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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: Piggy11   on: November 22, at 5:22:01 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews? I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you? What's your budget for "cheap"? I'm sure all my suits would be considered "cheap" by the majority of attorneys at my firm, but my aspiring attorney budget would disagree :D Less than $100 ideally? Or less than $200? Seems like Macy's has a deal on some ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: Cravath hours: are they that insane or is my friend  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 5:18:28 pm   in: Legal Employment
The ten or so firms in NY that offer the same caliber of exit options as Cravath work more or less the same hours as Cravath counterparts. Those who choose Cravath tend to have bought in more (it's very difficult to imagine someone going into Cravath blind, everyone signed up understanding they would work a lot) so they are more likely to talk about their hours or work, but that doesn't mean thei...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283666

Re: Bonus Speculation  
  by: rpupkin   on: November 22, at 5:16:11 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Seems appropriate:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/boom- ... le/2641472


New market bonus scale confirmed:

Class of 2016: $25K
Class of 2015: $41.5K
Class of 2014: $83K
Class of 2013: $108K
Class of 2012: $133K
Class of 2011: $150K
Class of 2010: $166K
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=282930

Re: Howard Law School  
  by: icechicken   on: November 22, at 5:08:48 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Getting a full ride at any given law school is hard to predict, especially since there's not as much data available for lower-ranked schools. You're in Howard's top quartile for LSAT and their second quartile for GPA, so a full-tuition scholarship is realistic but not a sure thing by any stretch. They only offer a tiny number of full rides - 1 or 2 a year, according to their 509 report. Another 20...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=283673

Re: UC Davis Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: politibro44   on: November 22, at 5:08:39 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Davis was on my radar early on as it seems like a great school. I am just hesitant on settling my family in such a small city. Is anyone there? I have seen information on public transit, but I don't know what to make of it from a pragmatic viewpoint. (My current city of 250K has public transit but while it exists, it's not very convenient in the way that transit in San Diego, Seattle, or Seoul is...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=282008

Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: OakBrook2021   on: November 22, at 5:02:15 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

InterLaw wrote:
OakBrook2021 wrote:Anyone's package have an invite to interview for a Darrow? Mine did not, just wondering

Do they normally send those out with the packets? I thought all that happened later in the cycle, like in January when they release $ info

Ok that's what I thought. Just making sure haha
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281854

Re: Addendum for an F  
  by: BigMoose   on: November 22, at 4:58:05 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
how do you know that you would have walked out with a 3.93? I calculated it using LSAC's grade conversion table. how? like if you withdrew from the class and took it out of the equation entirely, or did you enter in an A for the class, assuming you'd ace it? Since I retook the course and got an A, I calculated what my GPA would be by taking the F out of the equation entirely. At that point, becau...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=283662

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: tmcauliffe96   on: November 22, at 4:57:24 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

TomLawSchool wrote:
tmcauliffe96 wrote:173/3.99, no JS1 yet *nervous sweating*
When did you complete?

11/1
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281229

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: Platopus   on: November 22, at 4:57:13 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

maybeman wrote:Interview request too! Woo! Good luck all

Complete date?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?)   on: November 22, at 4:56:47 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Got an interview invite. Applied ed. Below median LSAT and superior. Reading the above posts, it appears interview isn't a great sign? Pls enlighten
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: Cravath hours: are they that insane or is my friend  
  by: 2014   on: November 22, at 4:49:36 pm   in: Legal Employment
The ten or so firms in NY that offer the same caliber of exit options as Cravath work more or less the same hours as Cravath counterparts. Those who choose Cravath tend to have bought in more (it's very difficult to imagine someone going into Cravath blind, everyone signed up understanding they would work a lot) so they are more likely to talk about their hours or work, but that doesn't mean their...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283666

Re: Bonus Speculation  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 4:49:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
Seems appropriate:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/boom- ... le/2641472
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=282930

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: maybeman   on: November 22, at 4:47:21 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Interview request too! Woo! Good luck all
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: Mikey   on: November 22, at 4:44:13 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I'm going to assume there will be no movement the next few days due to the holiday. I will still check the status checker each morning nonetheless
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281854

Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: Leisreana   on: November 22, at 4:35:14 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Why do I have the feeling that there are a lot of people ED Berkeley (scholarship, sending UR email only 2 weeks before decision date etc...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281699

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 4:29:30 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:I'm curious--how many cities did people rank? I ranked four, but I wonder if I should have ranked more...

