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by heythatslife
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 436
Views: 109891

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

How achievable is an in-house gig straight out of school? Biglaw sounds awful. It’s not impossible but the types of in-house gigs that are considered desirable due to pay, stability or upside (F500 companies, major financial institutions, well-funded tech companies, etc.) generally become available...
by heythatslife
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14184

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

Consensus is Charlotte hours are lower than NYC. Keep in mind 1900-2000 is just a common threshold to be eligible for bonus at many NY firms, most work beyond it. It’s not like you can declare yourself done for the year and stop working when you hit 2000 in August.
by heythatslife
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14184

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

I don’t think anyone can really provide an informed prediction because LSAT Flex is new, we don’t know how much longer it will go on for or if the bell curve will continue to have fatter tails, etc. Yes there is a risk that there will continue to be a higher % of 170+ scorers with the LSAT Flex cont...
by heythatslife
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14184

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

I was in a similar boat as a 0L - with a 4.x gpa, I retook a 171, ended up with 173. Admittedly I retook before I sent applications out so I have no way of knowing if I would have snagged H and S otherwise but I think it definitely helped. It kind of sucks to hit the books again after thinking you w...
by heythatslife
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Ruby v. Hamilton v. Yale
Replies: 14
Views: 1965

Re: Ruby v. Hamilton v. Yale

First off, congrats!

I think Chicago and Columbia are functionally equivalent schools. Doesn’t Ruby include a stipend as well? I’d take that and run.
by heythatslife
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 3654

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

ETA: Scooped above. The US government cannot hire non-citizens in the continental US by law. That includes federal courts so clerking is out unless you can get one outside of the continental US. I’ve occasionally seen people want a clerkship so badly they took an unpaid fed clerkship to get around t...
by heythatslife
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 3654

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

Biglaw is generally the only sector where employers are willing to (or able to) sponsor H1B visas. Even F500-type companies are very hesitant about it, maybe except for some tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft that have an H1B-ready hiring infrastructure in place but you aren’t getting those out o...
by heythatslife
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 3654

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

You take out loans the same way most students do, except that they will need to cover tuition + COL and you will just need COL. The wrinkle is that since you're an international student you won't have access to the same loans that US students do, so you should contact Columbia's financial aid offic...
by heythatslife
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 3654

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

Congratulations on winning the law school admissions game. If you’re an international student, I also agree the marginal cost to take the Hammy over the Darrow is worth it.
by heythatslife
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: US Citizenship Required for AUSA Positions?
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: US Citizenship Required for AUSA Positions?

Short answer: Yes, you must be a US citizen unless you fall into one of the few exceptions.
https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/e ... loyment#a4
by heythatslife
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 11505

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

There are way more senior non lawyer jobs at F500s than there are lawyer jobs so if your goal is just to end up at the top of a big org chart b school is the way to go even if you have to wait a few years to get there. Doing corporate at a cravath or wachtell is no guarantee of the outcome you want...
by heythatslife
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 2879

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

Yeah don’t write off your own time but also don’t create “make-work” projects for yourself that the client didn’t ask for either.
by heythatslife
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 2879

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

Yeah dude, enjoy chill stub life while you can. If it gives you comfort, I billed like maybe 50 hours total during my first 3 months. I wouldn't worry about hours until February at the earliest.
by heythatslife
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2020 Fall Bonuses
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: 2020 Fall Bonuses

They better, I already went on a shopping spree and spent the money.
by heythatslife
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: What are my chances ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1756

Re: What are my chances ?

By all means retake the LSAT for a shot at HYS and greater scholarship money at other schools. But if your goal is just biglaw (which is perfectly fine), I would also encourage you to look outside of the HYS in the T14 as well if the cost of attendance is going to be significantly cheaper. This is a...
by heythatslife
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Chances at HLS and others (URM/327 GRE/Veteran)
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: Chances at HLS and others

GRE to LSAT “conversion” is pretty useless as an indicator of how you would do on the LSAT, and I don’t think anyone can provide a reasonably accurate prediction of your admissions chances until you have a real LSAT score. That said: 1) you have a pretty unique resume and may have a shot for conside...
by heythatslife
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 296
Views: 114022

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

This is true. Just show up with your resume and transcript.
by heythatslife
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12691

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

If you can write about D&D in a thoughtful and non-cringey way, I don’t see why you should rule it out just because of the topic. I personally know someone who wrote about Magic: The Gathering for their college PS and did really well (as in, snagged one of HYPS).
by heythatslife
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 296
Views: 114022

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Subciting is a pretty minimal time investment so there’s no downside to it, but by 2L fall most people involved with non-HLR journals will have graduated to being an editor of some sort or a submissions reader. So if it would make you feel better about checking off a box, sure by all means go ahead,...
by heythatslife
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 296
Views: 114022

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

A clinic doesn’t really move the needle much for EIP. Personally I think it would suck to do a clinic this semester - the best part of doing one is the in-person discussions and client interaction. The vast majority of people will be in the same boat as you this year anyway with a truncated/online i...
by heythatslife
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School
Replies: 10
Views: 4303

Re: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School

I don’t know for IB but as far as law firms go, as long as you have the requisite law school grades and interview well, your undergrad shouldn’t preclude you from getting offers anywhere.
by heythatslife
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School
Replies: 10
Views: 4303

Re: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School

If you’re happy with corporate law as a fallback, then a JD out of a top US program is fine. CFA would be a plus whether you do actually manage to land an IB job or not, but if you are considering it, probably best to get it done before starting 1L. Agree that US politics isn’t something you can con...
by heythatslife
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School
Replies: 10
Views: 4303

Re: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School

Do you want to be a lawyer or do you want to go into an IB? If the latter, do an MBA. I’ve seen a few of my classmates go into consulting (out of HLS) but I do not know of anyone who was not a JD/MBA go directly into investment banking. I’m sure somebody has done it somewhere but it would be very ra...
by heythatslife
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School
Replies: 10
Views: 4303

Re: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School

I echo what Nony said above and just want to add a few side notes: 1. Full rides for international students are rare because they don’t have a GPA that can be used for the purpose of boosting the school’s reported admission stats (and as Nony said, so much of the US law school admissions has to do w...