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Recent Discussions

Law School Admissions
  • Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
    Is it true that HLS doesn't give out more than $40.000 in scholarship money? ...
    by ThaBlackLord at 5:23 PM, 05-23-19
  • Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond
    Thanks for that substantive contribution, Nebs. ...
    by Nony at 5:03 PM, 05-23-19
  • Harvard c/o 2022 Applicants
    Anyone on the waitlist hear back yet? ...
    by coffeequeen at 1:10 AM, 05-22-19
  • Are LRAPs Reliable?
    Yes, they are reliable. Also, the proposed changes to PSLF include grandfather provisions so that PSLF changes will only affect loans disbursed after enactment of PSLF changes. E.g., if you're done ...
    by Nebby at 6:49 PM, 05-20-19
  • UC IRVINE WAITLIST c/o 2022
    No, I didn't submit anything except for a short response to the email they sent. I can't really think of anything to say besides what I wrote in my "why ...
    by Oo0 at 4:51 PM, 05-20-19
  • Notre dame WAITLIST
    anyone hear anything yet? ...
    by briella45 at 10:13 PM, 05-18-19
  • PS Review!
    Send it over! Can you do it via google docs? ...
    by thelawsklkidd at 7:13 PM, 05-18-19
  • PS feedback
    Hi friends! Seeking some feedback on a drafted personal statement ...
    by thelawsklkidd at 5:23 PM, 05-17-19
  • Let's talk about means and curves
    So, there's a lot of reference made to the curved nature of law school classes, but before I went, I really didn't understand exactly how it would work (I had ...
    by Stranger at 9:17 AM, 05-17-19
  • GULC students & grads taking questions
    IIRC on average the average GULC hire's GPA is like .1 higher for firms' DC offices vs NYC (so the average GULC hire at X firm's DC office has a ...
    by uscg26 at 3:41 PM, 05-16-19
Classes and Bar Study
  • Those with an LLM or Wanting an LLM
    I would think the most popular LLM programs would be those designed for international students with prior legal education in their home countries coming to the US who want to ...
    by CS1775 at 1:09 PM, 05-22-19
  • Vanderbilt c/o 2021!
    Hi, any students at Vanderbilt who can share practice exams for Professor Georges contracts courses? Thanks in advance. Too soon lol ...
    by Interstellar at 2:50 PM, 05-15-19
  • Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now
    I'm so glad we did write-on over spring break. It was sadistic then, but I just feel better about it now because I was able to take off from work ...
    by Experiment626 at 8:19 AM, 05-15-19
  • Reviewing Law Review (Journals, How to get them, What to expect, etc.)
    Can you talk about note proposals? How do I come up with an idea? ...
    by Littlewing67 at 2:31 PM, 05-11-19
  • Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]
    So what's everyone doing for 2L summer? My plan is to intern with a state public defender and appear in court. Also need to get started on clerkship applications soon. i ...
    by waldorf at 1:21 AM, 05-10-19
  • How to learn how to do well on a law school exam
    Just wanted to give a fresh endorsement for the exam strategy course; I finished my first semester in the top 10% and feel good about my second semester exams. I ...
    by howdystopian at 11:28 AM, 05-07-19
  • 2019 July Texas Bar Thread
    Until Texas moves over to the UBE (Feb 2021), it's still doing its own thing. I'll try to build out this OP a little more later with additional resources, ...
    by bvest at 12:51 PM, 05-03-19
  • Bvest's MPT Guide
    Updated to include 2019 Feb topics. ...
    by bvest at 12:23 PM, 05-03-19
  • Columbia: using cross-registration to gun for Kent/Stone?
    The 2L / 3L honors might matter in exceedingly marginal ways or in narrow circumstances. If you're on the cusp and could do a semester which is a little ...
    by BarrySid at 3:17 PM, 04-30-19
  • Selling recent PA/NJ Themis bar books for cheap
    Please PM me if interested and we can make shipping and payment arrangements. 🙂 ...
    by tikal at 6:02 PM, 04-24-19
Legal Practice and Employment
  • Consumer Class Actoin v. Securities
    Yeah I don't know if I've seen that w/r/t plaintiff's firms either. I also don't know if biglaw is the best place to start if the goal is a ...
    by lolwat at 3:04 PM, 05-22-19
  • Trans/Genderqueer/Non-binary Support
    Yeah--I've only ever met one trans private practice lawyer and I don't think they're very actively practicing anymore. My outside perception (only having attended a couple of their major ...
    by lolwat at 1:47 PM, 05-22-19
  • WSGR Sierra Group (Culture)
    EC/VC midlevel looking to expand my practice. Have a callback for a position in WSGR's Sierra Group, so looking to get a feel for the culture of the group, ...
    by Guest at 10:54 AM, 05-21-19
  • Clerks Taking Questions
    One year is a lot better than two. A LOT. That would definitely change things to me. As a very general matter, I do think as a ...
    by lolwat at 6:10 AM, 05-21-19
  • BrainsyK's Guide to Pre-OCI
    Thanks for this guide. Do you guys recommend sending out the actual applications even if your school's guidelines prohibit that? Also, isn't it kind of odd to send a pre-OCI email ...
    by UVA2B at 11:41 AM, 05-20-19
  • Quiver's Guide to (Federal) Clerkships
    Access to clerkships pretty much follows all the other employment rankings, i.e. a school that is good at placing students in jobs is good at placing students in clerkships. There’s ...
    by Nony at 6:42 AM, 05-19-19
  • D. Ct. Clerk Hours
    Agreed - this isn’t something it’s really possible to put a percentage on because it’s so dependent on the judge. Just another great reason to do as much research ...
    by MJB at 2:22 PM, 05-18-19
  • Should I drop out?
    So how's OP doing? ...
    by CS1775 at 6:01 PM, 05-16-19
  • Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
    Good to see you, Smokey. 'been preoccupied putting out some fires in this great state of California. Insert Uber joke ...
    by UVA2B at 1:23 PM, 05-16-19
  • Rec Letter Advice
    Thank you everyone for your replies, I feel much better!! ...
    by clerkshiphopeful at 12:52 PM, 05-16-19
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