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Transfer from Fordham?  
  by: insertlawjokehere   on: April 27, at 12:38:25 am   in: Transfers
Hi everyone, I'm currently a 1L at Fordham Law and about to go into finals. I did pretty well my first semester (w/ a 3.92 GPA based on 3 classes). I'm hoping to do similarly well on my remaining exams, though who can really be 100% sure... haha...ha... In any case, I had always thought about the possibility of transferring - Either to NYU, Columbia, or UCLA/USC (I've wanted to be on the west coas...
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Re: Should I wait a year or go to school now?  
  by: ExperssioUnius   on: April 26, at 11:50:19 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I think the answer lies in how badly you want to go to law school. With a 2.2 GPA, even with the upward grade trend, I think you'll need an LSAT score well above 163 to get into a creditable school that make the three year investment of life and money worth it. Realistically, probably need a 170 to get into a marginally worthwhile school with good employment odds. So, if 170 is at all in the cards...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=287751

Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: UMhopeful21   on: April 26, at 11:23:18 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
kw25, Continually, what is it to be "privileged?" Does it mean that you come from a wealthy background, that stems from incredibly hard-work on behalf of your immediate as well as distant family members? And why is it that the female segment of the white population is excluded from this argument? In California they do not request ID to vote, for some reason I ASSUME involving potential ...
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Re: Just starting... how is 7sage+trainer?  
  by: jest   on: April 26, at 11:19:56 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Instead of doing 7sage+trainer why not just do one of the 7sage courses? These courses cover LG+LR+RC, then if your not happy, you can do the trainer once you've finished the course. Ive gone through the trainer, and am now starting with 7sage's cheapest course
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=287768

Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: UMhopeful21   on: April 26, at 11:18:48 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Noaction, Affirmative action is an inherently racist piece of legislation -- you are not alone. kw25, The fact that you are going around raving over "white male privilege" in forums disgusts me. The only privilege being had is by the minority in this instance. Can you imagine if the policy was vice versa? i.e. due to the color of my skin, being red, yellow, white, etc. I was accepted at...
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Help needed on MBE + MEE score analysis  
  by: judy001   on: April 26, at 11:13:57 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Guys, Need your advice on study tips for MBE + scores on MEE. Fourth time taker and failed by 10 points (devastated) These were my MEE scores for last year Feb and this year Feb. I improved by almost 30 raw points but scaled score is still the same. Is this due the curve? This was my fourth time taking the NY bar and my MBE is not improving at all from 125. Used ST, Kaplan mainly. For the outli...
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Re: Anyone in NJ have a clue when results will be released?  
  by: ATC2JD   on: April 26, at 10:44:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I want this to be over as well. I want to know if I will be sitting for PA in July or taking the UBE again in July.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287625

Re: 2018 February DC Bar  
  by: JackSparrow123   on: April 26, at 10:42:27 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
DC admission committee has an update regarding the new swear-in process. I am guessing now we don't have to actually be there or wait until July to swear-in? Here is the link: https://www.dccourts.gov/sites/default/ ... 3-18_0.pdf
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=282992

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 26, at 10:30:52 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

onionhead wrote:4. pineapple on pizza. yay or nay?

I like pineapple and I like pizza but not pineapple pizza. And I would rather fight 100 duck-sized horses. And why aren't we talking about Rampart?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 26, at 10:24:56 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe - Thanks for all your insight and help. Could you please help calculate my stats as well: UBE: 277 (New York); MBE: 135.9. Thank you! Based on your scaled MBE score of 135.9, your estimated raw MBE score was about 110/175 correct (based on F13 scale). This means you answered about 62.9% of the graded MBE questions correctly. This places you in the 53.6% percentile for the MBE. This means t...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: My former boss is evading taxes  
  by: jhett   on: April 26, at 10:19:40 pm   in: Legal Employment
There's no point in suing him. Why place the burden of proving he's scummy on yourself? It would be less complicated to report him to the state bar for investigation. But probably the best option is to make like Elsa and let it go.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287776

Re: My former boss is evading taxes  
  by: 2013   on: April 26, at 10:09:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
One question on bar applications is whether you’re involved in litigation. So you’d have to probably update your bar application if you sued.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287776

Re: My former boss is evading taxes  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: April 26, at 10:01:48 pm   in: Legal Employment
Honestly, what good is going to come out of this? A few hundred bucks to potentially ruin your reputation? Not worth
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Re: which state has easiest and fastest bar admission process  
  by: nixy   on: April 26, at 9:49:10 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Why do you need to be admitted in multiple jurisdictions? The more jurisdictions where you're admitted, the more CLEs and fees you're responsible for.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287770

Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 9:47:35 pm   in: Legal Employment
A week plus is really not a long time, and you have no way of knowing what's happening in that office right now that might take precedence over getting to the next stage of interviews (for instance, where I am, it's spring break week and half the office is out with their kids somewhere). But really I don't think you can generalize - my experience has been that offices get back to you quite quickly...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=271001

Re: Can I ask to be readmitted?  
  by: UMhopeful21   on: April 26, at 9:37:29 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I was accepted at a school, and decided it was too expensive and declined their offer of admission. They gave me 13k In merit scholarships but tuition is 39k not including cost of living. Now I regret declining their offer because it’s in a city I want to study and later practice in and I’m unsatisfied with my options. Is it unheard of to retract my withdrawal and ask to reclaim my position in th...
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Re: Struggling to Fit In  
  by: nixy   on: April 26, at 9:37:27 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students

brorepresentation1 wrote:Aww you are sad?
Awww you're an asshole?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=287305

Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: nixy   on: April 26, at 9:37:01 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
so basically choose none is your answer? Yeah because they are garbage schools. GMU only has a 62.5% long term legal employment. That is garbage. Maybe because it is the worst/one of the bottom 2 law schools in the DC area. DC is the single most competitive legal market and is SUPER oversaturated with lawyers. t13 top 25% kids fail to get jobs in DC. https://www.lstreports.com/schools/gmu/jobs/ U...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=287761

Re: Can I ask to be readmitted?  
  by: UMhopeful21   on: April 26, at 9:35:19 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum

RCSOB657 wrote:I'm laughing. Utterly laughing.

No it's probably not unheard of to beg to be readmitted, but I'm going to guess it's going to be better for you in the long run to retake and try next year.

Lol I know it was a stupid question but hey I was wondering. And good point I have been considering just trying again next cycle.
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Re: which state has easiest and fastest bar admission process  
  by: meat tornado   on: April 26, at 9:28:09 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'd also like to know! I'm especially interested in the process in NJ, which I heard is super fast. Also, would getting admitted in another state make my NY admission more complicated (with good standings, etc.)?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287770

Re: Clerkship Odds  
  by: BeeTeeZ   on: April 26, at 9:24:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
2L, top 10% at Brooklyn Law School. Moot court "national team" competitor, but no journal or law review. Most of my work experience is in PI, but I'm considering a pivot as I become increasingly worried about money. Yes,I should have considered this earlier. My question is whether you've heard of students in my situation swinging some kind of magistrate clerkship and ending up ok. I'm v...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287774

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: onionhead   on: April 26, at 9:22:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Respondeat_Inferior wrote:Hi Joe,

1. Do you have any hobbies or anything you like to do in your off-time in particular?

2. In your opinion, what is the best restaurant you've eaten at?

3. Plain-toe, cap-toe, or wingtip?

4. pineapple on pizza. yay or nay?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: onionhead   on: April 26, at 9:19:11 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
hey joe, If you dont mind. grateful for your insight. got a score of 300 and MBE 140.5. thanks! Based on your scaled MBE score of 140.5, your estimated raw MBE score was about 115/175 correct (based on F13 scale). This means you answered about 66% of the graded MBE questions correctly. This places you in the 65.8% percentile for the MBE. This means that 34.2% of Feb examinees nationwide did bette...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 9:18:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
I've had only a handful of interviews since December and can't make heads or tails of this process. Does anyone know if there are any generalizations about how long smaller/fly-over offices take to extend/decline a subsequent round? I'm about a week plus out from a small office interview in the Midwest that I absolutely loved and haven't heard anything. The other coastal offices where I interview...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=271001

My former boss is evading taxes  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 9:14:28 pm   in: Legal Employment
Help. After my 1L year I worked for a sole practitioner. He hires 3-5 law clerks year round and 1 paralegal. He classifies law clerks as independent contractors and ultimately saves thousands of dollars a year for doing so. After working only the summer the tax burden was shifted to me and I paid $800 in taxes when I would have received a refund of $500 if I’d been properly classified. Not to ment...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287776

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 26, at 9:08:28 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
JoeSeperac, You are awesome!!! :D I wonder if you will be able to run the same formula for Ca examiners whenever they release the results (May 18th)? Currently for CA, I can break down your MBE subscores and tell you how many MBE questions away from 1440 you were: https://seperac.com/subscoreform.php If I get enough CA scores, I can make a full score calculator - I just need a large enough set of...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 26, at 9:02:46 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe, 1. Do you have any hobbies or anything you like to do in your off-time in particular? 2. In your opinion, what is the best restaurant you've eaten at? 3. Plain-toe, cap-toe, or wingtip? 1. Hobby-wise, my claim to fame is chess. Rusty now, but I used to play in tournaments and had a USCF rating just shy of 1900. Now I mainly play golf. I guess I can also say that computers is a hobby since...
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: CHD33   on: April 26, at 8:53:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe - Thanks for all your insight and help. Could you please help calculate my stats as well: UBE: 277 (New York); MBE: 135.9. Thank you!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: byag   on: April 26, at 8:39:03 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe @JoeSeperac, I took the February 2018 NY UBE exam and received a 162.6 written and a 134.4 MBE. Can you please tell me where my scores rank? Your website was extremely useful to me; due in part to your analysis (and other resources) I was able to increase my total UBE score from 247 (July '17) to 297. I am now preparing for the FL exam and need to raise my MBE score to FL's required 136 (m...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: I quit Teach for America; will this hurt me?  
  by: cannonballer   on: April 26, at 8:30:44 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Hello, I know this thread was from a while back but wondering about something for a friend who seems to be getting no help. My friend is about 6 months pregnant and is getting ready to finish her first year with TFA. On a regular basis her students literally throw desks, kick trash cans, trying to knock over bookcases, scream at her, etc. like I could not make this up. by any measure this is an u...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=168168

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 26, at 8:28:52 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe @JoeSeperac, I took the February 2018 NY UBE exam and received a 162.6 written and a 134.4 MBE. Can you please tell me where my scores rank? Your website was extremely useful to me; due in part to your analysis (and other resources) I was able to increase my total UBE score from 247 (July '17) to 297. I am now preparing for the FL exam and need to raise my MBE score to FL's required 136 (m...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 26, at 8:26:36 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe @JoeSeperac, I took the February 2018 NY UBE exam and received a 162.6 written and a 134.4 MBE. Can you please tell me where my scores rank? Your website was extremely useful to me; due in part to your analysis (and other resources) I was able to increase my total UBE score from 247 (July '17) to 297. I am now preparing for the FL exam and need to raise my MBE score to FL's required 136 (m...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: The best materials and courses to study, and kill the MBE  
  by: maxmartin   on: April 26, at 8:26:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
S&T and Kaplan blue book.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287584

Re: Transfer MBE score from Illinois - for UBE JX?  
  by: maxmartin   on: April 26, at 8:25:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Legallybrunettes wrote:Does anyone know if we can transfer our MBE score to a UBE jurisdiction and only take the essays this July?

I am so confused with this MBE transfer score form, if anyone could give me guidance that would be great.

Some accept, some don't. You need to go to the webpage of the UBE state of your interest to read its score transfer rules.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287763

Re: which state has easiest and fastest bar admission process  
  by: maxmartin   on: April 26, at 8:22:34 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Recently I passed the NY Bar (UBE). My score is good enough to get admitted to even Alaska. My plan is to remain in-house counsel and so looking for some jurisdictions where I can transfer my UBE score and get the Bar admission done quickly. In short, my question is apart from NY, where I am applying for the bar admission anyway, which other state has the easiest (e.g., no state-specific requirem...
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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: andythefir   on: April 26, at 8:22:03 pm   in: Legal Employment
I've had only a handful of interviews since December and can't make heads or tails of this process. Does anyone know if there are any generalizations about how long smaller/fly-over offices take to extend/decline a subsequent round? I'm about a week plus out from a small office interview in the Midwest that I absolutely loved and haven't heard anything. The other coastal offices where I interview...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=271001

Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: BlackAndOrange84   on: April 26, at 8:00:34 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
If you accepted an offer from the firm where you summered, but are now jumping to another firm, what did you tell your first firm? Might be in this position next year and nervous about how/when to discuss with them. I think it depends a little on the firm and office. For me, it was a V20, with a big office, with a big summer associate class. I politely informed the recruiting person that I had ac...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=281662

Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: April 26, at 7:15:54 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Executive consultant for a firm or any exec position needs jd credentials these days. Also mark Cuban and hundreds of industrial leaders went to Kelley at IU. Moreover if every successful lawyer went to Harvard Yale and Columbia etc... none of these schools would hold endowments to give me full rides. Where did you go to school pray tell? Good luck, you didn't come here for advice, you came here ...
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Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: JCupit1   on: April 26, at 7:10:45 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Executive consultant for a firm or any exec position needs jd credentials these days. Also mark Cuban and hundreds of industrial leaders went to Kelley at IU. Moreover if every successful lawyer went to Harvard Yale and Columbia etc... none of these schools would hold endowments to give me full rides.

