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by necho2
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 145
Views: 8291

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: 229

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: 25583

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: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

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: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

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: 3643

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: 3643

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: 399

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: 5
Views: 1317

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: 904

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: 1244

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: 406

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: 3724

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: 2738

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: 2087

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: 3724

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: 2738

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: 596

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.
by necho2
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Lots of Fulls VS HYS
Replies: 45
Views: 2738

Re: Lots of Fulls VS HYS

Agree with the Darrow sentiment generally, but would want to at least see what your Fin Aid offers look like. I'm assuming you're K-JD or close, so to my understanding your parent's full 100k household income will be credited against you. Not quite sure whether that means you'll receive anywhere clo...
by necho2
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HYS v Hamilton (no help from family)
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: HYS v Hamilton (no help from family)

I mean I think you'd be nutso to turn down Yale, but that's just me. Harvard and Stanford I'd turn down for a full ride. I mean if you know you want to do corporate law of any kind, or even gov work that will blow past LRAP/COAP income limits pretty rapidly, it seems pretty defensible. Pretty much ...
by necho2
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 3427

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

Yeah maybe it's just a shared style but Toni and Dusty2020 sure seem to have the same clipped, abrupt style and selective engagement on topics (though tbh the second is a pretty common attribute for a variety of posters...)
by necho2
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: transfer to Harvard from Columbia or reapply next cycle?
Replies: 27
Views: 1674

Re: transfer to Harvard from Columbia or reapply next cycle?

Yeah I don't think being in DC is a good enough reason to forego a full-tuition scholarship to Columbia. I don't know why they'd take your undergrad GPA/LSAt into account, because they don't report that to US News or anywhere else important to rankings.
by necho2
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: California state retirement for attorneys (CALPERS)
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: California state retirement for attorneys (CALPERS)

I think (this is all anecdotal) that it has the same combo of tax-deferred TSP-esque deferred comp stuff, and a 50+ pension based on years of service and retirement age. I know more recent employees have a paired-back pension system relative to prior generations, but could not tell you exactly how m...
by necho2
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Overwhelmed: HYS or Ruby for PI?
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Overwhelmed: HYS or Ruby for PI?

Actually the SCOTUS clerkship stats from Rubies alone is like 5%-ish, so I think that even outperforms YLS when taken as a subgroup (yes yes the proper comparison is actually to "Ruby recipients who chose YLS", but I don't know how you'd get that data...). One caveat is that those numbers definitely...
by necho2
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Overwhelmed: HYS or Ruby for PI?
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Overwhelmed: HYS or Ruby for PI?

I would very gently push the breaks on the Ruby over HYS train. I think the clearest advantage of the Ruby over even Yale is the overall clerkship placement (I think the 2017 class that's viewable online was a bit of a high-water mark, but I've seen some overall stats that something like 60% of Rubi...