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Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread  
  by: Asroma   on: June 26, at 9:17:17 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Yugihoe wrote:
jkrolrutgers wrote:Did it in the MBE Book, then input your answers on the midterm through the portal.

Thanks.

So everyone is starting the MEE subjects today right? Agency + Partnership for me today. What's up with doing assigned Qbank questions for these? Just to enforce our understanding? I feel like I need to focus more on the MBE practice.
QBank are mixed topic, not on A&P. Checkpoints are on A&P.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277953

Re: Scholarships from Previous School  
  by: ladybug1989   on: June 26, at 9:13:10 am   in: Transfers

Anonymous User wrote:This might be a dumb question, but we don't have any obligation to pay back a scholarship when we transfer out right?

My old T4 gave out conditional scholarships. Read the scholarship letter you received when you were admitted.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=278981

Re: Georgetown RD 2017 (class of 2019)  
  by: perfunctory   on: June 26, at 9:10:24 am   in: Transfers
anyone hear anything today?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=278713

Re: Steps to 1L SA  
  by: UVA2B   on: June 26, at 9:10:14 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Ok, there's probably a pretty decent gap between what I said and what you interpreted me saying. I didn't say you need to change your goals; I said you need to be prepared to not reach your goals and to have alternative goals in mind if you miss out on being in the ~20% of W&M grads who end up in Biglaw. I'm not trying to be overly negative with regard to your opportunities out of W&M, I'm...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=278973

Re: 1st Cold Practice LSAT..146  
  by: CoGar   on: June 26, at 9:09:07 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Just took a practice exam which was the actual December 2016 LSAT Exam with timed proctor. I didn't know what it was about, the time, sections or basically anything about the test. I didn't have access to time besides for proctor warning and missed quite a few questions. The first two sections were my worst. 1. LR - 9 correct 2. RC - 9 correct 3. LG - 13 correct 4. LR - 17 correct My LSAT was 146...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278962

Re: Federal Clerkships, An Overview For Someone Who Didn't Think He'd Get Good Grades  
  by: Anonymous User   on: June 26, at 9:01:56 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
(a classmate here)

you gotta push the clerkships office yourself. assume you got the email with list of OSCAR judges? Make a ranked list, send it in for feedback, and start writing cover letters. If you're looking to apply to CoA there's no reason to not be going now.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=278984

Re: Anyone knows about Shotkin Zhang & Associates - NY?  
  by: RaceJudicata   on: June 26, at 9:01:50 am   in: Legal Employment
Antonio, from what I hear, is the real rainmaker.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278978

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread  
  by: Yugihoe   on: June 26, at 9:01:47 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

jkrolrutgers wrote:Did it in the MBE Book, then input your answers on the midterm through the portal.

Thanks.

So everyone is starting the MEE subjects today right? Agency + Partnership for me today. What's up with doing assigned Qbank questions for these? Just to enforce our understanding? I feel like I need to focus more on the MBE practice.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277953

Re: International undergrad: Help!  
  by: hhrodddd   on: June 26, at 9:01:29 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I have a 3-y bachelor from continental Europe University. The lsac report says "equivalent to 3 years of us education. Not equivalent to us bachelor". I wrote to 20 ls, everyone but berk says that's okay. I'll have a msc too, and I suggest you to do the same (you'll meet 4 years of uni study). Applying next cycle so we'll see if college rank matters! Thank you so much! So, let's say... ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=278747

Re: Steps to 1L SA  
  by: Sharpy   on: June 26, at 9:01:05 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Mullens said it best; Step 1: Go somewhere other than W&M. I mean that seriously. Almost all 1L SAs go to students at T14 schools who have very high grades and/or are diverse. The reason that this is true is because 1L SA are not dependent on grades. School ranking is 95% of the litmus test for 1L SAs. (also play a large part of 2L SAs, and eventually working in biglaw too) This doesn't mean ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=278973

Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: hockeyman969   on: June 26, at 9:00:49 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm just having a hard time conceptualizing what the direct evidence is there. If the question had said, "The defendant testified that he locked his dog up that day. The defendant also offered to testify that he always latches the gate to his dog's kennel whenever he leaves his home." I could understand it as corroborating the direct evidence of his testimony that the dog was locked up....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=248152