Where did you go to school pray tell?
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Re: Struggling to Fit In  
  by: brorepresentation1   on: April 26, at 6:56:33 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Aww you are sad?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=287305

Re: I quit Teach for America; will this hurt me?  
  by: oregonlady   on: April 26, at 6:56:06 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Hello, I know this thread was from a while back but wondering about something for a friend who seems to be getting no help. My friend is about 6 months pregnant and is getting ready to finish her first year with TFA. On a regular basis her students literally throw desks, kick trash cans, trying to knock over bookcases, scream at her, etc. like I could not make this up. by any measure this is an un...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=168168

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: Respondeat_Inferior   on: April 26, at 6:51:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe,

1. Do you have any hobbies or anything you like to do in your off-time in particular?

2. In your opinion, what is the best restaurant you've eaten at?

3. Plain-toe, cap-toe, or wingtip?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: April 26, at 6:47:42 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Yea I’m not worried about being a lawyer in the general sense hence the mba aspect brotha. Who hurt you? Then why waste time in law school? Also, you realize that MBA's tend to be EVEN MORE school selective than law right? Its the M7 and everyone else. Seriously why law school if you dont want to be a lawyer? Also I rather present you with the facts and actual outcomes than you pretending otherwi...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=287761

Re: Clerkship Odds  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 6:38:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
2L, top 10% at Brooklyn Law School. Moot court "national team" competitor, but no journal or law review. Most of my work experience is in PI, but I'm considering a pivot as I become increasingly worried about money. Yes,I should have considered this earlier. My question is whether you've heard of students in my situation swinging some kind of magistrate clerkship and ending up ok. I'm v...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287774

Re: Akerman LLP?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 6:38:13 pm   in: Legal Employment
So I talked with a classmate who works there now I guess. They said that partners in the transactional areas (tax and corporate) seem to be doing very well. They said the bonuses and raises are practice group dependent so I guess that means those practice groups have the highest salaries? Not sure. Anyone have any info on this? If I were to go there and m&a goes through a dry spell, will I be ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287704

Re: Clerkship Odds  
  by: Kdunshee   on: April 26, at 6:33:05 pm   in: Legal Employment
2L, top 10% at Brooklyn Law School. Moot court "national team" competitor, but no journal or law review. Most of my work experience is in PI, but I'm considering a pivot as I become increasingly worried about money. Yes,I should have considered this earlier. My question is whether you've heard of students in my situation swinging some kind of magistrate clerkship and ending up ok. I'm v...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287774

Re: Clerkship Odds  
  by: BeeTeeZ   on: April 26, at 6:21:33 pm   in: Legal Employment
2L, top 10% at Brooklyn Law School. Moot court "national team" competitor, but no journal or law review. Most of my work experience is in PI, but I'm considering a pivot as I become increasingly worried about money. Yes,I should have considered this earlier. My question is whether you've heard of students in my situation swinging some kind of magistrate clerkship and ending up ok. I'm v...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287774

Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program  
  by: zarzamora   on: April 26, at 6:12:36 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I have heard people talk about the litigation "track" within the Navy JAG Corps. Are there other designated career tracks as well, or just litigation?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=242114

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: hope2018   on: April 26, at 6:10:19 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
JoeSeperac, You are awesome!!!
I wonder if you will be able to run the same formula for Ca examiners whenever they release the results (May 18th)?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: JCupit1   on: April 26, at 6:02:51 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Yea I’m not worried about being a lawyer in the general sense hence the mba aspect brotha.

Who hurt you?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=287761

Re: 2018 February DC Bar  
  by: Krissynateylee   on: April 26, at 5:52:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

greatheights wrote:
DGPHMP wrote:
dcbartaker wrote:Does anyone have the green check next to their character and fitness app yet or still just the yellow hourglass?

Mine has a black lock on it and it says pending.

Same here. Black lock so it's pending.

No word on when results will be released (I called).

Sucks,i keep checking the website for updates. Hoping against hope they come out on the 4th.
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Clerkship Odds  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 5:34:36 pm   in: Legal Employment
2L, top 10% at Brooklyn Law School. Moot court "national team" competitor, but no journal or law review. Most of my work experience is in PI, but I'm considering a pivot as I become increasingly worried about money. Yes,I should have considered this earlier. My question is whether you've heard of students in my situation swinging some kind of magistrate clerkship and ending up ok. I'm ve...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287774

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: rNadOm   on: April 26, at 5:34:18 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe - could you please help me calculate my stats as well? 343 total and 170.2 scaled MBE (New York). Thanks in advance ! Based on your scaled MBE score of 170.2, your estimated raw MBE score was about 154/175 correct (based on F13 scale). This means you answered about 88% of the graded MBE questions correctly. This places you in the 99.3% percentile for the MBE. This means that only 0.7% of F...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: Leaving before commitment period is over  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 5:29:24 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:At my agency, we would find out if you broke a previous commitment during an honors program/with another agency and short of significant need or your being extremely qualified, you wouldn't get a callback. I imagine other fed agencies would work the same.

What about a commitment with a non-federal government employer?
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Re: Boston University Class of 2021 Waitlist  
  by: himi bimi   on: April 26, at 5:09:58 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Received the same but hoping to get off of BCs waitlist as that school is my top choice.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=287771

Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: kw25   on: April 26, at 5:00:20 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Tbh, I don’t really trust anything the admissions office says anymore. I doubt a single decision is made this week—or next for that matter. Maybe my impatience is getting to me... Well apparently they’re overcommitted cause they called an admitted student and asked if they would defer to the next year for scholarship money. :( Where did you hear this? Reddit forum Yeah I just read this, pretty un...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283089

Re: Chances: Puerto Rican; LSAC GPA: 3.77; AIMING FOR 169  
  by: cannonballer   on: April 26, at 4:56:51 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Play around with the numbers here to get an idea of how your cycle might look with various LSAT scores:
http://mylsn.info/r/pre-law/admissions/search/
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=287689

Re: AUSA/USAO hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 4:42:22 pm   in: Legal Employment
I've had only a handful of interviews since December and can't make heads or tails of this process. Does anyone know if there are any generalizations about how long smaller/fly-over offices take to extend/decline a subsequent round? I'm about a week plus out from a small office interview in the Midwest that I absolutely loved and haven't heard anything. The other coastal offices where I interviewe...
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Re: 2018 February DC Bar  
  by: greatheights   on: April 26, at 4:34:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

DGPHMP wrote:
dcbartaker wrote:Does anyone have the green check next to their character and fitness app yet or still just the yellow hourglass?

Mine has a black lock on it and it says pending.

Same here. Black lock so it's pending.

No word on when results will be released (I called).
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Re: 2020 Transfer Class  
  by: tt777   on: April 26, at 4:26:16 pm   in: Transfers
Applied to BU & GW T4 #9. BU emailed me saying they will give me a decision based on my second semester grades.
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Re: Biglaw parents of young children: how do you manage?  
  by: gregfootball2001   on: April 26, at 4:20:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
Corporate junior at v50. Agreed that mornings are the easiest time - I do drop-off. I couldn't be the one primarily responsible for pick-up. That being said, your lifestyle will depend on your group. Most weeks, 2-3 times a week, I go home for dinner and log back on after he's asleep. Certainly there will be crazy times, but it's not every day that something has to be done right away. Also, a lot ...
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Re: Struggling to Fit In  
  by: teacher2lawyer   on: April 26, at 4:10:24 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Hi there-- I'm sorry you are feeling so out of place. If it's of any consolation, I am a 1L and considering my social nature, I find myself feeling left out a lot. Part of me really doesn't care for fitting in, though, because that time spent socializing is much better spent maximizing your studies, mastering the material, and coming to class prepared so you can deliver thoughtful, thorough respon...
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Boston University Class of 2021 Waitlist  
  by: Rdelucaiv   on: April 26, at 4:08:35 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Have not seen a thread for this for the class of 2021. I received this email on 4/25: Greetings from BU Law I write to update you on the status of the waitlist. Now that our April 15th deposit deadline has passed, we can see that a limited number of seats will open up for our entering class this fall. The process of admission from the waitlist will be a gradual one – likely to extend throughout th...
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Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: April 26, at 4:07:01 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
so basically choose none is your answer? Yeah because they are garbage schools. GMU only has a 62.5% long term legal employment. That is garbage. Maybe because it is the worst/one of the bottom 2 law schools in the DC area. DC is the single most competitive legal market and is SUPER oversaturated with lawyers. t13 top 25% kids fail to get jobs in DC. https://www.lstreports.com/schools/gmu/jobs/ U...
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Re: UConn c/o 2021  
  by: Rdelucaiv   on: April 26, at 4:05:09 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
I got waitlisted by them on October 25, 2017 and I have heard nothing back. Anyone else waitlisted?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=286083

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 26, at 4:02:22 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe - could you please help me calculate my stats as well? 343 total and 170.2 scaled MBE (New York). Thanks in advance ! Based on your scaled MBE score of 170.2, your estimated raw MBE score was about 154/175 correct (based on F13 scale). This means you answered about 88% of the graded MBE questions correctly. This places you in the 99.3% percentile for the MBE. This means that only 0.7% of F...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Cem2030   on: April 26, at 4:00:01 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am afraid to even look at the essays...I don't want to realize what issues I missed. lol. I know what you mean. I just viewed this review for question 1 of the cbx. I remember I did discuss that the seller was sent a message by the mfr. Not sure what else I wrote though. But I now feel better about this question. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFKoOxJmrFc&t=6s Thanks for...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283574

Re: Advice for Transferring to Another Law School  
  by: kengh   on: April 26, at 3:54:25 pm   in: Transfers
Hello all, I wanted to get some advice or recommendations. I will be starting southwestern law school this fall (in Los Angeles) and have in mind working my buns off and transferring to NYU. It's always been my dream. But would like to know even with a great GPA is it not possible because I am not going to school in the NY area? Thank You I would retake lsat. This sounds like the worst idea ever.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=82937

Re: Failed the bar 2x and considering leaving law  
  by: SFSpartan   on: April 26, at 3:54:08 pm   in: Legal Employment

tyroneslothrop1 wrote:Do not quit your job until you have another one.

This. So much this. Even if you aren't being treated particularly well, being employed and making $$ is generally the way to go until you can find something else.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287745

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: pech71   on: April 26, at 3:49:56 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe @JoeSeperac, I took the February 2018 NY UBE exam and received a 162.6 written and a 134.4 MBE. Can you please tell me where my scores rank? Your website was extremely useful to me; due in part to your analysis (and other resources) I was able to increase my total UBE score from 247 (July '17) to 297. I am now preparing for the FL exam and need to raise my MBE score to FL's required 136 (m...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: Lateral Question - Negotiating Signing Bonus for Not using a Legal Recruiter  
  by: gregfootball2001   on: April 26, at 3:46:56 pm   in: Legal Employment
I just lateraled from mid-law to v50 without a recruiter. No signing bonus. I asked, and was denied. I did not feel that my offer was in danger at any point. My year-end bonus will not be pro-rated.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287685

which state has easiest and fastest bar admission process  
  by: radjo   on: April 26, at 3:44:49 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Recently I passed the NY Bar (UBE). My score is good enough to get admitted to even Alaska. My plan is to remain in-house counsel and so looking for some jurisdictions where I can transfer my UBE score and get the Bar admission done quickly. In short, my question is apart from NY, where I am applying for the bar admission anyway, which other state has the easiest (e.g., no state-specific requireme...
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Re: Failed the bar 2x and considering leaving law  
  by: tyroneslothrop1   on: April 26, at 3:39:46 pm   in: Legal Employment
Do not quit your job until you have another one.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287745

Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: Gsd10   on: April 26, at 3:38:32 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Tbh, I don’t really trust anything the admissions office says anymore. I doubt a single decision is made this week—or next for that matter. Maybe my impatience is getting to me... Well apparently they’re overcommitted cause they called an admitted student and asked if they would defer to the next year for scholarship money. :( Where did you hear this? Reddit forum Yeah I just read this, pretty un...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283089

Re: Themis Bar Prep (2017/2018 UBE) Full Set For Sale  
  by: JackSparrow123   on: April 26, at 3:36:31 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Either full UBE or Florida bar Themis set+flashcards, self-made outlines that include most frequently tested MBE/MEE rules for sale! Email: dki5@hotmail.com
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287323

Re: Advice for Transferring to Another Law School  
  by: thepaperchase   on: April 26, at 3:35:19 pm   in: Transfers
Hello all,

I wanted to get some advice or recommendations. I will be starting southwestern law school this fall (in Los Angeles) and have in mind working my buns off and transferring to NYU. It's always been my dream. But would like to know even with a great GPA is it not possible because I am not going to school in the NY area? Thank You
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=82937

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: byag   on: April 26, at 3:33:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe @JoeSeperac, I took the February 2018 NY UBE exam and received a 162.6 written and a 134.4 MBE. Can you please tell me where my scores rank? Your website was extremely useful to me; due in part to your analysis (and other resources) I was able to increase my total UBE score from 247 (July '17) to 297. I am now preparing for the FL exam and need to raise my MBE score to FL's required 136 (mi...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: Let's talk in-house salaries  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 3:32:58 pm   in: Legal Employment
Since this got bumped - I'm the poster above who mentioned healthcare positions. Once again, we're hiring and you can find the position by searching in the usual sites and specialty legal associations. 1-3 years experience, good hours, low cost of living, complex work and client time from the very beginning.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=260068

Re: 2nd and 3rd yr take home pay (market)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 3:30:48 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:$13k seems like a lot for a third year? 1st year pay at $180 is a little over 8K per month, correct?

