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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: 26
Views: 1381

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: 151

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: 26
Views: 1381

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: 186

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: 12
Views: 686

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: 139

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: 702
Views: 93486

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 ...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Marino Retaker Course
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Marino Retaker Course

I don't know how much "basically the whole Barbri course" is (90% of the course? Less?) but you definitely need to change up your study methods for your next take. Doing another round of Barbri isn't going to make you pass, and I know that's why you're asking about retaker courses. Since I don't hav...
by Slytherpuff
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Marino Retaker Course
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Marino Retaker Course

Also, what course did you take before? (Or courses?) Generally how did you study? How much of the course did you complete each time?
by Slytherpuff
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Marino Retaker Course
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Marino Retaker Course

I personally have not used it and don't know people who have. But after two UBE fails I think it's safe to say that your old course and study methods are not working for you, so trying a retaker course (whether Marino or otherwise) is probably a good idea.
by Slytherpuff
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:56 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: 26
Views: 1381

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

Also, check out our guide on LSL if you haven't already: https://www.lawschool.life/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1097 I don't necessarily agree with everything in it (I wouldn't recommend automatically registering for the next available LSAT, for example) but I think 99% of it will really help you fig...
by Slytherpuff
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:53 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: 26
Views: 1381

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

Back in the day, I used the Manhattan Prep books and the Power Score Bibles. I also bought a ton of old tests so that I could do practice sections/full exams, but I think a lot may be available for free online. I agree with basically everything in here book-wise, although I never tried LSAT Trainer....
by Slytherpuff
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:02 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: 26
Views: 1381

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

Too late to start studying for the LSAT or too late to go to law school? I'd say neither. If you genuinely want to be a lawyer and if you end up getting a good enough LSAT score to get into a top school OR get a full-ride to a strong regional school, then I'd go for it. There were plenty of people a...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: American (sticker), CUA ($$$)
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: American (sticker), CUA ($$$)

Think it over a bit more before you decide to go to Catholic. Do you have a conditional scholarship? Are you comfortable going to a school where 9 months after graduation, only 57.7% of grads had a long-term, full-time legal job ? Are you 100% set on staying in the DMV area, and also okay with losin...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Graduating college early using lots of AP/IB credit
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Graduating college early using lots of AP/IB credit

It won't matter either way as long as the rest of your application (particularly your LSAT score and GPA) are strong. I would just pick whichever school you prefer of those - whether one is a better school or gave you a better financial aid package - and not worry about how it will impact law school...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: how law school affects geographic location for afterwards
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: how law school affects geographic location for afterwards

Yes, I definitely think you should reapply. I think you underperformed your score. Are you open to retaking the LSAT as well? If you got higher than a 171 that would open even more doors for you.
by Slytherpuff
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Dropping a class hurting chances?
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: Dropping a class hurting chances?

Does your transcript (or school generally) have any explanation of how they consider withdrawals? If it's just a W with no explanation and your school does not count withdrawals as punitive, then you might be in the clear. Again, just going off the official LSAC description for this. https://www.lsa...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Dropping a class hurting chances?
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: Dropping a class hurting chances?

It's hard to know your chances without a real LSAT score. Based on GPA alone your chances are slim and you'd want to aim for at least a 170 on the LSAT to improve your chances of getting in. I'm not sure when you're thinking of applying to law school but it could be worth waiting an extra year to ma...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: how law school affects geographic location for afterwards
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: how law school affects geographic location for afterwards

Lots of great advice in here so far, but just to add a bit more information on the extent to which these schools are regional v. national - you can look up each school here (https://www.lstreports.com/schools/) and get an overview of what states the recent grads went to work in.
by Slytherpuff
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Any transfer applicant PS?
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Any transfer applicant PS?

Yep, we have transfer applicants here too. I think you'll be able to connect with people either in the Personal Statement sub-forum or in the Transfer Applicant one. viewforum.php?f=20 Feel free to post if you want someone to look over your PS or offer advice!
by Slytherpuff
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Columbia undergrad aiming for Columbia Law?
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Columbia undergrad aiming for Columbia Law?

I wholeheartedly agree with UVA - I would not apply ED to Columbia. Obviously you should still apply there, but make sure you're keeping your options open for financial aid purposes. See what your LSAT score looks like and then consider applying to all or at least most of the T14. Best case scenario...
by Slytherpuff
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship and CoVid
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Re: Clerkship and CoVid

OP here, it's a federal clerkship. Salary and benefits are motivating factors for starting early. The bar is scheduled for September (hopefully they don't move it again) so I might just cut my financial losses and start October. People have suggested I start working and take off the week before the...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship and CoVid
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Re: Clerkship and CoVid

Yep, I think you can definitely ask if you can start early.
by Slytherpuff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 196
Views: 37576

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

So, OCI has been switched to January 2021. Does anyone have any insight on GPA-boosting strategies wrt course selection during the fall of 2L? Easy A classes, etc., or classes where, at the very least, your GPA will be roughly proportionate to the work you put in? Also - clinics. Good or bad idea f...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Marking up an NDA exercise for in-house position interview
Replies: 8
Views: 2690

Re: Marking up an NDA exercise for in-house position interview

Congratulations! Were you able to start before things shut down?