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Re: PR Low GPA/Vet question  
  by: julioninjatron   on: May 28, at 11:46:13 am   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
... and also suggested the gpa addendum.... I'm mixed on the GPA addendum. I decided not to. I'd say that unless you had a really exceptional situation that was largely beyond your control I wouldn't do one. In my case I worked full time, did NCAA athletics and worked on the school newspaper and my grades suffered at times. I also received an F in a class that I never attended (usually teachers w...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=278015

Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2017  
  by: yeslekkkk   on: May 28, at 11:34:46 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
So I've been thinking over getting adaptibar or barmax. I know Themis used to use the questions by adaptibar but no longer does.

Does our Themis program use real MBE questions or are these now created by Themis? I want more practice if they're not in fact in real. Otherwise, I think they're are so many questions that it may be enough for me.

What do you guys know about Themis's MBE POS?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=278058

Re: Law firms report lawyer oversupply and 'chronically underperforming lawyers'  
  by: Monochromatic Oeuvre   on: May 28, at 11:12:49 am   in: Legal Employment
ITT: Long-winded arguments caused by an inability to distinguish between "underperforming" and "underutilized."
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278049

Re: Columbia Reserve Group c/o 2020  
  by: k8e260   on: May 28, at 11:04:15 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Longtime lurker here. I have been on the reserve list since March I believe (honestly the months have just fused together during this wait, so I can't be certain). However, about a month ago I sent some emails to an admissions officer asking some basic questions, and I recently looked back at my emails and noticed two spelling/grammar mistakes :shock:. I feel like a complete idiot and I keep imag...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=274127

Re: PR Low GPA/Vet question  
  by: TripleM   on: May 28, at 11:04:08 am   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
... and also suggested the gpa addendum.... I'm mixed on the GPA addendum. I decided not to. I'd say that unless you had a really exceptional situation that was largely beyond your control I wouldn't do one. In my case I worked full time, did NCAA athletics and worked on the school newspaper and my grades suffered at times. I also received an F in a class that I never attended (usually teachers w...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=278015

Re: Switching Practice Group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 28, at 11:00:34 am   in: Legal Employment
OP here. I was actually thinking about whether I should speak with the professional development coordinator, so that's very helpful. Do you by chance have a sense of how soon the first-years began inquiring about the switch?

Many thanks for the help.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278083

Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: runinthefront   on: May 28, at 10:53:47 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
I mean you guys could be a little charitable. I thought the clear question was toward clerks who do hiring along the lines of "if you're contacting someone's previous judge, does that mean you're seriously looking at them or it is just routine." I think what's really underlying all the snark is the fact that OP asked a pretty dumb question to begin with. No one, not even former law cler...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=146252

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: jagerbom79   on: May 28, at 10:43:55 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hey everyone! So I'm finally about to start drilling and PT over the summer, as well as getting my application ready. I had a quick question for you guys though... How helpful is it to pay for a admissions packet to help you through the application process? I am not a high scorer, my highest score has been a 151, although I think I can raise that over the summer with drilling and PT's. Also my gp...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: George Washington c/o 2020 Waitlisted Applicants  
  by: k8e260   on: May 28, at 10:43:53 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Checking in. Received the "selected group" email on 4/19 and sent a LOCI and follow up email on 5/18 and still nothing, growing more and more anxious...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=276593

Re: Law firms report lawyer oversupply and 'chronically underperforming lawyers'  
  by: elendinel   on: May 28, at 10:43:17 am   in: Legal Employment
My point is to say that it doesn't make sense to say that a firm can never say an associate is underperforming, or that all instances of underperformance are attributable to faults in how partnerships are run. There are plenty of instances where associates come in to collect a paycheck and do as little work as possible. Those would in all likelihood be instances of underperformance. I'm an overac...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278049

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group  
  by: Mikey   on: May 28, at 10:42:44 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

archer grandpapy360 wrote:PT 62 (Couldn't get around to posting this yesterday, will take 63 later today)

