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Re: Cornell Class of 2020  
  by: mtf612   on: March 25, at 12:56:28 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
I had a good time, though I hate mixers. I always feel super uncomfortable and claustrophobic. It'd be easier if I knew someone I guess. Still in Ithaca for the day, sitting in a coffee shop here on campus. The town seems a bit too small and isolated for me, coming from Los Angeles, so that was/is my biggest concern. Cornell gave me $$$$ though so I'm seriously considering it depending on what my ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273752

Re: Michigan Class of 2020  
  by: chandhi   on: March 25, at 12:56:27 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Head over heels in love. Pretty sure I'm attending. Just bought a whole lot of stuff from the M Den and took selfies in the law quad lol
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273760

Re: Cornell vs. UCLA  
  by: ambrajdurbra131313   on: March 25, at 12:55:06 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
So, I was in practically the same situation a few years ago and chose the west coast option just because I couldn't tell how much of Cornell's NY placement was self-selection, wanted to be near my family, and was of the personal belief that I could predict how I would perform. I think it just comes down to whether you really want biglaw- in which case it is Cornell by a mile- or if working in CA ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275705

Re: Cornell vs. UCLA  
  by: Malarkey   on: March 25, at 12:51:57 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Additionally, forgive my 0L ignorance, but barring some connection established before law school (like a relative willing to hire you no matter what), is it even possible to secure a biglaw gig for after you graduate by the middle of spring semester in your first year? That seems very early. [edited for grammar and clarification] Many biglaw firms will give 1L summer associate positions to studen...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275705

Re: Harvard Law School - Class of 2020  
  by: OnlyHumean   on: March 25, at 12:43:37 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

latif wrote:anybody get their HLS email account yet? accepted in the last wave

Nope.

I assume they're busy with ASW and we'll get them sometime early next week. Or at least I hope so. I'd like access to the admitted students pages and want to get my fin aid app filled out as soon as possible.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274102

Re: UNC c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: idontknowyou   on: March 25, at 12:43:02 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

SeanORaff33 wrote:Trying to decide between visiting on 4/7 and 3/31. What day are you all going??

3/31
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=270858

Re: Cornell vs. UCLA  
  by: Toni V   on: March 25, at 12:39:47 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Chances are better than fair that a number of the most influential partners will be Ivy grads. That’s why I would opt for Cornell.
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Re: Will Columbia negotiate with 120k from Michigan?  
  by: quigleyest   on: March 25, at 12:36:12 pm   in: Financial Aid
Curious about this as well. Only applied to HS Ccn B due to monetary concerns .... advice appreciated
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=274896

Re: Cornell vs. UCLA  
  by: runinthefront   on: March 25, at 12:33:08 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Additionally, forgive my 0L ignorance, but barring some connection established before law school (like a relative willing to hire you no matter what), is it even possible to secure a biglaw gig for after you graduate by the middle of spring semester in your first year? That seems very early. [edited for grammar and clarification] Many biglaw firms will give 1L summer associate positions to studen...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275705

Re: Cornell vs. UCLA  
  by: Rigo   on: March 25, at 12:30:30 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Cornell gets a lot of hate because the logical inference is that, if you chose Cornell, you didn't get into Harvard, penn, Chicago, Columbia, Yale etc. It's also a weird argument to use in support of going to UCLA, considering most people just assume those students couldn't get into Berkeley/Stanford...or any T-14 for that matter. What a weird post Exactly. What a weird thing to say. I'd honestly...
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Re: When should I START negotiating?  
  by: pipipipi   on: March 25, at 12:28:56 pm   in: Financial Aid
Just wanted to hop in and say ignore the guy who said stop choosing a school based on climate. Your schools are regional schools, if you go there plan to stay in the region. If you want to live in a warm region after law school, you should absolutely consider that when choosing schools. It's not everything, but don't discount how much weather and environment can make you happy in life. Just want ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=274962

Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: wawa19924   on: March 25, at 12:26:36 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anyone else still waiting for their admission decision.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=269443

Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants  
  by: pipipipi   on: March 25, at 12:23:15 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I got in via call last week, and I'm a bit worried about getting my scholarship in time- I have another deposit due April 1st with a hefty scholarship attached that I'll lose if I don't deposit by then. Is it worth it to email admissions and let them know I've got that coming up, or would that be seen as rude? Don't say that as the reason. Say something like, "Due to financial reasons, I may...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=268667

