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Recent Discussions

Law School Admissions
  • NYU c/o 2022 Applicants
    Based on a quick read of the intent to enroll form at NYU and the scholarship acceptance conditions, we do not have to withdraw pending applications in order to accept ...
    by Downy4in1 at 3:07 PM, 03-18-19
  • UPDATED NYU $$$$ vs Penn $$$$ vs UVA $$$$ vs Duke $$$$ vs Harvard at Sticker
    I feel like NYU is the best ...
    by Nebby at 3:00 PM, 03-18-19
  • NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
    Could anyone please explain the significance of being “affiliated” with a center or institute at the law school? Part of a scholarship that I have seen included the ability to ...
    by Downy4in1 at 2:12 PM, 03-18-19
  • 2018-2019 SEO Applicants
    since theres only a couple of weeks between the date we learn we got seo, and the date we need to be in NY, are we responsible for booking flights, ...
    by LSNlife at 12:13 PM, 03-18-19
  • UChi c/o 2022 Applicants
    Got my scholarship offer last night. Mid Jan. admit. $60k. Around both 75ths. Glad to have something, but I'm not holding my breath on a game-changing outcome from the negotiation. Guess ...
    by negusdahabesha at 11:48 AM, 03-18-19
  • Which would you choose?
    SO has a very portable hospital job with minimal differences in earning potential when also accounting for COL differences. The proximity to DC is very appealing. Looks like I have ...
    by KDBurnerAccount at 11:29 AM, 03-18-19
  • Could anyone critique my PS?
    I am toying with two different personal statement concepts and could use some advice on which is better. Anyone willing to read both of them and let me know what ...
    by Pleasy E at 10:48 AM, 03-18-19
  • -4 L (Rising freshman)
    Do NOT double major, lot of useless stress for zero payoff ...
    by Danger Zone at 9:17 AM, 03-18-19
  • Cornell ($) v USC ($$$) for Entertainment Law
    USC's curriculum might be cool but it's worth less than nothing if you can't get employment that will sponsor a visa. If you can't increase your LSAT enough to get into ...
    by icechicken at 11:06 PM, 03-17-19
  • Columbia Law School Class of 2022 Applicants
    Anyone going to April ASW? ...
    by Jdhoosier17 at 7:07 PM, 03-17-19
Classes and Bar Study
  • Weird law school classes
    michigan has an extremely popular class called Bloodfeuds, but I didn't take it. An investigation of disputing and dispute processing in Iceland of the saga age with side glances at pre-Conquest ...
    by blueapple at 6:44 AM, 03-18-19
  • Selling Emanuel MBE, Critical Pass and Law in a Flash MBE
    I would say a combination of Strategies & Tactics, Critical Pass, and The GOAT MBE. I used all of them this time and I passed in Ohio. If I ...
    by Henrybax at 1:55 AM, 03-17-19
  • MBE Curve
    It means you don't know how many questions you had to answer correctly to pass. The number moves depending on how relatively difficult a test was compared to previous tests, ...
    by HelloYesThisIsDog at 5:48 PM, 03-05-19
  • Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now
    Fair enough. They give us the two weeks after finals for it. ...
    by Stranger at 11:42 AM, 03-05-19
  • Columbia: using cross-registration to gun for Kent/Stone?
    Only 2L/3Ls can cross-register. Honors only matter for 1L. Over half the class gets Stone in 2L/3L. I guess if you desperately want the RBG award and are really good ...
    by strightning at 7:00 PM, 02-25-19
  • writing on to law review
    My methodology of grading was "if I have to think super hard to understand your argument and find the issues the scoring memo told me to look for, you get ...
    by CS1775 at 6:30 AM, 02-24-19
  • Guide- Useful apps for law school
    Use a cloud storage service for your files. If your computer/hard drive completely fails or if you need to access your notes or documents remotely, you'll be grateful it was ...
    by HelloYesThisIsDog at 11:22 AM, 02-21-19
  • How to find note topics
    Have you ever been a fascinated student with a law prof? They usually have their areas of interest, so your job is to pick their brain for what interests them. ...
    by UVA2B at 1:54 PM, 02-18-19
  • Penn Law C/O 2021 (Admitted Students)
    Hi all! We should all meet and bitch about/celebrate that we still don't have grades ...
    by RubyRhad at 9:47 AM, 01-21-19
  • 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. Exact ...
    by SpikeSeagull at 8:19 AM, 01-15-19
Legal Practice and Employment
  • Healthcare
    One of the semi-regular contributors on Above the Law is corporate counsel for a hospital network. Might be good to read his posts and perhaps send a message: https://abovethelaw.com/2019/03/ill-defer-to-legal-on-this-one/ ...
    by CS1775 at 1:56 PM, 03-18-19
  • Clerkship Time
    I'm slow at responding these days but feel free to PM me if you've got any questions, etc... Henrybax -- I'd say it's tough but not impossible from your school if ...
    by lolwat at 8:07 AM, 03-18-19
  • Clerkship requirements for appellate litigation
    Are you looking at any particular firms? Biglaw only or boutique as well? I'd say in general any COA clerkship would make you somewhat competitive for appellate litigation, but you ...
    by lolwat at 8:03 AM, 03-18-19
  • AUSA - taking questions
    Fair, and thanks. ...
    by BlendedUnicorn at 6:06 PM, 03-17-19
  • Jobless 2L at NU with 3.0 GPA
    The above is good advice, but I’d also consider reworking your resume at this point some too. ...
    by Johannes at 8:42 PM, 03-16-19
  • 1L Internship Abroad or RA?
    I did my 1L summer at a local biglaw-equivalent firm at a non-US location. OCI was totally fine. I think 1 interviewer asked, out of some 50+ that I met ...
    by economist123 at 12:20 PM, 03-16-19
  • I'm a Public Defender AMA
    Also recently received and accepted a Colorado offer, so thanks Borhas and everyone else for the Colorado info, it's proved to be pretty immensely helpful. Now the waiting game for ...
    by bikeflip at 7:53 PM, 03-15-19
  • Criminal Defense
    Had trial scheduled for yesterday. Learned earlier in the week that court was shutting down early yesterday and today. Told DA when first got there that we should just continue ...
    by Caesar at 8:16 AM, 03-15-19
  • 1L/Diversity SA Thread 2019
    did anyone get a rejection letter from white and case? i know they are done with offers but they never sent me one. does that mean they dont want me ...
    by economist123 at 4:19 PM, 03-14-19
  • Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
    is it okay to ask for one day off for my sister’s grad ceremony? Yes, but it’s still important how you do it. Inform your primary contact at the firm (likely ...
    by proteinshake at 4:12 PM, 03-14-19
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