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by Hey_Everybody
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Addenda?
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: Addenda?

I wouldn't bother. I don't think it would really help or hurt either way, but your GPA is more than fine as is. If anything an addendum might just draw attention to the downward trend. FWIW I didn't write one for a bigger trend and it worked out
by Hey_Everybody
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Replies: 18
Views: 2005

Re: Hi. New here. Thinking of becoming a lawyer.

If it's not about money, and it's not about prestige, doesn't seem logical to attach yourself to law Most of what you said is probably true, but this is just crazy biglaw-centric nonsense. There are plenty of public defenders and legal aid lawyers who love their jobs and didn't get into them for mo...
by Hey_Everybody
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 185
Views: 44710

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

I am also confused by Brooks’s response: “ My argument is actually even more relevant for IDR...” Isn’t IDR a large umbrella that includes IBR and PAYE? If forgiven amounts under an “IDR plan” are non-taxable, I would think that fact implies that forgiven amounts under IBR and PAYE are non-taxable....
by Hey_Everybody
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 185
Views: 44710

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

I guess no one has gotten to the end of IBR and PAYE to actually find out whether the forgiven amount is taxed. Anybody who commentates on this issue is essentially making a prediction about how the IRS and courts will interpret the tax code, right? I don’t know if there is a definitive “correct” a...
by Hey_Everybody
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 185
Views: 44710

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

I thought that if you got forgiveness through PSLF, then you got no tax bomb. But if you got forgiveness through IBR, PAYE, or REPAYE, I thought you DID get a tax bomb? Am I wrong? That was always my understanding, and what TLS always said. But he seems to think there shouldn't be a tax bomb period...
by Hey_Everybody
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 185
Views: 44710

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

So is that guy saying that even if you just did 25 years on REPAYE that there is actually no tax bomb? If true, seems like TLS was giving people a lot of shitty advice back in the day
by Hey_Everybody
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Typo in Cover Letter
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Typo in Cover Letter

Just spotted a typo in a cover letter I sent out 10 days ago. The address field got messed up and the street number went on the same line as the person's name. How bad is this? Worth sending a corrected letter?
by Hey_Everybody
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: background checks for clinics?
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: background checks for clinics?

I've had to do a background check for a law school clinic before (working with juvenile clients).
by Hey_Everybody
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Bronx defenders?
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Bronx defenders?

They're generally known as one of the best PD offices in the country. Frankly I think without any defense experience or at least strong work history of working with indigent clients you don't have much of a chance to get hired. But it's worth throwing an app at them if you want to work there.
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 185
Views: 44710

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

My only point is that if you're paying roughly the same amount over the life of the loan, why not stretch that out over 20-25 years rather than 10? More money in your pocket now to have fun with, invest, buy a house, etc. UVA's point is valid in that it's a little more of a gamble, but I actually th...
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 185
Views: 44710

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

OK, so you might have to save more like $7500 a year for the tax bill. Still seems significantly better than 10 year standard repayment to me. But I get that reasonable minds can differ.
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 185
Views: 44710

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

Sure, I might be. That part is kind of difficult to calculate and obviously depends how much income you have over those 20-25 years. It's possible that the loan balance could balloon more than I was anticipating. But the average law school debt is around $145k, so I tried to take some growth into ac...
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 185
Views: 44710

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

I guess what confuses me is that the tax bill doesn't seem that bad. Doing some very rough back of the envelope calculations, let's assume you had 200,000 forgiven. So you'd have a tax bill of roughly 100,000. But you'd have 20-25 years to save for that. If you put away like $5k a year for the inevi...
by Hey_Everybody
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 185
Views: 44710

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

Why does everyone hate on riding out REPAYE, even if you're not eligible for PSLF? Seems like that's definitely the right move unless you're in biglaw.
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.82 GPA from No-Name School, 170 LSAT, Extracurriculars and Internships
Replies: 5
Views: 2770

Re: 3.82 GPA from No-Name School, 170 LSAT, Extracurriculars and Internships

Yeah, my stats were similar except the GPA was 0.2 lower. Currently at a mid-T14 with a slightly over half tuition scholarship. I'd say that result is probably your floor, and that you could do significantly better since your GPA may be above some T14 medians
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 2876

Re: TTT--Is my life over?

I mean, if your only goal is to get a job, then you can probably eventually make that happen from a TTT. I don't think anyone is going to tell you it's a good decision to take on massive debt for that outcome. But you seem to know that and not care, so good luck.
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 2876

Re: TTT--Is my life over?

Basically no lawyers work 9-5. You're in for a rude awakening when you realize the hours and stress that come with most jobs as a lawyer, even the jobs that don't pay much.
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 2876

Re: TTT--Is my life over?

Those are horrible reasons to go to law school. Being any kind of lawyer is a very demanding job. It is maybe the one of the worst possible careers if you are "just looking for a decent gig to fill in the time between today and retirement or death."
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 2876

Re: TTT--Is my life over?

Edit-Double post
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 2876

Re: TTT--Is my life over?

At the very least if you think you have an undiagnosed learning disability, you should get that resolved before you start law school. Otherwise you are quite likely to fail out if this is affecting you that strongly. Especially since TTT schools fail a lot of students who they are concerned won't be...
by Hey_Everybody
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Does a SCOTUS Clerkship Matter?
Replies: 20
Views: 6740

Re: Does a SCOTUS Clerkship Matter?

I did talk to a professor who told me they were in your situation (had the grades for SCOTUS, pressure from the school to apply) and chose not to try for it. But that was for principled ideological reasons, not because they just didn't feel like it. I'm more nauseated by the prestige chasing in law ...
by Hey_Everybody
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSAC might restrict LSAT takes again
Replies: 9
Views: 5897

Re: LSAC might restrict LSAT takes again

So you can't take it more than 3 times in a year or 5 times in 5 years? Who on earth is taking the lsat that many times? I can't imagine this change would affect very many people.
by Hey_Everybody
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: What to say in a statement of interest for a class
Replies: 2
Views: 3631

Re: What to say in a statement of interest for a class

What blueapple said. Also, it doesn't have to be very long. I don't think I've written more than like a half a page either time I had to do one of those.
by Hey_Everybody
Tue May 21, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: [delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 5508

Re: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond

Anecdotally, none of my 1L professors holds a degree from HYS. I had one prof from Chicago, one with a couple of advanced degrees from Columbia, two Duke JDs who held LLMs, another Duke JD, an extremely well-published Akron JD, a South Carolina JD who was a clinical professor helping on the doctrin...
by Hey_Everybody
Tue May 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: [delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 5508

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.