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by necho2
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School
Replies: 94
Views: 18810

Re: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School

wow, that means hunter biden must have done really well if his gulc grades made transfer even plausible (considering how tough yls transfer is). it doesn't seem he graduated YLS with any latin honors though, which is a bit surprising considering he must have had almost top grades after 1L. Does YLS...
by necho2
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 112
Views: 13646

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

archipm wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:57 pm
idk if there was a different thread for different school's LRAPs but UChicago mildly improved theirs this year!
+1

Also discovering that the whole "clerkships are covered" thing is not nearly as standard as I initially believed...
by necho2
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Does a SCOTUS Clerkship Matter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Does a SCOTUS Clerkship Matter?

Just to look at the financial benefit side of things alone- the bonus is like 350k now, right? So you're comparing No-SCOTUS earnings (70k clerk + 50k bonus + 200k salary Y2 + 25k bonus)= 2 yr total of 345k vs. Yes-SCOTUS earnings (70k clerk + 85k clerk Y2 + 350k SCOTUS bonus)= 505k earnings. So the...
by necho2
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 6067

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Plenty of seminars at UChicago (only CCN I know about) are curved up to a 178/179. Do just a little better than average there, and you're looking at a 180 (i.e. an A). Maybe NYU/CLS don't do that at all in seminars, but my general impression is that plenty of people (especially those doing transacti...
by necho2
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 6067

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

I mean this respectfully, but median grades at CCN shouldn’t be a death sentence for your goals. Getting a federal clerkship with median grades? I am quite skeptical. But that is also far from my concerns at the moment. If you're only about to start 2L, it's way too early to dismiss the possibility...
by necho2
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?

Jeez Nony, just tell me you're gonna write a better version of my response next time and it'll save me some time!
by necho2
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Would you spell out LIBOR on a resume?

You can say "researched [or whatever] on legal issues including issue X, issue Y, and LIBOR." It's fine. The point is more that you got experience doing legal research, not that you're claiming you're an expert on everything you researched. Because your job had you research LIBOR doesn't mean that'...
by necho2
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 159
Views: 12876

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

Yeah like at some point you just gotta resolve to win the race to the bottom right?
by necho2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Movement on the plan?
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Re: Movement on the plan?

Clerkship listservs are definitely buzzing with interviews and some acceptances, but I don't think that necessarily means it's time to give up hope. But both appellate and district judges are definitely well into interviewing and beginning to extend offers.
by necho2
Fri May 31, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UChicago Students and Grads Taking Questions and providing positive externalities
Replies: 259
Views: 32347

Re: UChicago Students and Grads Taking Questions and providing positive externalities

One damn exam left here... I spent basically 1.67 years taking nothing but in-class 3 hour exams, and now for whatever reason my very last exam period is nothing but take-homes. Not my favorite way to spend my last finals season, but at least it's almost done. @Beep + Skers: Advice on Picker Antitru...
by necho2
Tue May 21, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: [delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 2150

Re: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond

Just to back up what Nony said, here's the 2018 results I think.

https://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsbla ... ng-report/

Should have a link to a Google Doc summarizing.
by necho2
Tue May 21, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: [delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 2150

Re: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond

Forgot to mention that at least two profs also had PHDs in another field (one from Harvard, one from MIT). So that's another credential you may need to check off. Yeah check the academic hiring results that lawprofblog and Leiter (grr) put out each. Sort by "other degree" and see how many have a Ph...
by necho2
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UChicago (20K) v. NYU/CLS (50%) v. GULC (full)
Replies: 50
Views: 5246

Re: UChicago (20K) v. NYU/CLS (50%) v. GULC (full)

Dammit- bit the necro-post hook line and sinker. Did they pay full freight at HLS? That's like the extreme of the debt v. prestige trade-off, bottom of the T14 at $0 v. HLS for about $300k...

