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Recent Discussions

Law School Admissions
  • Applying after seat deposit
    you lose most of the leverage gained from a killer march LSAT by committing to attend this cycle, both in terms of admissions, negotiating scholarships so the advice, not to ...
    by heythatslife at 10:36 AM, 01-24-20
  • Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.
    Hi Spivey and friends, is there an issue about retaking the LSAT after applying pending decisions from schools? (primarily for t14-t20) ...
    by Faustian89 at 4:37 PM, 01-21-20
  • Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
    Grades came out today. ...
    by piggy11 at 4:00 PM, 01-21-20
  • Waitlist-April retake?
    April works fine for the extremely narrow purpose of trying to get off of waitlists, but if you've made it to that point then you should be seriously contemplating re-applying ...
    by icechicken at 12:44 PM, 01-19-20
  • T14-T20 numbers puzzle
    It seems high 160+ scoring AA test takers (top 2%) have increased in the past few years. The well known thread “blacks by the numbers” on TLS among 160+ scoring ...
    by Faustian89 at 5:49 PM, 01-18-20
  • Remaining LSAT Dates for 2020 and early 2021
    Just announced. 2020: Mon, June 8—12:30 PM Mon, July 13—12:30 PM Sat, August 29—8:30 AM Sat, October 3—8:30 AM Sat, November 14—8:30 AM 2021: Sat, January 16—8:30 AM Sat, February 20—8:30 AM Sat, April 10—8:30 AM ...
    by PowerScoreAdmin at 9:20 AM, 01-17-20
  • AA male 3.4 160
    retake. how did and how long you prepped the last go? ...
    by app at 6:32 PM, 01-16-20
  • career in financial/business fraud or antitrust
    My State's AG office seems to regularly hire newbies only for the child support division, but they sometimes have entry-level positions for medicaid fraud. I'm not sure what the ...
    by ggocat at 1:27 PM, 01-15-20
  • West Coast Consortium Fair
    Yep, no need to bring anything other than something to take notes with. Asking questions about housing options and trying to get fee waivers would be great. And keep in ...
    by Slytherpuff at 10:39 AM, 01-15-20
  • What does a career in con law look like?
    I don't want to spend 200k for a slim slim slim chance for a field I *might* be interested in. Unfortunately this is what going to a non-Yale law school to ...
    by tnr13 at 3:05 PM, 01-08-20
Classes and Bar Study
Legal Practice and Employment
  • Severance in Biglaw Require an NDA?
    Op here. Do firms ever increase severance? I want to ask for 3 more months and phrase it as how the untimely termination has screwed up my budget and plans, ...
    by OpPoaster at 4:48 AM, 01-25-20
  • What to do after State Trial Court Clerkship?
    Oh, looks like this got covered already. I would've responded earlier with all the same advice everyone already gave so I just send everything above. It sounds like ...
    by lolwat at 11:22 PM, 01-24-20
  • 3rd Clerkship
    Doing a third clerkship just because the judge is a personal hero might give you some personal satisfaction but it's not going to help in terms of experience or career. ...
    by lolwat at 11:17 PM, 01-24-20
  • 3L Public Defender Applications
    yo, is that Saipan office still hiring? ...
    by pancakes3 at 12:39 PM, 01-23-20
  • SEC NY office vs. State AGs office 1L summer
    I personally think state AG work is generally pretty cool and would give you broader exposure to more than just securities stuff. Plus, it really sounds like you want to ...
    by MarxJackson at 3:03 PM, 01-22-20
  • Holding back a class year at new firm
    Gives you another year with lower expectations and to make good money. In an up or out model, at worst it prolongs your inevitable being asked to leave. At best, ...
    by Johannes at 2:01 PM, 01-22-20
  • Hanging a shingle?
    bump. ...
    by pancakes3 at 10:20 AM, 01-17-20
    a) what kind of legal job/firm/office do you work at Smaller firm (10ish attorneys). Public finance with a large real ...
    by Guest at 8:36 AM, 01-11-20
  • Litigators 10+ years
    Fuck. I'm getting close to 10. Not there yet though. No idea what my classmates are doing. I haven't kept up with many of them, but from my LinkedIn feed ...
    by lolwat at 2:04 AM, 12-27-19
  • US Bankruptcy Court Clerkships
    Former SDNY bk clerk here. It’s a specialized clerkship and isn’t viewed with the same versatility that a district court clerkship, which makes sense. Clerking for a bankruptcy court is ...
    by Bkclerkship at 6:13 AM, 12-25-19