Re: Cornell vs. UCLA  
  by: Malarkey   on: March 25, at 12:21:57 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Disclaimer: Ucla 1L with a biglaw job already secured You have much better odds of landing a biglaw position in California if you graduate from UCLA than from Cornell. Also, Cornell gets a lot of hate because the logical inference is that, if you chose Cornell, you didn't get into Harvard, penn, Chicago, Columbia, Yale etc. UCLA is the best law school in LA and lots choose this place for the 'str...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275705

Re: OCI chances at wilmerhale DC  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 25, at 12:20:21 pm   in: Legal Employment
I couldn't crack WilmerHale at top 5% from GULC; you need to be near the tippy top (3.8+) to have a meaningful chance there.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275735

Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020  
  by: GFox345   on: March 25, at 12:18:05 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
What's up, guys? Summer Starter from last year here. I hope you guys enjoyed ASW! If you guys have any questions, I am happy to answer them. Feel free to PM me if you want outlines, etc. from Clark and (maybe) Cooper. I'd be happy to help. If any of you are still looking for housing, Munger is a great option for Summer Starters. I am the Fellow for the Law School and I could get you guys some info...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274644

Re: Columbia (Hamilton) vs. Harvard for PI/clerking  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 25, at 12:15:36 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Does anyone really pay sticker at Harvard? Serious question: I thought HYS financial aid packages are so good that you either get like 30k a year or your parents make enough that they're expected to contribute $$ to at least bring your debt into the very low $200k, at worst. This may be a very dumb question, but do students ever walk out of HYS with $300k debt? That's how it's designed. Median de...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275660

Re: Cardozo ($$$$) vs Fordham ($$)  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 25, at 12:15:11 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Hey, I'm in the same decision boat and thought I'd chime in. I'm deciding also between Cardozo at almost full ride and almost no money at Fordham. Graduating from an ivy in May. I'm really torn because I have no idea what kind of law I want to practice but see myself somewhere in sports/entertainment law (Cardozo's FAME program is appealing). I was really really happy to get into Fordham but now ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275619

Re: Intern Wardrobe for in house  
  by: kellyfrost   on: March 25, at 12:13:14 pm   in: Legal Employment
Just ask HR. I wore a suit my first day and got laughed at by the attorneys because everyone wears whatever they want. I frequently wear jeans and a t-shirt now. T-shirt? Jesus Christ, what does your company do? Manufacture organic rope? Shut up kellyfrost I want to wear jeans and t-shirt every day. We should accept it with open arms Then go find a job where you can do that, you bumbling idiot.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275733

Re: Cardozo ($$$$) vs Fordham ($$)  
  by: landshoes   on: March 25, at 12:13:05 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Hey, I'm in the same decision boat and thought I'd chime in. I'm deciding also between Cardozo at almost full ride and almost no money at Fordham. Graduating from an ivy in May. I'm really torn because I have no idea what kind of law I want to practice but see myself somewhere in sports/entertainment law (Cardozo's FAME program is appealing). I was really really happy to get into Fordham but now ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275619

Re: Concurrent employment for two judges on different courts  
  by: mjb447   on: March 25, at 12:10:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
I don't know how you could hold down a "9-5" with one employer and simultaneously work "full time" for another. Would you be working eighty-plus-hour weeks or just half-assing two things?

ETA to be as clear as possible, my answer is no, although mostly because I don't ever see your "if" statement being true.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275738

Re: Columbia (Hamilton) vs. Harvard for PI/clerking  
  by: italianlover   on: March 25, at 12:09:28 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
You sound like you've got your priorities in line and like you'll be a great fit at Columbia, where although NYC biglaw is the major focus, there are substantial communities with other interests as well. There actually has been a noticeable uptick this year (my impression at least) in the number of events and programs for students interested in teaching careers also. Feel free to PM if you'd like...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275660

Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings  
  by: jbagelboy   on: March 25, at 12:08:18 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
This is an excellent development ITT. It's nice to see data-driven confirmation that Duke's "prestige," such as it is, doesn't really extend outside the South. Meanwhile, Penn struggles to maintain pace with the likes of UC Davis. LOL @ these obscure institutions. I have to admit I'm disappointed with UChicago's name recognition among random Italians. Chicago doesn't even have name reco...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=275065

Re: Intern Wardrobe for in house  
  by: Nebby   on: March 25, at 12:07:55 pm   in: Legal Employment

kellyfrost wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just ask HR. I wore a suit my first day and got laughed at by the attorneys because everyone wears whatever they want. I frequently wear jeans and a t-shirt now.