Edit: I miss Smokey!
by necho2
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UChicago (20K) v. NYU/CLS (50%) v. GULC (full)
Replies: 50
Views: 5246

Re: UChicago (20K) v. NYU/CLS (50%) v. GULC (full)

Can't speak to the Jacobson program, but if it's anything like the Doctoroff (and I think it is based on vague memories from app process), it's definitely not worth really factoring in. Main perks for Doctoroff are a mentor who can help with 1L jobs and preferred access to some B-school classes, not...
by necho2
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU vs. Northwestern
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: NYU vs. Northwestern

Yeah 65k is squarely in the range where family benefits + relocation expense + spouse being able to retain a job makes sense decision-wise. The fact that NYU is probably a bit better at NYC Biglaw employment is just the cherry on top!
by necho2
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: URM Cycle Results 18-19 (Class of 2022)
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: URM Cycle Results 18-19 (Class of 2022)

Congratulations! That's a fantastic outcome and I think awareness of how volatile MyLSN can be w/ certain groups (I doubt the non-AA semi-splitter sample is particularly large) is absolutely important in encouraging folks to apply. Edit: Thought this was the other thread, feel free to delete if I'm ...
by necho2
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)
Replies: 20
Views: 1682

Re: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)

Yeah this is too personal for us to answer w/o really understanding your commitment to PI. NYU's better if you're truly comfortable w/ the RTK's requirements, but if these are real doubts a full scholarship to CLS is better.
by necho2
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UChicago Ruby vs. Harvard vs. Columbia Hamilton vs. USC Rothman
Replies: 16
Views: 2444

Re: UChicago Ruby vs. Harvard vs. Columbia Hamilton vs. USC Rothman

Agree w/ everything in this thread- also happy to talk over PMs if you have any specific questions about UChicago and the Ruby.
by necho2
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Toll PI Scholar vs. Dillard
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Toll PI Scholar vs. Dillard

Definitely check this thread if you haven't already (https://www.lawschool.life/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=157)— from briefly looking at the Skadden/EJW figures it looks like Penn outperforms a bit, but those are pretty top-end outcomes and pretty rare. I'd ask questions in any final round intervie...
by necho2
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 59
Views: 5722

Re: UPDATED NYU $$$$ vs Penn $$$$ vs UVA $$$$ vs Duke $$$$ vs Harvard at Sticker

Yeah 30k for a better shot at the unicorn-side of your career goals looks eminently reasonable. My vote's for NYU.
by necho2
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Lots of Fulls VS HYS
Replies: 45
Views: 4135

Re: Lots of Fulls VS HYS

Yeah when you look at interesting bios of people with JDs in politics, there are lots stepladder positions at lower levels of gov (which don't pay particularly well), AUSA stints (ditto, but they do pay enough to knock you off most LRAPs!), and interesting, atypical biz-legal roles that probably too...
by necho2
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$
Replies: 38
Views: 3379

Re: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$

If adding to the chorus helps you feel better, I agree 100% with lolwat and Stranger's analysis. Debt's scary, but that's a manageable number from a place with a solid LRAP. And if it turns out that you're any good at this law school thing, UVA's upside in stuff that you actually care about will be ...
by necho2
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 59
Views: 5722

Re: Duke it out: Duke $$$$ vs. Virginia $$$$ vs. Penn $$$$ vs. H

Second Tsuga's comments, I think there isn't much different between the three given your fairly flexible goals, so sussing out which programmatic options/locale suits you best would be important. If there was a steeper clerkship divide between these 3 and H I'd be more inclined to say let it ride, b...
by necho2
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Lots of Fulls VS HYS
Replies: 45
Views: 4135

Re: Lots of Fulls VS HYS

Guys there's a lot going on in this thread now, any chance a couple of you could split up and make your own topics? I'm having trouble tracking who has what schollies and which goals... Pamplemousse13- if you're really choosing between full freight at HYS and a Ruby/Mordecai/Dillard (which was me, e...
by necho2
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 1L SA rejection letter question
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: 1L SA rejection letter question

Standard, but you can certainly interpret it as meaning that you'd be competitive for a 2L position w/ your grades/school combo. But that's not necessarily b/c of the facts of your situation, just that 1L slots of any kind are more competitive than 2L.