RC -1
LR1 -0
LG -1
LR2 -0
180

63 S3 LG Experimental -0

Days until test: 15
Full PTs left: 13
damn

KILLING IT!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=271558

Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020  
  by: CPAlawHopefu   on: May 28, at 10:42:22 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
What are the closest apartments near the law school? Preferably ones that have a shuttle that brings you to the school. The closest apartments to the building aren't the ones that have shuttles. The Village and Place 117 both have shuttles that run regularly, but they're about 10 minutes away. 75 Armory is within walking distance, but no shuttle. The Village is a very popular place for grad/law s...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=275497

Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: beepboopbeep   on: May 28, at 10:40:03 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
My bad. I worked for a judge in a legal capacity. I then applied for clerkships. A clerk for one judge I applied to called my old judge's clerk. I can connect the dots that this means my app got out of the pile, but I'm looking for perspectives from people who've hired or had this happen about how optimistic I ought to be. Sorry for the confusion. So are you mostly looking for answers in the styl...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=146252

UVA Law Hardy Cross Dillard Scholarship  
  by: UVA   on: May 28, at 10:38:28 am   in: Law School FAQ
Wondering if anyone knows if the Dillard at UVA Law is ever given to UVA undergraduates...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=278084

Re: Discount Codes for Bar Prep Materials  
  by: melainaa   on: May 28, at 10:38:27 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
If anyone is still looking for an Adaptibar discount for $30, feel free to PM me the email address you use to sign up, and I'll have Adaptibar send you the code directly (full disclosure, I get $30 if you sign up).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=264753

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: cgra1916   on: May 28, at 10:31:26 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hey everyone! So I'm finally about to start drilling and PT over the summer, as well as getting my application ready. I had a quick question for you guys though... How helpful is it to pay for a admissions packet to help you through the application process? I am not a high scorer, my highest score has been a 151, although I think I can raise that over the summer with drilling and PT's. Also my gp...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Part-Time Work during LS  
  by: GoneSouth   on: May 28, at 10:26:32 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Law schools typically don't let students work during 1L. Law schools won't let 1Ls work four hours per week? That seems a bit paternalistic FWIW, I worked a lot more than four hours/week during 1L spring, and while my grades dropped slightly from the fall, I ended up fine But you may have gone to a school where your grades dropping a bit during 1L didn't have a massive effect on your future caree...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=278061

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions  
  by: cornerstone   on: May 28, at 10:26:22 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I'm a rising 3L at UVA who failed to get an offer from any law firm last year. I've accepted that I have almost certainly missed the boat for working at a firm when I graduate, especially given my low class rank. Case in point: the 3L OGI bid list on simplicity right now is a joke for anyone not already on law review with SA experience. Can those who have graduated recently from UVA share what jo...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=86231

Re: Alabama $$$$ vs army of waitlists  
  by: Serett   on: May 28, at 10:25:42 am   in: Choosing a Law School
You should blog about this.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Re: Critical Pass Flashcards Discount  
  by: williamsec   on: May 28, at 10:24:46 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I just emailed Critical Pass to ask them what the heck. I'll hopefully get a reply soon and update with the correct code. Sorry about the confusion.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=277789

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: jagerbom79   on: May 28, at 10:23:41 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

dj9i27 wrote:
chewinggum wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/montanamonkey

O SHIT
[+] Spoiler
[+] Spoiler



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

Re: Should I drop out?  
  by: cj_dawhg713   on: May 28, at 10:16:18 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
OH DROP OUT!! if you're not the child of a senator, with a full scholarship to HYS and in the top 5% you will be doomed to a life of cleaning toilets -- TLS Poaster on jerbs and law skool Seriously OP, do not listen to some of the above posts. You have a manageable debt load from a strong school, and you've shown the ability to get a good 1L summer job. Going forward, try and get your grades up. Y...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=278027

Re: Update: WUSTL ($$$$) vs. Duke ($)  
  by: ernie   on: May 28, at 10:11:37 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Duke. keep in mind that impact lit jobs are very hard to get straight out of law school. But easier from duke than wustl for sure.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277614

Re: Switching Practice Group  
  by: filibuster   on: May 28, at 10:05:06 am   in: Legal Employment
Talk to the professional development coordinator at your firm. This is not an uncommon occurrence at my firm (NYC V100). Every year for the last three years a first year associate has switched practice groups. Last year somebody switched from corporate to litigation and this year someone is switching within corporate. I don't think it hurts to ask.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278083

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017  
  by: ernie   on: May 28, at 10:03:12 am   in: Legal Employment
My first summer was a piece of cake; out of the office by six most days, never any work on weekends, events three times a week. It was super fun.