T-shirt?
Jesus Christ, what does your company do? Manufacture organic rope?
Shut up kellyfrost I want to wear jeans and t-shirt every day. We should accept it with open arms
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275733

Re: Columbia (Hamilton) vs. Harvard for PI/clerking  
  by: italianlover   on: March 25, at 12:07:23 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Does anyone really pay sticker at Harvard? Serious question: I thought HYS financial aid packages are so good that you either get like 30k a year or your parents make enough that they're expected to contribute $$ to at least bring your debt into the very low $200k, at worst. This may be a very dumb question, but do students ever walk out of HYS with $300k debt? Well, for reference, my parents mak...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275660

Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020  
  by: speedofthought   on: March 25, at 12:02:54 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

brinicolec wrote:Have y'all decided if you're gonna go to Michigan yet?

I really liked it this weekend. I'm trying to finalize my financial picture, but Michigan could very much be in the cards.

Did anyone else hear one of the alumni panelists this morning mention intertubing down the Huron in the summer and think that that sounds like a great plan? We have to do at least one intertubing outing.
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Re: Cardozo ($$$$) vs Fordham ($$)  
  by: JohannDeMann   on: March 25, at 12:01:18 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Thank you. My wife isn't crazy about me spending all my time in a law firm so she's pushing Cardozo and definitely not going to be happy with me taking an extra year, no matter what the benefits. I will show her this thread though.... Specifically tell your wife that if she's concerned with your future career (and she ought to be, since she presumably wants your marriage to be a joint venture), t...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275619

Re: Cardozo ($$$$) vs Fordham ($$)  
  by: JohannDeMann   on: March 25, at 12:00:00 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Thank you. My wife isn't crazy about me spending all my time in a law firm so she's pushing Cardozo and definitely not going to be happy with me taking an extra year, no matter what the benefits. I will show her this thread though.... Specifically tell your wife that if she's concerned with your future career (and she ought to be, since she presumably wants your marriage to be a joint venture), t...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275619

Re: Columbia (Hamilton) vs. Harvard for PI/clerking  
  by: curry1   on: March 25, at 11:59:51 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Does anyone really pay sticker at Harvard? Serious question: I thought HYS financial aid packages are so good that you either get like 30k a year or your parents make enough that they're expected to contribute $$ to at least bring your debt into the very low $200k, at worst. This may be a very dumb question, but do students ever walk out of HYS with $300k debt? I'm pretty sure that you could come...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275660

Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020  
  by: oSu2014   on: March 25, at 11:59:28 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
More than likely will be sending in my deposit next week, barring a sudden development.

Looking forward to attending!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=275497

Re: Concurrent employment for two judges on different courts  
  by: kellyfrost   on: March 25, at 11:58:45 am   in: Legal Employment
Hello. If federal judges were confident with your ability to hold down two jobs, do you think they would let you hold concurrent employment with another judge? For instance, say you had a 9-5 with one judge, but then worked full-time remotely as a pro se law clerk for a different federal district court. Thanks for the information. I think you are thinking about this inversely. Is a federal distri...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275738

Re: Should I take Thomas Jefferson School of Law at Sticker?  
  by: JohannDeMann   on: March 25, at 11:57:43 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
if youre cool making $45k and riding out PAYE and if you currently make $12/hr, i guess.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=275737

Re: Looking for a tutor to go from 167 to 172+  
  by: 34iplaw   on: March 25, at 11:55:28 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
My improvement on RC -4/-5/-6 to -0/-1 [actual -2, 1x super sloppy mistake] came from reading the Manhattan RC guide while doing passages by subject. Particularly those I didn't care for. TBH, I think my improvement largely came down to really forcing myself back to the text for every A/C. I think a lot of strong readers do poorly on RC by getting lured into answers that seem extremely familiar to...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275130

Re: Intern Wardrobe for in house  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 25, at 11:55:13 am   in: Legal Employment

kellyfrost wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just ask HR. I wore a suit my first day and got laughed at by the attorneys because everyone wears whatever they want. I frequently wear jeans and a t-shirt now.

T-shirt?
Jesus Christ, what does your company do? Manufacture organic rope?

