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by Hey_Everybody
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Does a SCOTUS Clerkship Matter?
Replies: 20
Views: 5017

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: 2502

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: 2788

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: 4003

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: 4003

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.
by Hey_Everybody
Tue May 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: [delete]
Replies: 21
Views: 4003

Re: Gunning for academia in 2019 and beyond

Just anecdotally most of my profs in my 1L year followed the path you laid out. All but one went to HYS and did SCOTUS or feeder clerkships. I think that's why people say not to count on making it in academia, the odds of all those stars aligning seem insanely low and you definitely can't bank on it...
by Hey_Everybody
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Law School w/o intent of being a FT lawyer?
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

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

This seems like a weird plan. If you're such a successful entrepreneur that money basically means nothing to you and you just think law school sounds interesting then go for it. If you're actually trying to make law school economically viable by working as a part time lawyer, then there's no way the...
by Hey_Everybody
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NU ~$$$$ vs UVA ~$$$
Replies: 36
Views: 5471

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

I wouldn't base much of anything on any school's ASW. All of these schools are far more similar than they are different, don't read too much into whatever minute differences you picked up on in a couple of days and blow them up into something bigger than they really are.
by Hey_Everybody
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 3323

Re: Which would you choose?

I don't think NYU is worth $75K more debt than UVA. And yes, I don't think there's anything really distinguishable between any of the others, other than where you feel has the best "fit" and maybe where's geographically closest to the location you want to end up. But that's just one person's opinion.
by Hey_Everybody
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 3323

Re: Which would you choose?

What's the COL at each? Michigan, UVA, Northwestern, or Duke might be the best choice if the COL is going to be substantially lower than NYU and you're debt financing it.
by Hey_Everybody
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$
Replies: 38
Views: 6127

Re: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$

This is just one person's opinion, so take it with a grain of salt, but I wouldn't pick anywhere based on "PI culture." For example, Michigan supposedly has a very good PI culture, and there are some good opportunities for that here, but realistically the vast, vast majority of the students here are...
by Hey_Everybody
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 3593

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

If your numbers are good enough to be in at CCN I would expect more than small scholarships in the lower T14. I got an over half tuition scholarship at my mid T14 and didn't get into any of CCN.
by Hey_Everybody
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: WUSTL (full ride) vs T14 (at sticker) for Public Interest
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: WUSTL (full ride) vs T14 (at sticker) for Public Interest

Agreed that there's almost no way you should have a full ride at wash u and no money in the T14. But you also weren't specific at all about what kind of PI you want. If you want to be a public defender or something you may very well be better off with a full ride at a respected school in the area yo...
by Hey_Everybody
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Overwhelmed: HYS or Ruby for PI?
Replies: 9
Views: 1818

Re: Overwhelmed: HYS or Ruby for PI?

Yeah, I think the general consensus is you can't do much better than a Ruby. Having a UChi law degree with virtually zero debt is an amazing outcome. I'd take it and not look back.
by Hey_Everybody
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 147905

Re: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now

Yeah, I've applied for like 2 jobs at this point (finals didn't end until the 21st and I was a little swamped before then) and I'm going to be out of the country for the next two weeks so I probably won't be applying for many more before I get back. Hopefully all the jobs won't be taken by the time ...
by Hey_Everybody
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 147905

Re: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now

Finals are killing me guys. I feel terrible about both the ones I've taken so far and still have one more to go
by Hey_Everybody
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Are Powerscore bibles + Manhattan + real practice tests still the way to go?
Replies: 11
Views: 3116

Re: Are Powerscore bibles + Manhattan + real practice tests still the way to go?

I did the logic games bible plus a bunch of practice tests from the 10 actual, official lsat series (and a Kaplan class that was completely useless except for giving access to all the old tests). Worked fine for me
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Of Weed & Security Clearances
Replies: 44
Views: 8164

Re: Of Weed & Security Clearances

Tangential Q: to what extent should we be worried about drug use generally? Say I am currently in law school and wanted to do a psychedelic--if I accept that this may tank my chances of getting a security clearance anytime soon, to what extent should I be worried about the bar? What do you think th...
by Hey_Everybody
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 147905

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Dang guys, that sucks. Just Crim, Civ Pro, Ks, and Legal Practice (our version of LRW) here.
by Hey_Everybody
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Michigan c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 47
Views: 11577

Re: Michigan c/o 2022 Applicants

Currently a 1L at Michigan. Happy to take questions if anyone's curious about anything I might be able to answer.
by Hey_Everybody
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.65, 165, Strong Softs, T14?
Replies: 8
Views: 3234

Re: 3.65, 165, Strong Softs, T14?

Probably not going to move the needle. Lots and lots of people have good softs and great numbers. The good news is that your GPA is good enough that if you bump your lsat up just a few points you could be looking at a world of difference in your options. Maybe not a ton of scholarship money, but wit...
by Hey_Everybody
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 147905

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

So we got our first memos back today. Literally right at median on one and 0.25 points above median on the other. These are the only grades I've seen so far in law school. I guess there's a reason everyone tells you to plan on being at median.
by Hey_Everybody
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Depressed
Replies: 11
Views: 4071

Re: Depressed

If you're this easily depressed you probably shouldn't go to law school. It's way more depressing than the application process
by Hey_Everybody
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Digital LSAT Dates Announced
Replies: 14
Views: 3854

Re: Digital LSAT Dates Announced

This makes me glad I took it when I did. I hate the idea of taking a standardized test on a fucking tablet
by Hey_Everybody
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: reapplication worthiness
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

Re: reapplication worthiness

I'm amazed nobody has already said this, but don't go to law school. You have a successful career with a high paying job. Law is an oversaturated profession that mostly pays badly, and the well paying jobs usually don't last longer than a few years. You're not a 23 year old with a liberal arts degre...