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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby haley12 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:15 pm

chandhi wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:Listen. I love weddings. I love to drink. And I love to dance. I'm a perfect wedding guest.

In other words, invite me to your wedding TLS fam!!


I'm a great plus one too hmu with wedding invites :lol:

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby thatlawlkid » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:16 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:I need someone to talk me down.

I should obviously take Emory at $120k COA right?

Over a TTTT at $70k COA?

List those goals/numbers/all the fun stuff. Fill us in


I want to live in New Orleans.
I want to do public interest.
TTTT is where I went to undergrad, I have significant ties to the city.
Got waitlist (yp'd?) from the other big school in the city.
2.5/169

Up until now I've been considering TTTT because 70k cost of attendance sounds fantastic. I think I've (maybe falsley) convinced myself I'd beat the odds of the 25% unemployment.

Not an easy one to judge, but as a fellow splitter I understand the feels. If you managed to pull a 169 I'm assuming you know how to work/study/strive better than your gpa indicates. You're on this site, so you know what is expected of you. I dont think it's false to think you'd beat those odds at all. You'll be going into the school with a realistic understanding that it isnt just 3 years of going to class and then being handed a job, but instead it's going to be 3 years of class in addition to grinding away for connections and networking opportunities that would likely give you a better shot than most. I know people always say that the numbers are all you can go by, but i think going into it intelligently as you seem to be now will give you a leg up.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:21 pm

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Not an easy one to judge, but as a fellow splitter I understand the feels. If you managed to pull a 169 I'm assuming you know how to work/study/strive better than your gpa indicates. You're on this site, so you know what is expected of you. I dont think it's false to think you'd beat those odds at all. You'll be going into the school with a realistic understanding that it isnt just 3 years of going to class and then being handed a job, but instead it's going to be 3 years of class in addition to grinding away for connections and networking opportunities that would likely give you a better shot than most. I know people always say that the numbers are all you can go by, but i think going into it intelligently as you seem to be now will give you a leg up.


That 25% unemployment just looks scary as fuck. And the 7.5% public interest + govt. score doesn't look any happier.
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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby Rigo » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:24 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:.

This is a toughie. You need to ask yourself if you would rather be a lawyer or be in NOLA.
The situation is more dire than 25% unemployment. Only 94 out of 200 grads are working as lawyers in full time long term positions.

That being said, I'm unsure about how OOS law degrees translate back to Louisiana's legal system.

*shrug*

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:26 pm

Rigo wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:.

This is a toughie. You need to ask yourself if you would rather be a lawyer or be in NOLA.
The situation is more dire than 25% unemployment. Only 94 out of 200 grads are working as lawyers in full time long term positions.

That being said, I'm unsure about how OOS law degrees translate back to Louisiana's legal system.

*shrug*


making a thread about it right now

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby thatlawlkid » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:28 pm

was gunna make another reply, but I'll see you over in the new thread instead. Everyone can go back to whatever else we do here in the meantime

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby Stephylynette » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:30 pm

thatlawlkid wrote:
chandhi wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:Listen. I love weddings. I love to drink. And I love to dance. I'm a perfect wedding guest.

In other words, invite me to your wedding TLS fam!!

I consider myself a 5 Star +1 to weddings and events. Feel free to request my services.

I am also a 5 star +1 so keep me in mind as well. Just be prepared to dance

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:30 pm

The fact that I got WL'd at the better school really shucks my peas. That would be my best option for sure.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby thatlawlkid » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:31 pm

Stephylynette wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
chandhi wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:Listen. I love weddings. I love to drink. And I love to dance. I'm a perfect wedding guest.

In other words, invite me to your wedding TLS fam!!

I consider myself a 5 Star +1 to weddings and events. Feel free to request my services.

I am also a 5 star +1 so keep me in mind as well. Just be prepared to dance

We should start a business together

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:33 pm

Charleston e-mail 10min ago wrote:Dear Mr. Hennessy

Seats in the fall 2017 entering class at the Charleston School of Law are filling up fast. My records indicate that you have not yet submitted your application. I encourage you to go ahead and apply to Charleston Law so that you can be a part of the #4 ranked law school for Best Quality of Life.