One of your liberal tech companies.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275733

Re: Columbia (Hamilton) vs. Harvard for PI/clerking  
  by: runinthefront   on: March 25, at 11:55:09 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Does anyone really pay sticker at Harvard? Serious question: I thought HYS financial aid packages are so good that you either get like 30k a year or your parents make enough that they're expected to contribute $$ to at least bring your debt into the very low $200k, at worst.

This may be a very dumb question, but do students ever walk out of HYS with $300k debt?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275660

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: jagerbom79   on: March 25, at 11:54:30 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Alexandros wrote:
Mikey wrote:
Alexandros wrote:Mikey, can you like fax me a latte? Thx.
I can email it instead
Perf thxxxxx <3

Haha last few weeks Ive been on the tea game..Gotta say its a nice switch up and ive been hooked. Iced Black Tea is fire
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Re: Cardozo Law C/O 2020  
  by: commlaw05   on: March 25, at 11:53:42 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Is anyone deciding between Cardozo w/full ride and Fordham w/almost no $? If so, would love another insight because I'm really torn.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=271584

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: 34iplaw   on: March 25, at 11:52:48 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Y'all been busy.

I'm strongly debating a retake and apply to accelerated JD/MBAs straight out the gate.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: melmelcoolj   on: March 25, at 11:51:49 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I got WL via email. I think mine says it is a "preferred waitlist." But I assume that everyone not on the "very preferred" group is out, right? My Stats are 3.5/172, and I really don't know what went so wrong other than submitting in Feb. Sorry to hear about the wl .. Those are really high numbers! Mind sharing your dates? When did you go complete and when did they send the wa...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=269447

Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: dyebri   on: March 25, at 11:50:51 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
What time of day do acceptances usually go out on Saturdays
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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: seeprybyrun   on: March 25, at 11:48:59 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I got WL via email. I think mine says it is a "preferred waitlist." But I assume that everyone not on the "very preferred" group is out, right? My Stats are 3.5/172, and I really don't know what went so wrong other than submitting in Feb. Sorry to hear about the wl .. Those are really high numbers! Mind sharing your dates? When did you go complete and when did they send the wa...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=269447

Re: Cornell vs. UCLA  
  by: Malarkey   on: March 25, at 11:48:04 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Disclaimer: Ucla 1L with a biglaw job already secured You have much better odds of landing a biglaw position in California if you graduate from UCLA than from Cornell. Also, Cornell gets a lot of hate because the logical inference is that, if you chose Cornell, you didn't get into Harvard, penn, Chicago, Columbia, Yale etc. UCLA is the best law school in LA and lots choose this place for the 'str...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275705

Re: The Value of Autodidacticism for Admissions Committees?  
  by: cavalier1138   on: March 25, at 11:47:05 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I know for a fact that some admissions committees will care what other schools you applied to because professors confirmed this to me during grad school at UT-Austin. They said they're more apt to accept someone who applies to a bunch of elite schools than someone for whom their own is clearly a "reach" or "Dream" school because it indicates the type of place where the applica...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=275734

Re: Cornell vs. UCLA  
  by: runinthefront   on: March 25, at 11:46:45 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Disclaimer: Ucla 1L with a biglaw job already secured You have much better odds of landing a biglaw position in California if you graduate from UCLA than from Cornell. Also, Cornell gets a lot of hate because the logical inference is that, if you chose Cornell, you didn't get into Harvard, penn, Chicago, Columbia, Yale etc. UCLA is the best law school in LA and lots choose this place for the 'str...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275705

Concurrent employment for two judges on different courts  
  by: ihadadream   on: March 25, at 11:46:10 am   in: Legal Employment
Hello. If federal judges were confident with your ability to hold down two jobs, do you think they would let you hold concurrent employment with another judge? For instance, say you had a 9-5 with one judge, but then worked full-time remotely as a pro se law clerk for a different federal district court.

Thanks for the information.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275738

Re: Intern Wardrobe for in house  
  by: kellyfrost   on: March 25, at 11:46:08 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Just ask HR. I wore a suit my first day and got laughed at by the attorneys because everyone wears whatever they want. I frequently wear jeans and a t-shirt now.