Re: If you're going 3L, keep going [PnJ, this is the right place]  
  by: PeanutsNJam   on: June 26, at 8:59:23 am   in: TLS Class of 2018 Forum
if this is directed at me, it's for public sector reasons. probably not literally hundreds though. I hope. Public sector person: "Gray, you have a very impressive resume here, but it looks like you worked at a firm this past summer? Why did you choose to do that when you want to end up in the public sector?" Gray: https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingto...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=248175

Re: Federal Clerkships, An Overview For Someone Who Didn't Think He'd Get Good Grades  
  by: stumpy   on: June 26, at 8:57:14 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Hi all, So I just finished 1L at Duke and did way better than I thought I would. I got a ~3.85 GPA, which I think is somewhere in the top 10 students, school doesn't release class rank, but I'm assuming top 2-3%. Now I didn't think I would be in this position, so I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to clerkships. I want to be a litigator, probably not appellate, but would be open to it. S...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=278984

Re: 1st Cold Practice LSAT..146  
  by: saf18hornet   on: June 26, at 8:55:54 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
If you've never done any prep or courses, I would say that a 146 isn't bad. Thats a tier 2 law school score and you do not have to be tier 1 to be a good attorney. My first was a 148 and now I'm hitting in the 150s with 3 months of prep still to go. I'm aiming for a 165 but being married, having a full time job, and full time school does not make it easy! You'll get there! Are you doing any prep ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278962

Re: July 2017 -- Barbri UBE Hangout  
  by: BuddyHoller   on: June 26, at 8:51:38 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
It's its own book.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=278225

Re: Anyone knows about Shotkin Zhang & Associates - NY?  
  by: PeanutsNJam   on: June 26, at 8:50:38 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:the main partner went to harvard law

This is in no way a guarantee that the main (name?) partner is a good or successful lawyer.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278978

Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: Drspencerreid   on: June 26, at 8:47:54 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
The problem is that I could not really remember any question content in the first LR except that there was a parallel as the last 3rd question. I guess that would be easier to remember the question numbers. I guess the 26 LR might be the real one. So sad :cry: :cry: :cry: Confirmed above that first and last LR were real sections. Might be a stupid question, but is it possible that the order of li...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278969

Re: WUSTL 2017 EIW + Off Campus Programs  
  by: PeanutsNJam   on: June 26, at 8:47:35 am   in: Legal Employment
Don't stress about people getting screeners or callback interviews now. Firm hiring will happen consistently through the end of August (mostly because screeners happen late July/early August, and then you schedule a callback, and then you hear back from the callback between mid August and even early September sometimes. This is for big markets like NYC. St. Louis works on a different timetable.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278959

Re: WUSTL 2017 EIW + Off Campus Programs  
  by: Anonymous User   on: June 26, at 8:42:28 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Paul Weiss NY direct send through CCD is out.

By out do you mean they've already made interview selections? If so, how are they contacting folks?

At least some. Email.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278959

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: PrezRand   on: June 26, at 8:42:12 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
finally fixed my sleep schedule. let's get it>>>
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Miami/Florida BigLaw  
  by: RParadela   on: June 26, at 8:40:46 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I know there are a few older threads on Miami Biglaw, but I haven't really seen much around here. Can anyone that currently works or has worked in Miami or other Florida BigLaw offices take some questions? Particularly what type of grades are needed from T13, office culture, hours, etc.

Thanks in advance
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=278993

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread  
  by: jkrolrutgers   on: June 26, at 8:38:01 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Did it in the MBE Book, then input your answers on the midterm through the portal.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277953

Re: Defer then opt out?  
  by: mrtux45   on: June 26, at 8:35:12 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I guess a follow up question would be could you defer, retake, then try to get a better scholarship? Or do you generally sign a contract that locks you in for next year at your current scholarship? I'm just thinking about tuition increases relative to a potentially marginal increase in score. The question was already answered more or less. When you defer, you agree to attend the university where ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=278983

Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s  
  by: Mikey   on: June 26, at 8:34:54 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

MediocreAtBest wrote:People sometimes come to me with questions about the law, like sorry dawg I know nothing at all, the LSAT isn't what you think it is.
I've had people ask me if the LSAT was about law before

All I said was that the closest thing to law is law RC passages, but that those are jokes compared to actual law lmaooo.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278560

Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: laowhynot109   on: June 26, at 8:33:43 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
The problem is that I could not really remember any question content in the first LR except that there was a parallel as the last 3rd question. I guess that would be easier to remember the question numbers. I guess the 26 LR might be the real one. So sad :cry: :cry: :cry: Confirmed above that first and last LR were real sections. Might be a stupid question, but is it possible that the order of li...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278969

Re: Defer then opt out?  
  by: UVA2B   on: June 26, at 8:32:22 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I guess a follow up question would be could you defer, retake, then try to get a better scholarship? Or do you generally sign a contract that locks you in for next year at your current scholarship? I'm just thinking about tuition increases relative to a potentially marginal increase in score. The question was already answered more or less. When you defer, you agree to attend the university where ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=278983

Re: Defer then opt out?  
  by: mrtux45   on: June 26, at 8:30:33 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I guess a follow up question would be could you defer, retake, then try to get a better scholarship? Or do you generally sign a contract that locks you in for next year at your current scholarship?

I'm just thinking about tuition increases relative to a potentially marginal increase in score.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=278983

Re: Anyone knows about Shotkin Zhang & Associates - NY?  
  by: ClubberLang   on: June 26, at 8:24:16 am   in: Legal Employment
altho the website looks shitty, the main partner went to harvard law. second attorney went to fordham and was a partner for a big firm. to be honest, they do look really shitty but who knows - they may do good work? In all seriousness, this is the worst attorney website I've ever seen. I'd be pretty leery of a firm that puts together something that shoddy. Also, they make some pretty outrageous c...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278978

Re: GULC Students Taking Questions  
  by: JuliusCaesar   on: June 26, at 8:22:51 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
If I'm MM for a market far-ish away, what do I say regarding my availability to interview? Or do I just leave that off and figure it out if contacted. Obviously I can fly out for an interview but if it is more than once or twice (if multiple firms get back to me) that likely wouldn't be possible.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=253271

Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: Drspencerreid   on: June 26, at 8:21:33 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
The problem is that I could not really remember any question content in the first LR except that there was a parallel as the last 3rd question. I guess that would be easier to remember the question numbers. I guess the 26 LR might be the real one. So sad :cry: :cry: :cry: Confirmed above that first and last LR were real sections. I still wouldn't cancel short of completely bombing though...totall...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278969

Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: pitter   on: June 26, at 8:21:23 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

liuyayuyixing wrote:The problem is that I could not really remember any question content in the first LR except that there was a parallel as the last 3rd question. I guess that would be easier to remember the question numbers. I guess the 26 LR might be the real one. So sad
I had a lg dummy and I remember both of my LR questions had 25 questions .
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278969

Re: NYU c/o 2020 -- WAIT LIST (New Poll!)  
  by: Motion22Step   on: June 26, at 8:18:36 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Congrats to all who got the call/got in! Happy for u all
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=277101

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread  
  by: Yugihoe   on: June 26, at 8:18:07 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Can i ask you all a question. Did you use the MBE PRactice Questions Blue book to do the midterm? Or did you use the computer? I just realize there is a qbank version of the midterm. Are these different? I'd really prefer not to look at the computer screen for 6 hours.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277953

Re: WUSTL Recent Grad (and others) Taking Questions  
  by: chingwoo   on: June 26, at 8:11:03 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Hey guys, Thoughts on living in Everly on the Loop? Thanks! Interested in responses to this as well, if anyone has two cents to throw in. I just signed a lease there. Location is good since there is a shuttle to campus. However for the price range and similar amenities, it probably would be better to live in the Koman development in CWE. For this building, you will be paying 1.5-2x more than livi...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=130775

Re: WUSTL 2017 EIW + Off Campus Programs  
  by: Anonymous User   on: June 26, at 8:03:31 am   in: Legal Employment

Paul Weiss NY direct send through CCD is out.

By out do you mean they've already made interview selections? If so, how are they contacting folks?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278959

Re: Kirkland (Houston) Associate - Taking Questions  
  by: Right2BearArms   on: June 26, at 7:55:35 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know the GPA requirements for the Houston office? I'm around median at one of MPVD with ties to Houston and was wondering if I had any shot at an SA next summer.