APPLY HERE


Application remains open until June 1st
Application fee is waived
RSVP to an Open House
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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby Stephylynette » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:33 pm

thatlawlkid wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
chandhi wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:Listen. I love weddings. I love to drink. And I love to dance. I'm a perfect wedding guest.

In other words, invite me to your wedding TLS fam!!

I consider myself a 5 Star +1 to weddings and events. Feel free to request my services.

I am also a 5 star +1 so keep me in mind as well. Just be prepared to dance

We should start a business together

We definitely should. This is a great app idea

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby chandhi » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:34 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
Charleston e-mail 10min ago wrote:Dear Mr. Hennessy

Seats in the fall 2017 entering class at the Charleston School of Law are filling up fast. My records indicate that you have not yet submitted your application. I encourage you to go ahead and apply to Charleston Law so that you can be a part of the #4 ranked law school for Best Quality of Life.

APPLY HERE


Application remains open until June 1st
Application fee is waived
RSVP to an Open House

Furthermore, the school is located in the #1 city in the world according to Travel + Leisure.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby RParadela » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:35 pm

I'm actually somewhat concerned that the vast majority of people at law school will be married or engaged or in long term relationships when I start... That would really suck the fun out of social events

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Postby Keilz » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:37 pm

airwrecka wrote:
Keilz wrote:
jjcorvino wrote: :lol: .


that's cool that your parents have a huge friend group. I want that when I'm a parent. I feel like a lot of parents completely give up their lives and personal relationships for their children.


OK, now I have to post this pic from my wedding. My parents have a huge friend group, too, and all the kids are the same (ie my) age. We call ourselves "the gang" and had to get a special photo at my wedding.
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also LOL at my dad being so short (he's immediately to my left, and for reference, my brother is the super tall dude immediately to my dad's left with glasses)


I would've loved to be part of a "gang" growing up! that sounds like so much fun!

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Postby Stephylynette » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:38 pm

RParadela wrote:I'm actually somewhat concerned that the vast majority of people at law school will be married or engaged or in long term relationships when I start... That would really suck the fun out of social events

I was concerned about this as well. But most of the people I met at Duke's ASW and who I know are going to Duke, are single. So I at least know I won't be too alone

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Postby Keilz » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:39 pm

RParadela wrote:I'm actually somewhat concerned that the vast majority of people at law school will be married or engaged or in long term relationships when I start... That would really suck the fun out of social events


lol, I've heard from MANY lawyers/law students that you don't date other law students. I think as evidenced by this thread and our facebook group that even if you're in a relationship we still want to make friends and go do things

I'm definitely an "extrovert" even though I hate using that phrase, and I'm NOT one of those people that always leaves early to go home to their SO or only hang out with their SO. I feel like being a lawyer is such a social profession that there won't be as many of those people as there are in UG
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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby Greenteachurro » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:39 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
Not an easy one to judge, but as a fellow splitter I understand the feels. If you managed to pull a 169 I'm assuming you know how to work/study/strive better than your gpa indicates. You're on this site, so you know what is expected of you. I dont think it's false to think you'd beat those odds at all. You'll be going into the school with a realistic understanding that it isnt just 3 years of going to class and then being handed a job, but instead it's going to be 3 years of class in addition to grinding away for connections and networking opportunities that would likely give you a better shot than most. I know people always say that the numbers are all you can go by, but i think going into it intelligently as you seem to be now will give you a leg up.


That 25% unemployment just looks scary as fuck. And the 7.5% public interest + govt. score doesn't look any happier.


I know a decent amount of people who are PD's and know someone in the field that places people into those types of jobs. From what I understand, obviously not entirely sure on the LA market, is that for PD's at least the school you go to isn't as important as your ties to the location and your commitment to PI. If you're not entirely committed to being a PD though, I would go for the school that gives you more options.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby chandhi » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:40 pm

Keilz wrote:
RParadela wrote:I'm actually somewhat concerned that the vast majority of people at law school will be married or engaged or in long term relationships when I start... That would really suck the fun out of social events


lol, I've heard from MANY lawyers/law students that you don't date other law students. I think as evidenced by this thread and our facebook group that even if you're in a relationship we still want to make friends and go do things

+1

Do we seem like fun-suckers, RParadela?! :cry:

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Postby airwrecka » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:40 pm

RParadela wrote:I'm actually somewhat concerned that the vast majority of people at law school will be married or engaged or in long term relationships when I start... That would really suck the fun out of social events


Haha you do not need to worry about this. On all my school visits, I was the weirdo with a husband :P Someone even went so far as to tell me, "I know we're the same age, but you seem so old!" Gee, thanks :roll: I swear we're fun people!! :lol:

chandhi wrote:That is amazing. I love your dress :D You and your family know so many happy-looking people and also goodness gracious your brother is tall.


