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Recent Discussions

Law School Admissions
  • Baguette Applies to Law School
    I got too much interesting stuff on your blog. I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! Keep up the good work ...
    by jortegaa3289 at 9:54 AM, 10-13-21
  • Law School w/o intent of being a FT lawyer?
    Tax law and possibly Patent Law (if a STEM undergrad) might interest you. Many are remote and flat rate work. There are also firms that help people incorporate and other ...
    by Jake at 9:59 PM, 10-10-21
  • Greetings
    I had a terrible 2.x undergrad GPA and 145 LSAT score and spent a couple of years at TJSL when they were ABA accredited before they academically dismissed me because ...
    by Jake at 1:51 PM, 10-10-21
  • WUSTL Students and Grads Taking Questions
    Bumping this thread. Is the general sentiment still the same? (that median students at WashU shouldn't feel comfortable getting biglaw in a place like Texas) I would say so. The ...
    by waldorf at 10:23 AM, 10-05-21
  • How many Ws are *too* many?
    Be sure to confirm that the Ws are “nonpunitive.” You may have already seen this, but here it is just in case: https://www.lsac.org/applying-law-school/jd-application-process/cas/requesting/transcript-summarization You don’t want the Ws to affect your ...
    by Story at 4:30 PM, 09-28-21
  • Details on Newly-Released LSATs: PTs 90, 91, and 92!
    LSAC has just released three new "official" PrepTests, listed as PTs 90+, 91+, and 92+ on LawHub. As the + sign indicates, each of these tests contains three sections of ...
    by DKilloranPowerScore at 2:17 PM, 09-17-21
  • LSAT Score Release Dates Posted through June 2022
    Breaking news: LSAC has now posted score release dates for all LSATs through June 2022! Nov 2021 = Dec 1 Jan 2022 = Feb 2 Feb 2022 = March 3 Mar 2022 = March ...
    by DKilloranPowerScore at 8:30 AM, 09-17-21
  • Please give me feedback on my personal statement
    I think it's well written, and a great PS as well. I would change this bit: But it was not an easy journey. As the only Chinese American out of ...
    by pancakes3 at 7:17 AM, 09-17-21
  • Brazilian student applying for law school
    Might I query whether there is any specific reason for school of law in general, especially why in the America? ...
    by jess at 12:24 PM, 09-15-21
  • Personal Statement
    I’ll read it. Post it or PM it. ...
    by Story at 9:14 AM, 09-10-21
Classes and Bar Study
  • Strong MBE = AUTO bar pass
    Or at least almost definitely a bar pass. Note, this is only true for states that don't have a minimum score for written parts, and only true for states with ...
    by Jake at 7:50 AM, 10-11-21
  • Marino Retaker Course
    Quality flash cards are HUGE help. I used critical pass myself . For me having physical copies to hold in my hands mattered. I didn't even realize that was an ...
    by Jake at 7:29 AM, 10-11-21
  • PSA: Do Not Pay Full Price for a Bar Course (NEGOTIATE!)
    I’d be surprised if there isn’t restriction allowing sign-on from only one device at a time. Also you’d only get one copy of the physical course material and there’s a ...
    by Jake at 1:17 PM, 10-10-21
  • FREE prep help
    Not s substitute but sure helped me. www.barprephero.com ...
    by Jake at 11:11 AM, 10-10-21
  • How did remote administration affect the July 2021 bar exam?
    So, I got bored and looked up some numbers. The short answer is, it doesn't seem to have changed things all that much. The movement we've seen in ...
    by Stranger at 12:58 PM, 10-08-21
  • 2021 Barbri Course Materials – 726 pages
    Message or comment if interested. We will conduct the transaction over PayPal for buyer and seller protection. Hardcopy: $239.00. PDF version: $39.00. What's Included: 2021 Barbri Lecture Handouts – 564 pages (substantive law) Civil ...
    by Ana Lias at 10:59 AM, 09-29-21
  • Degrees/certifications to get after JD?
    I saw the important "career goals" Q, but has anyone asked whether OP has a post-graduation job in hand? Pretty big factor ...
    by Fiero85 at 11:46 AM, 09-14-21
  • Chart of Majority Vs. Minority and Commonly Vs. Modernly/UCC
    California State I did do a search before deciding to post, but does anyone have an Excel spreadsheet of Criminal, Torts or Contrast with difference between these subjects? I am starting ...
    by ymmv at 5:10 PM, 09-05-21
  • How to learn how to do well on a law school exam
    This thread was upped by a bot, but I’m glad to have found it. What a great thread for law students! PS Getting to Maybe was great! ...
    by Story at 6:42 PM, 08-06-21
  • Cilex Study and the Bar
    Welcome to the forum, I suspect as a group we are fairly US centric, so I am not sure what direct info we may be able to provide. I went ...
    by haus at 7:50 AM, 06-21-21
Legal Practice and Employment
  • Careers in legal aid
    I received a full-ride offer from PennState Dickinson! 😀 Any thoughts on their law school and programs? ...
    by Potat at 1:13 PM, 10-15-21
  • Public Defender - Starting Salaries in All 50 States
    Glad you found it interesting Jake. I've never posted here before but know the whole history about how everyone broke away from TLS after it was sold. Glad to see ...
    by biglawinvestor at 5:05 PM, 10-14-21
  • BK on student debt
    Hopefully more applicable to clients than yourself directly, but still interesting. I am surprised that IBR wasn't just applied if disabled but good for her all the same. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/student-loans-discharged-personal-bankruptcy-162421849.html ...
    by Jake at 2:33 PM, 10-11-21
  • Getting a biglaw SA in London
    Hi there! I have no idea if you will see this since the question was posted a few years ago, but I am really interested in a similar route (haven't ...
    by lslurker at 8:37 AM, 10-11-21
  • "Zero Experience Preferred" local counsel jobs (IMHO)
    I've seen a lot of these posted on craigslist mostly over the years. Lots are "credit consolidation" firms and stuff like that who need a local lawyer to make it ...
    by Jake at 10:26 PM, 10-10-21
  • Is Document Review the practice of law?
    I've heard that question debated before . Seems equate to "is a virus alive". Short answer to both, if you are near it long enough you will be too unhappy ...
    by Jake at 3:50 PM, 10-10-21
  • Appearance Work
    I've actually always been curious about this because these guys are always around en masse whenever I have a cattle call. How can this work at any kind of volume? ...
    by Jake at 11:06 AM, 10-10-21
  • Process Serving / Mobile Notary
    Sorry for the typos. I meant to ask if anyone here has done the work themselves. (Edited just now to correct that). ...
    by Jake at 10:07 AM, 10-10-21
    Meanwhile, on the OTHER extreme side of things...........(in DC Craigslist Legal Employment Section)........... compensation: Hourly; $15 to $36 depending upon experience and credentials employment type: part-time The position entails client screening and intake, ...
    by Jake at 7:46 PM, 10-09-21
  • Hanging a shingle?
    I think that the sad truth is that many attempt that as an option of last resort, when to REALLY make it you likely have to have had a plan ...
    by Jake at 7:13 PM, 10-09-21