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There was an attempt  
  by: Jack_Kelly   on: July 24, at 7:50:21 pm   in: Law School Personal Statements
Generic splitter applicant to 5-18 or so.

I wrote a rough draft of a PS and kinda think it's too much and I should just totally throw it away and begin anew. Too political/too much of a stretch/too ranty/just too shit generally? Would appreciate someone critiquing either to confirm or disagree with my bad feeling about it.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=280030

Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 7:50:01 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:cleary NY offer as well, interview last week
Stats?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279085

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: caramelizedgod   on: July 24, at 7:48:21 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Mikey wrote:HOLY FUCK, I FINALLY BROKE A 170 ON A PT. Beyond excited right now, OMFG.

PT60: 170

LR: -3
LG: -0
LR: -5
RC: -3

Very unusual performance with LR, don't know where the -5 came from. This is the best I've ever done on RC :O
I know to a lot of people on here, a 170 is ehh but it's my first time breaking it so fuck off

That's great! What's your aim/goal come Sept?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar  
  by: star fox   on: July 24, at 7:47:49 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

champloo wrote:If a commercial paper/admin law essay came out what would be 3 things i can write to get a 50%?
Everyone who signed on the check or note is liable. Holder in due course trumps personal defenses.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277963

Re: Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: abcxyz_abc   on: July 24, at 7:44:38 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I'm not sure if expulsion is on the horizon for you, but I'm sure that something severe is coming. In addition to bracing for the worst, I hope you take time to evaluate the mental state you were in that had you thinking this lie was worth it. Law school (and the legal profession, generally) has a way of warping ppl's minds, and regardless of what punishment you get, you'll want to get your head ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: SEMJF 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 7:44:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
Got a callback @ an ATL firm
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278858

Re: Michigan OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 7:44:01 pm   in: Legal Employment
Remember that this is only half the battle. When the add/drop period happens, you'll be able to pick up more. For firms like Jones Day, you can probably email someone and just get a screener at will. For firms like Cravath, if you're grade-qualified and missed them, they'll almost certainly interview you. And, you can hustle *during* OCI and add extra slots, either by writing your name in when the...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278320

Re: Reading Recommendations?  
  by: caramelizedgod   on: July 24, at 7:43:04 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff https://www.amazon.com/Tao-Pooh-Benjamin-Hoff/dp/0140067477 Truly a quick, fun read. It's a good very base introduction to Taoism, but serves very well as a good reminder to learn to go with the flow Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig https://www.amazon.com/Zen-Art-Motorcycle-Maintenance-Inquiry/dp/0060589469/ref=pd_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=U...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=276199

Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 7:40:57 pm   in: Legal Employment
cleary NY offer as well, interview last week
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279085

Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 7:39:40 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For those who have received offers, do you know if the firm checked your references? One firm I had a CB with did not ask for a list of references, so I'm wondering whether they can even extend an offer without them. Appreciate any info!

None of the firms I've received offers from have asked for references.

same here. no writing sample requests either
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279085

Re: What value (if any) does having completed Harvard's HBX CORE have, as a soft in one's application to lawschools (T14  
  by: nubcs   on: July 24, at 7:38:54 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I think there would be little to no value added as a soft for law school applications. If anything it would be treated similarly to having a master's, but on a much lower scale due to it being less demanding than attaining a master's, and it seems that those as softs have very little weight in the application process. That being said, I do think the course is well-executed, and it has helped in be...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=279962

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: mcmand   on: July 24, at 7:38:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Best wishes all. Hope none of us return to a cal bar thread in the future (other than to share encouragement for future test-takers).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: July 24, at 7:34:40 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Don't know about OP, obviously. In the case of the person who lied on their cover letter, IIRC they put a class rank on their cover letter, and my school hadn't given out class ranks yet. (It was spring of 1L year; you didn't get ranks till the end of the year, and the employer knew this.) There was also another specific thing that was an exaggeration of something rooted in a grain of reality, whi...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: Fired from biglaw this week  
  by: juzam_djinn   on: July 24, at 7:34:35 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP, is there a reason you are only concentrating on MBB for consulting? Big 4 firms have consulting practices and are generally easier to get into and still pay well. There are other strategy firms as well that do similar work to MBB, and may like your IP background even more if they are in the tech field. No reason at all. MBB just happen to be the kings of the field. I'll obviously consider the...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279993

Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 7:30:43 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:For those who have received offers, do you know if the firm checked your references? One firm I had a CB with did not ask for a list of references, so I'm wondering whether they can even extend an offer without them. Appreciate any info!

