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Re: Michigan OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 3:28:37 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Husch Blackwell CB.
Also dings from:
Milbank (NY)
Morgan Lewis (NY)

Did you get Husch Blackwell today? It's almost 3 weeks!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278320

Re: Michigan OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 3:27:57 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Hughes Hubbard NY ding via snail mail.

Snail mail ding only? No email ding?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278320

Mass mail to major markets: response rate?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 3:25:33 am   in: Legal Employment
Some background: I'm a rising 2L with slightly below median (~0.1) grades in T-14. Have some severe medical issues during 1L so grade-wise I'm screwed for sure. At this point I'm pretty sure I've already struck out. Now I've applied for 200+ firms online. I don't have ties outside of the major markets (NY, Chi, DC, etc). I've enjoyed law school a lot so far, so dropping out isn't an option. The co...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281048

Re: STB: Private Funds group NYC  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 2:54:45 am   in: Legal Employment
I am an incoming associate so I can only speak to what I saw over the summer. It's an incredibly strong group. The Private Funds group is synonymous with Fund Formation at other firms, but Simpson's group is pretty heavily slanted toward PE Funds as opposed to Hedge Funds (with the occasional hedge fund thrown in). If you want to do PE fund formation there is basically no better place do it. The o...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281044

Re: 3.0 GPA, 175+ LSAT  
  by: RedPurpleBlue   on: August 24, at 2:51:47 am   in: What are my chances?
Come back when you get a real score, and we can give you more specific advice. You may never get a 175+. Plenty of students perform worse than their PTs on test day or find a personal score ceiling well before 175. That being said, this is the general outlook for if you did get a 175+ http://myLSN.info/dkh022_1-13.jpg If you get some work experience, Northwestern might bite and even throw some cha...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=281047

Re: 3.0 GPA, 175+ LSAT  
  by: sanzgo   on: August 24, at 2:46:01 am   in: What are my chances?
come back after you have a lsat score. a 175+ isn't something you just get by being confident.

if you get 175+, you have a chance at few t-14s but you're putting the cart way before the horse buddy.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=281047

Re: REJECTIONS BITE..HELP  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 2:22:01 am   in: Legal Employment
Listen, don't let it get to you I did PLIP, OCI, mass mail, 3L OCI I was pretty sure something was wrong with me. I kept getting screeners but no callbacks. I think I had about 50 screeners total, 3-4 callbacks, and no offers. I had an offer from a place that gave no full-time offers for its summers. Fast forward. I'm graduated. I spent a year working at a firm I didn't enjoy. I'm on the job marke...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281037

Re: Bad Interview Moments  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 2:18:09 am   in: Legal Employment
I joked to a stiff NY interviewer (when he asked me how I was) that things were going well except that I'd be missing pre-orders of the SNES classic. He went on a rant about how his kid is wasting away his life playing video games and how much he hates them. Not knowing what to say, I went for one more failed attempt at humor and said, "still better than watching the Fake News, right?" a...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=193518

3.0 GPA, 175+ LSAT  
  by: realmadrid97   on: August 24, at 1:52:39 am   in: What are my chances?
Hello Everyone I come here because I want to know what my chances of getting into a top law school are, and what universities may accept me. I am currently a student at NMSU majoring in government with 2 minors, international relations and public law. I have a sub 3.0 gpa due to horrible early college years. I graduated HS at the age of 16 as a top student and started college at age 17. I was too ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=281047

Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020  
  by: seeprybyrun   on: August 24, at 1:35:04 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

bearedman8 wrote:
klove2020 wrote:Just got "released" from the waitlist.

Same here. They probably sent that to everyone still waiting.

The release email was very flattering, haha!

I'm curious what it said; I finally dropped out about a couple weeks ago, but I didn't get any emails about it.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=276800

Re: 3L OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 1:09:59 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Skadden NY just posted in my T14 symplicity looking for complex lit/mass torts associates for 2018

Anyone applied to Skadden Lit via symplicity and heard back?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279385

Re: Do you mail the NALP reimbursement forms?  
  by: sugooi   on: August 24, at 1:03:56 am   in: Legal Employment
Emailing the recruiter a PDF of the form with scans/pics of the receipts is fine. I wouldn't snail mail it, just slows down the process for everyone.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281045

Re: Do you mail the NALP reimbursement forms?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 1:02:13 am   in: Legal Employment
Fellow Rising 2L.. I scanned the form on one document and then stapled the receipts to another on letter size paper, which I then scanned also. I received confirmation immediately and reimbursement by mail within a week or so.