Can anyone tell me second and third year monthly earnings in NYC? (190 and 210K, respectively).

Texas doesn't have a state income tax.
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Re: Adaptibar discount code $30 OFF  
  by: vely4   on: April 26, at 3:30:26 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I sent an email to your hotmail, but I thought it'd be safe to post here as well.
Please send code to: levyyun@gmail.com

Thanks.
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: What'sUP?   on: April 26, at 3:29:40 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am afraid to even look at the essays...I don't want to realize what issues I missed. lol. I know what you mean. I just viewed this review for question 1 of the cbx. I remember I did discuss that the seller was sent a message by the mfr. Not sure what else I wrote though. But I now feel better about this question. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFKoOxJmrFc&t=6s Thanks for...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=283574

Re: Loyola Law Los Angeles C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: saffles   on: April 26, at 3:27:06 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

baytola wrote:
saffles wrote:Was accepted at 4 am this morning. So happy! 158/3.56 more info under saffles @lawschoolnumbers


Hey! Congrats! I was wondering and if you don't mind the question, did you get any scholarships?
Not yet! But I will definitely let you guys know as soon as I hear from them. They didn’t even give me a deposit deadline date yet ^^;;
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283841

Re: The best materials and courses to study, and kill the MBE  
  by: rNadOm   on: April 26, at 3:20:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Another shout out for Critical Pass! They were amazing.

I purchased AdaptiBar as well - it’s definitely useful but I personally dont feel I used it enough to justify it so wouldn’t have purchased if I were to do it all again.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287584

Re: NYC to 200k  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 3:19:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
Have any current biglaw associates heard if their firms are planning a response to the effects of the tax law. Poster above is correct that loss of SALT deductions will be a hit on associates. Just wondering if the cravath/davis polk/simpson/kirkland etc have communicated anything to associates?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287076

Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: camturner   on: April 26, at 3:16:37 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Finally got my score in the mail. 156/169. Didn’t expect that but I’m happy about it! What did you use to prepare to get a mbe score that high? I did Themis bar review and did watch all of the lectures. I studied the lecture outlines only and just took tons of practice tests through Themis. I literally did all of them and then went back as the test got closer (and I had studied more) and redid th...
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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 3:16:16 pm   in: Legal Employment
Has anyone who accepted an offer from Colorado received any further information from them? Just a brief reply email to my follow-up email. What kind of information are you looking for? I don't think much more will come until late in the spring or early summer. Hey, all! I’ve accepted a CO position, too! I also heard the next thing we’ll hear is late spring...trying not to think too much about it ...
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Re: 2nd Semester 1L terrified of bombing OCI - what are my chances?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 3:07:15 pm   in: Legal Employment
Apologies for the anon post but I'm about to give you a lot of personal information in hopes of honest opinions on my shots at OCI/2L SA/biglaw career. I'm at a T15, male, non-URM minority, with 3 years of (not particularly impressive - I was at two different nonprofits) work experience pre-law school. My first semester gpa is a 3.0 and I'm not feeling too hot about upcoming finals. I'm vice pres...
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Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: WhiteFish11   on: April 26, at 3:03:49 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Tbh, I don’t really trust anything the admissions office says anymore. I doubt a single decision is made this week—or next for that matter. Maybe my impatience is getting to me... Well apparently they’re overcommitted cause they called an admitted student and asked if they would defer to the next year for scholarship money. :( Where did you hear this? Reddit forum Yeah I just read this, pretty un...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283089

Re: Let's talk in-house salaries  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 2:58:56 pm   in: Legal Employment
I've heard $160-170K base comp (plus 10-15% bonus) for Bay Area tech companies for a third year corporate associate. I've been asking for $180K and getting that back. Have been wondering if I've been doing it wrong. Have not gotten to a concrete offer yet. Would appreciate any insight as to whether I should go to a $170K ask. So far HR has generally asked me for salary expectations at the beginni...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=260068

Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: Nightcrawler   on: April 26, at 2:56:05 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Question for Joe. First of all, thanks to you I finally understood why a worse pool of applicants results in a lower scale (even if it's counter-intuitive to whoever was used to the good ol' grading curve in law school). With that said, what can you tell about the grading calibration sessions? In particular, I read on the Cal Bar website that they meet, analyze some written answers of candidates,...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: How to send message/contact other users on TLS?  
  by: noob2018   on: April 26, at 2:55:21 pm   in: Other forums not on the main forum index page

RedPurpleBlue wrote:
noob2018 wrote:

I don't know what you're talking about. All I can say is that it's pretty strange that TLS shows up as the second search when you type in law school forums in Google and not the first search. I wonder what happened.


By christian standards, this is a virtuous response. The gods will bless you in thy heavens.

BEST
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: rNadOm   on: April 26, at 2:50:19 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe - could you please help me calculate my stats as well? 343 total and 170.2 scaled MBE (New York).

Thanks in advance !
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287748

Re: Leaving before commitment period is over  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 2:40:28 pm   in: Legal Employment
At my agency, we would find out if you broke a previous commitment during an honors program/with another agency and short of significant need or your being extremely qualified, you wouldn't get a callback. I imagine other fed agencies would work the same.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287726

Re: Cornell vs. USC  
  by: Bigredbear   on: April 26, at 2:40:20 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
USC seems defensible given the cost difference. And it seems like you'd strongly prefer being in California both short and long term, so I'd say go with USC
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=287737

Re: Themis Bar Prep (2017/2018 UBE) Full Set For Sale  
  by: shaun06905   on: April 26, at 2:39:51 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I also have a full Themis book set for sale, from the 2018 February New York test. Email me at shaun06905@yahoo.com if interested! Thanks!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287323

Re: February 2018 Maryland Bar Exam  
  by: MDJD82   on: April 26, at 2:31:38 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
My C&F status updated to "Investigation Returned - Approved" - sadly this means nothing but the wait to next Friday sucks
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Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: JCupit1   on: April 26, at 2:31:26 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
so basically choose none is your answer?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=287761

Re: Chances: Puerto Rican; LSAC GPA: 3.77; AIMING FOR 169  
  by: thecraverofpower   on: April 26, at 2:30:19 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Use the GPA/LSAT caclulator. https://officialguide.lsac.org/release/ugpalsat/ugpalsat.aspx Hi LSAT_Ninja_Tutor, Thanks for your response :)! I have used it before and there are honestly major problems with it. The dataset is extremely outdated and a majority of the T-14 schools are not included. Moreover, there is also some discrepancy in terms of the data set representation, especially pertainin...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=287689

Re: Chances: Puerto Rican; LSAC GPA: 3.77; AIMING FOR 169  
  by: cannonballer   on: April 26, at 2:27:24 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Don’t aim for a 169, aim higher!! A 169 will give you a good shot at several T14 acceptances but get your score in the 170s and you could be in full ride territory.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=287689

Re: NYC to 200k  
  by: thelastlaugh   on: April 26, at 2:25:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
No matter how the question is framed, firms will inevitably say that they are committed to meeting market rates. They aren't interested in giving up profits without pressure from the first moving firm. So I do think any move comes from a firm viewing it as enough of a power play to make it worthwhile, not any concern for associate well-being.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=287076

Re: Chances: Puerto Rican; LSAC GPA: 3.77; AIMING FOR 169  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: April 26, at 2:23:14 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Use mylsn and none of this matters until you get a real score. Stop worrying about where you will get in and instead go study
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Re: GULC EA 2018 Transfer  
  by: PinkSoju   on: April 26, at 2:20:56 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I tried calling today because I am not a chill person :0 and they didn't pick up LOL
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=287315

Re: Loyola Law Los Angeles C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: baytola   on: April 26, at 2:13:46 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

saffles wrote:Was accepted at 4 am this morning. So happy! 158/3.56 more info under saffles @lawschoolnumbers


Hey! Congrats! I was wondering and if you don't mind the question, did you get any scholarships?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283841

Re: Chances: Puerto Rican; LSAC GPA: 3.77; AIMING FOR 169  
  by: LSAT_Ninja_Tutor   on: April 26, at 2:03:28 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
Use the GPA/LSAT caclulator.
https://officialguide.lsac.org/release/ ... alsat.aspx
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=287689

Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: April 26, at 2:01:31 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
So my question is, how does a regional school place 56 students of 156 into Louisiana, 20 to NY, 20 to Texas and scatter 60+ into various states in the surrounding states. example GMU places 90% into DC and VA this means regional to me from official ABA disclosures, as with IU, 80 percent Indiana and Illinois. and yes I have however it takes about a year to hear back from Vanderbilt and Fordham. ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=287761

Foreign educated. Graduated 15 years back. Third time NY bar exam taker. Passed Feb 2018 exam. Never give up hope!  
  by: verejacob   on: April 26, at 1:58:38 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am foreign educated and graduated from a top tier law school in New York 15 years back. After graduation, I strayed away from the legal profession and dived into the digital media industry. Fate and a job opportunity brought me back to a law-related field. Decided to take the NY bar exam on a whim in Feb 2017. Studied for 3 days and took the exam. Scored 230 (100 in MBE). Thereafter began prepar...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=287769

Re: Themis Score Stats vs. Actual Bar Exam Score (2018)  
  by: Respondeat_Inferior   on: April 26, at 1:58:34 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Good idea! Also congrats that's a great result. What did you think of Themis overall and why did you choose it? Do you recommend it for MPRE? I still have to do that. Thanks! Yep, I just did what they told me to do and I got like....103 or something, I forget exactly. Two week program but I was able to complete everything in one week (after work) watching the lectures at 1.5x. It would have been ...
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Re: Kirkland (Houston) Associate - Taking Questions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 1:54:32 pm   in: Legal Employment
I work in a different office so all my interaction with him is on the phone or over email and I don't have insight into how he treats his wife, but all my experience with the sole funds partner in the Houston office has been completely positive.
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Re: Adaptibar discount code $30 OFF  
  by: stefk   on: April 26, at 1:49:24 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hey i'm looking for a discount code for adapti bar. please email me at stefanie-kr@hotmail.com.
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Re: Cornell vs. USC  
  by: GouldenBear   on: April 26, at 1:46:32 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I wouldn't speculate on your performance in law school. It's difficult to predict where you'll be in your class--people from prestigious undergrads could be scraping the bottom of the class and people from no-name colleges might be in the top 10%. It's hard to predict. I would speak to people in the industry that you want to work in and ask them what matters when they're hiring. Do they care about...
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Just starting... how is 7sage+trainer?  
  by: artist   on: April 26, at 1:43:44 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
so, I just took timed diagnostics and got 143. I got LG 3/24 LR 15/24 LR 12/26 RC 14/27 It took me 30 min to do four game questions. I was only able to do the first half of LR and RC... seriously, why do they only give 35 minutes??? I'm hoping to apply this fall. I can study full time, probably 5hrs/day in May and 10hrs/day from June. I'll take Sept and Dec. tests. Hoping for 170+ score. Maybe I'm...
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Re: Can I ask to be readmitted?  
  by: RCSOB657   on: April 26, at 1:41:08 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I'm laughing. Utterly laughing.

