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by Slytherpuff
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 436
Views: 95426

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

I think it's a matter of picking the right firm and avoiding NYC, which I know you want to do, DankHill. A DC firm with no face time requirement, in a chiller practice group, would probably work out for you - or whatever other secondary markets you have the chance to land. Back when we were in perso...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Help Me Decide (Penn/UVA/Michigan)
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Help Me Decide (Penn/UVA/Michigan)

Michigan would be great for you. If you were DC or bust I'd say UVA, but I think Michigan is a better choice given the stipend, ties, and your goals.
by Slytherpuff
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3863

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

I think $60-65k is more realistic for your first year in big law if you're in DC (if you're in NY, I'd say $60k). $70k is really pushing it unless you have roommates and plan to never eat out. 64Fl is not fully factoring in the huge difference in cost of living between Chicago and DC. And at some po...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3863

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

UVa places significantly more grads at DC firms than Duke. But also, yeah, +20k is adding 20-25% to your debtload but if you're able get 190k+bonus at DC hours v NYC hours or 160k in Charlotte, imo it's worth it. Plus I'll take Charlottesville over Durham all day. But I'm not really a city person. ...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3863

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

It’s also entirely possible that covid means that law school will still be a clusterfuck this fall. any perspective on the likelihood of there being another crush of applicants/high number of 170 plus scorers in 2021-22? It's really hard to predict, but I can at least share my thoughts on this. My ...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3863

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

The good news is, even if you go to biglaw, you likely won't be trapped in biglaw for long. The tendency to push people out after a few years is often a driver of the move to government and in-house positions. You're not going to make partner and spend your career there just by accident. Just to cl...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3863

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

Hang in there while you wait on your other schools, but UVA would be a very solid choice here. From UVA, DC big law to fed gov (or in house) would be in play for you. Hopefully you'll have non-BL options, but just keep in mind that a few years in big law will open a LOT of doors if you have difficu...
by Slytherpuff
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 90
Views: 3863

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

Hang in there while you wait on your other schools, but UVA would be a very solid choice here. From UVA, DC big law to fed gov (or in house) would be in play for you. Hopefully you'll have non-BL options, but just keep in mind that a few years in big law will open a LOT of doors if you have difficul...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 36
Views: 7956

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Duke is great. Excellent job outcomes, pretty campus, way cheaper cost-of-living than somewhere like NYC, and you should be eligible for some $$ based on your stats. Not a bad outcome at all, if that's what happens this year. But you still have a couple months to keep hearing back!
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 36
Views: 7956

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Ugh, I'm sorry to hear that. Well, don't count Stanford out just yet! I'd wait and see what happens with the rest of your apps and then, if needed, consider reapplying next year. I think it's just a weird cycle because of COVID, even though things are always unpredictable for splitters. Duke (if the...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: What does law coursework look like?
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: What does law coursework look like?

Law school coursework: It'll vary a little by school, but typically in the first year you will take Civil Procedure, Torts, Criminal Law, Contracts, Legal Research/Writing, Property, and Constitutional Law. After that, you'll have the freedom to choose your own classes - people could end up taking ...
by Slytherpuff
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 36
Views: 7956

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

It's still early - Yale and Chicago are definitely a bummer but you have a ton of fantastic schools left to hear back from (and have two great acceptances on your record). Try to have a little patience, which I know is easier said than done, and definitely come hang out in the Lounge here to sociali...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 2387

Re: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14

Congratulations, what fantastic outcomes. I'd probably wait for your offers elsewhere for just about everywhere on your list, but likely withdraw from UCLA and Georgetown (unless you are dying to go to law school in LA or DC). You can wait it out and see what aid packages you get at the other school...
by Slytherpuff
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Choosing Office Location?
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Choosing Office Location?

Typically you’d apply for each office individually, yes. There will be some firms that only really consider you for one office, so don’t be surprised if you only hear back from one office you apply to though (each firm handles recruiting a little differently). I think CA won’t care because you’re fr...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Highest Paying Legal Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: Highest Paying Legal Fields

Indecision, I think we've typically seen you express interest in big law, correct? If so, you can wait until you're in law school until you figure out what your interests are, and then your choices will be between litigation, corporate, and maybe regulatory work if you end up in DC. And you may not ...
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: 2443

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: 1153

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: 1433

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: 1454

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: 1750

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: 2443

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: 8801

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

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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: 1689

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: 9803

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: 2296

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 ...