Edit: Didn't mean to use anon
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281045

Re: Boston 2017 Offers  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 1:00:47 am   in: Legal Employment
did anyone who had a cb with Proskauer this week get ding/offer from them?????????????????
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280685

Re: Gibson Dunn NY?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 12:51:23 am   in: Legal Employment
Considering an offer there and of the firms I've been to, I felt the most comfortable there by far. I also have offers from places that maybe have more "prestige" in NY. But obviously I've heard great things about GD, especially in lit which I think I'm interested in. Just wondering if people who know more than me can speak to the NY office's rep and abilities across the board. I'm inte...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281043

Re: Texas Law c/o 2020 - Hook 'em!!! [Under New Management]  
  by: TheWalrus   on: August 24, at 12:43:38 am   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Related, there is always more free food events in the fall than spring, so take advantage now.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274446

Re: Northwestern OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 12:34:43 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just received an offer from sidley austin LA

When was your cb?

Last Thursday
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278242

Re: Kirkland Boston-3L Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 12:22:39 am   in: Legal Employment
You should email the partner who will later forward your application to the recruiting team. I did that and got a ding immediately for SA
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281046

Re: Willkie v PW  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 12:17:16 am   in: Legal Employment
This year at Wilkie more summers wanted litigation than will ultimately be assigned to it. It is competitive. I do not know how this compares to PW, however. Everybody typically gets their first choice. Small groups like personal rep may not be included in that though. Wrt female partners leaving, I wish Robbie and Beth were still here, but it isn't like they went to a peer firm, they started the...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281032

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: MrAdultman   on: August 24, at 12:17:10 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Finally found my UVA waiver! GMail decided to hide it in the Promotions folder.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 12:14:44 am   in: Legal Employment
Not anon. But also dinged after callbacktacular. Email.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280442

Re: Chicago OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 12:11:32 am   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:CB Fri, call earlier this evening

Thank you!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278998

Re: Chicago OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 24, at 12:01:39 am   in: Legal Employment
CB Fri, call earlier this evening
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278998

Re: Chicago OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 11:54:25 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Schiff (chi) offer

When was your callback? Also did they call or email to extend the offer?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278998

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Barry grandpapy   on: August 23, at 11:54:12 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Anon-e-miss wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:So how's everybody feeling about test day?
Feeling like ill do well but end up retaking because I'm still not quite where I want to be. So mixed feelings

Mikey wrote:not too sure. one day I'm confident, the next day I feel like I should postpone to never

You guys have this shit in the bag
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Willkie v PW  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 11:51:27 pm   in: Legal Employment
This year at Wilkie more summers wanted litigation than will ultimately be assigned to it. It is competitive. I do not know how this compares to PW, however.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281032

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: jagerbom79   on: August 23, at 11:48:56 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

CottonHarvest wrote:
Mikey wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:So how's everybody feeling about test day?
not too sure. one day I'm confident, the next day I feel like I should postpone to never
+100
+180
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 11:48:42 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anonymous User wrote: I guess that's it for me. Unless I lock down a job in the next 30 days and start working soon thereafter, gonna get deported. Thank you for all the support thus far. Although it didn't work out for me, it was comforting to have some people to weather this out with. Thank you. I'm so sorry to hear that - why do you have to leave the country if I may ask? I'm a Class of 2017 i...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=192753

Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 11:47:28 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anonymous User wrote: I guess that's it for me. Unless I lock down a job in the next 30 days and start working soon thereafter, gonna get deported. Thank you for all the support thus far. Although it didn't work out for me, it was comforting to have some people to weather this out with. Thank you. I'm so sorry to hear that - why do you have to leave the country if I may ask? I'm a Class of 2017 i...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=192753

Re: Davis Wright and Levine Sullivan salaries  
  by: cbbinnyc   on: August 23, at 11:41:45 pm   in: Legal Employment
According to Vault, Davis Wright starts associates at 155k. No idea re: Levine Sullivan.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281041

Re: Bad Interview Moments  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 11:40:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
Right when we talk about what it entails, he meanders into speaking about the "pro-bono" work he does representing men in divorce cases. He then rambles for at least 10 minutes on how men are so poorly treated and how badly women and family lawyers manipulate the system. Did I mention he's talked about his kids but isn't wearing a wedding ring? I wonder where his feelings come from. Tur...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=193518

