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by cavalier1138
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Best Schools for Phoenix Market
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Best Schools for Phoenix Market

I would recommend doing more research about legal career paths because it doesn't sound like you've thought about what you'd do if you don't get big law, which is by far the most likely outcome at ASU. It's completely fine to not know exactly what you want to do, but you need to go into law school ...
by cavalier1138
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Best Schools for Phoenix Market
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Best Schools for Phoenix Market

But do the schools 15-20 really provide that much more margin for error over the local schools? Yes. The large firm placement rate from local schools isn't due to the shallow pool of large firms in the local market. The gulf in biglaw hiring between a school like ASU and UT is massive. The gulf bet...
by cavalier1138
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA ($-$$) vs. GULC (??)
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: UVA ($-$$) vs. GULC (??)

Thanks, all! I'd add that I could also attend GW for $$$+ but am not sure how you guys would consider that tradeoff relative to these other options. I realize some of that calculation may come down to what, if anything, GULC coughs up. But I worry GW is a much riskier bet in terms of employment out...
by cavalier1138
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$
Replies: 33
Views: 1081

Re: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$

(also, WUSTL have been so nice to me :( I know it shouldn't be a factor but I feel bad). They're really good at that. If it makes you feel better, they've absolutely been courting a number of other applicants the same way. I think they're actively trying to improve their school and they recognize t...
by cavalier1138
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$
Replies: 33
Views: 1081

Re: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$

Jack_Kelly wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:34 pm
(also, WUSTL have been so nice to me :( I know it shouldn't be a factor but I feel bad).
They're really good at that. If it makes you feel better, they've absolutely been courting a number of other applicants the same way.
by cavalier1138
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU v Columbia
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: NYU v Columbia

A PhD in philosophy would probably be a better idea than either; if you aren't competitive for an academic career in philosophy already then law school is unlikely to change that. This a thousand times over. Your academic goals aren't legal in nature, and if you're only interested in practicing law...
by cavalier1138
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: leveraging admission to Harvard with a Hamilton?
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: leveraging admission to Harvard with a Hamilton?

I know 0Ls tend to get wrapped up in the Harvard-or-bust mentality, but this is ridiculous.
by cavalier1138
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2114

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

Once you’re at the firm, your quality and body of work is essential ― Harvard or not. Annually, when the partnership committee confers to review the candidates and makes it’s selections, being a Harvard grad is a big plus. If you can’t get your head around that, check out Stranger’s easy-to-underst...
by cavalier1138
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2114

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

No. Everything being equal, Harvard is a big partnership plus. Please don't ask why. Wow, this is dumb. Unless you're going to show us the secret codex, maybe you should make an argument using evidence of some kind. It's a lot more effective than posing as an anonymous authority on the subject.
by cavalier1138
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2114

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

Dusty 2020 wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:05 am
Everything being equal, coming from Harvard would likely be a huge advantage when it comes to making partner.
Why?

Are you just assuming that all the people making that decision at every firm are other Harvard grads?
by cavalier1138
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Berkeley vs UCLA vs USC vs UCI
Replies: 17
Views: 772

Re: Berkeley vs UCLA vs USC vs UCI

67.5k at Irvine. I'd like to end up in litigation in either a big law office or boutique. I would also like to maximize clerkship opportunities. Then yes, Berkeley (or any T13) will make a big difference in your chances at those career paths. I would not go to Irvine at the current price. Without k...
by cavalier1138
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Berkeley vs UCLA vs USC vs UCI
Replies: 17
Views: 772

Re: Berkeley vs UCLA vs USC vs UCI

You need to provide some actual numbers and your career goals to get anything resembling specific advice here.

What's your specific scholarship offer at Irvine? What are your career goals?
by cavalier1138
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 159
Views: 14053

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

I was all set to say that this probably means you're going to need to submit a strong LOCI showing some kind of development from the time of your app. But then I got to this part... stats are 3.6x/175+ and I applied in October, if that helps. Is there anything about your application that would make ...
by cavalier1138
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Need Someone to Humor Me and Provide Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Need Someone to Humor Me and Provide Advice

Nony wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:45 am
Dude, no.
Don't be so quick to judge. Let's hear more about this totally real situation and his very legal and very cool plan to find the non-existent people who conspire to keep meth users out of sensitive government positions.
by cavalier1138
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 159
Views: 14053

Re: NYU Students/Grads Taking Questions

nidoking wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Anyone have experience with getting in after receiving this “hold tight” email?
Can you be more specific about the email?
by cavalier1138
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HYS v Hamilton (no help from family)
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: HYS v Hamilton (no help from family)

Take the Hamilton and don't look back. Pros of taking the Hamilton over HYS -It's practically free -No appreciable differences in biglaw outcomes -It's practically free -Difference in clerking outcomes is minor (with the exception of Yale), and certainly not worth six figures -It's practically free ...
by cavalier1138
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: How successful are JD/LLM students in working abroad?
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: How successful are JD/LLM students in working abroad?

Sash wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:12 am
I asked the LLM dean if Duke has a good enough relationship with my country to place students there and she said yes.
Ask for the contact info of the alum(s) who went to work in your target market.
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: 10
Views: 859

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: 439

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: 564

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: 1127

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: 1127

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: 568

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: 102
Views: 11393

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: 102
Views: 11393

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...