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by Slytherpuff
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 150-->159 3.75 GPA
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: 150-->159 3.75 GPA

I'd plan on taking an additional year off. Focus on ending this year strong GPA-wise as Stranger mentioned, and then you can retake the LSAT next summer/fall and apply in fall of 2021. Your financial aid options are slim based on your current stats and you shouldn't be paying the full price for any ...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 655

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

For clarity, I wasn’t saying he could or should actually write off the time. I meant spend additional time on something if needed. Don’t do this. That’s a quick way to get moved off cases if you’re working for more budget-conscious clients. My teams stop giving work to first years who pull that cra...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 655

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

For clarity, I wasn’t saying he could or should actually write off the time. I meant spend additional time on something if needed. Don’t do this. That’s a quick way to get moved off cases if you’re working for more budget-conscious clients. My teams stop giving work to first years who pull that crap.
by Slytherpuff
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 655

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

No big deal at all. Give it a few months.
by Slytherpuff
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2020 Fall Bonuses
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: 2020 Fall Bonuses

BigZuck wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:43 pm
Is this thread taking place in the law grad lounge forum thing or why aren’t there more posts?
People have been talking about them in here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13378
by Slytherpuff
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 200
Views: 51698

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

I think less competitive based on what I've heard from other schools in the T14, and waaaaaay less intense/competitive than non-T14 schools given that your job outcomes are much better at NYU than most other schools. Middle-bottom at NYU is way better than middle at Fordham, but I think it's a toss-...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 200
Views: 51698

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

How necessary/important is Corporations in 2L for someone wanting to go into biglaw? Especially for someone with no business / corporate background otherwise. I was thinking about not bothering with corporations, because there are a lot of other, more interesting looking classes I'd like to take. B...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: T14 Chances + Scholarships?
Replies: 13
Views: 2509

Re: T14 Chances + Scholarships?

You should have excellent chances at T-14 + substantial scholarship with your stats and URM status. I would honestly skip applying to GW and BU unless you're really dying to go to those particular schools for some reason. I think an October retake will not hurt at all, is there any reason you're hes...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSAT Addendum Needed? 162 -168-180
Replies: 5
Views: 2667

Re: LSAT Addendum Needed? 162 -168-180

I agree with Nony - you don't need an addendum unless the school explicitly requires it for certain score jumps. The only score that the schools have to report is the 180, so they don't have much incentive to focus on your other scores.
by Slytherpuff
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 12
Views: 4195

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

What are your top two dream schools? I'd also add on a targeted rec there - it may not make a huge difference but it definitely won't hurt. And if your dream schools are HYS then your work is already done! I think your LSAT score and paralegal experience already make you a fantastic candidate for a ...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 13957

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

If you don't want to be a lawyer then don't go to law school, but please don't let your age be the factor. Like we've said many, many times in this thread, you are never too old to go to law school and there are plenty of people who go to law school in their 30s and 40s. I work with an associate at ...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: Personal statement (I didn't go with D&D)

Why don't you try to just focus the statement on cooking, add in a little extra detail tying that to your current work in big law (or why you want to be a lawyer), and then see how that looks? I agree with pancakes that dropping the poetry bit is the way to go.
by Slytherpuff
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Summer Graduation
Replies: 3
Views: 2511

Re: Summer Graduation

You'll be totally fine. As long as you're admitted, you're good! You just might need to let your law school know after you accept in case they ask to see updated transcripts over the summer (since yours might need to be submitted late).
by Slytherpuff
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 2388

Re: Greetings

I think at this point you might want to look into careers that do not require a JD.
by Slytherpuff
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 12
Views: 4195

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Good luck! And feel free to post on here for help with your PS or your Why X essays too. I probably would steer clear of D&D for your personal statement but others may disagree!
by Slytherpuff
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high
Replies: 16
Views: 3643

Re: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high

Would you feel comfortable posting your PS in here so that people could look it over and give you some thoughts as to how it might have come off? (If not, no worries.)
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 12
Views: 4195

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

I'll at least answer the recommendation question for now. I don't think you need to tell the attorneys that you're a long shot. Just tell them that you're applying to X school(s). If you go to attorneys (a) you work with a lot and (b) who genuinely like you, I think you'll find that they're happy to...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high
Replies: 16
Views: 3643

Re: Is it worth it to reapply? 17high 3.6high

You way underperformed your stats and I would recommend reapplying at the beginning of the next application cycle. I'm also worried that there may have been something in your materials that was a red flag, since even in late December/early January you should have had far better outcomes than you did...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 13957

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

You've already gotten a lot of thoughts and feedback from people - the overwhelming response is that you are not too old for law school and that we have posters on LSL who have attended law school in their 30s and 40s. Do you have any pending questions that haven't been answered?
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: PS, re-apply
Replies: 11
Views: 2937

Re: PS, re-apply

Agreed, you can either ask people if they'll give you feedback if you PM it to them, or just post it on here for a day or two and then delete. And even if an admissions officer did stumble on your PS draft on this site, they wouldn't remember it by the time application season starts in the fall. You...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Iowa or Indiana (Maurer)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: Iowa or Indiana (Maurer)?

To be blunt, "international law" is not something that you can pursue out of either of those schools. Do you want international arbitration? International trade? Cross-border M&A? Do you want to do immigration/refugee work? Are you just hoping to work abroad for a non-profit doing something vaguely ...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

proteinshake wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:48 pm
did you write out full essays or outline them for the most part?
Usually just outlined, but I made sure to write several full ones for practice. I think outlining in a CRAC format like pancakes mentioned is a good idea.
by Slytherpuff
Wed May 27, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: legal education with full scholarship?
Replies: 2
Views: 2513

Re: legal education with full scholarship?

I know this is flame given your history, but in case you actually want a serious answer: I would ask if a lawyer or law professor in that field can come and lecture your volunteer organization on the area of law that's relevant to you. Don't try to go to law school again. It's not worth it and would...
by Slytherpuff
Tue May 26, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: How much does 0.01 matter?
Replies: 3
Views: 2735

Re: How much does 0.01 matter?

It would not be worth it for you to do that.