Re: Chicago OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 11:33:43 pm   in: Legal Employment
Schiff (chi) offer
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278998

Re: Counting to 5 Supreme Court Podcast  
  by: Countingto5   on: August 23, at 11:30:36 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I've posted a new episode interviewing Ahilan Arulanantham, an attorney with the ACLU of Southern California who will be arguing Jennings v. Rodriguez before the Supreme Court on October 3rd:

http://www.countingto5.com/episode-015- ... rodriguez/

I'd love to hear any feedback.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280991

Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 11:17:28 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Sidley LA ding after "callbacktacular"

Snail mail or email? Thanks
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280442

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread  
  by: mt2165   on: August 23, at 11:16:15 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
AA Male. Went to Cornell. Going onto biglaw next month. Here to help if anyone has questions about the URM experience at Cornell or at law school in general. Can help a little with admissions as well, though it's been a minute lol Stats when you applied? If you don't mind me asking. Also how would you say the experience for a URM is at Cornell? And the experience at the school overall? I don't kn...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=279456

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: jagerbom79   on: August 23, at 11:14:11 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
reviewing some LR while eating some bomb ass tacos yum made them myself. I've always preferred soft tacos to hard shell ones, but recently I've gained a huge amount of love for hard shell tacos <3 Carne Asada tacos on soft corn tortillas are tough to beat, IMO. That being said, I do loves me some good "white boy" ground beef tacos on hard shells. having mine with ground beef. carne asad...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Kirkland Boston-3L Hiring  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 11:07:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
Any 3Ls who have heard back from Kirkland Boston? I applied recently and haven't heard anything back so I'm wondering if they are done.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281046

Re: Is the big law experience different for people who were poor before law school?  
  by: landshoes   on: August 23, at 11:06:43 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
People are bringing up pertinent circumstances. If you have $300k in debt going into biglaw and pay it off ASAP, then, for four years, you won't actually have more disposable income or be accruing more assets than a PI lawyer would be using PSLF and LRAP. After that, those lateraling out of biglaw go down in salary, the PI's salary has increased slightly, and the difference between that and your ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=280250

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)  
  by: TheKingLives   on: August 23, at 11:03:52 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Good luck to everyone! Went to Duke for undergrad, happy to answer any questions you guys have.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=280964

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)  
  by: Platopus   on: August 23, at 10:52:21 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
So I got a response to my PT reconsideration that said they weren't sure if they could give me PT. They also asked me to tell them about my background and why Duke, so I sent them my resume with an abbreviated version of my why Duke essay in the email. That's really odd, do you think you'll write a completely different why Duke considering you sent that in already or are you just going to extend ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=280964

Re: CA OCI Callbacks/Offers/Dings Thread  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 10:52:11 pm   in: Legal Employment
Sidley LA ding after "callbacktacular"
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280442

Do you mail the NALP reimbursement forms?  
  by: Dcc617   on: August 23, at 10:50:46 pm   in: Legal Employment
Dumb question but I can't find the answer. Do you physically mail the NALP forms and receipts to the firm after a callback? It seems weird to me.

Thanks.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281045

STB: Private Funds group NYC  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 10:48:03 pm   in: Legal Employment
Have an offer here and considering whether I'd be interested in private funds work there. Talked to a few associates, but can anyone speak to lifestyle/hours/exit options? Is the practice the same as fund formation?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281044

Gibson Dunn NY?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 10:42:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
Considering an offer there and of the firms I've been to, I felt the most comfortable there by far. I also have offers from places that maybe have more "prestige" in NY. But obviously I've heard great things about GD, especially in lit which I think I'm interested in. Just wondering if people who know more than me can speak to the NY office's rep and abilities across the board. I'm inter...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281043

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)  
  by: Slippin' Jimmy   on: August 23, at 10:37:54 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
So I got a response to my PT reconsideration that said they weren't sure if they could give me PT. They also asked me to tell them about my background and why Duke, so I sent them my resume with an abbreviated version of my why Duke essay in the email. That's really odd, do you think you'll write a completely different why Duke considering you sent that in already or are you just going to extend ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=280964