None of the firms I've received offers from have asked for references.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279085

Re: Multiple Interviews w/ Same Firm, SAME OFFICE  
  by: Raiden   on: July 24, at 7:30:15 pm   in: Legal Employment
You won't know until you try it. Prove them they were wrong and leave the burden on them to remember you were dinged. But don't lie if they ask if you've previously interviewed.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280027

Re: Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: DCfilterDC   on: July 24, at 7:29:25 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Not sure any of us can tell you. Someone in my class lied in an application (in his cover letter). They weren't expelled, but had to write to the employer confessing their sin, and I think they may have been banned from OCI? (Not sure, and for context, not many people got jobs through OCI at my school so it's not like getting banned from OCI at CCN or something. I don't know if it there was any o...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: abcxyz_abc   on: July 24, at 7:28:27 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Not sure any of us can tell you. Someone in my class lied in an application (in his cover letter). They weren't expelled, but had to write to the employer confessing their sin, and I think they may have been banned from OCI? (Not sure, and for context, not many people got jobs through OCI at my school so it's not like getting banned from OCI at CCN or something. I don't know if it there was any o...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: AspiringAspirant   on: July 24, at 7:28:12 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I'm not sure if expulsion is on the horizon for you, but I'm sure that something severe is coming. In addition to bracing for the worst, I hope you take time to evaluate the mental state you were in that had you thinking this lie was worth it. Law school (and the legal profession, generally) has a way of warping ppl's minds, and regardless of what punishment you get, you'll want to get your head s...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: Personal Finance 101 for Young Lawyers  
  by: Tiago Splitter   on: July 24, at 7:26:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
Do you have access to a 401k? If not, open a deductible IRA account. You need to start copping dem sweet pre-tax benefits. Once you hit a certain income level, you don't get full credit for the $5,500 IRA contribution. At that point, I'd rather stick it in a Roth and take the future benefits. If you don't have an employer plan (and your spouse doesn't either) you can always get the full IRA deduc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=272809

Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!  
  by: Yazzzay   on: July 24, at 7:23:49 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

SplitMyPants wrote:Where in the fuck is the concourse level of the Albany Empire State plaza?

ETA: the escalators right inside the Egg seem to go down right next to the Convention Hall testing room

THANKS i was so confused when I visited bc the map they sent us did not correspond with the map there- but they assumed we knew to go into the egg.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275930

Re: Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: July 24, at 7:22:43 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Not sure any of us can tell you. Someone in my class lied in an application (in his cover letter). They weren't expelled, but had to write to the employer confessing their sin, and I think they may have been banned from OCI? (Not sure, and for context, not many people got jobs through OCI at my school so it's not like getting banned from OCI at CCN or something. I don't know if it there was any ot...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: BasilHallward   on: July 24, at 7:18:37 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
What was the nature and extent of the violation? It must be pretty egregious for OP not to qualify it. Tbh, at this point, I don't even want to think about the bar admission part. The whole possibility of being suspended or even expelled is what worries me. To answer your question: I flat out lied about one extracurricular experience on my resume (that thing didn't happen). I don't think that had...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: Secured Transactions  
  by: Slytherpuff   on: July 24, at 7:17:30 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Sorry, had to fly out today and wasn't able to send the last two for a while. Don't count on me to PM anyone else tonight. Good luck, everyone! We've got this!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=280008