Not a KE, so cant tell you for sure, but based on the way they hired last Summer/OCI, I seriously doubt you would be wasting your time applying.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=268018

Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: liuyayuyixing   on: June 26, at 7:54:39 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
The problem is that I could not really remember any question content in the first LR except that there was a parallel as the last 3rd question. I guess that would be easier to remember the question numbers. I guess the 26 LR might be the real one. So sad
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278969

Re: Steps to 1L SA  
  by: UVA2B   on: June 26, at 7:48:43 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Mullens said it best; Step 1: Go somewhere other than W&M. I mean that seriously. Almost all 1L SAs go to students at T14 schools who have very high grades and/or are diverse. The reason that this is true is because 1L SA are not dependent on grades. School ranking is 95% of the litmus test for 1L SAs. (also play a large part of 2L SAs, and eventually working in biglaw too) This doesn't mean ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=278973

Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s  
  by: QueenBAYder   on: June 26, at 7:33:03 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
HenryHankPalmer wrote:I'm already slamming the refresh button on LSAC. Maybe it comes from being part of the snowflake generation, but I keep thinking that maybe LSAC will surprise us all and release on June 27 or something.
Don't lie to yourself lsac wants you to suffer
+1
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278560

Re: MBE Question Thread  
  by: InterAlia1961   on: June 26, at 7:31:30 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
The court won't reform or rescind a contract for a unilateral mistake unless the non-mistaken party had reason to know of the other party's mistake, and it has to be a mistake that is fundamental to the nature of the contract, not the value. Here, even though the value of the contract is less for B than it is for A, because there is no claim, it's still only a mistake as to value. And A could make...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=278465

Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: Drspencerreid   on: June 26, at 7:24:03 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hmm, I thought they were but I could be wrong. It's all a blur. Kale was a parallel reasoning one, comparing kale that is poisonous to people moving out of a town Mars one was a weaken q having to do with a rock sample or sth. they found on Mars vs. Earth. If it helps, that section also had a Q about ppl lying about not wanting to watch the news (Is this vague enough? Sorry mods! Pls delete if in...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278969

Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: laowhynot109   on: June 26, at 7:21:26 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hmm, I thought they were but I could be wrong. It's all a blur. Kale was a parallel reasoning one, comparing kale that is poisonous to people moving out of a town Mars one was a weaken q having to do with a rock sample or sth. they found on Mars vs. Earth. If it helps, that section also had a Q about ppl lying about not wanting to watch the news (Is this vague enough? Sorry mods! Pls delete if in...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278969

Re: Barbri Simulated MBE  
  by: grixxlybear99   on: June 26, at 7:20:35 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Isn't there a whole thread on this?

120 barbri
156 real
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=278987

Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: Drspencerreid   on: June 26, at 7:16:08 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Any one who did two LR remember the total LR question numbers? I did three LR for 1, 3 and 5. Only the first LR had 26 questions. We may know whether the 1st section was the experimental one if those who had the experimental LG remember the total LR numbers. Eager to learn about the result since my mind :shock: :shock: :shock: was totally blank at the first section and I may need to cancel the sc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278969

Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: laowhynot109   on: June 26, at 7:09:12 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Any one who did two LR remember the total LR question numbers? I did three LR for 1, 3 and 5. Only the first LR had 26 questions. We may know whether the 1st section was the experimental one if those who had the experimental LG remember the total LR numbers. Eager to learn about the result since my mind :shock: :shock: :shock: was totally blank at the first section and I may need to cancel the sc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278969

Re: MBE Question Thread  
  by: ConfusedL1   on: June 26, at 7:05:57 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So if part A knows they can´t sue on a debt but part B thinks they can and says "I'll pay $500 if you don't sue me" is there a contract? I know there's a good faith exception for when a party believes they're settling, but I'm not clear whether it covers both sides. Yes. Because B believes there is a bargained-for-detriment. As long as A didn't claim there was an actionable claim to get...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=278465

Re: MBE Question Thread  
  by: InterAlia1961   on: June 26, at 7:01:27 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So if part A knows they can´t sue on a debt but part B thinks they can and says "I'll pay $500 if you don't sue me" is there a contract? I know there's a good faith exception for when a party believes they're settling, but I'm not clear whether it covers both sides. Yes. Because B believes there is a bargained-for-detriment. As long as A didn't claim there was an actionable claim to get...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=278465

Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017  
  by: bmmccb223   on: June 26, at 6:58:02 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

changing_names wrote:Themis rep told me they're a a mix. There are some real MBE questions and there are some which were written by their attorneys.

bmmccb223 wrote:So are the Themis MBE PQ's not real bar questions?