Re: UVA Law OGI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 10:36:20 pm   in: Legal Employment
Please keep adding to the list. CBs: Akin Gump (NY) Alston & Bird (ATL) APKS (NY) Arent Fox (DC) Axinn Veltrop (DC) Baker Hostetler (ATL) Boies Schiller (probably all) Bracewell (NY) Carlton Fields (DC) Cleary (NY, DC) Cooley (SF) Covington (DC, NY) Cravath (NY) Debevoise (NY, DC) Dechert (NY) DPW (DC) Eversheds Sutherland (DC/ATL) Fried Frank (DC) Gibson Dunn (DC, NY) Goodwin (SF) Hogan (DC,...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278532

General Litigation or IP in California?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 10:34:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm looking at only California firms, mostly Silicon Valley, with a strict interest in litigation, leaning towards IP. I think I would enjoy IP lit, but I may someday want to lateral over to government work. With this possible future interest in mind, would it serve me better to work at a more generalist litigation firm (Simpson Thacher/Davis Polk, for example), or a firm where I could really focu...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281042

Re: NYU Class of 2020 [Section Poll!]  
  by: Hi-So - ArshavinFan   on: August 23, at 10:28:31 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

sorence wrote:Just moved into D'Ag today (early move in)! I look forward to meeting all of you!


Pm the floor youre on. Im in the area. haha
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=274201

Re: Clerkship Conundrum (Should I wait or should I go?)  
  by: radio1nowhere   on: August 23, at 10:26:33 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Many (most?) district judges have hired for 2019-20, so you're looking at taking a year off anyway. ....?????? Absolutely not even close to the case. The substantial majority of district judges have not hired for 19-20. If you mean that many/most of SDNY judges have hired, that's true. But I didn't see anything in OP's post about going SDNY or bust, which is a tricky proposition for anyone, espec...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=281038

Davis Wright and Levine Sullivan salaries  
  by: overbroad99   on: August 23, at 10:19:06 pm   in: Legal Employment
I'm looking at smaller NYC offices and curious about Levine Sullivan and Davis Wright. Does anyone know how much they pay associates? I know both are below market, but by how much?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281041

DePaul OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 10:15:22 pm   in: Legal Employment
Let's talk OCI. Heard the Chicago market has been tough this year. Any info on callbacks/offers will be greatly appreciated.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281040

Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)  
  by: Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash   on: August 23, at 10:10:20 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
So I got a response to my PT reconsideration that said they weren't sure if they could give me PT. They also asked me to tell them about my background and why Duke, so I sent them my resume with an abbreviated version of my why Duke essay in the email. That's really odd, do you think you'll write a completely different why Duke considering you sent that in already or are you just going to extend ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=280964

Re: REJECTIONS BITE..HELP  
  by: foregetaboutdre   on: August 23, at 10:06:36 pm   in: Legal Employment
Hrm. I remember looking in Ohio way back. Aren't there a few good boutiques in the state as well? Seems like people are often hung up on getting biglaw and then forgetting that there are the local equivalents of firms like Susman and Hueston, etc. Where else have you applied / might you be interested in? OP transferred from OSU awhile back. Have you tried Cleveland or Cincy? Much less competitive...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281037

Re: Clerkship Conundrum (Should I wait or should I go?)  
  by: Lincoln   on: August 23, at 10:03:08 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Why do you want to clerk on COA but not district court? Sorry for not being clear. I do want to clerk at the district level, but I would also like to clerk for a COA judge. If possible, I'd like to clerk for the district judge first and then the COA judge the following year. Then option 3 seems like the obvious choice. Many (most?) district judges have hired for 2019-20, so you're looking at taki...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=281038

Re: CB From Connections  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 10:01:20 pm   in: Legal Employment

magnum_law wrote:What's the alternative? Dinging yourself? You should definitely go!

OP here. What about trying to use the connection during 3L recruiting. Can't a ding as a 2L cause an adverse effect on my chances if I try again next cycle?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281029

Re: Northwestern OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 10:01:11 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Just received an offer from sidley austin LA

When was your cb?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278242

Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 9:59:44 pm   in: Legal Employment
Anonymous User wrote: I guess that's it for me. Unless I lock down a job in the next 30 days and start working soon thereafter, gonna get deported. Thank you for all the support thus far. Although it didn't work out for me, it was comforting to have some people to weather this out with. Thank you. I'm so sorry to hear that - why do you have to leave the country if I may ask? I'm a Class of 2017 i...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=192753

Re: NYU EIW 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 9:56:01 pm   in: Legal Employment

cherrycat0526 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Ropes & Gray (NY) offer on 22nd (CB 17th)

Did they give you any indication of the class size they're aiming for? Still waiting to hear back after 2 weeks (not NYU).

no, they did not mention that. According to someone from last year, Ropes can be slow sometimes.