Re: Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: crumb cake   on: July 24, at 7:14:47 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
C&F is a nightmare even without something like this to deal with. If you're a 1L I would honestly just cut your losses and try something else.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: Young Marino   on: July 24, at 7:13:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm sticking with earlier prediction of Torts, Contracts, and FL Con Law. My runner up is Secured Transactions. Reasoning is all 3 are highly tested at about a 70% rate. Last exam had neither Torts, or Contracts. Although FL Con law was tested last exam, it was the first time in several years. I am ruling out trusts...that is only tested at about 20-30% and was on last exam. Same with Property. C...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=248152

Re: Texas Law c/o 2020 - Hook 'em!!! [Under New Management]  
  by: cannibal ox   on: July 24, at 7:13:42 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Your LRW class will be 1/4th of your section and 1 of your 3 doctrinal classes will also be 1/4th of your section (but a different mix than LRW).

Your LRW class is the group with the same mentor (2L or 3L mentor) group.

Second semester you'll have the same LRW class/group and then all 3 doctrinals will be with with your large section (~70).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274446

Re: Cornell Class of 2020: poll added, gtfih  
  by: freekick   on: July 24, at 7:08:39 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
do we get our sections and class schedules at orientation? i was talking to my friend who is going to university of houston law and his class already got schedules, sections, and textbook lists. Does anyone know when we find out about class schedules and sections? Does anyone know when we get our class schedules or when we find out what section we're in? Hey, We should get that information by ear...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273752

Boies Schiller  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 7:06:57 pm   in: Legal Employment
There hasn't been much talk about Boies on this forum lately. Anyone have good info on hours & comp and differences between the offices (mainly NYC vs the DC and NY area offices), the culture, and what will happen when David Boies leaves? Looking for some good info ahead of callback next week.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280029

Re: Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: abcxyz_abc   on: July 24, at 7:06:44 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
What was the nature and extent of the violation? It must be pretty egregious for OP not to qualify it. Tbh, at this point, I don't even want to think about the bar admission part. The whole possibility of being suspended or even expelled is what worries me. To answer your question: I flat out lied about one extracurricular experience on my resume (that thing didn't happen). I don't think that had...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar  
  by: futago   on: July 24, at 7:06:21 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Mullens wrote:
futago wrote:Ok, so the Bar instructions from Themis say:

"Study materials should be removed from the laptop prior to your bringing it the exam."

Does this really mean I have to disable my google drive/ delete my folders of bar stuff?

The actual bar instructions from IBAB also say that so it might be a good idea to delete anything you have stored locally.

Thanks
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Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar  
  by: RaceJudicata   on: July 24, at 7:01:37 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Good luck everyone! We got this.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277963

Re: Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: BasilHallward   on: July 24, at 7:01:29 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
What was the nature and extent of the violation? It must be pretty egregious for OP not to qualify it.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: Cornell Class of 2020: poll added, gtfih  
  by: Lavitz   on: July 24, at 7:00:46 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
do we get our sections and class schedules at orientation? i was talking to my friend who is going to university of houston law and his class already got schedules, sections, and textbook lists. Does anyone know when we find out about class schedules and sections? Does anyone know when we get our class schedules or when we find out what section we're in? Hey, We should get that information by ear...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273752

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar  
  by: cron1834   on: July 24, at 6:59:28 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Anyone else feeling a little pessimistic about passing chances at this point? I've missed chunks of the summer due to some family issues, and I just haven't done nearly as much as I've wanted to. I've done about 50% of my course. I've listened to the lectures on every topic, but haven't successfully memorized much or drilled too many practice questions. Any hope for general test-taking ability ca...
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Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar  
  by: Mullens   on: July 24, at 6:58:03 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

futago wrote:Ok, so the Bar instructions from Themis say:

"Study materials should be removed from the laptop prior to your bringing it the exam."

Does this really mean I have to disable my google drive/ delete my folders of bar stuff?

The actual bar instructions from IBAB also say that so it might be a good idea to delete anything you have stored locally.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277963

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Mikey   on: July 24, at 6:57:39 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Barry grandpapy wrote:PT 38
LR 1: -1
RC: -3
LG: -0
LR2: -2
176

I'm really craving a marg right now.
NICE!