My second summer I worked like a dog. Wasn't gunning, I was trying to understand the job, figure out if it was for me. I was miserable, which is why I stepped off the big law track.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=277188

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: dj9i27   on: May 28, at 10:02:49 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

chewinggum wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/montanamonkey

O SHIT
[+] Spoiler
[+] Spoiler
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Incoming First Year @ Biglaw - Change Practice Group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 28, at 9:58:15 am   in: Legal Employment
The clerkship route makes a ton of sense. And it sounds like your evidence prof might be able to make a few calls for you. Life is short. If you want to do lit, go do lit. Anon from right above. The only reason I would say maybe try the other practice first and try to do pro bono in lit for a short period is because you really dont know that you LOVE lit, and worst case scenario is you switch to ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278075

Re: The Official June 2017 Study Group  
  by: archer grandpapy360   on: May 28, at 9:56:33 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
PT 62 (Couldn't get around to posting this yesterday, will take 63 later today)

RC -1
LR1 -0
LG -1
LR2 -0
180

63 S3 LG Experimental -0

Days until test: 15
Full PTs left: 13
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=271558

Re: Dechert layoffs  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 28, at 9:52:52 am   in: Legal Employment

Martin Brody wrote:These anons have to be the same unhinged person.
Probably. Doesn't make Dechert look any better tho.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=268985

Re: Update: WUSTL ($$$$) vs. Duke ($)  
  by: SmokeytheBear   on: May 28, at 9:52:34 am   in: Choosing a Law School

runinthefront wrote:Duke, even if not all in on PI

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277614

Switching Practice Group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 28, at 9:51:35 am   in: Legal Employment
Hi All, In a bit of a pickle here. I joined a V20 firm's corporate practice recently and kinda hate it. I feel extremely fortunate to have ended up at my firm as a lateral first-year associate, but I like neither the substance of my work nor the people I work with. I'm hoping I can transfer to a different corporate practice area eventually within my firm, but I really don't have a good handle on h...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278083

Re: Help for SA who has to switch markets  
  by: SmokeytheBear   on: May 28, at 9:50:39 am   in: Legal Employment
You can still accept an offer from them. So shake that attitude out. You want to put in your best foot and make sure you get an offer. Whether it's from your current office or the office in the other city. If it's from your current office. Fine. You do 3L OCI and mass mail. They're gonna ask if you got an offer and if you say "no" it can hurt if you say "yes but I need to move citi...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278080

Re: Incoming First Year @ Biglaw - Change Practice Group  
  by: ernie   on: May 28, at 9:46:30 am   in: Legal Employment
The clerkship route makes a ton of sense. And it sounds like your evidence prof might be able to make a few calls for you.

Life is short. If you want to do lit, go do lit.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278075

Re: Alabama $$$$ vs army of waitlists  
  by: kellyfrost   on: May 28, at 9:37:03 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I wasn't going to reply anymore in this thread, but the piling on to Stego is getting ridiculous. I don't know how or why this fanfiction of the OP not being 'passionate enough' for law school is being accepted as to why he got snubbed across the board. First of all, there's no way someone with a 171/3.9 is getting rejected/waitlisted for 'lack of passion.' Last time I checked, your level of pass...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Re: Tips to increase stamina for people who've been out of school for a while?  
  by: it's allgood   on: May 28, at 9:36:18 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Background: apply for 2018 cycle, planning to take the test in September then likely retake in December (see below). Was aiming for June but that wasn't going to work (also see below). Been studying since April. I'm very interested in advice from people who studied for the LSAT after a significant time away from school. I have two degrees, but I've been working M-F 8-5 for seven years and I never...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278010

Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: BVest   on: May 28, at 9:35:35 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm looking at Wills/Estates essay information. It looks like there is no limit to finding a living heir, so in essence, Texas does not ever have an escheat situation....correct? Well, if someone dies without heirs they do. There's even a statute. There's no such thing as no heirs of there's no limit to degrees... I'm a genealogist and everyone has heirs if you keep digging. Technically you're ri...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277211

Re: Critical Pass Code  
  by: Slimz89   on: May 28, at 9:25:04 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Get $10 off and free shipping on 2017 Critical Pass Flashcards http://criticalpass.refr.cc/10offandfreeshipping
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=276818

Re: Critical Pass Flashcards Discount  
  by: Slimz89   on: May 28, at 9:22:16 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum

williamsec wrote:It should. What happens when you click it? Try this instead: http://criticalpass.refr.cc/10offandfreeshipping
it say Emily wants to give you $10 off

Still doesn't.