I ranked six and I was worried about that too...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: Questions about Recommenders and Interviewing  
  by: lolwat   on: November 22, at 4:28:24 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
There's no point in having your recommenders call now, IMO. The point to having recs call is to get your application pulled from the pile so that you get the interview. Now that you have the interview, it doesn't matter nearly as much anymore how great your recs are, it matters how much the judge likes you. If your judge is interested in talking to your recommenders, he/she'll call them. I'd proba...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=283675

Re: Switch from Medicine to Law  
  by: corporatemandaorbust   on: November 22, at 4:28:16 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Lol, I just stumbled across this thread via google searching and I realized I wrote this in 2013! Not that anyone cares, but I wanted to provide a followup. I eventually decided to go to medical school and I am in my fourth year of medical school. I have already completed all the requirements for graduation, so I just have to show up and receive my M.D. degree! I ended up attending a fairly good ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=210768

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 4:21:29 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:People who received the DOL continued interest email, what do your stats look like?

Tier 2 law school, top 10%, mc, previous federal agency internship (different agency), current state appellate clerk. Good luck to everyone --there's nothing worse than this waiting game.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278704

Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: ghostlyyy   on: November 22, at 4:20:26 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anyone who did the interview have an examples of the questions they asked? I'm assuming why Texas is one...gotta figure out my answer for that lol
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281957

Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: InterLaw   on: November 22, at 4:18:49 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

OakBrook2021 wrote:Anyone's package have an invite to interview for a Darrow? Mine did not, just wondering

Do they normally send those out with the packets? I thought all that happened later in the cycle, like in January when they release $ info
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281854

LSAC UGPA Question!  
  by: detroitlove   on: November 22, at 4:17:31 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Hi everyone! Quick question regarding the UGPA calculation. I studied abroad in Australia for a semester and only the credits transferred back to my university, not the grades. I am already aware that I do not have to send my Australian transcript to LSAC but how does that affect my UGPA? On my home university transcript I'll have 12 credits for a semester with no letter grades. Does LSAC even cal...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=283676

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 4:17:23 pm   in: Legal Employment
People who received the DOL continued interest email, what do your stats look like?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278704

Re: UC Davis Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: cadents   on: November 22, at 4:13:39 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Also officially under review! Good luck to all!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=282008

Re: LGBTQ+ C/O 2021  
  by: pizzapocky   on: November 22, at 4:13:06 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum

principalagent wrote:Ayyyyyyy it’s a function!

Checking in. More or less blanketed the T14. Hoping to see what the T6 has in store for me!

Same-ish for me - applied broadly across T14 and shooting for T6 (one down so far...). Also applied to a few well-regarded regional schools in my area for funzies. Good luck everyone!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=283672

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 4:12:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm going to the midwest, too! It was my first choice, as well. I totally understand if you feel uncomfortable answering this, but did you get an offer from a major city in the midwest? I put Chicago as my top choice, and I think it's safe to say that I should be giving up on my dream. Sorry, yes. I'm a non-SLIP offer for Chicago. But we don't know how many clerks they're hiring, or other courts ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 4:11:38 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm curious--how many cities did people rank? I ranked four, but I wonder if I should have ranked more...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)  
  by: rossco9   on: November 22, at 4:09:21 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I submitted all my applications last night - over the course of this morning and early afternoon, I received an e-mail from each school acknowledging my application and all that...except Northwestern. How long has it taken for others to receive that 'We've received your application!' e-mail?

edit: D'oh. Appears that the admissions office is closed until 11/27 for TG.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279700

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: wmbuff   on: November 22, at 4:08:48 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

TedBuckland wrote:Anyone else really hoping for some contact from schools before the end of the day? Because if it doesn't come today, we're probably not hearing until next week.

