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by cavalier1138
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Super reverse splitter seeking entrance to top CA schools
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Super reverse splitter seeking entrance to top CA schools

I've been accepted at my safety so far (Santa Clara), so I'm going to law school next year Why? Why would you do this to yourself? It's like saying that you want to play baseball in the major leagues, but you have a standing offer to coach the local little league team. So either way, you're going t...
by cavalier1138
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What's going on with UC Hastings?
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: What's going on with UC Hastings?

I know in the past it was considered a very good school When? I'm not saying it's a bad school. But what is a "very good" school in your book? I'm hoping to go into BigLaw Then don't go to Hastings. I'm above both 75ths, so is it safe to assume that I have a reasonable shot at (1) being in the appr...
by cavalier1138
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Gov. Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Gov. Questions

Which school would let you serve on eight journals?
by cavalier1138
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Worried about my backround??
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: Worried about my backround??

“Have you ever been arrested, detained, or restrained; taken into custody; or accused formally or informally of a violation of law or ordinance? -You should disclose each instance even though the charges may have been dismissed, or you were acquitted, or adjudication was withheld, or a conviction w...
by cavalier1138
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Worried about my backround??
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: Worried about my backround??

Neither of the incidents you described are responsive to the questions on applications. Make sure you're reading the actual wording and not inferring the general meaning you think the application has. I highly doubt any school has asked you disclose whether you have ever been "accused" of a crime. S...
by cavalier1138
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Asking for a stipend
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Asking for a stipend

You probably need to have a full scholarship offer from a peer school as leverage (or at least a competitive offer from a much better school), too.
by cavalier1138
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)
Replies: 94
Views: 9900

Re: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)

What's the student income piece? Students have to pay like 6k per year out of pocket, right? That is not great The "expected student contribution" is one of the more annoying calculations that NYU has its students make. It's not exactly what you said, but it's close. The best way to illustrate is b...
by cavalier1138
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)
Replies: 94
Views: 9900

Re: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)

Update for the LRAP spreadsheet: NYU just added "LRAP Plus," which will go into effect for this year's graduates. It basically makes the program more like Columbia's LRAP by giving people a choice between an income-based PSLF plan and a "traditional" plan that actually pays the debt down. It also ad...
by cavalier1138
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT..please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT..please!!

ymmv wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:54 am
It probably depends on your school, but at many law schools F’s are basically unheard of.
Yeah, that portion isn't dependent on other students. Your school publishes its grading policies; you can read them to see what the exact nature of the policy on Fs is.
by cavalier1138
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Volunteer Experience in Application
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Volunteer Experience in Application

Word of warning on the resume length - conventional wisdom is that >1 pages is only appropriate if you have 10+ years of WE and/or extensive publications. Some schools including Yale seem to explicitly prefer a 1 page resume https://law.yale.edu/admissions/jd-admissions/ask-asha/technical-matters I...
by cavalier1138
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Odds at Acceptance to HLS?
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: Odds at Acceptance to HLS?

FrankyDoodleDandy wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:44 pm
So, to clarify: a 3.75 can get me into HLS? Because their 50th says 3.9, which was making me pretty nervous...
A 3.75 can get you into HLS if and only if you have a high LSAT. For Harvard, that means 173+.

As someone mentioned earlier in the thread, your best bet is to not fixate on Harvard.
by cavalier1138
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Will Submitting a Subpar Scholarship Essay Hurt My Application?
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Will Submitting a Subpar Scholarship Essay Hurt My Application?

It may vary by school, but my understanding is that scholarship essays are usually not reviewed by the admissions committee.
by cavalier1138
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)
Replies: 94
Views: 9900

Re: Public Interest Megathread for T14s (employment data, resources, testimonials)

Not to totally derail this thread, but by that standard, defenders are equally not "public interest," because they help prevent guilty people from being punished. If a prosecutor isn't acting in the public interest by seeking an indictment under bad drug laws, then a public defender isn't acting in ...
by cavalier1138
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 149
Views: 11986

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

Everything Slytherpuff said is correct, but I'd add that it's correct if you are single. If you're going to be living with someone, you should really look into off-campus options. The on-campus housing is extremely expensive for what you get, especially in comparison to easily commutable neighborhoo...
by cavalier1138
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard v. Michigan? Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Harvard v. Michigan? Help!

A lot of federal government jobs require a few years of experience, but not necessarily big law experience. There are thousands of attorneys practicing in places like, among others, EPA, DOE, DHS, and DOT that come from non-T14 schools and did not work in big law. That's kind of why I said "a lot" ...
by cavalier1138
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Judge Schools
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: Judge Schools

Should we bring back the no-0Ls-on-the-employment-boards rule?

I liked that rule.
by cavalier1138
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs Columbia vs Michigan
Replies: 27
Views: 2668

Re: Harvard vs Columbia vs Michigan

However, what are your career goals? Does generic mean biglaw? Because if you want biglaw I think Michigan is the no brainer. See, I would have actually gone the other way, based on Michigan's general biglaw placement. My best answer to the OP would be to use Columbia and Michigan to leverage NYU, ...
by cavalier1138
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard v. Michigan? Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Harvard v. Michigan? Help!

Platopus wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:21 pm
This is all premature without $$ offers from CCN. Wait until you hear back, because $100-$120k at Chcago is going to change the calculus
This.

And a lot of federal government jobs require a few years in biglaw anyway, so you can't be totally reliant on PSLF/LRAP.
by cavalier1138
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What to ask about, pay attention to, look for when visiting?
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: What to ask about, pay attention to, look for when visiting?

I also recently visited a school and here are things that I noted: -Friendliness of environment (i.e. people stopping to talk to my tour guide in the hallway, administrative staff being generally welcoming) -Class behavior (people answering questions well, asking thoughtful questions, how people we...
by cavalier1138
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: What are the odds of successful private practice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1300

Re: What are the odds of successful private practice?

Eh, I think the above can be true, but I know a lot of solos with really variable hours - because you are your own boss and can control when you work. Depends on your field and how lucrative it is and how established you are and how much money you want to make. I imagine that solo practitioners pul...
by cavalier1138
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Help me choose
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Re: Help me choose

In addition to what's been said, you might want to be more clear about what you consider "high stakes litigation." Texas is one of the major litigation centers of the US, and a ton of mass actions (especially regarding oil/energy companies) originate in Texas and are handled by Texas firms.
by cavalier1138
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: AMA Request: Students attending Rutgers, Louisville, Cleveland State, and Stetson
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: AMA Request: Students attending Rutgers, Louisville, Cleveland State, and Stetson

Yeah, Stetson without a full scholarship is indefensible. And Stetson is generally not a good choice if you want to be a practicing lawyer, period.

If you want to practice in Florida, retake and reapply next cycle with a much more focused application strategy.
by cavalier1138
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: UT Austin App: Adversity Optional?
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: UT Austin App: Adversity Optional?

If you have to question whether you've experienced adversity, you should probably just leave this one alone. It's not a prerequisite for admission.
by cavalier1138
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 149
Views: 11986

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

I've looked through NYU's viewbook and there is some talk of the various academic centers/institutes--i.e., Brennan Center for Justice, Center on Law and Security, Center for Research in Crime and Justice etc. What do these centers do? How do they contribute to the intellectual experience of an ave...