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by Eightnine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: ***WISE COUNSEL NEEDED - INQUIRE WITHIN***
Replies: 15
Views: 3616

Re: ***WISE COUNSEL NEEDED - INQUIRE WITHIN***

Yeah sorry OP my intent wasn't to resurrect Michigan as an option. Your decision is yours and we won't change that. I was pointing out that there is a huge disconnect in what the wisdom of the masses advise for you vs. what you are most interested in, which suggests that there is something in your v...
by Eightnine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: ***WISE COUNSEL NEEDED - INQUIRE WITHIN***
Replies: 15
Views: 3616

Re: ***WISE COUNSEL NEEDED - INQUIRE WITHIN***

...So, OP in your last thread you had a whopping 100 people weigh in with votes (a commanding 60 of whom suggested Michigan for you, which you have now eliminated as an option) and literally zero of those votes went to Chicago, and now you're saying Chicago is truly your top choice, and seeking more...
by Eightnine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Northwestern ($$) vs Duke ($$)
Replies: 12
Views: 3224

Re: Northwestern ($$) vs Duke ($$)

OP I'm also really surprised to hear that Duke is supposed to have higher COL. That doesn't sound right at all, especially once you are looking at housing? Have you checked into specific places you would be renting from (or peeked in the respective class of '21 threads in this forum) to get a better...
by Eightnine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Duke ($$$) or Chicago ($)
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

Re: Duke ($$$) or Chicago ($)

I think it's not helpful to castigate OP for high- flying dreams without also attempting to help them make their decision with more constructive feedback. 0Ls don't have a good barometer of what's realistic because they haven't had the time spent in the industry (not their fault), so I'm not surpris...
by Eightnine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA (sticker) vs. Columbia (sticker)
Replies: 27
Views: 6847

Re: UVA (sticker) vs. Columbia (sticker)

All told, I won't actually graduate with a lot of debt. Without going into detail, I'll be able to finance law school without having to resort to borrowing that much. But of course, there is opportunity cost. That's $300k+ that you could be investing. So it's not as simple as saying, I have the mon...
by Eightnine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Deadline Extension
Replies: 1
Views: 999

Re: Deadline Extension

Email your first choice school, tell them that you remain very interested in attending and would welcome the chance to provide any additional info they might need from you in order to complete their review of your file; tell them you have a deposit deadline in X days and hope to hear back from First...
by Eightnine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: PSA: Do Not Pay Full Price for a Bar Course (NEGOTIATE!)
Replies: 18
Views: 10379

Re: PSA: Do Not Pay Full Price for a Bar Course (NEGOTIATE!)

When I was a 3L, my class rep and the regional Barbri person both reached out to me in the second week of April, when the "deadline" had passed, after I mentioned to the rep that I hadn't purchased any classes and was planning on self studying. And without a word of negotiation from me, they had alr...
by Eightnine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Worth it to go to Harvard ASW (or any other school's)
Replies: 15
Views: 3794

Re: Worth it to go to Harvard ASW (or any other school's)

OP, if money is a major concern maybe you could ask Harvard's admission folks to get you in touch with 1 or 2 other students visiting for ASW to see about rooming together in a hotel, so at least that way you cut down on lodging costs a considerable amount by splitting it up. Or, not sure if this is...
by Eightnine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Vandy vs Waitlists vs reapply
Replies: 14
Views: 3072

Re: Vandy vs Waitlists vs reapply

I'm sorry you hate your job. What kind of law do you want to practice, what are your salary expectations, and are you only interested in working in California long term or do you have interest in other markets as a backup / in what markets do you have demonstrable ties? Also: I'm sure you know about...
by Eightnine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lateral salary negotiation for a junior
Replies: 6
Views: 2265

Re: Lateral salary negotiation for a junior

This might be obvious, but have you looked them up on NALP to see if they're a NALP firm? If so you'll at least see starting salary, and you could extrapolate from there. Knowing what they are offering to your class year is important, because yes, if you happen to ask for a salary that is several ma...
by Eightnine
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biglaw to public defender
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Re: Biglaw to public defender

I couldn't tell if youre saying you plan to accept the biglaw offer and work there for 3-4 years after graduation, or if you're saying you're only doing biglaw this summer and then you're back looking on the market. I've assumed the former for purposes of the following advice: Have you ascertained h...
by Eightnine
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA (sticker) vs. Columbia (sticker)
Replies: 27
Views: 6847

Re: UVA (sticker) vs. Columbia (sticker)

^ Fair enough. The "eh, fine, you're not gonna listen to me anyway" last part of my answer is throwaway language anyway. Agreed that reasonable minds can differ on the value of the $40k difference. I was keeping in mind that I have no idea where this person is from and what their backup/ secondary m...
by Eightnine
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: T20 with $ or TT with $$$?
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

Re: T20 with $ or TT with $$$?