Yeah, I've been checking email pretty regularly today.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: Cravath hours: are they that insane or is my friend  
  by: rpupkin   on: November 22, at 4:08:42 pm   in: Legal Employment
So, if you don't mind me asking, what's the point of working at a place like Cravath versus a lower ranked V100 where you could have a semblance of a life at least some months. I'm assuming it's not the incredibly distant prospect of making partner. And my friend's a litigator so I don't know if he's juicing for those sweet M&A exit opps. But doesn't the bolded cut in the opposite direction? ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283666

Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group  
  by: Experiment626   on: November 22, at 4:07:30 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm continuing to drill LR/LG and LR/RC on alternating days. PT 82 this Sat and some tutoring Sunday.

Next week, continue to light drill. I've taken Wed-Friday off work to avoid stress, do some light drilling, and just relax before the test on Sat.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=279362

Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: OakBrook2021   on: November 22, at 4:06:59 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anyone's package have an invite to interview for a Darrow? Mine did not, just wondering
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281854

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 4:04:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
Offer from OCIJ Same questions as above do you mind saying what court or what state even and if it was one of your choices for location? Congrats and finally some movement. Thanks! Smaller Midwest court.. 1st preference. I'm going to the midwest, too! It was my first choice, as well. I totally understand if you feel uncomfortable answering this, but did you get an offer from a major city in the m...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: Should I become a paralegal before going to law school?  
  by: cavalier1138   on: November 22, at 4:03:13 pm   in: Law School FAQ
No. And why would you go to a law school where you were likely to end up as a paralegal after graduation?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=283674

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: TedBuckland   on: November 22, at 4:00:32 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews? I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you? What's your budget for "cheap"? I'm sure all my suits would be considered "cheap" by the majority of attorneys at my firm, but my aspiring attorney budget would disagree :D Less than $100 ideally? Or less than $200? I don't know about a full suit, but y...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: soca_dancer   on: November 22, at 3:56:29 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Congrats to all those who got interviews today!

Hope you're good luck rubs off on me lol
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: Bojack93   on: November 22, at 3:56:12 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews? I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you? What's your budget for "cheap"? I'm sure all my suits would be considered "cheap" by the majority of attorneys at my firm, but my aspiring attorney budget would disagree :D Less than $100 ideally? Or less than $200? Depending on sales, you might be able...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Questions about Recommenders and Interviewing  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:56:11 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
I have an interview next month and would greatly appreciate any and all insight on the following questions: 1) All 3 of my recommenders have agreed to call the judge I'm interviewing with. Should I plan to have them all call after I interview, or would this be overkill? 2) What are some thoughtful questions that I could ask the judge during my interview? What about the clerks? 3) What is a good wa...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=283675

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:52:13 pm   in: Legal Employment
Offer from OCIJ Same questions as above do you mind saying what court or what state even and if it was one of your choices for location? Congrats and finally some movement. Thanks! Smaller Midwest court.. 1st preference. I'm going to the midwest, too! It was my first choice, as well. I totally understand if you feel uncomfortable answering this, but did you get an offer from a major city in the m...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: Addendum for an F  
  by: pancakes3   on: November 22, at 3:52:08 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
how do you know that you would have walked out with a 3.93? I calculated it using LSAC's grade conversion table. how? like if you withdrew from the class and took it out of the equation entirely, or did you enter in an A for the class, assuming you'd ace it? Since I retook the course and got an A, I calculated what my GPA would be by taking the F out of the equation entirely. At that point, becau...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=283662

Re: Biglaw: How often do you work from home?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:51:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
only a stub but facetime is basically zero so long as you have steady work at my west coast office. So many offices empty. People largely come in because it’s simply more productive than being at home or they have meetings occasionally Same here. On an average day, I would say at least half of the offices are empty. Better showing among junior associates than seniors and partners, but still. And ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283656

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:50:09 pm   in: Legal Employment
Offer from OCIJ Same questions as above do you mind saying what court or what state even and if it was one of your choices for location? Congrats and finally some movement. Thanks! Smaller Midwest court.. 1st preference. I'm going to the midwest, too! It was my first choice, as well. I totally understand if you feel uncomfortable answering this, but did you get an offer from a major city in the m...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: rachelac   on: November 22, at 3:48:53 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted. Same here - I saw the interview email and thought "Uh-oh." RD, complete 10/6, splitty-stats in profile. I can see how you could be interviewed (because of being a splitter) but I don't...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: rachelac   on: November 22, at 3:48:04 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

black_mirror wrote:
rachelac wrote:Just got an interview invite! Honestly a little surprised because my numbers aren't really auto-ding OR Hamilton level, but I've been having a lot of success with my PS/LoRs so I'm cautiously optimistic!