Interesting. I'd be curious to know if at least the MBE Practice Exams contain real bar questions.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=278058

Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: Drspencerreid   on: June 26, at 6:57:52 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Any one who did two LR remember the total LR question numbers? I did three LR for 1, 3 and 5. Only the first LR had 26 questions. We may know whether the 1st section was the experimental one if those who had the experimental LG remember the total LR numbers. Eager to learn about the result since my mind :shock: :shock: :shock: was totally blank at the first section and I may need to cancel the sc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278969

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)  
  by: Roy McAvoy   on: June 26, at 6:55:06 am   in: Legal Employment

thisiswater wrote:smu is first week of july too. you'll get a phone call from law review if you make that one, no clue on the others


I believe the other journals call as well.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278779

Re: MBE Question Thread  
  by: ConfusedL1   on: June 26, at 6:54:32 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So if part A knows they can´t sue on a debt but part B thinks they can and says "I'll pay $500 if you don't sue me" is there a contract? I know there's a good faith exception for when a party believes they're settling, but I'm not clear whether it covers both sides.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=278465

Re: Prosecutor job ($55k) vs mid-size law firm ($80k+)  
  by: jarofsoup   on: June 26, at 6:42:19 am   in: Legal Employment
If the new job is where you see yourself living make the move. Getting back to where you want to be is hard and only gets harder when you get more senior.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278935

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)  
  by: thisiswater   on: June 26, at 6:16:22 am   in: Legal Employment
smu is first week of july too. you'll get a phone call from law review if you make that one, no clue on the others
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278779

Re: Super splitter, looking at fringe t14  
  by: sanzgo   on: June 26, at 6:16:05 am   in: What are my chances?
Hi TLS, I've done a fair bit of research and looked through MyLSN but wanted to ask you folks for some perspective as well given my super splitter status. Undergrad LSAC GPA is a 3.06, major GPA 3.87. I have a bit of a strange situation, as the primary reason for my low GPA is my first three semesters of college straight out of high school. I wasn't mentally prepared for school and ended up doing...
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Re: Mercer Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: tanes25   on: June 26, at 5:59:05 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anybody plan on traveling from Atlanta to Macon? Or, is this just a really dumb thought?
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Re: Steps to 1L SA  
  by: Sharpy   on: June 26, at 5:50:57 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Mullens said it best; Step 1: Go somewhere other than W&M. I mean that seriously. Almost all 1L SAs go to students at T14 schools who have very high grades and/or are diverse. The reason that this is true is because 1L SA are not dependent on grades. School ranking is 95% of the litmus test for 1L SAs. (also play a large part of 2L SAs, and eventually working in biglaw too) This doesn't mean ...
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Re: Classified  
  by: Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash   on: June 26, at 5:42:23 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I had to make the same choice(and went Duke). I waffle every so often too but at the end of the day everyone had to choose between more than one school, it's best to just look forward to attending the school you did pick.

Plus as far as happiness is concerned come January you'll definitely know you picked the right city
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Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: liuyayuyixing   on: June 26, at 5:36:36 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Any one who did two LR remember the total LR question numbers? I did three LR for 1, 3 and 5. Only the first LR had 26 questions. We may know whether the 1st section was the experimental one if those who had the experimental LG remember the total LR numbers. Eager to learn about the result since my mind :shock: :shock: :shock: was totally blank at the first section and I may need to cancel the sco...
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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017  
  by: lavarman84   on: June 26, at 5:30:06 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

