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by dcc617
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

The military sucks. You seem like you have the propaganda version of the military in your head when the reality is not that at all. One thing to keep in mind is that once you sign those papers you lose a ton of control over you life. The government owns you, and if its needs conflict with your plans...
by dcc617
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 90859

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Murray is fine for evidence. Not great, not terrible.
by dcc617
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 37980

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Skimming Mazars, it looks like just an enormous punt. And it doesn't make sense to punt since it looks like it still leaves it up to Congress to determine a valid legislative purpose. It's just basically Roberts saying that he'd really love it if Congress and the prez worked it out. Which could make...
by dcc617
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 37980

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I didn't realize that the prosecutor in the tax case was the same one who dropped the case against Ivanka and Don Jr. after he got bribed.
by dcc617
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 37980

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

And either way the decision is going to be a huge clusterfuck.
by dcc617
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 37980

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Well y'all aren't any fun.
by dcc617
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 37980

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I have 4 theories about why the Trump tax return decision is taking so long: 1) Roberts wants them to be unanimous/8-1 and is trying to come up with a decision that can be signed on by everyone. 2) Roberts is trying to write a decision where Trump wins and is struggling because there's no legal argu...
by dcc617
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 37980

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

The asylum case today is pretty bad. The opinion is originalism at its worst.
by dcc617
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 90859

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

I did not do any journals at all in law school (but had other activities). Did not come up a single time.
by dcc617
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 37980

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

It's not a narrow decision either. From the ordinary public meaning of the statute’s language at the time of the law’s adoption, a straightforward rule emerges: An employer violates Title VII when it intentionally fires an individual employee based in part on sex. It doesn’t matter if other factors ...
by dcc617
Sun May 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 90859

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Keep in mind that Harvard calculates honors by adding your 1L GPA, 2L GPA, and 3L GPA and then dividing by 3. It doesn't matter so a 2L where you get the minimum number of graded credits impacts honors exactly as much as an overloaded 2L. Which means, don't take a bunch of credits looking to bump up...
by dcc617
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 90859

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

I did zero journals in law school and it’s probably the best decision I made. Take a PLAP case instead.
by dcc617
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 90859

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Probably even if it's just a genuine interest, not just gunning. Also probably better luck with less famous professors.
by dcc617
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 90859

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

I never had anybody care at all about attendance. In fact, the only class I ever DSed was one where I missed 90% of the classes.
by dcc617
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 90859

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

When I was in LRW a couple of years ago I only got (minimal) feedback on my draft. The only feedback I got on the final was the grade when 1L fall grades were released.
by dcc617
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU
Replies: 17
Views: 4075

Re: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU

God dammit.
by dcc617
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU
Replies: 17
Views: 4075

Re: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU

Hi guys! UF with a full ride plus a stipend to pay my rent, I do want to practice corporate law leaning towards intellectual property. These two sentences don't really go together. If your goal is corporate law (which I assume means biglaw), then know that only 16.3% of the class gets biglaw, and u...
by dcc617
Mon May 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 294
Views: 90859

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Does anyone know if you get notified when a grade for an upper level course gets posted? Or should I just keep periodically checking helios lol I don't think any are coming out until Friday at the earliest. That's when 3L grades should get released, and you're not getting grades before graduating 3...
by dcc617
Mon May 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UIllinois or UConn?
Replies: 10
Views: 2785

Re: UIllinois or UConn?

People on here are always skeptical that the applicant knows what they're doing when they're considering non T14s that place into totally different markets. Law school isn't undergrad. For the most part, US News ranking on its own is less important than the schools placement into the market that the...
by dcc617
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU ($$$$) vs Harvard
Replies: 11
Views: 4294

Re: NYU ($$$$) vs Harvard

You’d be insane to turn down NYU.
by dcc617
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UChicago Ruby vs. Harvard vs. Columbia Hamilton vs. USC Rothman
Replies: 16
Views: 5252

Re: UChicago Ruby vs. Harvard vs. Columbia Hamilton vs. USC Rothman

FWIW, we just had our debt exit interviews at Harvard, and the green faces were pretty grim. Sometimes you don’t understand how much debt it actually is until you’re looking at paying 3000-4000 a month for the next decade or so. Harvard is marginally better than Chicago. All things being equal, you ...
by dcc617
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking
Replies: 52
Views: 5901

Re: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking

You're right that you shouldn't look at specialties like environmental law or whatever. However, biglaw is super sensitive to school and grades. Conventional wisdom is don't do stipulations because even if the school doesn't section stack it's still a huge risk. And you don't HAVE to go to one of th...
by dcc617
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking
Replies: 52
Views: 5901

Re: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking

Have you looked at LST reports to see how many ASU grads go to California?
by dcc617
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking
Replies: 52
Views: 5901

Re: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking

Law school is not like undergrad. After the top few national schools they all become regional, so it doesn't make sense to compare rankings for schools in different markets.