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by dcc617
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 201
Views: 28056

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: 201
Views: 28056

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: 201
Views: 28056

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: 201
Views: 28056

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: 289
Views: 66887

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: 201
Views: 28056

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: 289
Views: 66887

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: 289
Views: 66887

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: 289
Views: 66887

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: 289
Views: 66887

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: 289
Views: 66887

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: 3490

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: 3490

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: 289
Views: 66887

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: 2359

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: 3662

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: 4023

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: 4438

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: 4438

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: 4438

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.
by dcc617
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking
Replies: 52
Views: 4438

Re: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking

You understand that we're lawyers and law students who think that you're making this decision in a fundamentally flawed way?

For your specific goals, your options are not great. So either get different goals or different options.
by dcc617
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking
Replies: 52
Views: 4438

Re: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking

Career wise I want to make sure I have the option of BigLaw when picking the school. What does "having the option of biglaw" mean to you? Is it a chance if you're at the top of your class? If we're just assuming that, then go to wherever you get a full ride since you'll achieve all your dreams and ...
by dcc617
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking
Replies: 52
Views: 4438

Re: Weighing Scholarship vs ranking

What are your numbers and career goals?
by dcc617
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 59
Views: 10293

Re: Duke it out: Duke $$$$ vs. Virginia $$$$ vs. Penn $$$$ vs. H

For your general goals Harvard is not worth the extra quarter million dollars. You shouldn't even be considering it.