star fox wrote:Yeah they base everything off finishing 100 %

Yea. I wish I could set my goal to 85%. The gunner in me hates not getting work done that is assigned to me. The rational part of me isn't interested in spending more than 5-7 hours a day doing bar prep.
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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: lavarman84   on: June 26, at 5:27:00 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm just having a hard time conceptualizing what the direct evidence is there. If the question had said, "The defendant testified that he locked his dog up that day. The defendant also offered to testify that he always latches the gate to his dog's kennel whenever he leaves his home." I could understand it as corroborating the direct evidence of his testimony that the dog was locked up. ...
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Re: Classified  
  by: melmelcoolj   on: June 26, at 5:04:19 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Are you me? Hahaha, but I might end up choosing NYU, because I'm dumb.
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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: hockeyman969   on: June 26, at 4:53:20 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm really confused by one of my Florida Evidence questions. Hopefully, one of y'all can explain this to me: A mailman sued the defendant for $5,000 in compensatory damages, which included pain and suffering and medical expenses, as a result of a dog bite. The only issues in the case were the identity of the dog and the amount of damages. The defendant offered to testify that he always latches th...
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Re: Super splitter, looking at fringe t14  
  by: cavalier1138   on: June 26, at 4:17:09 am   in: What are my chances?
My statement wasn't wholly accurate: attend/attended HYS. But also, didn't see their LSAC GPA for myself, so this is second hand. If you are a decorated veteran (especially from a service academy) with a 3.0+ GPA and a 170's LSAT you have a shot at HYS. So in other words, you're kind of guessing. And as pointed out, the actual released numbers say that you're wrong. HYS all have pretty strict GPA...
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Re: NYU Sticker v. Duke ($)  
  by: cavalier1138   on: June 26, at 4:15:16 am   in: Choosing a Law School

Zipman wrote:Luck doesn't exist but thanks

I cannot wait until you encounter the 1L curve.
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Re: Maryland vs. Baltimore (Intellectual Property Law)  
  by: lavarman84   on: June 26, at 4:03:56 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I know people told you to retake and sit the cycle out a million times. You clearly aren't going to listen to that advice.

Based on your question here, Maryland at equal cost is the better option. Don't put all your eggs in the IP law basket.
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Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: spicysalmonroll   on: June 26, at 3:14:45 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
anyone remember the first disagree question in the comparative passage? (about public art)
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: 88888888   on: June 26, at 2:56:02 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Questions for current Vandy law student:

1) Are you happy at Vanderbilt? Looking back on your decision process, would you have done it any differently? What would you say are the main differentiating factors between Vanderbilt and other schools you were looking at?
2) What's been the best part of law school so far?
3) Are all your 1L exams open book?
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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: 88888888   on: June 26, at 2:54:10 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Questions for current 2L:

1) Are you happy at UCLA? Looking back on your decision process, would you have done it any differently? What would you say are the main differentiating factors between UCLA and other schools you were looking at?
2) What's been the best part of law school so far?
3) Are all your 1L exams open book?
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Re: USC c/o 2020 Applicants Thread (2016-2017)  
  by: 88888888   on: June 26, at 2:52:52 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Questions for current 2L:

1) Are you happy at USC? Looking back on your decision process, would you have done it any differently? What would you say are the main differentiating factors between USC and other schools you were looking at?
2) What's been the best part of law school so far?
3) Are all your 1L exams open book?
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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017  
  by: star fox   on: June 26, at 1:52:29 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Yeah they base everything off finishing 100 %
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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017  
  by: lavarman84   on: June 26, at 1:38:47 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to satisfy Themis... Well back to studying! 29 days and change to go! I know. I just checked my week, and Themis has some very optimistic projections for certain days. One day, Themis expects me to do 29 lectures, plus a practice essay, and multiple other PQ sets. On another day, Themis expects me to do 20 lectures plus four 34-question PQ sets. All...
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NYU OCI ( BIDLIST ADVICE)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: June 26, at 1:34:40 am   in: Legal Employment
Hi all. Rising 2L at NYU, AA URM with a 3.0 and very little work experience. Strong ties to DC and would preferably like to work there post grad, but most importantly want a job whether NY or DC. Interest in regulatory work, FCPA white collar and various international practices. Any advice on what to change, or firms to add to the list would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! 1 Sidley Aust...
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Re: Prosecutor job ($55k) vs mid-size law firm ($80k+)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: June 26, at 1:03:48 am   in: Legal Employment
This is hard to answer. A lot of sounds more personal to me that only you can decide. What would the hours be like at the law firm? What are the minimum billable hours? How long have you been working as a prosecutor? There is probably a ceiling staying as a state prosecutor as far as salary goes whereas you likely have a much higher one at the law firm, but just speculation right now. The billabl...
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Re: Kirkland (Houston) Associate - Taking Questions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: June 26, at 1:01:48 am   in: Legal Employment
Does anyone know the GPA requirements for the Houston office? I'm around median at one of MPVD with ties to Houston and was wondering if I had any shot at an SA next summer.
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Re: WUSTL 2017 EIW + Off Campus Programs  
  by: G41u5   on: June 26, at 12:30:39 am   in: Legal Employment
Anybody know if bidding order matters for MCGC and SEMW?
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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s  
  by: MediocreAtBest   on: June 26, at 12:27:09 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
People sometimes come to me with questions about the law, like sorry dawg I know nothing at all, the LSAT isn't what you think it is.
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Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: pitter   on: June 26, at 12:24:35 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I am now really pessimistic i must have missed that question seeing everyone else had different answers.. This was my last lsat so i was really hoping to get over 175 but now i am just praying and praying to get 170 or over my previous lsat score of 168
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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE  
  by: Leprechaun   on: June 26, at 12:23:19 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Simulated MBE 125 raw Real MBE. 156.2 scaled Impressive. How much mbe studying did you do after the simulated mbre? I just stuck to the Barbri schedule of lectures and problem sets as far as MBE goes. Didn't do any outside MBE questions. I don't remember the breakdown of questions pre/post simulated MBE but I worked a little over 1100 Barbri questions total. When I say "worked", I didn'...
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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s  
  by: Platopus   on: June 25, at 11:47:53 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