Thank you! I wish I could wear my dress again...I loved it so much. For now it is in a special preserve-box thing :P And yeah, my bro is 6'4". He's a monster! My dad is only 5'8" (and to round it out, my mom is 5'11" and I'm 5'10"). Whenever we say goodbye to my dad he insists on standing on a step to hug us so he doesn't feel so short!

Keilz wrote:I would've loved to be part of a "gang" growing up! that sounds like so much fun!


It was fun, but unfortunately when I was about 10, a lot of the families moved across the country (some went to Florida, others to Georgia), so we only got to see each other about once a year after that. We're still close, though! In fact, one of the girls lives in NYC now as a buyer for Macy's so I stayed with her when I was visiting CLS and NYU :)

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Postby thatlawlkid » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:41 pm

RParadela wrote:I'm actually somewhat concerned that the vast majority of people at law school will be married or engaged or in long term relationships when I start... That would really suck the fun out of social events

My fears exactly. Especially considering NU has a relatively older demographic... and we're far away from the undergrads too :(

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby lilitiger99 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:41 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
Rigo wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:.

This is a toughie. You need to ask yourself if you would rather be a lawyer or be in NOLA.
The situation is more dire than 25% unemployment. Only 94 out of 200 grads are working as lawyers in full time long term positions.

That being said, I'm unsure about how OOS law degrees translate back to Louisiana's legal system.

*shrug*


making a thread about it right now


Anecdotes, but FWIW I lived in new Orleans on and off for 3 years when I was first dating my so. Most of the lawyers I knew/ future law students I met came from/went to Tulane or LSU. Their in state employment stats are pretty good, & especially with LSU, you really get that boys club-hire within vibe. For New Orleans (or br or Metairie or whatever) I think living there & having significant connections & networking might be more valuable than better rankings...

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Postby Keilz » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:42 pm

airwrecka wrote: buyer for Macy's


living that Rachel Green lyf

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Postby ldlestrange » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:42 pm

Keilz wrote:
RParadela wrote:I'm actually somewhat concerned that the vast majority of people at law school will be married or engaged or in long term relationships when I start... That would really suck the fun out of social events


lol, I've heard from MANY lawyers/law students that you don't date other law students. I think as evidenced by this thread and our facebook group that even if you're in a relationship we still want to make friends and go do things


especially if our SO is hundreds of miles away :(

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (politics pole)

Postby RParadela » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:43 pm

chandhi wrote:
Keilz wrote:
RParadela wrote:I'm actually somewhat concerned that the vast majority of people at law school will be married or engaged or in long term relationships when I start... That would really suck the fun out of social events


lol, I've heard from MANY lawyers/law students that you don't date other law students. I think as evidenced by this thread and our facebook group that even if you're in a relationship we still want to make friends and go do things

+1

Do we seem like fun-suckers, RParadela?! :cry:


Hahaha no you guys are great, but sexual tension in groups always makes things more interesting. If everyone is dating other people... Bleh

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Postby Keilz » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:43 pm

RParadela wrote:
chandhi wrote:
Keilz wrote:
RParadela wrote:I'm actually somewhat concerned that the vast majority of people at law school will be married or engaged or in long term relationships when I start... That would really suck the fun out of social events


lol, I've heard from MANY lawyers/law students that you don't date other law students. I think as evidenced by this thread and our facebook group that even if you're in a relationship we still want to make friends and go do things

+1

Do we seem like fun-suckers, RParadela?! :cry:


Hahaha no you guys are great, but sexual tension in groups always makes things more interesting. If everyone is dating other people... Bleh


Spoken like a true K-JD :)



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