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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (hotdog pole)  
  by: Kopetz   on: February 20, at 10:37:34 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Kali the Annihilator wrote:
Rigo wrote:I thought about it and I'm gonna go hard on the negotiation.
This is good. Else you are just some bish with a flaccid negotiation.
reading gorilla mindset to hone my scholarship nego game
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=266481

Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 10:36:59 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn callback

Which office? School/grades?
NY/DC. T14 top 10%
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=272617

Re: Can we talk about 1L for a moment?  
  by: mjb447   on: February 20, at 10:35:36 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

Tiago Splitter wrote:One of the tricky things about 1L is that you expect it to be horrible and all-encompassing and then when you get there there isn't much to do for the first several weeks. Which of course just adds to the stress because you assume you must be missing something.
This assumption leads down the dark path of multi-color highlighter systems and other wheel-spinning.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=274414

Re: Fordham Law c/o 2020  
  by: wannabeu   on: February 20, at 10:35:28 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anyone waitlisted then accepted recently?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=270884

Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::  
  by: NonTrad82   on: February 20, at 10:33:31 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Thanks, mcmand. I was incredulous at first, because it seems thus far that every other necessary form, scholarship opportunity, or important deadline was highlighted in an e-mail from admissions. But not this residency nonsense. The second time I spoke with law admissions, I explicitly asked something like "So EVERY person who is a WA state resident, and wants to be considered as such for tui...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=270095

Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam  
  by: a male human   on: February 20, at 10:31:27 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
All those weeks of thinking this day would never come, and you're finally here. Can you believe it? This thread has been pretty dead, so I assume you've been studying hardcore. In case you're still lurking (yo 6lehderjets, I still wanna know if my CA Wills list was good or not), some last words before you go. A reader emailed me a couple days ago, and I thought this excerpt would be a helpful mind...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=271217

Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::  
  by: mcmand   on: February 20, at 10:30:39 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
fyi - https://www.law.uw.edu/news/2017/dean-testy-announcement/ For those wanting an inside scoop, I was a bit surprised by the announcement because she had just done a forum with 3Ls to ask about our questions and concerns and made no indication of her plans to step down. But I haven't heard anything that this resulted from negative performance or pressure from the University administration, at ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=270095

Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 10:29:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any DC Hogan Lovells news?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=272617

Re: With a full scholarship, what is the seat deposit applied towards?  
  by: bmathers   on: February 20, at 10:27:35 pm   in: Law School FAQ
It's applied towards any fees, and the rest is refunded
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=274552

Re: Biglaw is dying  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 10:24:57 pm   in: Legal Employment
This is just my 2 cents, but I am summering at a good firm in the v50-100 range. Secondary office, but DC/Chicago market, main office elsewhere. My firm used to have 10+ summers in the office I am heading, told me it was planning 5+ this summer, but I am the only summer. They decided to just have one. How concerned should I be? This was my only SA offer, but it was in the city I wanted to be in.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=274211

Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::  
  by: mcmand   on: February 20, at 10:21:57 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anybody do the Gregoire fellows essay? There isn't much information out there about it since it's a relatively new program. Is this mostly merit based, diversity/merit, or largely diversity alone? I also wonder how broadly they consider diversity (i.e., would any of the following suffice: lgbtq, 1st generation student, immigrant, disabled, etc.?) Based on the Gregoire Fellows I'm friendly with at...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=270095

Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: jza1994   on: February 20, at 10:21:20 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
It seems that UVA is admitting the overwelming majority of people (that they've made decisions on) with a GPA of 3.86 or above (their median), even with super low GPAs- a reverse splitter's dream. My 3.85 GPA is just barely below that and my LSAT is crap (161). I'm hoping that they'll stick me on the waitlist and admit me when it goes to a 3.88 in May. Not so true. My GPA was at the 25% and LSAT ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267054

Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 10:17:38 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Gibson Dunn callback

Which office? School/grades?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=272617

Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: smilingorch   on: February 20, at 10:17:30 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
It seems that UVA is admitting the overwelming majority of people (that they've made decisions on) with a GPA of 3.86 or above (their median), even with super low GPAs- a reverse splitter's dream. My 3.85 GPA is just barely below that and my LSAT is crap (161). I'm hoping that they'll stick me on the waitlist and admit me when it goes to a 3.88 in May. Not so true. My GPA was at the 25% and LSAT ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267054

Re: Maryland Bar Exam (February 2017)  
  by: NaeDeen   on: February 20, at 10:13:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

JDanger007 wrote:Good luck everybody!