Get $10 off and free shipping on Critical Pass Flashcards http://criticalpass.refr.cc/10offandfreeshipping
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=277789

Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: mjb447   on: May 28, at 9:15:48 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
My bad. I worked for a judge in a legal capacity. I then applied for clerkships. A clerk for one judge I applied to called my old judge's clerk. I can connect the dots that this means my app got out of the pile, but I'm looking for perspectives from people who've hired or had this happen about how optimistic I ought to be. Sorry for the confusion. So are you mostly looking for answers in the styl...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=146252

Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread  
  by: WestWingWatcher   on: May 28, at 9:14:58 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
For those of you doing adaptibar in conjunction with a typical bar course, are you waiting until you have watched the substantive lectures on the topic before doing the first 50 questions (they suggest you do 50 questions of each topic), or just going through them at their own rate? I completed the torts and civil procedure questions, and those are the only topics barbri has covered so far. Starti...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275930

Re: Should I drop out?  
  by: brorepresentation1   on: May 28, at 8:56:59 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
you may want to consider dropping out
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=278027

Re: Columbia Class of 2020  
  by: hellohalo   on: May 28, at 8:56:29 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Oh well guess I won't get my first choice then
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274159

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017  
  by: Minnietron   on: May 28, at 8:48:48 am   in: Legal Employment
I just found out a friend received an assignment via email on Saturday. Partner wanted more research with a Sunday deadline.

While I assume most SAs staying late are gunnery, there are SOL outliers.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=277188

Re: Incoming First Year @ Biglaw - Change Practice Group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 28, at 8:48:46 am   in: Legal Employment
we sound identical. My GPA went up substantially 3L year and I have had some of the same thoughts (Incoming first year chose one thing and then wanted to switch lit). What I decided to do was give my first choice an honest try for one year because at least I know I like the people in that group and i liked it over the summer. I liked evidence class as well, but relized I do not know what real lit ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278075

Re: Alabama $$$$ vs army of waitlists  
  by: forza   on: May 28, at 8:45:08 am   in: Choosing a Law School
As an Alabama UG alum with many friends who went to the law school, PLEASE don't go there unless you are comfortable staying in the state (or, to a lesser degree, the neighboring states).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277875

Re: Incoming First Year @ Biglaw - Change Practice Group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 28, at 8:11:01 am   in: Legal Employment
If you want lit, ask. No one will figure out your life for you. No one will ask you twice about your stated preferences. You have to do it yourself, directly. I agree with you. I have to figure this out for myself. My question is more in regard to how my firm would receive my request. Obviously, no one can really give a strong opinion without knowing the identity of my firm. But, I was hoping peo...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278075

Re: Incoming First Year @ Biglaw - Change Practice Group  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 28, at 8:06:57 am   in: Legal Employment
Yo real talk your "genuine passion" for being a BIG LITIGATOR isn't real. That's is not something that could be cultivated by taking law school classes. You have no idea what BIG LITIGATORS and BIG DEAL LAWYERS do based on your SA and law school classes. I wouldn't mess with the offer in hand right now but YMMV I guess. This is all probably true, but, at this point, how else am I suppos...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278075

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: May 28, at 7:43:07 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=275991

Re: Should I re-apply to another law school  
  by: grades??   on: May 28, at 7:42:19 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
Yeah, once you have reported grades, it becomes a lot harder to drop out and start over. I've heard (indirectly) about people being able to drop out and enroll somewhere else due to emergency situations, but your emergency cropped up during the semester and was probably something you should have approached academic services about while it was ongoing, not after grades came out. Agreed. There have...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=278082

