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by necho2
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: Pacific Islander Applicant
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Pacific Islander Applicant

but box-checking is done for reporting purposes. iirc, only african americans, native americans, mexicans, and puerto ricans are considered URMs for admission purposes. How do you know this? Since race/ethnicity statistics only say "Hispanic," why would other Latin American countries not fall under...
by necho2
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: Pacific Islander Applicant
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Pacific Islander Applicant

Oh I missed the Native thing. I wouldn't call yourself that based on being Chamorro. It doesn't really fit into the framework, and especially don't do it if you haven't identified yourself like that in the past. I'm not sure the URM bump is solely for Mexican/Puerto Rican descent (although that woul...
by necho2
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: Pacific Islander Applicant
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Pacific Islander Applicant

If you identify as both Hispanic and Pacific Islander I think you'll be able to indicate both of those on your applications. IIRC, the question about Hispanic descent is basically a separate question from your ethnicity- it's sort of a one-off "Hispanic Y/N?" coupled with (I think) a request regardi...
by necho2
Tue May 12, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 135948

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

I think there is a sliding scale of deference to these sorts of objective measures of employment. BL/FC% is a proxy for "financially acceptable" outcome, but more deference should be given to Stanford than is given to WUSTL, more deference to Harvard than Duke, and likely NU JD/MBA to UCLA JD advan...
by necho2
Mon May 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 135948

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

SLS takes a lead over YLS in the clerking numbers this year! Also LOL@ their defensive-sounding specificity w/ the JD-Advantage jobs... "THESE ARE THE COOL ONES, NOT THE LAME ONES GUYS!!!" In all seriousness, those are quite impressive JD-advantage gigs though! Harvard continues to lag Chicago on c...
by necho2
Sun May 03, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 135948

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

SLS takes a lead over YLS in the clerking numbers this year! Also LOL@ their defensive-sounding specificity w/ the JD-Advantage jobs... "THESE ARE THE COOL ONES, NOT THE LAME ONES GUYS!!!" In all seriousness, those are quite impressive JD-advantage gigs though! Harvard continues to lag Chicago on c...
by necho2
Sun May 03, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 135948

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Harvard continues to lag Chicago on clerkships huh? Tsk tsk... I suspect UChi is a little inflated by the quality of the Fed Soc pipeline + a broader pool of potential candidates who aren't averse to clerking in far-flung non-coastal places, but I think some of it too is just how strongly the schoo...
by necho2
Fri May 01, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 135948

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

SLS takes a lead over YLS in the clerking numbers this year! Also LOL@ their defensive-sounding specificity w/ the JD-Advantage jobs... "THESE ARE THE COOL ONES, NOT THE LAME ONES GUYS!!!" In all seriousness, those are quite impressive JD-advantage gigs though! Harvard continues to lag Chicago on cl...
by necho2
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School
Replies: 97
Views: 48693

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: 159
Views: 39093

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: 6102

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: 21017

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: 21017

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: 3445

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: 3445

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: 223
Views: 37817

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: 1797

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: 52262

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: 4959

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: 4959

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: 10746

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: 10746

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: 2725

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: 5625

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: Nah
Replies: 20
Views: 4851

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.