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by Slytherpuff
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 5058

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

Br3v wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:12 am
Are we getting NOBONUSED?
Too soon to tell!
by Slytherpuff
Fri May 31, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 178
Views: 16540

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

Anyone know approximately when incoming 1Ls can expect to get housing assignments? Will be emailed about it or do we need to check the housing platform? I haven't been able to find this on the internet anywhere. Thanks! Way back in 2014 I received mine over email on June 11th, but I'm not sure if t...
by Slytherpuff
Thu May 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 5058

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

Let's keep talking about it until we make it happen.
by Slytherpuff
Tue May 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 5058

Re: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion

I'm not holding my breath but wow, that would be amazing if summer bonuses happened in major markets again this year.
by Slytherpuff
Wed May 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cold Emailing Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: Cold Emailing Issue

I'd give it probably a week and a half, maybe two weeks. Also it's totally fine to talk with two different people at the same firm! I wouldn't email more than two people at the same firm though, unless you get an out-of-office message from one who's on parental leave or something like that. If you'r...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Law school in NYC- living expenses
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Law school in NYC- living expenses

Any recommendations about cheap groceries stores? Tax free purchases in the city? Trader Joe's all the way! I can't remember which school you said you're going to, but you can walk to ones that are near NYU pretty easily. If you're doing NYU and living on campus, I'd do most of your shopping at TJ'...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU IILJ vs. Y/H
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: NYU IILJ vs. Y/H

Anecdotally I feel like the IILJ people I know have had pretty good outcomes. Seems to be a mix between big law, federal clerkships, and miscellaneous PI jobs. We do have an IILJ alum on LSL so I'm hoping they'll pop in here at some point to talk about their experience. These are all excellent optio...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU vs. Northwestern
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: NYU vs. Northwestern

I'd go with NYU here. Even if you're at the bottom of your class you'd still have a strong shot at NYC big law. And being so close to family will make your guys' day-to-day lives a lot more bearable.
by Slytherpuff
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 26
Views: 1821

Re: Weird law school classes

Oooh are we bringing this thread back? I took a mafia law class but it ended up just being a condensed/lighter version of crim pro.
by Slytherpuff
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 178
Views: 16540

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

I never used a broker in NYC, I know they're helpful especially if you're on a time crunch, but you can absolutely find a place without one. I think unfortunately 80x is more common than 40x, but that would be your combined income. You can also have a guarantor if you absolutely need one (although ...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)
Replies: 20
Views: 723

Re: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)

Stanford4me wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:26 pm
negusdahabesha wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:21 pm
I chose NYU and I'm super happy that I did! Thank you all for your help!!
Congrats! I'm sure you'll have a great time there. I honestly only have good things to say about NYU and the student body there.
Yes, echoing this 100%
by Slytherpuff
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 178
Views: 16540

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

I never used a broker in NYC, I know they're helpful especially if you're on a time crunch, but you can absolutely find a place without one. I think unfortunately 80x is more common than 40x, but that would be your combined income. You can also have a guarantor if you absolutely need one (although y...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 59
Views: 3277

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

I think the ASWs will be key here. A school may look right on paper but it's about how you fit in as well, since you're fortunate enough to have the $$$ to make both of these schools a great option. Talk to students at both schools and see where you could picture yourself the most! (I may have misse...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)
Replies: 20
Views: 723

Re: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)

Do you have time to visit both schools again? Maybe see if NYU can set you up with a current RTK scholar and ask about their experience in the program. I'd say NYU since the public interest culture is so much stronger there, but I'm definitely biased as an NYU alum (and my fiance is a CLS grad who ...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)
Replies: 20
Views: 723

Re: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)

Do you have time to visit both schools again? Maybe see if NYU can set you up with a current RTK scholar and ask about their experience in the program. I'd say NYU since the public interest culture is so much stronger there, but I'm definitely biased as an NYU alum (and my fiance is a CLS grad who i...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)
Replies: 20
Views: 723

Re: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)

Either choice is great, but if you choose Columbia be prepared to lose in basketball every year . The Deans' Cup is an annual charity basketball game between the law schools of Columbia University (CLS), one of the top law schools in the country, and New York University (NYU), one of the top law sc...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Help!

I'd say Emory just since I don't think sticker at Georgetown is a great option for anyone, but if Georgetown ultimately does give you money then let us know!
by Slytherpuff
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 178
Views: 16540

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

Echoing what people have said on clinics - you're basically guaranteed to get into some clinic, but not necessarily your top choice. There are a few that are very competitive and can be hard to get during fall of your 2L year. I think for me, I applied to two internationally-oriented clinics for 2L,...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 178
Views: 16540

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: Thank you!
Replies: 59
Views: 3277

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: 550

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: 524

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: 633

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: 913

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: 2965

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...