No it's probably not unheard of to beg to be readmitted, but I'm going to guess it's going to be better for you in the long run to retake and try next year.
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: lawgirl1234   on: April 26, at 1:40:31 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
lurker, first time post-- NY BOLE has updated its website to state, in part: "The application filing period for the July 2018 bar examination is April 1-30, 2018. Applicants may apply for the bar examination through their BOLE Account in the Applicant Services Portal. If you do not have an account click on BOLE Account in the table of contents and follow the instructions to create an account...
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Re: Penn vs. Northwestern($$)  
  by: blerggggg   on: April 26, at 1:38:21 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
... are you even thinking for a second that Penn is worth more than 162k over NW... come on now...

You can get to NY from NW. Just please make the smart decision here and go to NW. You will survive the winters by padding your coats with the thousands of dollars you would have spent at Penn
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Re: Can I ask to be readmitted?  
  by: albanach   on: April 26, at 1:36:13 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I was accepted at a school, and decided it was too expensive and declined their offer of admission. They gave me 13k In merit scholarships but tuition is 39k not including cost of living. Now I regret declining their offer because it’s in a city I want to study and later practice in and I’m unsatisfied with my options. Is it unheard of to retract my withdrawal and ask to reclaim my position in th...
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Re: Themis Score Stats vs. Actual Bar Exam Score (2018)  
  by: Beanboi   on: April 26, at 1:27:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
First time taker. Graduated in 2012 and have been a stay at home Mom for these years. I have two small children. I started doing a self study of mbe topics October 1. Then started Themis in mid November. I did 3 days a week for a few weeks and started 5 days a week in mid December. By January, I did some studying every day. I used the Emmanuel’s book and the mee one sheets. I think I did 2700 mbe ...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: njnytaker2018   on: April 26, at 1:14:13 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
lurker, first time post-- NY BOLE has updated its website to state, in part: "The application filing period for the July 2018 bar examination is April 1-30, 2018. Applicants may apply for the bar examination through their BOLE Account in the Applicant Services Portal. If you do not have an account click on BOLE Account in the table of contents and follow the instructions to create an account...
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Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: JCupit1   on: April 26, at 1:10:42 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
So my question is, how does a regional school place 56 students of 156 into Louisiana, 20 to NY, 20 to Texas and scatter 60+ into various states in the surrounding states. example GMU places 90% into DC and VA this means regional to me from official ABA disclosures, as with IU, 80 percent Indiana and Illinois.


and yes I have however it takes about a year to hear back from Vanderbilt and Fordham.
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Penn vs. Northwestern($$)  
  by: 24603   on: April 26, at 1:01:41 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Hi guys, I literally have 3 or 4 days left to make my decision so time is really running out. I'd really appreciate any input. My parents will be helping with cost of living so I'm just worried about tuition costs at the moment. Penn only offered 30k and won't budge while Northwestern has offered 180k. Costs (that I'll have to pay) Penn Tuition: 168k Northwestern Tuition: 6k LSAT/GPA: 169/4.1 Wait...
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T4 to UNM  
  by: teacher2lawyer   on: April 26, at 1:01:08 pm   in: Transfers
Hello. Any advice is helpful. I am at a T4 law school and am considering transferring to the University of New Mexico because I have an interest in Tribal Law. They are known for their program and have some great clinics. Other schools I am considering for similar reasons are ASU or UofA. Does anyone have experience with these schools? ASU is obviously very competitive. I do not plan on practicing...
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Can I ask to be readmitted?  
  by: UMhopeful21   on: April 26, at 12:39:38 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I was accepted at a school, and decided it was too expensive and declined their offer of admission. They gave me 13k In merit scholarships but tuition is 39k not including cost of living. Now I regret declining their offer because it’s in a city I want to study and later practice in and I’m unsatisfied with my options. Is it unheard of to retract my withdrawal and ask to reclaim my position in the...
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Re: Akerman LLP?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 12:31:23 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. I’m currently at a v100 (black box firm). I wouldn’t be doing debt collection work. From my understanding, they are hiring in their corporate dept. Is the pay over, say, 175k for a mid level or does the $160k-$170k starting salary stay pretty flat year after year? The firm's M&A group is bringing in a ton of solid PE work from FLA/DC/NYC and is growing a lot. The midlevels are well o...
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Re: Should I wait a year or go to school now?  
  by: UMhopeful21   on: April 26, at 12:29:37 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
[quote="amot123"]I would retake the LSAT. 160+ on the LSAT will allow you to get into better schools, and will provide $$$. Debt with low job prospects is not ideal.[/quote

I think I may take the June LSAT and see if that gets me off the waitlist at UF. If not, I’ll just wait a year and take the LSAT again.
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Re: Anyone in NJ have a clue when results will be released?  
  by: Jdsquared87   on: April 26, at 12:28:34 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I just emailed my POC for my bar application to make sure all required character and fitness documents had been received and I was advised that bar exam results would be released mid-May. This wait is truly killing me!! I was hoping for NLT May 4th since that was apparently the release date in 2017 and 2016. I just do not understand why NJ takes so long! Other UBE jurisdictions are already releas...
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Re: 2018 February DC Bar  
  by: Krissynateylee   on: April 26, at 12:21:21 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Any idea if the results will be out on the 4th or 11th May? NY results are out and i literally feel sick with anxiety For July'17, DC came out 3 days after NY. Wonder what will happen this time. Anyone see any kind of movement on their status page on the Committee on Admission site? Anyone called the admission office? Any updates? It still says mid-may, i hope its atleast MAY 4TH this wait is bru...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: arez   on: April 26, at 12:08:15 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
If you accepted an offer from the firm where you summered, but are now jumping to another firm, what did you tell your first firm? Might be in this position next year and nervous about how/when to discuss with them. I think it depends a little on the firm and office. For me, it was a V20, with a big office, with a big summer associate class. I politely informed the recruiting person that I had ac...
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Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: KoozBall   on: April 26, at 12:05:22 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Tbh, I don’t really trust anything the admissions office says anymore. I doubt a single decision is made this week—or next for that matter. Maybe my impatience is getting to me... Well apparently they’re overcommitted cause they called an admitted student and asked if they would defer to the next year for scholarship money. :( Where did you hear this? Reddit forum Yeah I just read this, pretty un...
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Re: Themis Score Stats vs. Actual Bar Exam Score (2018)  
  by: Neilt001   on: April 26, at 11:57:08 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Good idea! Also congrats that's a great result. What did you think of Themis overall and why did you choose it? Congrats to you as well. When I was looking into classes I could start early I was actually looking into Barbri's 6 month program for non-US students. Glad I didn't waste an extra 5,000 bucks on that. I work for a 403(b) non-profit and I ultimately picked Themis because they offer a pub...
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Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: WhiteFish11   on: April 26, at 11:55:43 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Tbh, I don’t really trust anything the admissions office says anymore. I doubt a single decision is made this week—or next for that matter. Maybe my impatience is getting to me... Well apparently they’re overcommitted cause they called an admitted student and asked if they would defer to the next year for scholarship money. :( Where did you hear this? Reddit forum Well now someone I know just got...
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Re: Themis Score Stats vs. Actual Bar Exam Score (2018)  
  by: Neilt001   on: April 26, at 11:52:24 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
First time taker, Pro Bono Scholar (i.e. graduate law school in May 2018), parent of two school aged children and pregnant, began study last week of January due to morning sickness. Used Adapitbar during final week. State : Feb 2018 New York Study regime : Began last week of January, studied weekdays from 9am until 2pm. Planned on studying after I picked up from kids from school and during the we...
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Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: blackmamba8   on: April 26, at 11:47:55 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Tulane doesn't have national reach. You have to go to a T-13 for that. Did you apply to Vandy? They would likely be your best bet if you want to end up in Nashville.
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Re: Kirkland (Houston) Associate - Taking Questions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 11:45:59 am   in: Legal Employment
I have heard the investment funds partner there is a literal psychopath (screams at his wife on the phone, god help the associates). is this true?
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Re: Feb 2018 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: Trying2makeit   on: April 26, at 11:41:27 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I took both feb 17 and July 17, they only posted the business day before the stated date on the official instructions. My guess is we will not get scores until May 3rd at the earliest since the posted release date is May 4th
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Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: Gsd10   on: April 26, at 11:41:04 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Tbh, I don’t really trust anything the admissions office says anymore. I doubt a single decision is made this week—or next for that matter. Maybe my impatience is getting to me... Well apparently they’re overcommitted cause they called an admitted student and asked if they would defer to the next year for scholarship money. :( Where did you hear this? Reddit forum Yeah I just read this, pretty un...
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Re: Feb 2018 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: post24   on: April 26, at 11:39:52 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
The November results were released a day early. It was estimated they would be released Nov. 3rd and were released on the 2nd. As for last February, the results were released four days early. I doubt we will be getting them at the end of this week. If anything, we may get them early next week. Here's to hoping!
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Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: April 26, at 11:37:26 am   in: Choosing a Law School
My goal would to end up in the Nashville area, however I am originally from Texas and have gone to school in Indiana so really the deciding factor is where my girlfriend gets into CRNA school. From what I’ve heard from several attorneys it sounds like Tulane actually has a national reach. Their last ABA shows 30+ students in NY last year. If you think Tulane has national reach, I have a bridge in...
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Re: 3L w/ In-House vs. Big Law Opportunity- Help Plz!  
  by: oblig.lawl.ref   on: April 26, at 11:36:49 am   in: Legal Employment
I am a little shocked by the "anyone can get in-house" comment. I'm at a firm that generally has really good in-house placement and I'd say almost half the associates that walk through these doors (in corporate) burn out, can't hack biglaw or suck and end up with pretty mediocre/bad options by the time they would have been a 3rd-6th year. By that I mean working in much lesser firms (fro...
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Re: NYC to 200k  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 11:36:13 am   in: Legal Employment
In trying to advocate for raises think it would be more effective to focus on cost of living increases than to focus on firms' profits. Associates in CA, IL and NYC should ask open-ended questions about what firms are doing to mitigate the impact of the tax law on associates. I'm in NYC and my marginal rate went up at the same time I lost the ability to deduct ~$20k per year in SALT so it has been...
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Re: Best law school I can get into?  
  by: cannonballer   on: April 26, at 11:34:36 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Thanks so much for all the advice! More down to the specifics though, I think it would help me to get an idea of what my % chance of admission would be for Columbia and NYU given my resume. I think with that I would have a better idea of whether or not I would like to retake it. Thanks again! Look at the chart albanach posted, that tells you your rough chances. Numbers are supreme in the admissio...
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Help me with options  
  by: sumtingwonghia   on: April 26, at 11:34:16 am   in: What are my chances?
Undergrad: 3.6 GPA 165 LSAT Letters of rec from 2 professors, 1 employer who is an attorney. Strongly interested in going into Entertainment Law (pipe dream, unicorn job, okay I get it) Softs: Love music and the music industry, have published music on Spotify Division 1 Mascot (could label as a soft athlete, I'll take it) 5 years of experience in the legal field and counting. Thoughts on what appr...
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Re: Magistrates?  
  by: aspire2esquire   on: April 26, at 11:33:35 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
FWIW, I've been told that a benefit of clerking for a magistrate is that you have a lot of contact with attorneys, more so perhaps than other court levels, which can be useful for making connections. I've also seen magistrate clerks go on to district court clerkships, if that's an interest. Would you do a federal magistrate or in-house externship? I am interested in litigation and would receive t...
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Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: JCupit1   on: April 26, at 11:18:01 am   in: Choosing a Law School
My goal would to end up in the Nashville area, however I am originally from Texas and have gone to school in Indiana so really the deciding factor is where my girlfriend gets into CRNA school. From what I’ve heard from several attorneys it sounds like Tulane actually has a national reach. Their last ABA shows 30+ students in NY last year.
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Re: Military Law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 11:14:42 am   in: Legal Employment
Based on Howell’s post a bit back, and that I am actively procrastinating at work, I wanted to jot down a couple thoughts for those AD folks considering the reserves. This is going to be pretty Air Force specific. 1. Should I be thinking about the reserves: 100% yes, you should. It is a great form of supplemental income, allows you to stay plugged into the JAG Corps (you will likely miss it more ...
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Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: WhiteFish11   on: April 26, at 11:12:07 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

sneakysnake wrote:
WhiteFish11 wrote:
Gsd10 wrote:Tbh, I don’t really trust anything the admissions office says anymore. I doubt a single decision is made this week—or next for that matter. Maybe my impatience is getting to me...

Well apparently they’re overcommitted cause they called an admitted student and asked if they would defer to the next year for scholarship money.

Where did you hear this?

Reddit forum
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Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: KoozBall   on: April 26, at 11:07:31 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

sneakysnake wrote:
WhiteFish11 wrote:
Gsd10 wrote:Tbh, I don’t really trust anything the admissions office says anymore. I doubt a single decision is made this week—or next for that matter. Maybe my impatience is getting to me...

Well apparently they’re overcommitted cause they called an admitted student and asked if they would defer to the next year for scholarship money.

Where did you hear this?