Sweet, thanks.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280482

Re: CB--->Offer timelines?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 9:55:39 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How quickly has Kirkland (NY) been operating? Post-super interview day.

I think 1-2 days for an offer; I got my rejection the third day. Of course, it could take longer.

Received offer 2 days after super day.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280761

Re: Clerkship Conundrum (Should I wait or should I go?)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 9:55:21 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

KingWolf72 wrote:
Lincoln wrote:Why do you want to clerk on COA but not district court?

Sorry for not being clear. I do want to clerk at the district level, but I would also like to clerk for a COA judge. If possible, I'd like to clerk for the district judge first and then the COA judge the following year.
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Re: Clerkship Conundrum (Should I wait or should I go?)  
  by: KingWolf72   on: August 23, at 9:54:29 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

Lincoln wrote:Why do you want to clerk on COA but not district court?

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Re: Same day callback rejection?  
  by: dixiecupdrinking   on: August 23, at 9:50:26 pm   in: Legal Employment
Yup, almost certainly just a function of when the committee met. It was that same day in your case. I'm sure it felt shitty but don't take it personally.
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Re: Clerkship Conundrum (Should I wait or should I go?)  
  by: Lincoln   on: August 23, at 9:49:55 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
Why do you want to clerk on COA but not district court?
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Re: NYU EIW 2017  
  by: cherrycat0526   on: August 23, at 9:45:51 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Ropes & Gray (NY) offer on 22nd (CB 17th)

Did they give you any indication of the class size they're aiming for? Still waiting to hear back after 2 weeks (not NYU).

no, they did not mention that. According to someone from last year, Ropes can be slow sometimes.
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Re: NYU Class of 2020 [Section Poll!]  
  by: sorence   on: August 23, at 9:40:28 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
Happy first day of Orientation everyone! I'm a terrible person and skipping the BBQ tonight - there was waaaaaay too much free time this afternoon and since I live so far from campus, it didn't make sense for me to go home and then come back. But I plan to thoroughly enjoy wine & cheese night tomorrow to make up for it. 8) I am way too excited at the prospect of wine and cheese night! I'm loo...
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Re: July 2017 Bar Exam Results  
  by: los blancos   on: August 23, at 9:37:16 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
North Carolina (usually the earliest) releases the scores "approximately 4 weeks after the exam administration" per the NC bar examiners website. August 24-25 is the date that's been floating around. Does anyone know, does North Carolina release your MBE scaled score if you pass, or are they like other jurisdictions where they only tell you your score if you failed? They don't release s...
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Re: Dilemma - Please Help  
  by: los blancos   on: August 23, at 9:31:50 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
^this seems like good advice

For me I think it makes that much less sense given that it's not where you want to be
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Re: CB--->Offer timelines?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 9:29:18 pm   in: Legal Employment
What time of day do offers normally come?
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Re: Second Look Questions  
  by: flashdril   on: August 23, at 9:26:24 pm   in: Legal Employment
Not OP, but is asking about work-life balance okay at a second look, provided you do so carefully/subtly? Also, do firms pay for your travel for a second look? Assuming they don't. Why not ask about it if it's something you want to ask about? Ask what a typical day looks like, how many hours they typically bill in a week/month/whatever, or how much you have to worry about seeking out assignments ...
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Re: Controversial Writing Sample  
  by: radio1nowhere   on: August 23, at 9:26:23 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships

jd20132013 wrote:The issue here isn't the topic it's that the fake opinion is kind of weird

In addition to being a little weird: putting your writing sample in the exact format judges spend their careers producing makes it super easy for a judge to pick it apart, even if just for looking different from the way the judge wants their opinions to look.
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Re: CB--->Offer timelines?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 9:24:34 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:How quickly has Kirkland (NY) been operating? Post-super interview day.

I think 1-2 days for an offer; I got my rejection the third day. Of course, it could take longer.
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Re: NYU Class of 2020 [Section Poll!]  
  by: Keilz   on: August 23, at 9:23:07 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum

thehours wrote:Still hoping to get in off the waitlist so don't have too much fun without me at orientation!

