm not sure how difficult CA is to get without ties, especially if you go to LS on the East Coast. That's definitely something I'm worried about.

Also wondering that.
My immediate family lives in the west and I have relatives in CA and have spent some time there, but I don't think that counts for anything, especially since since so many people we'll be competing with are actually from CA. I'm just hoping since it's a major market it's slightly less sensitive to ties.

I feel like your family living in CA counts for something. Are there any schools excluding HYS and Berk that place well in CA? It'd also help to spend your 1L summer working in your target market.

Immediate family would, but I can't imagine random aunt/uncle/grandparents would. As far as t14s go I dunno.

I've also gathered slight difference between SoCal and NoCal... maybe?

Well, "the west" then. Still better than nothing. I imagine the SoCal market is larger than the NoCal market?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:I mean, I want a major market. I'm not sure how difficult CA is to get without ties, especially if you go to LS on the East Coast. That's definitely something I'm worried about.

Also wondering that.
My immediate family lives in the west and I have relatives in CA and have spent some time there, but I don't think that counts for anything, especially since since so many people we'll be competing with are actually from CA. I'm just hoping since it's a major market it's slightly less sensitive to ties.

I feel like your family living in CA counts for something. Are there any schools excluding HYS and Berk that place well in CA? It'd also help to spend your 1L summer working in your target market.

Immediate family would, but I can't imagine random aunt/uncle/grandparents would. As far as t14s go I dunno.

I've also gathered slight difference between SoCal and NoCal... maybe?

Well, "the west" then. Still better than nothing. I imagine the SoCal market is larger than the NoCal market?

Yeah that's prob it. I think less sensitive to ties maybe (I've seen people say CLS for SoCal, Berk for NoCal). I kinda prefer NoCal since I've never been to SoCal but SoCal's CoL is cheaper (at least LA < SF) and it's sunnier, so you can't go wrong.

CLS, as in Columbia? That's surprising. I was under the impression that they pumped out New Yorkers.

I imagine I'd gun for SoCal unless I went to Stanny and wanted to stay in NoCal or something. I wouldn't feel comfortable shooting for NoCal otherwise. But yeah, can't go wrong either way! Also more large firms with overseas offices in LA I'd imagine, lol.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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dj9i27 wrote:Sounds like Stanford is the solution to all our problems.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:39 pm

Alexandros wrote:Take that with a bucket of salt but I've seen it said. If CLS had Chi's clerkship numbers and was less NYC-focused it'd easily be my favorite school by a mile. Some of that might be self-selection though.

I think you'd be in fine shape for SoCal so long you bid wisely and had some back-ups.


I blow hot and cold on Columbia. The high COL scares me quite a bit. The BigLaw numbers are sexy though.

Yeah I figured, especially at a T5 school. I've looked at where a couple of big LA firms go for OCI and it seems like they are less prominent outside the T5 (and Berk).

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:Take that with a bucket of salt but I've seen it said. If CLS had Chi's clerkship numbers and was less NYC-focused it'd easily be my favorite school by a mile. Some of that might be self-selection though.

I think you'd be in fine shape for SoCal so long you bid wisely and had some back-ups.


I blow hot and cold on Columbia. The high COL scares me quite a bit. The BigLaw numbers are sexy though.

Yeah I figured, especially at a T5 school. I've looked at where a couple of big LA firms go for OCI and it seems like they are less prominent outside the T5 (and Berk).

Large incoming class but that means they've got course offerings, clinics, journals, research centers and whatnot in any area you're interested in (unlike certain smaller schools) which is a plus for me. Also <3 NYC, especially that area (haters gonna hate) - walking distance to central park and the Met. Just wish clerkships, non-NYC BL, PI, and lol academia placement were a bit stronger.

Those are all good things, but placement into what/where you want is more important I think. That being said, I wouldn't turn down a Hammy, lulz.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby 34iplaw » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:19 pm

Way too lazy to properly quote all the proper messages.

RE CLS #4: I view CCN as peers, but I wouldn't really argue that CC outpace N by a sliver.

RE Sept: May join you depending what I find out after waitlist hell.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Lalalsat96 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:27 pm

Can we register for the September lsat after the June registration deadline (April 26? I think) or do I have to wait till after the june 12 test?

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