Re: Foley & Lardner NY?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 28, at 7:32:32 am   in: Legal Employment
I have had similar experiences to the above poster (I am V-10 NYC). I actually know many friends who had Foley as their number one choice.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278050

Re: Columbia students taking questions  
  by: RSN   on: May 28, at 7:29:08 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Is there free printing for law students? Yes There's technically like a 2,200 page/semester cap or something, and I know a few people who have hit it and I have no idea how, but I've never had a problem. I think it's 4,000/year. I hit it this year, I think from printing a bunch of writing samples for job/clerkship apps. But the vast majority of people never come close to using their pages. I hit ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=176925

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist  
  by: 88234   on: May 28, at 7:27:29 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
dyebri wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
dyebri wrote:[
If you message spivy and ask if we're in a countercycle I'll answer your question
Stop.

NO

AND MIND YO OWN DAMN BUSINESS
Dude, I'm a mod. What happens on the board is my business. Stop derailing threads by talking about Spivy* and the counter cycle.

Ftfy
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=275991

Re: LSAT Retakes  
  by: it's allgood   on: May 28, at 7:26:21 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I would wait because schools are going to start taking the GRE. What you are planning to do could backfire. Anyway, why take it over 6 years? My understanding is that you can take it 2 times a year? June, Sept/oct. 2 times a year x my 3 years in school = 6. At most 4 for me, since I wont take it the first year I enter. But mainly the number is arbitrary. Just using it as an example. I read about ...
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Re: LSAT Retakes  
  by: it's allgood   on: May 28, at 7:23:54 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=278071

Re: LSAT Retakes  
  by: it's allgood   on: May 28, at 7:15:43 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=278071

Re: Bogged down from convoluted answer choices  
  by: it's allgood   on: May 28, at 7:06:52 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I'll be a little nicer than the others and give you some broad tips for reading on the LSAT. First, pay attention to scope. If we are talking about People in Country X Behavior Patterns, and the answer choices is referencing "All people" it's probably too broad. Look for key words such as, ALWAYS, NEVER, CAN, SOME, MOST, etc. Everything in the AC needs to match the stim/stem. For those ...
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: May 28, at 7:00:05 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

dyebri wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
dyebri wrote:[
If you message spivy and ask if we're in a countercycle I'll answer your question
Stop.

NO

AND MIND YO OWN DAMN BUSINESS
Dude, I'm a mod. What happens on the board is my business. Stop derailing threads by talking about Spivey and the counter cycle.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=275991

Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions  
  by: nubcs   on: May 28, at 6:59:33 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Does anyone know how to change the name of your HLS email? Right now it's XXX@jd20.law.harvard.edu Can you change the XXX part? Thank you! I can verify that this is possible if you have a good reason. I contacted IT (presumably this is the current incarnation and the Registrar. The Registrar needs to give approval and IT actually makes the change. I did the same thing, probably for similar reason...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141188

Re: Foley & Lardner NY?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 28, at 6:27:48 am   in: Legal Employment
I have been opposite two Foley offices in transactions and I thought they did a fine job and seemed to have a better work-life balance then we did (V5 NY). Now in saying this, I think our partner was better (more informed, won more pts for our client, etc.) and my mid-level opposites in both deals didn't have as many transactions under their belts but were very capable and, compared to most lawyer...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278050

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: chewinggum   on: May 28, at 5:50:45 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Alexandros wrote:
dj9i27 wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/montanamonkey

O SHIT
[+] Spoiler

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

Re: Should I re-apply to another law school  
  by: cavalier1138   on: May 28, at 5:42:43 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
Yeah, once you have reported grades, it becomes a lot harder to drop out and start over. I've heard (indirectly) about people being able to drop out and enroll somewhere else due to emergency situations, but your emergency cropped up during the semester and was probably something you should have approached academic services about while it was ongoing, not after grades came out.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=278082

Re: 2.77 UGPA/168 LSAT. Shot at W&L?  
  by: cavalier1138   on: May 28, at 5:39:48 am   in: What are my chances?
I'm technically 1/4 Native American, adoptive grandfather is full blood, however the Native communities do not recognize adoption so I can not apply for my CBID or tribal status. I decided on just applying as Caucasian because it's a bit murky on the ethics of applying as Native American without your tribal number. I could likely apply as URM on my law app, C&F is where it's getting murky. Ju...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=278078

