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by Slytherpuff
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: T14 Chances + Scholarships?
Replies: 7
Views: 136

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: 931

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: 11
Views: 2293

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 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 56
Views: 7115

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: 1257

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: 1092

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: 1328

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: 11
Views: 2293

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: 1812

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: 11
Views: 2293

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: 1812

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 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 56
Views: 7115

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: 8
Views: 1584

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: 1530

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: 1715

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: 1234

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: 1276

Re: How much does 0.01 matter?

It would not be worth it for you to do that.
by Slytherpuff
Fri May 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 56
Views: 7115

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

I don't think so - I applied at the beginning of January and got decent $$ from a few schools. November LSAT would be fine unless things have changed (in the six years since I applied haha). So I'd see how your practice test scores are doing right before November, and if you are consistently scoring...
by Slytherpuff
Fri May 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Tax Llm without accounting degree?
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Tax Llm without accounting degree?

Same with Georgetown, but higher government placement (e.g. clerkship, IRS, DOJ, Dept of Labor) and lower Biglaw placement (probably 10%-20% either at graduation or after clerkship). You'll hear people say on this and other boards that "you will only get Biglaw if you could before the program." Tha...
by Slytherpuff
Fri May 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 56
Views: 7115

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

I think you might still be able to prep for the October exam in four months, but don't rush to take that exam. Study as much as you need to get above a 170, and it's fine if that means you aren't ready to take it in October. November is an option or anytime in 2021. https://www.lsac.org/lsat/lsat-da...
by Slytherpuff
Mon May 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 Month vs 1 Month Internship?
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: 2 Month vs 1 Month Internship?

I think that's the right choice, OP. It'll give you more to discuss during EIP and won't look weirdly short to anyone who checks out your LinkedIn page. Good luck this summer!
by Slytherpuff
Sat May 16, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Notes During Bar Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 1715

Re: Notes During Bar Prep

I didn't finish the full Themis course (I got to ~75 or 80% which I was fine with) but as a supplement I did create one-pagers of the important info for each essay topic, with a particular focus on the essay topics that were predicted to come up on that year's MEE. Pretty sure 50% of my secured tran...
by Slytherpuff
Wed May 13, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: CCN Transfer chances from T1?
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: CCN Transfer chances from T1?

I think you definitely have a shot, even though HYS are probably out. We'll have to see how the second semester pans out for you. Is your school doing letter grades for spring 2020 instead of P/F? And yeah, I unfortunately have no clue how COVID-19 is affecting transfer apps either. Each school publ...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 111369

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Harvard - 74.1% (+1.4%) Columbia - 84.0% (+2.0%) Virginia - 78.3% (-5.0%) UCLA - 51.4% (+3.0%) WUSTL - 52.3% (+0.1%) Florida - 24.2% (+7.3%) Washington & Lee - 35.5% (+9.8%) Barring a surprise off the top rope from NYU or Northwestern, I believe we're able to crown Columbia as the elite employment ...