Same to you!!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=270928

Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::  
  by: mcmand   on: February 20, at 10:11:57 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Regarding residency for tuition purposes, if you're OOS and not a veteran who last separated from a period of active duty within 3 years, it looks like you must work over 30 hrs/week while in school to be come eligible for in-state tuition. Where as in California, I believe residency for tuition purposes is established by physical presence and establishing intent for 366 days prior to the action ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=270095

Re: Biglaw is dying  
  by: Monochromatic Oeuvre   on: February 20, at 10:10:08 pm   in: Legal Employment
So midlaw employment collapses, education jobs disappear, the government freezes hiring, shitlaw salaries stagnate, and you people spend five pages debating the "death" of the one sector of legal employment that's hired more people since the recession (and at higher wages, too). Someone help me figure out how we got here. It's almost like A. these things are connected somehow and B. Big...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=274211

Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 10:09:30 pm   in: Legal Employment
Gibson Dunn callback
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=272617

Re: Biglaw is dying  
  by: t-14orbust   on: February 20, at 10:05:41 pm   in: Legal Employment
merp
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=274211

Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::  
  by: mcmand   on: February 20, at 10:04:37 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Regarding residency for tuition purposes, if you're OOS and not a veteran who last separated from a period of active duty within 3 years, it looks like you must work over 30 hrs/week while in school to be come eligible for in-state tuition. Where as in California, I believe residency for tuition purposes is established by physical presence and establishing intent for 366 days prior to the action ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=270095

Re: Do laterals get severance?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 10:03:15 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I've heard you get a much shorter leash as a lateral.

However, it's xo/tls flame that you get huge amounts of severance. My firm gave one month. Quinn gives 6 weeks.

Recently fired from v10 - I got 3 months of pay

Did you also get 3 months on the website?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=274539

Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Pinkpanda24   on: February 20, at 10:01:54 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Mr_Chukes wrote:Does Scholarship info come in the packet?
It did for me
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=268218

Re: Biglaw is dying  
  by: Capitol_Idea   on: February 20, at 10:00:58 pm   in: Legal Employment
I need a current law student so I can access the 2016 AmLaw data
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=274211

Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions  
  by: KMart   on: February 20, at 9:58:40 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I'm considering attending Chi and have some questions regarding the academic calendar. I see classes don't end until the end of May with OCI beginning in early August. This doesn't seem to leave very much time for a summer position after 1L (about 9 weeks sandwiched in between). Has this been a problem for any of you when trying to split summers or just in general? no. the schedule is actually pr...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=140165

Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 9:56:28 pm   in: Legal Employment
Really hoping to see some NY firm movement this week.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=272617

Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020  
  by: christmas.in.july   on: February 20, at 9:56:15 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

lawschool2017712 wrote:Anyone receive admit packet in the mail yet?


Yes! I received mine on Feb 9. Admitted on Jan 19.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274108

Re: UVA Class of 2020  
  by: Class2020Law`   on: February 20, at 9:56:04 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Hi all, longtime lurker and first time poster checking in.

Where is everyone staying for the ASW?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273747

Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: LawTweet   on: February 20, at 9:55:47 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

CPA-->JD wrote:Sorry if this was answered before but if you didn't receive any scholly on admittance are you still eligible for any merit aid or is it only need based?

Supposedly there are some secret public interest scholarships that admits get notified of after admissions (at least I hope that's true so I can still be in the running).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267650

Re: 3.0/162 Chances?  
  by: RutherBaderLawnerd   on: February 20, at 9:55:23 pm   in: What are my chances?
If your Feb. score is high 160s/low 170s, you have a shot at admission at most of those schools. Otherwise, if it doesn't come back much higher, would suggest going somewhere T30s/T40s/T50s on a good scholarship in a region where you want to practice, at a school that you would be happy graduating from. Crush 1L year and transfer to T14/T20. No one ever recommends that course because it's hard to...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=274540

Re: 3.0/162 Chances?  
  by: RutherBaderLawnerd   on: February 20, at 9:54:58 pm   in: What are my chances?
If your Feb. score is high 160s/low 170s, you have a shot at admission at most of those schools. Otherwise, if it doesn't come back much higher, would suggest going somewhere T30s/T40s/T50s on a good scholarship in a region where you want to practice, at a school that you would be happy graduating from. Crush 1L year and transfer to T14/T20. No one ever recommends that course because it's hard to...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=274540