Congrats and good luck! When did you go complete?

Thanks! 9/21
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: Cravath hours: are they that insane or is my friend  
  by: jd20132013   on: November 22, at 3:45:25 pm   in: Legal Employment

runinthefront wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:You guys should really push that staff ratio thing more. It's huge.
In fairness, Anon is defending its firm. That's a reasonable thing to do.

I wasn't being sarcastic. Being understaffed with staff assistance is a killer.


Ask your friends at Quinn.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283666

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:43:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
Offer from OCIJ Same questions as above do you mind saying what court or what state even and if it was one of your choices for location? Congrats and finally some movement. Thanks! Smaller Midwest court.. 1st preference. I'm going to the midwest, too! It was my first choice, as well. I totally understand if you feel uncomfortable answering this, but did you get an offer from a major city in the m...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Should I become a paralegal before going to law school?  
  by: Lawgiver1981   on: November 22, at 3:41:03 pm   in: Law School FAQ
Hi
I’ve wondered if becoming a paralegal will help my chances of getting into law school?

Would it make a difference if I just ended up a paralegal anyway after the JD?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=283674

Re: gov lawyer folks: How many "billable hours" do you work?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:36:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
Not a traditional "government" lawyer, but in Congress you are typically in the office from ~8:30 - 6:30 during session and ~9:00 - 5:00 out of session. Depending on your role, how seriously you take your job, how busy your portfolio is, and the legislative calendar, you could be "billing" as few as a couple hours a day or 10+ when there's a fire drill. A lot of the work isn't ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283639

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: TedBuckland   on: November 22, at 3:36:00 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Anyone else really hoping for some contact from schools before the end of the day? Because if it doesn't come today, we're probably not hearing until next week.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: Houston versus Dallas  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:34:34 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:What are the hours like for corporate associates at one of the top Houston firms?

The same as at any given big law firm.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=282871

Re: Cravath hours: are they that insane or is my friend  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:32:58 pm   in: Legal Employment

runinthefront wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:You guys should really push that staff ratio thing more. It's huge.
In fairness, Anon is defending its firm. That's a reasonable thing to do.

Cravath mid-level here. The fact that I thought this was an honest post probably says more about how I feel about this point. I truly think it's a big selling point that everyone else discounts.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283666

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: andysimbi   on: November 22, at 3:32:48 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Also got an interview request!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: Fordham Law c/o 2021  
  by: AvatarMeelo   on: November 22, at 3:29:04 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Ok question for you folks - I got the received email with the status checker. Status checker on the Fordham site says "Your application is complete" but the email said my application will be held until the December LSAT score is available. So is it not complete? Do you already have another LSAT score? My guess would be that, technically, it's complete (because everything required is ava...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283111

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: urmlaw17   on: November 22, at 3:28:40 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Piggy11 wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews?

I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you?

What's your budget for "cheap"? I'm sure all my suits would be considered "cheap" by the majority of attorneys at my firm, but my aspiring attorney budget would disagree

Less than $100 ideally?

Or less than $200?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: American University c/o 2021 Applicants  
  by: andysimbi   on: November 22, at 3:28:26 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

somewhereclassof2021 wrote:
andysimbi wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
andysimbi wrote:I forgot to post, but I was accepted 10/20. I applied 9/10, but don't remember when I went complete.

ED? Or RD?

RD

How did you find out? Also, congratulations!!!


Thanks!!

And I got an email first, and then a letter in the mail.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283501

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:27:58 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I know that Chicago has already hired at least two law clerks.

how do you know that? also, do you know how many total they're hiring? Chicago was my top choice.

