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by cavalier1138
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 12341

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

I think it's Chicago or NYU because OP is under the mistaken impression that lay prestige is worth anything and Columbia is an ivy with much better lay recognition than Chicago or NYU. The difference between H and CCN isn't merely lay prestige. The outcomes and opportunities are palpably better acr...
by cavalier1138
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 12341

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

WEED_QUESTIONER_420 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:45 am
RichardMilhousNixon wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:47 pm
cavalier1138 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:06 pm
WEED_QUESTIONER_420 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:17 pm
not what I was talking about
Well, do you want to share what you were talking about? You're on an anonymous online forum.
My money's on a break-up.
lol no
Super-helpful. It's hard to believe that you have problems with drug use.
by cavalier1138
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 12341

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

WEED_QUESTIONER_420 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:17 pm
not what I was talking about
Well, do you want to share what you were talking about? You're on an anonymous online forum.
by cavalier1138
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 12341

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

What I'm referring to has not hit the news... As a result of what's been happening on campus, students have been put in secret disciplinary hearings, expelled and/or have been fired from their jobs this past year. If you are impacted, or directly involved in these incidents, or otherwise close to t...
by cavalier1138
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 12341

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

WEED_QUESTIONER_420 wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:57 pm
I hate hate hate it and my hate for it is multiplied by the fact I stupidly and immorally chose it over H.
Oh, come on now...
by cavalier1138
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: What exactly does Harvard Law look for in resume?
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: What exactly does Harvard Law look for in resume?

They look for someone who isn't trying to pad their resume.
by cavalier1138
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 12341

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Would you recommend massmailing even firms to whom I have already applied directly but gotten silence? What about firms with whom I screened at OCI but got nothing but silence? Point taken re: gap year. But what I mean is more "how can I mitigate any perceived flakiness on my part w/r/t my interest...
by cavalier1138
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Are LRAPs Reliable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2382

Re: Are LRAPs Reliable

BarryPaine wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:46 am
i don't think you should rely on websites that rate law schools...i think they are usually sponsored.....it is better to talk with students who graduated.
1. This site isn't sponsored.

2. How is that related to the OP's question?
by cavalier1138
Fri May 17, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Are LRAPs Reliable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2382

Re: Are LRAPs Reliable?

This is a great point, and I wouldn’t cast doom and gloom around current students beyond how difficult forgiveness has already been for those who have reached 120 payments in the past year+. The statistics of those who were approved for forgiveness were pretty abysmal at first, but the current Dep....
by cavalier1138
Thu May 16, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Are LRAPs Reliable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2382

Re: Are LRAPs Reliable?

Since you mentioned GULC: Their program is 100% tied to PSLF, and there have been articles about the dangers of losing that program the instant the government cuts/limits PSLF. The good news for current students is that FAFSA paperwork for loans includes a clause about PSLF, so that's a pretty stron...
by cavalier1138
Tue May 14, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UIllinois or UConn?
Replies: 10
Views: 1673

Re: UIllinois or UConn?

I am interested in regulatory/enviro law and could see myself working in a mid-large law firm and then going into the govt. I know you likely already made the call, but how likely is this outcome from the school you chose? Please bear in mind that you are not required to attend law school this year...
by cavalier1138
Tue May 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is Canada any different?
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

Re: Is Canada any different?

I believe that your Canadian GPA is treated as an American GPA and not converted into an international rating by LSAC.

But either way, your chances at a T6 are going to be entirely dependent on your LSAT.
by cavalier1138
Wed May 01, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: WUSTL ($$$) v. GULC ($)
Replies: 22
Views: 2677

Re: WUSTL ($$) v. GULC (sticker)

You want to do public interest in Chicago. Illinois seems like a no brainer to me. Theoretically, yes. However, I specifically want to do public interest immigration law. After visiting Illinois, researching their relevant course/clinical offerings, and looking into externship options, I don't thin...
by cavalier1138
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: CLS vs GULC
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Re: CLS vs GULC

No issues working here. That's not what was suggested. The suggestion was that if you have a background that was "unusual" enough to prevent you from getting admitted to schools you were otherwise qualified for, C&F for the bar may be an issue. But if you keep being overly vague, it's really diffic...
by cavalier1138
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: If you pass the bar exam in one state..
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: If you pass the bar exam in one state..