Re: UCONN School of Law c/o 2020 (2016-2017)  
  by: snw2367   on: February 20, at 9:54:54 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Got accepted to UCONN day division with the Oliver Ellsworth scholarship - only have to pay in-state tuition even though I'm an out of state resident. Pretty good but wondering the cost of living in the area? It's about half that of Boston! (I wish I were kidding). In all seriousness, it's quite cheap in comparison to city schools. I'm sure UConn has some information about it on their website- Ju...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=271953

Foreign LLM  
  by: flyhigh_   on: February 20, at 9:54:34 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Hi all, Foreign LLM student here- will potentially enroll fall 2017: -qualified in the UK -US permanent resident - intend to stay after graduation -intend to work in the larger metropolitan areas - NY, Washington and so forth- not necessarily in law but can be in another capacity: compliance, AML etc -will probably take the NY bar Offers from Minnesota Law and UT law: -Minnesota offered large scho...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=274554

Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: proteinshake   on: February 20, at 9:53:16 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
just got the email about the diversity reception. anyone else thinking about going? sounds fun! not sure if I'm gonna stay with a current student though since I'm planning on just staying with a friend who lives near Durham. I'm thinking of going! I'll be arriving at 10:30 am in RDU so I would have nothing better to do than attend their events anyway haha I also have a roomie lined up for ASW but...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267646

Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Mr_Chukes   on: February 20, at 9:52:14 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Does Scholarship info come in the packet?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=268218

Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash   on: February 20, at 9:50:48 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
just got the email about the diversity reception. anyone else thinking about going? sounds fun! not sure if I'm gonna stay with a current student though since I'm planning on just staying with a friend who lives near Durham. I'm thinking of going! I'll be arriving at 10:30 am in RDU so I would have nothing better to do than attend their events anyway haha I also have a roomie lined up for ASW but...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267646

Re: 0L, graduated semester early from UG, home until August  
  by: KMart   on: February 20, at 9:49:14 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

A. Nony Mouse wrote:Why on earth would you give up caffeine before starting law school?
my guess is so when OP drinks coffee during law school it's more effective
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=274001

Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: proteinshake   on: February 20, at 9:48:15 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
just got the email about the diversity reception. anyone else thinking about going? sounds fun! not sure if I'm gonna stay with a current student though since I'm planning on just staying with a friend who lives near Durham. I'm thinking of going! I'll be arriving at 10:30 am in RDU so I would have nothing better to do than attend their events anyway haha I also have a roomie lined up for ASW but...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267646

Re: 3.0/162 Chances?  
  by: NoDayButToday   on: February 20, at 9:45:18 pm   in: What are my chances?
If your Feb. score is high 160s/low 170s, you have a shot at admission at most of those schools. Otherwise, if it doesn't come back much higher, would suggest going somewhere T30s/T40s/T50s on a good scholarship in a region where you want to practice, at a school that you would be happy graduating from. Crush 1L year and transfer to T14/T20. No one ever recommends that course because it's hard to ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=274540

Re: Texas Law c/o 2020  
  by: Torres1893   on: February 20, at 9:44:37 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

brinicolec wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:As much as I want to live near the school, I think I'm going to bite the bullet and get a cheaper/same price apartment that's farther from the school and that's a hell of a lot nicer than some of the ones nearby. If I can handle Houston traffic I think I can handle Austin.


Bigger concern for me is parking at UT sucks

You're right

Back to square one it is.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274446

Re: AMA - former Sullivan & Cromwell associate  
  by: dabigchina   on: February 20, at 9:44:15 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Uh i'm anon from before and that's exactly what I meant. I forgot people on this site insist on many delineations within the T14, such that CCNP could never be part of the plebeian "lower T14". I'll make sure to be more careful in the future.


Yes, how dare you lump CCN with those peasants from MVP. We don't pay way too much for rent and tuition to be subjected to such indignities.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=274420

Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants  
  by: trooper10538   on: February 20, at 9:41:50 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Texas Legislature is in session every odd numbered year. I have to work in that fricken place when their in session that's how I know.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=268667

Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash   on: February 20, at 9:41:38 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I would also like to know about staying with a student at ASW if anyone has had any communication on that
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267646

Re: Texas Law c/o 2020  
  by: brinicolec   on: February 20, at 9:41:11 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

Torres1893 wrote:As much as I want to live near the school, I think I'm going to bite the bullet and get a cheaper/same price apartment that's farther from the school and that's a hell of a lot nicer than some of the ones nearby. If I can handle Houston traffic I think I can handle Austin.