I'll prob do 62 tomorrow but idk BLAH
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Michigan OCI 2017  
  by: bananatopia   on: July 24, at 6:56:16 pm   in: Legal Employment
I got two firms that I wanted but those are reaches for me. I didn't get other ones I needed and I thought I bid them high. As of now, I don't have a lot of "safe" firms so I'm wondering what to do next. That sucks. At this point, just look for good opportunities during open signups and day-of signups, and do your best at all of your interviews. i don't know when you should start mass m...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278320

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread  
  by: tabstreet   on: July 24, at 6:55:43 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Checking in.
AA + MA male. International undergrad (Oxbridge) + 2 years WE (TFA). Prepping for September LSAT.
Y/H would be the dream!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=279456

Re: USC Gould 2020 Club  
  by: dientefino   on: July 24, at 6:55:40 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
For those who opted into the First Generation Professionals Program, have you heard anything from them?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274664

Re: Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: SmokeytheBear   on: July 24, at 6:53:41 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Suspension or expulsion aside, you're going to have a hard time passing character and fitness for bar admission.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar  
  by: champloo   on: July 24, at 6:53:36 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
If a commercial paper/admin law essay came out what would be 3 things i can write to get a 50%?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277963

Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 6:50:53 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Kirkland or Latham?

Kirkland NYC offer
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279085

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Barry grandpapy   on: July 24, at 6:50:19 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
PT 38
LR 1: -1
RC: -3
LG: -0
LR2: -2
176

I'm really craving a marg right now.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Fired from biglaw this week  
  by: Pokemon   on: July 24, at 6:49:57 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:I'm in the exact same situation as OP. Is it acceptable to maintain that I am still employed by the firm?


I think that is consensus, especially if still in firm website and paid.

Hope everyone lands on their feet. Seems to me going by tls anecdotes that there is an uptick in layoffs.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279993

Expulsion for lying on resume?  
  by: abcxyz_abc   on: July 24, at 6:48:05 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I know I fucked it up. I lied on my resume (not for admission but for employment). School found out. I am just wondering what the penalty would look like. Will I be get expelled or suspended? What are the likely consequences? Again, I know I fucked it up, so haters can save yourselves some time.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280028

Re: Boston M&A  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 6:45:38 pm   in: Legal Employment
Proskeaur might be a good option, I've heard more about their funds formation group which is solid. Gunderson like Cooley is more focused on vc/emerging company work, so look into them if you're interested in that route. H&K I would avoid for M&A - good healthcare group though. All generalizations, so take with a grain of salt.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279933

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar  
  by: futago   on: July 24, at 6:43:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Ok, so the Bar instructions from Themis say:

"Study materials should be removed from the laptop prior to your bringing it the exam."

Does this really mean I have to disable my google drive/ delete my folders of bar stuff?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277963

Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 6:41:50 pm   in: Legal Employment
Kirkland or Latham?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279085

Re: Cornell Class of 2020: poll added, gtfih  
  by: uhwrestler   on: July 24, at 6:41:50 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
do we get our sections and class schedules at orientation? i was talking to my friend who is going to university of houston law and his class already got schedules, sections, and textbook lists.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273752

Re: Fired from biglaw this week  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 6:40:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
I got a similar talk last month, I'm about halfway through my 3 months. I'm a mid level in corporate and after a lull around July 4th, it's been pretty busy with interviews, both firms and in-house, and honestly not having to go into the office or deal with emails has made interviewing a lot easier logistically. I've found recruiters to actually be pretty helpful, getting a much higher response ra...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279993

Re: Texas Law c/o 2020 - Hook 'em!!! [Under New Management]  
  by: camh344   on: July 24, at 6:39:25 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

Babe-Loblaw wrote:The 1L class grid is up if you're an obsessive monster like me and want to look at that sort of thing:

https://law.utexas.edu/courses/catalog/ ... year/20179

Can't wait to try on the sorting hat and find out my class schedule.

