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by Slytherpuff
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 158
Views: 13861

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

I can't speak to being affiliated with a center, but I can answer a few of the other questions. On campus v. off campus - Off campus is typically cheaper, but not always. You'd absolutely need roommates but there are people here and there who manage to find a great apartment within walking distance ...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UPDATED NYU $$$$ vs Penn $$$$ vs UVA $$$$ vs Duke $$$$ vs Harvard at Sticker
Replies: 41
Views: 1533

Re: UPDATED NYU $$$$ vs Penn $$$$ vs UVA $$$$ vs Duke $$$$ vs Harvard at Sticker

Yep, NYU now that you have the full ride there. Congratulations!
by Slytherpuff
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Jobless 2L at NU with 3.0 GPA
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Jobless 2L at NU with 3.0 GPA

Keep sending out applications and talk to your school's Career Services people as much as possible. They want everyone to have jobs and might be able to give you some more ideas/connections.
by Slytherpuff
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 1L Internship Abroad or RA?
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: 1L Internship Abroad or RA?

Please take the position abroad! It's a no brainer. The people I know from school who did 1L abroad in the private sector had really good outcomes at OCI, and my firm definitely views it as a bonus in hiring. Generally it would be a huge plus if you want to work at a large US firm with a strong inte...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Splitting 2L summer between two offices?
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Splitting 2L summer between two offices?

This is becoming harder and harder to do. Outside of the 1L summer thing, you pretty much need to have both offers in hand based on what I have seen. It's FEB but do not bring up in interview lurkers Do you mean that in the 1L summer you can generally split offices? Or that former 1L summers return...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Options with median GPA from CCN
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Options with median GPA from CCN

There's nothing wrong with getting median. You're in the middle of the pack in a group of some of the most intelligent and best test-taking law students in the country. You'll still have great job opportunities and it's way too early to get down on yourself about this. I'm sure you're used to being ...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2073

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

One thing about BL is that you will likely reside in a high-cost area with an extreme tax liability (living like a monk is a given). It takes a few years before you can cash-in on the hefty bonuses. That said, having a degree from Harvard is a lifelong advantage. Perhaps this is naive, but if I wer...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: YOU (YES YOU) CAN GET INTO A T14!
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: YOU (YES YOU) CAN GET INTO A T14!

Can we please start a thread this like?! I'll share some of my cycle so far: URM type: AA female LSDAS gpa: 3.25 & LSAt: 168 I've been accepted to 8 of the t14 schools so far (didn't apply to Stanford, Yale, & Berkeley) my lawschoolnumbers account is "Chun-li" if any URM wants to get more specific ...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Seeking advice!
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Seeking advice!

NYU grad here. If you don't get in anywhere else, I'd say either NYU or Columbia as long as you're okay living in New York for a few years, since I think I remember you saying you're from a really small town. NYU definitely has a strong public interest culture (PILC, http://www.law.nyu.edu/publicint...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Super reverse splitter seeking entrance to top CA schools
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Super reverse splitter seeking entrance to top CA schools

Jumping in late in case you're still checking this thread - I would recommend sending out additional applications to Irvine and Davis if they weren't on your original list. Can you tell us why retaking isn't an option for you?
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: YOU (YES YOU) CAN GET INTO A T14!
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: YOU (YES YOU) CAN GET INTO A T14!

Congratulations and thank you for weighing in here! Hopefully you have some more acceptances in your future this winter! Happy to help with choosing too since I see a lot of schools that I was also considering - I attended NYU but was choosing between Duke, Georgetown, and UCLA at the time.
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2018 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 3318

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

We're always right up against the budget for one of my big cases that's in discovery so I think a ton of my work is getting written off right now (and that's a client that needs incredibly specific details for everything you're doing). The closest I've done to "review diligence documents" is for on...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2018 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 3318

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

We're always right up against the budget for one of my big cases that's in discovery so I think a ton of my work is getting written off right now (and that's a client that needs incredibly specific details for everything you're doing). The closest I've done to "review diligence documents" is for one...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Beard during CB?
Replies: 14
Views: 752

Re: Beard during CB?

You're totally fine with that length. A bunch of guys at my firm have beards, it's really not that uncommon! Just make sure it's neat and close-shaven for the interviews.
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Stub Year Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: Stub Year Questions

Dude you need to just chill and enjoy the free time you're getting. I twiddled my thumb well into February of my first year, billed around 100 hours total for my first 4 months combined. Work will find you in due time. Did this make you feel deflated at all? How did you fill your days? I’m three mo...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit
Replies: 14
Views: 1024

Re: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit

Weird necro. But seriously, stay in your lane, dude. Based on your posting history you are the absolute last person who should be commenting on this. am i wrong in feeling that the post wasn't over the line so idk why you're trying to stifle discussion about it? i thought the q's were in good faith...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Are Powerscore bibles + Manhattan + real practice tests still the way to go?
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Are Powerscore bibles + Manhattan + real practice tests still the way to go?

This combo worked for me back in the day but it's been 5+ years. I wonder if people have better prep methods nowadays.
by Slytherpuff
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit
Replies: 14
Views: 1024

Re: MoFo gets hit by $100M pregnancy bias suit

Weird necro. But seriously, stay in your lane, dude. Based on your posting history you are the absolute last person who should be commenting on this.
by Slytherpuff
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: BC, BU, Fordham, Cardozo, Cornell?
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: BC, BU, Fordham, Cardozo, Cornell?

You can absolutely improve on LR! Back in the day I found PowerScore's LR Bible really useful, but I haven't taken the LSAT since 2013 so more recent takers might be able to weigh in on better resources.
by Slytherpuff
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: BC, BU, Fordham, Cardozo, Cornell?
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: BC, BU, Fordham, Cardozo, Cornell?

I'd definitely retake if you can. Was the 161 your first try? You have a stellar GPA and if you can get your LSAT score up a little, you can get into some amazing schools and otherwise get scholarship money at your current picks.
by Slytherpuff
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 164
Views: 10497

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

riot wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:57 pm
As a PSLF truther I wonder if it makes more sense to stay in ten year plan and take the law school for all the money it will give you and actually have your loan balance decline
Don't tell Nebby this or he won't let us get married so that CLS will keep paying off his loans for him!!!
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Splitter with C&F Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Splitter with C&F Issues

If you really want to throw in an extra LA application, I'd say to retake the LSAT and add Irvine to your list. I'm nervous about the employment stats at the other SoCal schools you have on your list, but Irvine is a decent school and you might be able to bump your LSAT up enough so that you're a tr...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Splitter with C&F Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Splitter with C&F Issues

I don't think W&L would be a good fit for nycsplitter - numbers-wise, sure, it makes sense. But it seems like they want to practice in the NYC or LA area based on school choices, and W&L may be a strong regional school with good scholarship money but it's not sending a lot of people to those markets.
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Risky Personal Statement. Advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Risky Personal Statement. Advice?

Unfortunately, I can tell you without even reading the statement that this is not a topic you should be focusing on for your personal statement. You'll want to honestly but gently explain away your C&F issues and highlight that they were all in the past. Your personal statement is not a good place f...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Splitter with C&F Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Splitter with C&F Issues

I agree that the C&F issues are unlikely to affect your admission chances. I'd encourage you to retake the LSAT to get your score up in the hopes that you can get into a better school. You can find out more information on these school's employment statistics, salary information where available, and ...