chargers21 wrote:Y'all should read some Kelly Frost stuff. The corn thread is solid http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 0&t=273848

The internet never ceases to amaze me
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Re: Steps to 1L SA  
  by: melmelcoolj   on: June 25, at 11:47:36 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Hi everyone. I'm a 0L who will be starting at W&M in the fall. While I know that as a result of attending W&M my big law prospects are somewhat limited and can vary greatly depending on how I do, I was just curious whether anyone could provide a rough idea on what the necessary steps would be if I wanted a shot at securing a 1L SA at a firm? For instance, GPA range I should be targeting, ...
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Re: Anyone knows about Shotkin Zhang & Associates - NY?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: June 25, at 11:42:33 pm   in: Legal Employment
altho the website looks shitty, the main partner went to harvard law. second attorney went to fordham and was a partner for a big firm. to be honest, they do look really shitty but who knows - they may do good work?
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Re: July 2017 -- Barbri UBE Hangout  
  by: de minimis   on: June 25, at 11:38:08 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
The simulated MBE is this Friday (at least for those of us taking the NY course). I'm doing an online only course but the schedule says to see Barbri.com for location details. I'm assuming that means we should be taking it at an assigned location... how do we find out where? Click the info link and there is a list of locations. Here's a direct link - not sure if it will work outside of the system...
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Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread  
  by: TheoO   on: June 25, at 11:37:52 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I do tend to perform better on the book questions that I did. but I chalked that up to the fact that I wasn't looking at a comp screen, which I feel impacts my performance a bit.
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST  
  by: melmelcoolj   on: June 25, at 11:29:18 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Withdrew a few days ago from the Penn WL -- they refused to give me any aid, need-based or merit-based. So only stay on the WL if you are okay with paying sticker. I hope this opens up a spot for you!
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Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread  
  by: Yugihoe   on: June 25, at 11:19:22 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

TheoO wrote:I have trouble getting to the book mbe questions. I have not been able to get to them. I guess that's a good way to improve.

I think the book questions are better than the qbank questions. Seems not as complicated/shorter.

Are both qbank and book questions made up? Or is one of them actual licensed MBE questions?
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Re: Anyone knows about Shotkin Zhang & Associates - NY?  
  by: LaLiLuLeLo   on: June 25, at 11:16:32 pm   in: Legal Employment
Old white men and exclusively young, Asian women associates is the most prestigious thing I've seen.
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Re: Steps to 1L SA  
  by: barkschool   on: June 25, at 11:07:32 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Mullens said it best; Step 1: Go somewhere other than W&M. I mean that seriously. Almost all 1L SAs go to students at T14 schools who have very high grades and/or are diverse. The reason that this is true is because 1L SA are not dependent on grades. School ranking is 95% of the litmus test for 1L SAs. (also play a large part of 2L SAs, and eventually working in biglaw too) This doesn't mean t...
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Re: Anyone knows about Shotkin Zhang & Associates - NY?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: June 25, at 11:04:37 pm   in: Legal Employment

RaceJudicata wrote:
Ya I noticed that also. Idk why they haven't updated website much, but agree w clubber. Top firm.