Bigger concern for me is parking at UT sucks
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274446

At this point, writing a Why X Essay  
  by: lauren22   on: February 20, at 9:38:26 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I'm still waiting to hear back from two schools - NYU and Columbia, and while my numbers ~seem~ good enough for them both, I haven't heard back from either one. The only thing I can do at this point, I suppose, is write a "Why X" essay. People have told me that it couldn't hurt, but after rereading some old threads, it seems that the admissions officers discouraged these essays with the ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=274553

Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash   on: February 20, at 9:38:24 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Christinabruin wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:did anybody have anything happen with status checker today re: scholarship? I should be getting scholly info this week and I'm getting neurotic about making sure I don't get left behind

Looks like the first wave was on Wednesday 2/8, second wave was Tuesday 2/14, but since today was a holiday maybe the next wave will be tmr?

Yeah, that's my assumption, I just wanted to test it to make sure
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267646

Re: Do laterals get severance?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 9:38:15 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:I've heard you get a much shorter leash as a lateral.

However, it's xo/tls flame that you get huge amounts of severance. My firm gave one month. Quinn gives 6 weeks.

Recently fired from v10 - I got 3 months of pay
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=274539

Re: With a full scholarship, what is the seat deposit applied towards?  
  by: SweetTort   on: February 20, at 9:38:00 pm   in: Law School FAQ

neubyneu wrote:Does anyone happen to know whether seat deposits can be applied towards fees or living expenses if tuition is waived?

As far as i'm aware, it's refunded.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=274552

Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: CPA-->JD   on: February 20, at 9:36:04 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Sorry if this was answered before but if you didn't receive any scholly on admittance are you still eligible for any merit aid or is it only need based?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267650

Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Christinabruin   on: February 20, at 9:36:02 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
just got the email about the diversity reception. anyone else thinking about going? sounds fun! not sure if I'm gonna stay with a current student though since I'm planning on just staying with a friend who lives near Durham. I'm thinking of going! I'll be arriving at 10:30 am in RDU so I would have nothing better to do than attend their events anyway haha I also have a roomie lined up for ASW but...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267646

Re: Does law school prefer students who graduated their undergrad/grad?  
  by: grades??   on: February 20, at 9:29:08 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Yale prefers their undergrad. Something like almost 1/4th of the Yale class is Yale undergrad.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=274544

Re: AMA - former Sullivan & Cromwell associate  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 9:28:57 pm   in: Legal Employment
Hard to say what makes wachtell tick. I had close to a 3.9 at CLS and also top 5 undergrad with a real major and didn't get a callback (but did get callbacks at more selective firms).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=274420

With a full scholarship, what is the seat deposit applied towards?  
  by: neubyneu   on: February 20, at 9:23:47 pm   in: Law School FAQ
Does anyone happen to know whether seat deposits can be applied towards fees or living expenses if tuition is waived?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=274552

Re: Does law school prefer students who graduated their undergrad/grad?  
  by: t-14orbust   on: February 20, at 9:23:38 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I've been told anecdotally that Boalt discriminates against Berkeley undergrads
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=274544

Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: LawTweet   on: February 20, at 9:21:46 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anyone know about the PILS timeline? I'm crossing my fingers for a nomination.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=269447

Re: February 2017 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: TXforeignlawyer   on: February 20, at 9:21:42 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I keep forgetting it is just the morning tomorrow. I've my clear bag packed with pens, a highlighter, administration ticket, hotel room key and passport. Think that's everything I need?! I'm writing
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=270064

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group  
  by: MediocreAtBest   on: February 20, at 9:20:21 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Distractions can be a real issue sometimes. I do this thing while I study where my mind starts wandering and I have thoughts like how much tuition is at Boston College, or something like that. Then I have to look that up and lose 15 minutes searching "Boston College" on TLS haha. I find the LSAT interesting and fairly enjoyable to study, but sometimes your mind just does its own thing.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=271558

Re: 1L job search C/O 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 9:19:13 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any fish richardson movement?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=273435

Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: chandhi   on: February 20, at 9:19:05 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

MrSam wrote:Ugh...starting to get worried. Interviewed over a week ago, and still haven't heard back. From what I've gathered, most who ended up being accepted post-interview, had interviewed less than a week prior to their acceptance.
Same but at least we didn't get dinged or waitlisted in the recent massacre.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=269447

Re: University of Chicago ED or Wait?  
  by: Bartolomeus   on: February 20, at 9:14:25 pm   in: Transfers
Hey All, I really appreciate the helpful responses so far. UChicago primarily appeals to me for two reasons. One, the idea that I'd be able to write onto the law review after acceptance, ensuring that I can focus all my energy on it as opposed to doing my host school's and others. Two, I am interested in studying under several members of the faculty. I'm also a little bit concerned about grade dro...
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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group  
  by: hcss11   on: February 20, at 9:07:52 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks, guys! :D I can't comment on the strategy for the Kim books. But as far as test mentality goes, try to think of it as 4 smaller quizzes that you need to get an A on. It's a lot easier that way. This is a really good way to go into it. Have you ever got 25/25 on a test in UG? My money's on yes, so all you have to do is do that 5 times within 4 hours. Also mentioning stamina, I still remember...
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: em15   on: February 20, at 9:06:26 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

BostonOrBust wrote:Still just hanging out after going complete in early Jan, just checking in. Kind of spooked because I expected a similar timeline to BC and I got a BC decision weeks ago now. Ah, well.
I applied early Jan too, and I'm still waiting for both. Every week I think it's the week, and then it isn't.
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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: amberb94   on: February 20, at 9:04:46 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I am slightly concerned that applying so late in the cycle will hurt my chances here. It looks like most of the recent decisions on LSN were rejects/waitlists.
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: amberb94   on: February 20, at 9:03:06 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
If we are super lucky, maybe we will get some scholarship info this week!
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Re: Does law school prefer students who graduated their undergrad/grad?  
  by: mrtux45   on: February 20, at 9:00:45 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I would guess if your numbers are what they're looking for, they may be more inclined to accept you assuming you like the school, understand the culture, and would thus be more likely to attend.

This is just my best guess. In the end, numbers >>>everything else
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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: proteinshake   on: February 20, at 9:00:17 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
just got the email about the diversity reception. anyone else thinking about going? sounds fun! not sure if I'm gonna stay with a current student though since I'm planning on just staying with a friend who lives near Durham.
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Re: February 2017 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: TXforeignlawyer   on: February 20, at 8:59:41 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Walked by the center earlier. It's pretty well sign posted. I think I'll put away my notes and go down for dinner and a glass of wine!
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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: MrSam   on: February 20, at 8:56:08 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Ugh...starting to get worried. Interviewed over a week ago, and still haven't heard back. From what I've gathered, most who ended up being accepted post-interview, had interviewed less than a week prior to their acceptance.
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Re: George Washington & Need-Based Aid  
  by: Npret   on: February 20, at 8:50:24 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
GW would probably negotiate if you got better scholarship packages, but only from similarly ranked schools, but it probably wouldn't drastically improve. Highly, highly recommend not going to GW at full cost. You will end up with probably over $300,000 in debt, which is a enormous amount of money. In your honest opinion, what annual tuition level should I be happy with? What level of debt do you ...
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Re: UVA Class of 2020  
  by: ReadyToStart   on: February 20, at 8:48:10 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Anybody going to the NYC admitted students dinner next week?