It's on r/lawschooladmissions
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: Cem2030   on: April 26, at 11:07:30 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am afraid to even look at the essays...I don't want to realize what issues I missed. lol. I know what you mean. I just viewed this review for question 1 of the cbx. I remember I did discuss that the seller was sent a message by the mfr. Not sure what else I wrote though. But I now feel better about this question. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFKoOxJmrFc&t=6s Thanks for...
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Re: Military Law  
  by: bouakedojo   on: April 26, at 11:06:13 am   in: Legal Employment
A bit of an aside here but still may be relevant: I'd be curious if Howell or any of the other experienced folks have thoughts on this but my personal experience at my first assignment have made me a bit more cautious on recommending the huge offices to start with. The perils of a large base legal office (Nellis, Ramstein, Travis, Lackland) is that it can be difficult to stand out in the right wa...
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Re: Anyone in NJ have a clue when results will be released?  
  by: mklaw1128   on: April 26, at 11:00:19 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I think because July results came out a week ahead of past October release dates...maybe February's results will come out a week ahead of normal time (May 4) could be totally wrong, but a few others are banking on tomorrow too, I hope not, I have plans this weekend I'd like to enjoy.
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Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: sneakysnake   on: April 26, at 10:51:26 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

WhiteFish11 wrote:
Gsd10 wrote:Tbh, I don’t really trust anything the admissions office says anymore. I doubt a single decision is made this week—or next for that matter. Maybe my impatience is getting to me...

Well apparently they’re overcommitted cause they called an admitted student and asked if they would defer to the next year for scholarship money.

Where did you hear this?
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Re: 3L w/ In-House vs. Big Law Opportunity- Help Plz!  
  by: boredtodeath   on: April 26, at 10:51:19 am   in: Legal Employment
I am a little shocked by the "anyone can get in-house" comment. I'm at a firm that generally has really good in-house placement and I'd say almost half the associates that walk through these doors (in corporate) burn out, can't hack biglaw or suck and end up with pretty mediocre/bad options by the time they would have been a 3rd-6th year. By that I mean working in much lesser firms (fro...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 26, at 10:49:53 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I used Emmanuel, pmbr 3 day course, and seperac. I know that I need to change my strategy which will be focusing more on the MBE. I am not too sure if I should use the same materials, or stick with what I have already used. I am in the process of collecting data for the F18 score report. If you send me your scores, I will tell you what I think and give you a breakdown of your scores. At a minimum...
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Re: Anyone in NJ have a clue when results will be released?  
  by: ATC2JD   on: April 26, at 10:42:10 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I just emailed my POC for my bar application to make sure all required character and fitness documents had been received and I was advised that bar exam results would be released mid-May. This wait is truly killing me!! I was hoping for NLT May 4th since that was apparently the release date in 2017 and 2016. I just do not understand why NJ takes so long! Other UBE jurisdictions are already releasi...
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Re: Transfer MBE score from Illinois - for UBE JX?  
  by: perplixityparanoia   on: April 26, at 10:38:26 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Legallybrunettes wrote:Does anyone know if we can transfer our MBE score to a UBE jurisdiction and only take the essays this July?

I am so confused with this MBE transfer score form, if anyone could give me guidance that would be great.

You may be able to do this for DC. Not sure though. Call DC committee on admission to verify.
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Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: WhiteFish11   on: April 26, at 10:37:20 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Gsd10 wrote:Tbh, I don’t really trust anything the admissions office says anymore. I doubt a single decision is made this week—or next for that matter. Maybe my impatience is getting to me...

Well apparently they’re overcommitted cause they called an admitted student and asked if they would defer to the next year for scholarship money.
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Re: Feb 2018 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: OutOfStater   on: April 26, at 10:33:02 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Any word on when we will get results back?

I know last Feb they got their results Friday Night around this time (a week earlier then posted)
And this past July they got the results on Thursday (a week and a day before the posted time)

All that being said does anybody have a clue??
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Re: Feb 2018 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: OutOfStater   on: April 26, at 10:29:55 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Any word on when we will get results back?

I know last Feb they got their results Friday Night around this time (a week earlier then posted)
And this past July they got the results on Thursday (a week and a day before the posted time)

All that being said does anybody have a clue??
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: lolabear727   on: April 26, at 10:23:07 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
What are everyone’s thoughts of retaking NY UBE versus another state with a better UBE pass percentage with the same or higher pass requirement?
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Re: Kirkland (Houston) Associate - Taking Questions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 10:22:42 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:What kinds of grades would be needed to have a good shot at KE Houston (or a comparable firm in Houston) from HYS? Thanks

What about lower T14, like BVDC?
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Re: 2018 February CA Bar  
  by: What'sUP?   on: April 26, at 10:20:54 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I am afraid to even look at the essays...I don't want to realize what issues I missed. lol. I know what you mean. I just viewed this review for question 1 of the cbx. I remember I did discuss that the seller was sent a message by the mfr. Not sure what else I wrote though. But I now feel better about this question. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFKoOxJmrFc&t=6s Thanks for...
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Re: Transfer MBE score from Illinois - for UBE JX?  
  by: rkreymer   on: April 26, at 10:16:30 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone know if we can transfer our MBE score to a UBE jurisdiction and only take the essays this July? I am so confused with this MBE transfer score form, if anyone could give me guidance that would be great. I believe you can only transfer the whole score from one UBE jurisdiction to another UBE jurisdiction. Lets say you need 266 for NY and get 260 in NY, you failed NY but you can transfer...
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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 10:08:32 am   in: Legal Employment
anyone received the E-QIP yet?
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Re: D.C. Summer 2018 Barbri Courses  
  by: mec215   on: April 26, at 9:53:03 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Bump.

I would like to know the answer to this too. I am pretty set on taking the online-only class, but I would be interested to hear if someone had a particularly good experience with doing the in-class version.
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Transfer MBE score from Illinois - for UBE JX?  
  by: Legallybrunettes   on: April 26, at 9:52:55 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does anyone know if we can transfer our MBE score to a UBE jurisdiction and only take the essays this July?

I am so confused with this MBE transfer score form, if anyone could give me guidance that would be great.
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Re: Would I be happier in Lit?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 9:47:16 am   in: Legal Employment
I was told by a recruiter that if I wanted to switch from corporate to lit it would be significantly easier to do within my current firm. Like others have said, if a firm is looking to hire a lateral in lit, they likely don't have a shortage of candidates so it makes no sense to hire a re-tool. You have a better shot at switching internally because of the costs to your current firm associated with...
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Re: Any Federal Public Defenders here?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 9:30:47 am   in: Legal Employment
Thanks.

Some states require Spanish, and even many mountain states prefer it. I have no interest in North East or West coast living, so I'll be targeting the fly over states once I get a couple years in.
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Re: Drill LG by type or section?  
  by: Barack O'Drama   on: April 26, at 9:30:19 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
when learning, I think by type is very helpful. Once you have a good sense of how to do each game, and your scores are such that you're only missing 4-5 or less per LG section, I think doing full-timed sections of LG are the way to go.

If you're taking in June, I would really try to focus on full sections from the PT52+ tests, since there are some differences with modern games.
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Re: Would I be happier in Lit?  
  by: thelastlaugh   on: April 26, at 9:27:34 am   in: Legal Employment
I didn't switch, but had a friend at my firm (v10) who did. He did a year in corporate, rotating groups once, and decided he didn't really like it. The firm let him switch to lit, but held him back a year (didn't get class raise, unsure about what year bonuses were given at). After a year in lit, and not having been fully taken out of the wheel on some of the corporate deals he was working on, he ...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: ipassed69   on: April 26, at 9:25:33 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
@JoeSeperac Hey Joe, I want to get on this train as well. I got a 326 with a MBE score of 159.7. Thanks!! I don't know if I responded due to the moderation lag, but here you go: Based on your scaled MBE score of 159.7, your estimated raw MBE score was about 140/175 correct. This means you answered about 80% of the graded MBE questions correctly. This places you in the 95.3% percentile for the MBE...
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Re: Would I be happier in Lit?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 9:25:31 am   in: Legal Employment
OP here. These responses are really helpful. One more question -- For anyone who has switched from corporate to lit, what are the logistics of that switch like? I've thought about requesting to move over within my firm. My firm is huge, but I still don't know if I could stomach doing an internal switch. Might be pretty awkward bumping into people or risk getting some kind of bad reputation. At th...
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Re: Feb 2018 MA Bar Exams  
  by: stewie27   on: April 26, at 9:17:16 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Got my email about 30 minutes ago. Passed! Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Sixth time taker passed with a 278  
  by: nyaspirations   on: April 26, at 9:15:02 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Congrats. You are an inspiration. I am on 4th attempt and still waiting on results for February. Hoping not to make it my 5th.

Besides writing 50 essay questions, what is your secret? What Bar Course did you take? How long did you prepare each day? Were you working?
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Re: IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: blackmamba8   on: April 26, at 9:08:12 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Where do you want to work after law school? All 3 schools are regional, though I'm biased in favor of IU, lol.
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: Kittencaboodle   on: April 26, at 8:52:33 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe, I wrote in New York and scored 321 overall and 167.2 on my MBE. Can you give me some stats on how my score stacks up? Thanks! Wow, great scores. Based on your scaled MBE score of 167.2, your estimated raw MBE score was about 150/175 correct. This is based on the 2013 New York MBE raw/scaled conversion (which is the most recent time an MBE raw/scaled conversion was released). This means yo...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: Kittencaboodle   on: April 26, at 8:49:05 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
May I ask where you guys are getting your score breakdowns? The email included my total/MBE score, but didn't include anything about MEE or MPT. Passers only receive their Total Score and MBE Score. Failers receive a lot more information, including how they did on each of the MBE subjects. If you tell me your Total Score and MBE Score, I can give you some statistics on them. Hi Joe, I wrote in Ne...
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Re: 3L w/ In-House vs. Big Law Opportunity- Help Plz!  
  by: ruski   on: April 26, at 8:39:57 am   in: Legal Employment
the above is wayyyy too prestige focused. I moved after 2 years from nyc v5 to a firm not even ranked on vault. work 9-6 and make 90% of my former salary. I would call this winning. prestige is over rated. there are several highly profitable firms out there that fly below the radar. the only losers I think are the ones still in biglaw after 6 years, giving up their souls for many an extra 30k post...
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Re: Any Federal Public Defenders here?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 8:34:03 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm curious how many of the AFPDs in your office came from state PD offices. I'm currently considering becoming a PD in a major US city (i.e. NYC, Chicago, LA) and my dream job is AFPD. I've got experience doing capital defense work, interning at a state PD and state appellate defender, and I've also done some appellate criminal work as a 3L. I've pretty much interned or done a clinic every singl...
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Re: GWU class of 2021 Waitlist  
  by: mollconn   on: April 26, at 8:33:56 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Any waitlist movement? It was around this time last year that GW sent out a feeler e-mail so hopefully it should be soon!
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Re: Feb 2018 MA Bar Exams  
  by: mseabra   on: April 26, at 8:32:38 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Meggoca wrote:Anyone get their results yet? I am losing my mind...

Not yet. I am also losing my mind here!!!
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Re: 2018 GULC EA Transfer Thread  
  by: lawschoolgal1883   on: April 26, at 8:23:52 am   in: Transfers

lawfullyyourz wrote:Figured I'd start this off.

T3
Top 10%
Summer: Biglaw SA

Just curious,How did you get a SA as a 1L from tier3? Any advice?
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Re: Should I retake a failed class?  
  by: cannonballer   on: April 26, at 8:22:31 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
The above is right. I’m pretty sure whether they count the F from a repeated class depends on whether your school keeps the F on your transcript but don’t quote me on that. Regardless, I recommend repeating the class in case you decide not to go to law school or even just to have a better narrative about your personal maturity and your transxriot’s upward trend.
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Re: Anyone in NJ have a clue when results will be released?  
  by: Jdsquared87   on: April 26, at 8:20:48 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

mklaw1128 wrote:July results came out on a Friday around 230-3pm with an email, then you have to log into the nj bar website and there will be a results tab.