Looks like we will have two small classes (about 20 students) and two large classes (about 70 students). Assuming 270 1L's.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274446

Re: 1L summer preparation for 0Ls  
  by: aspire2esquire   on: July 24, at 6:37:45 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
You might want to go suit shopping if you do not have one already.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=280026

Re: Michigan OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 6:37:36 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anyone else surprised at this year's outcome?! I didn't get that many screeners (more than 10 but less than the numbers said here)... Did anyone get more than 20? Wondering if this year's just more competitive than previous classes or we all want the same firms. Number of interviews is not a good way to look at it, except for extreme situations. The "extra" interviews tend to be the lea...
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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: nothingtosee   on: July 24, at 6:33:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
The NRG center seems massive and I haven't been there before. Will it be obvious tomorrow where to go? (Houston)
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Re: 3.55/172 with above average soft  
  by: eck456   on: July 24, at 6:31:18 pm   in: What are my chances?
Peace Corp is an average soft at best. Sorry to break that news to you. Agree with everyone else, call the Lsac about grades Oh no :cry: Well thanks for the heads up about that. And thanks to everyone else, I'll get in touch with LSAC to try to sort out the transcript thing. You don't need to call - I did what sounds like it was either the same program or a very similar one, and LSAC called me ou...
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Re: Fired from biglaw this week  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 6:26:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm in the exact same situation as OP. Is it acceptable to maintain that I am still employed by the firm?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279993

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread  
  by: stannis   on: July 24, at 6:26:05 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
How did your NCBE scores compare to your Kaplan scores? Mine were very similar, which is a little disappointing because I was hoping Kaplan was harder than the real thing.

21 questions is also a very small sample size compared to 1800 or so.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277953

Re: 3.55/172 with above average soft  
  by: Londoncalling020   on: July 24, at 6:22:34 pm   in: What are my chances?
This is wrong. Peace Corps is not considered an "average soft" by Adcoms. It is a 27 month program, often in a challenging development environment, which is difficult to even be accepted into. Former Peace Corps volunteer, Non-URM, who performed much better than her statistics indicated across the T-14. Peace Corps experience was cited by the Admissions Dean who admitted me where I ulti...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=280000

Multiple Interviews w/ Same Firm, SAME OFFICE  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 6:20:03 pm   in: Legal Employment
So I know this is a weird question, but here's the situation. I had an interview with [Firm] in [City] through means other than our on campus interviews. I feel like I blew it. I also ended up with an interview with that same office through their on campus program. They allow multiple interviews. Is it worth doing a second screener with, presumably, a different partner to see if I get a callback t...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280027

Re: 3.55/172 with above average soft  
  by: Londoncalling020   on: July 24, at 6:18:04 pm   in: What are my chances?
This is wrong. Peace Corps is not considered an "average soft" by Adcoms. It is a 27 month program, often in a challenging development environment, which is difficult to even be accepted into. Former Peace Corps volunteer, Non-URM, who performed much better than her statistics indicated across the T-14. Peace Corps experience was cited by the Admissions Dean who admitted me where I ulti...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=280000

Re: Hiring Freezes??  
  by: andythefir   on: July 24, at 6:17:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
This is certainly the conventional wisdom but there are quite a bit of listings out there, obviously, and large offices like SDNY, EDNY, CDCAL, are actively soliciting applications (not just passively). Across the country there's nowhere near the number of postings that you'd normally see to account just for turnover, forget new prosecutors to handle new prosecution directions. There are some, ju...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=270921

Re: Bay Area Diversity Career Fair 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 6:16:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
Schedule is out and I had a preselect from SA originally, but not a scheduled interview now. Not sure what happened?