T-shirt?
Jesus Christ, what does your company do? Manufacture organic rope?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275733

Re: Down the rabbit h0Le - [TLS C/O 2020 Thread]  
  by: ashrice13   on: March 25, at 11:45:46 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:Met amta this weekend. Major bucket list item achieved.
I was way too chicken shit to ask anyone if they were a TLSer at my asw yesterday
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273745

Re: OCI chances at wilmerhale DC  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 25, at 11:45:21 am   in: Legal Employment
Anon for a reason. Zero chance. Wilmer was only giving callbacks from GT at around top 10% of class
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275735

Re: Boston University Class of 2020  
  by: ashrice13   on: March 25, at 11:43:52 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

Dodocogon wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:soooo...what did everyone think?

Really like the school, kinda reaffirmed that it is my first choice, all else equal with BC.

Proposed to my GF (now fiancé!!) this morning!
What???? Congrats!! That's so awesome. Pretty good Boston trip haha
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274214

Re: OCI chances at wilmerhale DC  
  by: RaceJudicata   on: March 25, at 11:42:44 am   in: Legal Employment
Broader advice: don't get hung up on specific firms.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275735

Re: Intern Wardrobe for in house  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 25, at 11:41:48 am   in: Legal Employment
Just ask HR. I wore a suit my first day and got laughed at by the attorneys because everyone wears whatever they want. I frequently wear jeans and a t-shirt now.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=275733

Re: Cardozo ($$$$) vs Fordham ($$)  
  by: commlaw05   on: March 25, at 11:40:27 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Hey, I'm in the same decision boat and thought I'd chime in. I'm deci
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275619

Re: Down the rabbit h0Le - [TLS C/O 2020 Thread]  
  by: amta   on: March 25, at 11:38:47 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:Met amta this weekend. Major bucket list item achieved.

great to meet ya dude. so glad to hear im nicer in person.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273745

Re: Should I take Thomas Jefferson School of Law at Sticker?  
  by: Itiswritten   on: March 25, at 11:38:39 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
If it is 1989 and you want to be rich in San Diego, I'd say yeah. Do it. Ps make sure to buy lots of stock in google
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=275737

Re: Columbia (Hamilton) vs. Harvard for PI/clerking  
  by: GFox345   on: March 25, at 11:37:12 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I've never been able to understand why this is a hard question for people. Harvard law for sticker is objectively stupid unless you come from money or have some other way of reducing the cost. No Law school is worth $300k debt. Say it with me now. Now write it 100 times on the chalkboard. This isn't even worth a second thought. Take the Hamilton, run, and never regret it. You will very likely regr...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275660

Re: Should I reapply if I applied really late this cycle?  
  by: melmelcoolj   on: March 25, at 11:37:06 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Fwiw, I got H with a similar GPA and a 175. I think retaking is a defensible choice, especially since you'll be sitting out a cycle anyways. Thanks Addie! I am wondering if you have significant WE or softs? Or are you an alum? A legacy? URM? I don't mean to undermine your credentials, and certainly congrats on the H acceptance. I just heard that H has a GPA floor of 3.6, and I am wondering if you...
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Re: Question for Current Students at T14  
  by: fiercegoldfish   on: March 25, at 11:36:39 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Honestly I wish I had taken more economics/finance courses- I took two in undergrad and I feel behind a lot of my classmates. But that's mainly for certain professors who are into that stuff on exams and for employment purposes. For law school classes in general I would take a lot of reading-heavy classes with a lot of dry material. I also think econ is a good idea. It comes up in some classes mo...
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Re: Cornell vs. UCLA  
  by: Itiswritten   on: March 25, at 11:36:01 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Disclaimer: Ucla 1L with a biglaw job already secured You have much better odds of landing a biglaw position in California if you graduate from UCLA than from Cornell. Also, Cornell gets a lot of hate because the logical inference is that, if you chose Cornell, you didn't get into Harvard, penn, Chicago, Columbia, Yale etc. UCLA is the best law school in LA and lots choose this place for the 'stro...
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Re: Should I take Thomas Jefferson School of Law at Sticker?  
  by: bitter_melon   on: March 25, at 11:26:00 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum

UVA2B wrote:
bitter_melon wrote:
UVA2B wrote:Retake

No.

Not for the question. Retake if you think this is somehow original. A tired, tired attempt at humor.

That's ok, I am tired, tired, and hungover.
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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020  
  by: brinicolec   on: March 25, at 11:25:41 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Have y'all decided if you're gonna go to Michigan yet?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274644

Re: Should I take Thomas Jefferson School of Law at Sticker?  
  by: UVA2B   on: March 25, at 11:24:58 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum

bitter_melon wrote:
UVA2B wrote:Retake

No.

