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by pneumonia
Mon May 25, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: How much does 0.01 matter?
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: How much does 0.01 matter?

No. It would require too many classes, and would be too little benefit. You’ve got a great GPA, enjoy the summer!
by pneumonia
Sun May 17, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 289
Views: 66883

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Currently looking at courses for 2L Fall. Is 4 classes a good number to take, roughly? In terms of credits, like 4+4+4+2. Depends on your goals, really. I think you still need to average 12 hours/semester for 2L and 3L to graduate on time, but other than that it is whether you want to slack, get ma...
by pneumonia
Sat May 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: writing on to law review
Replies: 11
Views: 5666

Re: writing on to law review

Eugene Volokh's book on Academic Legal Writing is worth having if you can afford it. If not, just visit your library and scan the pages that talk about the write on.
by pneumonia
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Dropping a class hurting chances?
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Dropping a class hurting chances?

I used the 7sage CAS calculator. It says to count all Ws as Fs. The transcript doesn't really say anything to explain it, so not super sure. I'll check ut the website, thank you! You should count a W as an F only if it was punitive, no matter what the 7sage calculator says. Look closely at your off...
by pneumonia
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 289
Views: 66883

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Currently looking at courses for 2L Fall. Is 4 classes a good number to take, roughly? In terms of credits, like 4+4+4+2. Depends on your goals, really. I think you still need to average 12 hours/semester for 2L and 3L to graduate on time, but other than that it is whether you want to slack, get ma...
by pneumonia
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 289
Views: 66883

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Hi! Is it reasonable for admitted students to email professors (admitted recently) about opportunities in a specific research area? I'm curious, though I'm unsure if it would be to aggressive to contact faculty this early. My opinion: it depends. In particular it depends on your credentials and you...
by pneumonia
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 289
Views: 66883

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Got it, so they won't tell us whether it was an H/P/LP memo? I guess that's to be expected. God I'm so stressed. I got a P+ on the closed memo, a P on the open memo, and an H for the term. That is what I meant by my memo grades not being predictive. It is all extremely dependent on your Climenko th...
by pneumonia
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 289
Views: 66883

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

I got minimal feedback in the form of handwritten comments on the memo. The comments were not indicative of my final grade.
by pneumonia
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Reapplying to a firm for 2L summer
Replies: 2
Views: 1815

Re: Reapplying to a firm for 2L summer

When reapplying to a firm that rejected you for 1L summer, should you acknowledge the previous application in your cover letter? Does it make any difference if the recruiter put a hand-written note of encouragement in the margins of the form letter? No, don't mention it. Recruiting will have you in...
by pneumonia
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Texas Supreme Court Clerkship
Replies: 4
Views: 2221

Re: Texas Supreme Court Clerkship

NotAtNYU wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:15 pm
If I have secured an interview, is it fine to reach out to another justice to let them know that I will be in town?
Yes. Feel free to PM me.
by pneumonia
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship requirements for appellate litigation
Replies: 2
Views: 1936

Re: Clerkship requirements for appellate litigation

It is firm dependent. Best way to find out is to look at the firm bios of appellate associates.
by pneumonia
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 289
Views: 66883

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

OakBrook wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Any idea on whether a DS is still viewed as two H's for EIP purposes? OCS says 1.5, but old TLS threads always suggest its two.
Short answer is that it won't matter.

Any firm sophisticated enough to assign numerical weights will almost certainly just calculate your GPA.
by pneumonia
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Texas Supreme Court Clerkship
Replies: 4
Views: 2221

Re: Texas Supreme Court Clerkship

Ignore the flyer, apply now. The judges don't even know the flyer exists. The delay is not strategic.
by pneumonia
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: NourishAndStrengthen's Guide to Admissions Essays
Replies: 8
Views: 6615

Re: NourishAndStrengthen's Guide to Admissions Essays

Need Legal Advice Against Abu Dhabi (UAE) Based Company for several default and fraud in the financial transactions We want legal advice to take the legal action against Abu Dhabi based company. This company cheated with our company and made several default and fraud in the financial transactions b...
by pneumonia
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 8505

Re: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread

got a 1L SA in Houston from a school ranked in the "T20." i'm happy to answer any questions that anyone has. definitely apply 12/1 + go to the winter receptions. I’m kind of disinterested in 1L SAs because it seems firms will be hesitant to give substantive work. I’m thinking of doing a small (2 at...
by pneumonia
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UT Austin v NU Big Law
Replies: 26
Views: 3717

Re: UT Austin v NU Big Law

Current 2Ls are not in a position to substantiate cutoffs. It isn't a knock against UT to say that higher ranked schools give their students a better shot at TX Biglaw. UT is clearly the dominant school in the state. But that doesn't mean it's the best choice for every individual. For OP, all of thi...
by pneumonia
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UT Austin v NU Big Law
Replies: 26
Views: 3717

Re: UT Austin v NU Big Law

There have been people with biglaw 1l and 2l SAs chiming in on reddit about how Texas firms will dip lower in the class at UT than at lower t13. You should check these threads out because this is where most of the up-to-date discussions are being had. Also, to even stand a chance at some of the sma...
by pneumonia
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 289
Views: 66883

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Any advice on 1L spring elective courses? I'm looking to do transnational/regulatory in the energy and environmental arena (corporate law). I don't have Leg Reg until the spring, so I'm hesitant to take Admin and I think Environmental is only offered in the fall. Generally speaking, should it be a ...
by pneumonia
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: COMMENT DELETED
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Re: Should I even be counting myself as a URM?

I have always marked Hispanic on school records because I am Hispanic. That being said, I do feel rather disingenuous. The purpose of the URM designation in the application process seems to be to assist disadvantaged groups in getting an equal shot at their goals. I have never once felt disadvantag...
by pneumonia
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Splitter with decent softs 3.45/172
Replies: 13
Views: 3871

Re: Splitter with unique softs (I think!) 3.45/172

Thanks Pneumonia. I'm grateful for your take, it provides a lot of clarity. I would say I was decently successful, to the extent that I've been interviewed a few times in writing and in a video profile about 'untraditional' students at top schools. I can try to jam that in the application to up the...
by pneumonia
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Splitter with decent softs 3.45/172
Replies: 13
Views: 3871

Re: Splitter with unique softs (I think!) 3.45/172

Congrats on the great LSAT score. You'll have some great options. As for your story, some of it could make a compelling personal statement, but you're substantially overestimating the role that it will play in your applications. You haven't described an unconventional background. In fact quite the o...
by pneumonia
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.85 HYPS, 172, Truly Unique Softs (?)
Replies: 21
Views: 5289

Re: 3.85 HYPS, 172, Truly Unique Softs (?)

I took truly to as a synonym for "actually" rather than "very," which I think is ok under AP. I.e., "these are my softs, which unlike lots of softs that claim to be unique and aren't, are truly unique." ETA -- regardless of your personal views, Smokey is correct that in the legal-verse "unique" is b...
by pneumonia
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.85 HYPS, 172, Truly Unique Softs (?)
Replies: 21
Views: 5289

Re: 3.85 HYPS, 172, Truly Unique Softs (?)

I think you'll be accepted wherever you apply. Your softs are unique, and your numbers are good enough. A lot of people with the "unique softs" angle also have bad numbers (there's a multi-gold Olympian at my local TTT). You, on the other hand, are just barely below median. Yours is exactly the kind...