I have 10 scheduled . . . Is that why?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278847

Re: I am Asian but do not have it listed on my resume...  
  by: Barrred   on: July 24, at 6:16:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
Interests: Being Asian
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280025

Re: Chicago OCI 2017  
  by: WheninLaw   on: July 24, at 6:12:22 pm   in: Legal Employment
Grades: 180.1, no LR or journal URM/Female: URM Preferred Market: CA, SF>PA=LA, strong ties to Northern California, Practice Area: Interested in securities litigation/enforcement/regulatory work, also financial services-related transactional work to some extent. Work Exp: Strong corporate experience Callback scheduled with STB Palo Alto 1. Covington SF 10 2. Gibson Dunn SF 42 3. Kirkland and Elli...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278998

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Mikey   on: July 24, at 6:11:01 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
HOLY FUCK, I FINALLY BROKE A 170 ON A PT. Beyond excited right now, OMFG. Congrats, Mikey! this last week since I broke through for the first time has been by far my best week of studying. it's just so much less stressful knowing in the back of your head that you truly do have what it takes. Thanks! It definitely gives me a huge boost of confidence since I've been struggling tremendously with RC ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: 1L summer preparation for 0Ls  
  by: Dcc617   on: July 24, at 6:10:57 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Just enjoy your summer. It's fun. You'll be fine, and there's plenty of time to mess around with law school stuff when you get there.

I understand that you're excited to go, and nervous and all that stuff. Just let it go and enjoy this little bit of time. It won't be your last bit of free time, but you should enjoy it. Chill.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=280026

Re: 1L summer preparation for 0Ls  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 24, at 6:06:21 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I read Getting to Maybe and 1L of a Ride (the former was useful, and the latter was because I was bored). That is the most 1L prep I would recommend doing.

Also, if you didn't find any threads on this topic, you didn't look very hard. Searching "0L/1L prep" will turn up a ton of threads in this forum.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=280026

Re: 2017 Pre-OCI Interviews  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 6:05:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
Offers from Cleary and Davis Polk today. CCN, top 10%. Interviewed on Thursday.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279085

Re: My parent knows a BigLaw Partner - when to reach out?  
  by: doggozeg   on: July 24, at 6:05:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
I am starting at a top 10 school in a month and intend to pursue corporate/biglaw. My family member, who works at a client of a big firm, knows the partner on a pretty close basis. My family member offered to reach out to this partner at some point to see if they would consider talking to me for a 1L internship, or related. I am not entirely sure of the system. I have read about 1L employment, an...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280006

Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: TheJanitor6203   on: July 24, at 6:04:52 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Question: Do you lose points for including wrong information in a P&E answer? For example, if the question asks what pleading should be filed [to dismiss the case] will you lose points if you say they should file both a no-evidence and traditional motion for summary judgment but really they should only file one or the other?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277211

Re: I am Asian but do not have it listed on my resume...  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 24, at 6:04:21 pm   in: Legal Employment

dailygrind wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote:I think your interviewer can tell you're half Asian by looking at you.

Eh, my cousins are halfies and I probably wouldn't automatically know it just by looking.

That said, I doubt it matters enough to highlight.

I was going to recommend that the OP add a 24-point Comic Sans entry to the top of his resume: "HALF ASIAN".
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280025

Re: UG MATTERS! Don't believe the hype  
  by: Platopus   on: July 24, at 6:04:08 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum

core_four wrote:how is class rank calculated for people w/ multiple institutions? can I boost my ug class rank by inflating my lsdas gpa w/ a bunch of easy CC courses?

Class rank doesn't matter, schools care about your LSAC GPA, that's it. So yes, taking some easy CC course to pad the GPA will help.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=119327

1L summer preparation for 0Ls  
  by: Giro423   on: July 24, at 6:03:24 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Hoping some folks wouldn't mind sharing about the extent of work, if any, they put in for 1L summer options prior to starting school. I haven't found any threads or much discussion around this topic (perhaps because there isn't much to be said). Most advice seems to center around updating your resume/cover letter, and gaining some idea of what might interest you. Anything else you wish you would h...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=280026

Re: UG MATTERS! Don't believe the hype  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 24, at 6:01:36 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
how is class rank calculated for people w/ multiple institutions? can I boost my ug class rank by inflating my lsdas gpa w/ a bunch of easy CC courses? LSAC only reports your rank (it's really more of a percentile score) for your degree-granting institution. But no one actually cares about that. What they do care about is your overall LSAC GPA, and yes, taking easy CC courses will boost that, as ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=119327

Re: Columbia Transfer 2017  
  by: Ronnydiniro19   on: July 24, at 6:01:24 pm   in: Transfers

mimimimi wrote:Any movements? I heard the transfer orientation is this week.