Not for the question. Retake if you think this is somehow original. A tired, tired attempt at humor.
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Re: Should I take Thomas Jefferson School of Law at Sticker?  
  by: bitter_melon   on: March 25, at 11:23:12 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum

UVA2B wrote:Retake

No.
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Re: Has anyone use Larry Law before?  
  by: pipipipi   on: March 25, at 11:22:27 am   in: Law School FAQ
If you're talking about the "kick the crap" course - Terrible experience, very little value. Website is constantly having problems, and the lessons are mediocre. well shit, honestly bought the course because of the 70 page book which seemed extremely useful Are you thinking of LEEWS? I dont think KTCOOLS has a book. Hi, if any of you used KTCOOLS or Larry Law Law, can you please share t...
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Re: Should I take Thomas Jefferson School of Law at Sticker?  
  by: Apsara   on: March 25, at 11:21:29 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=275737

Re: Should I take Thomas Jefferson School of Law at Sticker?  
  by: UVA2B   on: March 25, at 11:20:53 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Retake
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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings  
  by: curry1   on: March 25, at 11:18:56 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
This is an excellent development ITT. It's nice to see data-driven confirmation that Duke's "prestige," such as it is, doesn't really extend outside the South. Meanwhile, Penn struggles to maintain pace with the likes of UC Davis. LOL @ these obscure institutions. I have to admit I'm disappointed with UChicago's name recognition among random Italians. Chicago doesn't even have name reco...
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 25, at 11:18:54 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Waiters thread is halfway down pg 2.
May it rest in peace, undisturbed.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Tax Interview Program (TIP) 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 25, at 11:18:47 am   in: Legal Employment
Big4 M&A pay from TIP this year?
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Should I take Thomas Jefferson School of Law at Sticker?  
  by: bitter_melon   on: March 25, at 11:17:49 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
The title says it all. I dream of being a lawyer in the San Diego area. If I'm making big lawyer money I'll be able to pay down the debt, right?
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Re: Intern Wardrobe for in house  
  by: Slytherpuff   on: March 25, at 11:13:11 am   in: Legal Employment
Just in case you identify as female - I'd do a skirt suit with a blazer for the first day (and you can leave the blazer at your desk if it ends up being too dressy). After that you can probably veer towards business casual (sheath dresses, blouse with skirt/slacks, flats) but you'll get a good sense for what other people in the office are wearing when you get there. Maybe it'll be more of a jeans/...
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Re: The Value of Autodidacticism for Admissions Committees?  
  by: UVA2B   on: March 25, at 11:11:40 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I don't think law schools actually care whether or not you use an Lsat prep course/consulting service/etc. I would assume they just include that question to gather statistics or information, kind of like the question about what other law schools you applied to. I know for a fact that some admissions committees will care what other schools you applied to because professors confirmed this to me dur...
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Re: Firm Benefits  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 25, at 11:11:24 am   in: Legal Employment
Firm: Williams & Connolly Bar Stipend/Signing Bonus: Reimburses bar exam fees and bar application fees paid within the year prior to arrival at firm. Relocation Benefits: Reimbursement for moving expenses up to weight/mileage allowance. Health Benefits: Either PPO of HDHP. Both free. Salary Advance: Available, I think. Gym Stipend: No stipend. Access to (small) gym on site. Discounts at Washin...
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Re: The Value of Autodidacticism for Admissions Committees?  
  by: HarveySpecterr   on: March 25, at 11:07:20 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Also: wow. Some of y'all are incredibly bitter and negative.
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Re: The Value of Autodidacticism for Admissions Committees?  
  by: HarveySpecterr   on: March 25, at 11:03:52 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I don't think law schools actually care whether or not you use an Lsat prep course/consulting service/etc. I would assume they just include that question to gather statistics or information, kind of like the question about what other law schools you applied to. I know for a fact that some admissions committees will care what other schools you applied to because professors confirmed this to me dur...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=275734

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 25, at 11:03:34 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Mikey wrote:
Alexandros wrote:Mikey, can you like fax me a latte? Thx.
I can email it instead
Perf thxxxxx <3
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Re: Not the Sharpest 2L in the Shed  
  by: RCSOB657   on: March 25, at 11:02:38 am   in: TLS Class of 2018 Forum

Gray wrote:
DJM wrote:I 'finished' my note a week ago, deadline is tomorrow night. Just learned the min pages required is 10 more than I thought .... somehow have to expand my note by 9 pages in less than a day. Thats what undergrad taught us right?
That's what block quotes are for.