Ugh why am I even on this thread rn

Aw, I hope you get some movement tomorrow when they go over who didnt check in today!
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Re: CB--->Offer timelines?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 9:19:48 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:How quickly has Kirkland (NY) been operating? Post-super interview day.

I got my offer two days after my super interview day
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Struck Out - Too Late for NYC Mass Mail?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 9:18:57 pm   in: Legal Employment
So I know the standard answer to this is "not too late to mass mail, just keep sending emails until one bites." I also know that I'll also hear "target firms outside of NYC." I'm wondering, if I target firms strictly in NYC, if there are any extra strategies I could be employing, or if all there really is to do at this point is mass mail and just hope for the best? FWIW, I've b...
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: chargers21   on: August 23, at 9:18:29 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
To clarify, I have no illusions I'd get ED, I'm just wondering how real people think the boost being deferred ED>RD is and whether there are any disadvantages. A few have with your numbers, and think you're working right now so that helps. No disadvantages I don't think. I got WL after EDing and getting bumped to RD, which was likely due to my lack of WE. Maybe they saw me as not being interested...
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Re: Emory OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 9:16:46 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:MMM offer.

Congrats! Did they call or email you?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280381

Re: Controversial Writing Sample  
  by: jd20132013   on: August 23, at 9:16:06 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
The issue here isn't the topic it's that the fake opinion is kind of weird
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread  
  by: mmart207   on: August 23, at 9:11:19 pm   in: Under Represented Law Student Forum
AA Male. Went to Cornell. Going onto biglaw next month. Here to help if anyone has questions about the URM experience at Cornell or at law school in general. Can help a little with admissions as well, though it's been a minute lol Stats when you applied? If you don't mind me asking. Also how would you say the experience for a URM is at Cornell? And the experience at the school overall? I don't kn...
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Re: CB--->Offer timelines?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 9:08:23 pm   in: Legal Employment
How quickly has Kirkland (NY) been operating? Post-super interview day.
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Re: CB--->Offer timelines?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 9:07:30 pm   in: Legal Employment
If anyone has any info on Debevoise (NY) would appreciate it! Someone just posted about a Deb offer I know 4 people with Debevoise NY offers. One of them got their offer over a week after their callback. Do you know how much over a week? I'm sitting at 9 days now... :( Received a Deb offer this morning. 9 days post-CB. Other people who had their CB the same day as me heard way earlier. Idk if I w...
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Re: IP Lawyer / BU Grad - taking Qs  
  by: jhett   on: August 23, at 9:07:09 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
Thanks for answering these! Thoughts on the following: 1. If a firm is Chambers-ranked in a lower band in a certain region than another firm, but has a higher Vault ranking in both IP and as an overall firm, is there a strong reason for either choice? 2. Differences between the Dallas and DC markets, specifically (EE/CS)? With TC Heartland, would I lose out on significant experience as a junior a...
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Re: REJECTIONS BITE..HELP  
  by: lolwat   on: August 23, at 9:02:40 pm   in: Legal Employment
Hrm. I remember looking in Ohio way back. Aren't there a few good boutiques in the state as well? Seems like people are often hung up on getting biglaw and then forgetting that there are the local equivalents of firms like Susman and Hueston, etc.

Where else have you applied / might you be interested in?
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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)  
  by: Slippin' Jimmy   on: August 23, at 8:57:03 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
So I got a response to my PT reconsideration that said they weren't sure if they could give me PT. They also asked me to tell them about my background and why Duke, so I sent them my resume with an abbreviated version of my why Duke essay in the email.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=280964

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: NavyNuke   on: August 23, at 8:55:39 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

dm1683 wrote:
NavyNuke wrote:
littlewing67 wrote:
Platopus wrote:
MrAdultman wrote:
Platopus wrote:Just got the UVA waiver. Unsolicited.

Email?

Yeah, about 1:20 central time

Same, even though my numbers are low and I already got a soliciated one a week ago lol


Also received the fee waiver today. Also already had one. Asked for the service based waiver a few weeks ago. If only we could trade in two fee waivers for an acceptance!
This ain't Pokemon my friend.

Ha! If only..
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Re: CB--->Offer timelines?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 8:55:21 pm   in: Legal Employment
Sullivan Offer. CB yesterday.