I was curious as to how to dress, and as to how formal the dinner actually is.
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Re: Biglaw is dying  
  by: Capitol_Idea   on: February 20, at 8:47:00 pm   in: Legal Employment
So midlaw employment collapses, education jobs disappear, the government freezes hiring, shitlaw salaries stagnate, and you people spend five pages debating the "death" of the one sector of legal employment that's hired more people since the recession (and at higher wages, too). Someone help me figure out how we got here. It's almost like A. these things are connected somehow and B. Big...
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Re: George Washington & Need-Based Aid  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: February 20, at 8:46:31 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Asking someone not to post here doesn't make their advice wrong.
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Re: AMA - former Sullivan & Cromwell associate  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 8:45:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
I knew several folks at lower T14 with 3.8+ who didn't get Wachtell offers. The ones who do generally have some sort of X factor besides grades such as relevant work experience, elite undergrad, academic publication etc. I think it's hard for an average Joe from BigStateU to get a Wachtell offer, even with kickass grades. My screener asked me what I did my honors thesis on and looked at me askanc...
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Re: UNC c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: BostonOrBust   on: February 20, at 8:42:54 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anyone had any success negotiating schollys? I emailed friday and haven't received a response. I figure because it was a holiday weekend there might not have been much staff on Friday so I'm trying not to sweat it. Just feeling really great about UNC but not so great about what I'd have to pay at this point. I'm so hoping they can help me work something out.
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Re: 1L job search C/O 2019  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 8:41:43 pm   in: Legal Employment
Ballard Spahr LA ding. Guess they're working today.
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Re: Negotiating Earlier, Later, or Never?  
  by: dietcoke1   on: February 20, at 8:41:39 pm   in: Financial Aid
I would take the UMich offer to Cornell now. Even though you still seem undecided on a school, there is no harm in trying to get Cornell to match now rather than later when they may be low on funds. Do it now
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Re: Can we talk about 1L for a moment?  
  by: Tiago Splitter   on: February 20, at 8:41:15 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
One of the tricky things about 1L is that you expect it to be horrible and all-encompassing and then when you get there there isn't much to do for the first several weeks. Which of course just adds to the stress because you assume you must be missing something. First semester 1L I was in class for about 12 hours a week then spent 15 hours or so doing work outside of class. This picked up as the se...
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: BostonOrBust   on: February 20, at 8:40:17 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

supersean wrote:checking in. Went complete a month ago. Hoping to hear back soon, but trying to be patient.

Yepppp. Month and a half or so here. I know that feel. Happy with my current options, but might be happier at Vandy so it's hard to feel settled without an answer. Fingers crossed for you!
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Re: Columbia students taking questions  
  by: TAD   on: February 20, at 8:39:26 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Hey guys, got a question about submitting the income tax forms. How do we submit it? Also, it seems like they need so much info submitted it's insane... Edit: We need a special come emailed to us before we apply for on campus housing, right? And we only get it in March? I'll save you the trouble since I already emailed them - you can fax it (preferable), email it (though they recommend against th...
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Re: Full scholarship--do I need student loans?  
  by: LawTweet   on: February 20, at 8:38:45 pm   in: Financial Aid
Yup, just fill out FAFSA. Don't need to input parental information iirc.
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Re: Full scholarship--do I need student loans?  
  by: cherrygalore   on: February 20, at 8:37:57 pm   in: Financial Aid
Thank you! For federal loans would I go through FAFSA or whatever whereas a private loan would be through my bank or something?
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: BostonOrBust   on: February 20, at 8:36:27 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Has anyone tried negotiating their scholarships with Boston University yet? If so, any luck? I've been waiting to get some offers but I think I have everything I need at this point- trying to do some final research today and see if I can figure out how best to approach/word my email. It's tough because I have comparable or better cost of attendance offers from T14 schools...so on just pure money ...
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Re: Lifestyle differences between markets  
  by: Tiago Splitter   on: February 20, at 8:36:09 pm   in: Legal Employment
Houston, second-year corporate/M&A. No facetime requirement after 5 pm. I am on track for 2000 hours so far this year, and my days are 9:00 to 5:30 (except during closings etc), might log back in for another hour or two in the evening and no more than 4-5 hours each weekend. I pay $1100 a month in rent for a serviceable apartment 20 min drive away. No income or city tax -- I can easily save ~...
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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Christinabruin   on: February 20, at 8:35:02 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:did anybody have anything happen with status checker today re: scholarship? I should be getting scholly info this week and I'm getting neurotic about making sure I don't get left behind

Looks like the first wave was on Wednesday 2/8, second wave was Tuesday 2/14, but since today was a holiday maybe the next wave will be tmr?
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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 8:34:58 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Friend got offer from Drinker Philly.
Do you happen to know school/grades?
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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 8:34:46 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Friend got offer from Drinker Philly.

Any more Drinker news from other locations?


Almost all firms are closed today. It's been quiet.