They do tend to take up space. Add the shit you deleted when you were editing down to your original page count.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Mikey   on: March 25, at 11:01:27 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Alexandros wrote:Mikey, can you like fax me a latte? Thx.
I can email it instead
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants  
  by: melmelcoolj   on: March 25, at 10:55:30 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I also got a solicited Why Texas via email today. I will research the school, and send in one in the next few days. But what does this letter mean? If I write a moderately convincing letter, would I get in? Or this is just them testing the waters to see if I am committed, but they haven't decided on whether to accept me or not? It seems to mean that they want to accept you, but they want to make ...
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Re: Question for Current Students at T14  
  by: stoopkid13   on: March 25, at 10:55:30 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Can Georgetown students answer this question? What about recent grads from UT? I think a speed typing class would probably be the most helpful you can take. The more word vomit you can vomit out on racehorse exams, the better. Aside from that, probably anything where you read boring stuff closely would be helpful. I would say writing classes might be helpful but not really, usually law profs don'...
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Re: Not the Sharpest 2L in the Shed  
  by: Gray   on: March 25, at 10:50:56 am   in: TLS Class of 2018 Forum

DJM wrote:I 'finished' my note a week ago, deadline is tomorrow night. Just learned the min pages required is 10 more than I thought .... somehow have to expand my note by 9 pages in less than a day. Thats what undergrad taught us right?
That's what block quotes are for.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=248175

Re: Michigan Class of 2020  
  by: brinicolec   on: March 25, at 10:49:59 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
see you guys at ricks tonight! Damn near actually ended up there. That Live whatever the fuck on S 1st seemed similar enough though. Also Ann Arbor is Heaven and everyone should go here. 75 yesterday def helped Wtf. All you people are here and I still have no idea who's who :lol: I haven't stepped foot in Rick's yet. Was at Live yesterday though. Edit: Bolded - agreed. And now it's back in the 40...
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: March 25, at 10:49:52 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Mikey, can you like fax me a latte? Thx.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: brinicolec   on: March 25, at 10:48:04 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

dj9i27 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Needless to say, I feel very comfortable here.
Haha. School ?
I'm pretty sure it's ice land.
Are you leaning heavily towards it brinicolec?

I think so. I just have to see about money.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Mikey   on: March 25, at 10:47:15 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
word haha. either way you have a solid choice as it is, so you can't go wrong with either if you get in
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Re: Pay Rate for Research Assistant Positions  
  by: Slytherpuff   on: March 25, at 10:46:13 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
It's only $12/hour at my school but the (practically) automatic recommendation from a professor is pretty nice!
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Re: OCI chances at wilmerhale DC  
  by: buckiguy_sucks   on: March 25, at 10:45:51 am   in: Legal Employment
Zero

Your mentee should probably have a more realistic OCI strategy based on the published GPA data available on the OCI site to GULC students
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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants  
  by: chichi1992   on: March 25, at 10:43:51 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I also got a solicited Why Texas via email today. I will research the school, and send in one in the next few days. But what does this letter mean? If I write a moderately convincing letter, would I get in? Or this is just them testing the waters to see if I am committed, but they haven't decided on whether to accept me or not? It seems to mean that they want to accept you, but they want to make ...
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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants  
  by: chichi1992   on: March 25, at 10:42:25 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I also got a solicited Why Texas via email today. I will research the school, and send in one in the next few days. But what does this letter mean? If I write a moderately convincing letter, would I get in? Or this is just them testing the waters to see if I am committed, but they haven't decided on whether to accept me or not? It seems to mean that they want to accept you, but they want to make ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=268667

Wrong forum, delete  
  by: Anonymous User   on: March 25, at 10:42:02 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
EDIT: Looks like this is the wrong forum!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=275736

Re: Columbia (Hamilton) vs. Harvard for PI/clerking  
  by: LetsGoMets   on: March 25, at 10:41:27 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I'm making this decision too and I'm leaning hard towards the Hamilton. I also really want to go the academia route though I know it's unlikely. Even the Harvard-trained law professors I've asked for advice don't think H's marginal advantage in academia is worth that much extra over Columbia. Glad to hear you're leaning toward CLS, which is the right call. And look, if you end up doing exceedingl...
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Re: Hiring Freezes??  
  by: haus   on: March 25, at 10:40:26 am   in: Legal Employment
FDIC made a decision about two weeks ago that some categories would be exempt from the freeze (e.g. InfoSec). I believe the attorney positions were to be decided on a case by case basis.