Mklaw, why do you think the results are coming out tomorrow?
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Re: Best law school I can get into?  
  by: Zizzer   on: April 26, at 8:13:15 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Thanks so much for all the advice! More down to the specifics though, I think it would help me to get an idea of what my % chance of admission would be for Columbia and NYU given my resume. I think with that I would have a better idea of whether or not I would like to retake it. Thanks again!
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IU Mauer vs. GMU vs. Tulane  
  by: JCupit1   on: April 26, at 8:09:05 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Good morning everyone, I have recently been offered a full scholarship to IU Mauer (54,000) a year, 36,000/40,000 as a deans scholar at GMU, and 40K/56k a year to Tulane. obviously with seat deposit deadlines approaching I have no idea what to do however my interest is mainly in Business law and potentially looking at a JD/MBA. I scored a 164 on LSAT and have a hard science background but really w...
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 26, at 7:57:12 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
hey joe, If you dont mind. grateful for your insight. got a score of 300 and MBE 140.5. thanks! Based on your scaled MBE score of 140.5, your estimated raw MBE score was about 115/175 correct (based on F13 scale). This means you answered about 66% of the graded MBE questions correctly. This places you in the 65.8% percentile for the MBE. This means that 34.2% of Feb examinees nationwide did bette...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: irishguy   on: April 26, at 7:53:58 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
lurker, first time post-- NY BOLE has updated its website to state, in part: "The application filing period for the July 2018 bar examination is April 1-30, 2018. Applicants may apply for the bar examination through their BOLE Account in the Applicant Services Portal. If you do not have an account click on BOLE Account in the table of contents and follow the instructions to create an account...
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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program  
  by: S. Goodman   on: April 26, at 7:52:20 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
Just released: "Recruiting the right team is the foundation of a successful future for our Corps. Building a JAG Corps that is rich in integrity, quality, and diversity is only possible through sustained involvement with law students and leaders in the legal community. Your superb efforts make the Navy JAG Corps an employer of choice as evidenced by the results of the most recent accession se...
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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program  
  by: S. Goodman   on: April 26, at 7:48:50 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
I always post them, look back through the forum. I've found the ones from the last few years, I was referring to the selection rates for the one just released, which I do not think have been posted. They were just sent out today. See below: "Recruiting the right team is the foundation of a successful future for our Corps. Building a JAG Corps that is rich in integrity, quality, and diversity...
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Re: Calling all London Associates  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 7:36:28 am   in: Legal Employment
(Semi-)related question: I'm a current 2L with a summer associate position in a major market next month. However, I'm trying to intern in London in the fall to get some international experience (in hopes of eventually moving overseas permanently). Any suggestions on finding internship placements abroad. (I've stalked LinkedIn and searched the normal SAGE, Symplicity, Indeed, etc. boards). My Offic...
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Re: Loyola Law Los Angeles C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: saffles   on: April 26, at 7:31:40 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Was accepted at 4 am this morning. So happy! 158/3.56 more info under saffles @lawschoolnumbers
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Re: Any Federal Public Defenders here?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 7:29:31 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Yep. There are lots of differences district to district and office to office, and I have not been here a long time, so I might not know anything useful, but I can try to answer any questions you might have.
I take it the majority of trial attorneys are experienced. Which offices can I apply to without being fluent in Spanish.
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Re: Feb 2018 MA Bar Exams  
  by: Meggoca   on: April 26, at 6:45:32 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Anyone get their results yet? I am losing my mind...
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Re: Barmax: Product review  
  by: nybartony   on: April 26, at 5:38:34 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I used it and I just passed. I haven't tried other bar courses apart from Barmax. My background - I studied law in England and didn't study any American law LLM. Unlike others, I don't know much American law. While other posts seem to be positive about Barmax, my general feeling is rather negative (this may due to the fact that I don't have American law background): 1. Audio lectures - I didn't us...
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Re: Should I retake a failed class?  
  by: BeeTeeZ   on: April 26, at 2:33:54 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I'm a sophomore with a 3.2 gpa. Freshman year was rough for me, I took one W and an F on my transcript but Since then I've had almost straight A's. My university offers retake opportunities and I was wondering how would law school admissions (only T14) factor this in if I replaced the F with an A. I'm very confident I could retake the class and get an A, after doing so my gpa would go up to 3.4. ...
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Re: Best Place To Work $$ Wise  
  by: BKB   on: April 26, at 2:31:57 am   in: Legal Employment
HK. You get up to 100K on top of Cravath scale, no state income tax, and a substantively lower federal tax thanks to foreign tax credits. You can get close to twice the disposable income.
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Re: Any Federal Public Defenders here?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 26, at 2:24:56 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm curious how many of the AFPDs in your office came from state PD offices. I'm currently considering becoming a PD in a major US city (i.e. NYC, Chicago, LA) and my dream job is AFPD. I've got experience doing capital defense work, interning at a state PD and state appellate defender, and I've also done some appellate criminal work as a 3L. I've pretty much interned or done a clinic every single...
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Re: How to send message/contact other users on TLS?  
  by: RedPurpleBlue   on: April 26, at 2:21:45 am   in: Other forums not on the main forum index page

noob2018 wrote:

I don't know what you're talking about. All I can say is that it's pretty strange that TLS shows up as the second search when you type in law school forums in Google and not the first search. I wonder what happened.
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: onionhead   on: April 26, at 2:02:49 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
hey joe,

If you dont mind. grateful for your insight. got a score of 300 and MBE 140.5.

thanks!
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Re: Is UT law school worth sticker?  
  by: ExperssioUnius   on: April 26, at 12:33:06 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Not sure why some folks are hitting on UT. It is a very strong institution that has steadily bordered on the T14 for a long time. There are plenty of big law opportunities in Dallas and Houston and many firms in those market care about ties to the state. Yeah, it would have been nice if UT gave you some money but you should go. UT will give you every opportunity to reach your goals.
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Re: 3.6/168  
  by: ExperssioUnius   on: April 26, at 12:30:49 am   in: What are my chances?
You have a fairly competitive application for Georgetown. Probably also for a few school just above Georgetown in the rankings. How does your GPA compare to the average GPA of people in your major and what quality undergrad institution do you attend? A word of caution on the personal statement, while it could be a very strong statement the topic does come with some risk depending on how it is writ...
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Re: NYC to 200k  
  by: KM2016   on: April 26, at 12:29:26 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:AmLaw numbers looked great. It was early June 2016 right?

June 6, 2016, to be exact. With this year's revenue and profit numbers at the "super rich" firms, it's absurd to think partners can actually justify, even to themselves, that they can't share a tiny slice crumb of the pie.
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: hellaperla   on: April 26, at 12:00:34 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe, was wondering if you could assess my score too - my total score was 312, scaled MBE score 156.1 I used BarMax for my review and answered maybe 3/4 of the Barbri MBE Practice Questions. First-time taker, foreign-educated but with US LLM. TIA! Based on your scaled MBE score of 156.1, your estimated raw MBE score was about 135/175 correct (based on F13 scale). This means you answered about 7...
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JULY 2018 BAR EXAM ADVICE  
  by: JD28   on: April 25, at 11:25:30 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hey! I failed the July 17 bar exam, and then passed the February 18 bar exam by 30 points. I found this site helpful and just wanted to give back- so if anyone is looking for advice or has questions, feel free to reach out on here! For anyone wondering, here is what I did differently: The first time- followed BARBRI, watched all lecture videos, did a bunch of BARBRI simulated MBE questions and a f...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 25, at 11:05:59 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe, was wondering if you could assess my score too - my total score was 312, scaled MBE score 156.1 I used BarMax for my review and answered maybe 3/4 of the Barbri MBE Practice Questions. First-time taker, foreign-educated but with US LLM. TIA! Based on your scaled MBE score of 156.1, your estimated raw MBE score was about 135/175 correct (based on F13 scale). This means you answered about 7...
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Re: Character and Fitness: am on disability for depression  
  by: JackSparrow123   on: April 25, at 11:05:26 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for the reply. I'm concerned if I don't disclose, it will be perceived as concealment. I do plan on consulting an attorney soon about it. I'm less focused on what I can ethically hide and more concerned with how to properly disclose. With my history, I feel like leaving anything out will be a perfect excuse to kick my application back for a pretense of a non-discriminatory justification. T...
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 25, at 10:59:12 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Jumping on this too... 296 overall UBE, 149 MBE... Thank you! Based on your scaled MBE score of 149, your estimated raw MBE score was about 126/175 correct (based on F13 scale). This means you answered about 72% of the graded MBE questions correctly. This places you in the 83.4% percentile for the MBE. This means that 16.6% of Feb examinees nationwide did better than you on the MBE based on your ...
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Re: NY Third Department Admissions  
  by: cowardltd   on: April 25, at 10:47:16 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I'm late to the party on this thread, but if it helps, I passed the July 2017 New York Bar and I submitted my character and fitness paperwork to the 3rd Department in November (so, a couple of weeks before the deadline in December). I heard back from them at the end of February that my paperwork was approved and that my admission ceremony is scheduled for this upcoming May. It's just a bit annoyi...
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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: LSATobsessed   on: April 25, at 10:36:44 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
anyone get a confirmation from the bar after sending back their notarized swear in form?
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Re: 3Rd Dept NY - Certificate of Good Standing  
  by: Poets   on: April 25, at 10:29:20 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
In addition, how long is the certificate valid for?
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Re: Full ride at (Samford) Cumberland Law, $46,000 at Georgia State, and waitlisted at Alabama  
  by: Southeastregional   on: April 25, at 10:22:09 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
GSU Law actually just called me and raised my scholarship! All of my tuition would be paid for except for $15,000.
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Re: 3Rd Dept NY - Certificate of Good Standing  
  by: Poets   on: April 25, at 10:22:06 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
In addition, does anyone know how long the certificate that we received in the day of swering-in is valid for. How many days? Your input would be highly appreciated.
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Re: NY 2nd Department Orientation to the Profession Videos  
  by: kc128   on: April 25, at 10:06:34 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi, I watched all the videos but didn't see any codes. Do they appear on screen? Can it be an issue with the program my pc opens with? Thanks they flash up across one of the corners of your screen momentarily. if you miss it, just scroll back through the video and you should see it pop up. really dumb question... where do we write these codes in? I don't see a spot for them on the application. I ...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: hellaperla   on: April 25, at 9:56:37 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe, was wondering if you could assess my score too - my total score was 312, scaled MBE score 156.1

I used BarMax for my review and answered maybe 3/4 of the Barbri MBE Practice Questions. First-time taker, foreign-educated but with US LLM. TIA!
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Re: NYC to 200k  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 9:51:04 pm   in: Legal Employment
AmLaw numbers looked great. It was early June 2016 right?
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3Rd Dept NY - Certificate of Good Standing  
  by: Poets   on: April 25, at 9:47:31 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Has anyone requested a Certificate of Good Standing from Third Dept, New York? Is it the same thing (with a gold seal in it) as we received on the swearing-in date?

Can anyone please answer this?
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Re: Would I be happier in Lit?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 9:45:06 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here. These responses are really helpful. One more question -- For anyone who has switched from corporate to lit, what are the logistics of that switch like? I've thought about requesting to move over within my firm. My firm is huge, but I still don't know if I could stomach doing an internal switch. Might be pretty awkward bumping into people or risk getting some kind of bad reputation. At the...
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Re: UF Law C/O 2021 Applicants  
  by: Gsd10   on: April 25, at 9:29:32 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Tbh, I don’t really trust anything the admissions office says anymore. I doubt a single decision is made this week—or next for that matter. Maybe my impatience is getting to me...
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: kc128   on: April 25, at 9:26:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Jumping on this too... 296 overall UBE, 149 MBE... Thank you!
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Re: Anyone in NJ have a clue when results will be released?  
  by: mklaw1128   on: April 25, at 9:17:13 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
July results came out on a Friday around 230-3pm with an email, then you have to log into the nj bar website and there will be a results tab.
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Summer Matriculation Issue?  
  by: orion   on: April 25, at 9:09:15 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Hello everyone, I am a current UC undergrad, and I will be "walking" in graduation next Spring. I need to take a couple classes in the summer after "graduating" spring, just to get the final units needed for graduation (taking random breadth courses). The Registrar said my degree might not post for several months. Will this hinder my matriculation if I'm accepted to attend a la...
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Re: First Department  
  by: john_brown   on: April 25, at 9:06:16 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
We re we supposed to get our Orientation video username/password after we took the bar exam, or do we only receive those credentials once we submit our application?
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Re: Failed the bar 2x and considering leaving law  
  by: shock259   on: April 25, at 9:03:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
Sorry to hear of it. I'd stay at your current job for as long as you can, though. Don't lie if you're asked about whether you passed, but I really don't see the need to volunteer that information either. Just search search search and keep the paycheck while you can.
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Re: Which Law School should I attend and why  
  by: Dani00915   on: April 25, at 8:59:55 pm   in: Choosing a Law School

globetrotter659 wrote:You’ll need to provide your total cost of attendance for each to get any helpful advice.

Cost is not a factor in my decision. I see no reason to add that info
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Re: Which Law School should I attend and why  
  by: Dani00915   on: April 25, at 8:58:54 pm   in: Choosing a Law School

deadpanic wrote:The total cost of attendance is a big factor, especially for immigration law. Where are they at each school?

What about CUNY? It is cheap and more geared towards public interest.

I would avoid New York Law at pretty much all costs.