Haven't heard anything yet, sent application in around the 10th. My undergrad transcript didn't arrive until few days ago though
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=278309

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: digitality   on: July 24, at 6:00:13 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Mikey wrote:HOLY FUCK, I FINALLY BROKE A 170 ON A PT. Beyond excited right now, OMFG.


Congrats, Mikey! this last week since I broke through for the first time has been by far my best week of studying. it's just so much less stressful knowing in the back of your head that you truly do have what it takes.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Michigan OCI 2017  
  by: bananatopia   on: July 24, at 5:59:28 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anyone else surprised at this year's outcome?! I didn't get that many screeners (more than 10 but less than the numbers said here)... Did anyone get more than 20? Wondering if this year's just more competitive than previous classes or we all want the same firms. Number of interviews is not a good way to look at it, except for extreme situations. The "extra" interviews tend to be the lea...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278320

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread  
  by: p3aceandl0v3   on: July 24, at 5:58:17 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Asroma wrote:
p3aceandl0v3 wrote:What are the biggest things you learned from the final exam? I didn't get a chance to do it and it's making me nervous how much emphasis Kaplan is putting on it.

Go through the slides. The biggest things are there.

Didn't know there were slides! Thank you!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277953

Re: 3.55/172 with above average soft  
  by: fredfred   on: July 24, at 5:57:54 pm   in: What are my chances?
This is wrong. Peace Corps is not considered an "average soft" by Adcoms. It is a 27 month program, often in a challenging development environment, which is difficult to even be accepted into. Former Peace Corps volunteer, Non-URM, who performed much better than her statistics indicated across the T-14. Peace Corps experience was cited by the Admissions Dean who admitted me where I ulti...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=280000

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: LockBox   on: July 24, at 5:54:49 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Probably just being paranoid here - the Cal Bar website mentions a laptop release of liability form. I assume this is something we'll fill out/sign on test day? Just want to make sure I didn't miss something. As long as you have an admissions ticket and you uploaded your mock answers and completed the certification process for your laptop, you'll be fine. Good luck to everyone. In my opinion, the...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: 3.55/172 with above average soft  
  by: Platopus   on: July 24, at 5:53:46 pm   in: What are my chances?
This is wrong. Peace Corps is not considered an "average soft" by Adcoms. It is a 27 month program, often in a challenging development environment, which is difficult to even be accepted into. Former Peace Corps volunteer, Non-URM, who performed much better than her statistics indicated across the T-14. Peace Corps experience was cited by the Admissions Dean who admitted me where I ulti...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=280000

Re: Michigan OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 5:48:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anyone else surprised at this year's outcome?! I didn't get that many screeners (more than 10 but less than the numbers said here)... Did anyone get more than 20? Wondering if this year's just more competitive than previous classes or we all want the same firms. I got 23 screeners. Bid almost exclusively NY + another primary market with my first 20 bids, then filled the last third of my list with...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278320

Re: I am Asian but do not have it listed on my resume...  
  by: dailygrind   on: July 24, at 5:47:59 pm   in: Legal Employment

PeanutsNJam wrote:I think your interviewer can tell you're half Asian by looking at you.

Eh, my cousins are halfies and I probably wouldn't automatically know it just by looking.

That said, I doubt it matters enough to highlight.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280025

Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: leib10   on: July 24, at 5:45:41 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Come on guys, we've got enough grief to deal with over the next 3 days. No need to pile on.