SERIOUSLY?
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Re: Anyone knows about Shotkin Zhang & Associates - NY?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: June 25, at 11:02:42 pm   in: Legal Employment

ClubberLang wrote:You can tell it's legit because all the lawyers wear GOLD nametags in their photos.

OP. Seriously, please stop being sarcastic. It's important to me!
So this firm sounds like a scam?
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Re: Choosing tax, big mistake?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: June 25, at 11:00:09 pm   in: Legal Employment
Are we seriously arguing about who is less of a bitch between corps and tax? Newsflash, we are all bitches and seen as such by all of our clients. Let's not delude ourselves. The finance people have already negotiated like 90% of the deal before it even gets to lawyers. We are all simply paper pushers at heart. With that said, on the ladder of lawyer bitches, junior corp associates are definitely...
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Re: June 2017 Waiters Thread- Dowsing for 180s  
  by: chargers21   on: June 25, at 10:57:26 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Y'all should read some Kelly Frost stuff. The corn thread is solid viewtopic.php?f=10&t=273848
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Re: 3L "Trading Up" Question  
  by: cron1834   on: June 25, at 10:56:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
I heard back from 4 firms, out of about 8 I applied to. 3 of the 4 were out of market. One of those three was straight to CB, the other two did phone screeners. The in-market firm did an in-person screener.
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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: lavarman84   on: June 25, at 10:56:00 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm really confused by one of my Florida Evidence questions. Hopefully, one of y'all can explain this to me: A mailman sued the defendant for $5,000 in compensatory damages, which included pain and suffering and medical expenses, as a result of a dog bite. The only issues in the case were the identity of the dog and the amount of damages. The defendant offered to testify that he always latches the...
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Re: Changes in LSAT scores of applicants  
  by: Platopus   on: June 25, at 10:54:28 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum


Good to know, thanks
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Re: How the !@$% do people memorize all the law necessary for essays?  
  by: crumb cake   on: June 25, at 10:49:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Are these one-sheets really worth $170 for like 12 pieces of paper?
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Re: Changes in LSAT scores of applicants  
  by: efficient   on: June 25, at 10:49:10 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Percentages: http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/06/proportion-of-law-school-applicants-with-lsats-160-are-down-35-since-2010.html
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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE  
  by: TheWalrus   on: June 25, at 10:48:46 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Leprechaun wrote:Simulated MBE 125 raw

Real MBE. 156.2 scaled

Impressive. How much mbe studying did you do after the simulated mbre?
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Re: 3L "Trading Up" Question  
  by: hxcvault   on: June 25, at 10:46:15 pm   in: Legal Employment
I applied in early July, and got some callbacks in August. I got the sense that a lot of the firms were waiting to see what their summer class yield was before they looked at 3Ls (except for the places like Quinn that target 3Ls). Still, I see no reason to apply late just because of that. Send something out in two weeks or so, right after the 4th. Just my $.02 Do some firms give 3Ls a screener fi...
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Re: Barbri Simulated MBE  
  by: maztastic247   on: June 25, at 10:44:59 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Dang, so the Barbri simulated MBE isn't a very good indicator, huh? That isn't necessarily true for various reasons: 1. The simulated exam it is about 1/2 way through the study period so it should be expected that more knowledge would be acquired in the remaining month. 2. The simulated exam gives a raw score where the actual MBE is curved, not to mention the 25 "test" questions on the ...
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Re: JUNE 2017 ASIA LSAT  
  by: Drspencerreid   on: June 25, at 10:41:40 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
hmmm, i remember the mars question but have no idea which of the three LRs it was (i got the LR dummy).. anyone rmemeber? Yes I believe Mars was 5. Checked with a friend, I think the experimental was the 1st LR. (Feeling a bit relieved since my hand was physically shaking during 1st section and I do not remember a thing) really? i'm really hoping as well that the 1st LR was the experimental secti...
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