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by cavalier1138
Fri May 17, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Are LRAPs Reliable?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

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: 6
Views: 338

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: 269

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: 188

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: 660

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: 419

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: 254

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: 316

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: 252

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: 376

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: 268

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: 268

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: 455

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: 264

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: 1923

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: 682

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...
by cavalier1138
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 178
Views: 16859

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

I never used a broker in NYC, I know they're helpful especially if you're on a time crunch, but you can absolutely find a place without one. I think unfortunately 80x is more common than 40x, but that would be your combined income. You can also have a guarantor if you absolutely need one (although ...
by cavalier1138
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Law School w/o intent of being a FT lawyer?
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: Law School w/o intent of being a FT lawyer?

I want to be a lawyer to practice law when necessary In addition to what has already been said, I don't think that "practicing law when necessary" is a reasonable goal for a licensed attorney. Depending on your jurisdiction, you'd have to do CLE, pay fees, etc. to keep your license, and you'd be su...
by cavalier1138
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NU ~$$$$ vs UVA ~$$$
Replies: 36
Views: 1157

Re: NU ~$$$$ vs UVA ~$$$

If the students in a school do not like each other and do not spend time with each other and thereby do not cultivate relationships with each other I’d worry that I’d be missing out on clients and potential jobs later in my career and that is indeed worth money. Your first note is appreciated, thou...
by cavalier1138
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 178
Views: 16859

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

Thanks for the advice! I've seen income requirements listed as low as 40x and as high as 80x. Do you know around what to expect? Also, if using a broker how many days do you think would be sufficient to visit and find an apartment I think 40x sounds right. But if I remember correctly, you each have...
by cavalier1138
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 178
Views: 16859

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

Looking for advice from any current students or recent alums who lived off campus! I am headed to NYU with my partner and our dog. We are mainly looking at living around Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Neither of us have any experience looking for a place in NYC. I'd love to do it without a broker, but ...
by cavalier1138
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)
Replies: 20
Views: 767

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

I do think it's going to come down to personal preference, but please don't make your decision based on what your family/friends/anyone-who-isn't-in-a-position-to-someday-hire-you think about the relative prestige of NYU vs. Columbia. I (like others commenting) am biased towards NYU because this is ...
by cavalier1138
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)
Replies: 20
Views: 767

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

I guess I want to hear more about the inconsistency in your post:

If your long-term goal involves high-level PI of the kind that the RTK program sets you up for, why was Columbia your dream school?
by cavalier1138
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: University of Denver vs. St. Mary's - Opinions PLEASE!
Replies: 23
Views: 530

Re: University of Denver vs. St. Mary's - Opinions PLEASE!

Sounds like you've already done all the research on this and will be well set up for a job, whether it's from a state school in a state you don't want to work in or from a dumpster fire like St. Mary's.

Follow your dreams!
by cavalier1138
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Deciding if Law School is the Right Path?
Replies: 19
Views: 658

Re: Deciding if Law School is the Right Path?

OP: Doubling down on taking the LSAT (after prepping). If all your test scores are low, you may want to move-on. The LSAT result does not mean you will be a good/fair student or lawyer. What it usually determines is if you’re heading to a high or low tier school. If you were asking advice about bec...