Re: Part-Time Work during LS  
  by: cavalier1138   on: May 28, at 5:36:44 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Law schools typically don't let students work during 1L. Law schools won't let 1Ls work four hours per week? That seems a bit paternalistic FWIW, I worked a lot more than four hours/week during 1L spring, and while my grades dropped slightly from the fall, I ended up fine But you may have gone to a school where your grades dropping a bit during 1L didn't have a massive effect on your future caree...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=278061

Re: Columbia Class of 2020  
  by: champstick   on: May 28, at 5:29:11 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Think the assignment is by lottery order. I got mine as well as a single, and it was my first option.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274159

Re: Waitlist success stories?  
  by: AtSomePointItMatters   on: May 28, at 4:40:11 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Deposited at UT-Austin and just got in off Duke WL after LOCI and additional strong LOR
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=276159

Re: Duke Class of 2020 Waitlist  
  by: AtSomePointItMatters   on: May 28, at 4:24:31 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
In off the waitlist yesterday via email. 3.79 / 164 / non-URM. Congrats ! Any special softs? Did you write a loci, were you regular or PR? I have very similar stats so I'm curious. Will you definitely be attending ? Nothing particularly special that I know of. I'm K-JD at an Ivy, if that is anything. Wrote a LOCI, and also got an additional strong LOR after I got regular WL. I am planning to atte...
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Re: Update: WUSTL ($$$$) vs. Duke ($)  
  by: runinthefront   on: May 28, at 3:25:42 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Duke, even if not all in on PI
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277614

Re: Update: WUSTL ($$$$) vs. Duke ($)  
  by: arpanet   on: May 28, at 2:52:25 am   in: Choosing a Law School
I'd say Duke is worth it if you're committed to PI and want more options as far as location.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=277614

Re: Cornell Class of 2020: poll added, gtfih  
  by: uhwrestler   on: May 28, at 2:36:51 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Hi incoming 1Ls! Just finished my 1L year at Cornell and loved it. PM or quote me with questions. how were the relationships among your 1l class, have you gotten some close friends? did you join any groups or just focus on grades? how competitive is cornell? cutthroat or more chill? how difficult is it to get top 10%? how much is the workload, did you have a life outside of school? do professors ...
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Re: Incoming First Year @ Biglaw - Change Practice Group  
  by: jkpolk   on: May 28, at 2:00:08 am   in: Legal Employment
If you want lit, ask. No one will figure out your life for you. No one will ask you twice about your stated preferences. You have to do it yourself, directly.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278075

Re: V15 Partner/OCI Interviewer Answering Questions...  
  by: jkpolk   on: May 28, at 1:56:17 am   in: Legal Employment
What kept you going? Someone makes the calls, you write the papers with the calls they make. I'm only a few years in but it's fucking soul crushing to watch the idiots that pay the bills be idiots while I put in many, many hours.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=163550

Re: Should I re-apply to another law school  
  by: sanzgo   on: May 28, at 1:53:32 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
please correct me if i'm wrong,

but it is my understanding that once you get an official grade from a law school, those stay in your record forever. so you'll probably have trouble when it comes to reapplying to a t-14 since the adcoms will see your grades from the current school. no idea how it works for oci at the new school though (assuming you're even able to get into a different school).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=278082

Re: V15 Partner/OCI Interviewer Answering Questions...  
  by: LurkerTurnedMember   on: May 28, at 1:45:18 am   in: Legal Employment
Should we be worried about the latest wave of layoffs (40 from Seyfurth, dozen or so from Deschert even first years, and some firms firing lawyers after they failed the bar just once)? Are these isolated incidents or is there a wave coming? Is the market gonna take a hard hit soon?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=163550

Re: V15 Partner/OCI Interviewer Answering Questions...  
  by: Wild Card   on: May 28, at 1:38:51 am   in: Legal Employment
How does one find out about firms' practices when it comes to letting associates go? I know that Cravath is an "up or out" firm, but which others?