Why should i avoid New York Law?
Also cost is not a factor in my decision
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 25, at 8:44:35 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for doing this Joe. If you have a minute, can you work your math voodoo with my score? I got a 299 with scaled MBE score of 142.0. I completed over 2000 MBE questions and completed about 80% of the Themis program. Thank you sir! Based on your scaled MBE score of 142, your estimated raw MBE score was about 117/175 correct. This means you answered about 67% of the graded MBE questions correc...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: Willierhule   on: April 25, at 8:36:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
4th time taker here, finally passed NY w/ a 297. If you did not receive the news you were hoping for this afternoon, I am SO sorry. It's literally the worst feeling in the world. I raised my UBE from a 235 to a 297 and I promise that you can too. The PM feature is disabled so unfortunately, there's no way to direct message, but please, pleaseeee deviate from traditional bar prep schedules and stu...
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Re: GULC EA 2018 Transfer  
  by: TTTTortQueen   on: April 25, at 8:22:59 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students

PinkSoju wrote:Also I love how unlike other people from previous years, none of us actually called in to see what's up
We are a chiller group

Yes!!
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Re: Akerman LLP?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 8:20:38 pm   in: Legal Employment
OP here.

I’m currently at a v100 (black box firm). I wouldn’t be doing debt collection work. From my understanding, they are hiring in their corporate dept.

Is the pay over, say, 175k for a mid level or does the $160k-$170k starting salary stay pretty flat year after year?
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Re: FSU Law Student Taking Questions  
  by: adcoelum   on: April 25, at 8:13:18 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I see TLS no longer allows PMs, or access to old ones... BOO! Can you tell me what was taught in your 1L writing classes? Did they teach you how to actually research, and if so, what resources were really drilled home? Sure. The first semester we focused on learning how to write legal memos. So a memorandum you would write to your employer in a law office which is objective writing. The second se...
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Re: Character and Fitness: am on disability for depression  
  by: Impfac   on: April 25, at 8:08:44 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for the reply. I'm concerned if I don't disclose, it will be perceived as concealment. I do plan on consulting an attorney soon about it. I'm less focused on what I can ethically hide and more concerned with how to properly disclose. With my history, I feel like leaving anything out will be a perfect excuse to kick my application back for a pretense of a non-discriminatory justification. Th...
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Re: GULC EA 2018 Transfer  
  by: kengh   on: April 25, at 8:00:19 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students

PinkSoju wrote:Also I love how unlike other people from previous years, none of us actually called in to see what's up
We are a chiller group

we apparently like the suspense!
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Re: My employer is asking me to go to law school  
  by: Mullens   on: April 25, at 7:53:19 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I recommend reaching out to some of the lawyers you use on your deals and get their thoughts. I know a pretty substantial number of the Deal lawyers at my firm would kill to trade places with you and would likely tell you not to go to law school. That’s my advice - don’t do it. It’ll pigeonhole you in one role (and frankly one company) for the rest of your career. As others have mentioned, law sch...
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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: Derek Vinyard   on: April 25, at 7:51:10 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

camturner wrote:Finally got my score in the mail. 156/169. Didn’t expect that but I’m happy about it!

What did you use to prepare to get a mbe score that high?
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Re: GULC EA 2018 Transfer  
  by: PinkSoju   on: April 25, at 7:43:33 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Also I love how unlike other people from previous years, none of us actually called in to see what's up
We are a chiller group
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Re: Failed the bar 2x and considering leaving law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 7:42:40 pm   in: Legal Employment
Sorry to hear about your situation. I passed on the second try a few years ago after I missed passing the first exam by 2 points. So I know some of what you may be going through. I say do what your gut tells you to do. If you want to be a lawyer then study hard and take the exam for a third time. I know someone who passed on the third try. In the meantime find a jd advantaged job to earn some inco...
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Re: Is UT law school worth sticker?  
  by: blackmamba8   on: April 25, at 7:40:46 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I think you could justify going since "sticker" would only mean $65k or so in debt.
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Should I retake a failed class?  
  by: xxtsar   on: April 25, at 7:36:24 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I'm a sophomore with a 3.2 gpa. Freshman year was rough for me, I took one W and an F on my transcript but Since then I've had almost straight A's. My university offers retake opportunities and I was wondering how would law school admissions (only T14) factor this in if I replaced the F with an A. I'm very confident I could retake the class and get an A, after doing so my gpa would go up to 3.4. T...
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Re: GULC EA 2018 Transfer  
  by: PinkSoju   on: April 25, at 7:35:05 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students

Whoami1995 wrote:
PinkSoju wrote:
TransferDawg2018 wrote:Anyone’s backdoor work???


nahhhh . we must wait indefinitely .. :0

At this point, I don’t even think Georgetown exists. It’s all made up


LOL
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Re: Feb 2018 Texas Bar Exam  
  by: dtjustice   on: April 25, at 7:25:42 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

audreyce wrote:
dtjustice wrote:Since Justice Willett changed positions, any idea if there's a replacement for updating us on Twitter as to results being posted?

For July 2017, it was Justice Brown who notified via twitter results were coming out the day of.

Thanks!
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Re: Akerman LLP?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 7:23:59 pm   in: Legal Employment
How much below market it is? Not sure if your friend has told you. What are some comparable firms in and out of Florida? I see that Gunster is another Florida firm. Is it on par with that? I know that Holland & Knight and GT dominate Florida, so is the firm considered second tier in FL as well? Would this be considered midlaw/regional biglaw? I have no idea on pay. In Florida, particularly So...
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Re: Government Affairs + BigLaw  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 7:20:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
We have a government affairs section at my law firm. They are completely separate from the "traditional" lawyers, i.e. you could not really join from the traditional summer associate route. In fact, I don't know if they have law degrees. No clue about salary too. That being said, if you really wanted to do something like that, I am sure having those folks down the hall doesn't hurt. Thi...
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: PaddyO424   on: April 25, at 7:16:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks for doing this Joe. If you have a minute, can you work your math voodoo with my score? I got a 299 with scaled MBE score of 142.0. I completed over 2000 MBE questions and completed about 80% of the Themis program.

Thank you sir!
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Re: GULC EA 2018 Transfer  
  by: Whoami1995   on: April 25, at 7:14:10 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students

PinkSoju wrote:
TransferDawg2018 wrote:Anyone’s backdoor work???


nahhhh . we must wait indefinitely .. :0

At this point, I don’t even think Georgetown exists. It’s all made up
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Re: Is UT law school worth sticker?  
  by: aspiringlawyer2   on: April 25, at 7:09:43 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Sticker is what? 35k a year? I think you have a pretty good chance at biglaw if you can get above median. If only 60-70k in debt, i dont see why not go to UT especially with your Texas ties.
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Re: FSU Law Student Taking Questions  
  by: CharlieAvocado   on: April 25, at 7:08:34 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
I see TLS no longer allows PMs, or access to old ones... BOO!

Can you tell me what was taught in your 1L writing classes? Did they teach you how to actually research, and if so, what resources were really drilled home?
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 25, at 7:02:40 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Question for Joe. First of all, thanks to you I finally understood why a worse pool of applicants results in a lower scale (even if it's counter-intuitive to whoever was used to the good ol' grading curve in law school). With that said, what can you tell about the grading calibration sessions? In particular, I read on the Cal Bar website that they meet, analyze some written answers of candidates,...
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Re: Any Federal Public Defenders here?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 6:55:02 pm   in: Legal Employment
Yep. There are lots of differences district to district and office to office, and I have not been here a long time, so I might not know anything useful, but I can try to answer any questions you might have.
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3.6/168  
  by: ELENAJOE   on: April 25, at 6:51:37 pm   in: What are my chances?
What are my chances getting into Georgetown if: - 3.6 GPA -168 LSAT -Economic development intern for city as freshman -Intern at Governor's office as freshman, then they hired me as a sophomore (worked there for 18 months) -I am interning at a think tank in DC researching and writing papers on criminal justice reform -Public Relations Director of a branch of student gov -Completed a research certi...
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 25, at 6:44:32 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe, can you work your magic with my scores? :D Overall 273, MBE 139.7 (New York). Thanks!! Based on your scaled MBE score of 139.7, your estimated raw MBE score was about 114/175 correct. This means you answered about 65% of the graded MBE questions correctly. This places you in the 64% percentile for the MBE. This means that 36% of Feb examinees nationwide did better than you on the MBE base...
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Re: 3L w/ In-House vs. Big Law Opportunity- Help Plz!  
  by: smokeylarue   on: April 25, at 6:44:25 pm   in: Legal Employment
Eh, the above seems overly harsh. Lateraling down to a less demanding firm in years 3 through 6 is incredibly common, I don't view that as failing Biglaw. People that stay more than 5 or 6 years at the same firm they started at are really the outliers.
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Re: Let's Talk 4th Circuit!  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 6:32:15 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

Anonymous User wrote:Any info on Gregory for 19-20? Has he started hiring? Has he finished hiring?

I know he's hired at least one. Couldn't say more.
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Re: GULC EA 2018 Transfer  
  by: PinkSoju   on: April 25, at 6:32:14 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students

TransferDawg2018 wrote:Anyone’s backdoor work???


nahhhh . we must wait indefinitely .. :0
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: BlackAndOrange84   on: April 25, at 6:31:30 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
If you accepted an offer from the firm where you summered, but are now jumping to another firm, what did you tell your first firm? Might be in this position next year and nervous about how/when to discuss with them. I think it depends a little on the firm and office. For me, it was a V20, with a big office, with a big summer associate class. I politely informed the recruiting person that I had ac...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: jrstephens1991   on: April 25, at 6:30:53 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

JoeSeperac wrote:
jrstephens1991 wrote:Do you mind sharing your email? I have a bit more questions that require more personal information.

joe at seperac.com
Great just emailed you.
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: Yazzzay   on: April 25, at 6:24:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
PASSED and no actual clue how but NOT GOING TO QUESITION IT :D :D :D 141 MBE, 171 MEE/MPT and 312 overall. In total shock. I actually had my parents open the email because I couldn't. The last 7 months have been a whirlwind of emotions so I'm on cloud 9. Congrats to everyone who passed! To all those who missed the mark, I feel for you, and I have faith that you can still beat this test. Take toda...
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Looking for a CA Bar Tutor (Someone Who was a Bar Grader)  
  by: CABarHelpPlz   on: April 25, at 6:24:28 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi, As the title says I'm looking to hire someone to tutor me for the essay portion of the CBX for this July. I'm looking for a tutor who has been a grader for the CBX previously. If anyone here has recommendations of tutors they used that helped them pass, I would greatly appreciate if you could provide me their info. Since the PM feature is disabled, please post here with any info or email me at...
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: Nightcrawler   on: April 25, at 6:23:22 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Question for Joe. First of all, thanks to you I finally understood why a worse pool of applicants results in a lower scale (even if it's counter-intuitive to whoever was used to the good ol' grading curve in law school). With that said, what can you tell about the grading calibration sessions? In particular, I read on the Cal Bar website that they meet, analyze some written answers of candidates, ...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 25, at 6:21:58 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Joe! What about mine? 118.8 (terrible I know.. and 6 pts less than last time). In looking at the F17 MBE subscores, I estimate that a 118.8 scaled MBE is 86/175 (49% correct). My guess is that you were averaging about 50-55% in MBE practice and probably did under 1,000 questions. You absolutely need to improve your MBE score - of the 4,000+ examinees who failed and sent me their scores, the avera...
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Re: Dredd16's Story and Advice on CBX  
  by: CABarHelpPlz   on: April 25, at 6:21:10 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Keys to passing the California bar exam I’ve gone through the gauntlet like many of my fellow brethren and had to retake the CBX at least once. Let me break down my story and I hope it Sorry bc the PM feature is disabled, I'm not sure how to contact you, but could you give me the info for your CA bar essay tutor? I'm about to take the CA bar exam for the first time and already have Barbri, but am...
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Re: Is UT law school worth sticker?  
  by: mrcool836   on: April 25, at 6:14:37 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I agree that UT is not worth it at sticker but if your parents paying for COL will not ruin their finances, 50-60k debt for 3 years is not a lot. However, there are no guarantees for big law coming out of UT and you'd have spent all your savings and your parents' money. If you're having second thoughts about law school, maybe you should take the time off and explore your career options instead of...
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Re: DA to Main Justice  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 6:13:50 pm   in: Legal Employment
It’s likely to favor people with a lot of research/writing under their belt, because while Main Justice people (in criminal) definitely do trials, they also do a lot of what you could call more policy kind of work - setting policies/standards, providing guidance to USAOs, that kind of thing. So my sense is that it will tend to favor the biglaw/clerk background types over DAs (the only ADAs I know...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 25, at 6:11:54 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

jrstephens1991 wrote:Do you mind sharing your email? I have a bit more questions that require more personal information.

joe at seperac.com
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 25, at 6:10:27 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

ScurryRay wrote:You're the man, Joe. Thank you so much. I was right about where you said on both Barbri and Adaptibar. Good call. I graduated from a T3 school with a 3.95GPA but caught a cold the day before the bar. Happy to have passed. Thanks again.