If you pass the bar exam in one state.. is there a way to transfer it to another state? Or, do you have to re-take the bar exam if you choose to move? Depends on the states. A lot of states are "UBE" (Uniform Bar Examination) states, which means that you can generally use your test results from one...
by cavalier1138
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Europe?
Replies: 11
Views: 1963

Re: Europe?

Live in Europe permanently doing what?

You didn't mention practicing law once in your post, and that leads me to believe you're going to have a bad time.
by cavalier1138
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: How do I get into Title IX Sexual Misconduct Defense?
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: How do I get into Title IX Sexual Misconduct Defense?

She said that every male client wanted to know one thing, how to beat the lie detector. This is the part that should make the OP cautious about entering the field. There's nothing wrong with wanting to protect people who are falsely accused, but as is true in regular criminal cases, the accusation ...
by cavalier1138
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Iowa v. Wisconsin
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Iowa v. Wisconsin

icechicken wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:28 pm
Neither school is very well-positioned to get you to "Chicago", assuming you're using that as a synecdoche for a high-paying firm job.
Excellent use of "synecdoche."

But yes, all of this. Neither school is going to put you in Chicago without ties, especially if "Chicago" is Chicago biglaw.
by cavalier1138
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Illinois $$$$ vs Indiana Bloomington $$$
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Re: Illinois $$$$ vs Indiana Bloomington $$$

Yeah, I'm confused about how COA ends up like that, especially since Illinois is cheaper across the board according to LST. But the employment numbers are significantly different. Neither school is a great choice for biglaw, but Illinois grads fare better in the job market in general. Both schools a...
by cavalier1138
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Illinois $$$$ vs Indiana Bloomington $$$
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Re: Illinois $$$$ vs Indiana Bloomington $$$

Illinois, hands down. Who gives a fuck how well a school "courts" you? You're going to school to get a job, not be courted. The whole already-got-you-a-summer-gig is extremely weird, but it's also useless. 1L summer jobs are easy to find; biglaw is far from guaranteed at either of these schools. So ...
by cavalier1138
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Do you underline the period in Id.?
Replies: 7
Views: 3464

Re: Do you underline the period in Id.?

Nony wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:07 pm
The (non-boomer) appellate guru in my office underlines rather than italicizes and it baffles me. I don’t think our COA even requires underlining.
At least from the documents I've seen, USAOs use underlining in their documents for criminal cases.
by cavalier1138
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU vs. NU vs. Vandy vs. Temple
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Re: NYU vs. NU vs. Vandy vs. Temple

NYU's LRAP is solid, but I'm not sure you need an NYU degree for your goals. And not that I doubt your commitment, but a lot of people who go in 100% committed to PI end up at a firm. The real trouble is that if your main goal is a federal job, most of the competitive agencies won't hire you right o...
by cavalier1138
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Weird law school classes
Replies: 26
Views: 6171

Re: Weird law school classes

I didn't get to take it, but a professor at NYU teaches a seminar called "The Trial of Jesus" where you actually learn Roman and Jewish legal traditions at the time and analyze the trial proceedings.
by cavalier1138
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NU ($$-$$$) vs UCLA ($$-$$$) vs UCI ($$$)...
Replies: 18
Views: 2432

Re: NU ($$-$$$) vs UCLA ($$-$$$) vs UCI ($$$)...

I agree that Northwestern is the right call here. if I end up not wanting to do biglaw and go straight into government or PI, is that too much money to have in loans? Northwestern's LRAP is based on PSLF. I don't know if they've indicated that they'll still offer a decent LRAP if the government chan...