Have you seen the Paul Hastings and Dechert threads? How does one find out which firms fire associates after only the first or second year?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=163550

Re: Law firms report lawyer oversupply and 'chronically underperforming lawyers'  
  by: jkpolk   on: May 28, at 1:34:44 am   in: Legal Employment
And literally FUCK the firms for saying any associate is under performing. It's a job that people do for money. There is no skin in the game other than the continued paycheck. If management doesn't like performance, the answer is not to passive-aggressively waive "underperforming" at people through some poll - management should work with folks, figure out whether expectations are reason...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278049

Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: dtjustice   on: May 28, at 1:32:20 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

BVest wrote:
dtjustice wrote:I'm looking at Wills/Estates essay information. It looks like there is no limit to finding a living heir, so in essence, Texas does not ever have an escheat situation....correct?

Well, if someone dies without heirs they do. There's even a statute.

There's no such thing as no heirs of there's no limit to degrees... I'm a genealogist and everyone has heirs if you keep digging.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277211

Re: Waitlist success stories?  
  by: chargers21   on: May 28, at 1:30:53 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I think those UChicago peeps who got WL'd this cycle and then were accepted shortly after are cool success stories. I know chargers21 is one of them. Congrats to y'all! I missed my shoutout 8) Yeah, I've had a lot of WL success so far. I got a small scholarship off the waitlist from UChicago just a few weeks after getting waitlisted, and didn't submit any additional info. I have since deposited e...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=276159

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist  
  by: dyebri   on: May 28, at 1:20:22 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
dyebri wrote:
slb2017 wrote:Hi guys,

New user here. Not really sure how the whole waitlist thing works, but do I have a really low shot now? As in, are there any more large waves of interviews or no? I was waitlisted on April 3rd, sent my LOCI on May 10.



If you message spivy and ask if we're in a countercycle I'll answer your question
Stop.

NO

AND MIND YO OWN DAMN BUSINESS
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=275991

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist  
  by: dyebri   on: May 28, at 1:19:53 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
dyebri wrote:
slb2017 wrote:Hi guys,

New user here. Not really sure how the whole waitlist thing works, but do I have a really low shot now? As in, are there any more large waves of interviews or no? I was waitlisted on April 3rd, sent my LOCI on May 10.



If you message spivy and ask if we're in a countercycle I'll answer your question
Stop.


NO.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=275991

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Alexandros   on: May 28, at 1:15:59 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

dj9i27 wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/montanamonkey

O SHIT
[+] Spoiler
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: GoneSouth   on: May 28, at 1:13:40 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
I worked for a judge in a legal capacity. This is ridiculous. Why can't you write a normal sentence? Hmm, good question. Why can't you just answer a question or say nothing like a polite human being? I mean, I'm not speaking to you. If you feel you can't answer the question then how about you move along? Because nobody knows what you mean dude. Did you clerk for the first job? Extern? JA? What?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=146252

Re: Test anxiety?  
  by: letslsat   on: May 28, at 12:08:35 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
OP try to make it a daily practice even if it is only for 5-10 minutes morning or night. Also what platopus said is TCR. Before each section, close your eyes if you have to, take a few deep belly breaths through the nose, hold the count/breath for 2-4 seconds, and blow it out through your mouth like through a straw. It recovers your heart rate and tricks your brain into settling down. I would've ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278079

Should I re-apply to another law school  
  by: Anna Mate   on: May 28, at 12:06:44 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
I am an raising 2L at a Top20 law school, my first semester's GPA was 3.7. But my second semester was a disaster. Due to illness, I missed a lot of classes, and was hospitalized just before my finals, so my second semester's GPA was only 3.1. This is a huge disappointment for me, I know I could do better without the illness. So I am thinking about drop out and reapply to another law school, but no...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=278082

Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: rpupkin   on: May 27, at 11:51:15 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

BVest wrote:Do you even TLS bro?
He's been basically involved in past internet activity in a TLS capacity.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=146252

Re: Columbia Class of 2020  
  by: hellohalo   on: May 27, at 11:48:24 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

Thelaw23 wrote:
hellohalo wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:So I got assigned a UAH studio but I looked at the floor plan and it's.... 260 square feet???

Single? Couple?