Glad it worked out for you. It's really interesting how the patterns hold up, but there is definitely less variance with higher-ability examinees.
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: nada123   on: April 25, at 6:06:17 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe, can you work your magic with my scores?

Overall 273, MBE 139.7 (New York).

Thanks!!
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Re: Themis Score Stats vs. Actual Bar Exam Score (2018)  
  by: animalpeople   on: April 25, at 6:00:26 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
First time taker, Pro Bono Scholar (i.e. graduate law school in May 2018), parent of two school aged children and pregnant, began study last week of January due to morning sickness. Used Adapitbar during final week. State : Feb 2018 New York Study regime : Began last week of January, studied weekdays from 9am until 2pm. Planned on studying after I picked up from kids from school and during the wee...
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Re: DA to Main Justice  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 5:59:10 pm   in: Legal Employment
It’s likely to favor people with a lot of research/writing under their belt, because while Main Justice people (in criminal) definitely do trials, they also do a lot of what you could call more policy kind of work - setting policies/standards, providing guidance to USAOs, that kind of thing. So my sense is that it will tend to favor the biglaw/clerk background types over DAs (the only ADAs I know ...
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Re: Should I wait a year or go to school now?  
  by: cannonballer   on: April 25, at 5:46:43 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I agree with the above - waiting a year sucks now but will pay off in spades later if you get into a better school with $$$. It sounds like you're already prepping for the LSAT - take the June test and if you think you can do better than that score, keep prepping and take September. Make sure the rest of your app is tight and apply early. If you improve as much as you are PTing or even more you wi...
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Re: Anyone in NJ have a clue when results will be released?  
  by: Rebel0203   on: April 25, at 5:45:26 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
1. Anyone know what time during the day when NJ results were posted in July, last February, or in previous years? 2. Do we get an email to check the NJBLE website for the list of everyone who passed? Or do we need to log in to our NJBLE website to see our individual results? Or is there no email and I need to keep checking the webpage? Or, hell, do they just send us an email letting us know if we ...
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Re: UCLA vs. USC vs. UT vs. others  
  by: beinghuman   on: April 25, at 5:43:04 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I agree with both comments above.

For 15k extra, I would personally go with UCLA because I do think it has a better national recognition. If Texas gives you more money and you factor in COL differences and end up paying almost the same, then UT would be a good option - unless you want to work in CA then UCLA or USC would make more sense.
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: lolabear727   on: April 25, at 5:42:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi Joe - could you please help me figure out my percentile ranking? I scored 327 overall and a scaled MBE of 174.2. Based on your scaled MBE score of 174.2, your estimated raw MBE score was about 159/175 correct. This means you answered about 91% of the graded MBE questions correctly. Based on the F16 national statistics on the MBE (which serve as a good predictor of this exam’s percentiles), thi...
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Re: Is UT law school worth sticker?  
  by: beinghuman   on: April 25, at 5:37:23 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I agree that UT is not worth it at sticker but if your parents paying for COL will not ruin their finances, 50-60k debt for 3 years is not a lot. However, there are no guarantees for big law coming out of UT and you'd have spent all your savings and your parents' money. If you're having second thoughts about law school, maybe you should take the time off and explore your career options instead of ...
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Re: Veterans Thread  
  by: MT Cicero   on: April 25, at 5:33:35 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
Don't know what happened to that link, and now I can't go back in and alter it. You can try this link to the spreadsheet and see if it works.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0
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Re: Themis Score Stats vs. Actual Bar Exam Score (2018)  
  by: Respondeat_Inferior   on: April 25, at 5:27:40 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Good idea! Also congrats that's a great result. What did you think of Themis overall and why did you choose it? Congrats to you as well. When I was looking into classes I could start early I was actually looking into Barbri's 6 month program for non-US students. Glad I didn't waste an extra 5,000 bucks on that. I work for a 403(b) non-profit and I ultimately picked Themis because they offer a pub...
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: jrstephens1991   on: April 25, at 5:26:32 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
@JoeSeperac Hey Joe, I want to get on this train as well. I got a 326 with a MBE score of 159.7. Thanks!! I don't know if I responded due to the moderation lag, but here you go: Based on your scaled MBE score of 159.7, your estimated raw MBE score was about 140/175 correct. This means you answered about 80% of the graded MBE questions correctly. This places you in the 95.3% percentile for the MBE...
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Re: Is UT law school worth sticker?  
  by: mrcool836   on: April 25, at 5:06:25 pm   in: Choosing a Law School

sparkytrainer wrote:You will not get merit scholarship after 1l. That doesn't happen.

The answer is no, UT is not worth sticker. In no universe is it worth it

What would you say about backing out and going to USC then? If I could sublease it'd be significantly cheaper, and even if I can't it'd be 12k for the year. Is USC worth moving to California with no ties?
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Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)  
  by: thetearsarereal   on: April 25, at 4:59:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any openings within a 30 minute drive from Philly?
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Re: FREE eBook Guide to Law Review Write-On Competitions  
  by: Junanman   on: April 25, at 4:57:39 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Most definitely!

Slight update -- it's available right now and FREE through this Saturday, 4/28/18, 11:59 p.m. PST.
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Re: Is UT law school worth sticker?  
  by: sparkytrainer   on: April 25, at 4:55:50 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
You will not get merit scholarship after 1l. That doesn't happen.

The answer is no, UT is not worth sticker. In no universe is it worth it
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Re: Failed the bar 2x and considering leaving law  
  by: lawlskoolz   on: April 25, at 4:54:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
Should I tell my employer that I failed the bar and that I plan to give my two weeks notice and then do the job search unemployed? Or should I ask them to give me a one month buffer so I can do the job search and have that one month on my resume? I hear searching for employment while unemployed can be hard. It's easier to find a job while employed than after employment. You might consider asking ...
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: b290   on: April 25, at 4:48:56 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
OP read my mind. Glad to see those from elsewhere seeing what we in NY already knew (even pre-UBE). Keep it up Joe

My $.02
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: b290   on: April 25, at 4:43:06 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
lurker, first time post-- NY BOLE has updated its website to state, in part: "The application filing period for the July 2018 bar examination is April 1-30, 2018. Applicants may apply for the bar examination through their BOLE Account in the Applicant Services Portal. If you do not have an account click on BOLE Account in the table of contents and follow the instructions to create an account...
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Re: Should I wait a year or go to school now?  
  by: amot123   on: April 25, at 4:31:05 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I would retake the LSAT. 160+ on the LSAT will allow you to get into better schools, and will provide $$$. Debt with low job prospects is not ideal.
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Re: Sixth time taker passed with a 278  
  by: FinallyPassedTheBar   on: April 25, at 4:29:10 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Congrats Dontgiveup14 !! Persistence pays off!!!
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Re: 2018 February New York Bar  
  by: ScurryRay   on: April 25, at 4:22:02 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Joe - I don't know if you have any more time for your math wizardry, but I got a 312 with a 148.5 MBE. Where does that place me? I did Barbri (100% completion) supplemented by about 380 Adaptibar questions and maybe 200 Emmanuel Finz Multistate book questions. Ended up doing about 1,800 MBE practice questions, well over 50 practice essays and probably 7 MPT practice questions. Thanks for your ins...
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Is UT law school worth sticker?  
  by: mrcool836   on: April 25, at 4:21:02 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
Up until today I was pretty set to attend UT law school. However, I received my scholarship reconsideration today and wasn't awarded any money. I was just hoping I could share my situation and maybe get some advice on if I am making a horrible decision. My scores are a 3.75 and I got a 166 on the LSAT on my second attempt. My first attempt was a 164. This cycle I was accepted to no T14 schools (wa...
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Re: Failed the bar 2x and considering leaving law  
  by: SFSpartan   on: April 25, at 4:17:55 pm   in: Legal Employment
Should I tell my employer that I failed the bar and that I plan to give my two weeks notice and then do the job search unemployed? Or should I ask them to give me a one month buffer so I can do the job search and have that one month on my resume? I hear searching for employment while unemployed can be hard. It's easier to find a job while employed than after employment. You might consider asking ...
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Re: 2017-2018 Post-Clerkship Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 4:13:53 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
If you accepted an offer from the firm where you summered, but are now jumping to another firm, what did you tell your first firm? Might be in this position next year and nervous about how/when to discuss with them.
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Re: Sixth time taker passed with a 278  
  by: sheeeluh   on: April 25, at 4:11:05 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Congrats man this is so awesome! Can I ask what you did the last time that was different? You mentioned a more expensive bar program so I would appreciate any knowledge you can pass on. Thank you!
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Should I wait a year or go to school now?  
  by: UMhopeful21   on: April 25, at 4:10:32 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
I’m 35. A URM, my undergraduate gpa is 2.2 but the last 60 credits were 4.0. Yeah, Horrendous first couple of years, I know. Either way my GPA cannot change we all know that. My December LSAT is 152, but before I took it I was practice testing at 160. I applied mostly to Florida schools because I want to practice in Florida more specifically South Florida. UM and FIU denied me, to my chagrin but I...
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Re: GULC EA 2018 Transfer  
  by: lawfullyyourz   on: April 25, at 4:09:29 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
T3
Top 10%
Summer: Biglaw SA
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Re: Sixth time taker passed with a 278  
  by: sheeeluh   on: April 25, at 4:09:15 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
This is fucking awesome and I am so proud of you! I just failed the second time and would love any insight or what you used/programs etc to study the last time. Thank you and again congrats!
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Re: GULC EA 2018 Transfer  
  by: TransferDawg2018   on: April 25, at 4:08:05 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Anyone’s backdoor work???
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Re: 2018 GULC EA Transfer Thread  
  by: lawfullyyourz   on: April 25, at 3:58:09 pm   in: Transfers
Here’s the link to the other thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=287315
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Re: The "Ask @JoeSeperac" Thread  
  by: JoeSeperac   on: April 25, at 3:33:24 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thanks, Joe! I'm just curious where the following scores put me for the NY bar: total 325; MBE: 167.2. I thought I had done awesome on the essays and was uncertain about the multiple choice, but it looks like maybe I had it backwards? Nice job. You are just two points below the current TLS top score of 327. Based on your scaled MBE score of 167.2, your estimated raw MBE score was about 150/175 co...
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Re: NYU (hometown) versus Duke ($$)  
  by: beinghuman   on: April 25, at 3:33:08 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
This is very tough situation. I personally loved NYU when I visited and it was a finalist school for me. At the end, I went with the cheapest T13 option. I talked to professors, in-house lawyers, and got advice on TLS and those conversations made me realize that the differences in opportunities are marginal. I would much rather attend NYU than Duke but the problem with debt that it does not feel l...
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Re: 3L w/ In-House vs. Big Law Opportunity- Help Plz!  
  by: oblig.lawl.ref   on: April 25, at 3:29:34 pm   in: Legal Employment
I am a little shocked by the "anyone can get in-house" comment. I'm at a firm that generally has really good in-house placement and I'd say almost half the associates that walk through these doors (in corporate) burn out, can't hack biglaw or suck and end up with pretty mediocre/bad options by the time they would have been a 3rd-6th year. By that I mean working in much lesser firms (from...
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Re: Anyone in NJ have a clue when results will be released?  
  by: Jdsquared87   on: April 25, at 3:11:53 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

njlawyer1505 wrote:Why have they released deadlines for the July exam without the Feb results? Is that because re-takers wont be subject to them, or perhaps they'll have a slight extension. Pardon my ignorance.


Retakers have 15 days from the date the results are released to file their application as per the njbe website.
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Re: Cornell vs. USC  
  by: beinghuman   on: April 25, at 3:09:08 pm   in: Choosing a Law School
I don't know anything about USC but what are these support systems that you mention and that Cornell does not have? No grading curve during 1L? Everyone gets law review? Not trying to be sarcastic but law school is going to be competitive wherever you go and the lower the school, the higher in class ranking you will need to be... If you're ok with NY, Cornell might a good choice and at least you'd...
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Re: Anyone in NJ have a clue when results will be released?  
  by: njlawyer1505   on: April 25, at 3:04:22 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Why have they released deadlines for the July exam without the Feb results? Is that because re-takers wont be subject to them, or perhaps they'll have a slight extension. Pardon my ignorance.
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Re: Failed the bar 2x and considering leaving law  
  by: Anonymous User   on: April 25, at 3:03:58 pm   in: Legal Employment
Should I tell my employer that I failed the bar and that I plan to give my two weeks notice and then do the job search unemployed? Or should I ask them to give me a one month buffer so I can do the job search and have that one month on my resume? I hear searching for employment while unemployed can be hard.
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