Just finished first year at American part-time and transferring to GULC full time.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: CottonHarvest   on: August 23, at 8:54:27 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Mikey wrote:
Barry grandpapy wrote:So how's everybody feeling about test day?
not too sure. one day I'm confident, the next day I feel like I should postpone to never
+100
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: Jack_Kelly   on: August 23, at 8:49:59 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
To clarify, I have no illusions I'd get ED, I'm just wondering how real people think the boost being deferred ED>RD is and whether there are any disadvantages.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: NJ, DE, and PA firms  
  by: eastcoast_iub   on: August 23, at 8:44:39 pm   in: Legal Employment
Former Big 4 associate here, caution for DE is that it can be hard to get out if you get tired of doing local counsel work. Former colleague is experiencing this now. Hijacker -- We had someone from Cravath and another person from S&C lateral in when I was there (they left pretty quickly though, one went back to NYC and another to DE outpost of big NY firm). I don't think it'd be hard at all,...
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Re: Same day callback rejection?  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 8:43:39 pm   in: Legal Employment
I wouldn't read too much into the timing. At my firm, the recruiting committee meets once per week, always on the same day. How quickly you get a response completely depends on what day of the week you interview on. If you happen to have an early interview the same day the committee meets and everyone submits their evaluations right after the interview, then you might hear back the same day. Obvio...
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Clerkship Conundrum (Should I wait or should I go?)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 8:43:24 pm   in: Judicial Clerkships
I worry that my chances at a COA clerkship are nil. I am around 25-30% at CCN, on law review (wrote on, I imagine), and I think I can get 3 or 4 pretty strong recommendations. The issue is that my grades were just not strong enough first year. And now I am starting to get nervous because all of my classmates have sent in their applications, and many of them are interviewing with judges already. I ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=281038

Re: HLS EIP 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 8:39:50 pm   in: Legal Employment
Calzone Eater, you're my hero.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=279298

Re: 2017 Texas OCI (UT/SMU/Baylor/UH + Others)  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 8:36:49 pm   in: Legal Employment
Willkie, baker McKenzie (both Houston), and Dallas Hunton and Williams dings via email today
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Re: Emory OCI 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 8:35:42 pm   in: Legal Employment
MMM offer.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280381

Re: REJECTIONS BITE..HELP  
  by: elizaalexa   on: August 23, at 8:33:21 pm   in: Legal Employment
Thanks. I'm at Ohio State.
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Re: REJECTIONS BITE..HELP  
  by: UVA2B   on: August 23, at 8:30:54 pm   in: Legal Employment
The fight isn't finished, and you should keep pushing. I know it's discouraging to get rejections, but hiring is in no way finished nationally. You mention Columbus and NYC, but why haven't you expanded your focus? You're top 20% where? If you're top 20% at Ohio State, it's an outside shot you can land at a big firm, but it's possible. If you're at Northwestern top 20%, you should do more mock int...
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Re: The Vale of Tears (3L Job Hunting) (No advice for 0/1/2Ls)  
  by: andythefir   on: August 23, at 8:29:24 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:I guess that's it for me. Unless I lock down a job in the next 30 days and start working soon thereafter, gonna get deported. Thank you for all the support thus far. Although it didn't work out for me, it was comforting to have some people to weather this out with. Thank you.

Apply to New Mexico's 6th DA.
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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions  
  by: Lacepiece23   on: August 23, at 8:28:41 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
One professor told me that in rare cases where a student's grade on the final exam obviously does not reflect the subject-matter knowledge and work ethic the student showed in class, the professor might bump the grade. The example used was "if the consistently best student in terms of class participation writes a B- exam, so that it's pretty clear the student just had a bad day, that student...
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: chargers21   on: August 23, at 8:28:18 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

Jack_Kelly wrote:Thoughts on Northwestern ED?
At 3.45/171 I'm sure I won't get it, but I've heard tell it boosts your chances of getting in in regular admission if you get deferred.
Best outcome for those numbers would be 150k from NU easily, so go for it
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Re: REJECTIONS BITE..HELP  
  by: SmokeytheBear   on: August 23, at 8:27:12 pm   in: Legal Employment
Mass mail? No mystery here. Search "mass mail" on this forum and there will be plenty of discussion of it.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=281037

Re: NYU EIW 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: August 23, at 8:25:56 pm   in: Legal Employment

Anonymous User wrote:Any Sidley NY news?

Yeah, I know of at least one NY offer that came out on Tuesday
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