Rumor has it that earlier this week the board has received a list of positions recommended to move forward with. I am not sure how quickly they are going to make their decisions.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=270921

Re: The Value of Autodidacticism for Admissions Committees?  
  by: bitter_melon   on: March 25, at 10:38:52 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
In a very narrow sense, there might be some truth to what you're saying, in that schools want your personal statement to be your authentic written voice. So yeah, if you write some piece of crap and then turn it over to a "consultant" who rewrites it, that could potentially hurt you if the written voice doesn't compare to what's on your LSAT essay or if they otherwise suspect that it isn...
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: proteinshake   on: March 25, at 10:36:34 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Mikey wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
Mikey wrote:
proteinshake wrote: the building and surrounding area is also a loooot nicer than it looks on the computer.
word, dope! are you set on attending there now?
once I get that H ding I'll send in my deposit lol
oh I see lol. if you got H would you take that over what you have now
probably, I can't see the COA between Duke and H (after aid) being different enough to make it not an obvious choice for H.
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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020  
  by: toplaw01   on: March 25, at 10:35:54 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I was bored at work and put this together just to show how much of a crock the USNWR rankings are when it comes to strong regionals. I compared George Washington which is ranked #30 to Brooklyn which is ranked #88 to see how many current associates are employed by V10 firms in NYC. GW is known as a trap school which is why I chose that particular one to compare it with. Weil has a weird way of li...
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Re: Cornell Class of 2020  
  by: coffee4life   on: March 25, at 10:30:44 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Okay everyone...don't be shy... share all the details of ASD with us, unfortunate souls who have final exams coming and couldn't go.... :wink: please :) I truly enjoyed my experience! It is one of the two schools where I walked in and immediately said I see myself going here. I love the physical aesthetics of the campus and seeing how cold it is here/how much time ppl will spend at the school, it...
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Re: Boston University Class of 2020  
  by: Dodocogon   on: March 25, at 10:29:12 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

ashrice13 wrote:soooo...what did everyone think?

Really like the school, kinda reaffirmed that it is my first choice, all else equal with BC.

Proposed to my GF (now fiancé!!) this morning!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274214

Re: WASHINGTON AND LEE ( W&L) School of Law c/o 2020 Applicants  
  by: toplaw01   on: March 25, at 10:29:10 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Just got my acceptance via email! If anyone else is still waiting check your email. I'm excited about this one! +1. Congrats! You can peep your scholly offer at the bottom of the Status Checker. Yup! I found it :). It's very generous. Puts them at the top of my list if I can find reasonable evidence that I'll be able to come back to NY to work after school! w&L definitely can get you back to ...
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Re: WASHINGTON AND LEE ( W&L) School of Law c/o 2020 Applicants  
  by: toplaw01   on: March 25, at 10:27:38 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Legallylawyer2020 wrote:
Jonesy2020 wrote:
Legallylawyer2020 wrote:Just got my acceptance via email! If anyone else is still waiting check your email. I'm excited about this one!

When did you go under review?

3/6
+2
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Re: Georgetown Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: melmelcoolj   on: March 25, at 10:24:40 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I got WL via email. I think mine says it is a "preferred waitlist." But I assume that everyone not on the "very preferred" group is out, right? My Stats are 3.5/172, and I really don't know what went so wrong other than submitting in Feb. Sorry to hear about the wl .. Those are really high numbers! Mind sharing your dates? When did you go complete and when did they send the wa...
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Re: Columbia (Hamilton) vs. Harvard for PI/clerking  
  by: italianlover   on: March 25, at 10:23:28 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I'm making this decision too and I'm leaning hard towards the Hamilton. I also really want to go the academia route though I know it's unlikely. Even the Harvard-trained law professors I've asked for advice don't think H's marginal advantage in academia is worth that much extra over Columbia. Glad to hear you're leaning toward CLS, which is the right call. And look, if you end up doing exceedingl...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=275660