Wow I'm surprised that they're actually closed
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Re: Full scholarship--do I need student loans?  
  by: LawTweet   on: February 20, at 8:34:43 pm   in: Financial Aid
I believe you can take out federal loans for the difference between your scholarship and the full cost of attendance (which includes living expenses). If you want to borrow beyond the school's estimation for living expenses, you'd have to take a private loan.
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Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group  
  by: PrezRand   on: February 20, at 8:33:56 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Did 3 passages so far and now I am distracted by 24, the tv show. Went 6/7, 7/7, and 8/8.
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Full scholarship--do I need student loans?  
  by: cherrygalore   on: February 20, at 8:32:39 pm   in: Financial Aid
Hey y'all,

I have a question. So I was offered a full scholarship + a fairly significant stipend, but I would still need additional money for cost of living expenses. Do I take out small student loans for this? How would I go about doing so?

I'm totally clueless about all this since I am fortunate enough to never have dealt with student loans before. I appreciate any advice at all! Thanks!!
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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 8:32:38 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Friend got offer from Drinker Philly.

Any more Drinker news from other locations?


Almost all firms are closed today. It's been quiet.
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Negotiating Earlier, Later, or Never?  
  by: LawTweet   on: February 20, at 8:32:11 pm   in: Financial Aid
I was offered a full tuition plus stipend to Michigan and got, imo, lowball offers from Duke and Cornell which both offered me 35k per year (about half of what Mich offered). I'm pretty interested in Cornell but haven't visited. Should I reach out to Cornell now, while they might have more money available? Or I do I wait until after the admitted students visit so I can be sure it's a school I woul...
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: BostonOrBust   on: February 20, at 8:30:38 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Still just hanging out after going complete in early Jan, just checking in. Kind of spooked because I expected a similar timeline to BC and I got a BC decision weeks ago now. Ah, well.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=268191

Re: George Washington & Need-Based Aid  
  by: favabeansoup   on: February 20, at 8:29:42 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
GW would probably negotiate if you got better scholarship packages, but only from similarly ranked schools, but it probably wouldn't drastically improve. Highly, highly recommend not going to GW at full cost. You will end up with probably over $300,000 in debt, which is a enormous amount of money. In your honest opinion, what annual tuition level should I be happy with? What level of debt do you ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=274482

Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Christinabruin   on: February 20, at 8:29:20 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

BostonOrBust wrote:For you "admitted without an interview" folks-- mind sharing stats, URM status, etc?

PM'ed!
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Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 8:27:50 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Friend got offer from Drinker Philly.

Any more Drinker news from other locations?
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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: BostonOrBust   on: February 20, at 8:27:13 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
To those who HAVE been notified that they DID NOT get an interview for PILS: did your email contain any scholly info? Mine did not, I am at 50th LSAT and well above 75th GPA. I looked at LSN and it seems like everyone who has been accepted (but me) has gotten a scholly :[ Nope, that's why i'm hoping more info will come in the next wave of $ Agreed. I just read all BC's finaid info, and it seems l...
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Re: Do laterals get severance?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 8:26:23 pm   in: Legal Employment
I've heard you get a much shorter leash as a lateral. However, it's xo/tls flame that you get huge amounts of severance. My firm gave one month. Quinn gives 6 weeks. Shorter leash as in, less of a tolerance for screwups or less severance? How could anyone possibly find a job within 4 weeks? I mean, they don't have to give you a dime. So 4 weeks is better than zero. do they at least get warnings a...
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Re: Maryland Bar Exam (February 2017)  
  by: JDanger007   on: February 20, at 8:23:05 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Good luck everybody!
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Re: Harvard v. Columbia (Butler) v. NYU (Vanderbilt)  
  by: dm1683   on: February 20, at 8:21:40 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Choose Harvard. I'd delete this post if I were you based on some other concern you had about posts here impacting employment opportunity. I think that is a bit of an overblown worry to have, but, if you view it as a concern, you should delete this post. It will come across as a lack of decision-making ability and understanding of basic financial concepts, or, possibly, just as a spoiled kid that ...
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Re: Biglaw is dying  
  by: Tiago Splitter   on: February 20, at 8:21:28 pm   in: Legal Employment
So midlaw employment collapses, education jobs disappear, the government freezes hiring, shitlaw salaries stagnate, and you people spend five pages debating the "death" of the one sector of legal employment that's hired more people since the recession (and at higher wages, too). Someone help me figure out how we got here. It's almost like A. these things are connected somehow and B. Big...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=274211

Re: 1L diversity summer associate positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: February 20, at 8:20:56 pm   in: Legal Employment
Friend got offer from Drinker Philly.
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