Good luck tomorrow and God bless. We are gonna need it.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277211

Re: 3.55/172 with above average soft  
  by: Londoncalling020   on: July 24, at 5:43:21 pm   in: What are my chances?
Peace Corp is an average soft at best. Sorry to break that news to you. Agree with everyone else, call the Lsac about grades Oh no :cry: Well thanks for the heads up about that. And thanks to everyone else, I'll get in touch with LSAC to try to sort out the transcript thing. Yeah, unfortunately, many applicants in the t-14 range have great volunteer experience or other outstanding softs - it come...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=280000

Re: Columbia students taking questions  
  by: Nebby   on: July 24, at 5:43:03 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

Thelaw23 wrote:I can go to the financial aid office and ask to increase my fed gov loan, right? I received my disclosure statement but I think I'm not receiving enough to cover my rent.

How fast are they usually able to process the loan adjustment and disburse the added amount?
A few weeks until it's in your account. Did you request the maximum amount?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=176925

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Mikey   on: July 24, at 5:42:14 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

creed wrote:Congrats!!! That's awesome. Nothing feels quite like breaking a barrier. And you have plenty of time to keep improving, too! Well done.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Michigan OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 5:38:48 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anyone else surprised at this year's outcome?! I didn't get that many screeners (more than 10 but less than the numbers said here)... Did anyone get more than 20? Wondering if this year's just more competitive than previous classes or we all want the same firms.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278320

Re: Michigan OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 5:37:00 pm   in: Legal Employment
Missed:

Jones day at 19 (they have 168 slots! how could it happen)
Akin at 20
Sullivan at 29 (well, assume everyone has good grades)
Cravath at 30
some DC firms from 24-28
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278320

Re: OTIP 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 5:36:01 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any idea when callbacks should start rolling out?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279208

Re: I am Asian but do not have it listed on my resume...  
  by: PeanutsNJam   on: July 24, at 5:35:03 pm   in: Legal Employment
I think your interviewer can tell you're half Asian by looking at you.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280025

Re: Official Kaplan July 2017 Bar Thread  
  by: Asroma   on: July 24, at 5:34:00 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

p3aceandl0v3 wrote:What are the biggest things you learned from the final exam? I didn't get a chance to do it and it's making me nervous how much emphasis Kaplan is putting on it.

Go through the slides. The biggest things are there.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277953

Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: TheJanitor6203   on: July 24, at 5:26:55 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I've got say, I've read BVest's post 3 times now and still can't find any rudeness. Just seems like solid advice from a guy that's been answering questions in this thread for months out of the goodness of his heart for no other reason than to help us. I get that today's a stressful day but biting his head off for answering your question in a way that didn't satisfy you was a real dick move. Let's ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277211

Re: Columbia Financial Aid  
  by: Nebby   on: July 24, at 5:22:42 pm   in: Transfers

dg7688 wrote:Curious what they said about this. I received the same letter.
Call them jfc
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=279969

Re: I am Asian but do not have it listed on my resume...  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 24, at 5:22:03 pm   in: Legal Employment
Do you have any special language skills? If so, highlight that.

This is anecdotal, but from my personal experience and from observations of my peers, being Asian doesn't help in legal hiring. It probably hurts to some degree unless someone has an Asian practice they're trying to fit you in.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280025

Re: NYU Transfer 2017  
  by: dg7688   on: July 24, at 5:21:34 pm   in: Transfers
In today via call & email.

Top 40-50 ~5%, 3.91.

UR 7/10, 7/21, DLS 7/24.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=278628

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar  
  by: RCinDNA   on: July 24, at 5:21:00 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Anyone else feeling a little pessimistic about passing chances at this point? I've missed chunks of the summer due to some family issues, and I just haven't done nearly as much as I've wanted to. I've done about 50% of my course. I've listened to the lectures on every topic, but haven't successfully memorized much or drilled too many practice questions. Any hope for general test-taking ability ca...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277963

Re: UGA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: spicytaco   on: July 24, at 5:17:00 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Any updates aside from the email sent out a while back stating they weren't admitting much off the waitlist?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=269859

Re: Columbia Financial Aid  
  by: dg7688   on: July 24, at 5:16:33 pm   in: Transfers
Curious what they said about this. I received the same letter.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=279969