Search found 251 matches

by Slytherpuff
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

Re: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?

The articles lied to you, Indecision. You can still be a summer associate in big law in your late 30s if that's what you want.
by Slytherpuff
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.4/161/ LGBT-URM Chances at Duke Law
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: 3.4/161/ LGBT-URM Chances at Duke Law

Your numbers are unfortunately a bit low even with your URM status and with an interesting resume - I would recommend taking some time to study for an LSAT retake. No matter how great your MMS GPA ends up being, law school will really only factor in the 3.4 undergrad GPA. They can look favorably upo...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Berkeley BigLaw/Tech Law w/ out STEM background
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Berkley BigLaw/Tech Law w/ out STEM background

I didn't go to either of those schools but I'll weigh in to the extent I can. Berkeley and UVA have pretty comparable big law placements. UVA seems to feed a few more people to big law and clerkships, but some of it might be self-selection - Berkeley's stats are still fine. Berkeley could be a good ...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Non-traditional student looking for advice/feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Non-traditional student looking for advice/feedback

Definitely take the time you need to boost your GPA - Stranger is right that you should be doing everything in your power to get your cumulative GPA above a 3.0. You'll be able to include an addendum with your application so you can explain why your community college grades should not be seen as ref...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Addenda?
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Addenda?

Agreed, not needed at all. This won't hurt you. And with a great overall GPA like yours, please do yourself a favor and take your time studying for the LSAT. Your GPA combined with a 170+ will open a lot of doors for you in terms of acceptances and scholarship money.
by Slytherpuff
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

Re: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?

Nope, my V30 absolutely hires new associates in their 30s. I work closely with two associate who were in their mid or late 30s when they graduated law school, and my summer associate mentee was in their 30s as well. It will not be a thing at all. To be blunt - did you actually read articles that sug...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 21
Views: 7858

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

pancakes3 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:25 am
bump
by Slytherpuff
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: WFH in biglaw post COVID?
Replies: 9
Views: 1048

Re: WFH in biglaw post COVID?

Post-COVID I do think working from home will be more generally acceptable. But it may depend on practice group, location, and general culture? Litigation in my office has always been incredibly WFH-friendly and it won’t be a big deal at all if people WFH a couple days a week post-COVID (some people,...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 6644

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

I'd aim for whichever school in the T13 gives you a full ride, with those stats. That big law paycheck is way nicer if you don't have debt to worry about. You don't need HYS for that - CCN would be excellent outcomes.
by Slytherpuff
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: resolved
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: Looking to talk to recent grads/students (UMass, Charleston, Regent, Ave Maria)?

Let's take Ave Maria as an example. 21.2% of 1Ls failed out. Of the people who did manage to graduate from law school, only 66% passed the bar exam. And only 36.4% of the class of 2019 graduates are employed in full-time, long-term legal jobs. You should absolutely not go to a school like that - no ...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: resolved
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: Looking to talk to recent grads/students (UMass, Charleston, Regent, Ave Maria)?

The schools on your list have very poor job outcomes and bar passage rates. Assuming you do get a job as an attorney after graduating from one of these schools, you'll be pretty limited to working in those states/areas, which I can't recommend if you haven't even visited those areas before. Please d...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: URM Super-Splitter Advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Re: URM Super-Splitter Advice?

There's zero harm in trying here - I would blanket the entire T14, including HYS. Happy to weigh in on safeties as well, but you likely won't need them (unless there's a T25 or so that you'd like to attend for geographic reasons that you can get a full ride from).
by Slytherpuff
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 202
Views: 60766

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

So, I've had an insanely stressful semester & realized I've completely blown off networking for OCI in January. I literally haven't gone to a single virtual firm event thus far. Scrambling to sign up for the few firm recruiting events remaining this year that OCS has posted but there's not a lot. D...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 15
Views: 5348

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Good luck!!
by Slytherpuff
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 150-->159 3.75 GPA
Replies: 5
Views: 677

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: 1417

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: 1417

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: 1417

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: 938

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: 202
Views: 60766

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: 202
Views: 60766

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: 2993

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: 2937

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: 15
Views: 5348

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: 15817

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 ...