EDITED: Two SLIPs accepted funnel offers for HP, and I'm not sure how many people the Court is hiring.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: TTTT Chances  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:27:21 pm   in: Transfers

ProspectiveStudent69 wrote:Went from Valparaiso to Wash U.. It's possible.

That's awesome! I am still waiting to hear back :/
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=280545

Re: The Official December 2017 Study Group  
  by: littlewing67   on: November 22, at 3:26:37 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
The burnout/boredom strikes again. Left library early today. Gonna take off Thanksgiving + Black Friday to chill with my fam. And simulate test day on Saturday with PT 59 (new material). And then BR Sunday and not sure really what to do between Monday and test day? I think I may have been a little burnt out last test day soooo ? Also I have like no new material left. Might just finish up the coupl...
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Re: Cravath hours: are they that insane or is my friend  
  by: runinthefront   on: November 22, at 3:26:21 pm   in: Legal Employment

jd20132013 wrote:You guys should really push that staff ratio thing more. It's huge.
In fairness, Anon is defending its firm. That's a reasonable thing to do.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283666

Re: Old Fart Support Group please  
  by: cavalier1138   on: November 22, at 3:25:15 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I will have similar stipulations on any employer assistance and even in my worst school semesters I never dropped below that for a GPA so I'm not really concerned about that. Given that my lsat/gpa are above their 75%/median they grade on a curve with the median grade being a 3.0, I should be leading the pack. Frankly, if I'm not then there will be other thought processes to deal with. In additio...
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)  
  by: mwells56   on: November 22, at 3:24:56 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
How important is a Why Duke? I'm all over their website and can't seem to find enough to fill up more than like a paragraph, which I would just include in my PS instead of writing an entire addendum. I just got in without writing one. I put in a short blurb at the end of my personal statement about what I’d want to do at Duke, and I wrote a Diversity statement about a unique life experience. Howe...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=280964

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: Piggy11   on: November 22, at 3:24:36 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

urmlaw17 wrote:Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews?

I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you?

What's your budget for "cheap"? I'm sure all my suits would be considered "cheap" by the majority of attorneys at my firm, but my aspiring attorney budget would disagree
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: LGBTQ+ C/O 2021  
  by: andysimbi   on: November 22, at 3:23:05 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Checking in!

I applied to too many schools, honestly. I’m hoping to have a choice between at least 2 of the T6 though!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=283672

Re: USC Gould Applicants 2017-2018 (C/O 2021)  
  by: Covffefe   on: November 22, at 3:22:26 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
RD. Went complete 11/13, and just went UR today. Wondering if they're going to release decisions earlier this year since on last year's thread people weren't UR this early.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283322

Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)  
  by: P55   on: November 22, at 3:21:35 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
How important is a Why Duke? I'm all over their website and can't seem to find enough to fill up more than like a paragraph, which I would just include in my PS instead of writing an entire addendum. I just got in without writing one. I put in a short blurb at the end of my personal statement about what I’d want to do at Duke, and I wrote a Diversity statement about a unique life experience. Howe...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=280964

Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: bbwannabe   on: November 22, at 3:20:57 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

kippercd wrote:
Churner_throwaway- wrote:Does anyone think that decisions could/ will be released before December 4th?
Since they themselves said the decisions will be on the 4th, i would stick with that

it said on their twitter that they would release Early Decisions on Dec.2nd, which is Saturday so little odd.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281699

Re: UC Davis Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: CT6   on: November 22, at 3:19:40 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
+1. So excited to see movement!

urmlaw17 wrote:Evaluation in Progress!!!

Finally!!!!

When do you think we will hear back?

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Re: Cravath hours: are they that insane or is my friend  
  by: jd20132013   on: November 22, at 3:19:35 pm   in: Legal Employment
You guys should really push that staff ratio thing more. It's huge.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283666

Re: Addendum for an F  
  by: BigMoose   on: November 22, at 3:18:28 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I think the important question here is, what caused the F? If you just did a shifty job and had trouble in the class I don’t think there’s any need to write an addendum. If there were extenuating circumstances like a death in the family or personal illness, that might be a legitimate reason. Still with just one bad class and a relatively high Gpa it seems unnecessary I got the F because I was sic...
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Re: Houston versus Dallas  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:18:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
Is there any truth to the wisdom that Houston shops are better for corporate, but Dallas shops are better for lit?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=282871

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar  
  by: BlendedUnicorn   on: November 22, at 3:15:43 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

MT Cicero wrote:
Steve2207 wrote:Anyone else having trouble with ARDC registration? It still indicates that I have not taken my oath even though I did on the 9th. Is this normal, or should I give them a call?

