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by Slytherpuff
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 10945

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

No problem at all (I don't read personal statements but I 100% would have reviewed an NYU LOCI, for the record :lol: )! Just keep us posted and try to hang in there for the next several weeks. If we don't get you in elsewhere, then I'd withdraw from Duke and plan to reapply next cycle instead.
by Slytherpuff
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 10945

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

Baguette, if it gives you any hope, I was in your shoes at NYU back in 2014. Was waitlisted at the end of April and got in literally two weeks later in early May, before I had time to even prep a LOCI. Give them a little bit of time, they have a big class and I think you'll have an AMAZING chance of...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 11044

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

Don't think either Y or S are worth sticker compared to UVA @ 110k Because the bulk of students get BL anyway? There actually aren't as many students from Yale and Stanford going into big law as at other top schools - HYS can set you up for those unicorn PI jobs better than other schools. Check out...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 11044

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

It's at least worth considering - you can always turn down an offer if you get it later. I'd say go ahead with the LOCI!
by Slytherpuff
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Should I buy a LSAT Strategy Guide?
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: Should I buy a LSAT Strategy Guide?

I'd get some recent PTs to try, as many as you can get your hands on, and then consider a PowerScore Bible for whatever section(s) you're weaker in. I really liked Manhattan Prep books back in the day (...8 years ago haha). 7Sage is another great resource. Mike Kim's LSAT Trainer wasn't a thing in m...
by Slytherpuff
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 179 3.8 t-6
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: 179 3.8 t-6

Historically speaking your chances should be very good, but we've been hearing more about high scorers with the LSAT Flex so there's a chance your 179 may not get you as far as it otherwise would have. Here's a chart comparing to past applicants (including scholarship offers), for reference: https:/...
by Slytherpuff
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU IILJ or Columbia for International Law?
Replies: 12
Views: 3530

Re: NYU IILJ or Columbia for International Law?

Hi I am currently in the same position that you were in and I am trying to decide between attending Columbia Law school or NYU with the IILJ program. My aspiration is to pursue international human rights law and I feel like the IILJ can provide me with a great network to pursue this goal. I was hop...
by Slytherpuff
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: PSA for 2021-22 Applicants: Avoid Notre Dame Like the Plague
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: PSA for 2021-22 Applicants: Avoid Notre Dame Like the Plague

That is infuriating. They should have found a way to make it work with a bigger class size this year - they essentially revoked students' acceptances. They'd better see a major drop in applications (and ranking) next year.
by Slytherpuff
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Plaintiffs firms and lit boutiques
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Plaintiffs firms and lit boutiques

Plaintiffs' side firms frequently hire from big law (and hire people who represented large corporations). I wouldn't worry about it too much! And it shouldn't preclude you from CFPB/FTC/SEC either. I would say to apply very broadly and keep big law on the table as a back-up plan if you strike out el...
by Slytherpuff
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 11044

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

Excellent news, congrats DankHill!

You'll have to join us for a DC meet-up in 2022ish (if COVID ever ends) :lol:
by Slytherpuff
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 436
Views: 103928

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: 1405

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: 111
Views: 11044

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: 111
Views: 11044

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: 111
Views: 11044

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: 111
Views: 11044

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: 111
Views: 11044

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: 111
Views: 11044

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: 57
Views: 10945

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: 57
Views: 10945

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: 1129

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: 57
Views: 10945

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: 3116

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: 751

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: 1194

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 ...