In your original post you called UMN your dream school and you want to end up in MN. Given how regional all of your options are, I think your best option is to retake and reapply for more money from the schools that feed into the MN market. And remove from the equation the schools that don't feed in...
by Eightnine
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA (sticker) vs. Columbia (sticker)
Replies: 27
Views: 6847

Re: UVA (sticker) vs. Columbia (sticker)

There's a lot in here that suggests to me you'd benefit from a year or two (at least) working, perhaps as a paralegal, to improve your admissions chances and also to improve your job options down the road and to get a better sense of the legal world. Biglaw is not the sort of thing that most people ...
by Eightnine
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Recruiters entitled to fee for same firm but different position?
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: Recruiters entitled to fee for same firm but different position?

The agreement that gets signed between the recruiter and the firm answers the question of whether the firm owes a fee. You're not privvy to the agreement, and it gets negotiated to different time limits based on the relationship, so you probably won't get an accurate answer here. But it is not unusu...
by Eightnine
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Question re: June LSAT Retake
Replies: 7
Views: 2214

Re: Question re: June LSAT Retake

It's definitely not unheard of for people to be admitted in June/July following the summer score release, but consider the fact that all good schools have deposit deadlines in the spring. That means if you get admitted in the summer it's either a not- great school that has rolling admissions deadlin...
by Eightnine
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UT or Vandy for Cali/NY?
Replies: 7
Views: 2163

Re: UT or Vandy for Cali/NY?

If they're the same COA and you're cool with both TN and TX as the respective back up markets and you have ties, then I say UT, if for no other reason than the fact that the market's starting salary is much higher in TX than in TN.
by Eightnine
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How to quit before finding another job?
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: How to quit before finding another job?

Are you talking with recruiters yet? I think you should get 1 or 2 good people actively marketing your resume, if you haven't already. Finding another job takes a lot of time, so you might as well get some more hands on deck to hasten the process so you can get out of this environment. Are you in to...
by Eightnine
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP - how to switch markets/how does 3L OCI work if you have a clerkship?
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

Re: PLEASE HELP - how to switch markets/how does 3L OCI work if you have a clerkship?

Long story short, I wouldn't worry about it now too much. You're in a good spot. Tons of people switch firms/markets after clerkships and don't end up going to the firm they summered with, and bigger firms tend to expect some kind of attrition like this. As long as you're not a dick about reneging, ...
by Eightnine
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do you get off of a case you're assigned to?
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

Re: How do you get off of a case you're assigned to?

Do you know for sure you're expected to stay involved? I know doc review is bad, no one enjoys it and it's kinda expected as a crappy rite of passage for juniors. But once doc review is done, in the lead-up to trial, are you aware of what work in the case might be parceled out to you? It's possible ...
by Eightnine
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Resources at Law Schools
Replies: 4
Views: 1499

Re: Resources at Law Schools

Wouldn't read much into that. It's a school mentality thing. At top schools they expect you'll pass the bar. They don't expend a lot of resources to guiding you through the prep because they expect/ assume most all will pass without problem. The limited research re: gpa/lsat scores bears out that th...
by Eightnine
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard v. Stanford v. Duke v. Vandy
Replies: 8
Views: 2370

Re: Harvard v. Stanford v. Duke v. Vandy

$200,000+ is a ton of money. What are your numbers? Did you apply late? And are you K-JD? Have you negotiated with Duke to up their offer? Since you've got acceptances to H&S, I assume you have other acceptances to T14 with bigger scholarships, no? You say you're open to big law, prefer fed governme...
by Eightnine
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: .
Replies: 6
Views: 1868

Re: WUSTL ($$$$) this cycle vs. Northwestern ED ($$$) next cycle?

First things first, email each of the T14s you're waiting on, let them know you have a deadline in early April and request that they expedite an admissions and financial aid decision on your file if they can. If they say no, oh well no harm no foul, but it's a better strategy than just sitting and w...
by Eightnine
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: First year associate switching from corp to lit
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

Re: First year associate switching from corp to lit

Yeah, this happens sometime. It's better to do it sooner than later, before you fall behind too far on the skills development. If there's any way you can get involved on a lit project (or a project with lit components - volunteer to pick up and/or observe whatever you can) or even a pro bono lit pro...
by Eightnine
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Winning strategy for my 4th and final take.
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: Winning strategy for my 4th and final take.

I'm still of the opinion that you would benefit from a tutor who can help with test anxiety, because I think this is the sort of issue that benefits from you getting some in-person advice with someone working through specific examples and strategies. If you're not gonna do that, idk maybe you could ...