Same here. I figured I'd give them another week or two to sort it out (maybe just catching up on data entry?), then fire off an email asking if they need anything else from me.

Also same.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=277963

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: urmlaw17   on: November 22, at 3:15:36 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews?

I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: Cravath hours: are they that insane or is my friend  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:14:58 pm   in: Legal Employment
I summered at Cravath last summer. I know that it's not unheard of to bill over 3,000, but I would guess that the average associate is coming in at around 2,400. I would also guess that it's highly unusual for a first-year associate to be on pace to bill 3,500 in their stub year, but I'm sure that it could be possible depending on what sort of deals/cases they've been working on. Cravath mid-leve...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283666

Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: kippercd   on: November 22, at 3:14:38 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Churner_throwaway- wrote:Does anyone think that decisions could/ will be released before December 4th?
Since they themselves said the decisions will be on the 4th, i would stick with that
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281699

Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)  
  by: mwells56   on: November 22, at 3:13:06 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
How important is a Why Duke? I'm all over their website and can't seem to find enough to fill up more than like a paragraph, which I would just include in my PS instead of writing an entire addendum.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=280964

Re: 3L without any offers and new here  
  by: CardozoLaw09   on: November 22, at 3:11:42 pm   in: Legal Employment
Also, I don’t know how your grades are, but if they are good you should get on nalp and start mass mailing. Literally every firm in Boston and New York. Firms do have their needs change throughout the year and may find that they are looking to hire a 3L for 2018 because a certain group is busier than expected. I just got a Biglaw offer a week and a half ago because I massmailed at the right time....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283659

Re: District Attorney's Offices 2018  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:11:18 pm   in: Legal Employment
Submitted a competing offer to one of the 4 boroughs that I was deep in the process with and told them I needed to decide by today. I still have not heard anything. Not even an email confirmation that they would let me know (I did call to confirm that they had received my email last week and they said they did and would let me know). Is this strange to not even get an update? My only thought is ma...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280494

Re: Addendum for an F  
  by: 181plz   on: November 22, at 3:09:57 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I think the important question here is, what caused the F? If you just did a shifty job and had trouble in the class I don’t think there’s any need to write an addendum. If there were extenuating circumstances like a death in the family or personal illness, that might be a legitimate reason. Still with just one bad class and a relatively high Gpa it seems unnecessary I got the F because I was sic...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=283662

Re: 3L without any offers and new here  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:09:01 pm   in: Legal Employment
Also, I don’t know how your grades are, but if they are good you should get on nalp and start mass mailing. Literally every firm in Boston and New York. Firms do have their needs change throughout the year and may find that they are looking to hire a 3L for 2018 because a certain group is busier than expected. I just got a Biglaw offer a week and a half ago because I massmailed at the right time....
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=283659

Re: Addendum for an F  
  by: BigMoose   on: November 22, at 3:08:45 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I think the important question here is, what caused the F? If you just did a shifty job and had trouble in the class I don’t think there’s any need to write an addendum. If there were extenuating circumstances like a death in the family or personal illness, that might be a legitimate reason. Still with just one bad class and a relatively high Gpa it seems unnecessary I got the F because I was sic...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=283662

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:07:46 pm   in: Legal Employment
Received an offer yesterday from EOIR-OCIJ with the San Diego office. The offer was an email from EOIR, not the specific court. I interviewed on 10/27, my references were checked the following week, and SD was my first choice. Good luck everyone!!!! Congrats on the offer! SanDiego was my first choice hope they have more than one spot there lol. I know my references were checked last week and I in...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278700

Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: 089234   on: November 22, at 3:07:24 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
For those who were accepted, did your status checker change from "interview requested" back to "awaiting review" before you received a decision? Yes it did +1 What did it change to? Mine just changed back to "awaiting review" today so I asked the question because I was worried it meant I'd been thrown on the back burner but I just got an acceptance email so nvm!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281668

Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 3:06:42 pm   in: Legal Employment
Congrats to the DOL folks who reieceved continued interest emails. Hopefully others waiting will hear something soon. Anyone heard from the CFPB? They haven't been mentioned much on this thread. I had an in-person interview with the CFPB this month, and they said they won't make offers until after Thanksgiving/the end of the month-ish, at the earliest. I'm also worried about what CFPB is going to...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278704

Re: UC Davis Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: PurpleOkapi   on: November 22, at 3:05:32 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I noticed last night, so I guess they started yesterday.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=282008

Re: Addendum for an F  
  by: 181plz   on: November 22, at 3:04:10 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I think the important question here is, what caused the F? If you just did a shitty job and had trouble in the class I don’t think there’s any need to write an addendum. If there were extenuating circumstances like a death in the family or personal illness, that might be a legitimate reason. Still with just one bad class and a relatively high Gpa it seems unnecessary
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=283662

Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: Churner_throwaway-   on: November 22, at 3:01:44 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Does anyone think that decisions could/ will be released before December 4th?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281699

Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: Churner_throwaway-   on: November 22, at 3:00:43 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

principalagent wrote:
Platopus wrote:
089234 wrote:For those who were accepted, did your status checker change from "interview requested" back to "awaiting review" before you received a decision?

Yes it did

+1

What did it change to?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281668

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: FriedChickenHero   on: November 22, at 2:58:22 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted. Same here - I saw the interview email and thought "Uh-oh." RD, complete 10/6, splitty-stats in profile. I can see how you could be interviewed (because of being a splitter) but I don't...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: LGBTQ+ C/O 2021  
  by: principalagent   on: November 22, at 2:58:03 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Ayyyyyyy it’s a function!

Checking in. More or less blanketed the T14. Hoping to see what the T6 has in store for me!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=283672

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: feralflamingo   on: November 22, at 2:56:54 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Got an interview request!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: Fired 2nd Year BigLaw Associate - Help  
  by: Anonymous User   on: November 22, at 2:56:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
Would joining a start-up work as a "life pivot"? I've heard that while most early stage start-ups don't want/or can't pay for legal services, they would be all over a lawyer offering their services for free or token consideration and a nice resume line. Sucks to work for free, but wondering if that would be an alternative to taking up rafting in Montana (although admittedly that sounds w...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=276311

Re: Cornell Applicants Class of 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: principalagent   on: November 22, at 2:54:29 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Platopus wrote:
089234 wrote:For those who were accepted, did your status checker change from "interview requested" back to "awaiting review" before you received a decision?

Yes it did

+1
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=281668

Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)  
  by: mwells56   on: November 22, at 2:54:09 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Went complete today!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=282521

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: mwells56   on: November 22, at 2:53:39 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
You guys think it's a bad sign if I haven't gotten an interview request with borderline stats but they requested my Fall grades?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: FriedChickenHero   on: November 22, at 2:53:07 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted. What are Hamilton level numbers :)? Also, do we know how many people get that each year? Sorry, I just assumed that people who received the Hamilton had both 75ths but I actually haven't done th...
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: pizzapocky   on: November 22, at 2:52:03 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

FriedChickenHero wrote:Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted.

Same here - I saw the interview email and thought "Uh-oh."
RD, complete 10/6, splitty-stats in profile.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Re: University of Colorado Boulder c/o 2021 (2017-2018)  
  by: rowdy   on: November 22, at 2:50:26 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

urmlaw17 wrote:Is anyone else applying to the LILAC program?
How do you apply? Is it with the application or separate?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283259

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: black_mirror   on: November 22, at 2:48:47 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

FriedChickenHero wrote:Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted.

What are Hamilton level numbers ? Also, do we know how many people get that each year?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706

Howard Law School  
  by: Blacking   on: November 22, at 2:45:19 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I have a 3.4 with a 156 LSAT and was wondering what the chances are of getting a full ride to Howard University are? And the chances of getting in to OSU and Emory.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=283673

Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)  
  by: FriedChickenHero   on: November 22, at 2:44:49 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279706