Single

Nothing personal. But how come you get your assignment already while many of us still waiting.
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Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: BVest   on: May 27, at 11:46:54 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Do you even TLS bro?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=146252

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 27, at 11:41:00 pm   in: Legal Employment
Definitely don't consider myself a gunner and I had to spend 14 hours on an assignment one day last week. Stayed up till 3, deadline was the next day. Pumped out a 6 page double spaced memo. Don't see how it could have been done faster - my assignment was to look at a 20 page filing from 10 years ago and update the caselaw (so it was basically a research assignment for every issue in the filing wr...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=277188

Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 27, at 11:28:53 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I worked for a judge in a legal capacity.
This is ridiculous. Why can't you write a normal sentence?

Hmm, good question. Why can't you just answer a question or say nothing like a polite human being?

I mean, I'm not speaking to you. If you feel you can't answer the question then how about you move along?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=146252

Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017  
  by: sublime   on: May 27, at 11:27:22 pm   in: Legal Employment
Lol
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=277188

Re: LSAT Retakes  
  by: Soup2Nuts   on: May 27, at 11:26:43 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Would you be able to take a summer to study for the LSAT full-time? Studying for it during UG kinda sucks but it's not impossible. They administer the test four times a year. February, June, September/October, December. I think they're looking into offering it more often though. What are your career goals? I dont think my UG is going to be that rigorous so that is why I feel like I could do both....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=278071

Re: Part-Time Work during LS  
  by: GoneSouth   on: May 27, at 11:26:32 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

blackmamba8 wrote:Law schools typically don't let students work during 1L.

Law schools won't let 1Ls work four hours per week? That seems a bit paternalistic

FWIW, I worked a lot more than four hours/week during 1L spring, and while my grades dropped slightly from the fall, I ended up fine
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=278061

Re: 2017 Macbook Pro for Law School  
  by: GoneSouth   on: May 27, at 11:24:39 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Just throwing it out there that if you haven't started law school yet, there is no way that they won't have come up with a workaround for this by the time you take the bar in 3+ years.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=278070

Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: GoneSouth   on: May 27, at 11:21:38 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I worked for a judge in a legal capacity.
This is ridiculous. Why can't you write a normal sentence?
+1
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=146252

Re: LSAT Retakes  
  by: Soup2Nuts   on: May 27, at 11:19:10 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I would wait because schools are going to start taking the GRE. What you are planning to do could backfire. Anyway, why take it over 6 years? My understanding is that you can take it 2 times a year? June, Sept/oct. 2 times a year x my 3 years in school = 6. At most 4 for me, since I wont take it the first year I enter. But mainly the number is arbitrary. Just using it as an example. I read about ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=278071

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: dj9i27   on: May 27, at 11:18:19 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/montanamonkey

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

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: dj9i27   on: May 27, at 11:17:41 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Worked backwards from Cambridge LR today, went 15/15 on assumption and 10/10 on strengthen, didn't time so idk how far that is. Got halfway through BluePrint LG, unsure but I may change gears to MH LG and if that sucks back to PS LG (I has problems). Feelin good, got lots of sleeps so that may account for the increase in motivation./skore 180 and Stanford plz Still super worried about LoRs Who wa...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Test anxiety?  
  by: Sprout   on: May 27, at 11:15:44 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
OP try to make it a daily practice even if it is only for 5-10 minutes morning or night. Also what platopus said is TCR. Before each section, close your eyes if you have to, take a few deep belly breaths through the nose, hold the count/breath for 2-4 seconds, and blow it out through your mouth like through a straw. It recovers your heart rate and tricks your brain into settling down. I would've d...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278079

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: May 27, at 11:10:32 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

dyebri wrote:
slb2017 wrote:Hi guys,

New user here. Not really sure how the whole waitlist thing works, but do I have a really low shot now? As in, are there any more large waves of interviews or no? I was waitlisted on April 3rd, sent my LOCI on May 10.



If you message spivy and ask if we're in a countercycle I'll answer your question
Stop.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=275991

Re: Clerks Taking Questions  
  by: rpupkin   on: May 27, at 11:06:34 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:I worked for a judge in a legal capacity.
This is ridiculous. Why can't you write a normal sentence?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=146252

Re: Summer Classes 2017 Edition  
  by: Anonymous User   on: May 27, at 11:02:39 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have W&C?
Which W&C: White & Case or Williams & Connolly?
Williams & Connolly. Should've clarified.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=273353