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by Slytherpuff
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 188
Views: 24648

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

1) Yes, I think we were told about firm's grade cut-offs in an event at the beginning of April (although that was 5 years ago, so they may have adjusted the event's timing since then). 2) You can do the write-on in the evenings after work and on the weekend. No need to ask for a late start date at w...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Applying after seat deposit
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Applying after seat deposit

It would depend on the specific language of the seat deposit, but most schools would require you to withdraw from consideration at other schools if you weren't going to ride a waitlist there. You couldn't submit a new application to a T-14 if you put a seat deposit down elsewhere. I'd echo pancakes'...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: West Coast Consortium Fair
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: West Coast Consortium Fair

Yep, no need to bring anything other than something to take notes with. Asking questions about housing options and trying to get fee waivers would be great. And keep in mind that family housing through the school may not be the only option available - you can also aim for an off-campus apartment tha...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: career in financial/business fraud or antitrust

Yeah, in all honesty the people I know who do that type of work now started in big law doing defense-side work and then moved to the DOJ Antitrust Division or an AUSA's office when they had 4+ years of experience. Entry-level positions as an AUSA require DOJ Honors, and if you want that from the st...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12628

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

I would like a spring bonus, please
by Slytherpuff
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biking to Work
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Biking to Work

Keep a shoe drawer at work. I wear athletic shoes while commuting to work (I walk) and change when I get in. No one will care if you show up in casual shoes as long as you change once you're at your desk.
by Slytherpuff
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

Welcome to LSL! What questions do you have about law school, the application process, the legal profession, etc.? We can either answer them in here or direct you to a thread/poster who can help you out.
by Slytherpuff
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: General Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: General Help

I wouldn't talk about interviewing for the promotion - cut that out entirely. I think you can talk about being a manager, but if you give us a little more information about the incident you want to write about, we can help you shape it so that it doesn't raise any red flags for the admissions commit...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12628

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

Bonus wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:00 am
So do we think salaries will increase next summer or do we have to wait and hope that the bonuses increase next year?
We need summer bonuses again, at the very least.
by Slytherpuff
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: US Bankruptcy Court Clerkships
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: US Bankruptcy Court Clerkships

All I can offer is anecdotal evidence, but I know the New York office of my firm values bankruptcy clerkships. I think doing one would be a real asset to you if you want to do bankruptcy work someday, and otherwise it could be useful in litigation for large, complex cases. I don't have any advice on...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me
Replies: 31
Views: 2113

Re: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me

I figured that I would post an update. I applied to five law schools already: Harvard, UChicago (ED), Columbia, UPenn, UVA, and Georgetown. I plan to finish up NYU, Yale, BU, and Cornell apps soon. I was already offered an interview to Columbia and UChicago and have those at the end of the week. I ...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12628

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

DPW Associate wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:19 am
210Watch wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:45 am
NY to $210k.
Davis Polk is having an associate town hall next week at which I assume this will be announced. What else is there to discuss?
Yep, I can't wait to hear the NY to $210k announcement. But maybe another firm will beat them to it!
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: a
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Chase Law School Part Time Evening Program

^Yes, the above are great points. Can you tell us why you want to go to Chase in particular and if you'd be open to going to school somewhere that has much better employment outcomes? Are you open to doing a full-time program at a different law school? Most people who go to law school take out a lot...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: a
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Chase Law School Part Time Evening Program

Schools will look at your full file, including your deployment and your graduate degrees, but the actual GPA they will consider and report is that 2.99 undergraduate GPA. That's definitely on the low end, so I would try to devote as much time as possible to studying for the LSAT. You want to get as ...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12628

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

Here's where everyone's at so far though:
https://abovethelaw.com/2019/11/biglaw- ... fall-2019/
by Slytherpuff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12628

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

You've forgotten the NY to 180 190 200 spirit already. Stay optimistic and keep bringing it up until it happens. Save the downturn talk for elsewhere.
by Slytherpuff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12628

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

Paul Weiss didn't feel like rocking the boat though:
https://abovethelaw.com/2019/11/biglaw- ... ouncement/
by Slytherpuff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12628

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

Maybe Simpson Thacher so they can relive their glory days of being market leaders for compensation (back in 2007)
by Slytherpuff
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12628

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

Which firm can we count on to battle it out with Cravath/Milbank and raise the bar this year?
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12628

Re: 2019 Bonus Discussion

Milbank is out so far: https://abovethelaw.com/2019/11/breakin ... -are-here/
Edit: Same as last year.

Cravath needs to step in and set a new Cravath scale for this year!
by Slytherpuff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 103
Views: 12628

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

cfcm wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:20 pm
Bonus announcements are trickling out, can we get a new poll (is Cravath going to bump up bonuses, are we staying the same as last year, are all of our bonuses getting revoked in December due to a recession)?
by Slytherpuff
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Timeline to waive into DC
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Timeline to waive into DC

Here was my general timeline - keep in mind that this was for waiving in from a UBE state, and that non-UBE jurisdictions will be in a different pile so could be processed at a different pace. June 2018 - submitted NCBE C&F July 2018 - submitted DC Bar app October 2018 - NCBE C&F is completed and is...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L summer Public Interest
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: 2L summer Public Interest

I don't work in PI so please take this with a grain of salt, but I think if you're leaning towards some sort of law reform-oriented position later on, then a 2L position at a PD's office is perfectly fine and would probably be a great option. I think it could be a benefit down the road for the types...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Kaplan versus Themis
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Kaplan versus Themis

Yeah, I have nothing bad to say about Themis. Good choice!