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by pneumonia
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: NourishAndStrengthen's Guide to Admissions Essays
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

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: 21
Views: 625

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: 978

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: 978

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: 193
Views: 17896

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: Should I even be counting myself as a URM?
Replies: 9
Views: 498

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: 869

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: 869

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: 1454

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: 1454

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...
by pneumonia
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Callback reimbursement questions
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Callback reimbursement questions

Scheduled callbacks on back to back days in city that is 1.5 hours away (2 in traffic) but less than 100 miles. Booked a hotel near the firms just for peace of mind and to avoid driving back and forth. As of now I am not planning on submitting anything for NALP reimbursement, but thought I'd run it...
by pneumonia
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Callback reimbursement questions
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Callback reimbursement questions

Scheduled callbacks on back to back days in city that is 1.5 hours away (2 in traffic) but less than 100 miles. Booked a hotel near the firms just for peace of mind and to avoid driving back and forth. As of now I am not planning on submitting anything for NALP reimbursement, but thought I'd run it...
by pneumonia
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Callback reimbursement questions
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Callback reimbursement questions

Gotcha, thanks for the feedback. On a side note, should I email recruiters letting them know that my address changed since OCI? Or just give updated resume copies during CBs? I’m not sure how much snail mail correspondence firms would ever do but I’m guessing it’s best to update it anyway You will ...
by pneumonia
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: TLS Debate - Shoes for Interview
Replies: 39
Views: 1694

Re: TLS Debate - Shoes for Interview

wow there is some bad advice in that thread
by pneumonia
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 70
Views: 4959

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

cprit91 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:25 pm
This seems like Smokey’s Guide to Your First Job Ever or for People Who Suck
that's because lots of law students have never had a job before and/or suck
by pneumonia
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Unlocking 1L SAs
Replies: 49
Views: 4164

Re: Unlocking 1L SAs in Texas Without Ties

I sent my materials to attorneys I networked with who requested them, but in my experience (TX), apps did not open until December 1st and no one was sending in official application materials to the recruiting managers until 12/1.. This is correct; I'm really not sure what I was thinking when I wrot...
by pneumonia
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Unlocking 1L SAs
Replies: 49
Views: 4164

Re: Unlocking 1L SAs in Texas Without Ties

Question: so this won't be breaking the rule of not reaching out to firms before December 1st (or whatever the date is before 1Ls can reach out to firms)? The rule is that firms can't reach out to you, not that you can't reach out to them. So students typically send in materials earlier than Decemb...
by pneumonia
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 151 LSAT?
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: 151 LSAT?

I did a full length practice test, under normal testing conditions. This was the first practice test. I had looked at some of the Khan Academy videos for Logical Reasoning (maybe 15 minutes of their videos?), but that is about it. With a 151 PT you should definitely be able to get into the 170s. Yo...
by pneumonia
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 151 LSAT?
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: 151 LSAT?

I am hoping to apply for law school in the upcoming cycle, for entry in Fall 2019. I am not prepared as I am, as I have recently committed to applying. Do you think, with enough studying, I can improve my LSAT score to be competitive for the upcoming cycle? I know it's best to apply as early as pos...
by pneumonia
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Please Advise on How to Land TX
Replies: 32
Views: 1942

Re: Please Advise on How to Land TX

Guest wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:47 pm
Is there any point in attending a reception if I already have 3-5 decently solidly contacts at a firm?
It's worth going if you're in town already or can easily be there. Otherwise, no. Same answer even if you lacked contacts. If you don't go, do email recruiting your regrets.
by pneumonia
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 70
Views: 4959

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

I took the "sinful" comment as a joke, which I think (?) was how it was intended. I worked one summer at a large firm in TX where there several full-time associates who kept kosher. They never came to any of the lunch events, but they were generally pleasant and they participated in the other stuff ...
by pneumonia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 79753

Re: NY to 190??!!! “HOLY SHIT BALLS OF FIRE HOW WERE WE FIRST”

Poor reading comprehension. The post is about a top 10% associate at Cravath or Davis Polk, who has in all likelihood led a lifetime of achievement but due to various factors isn't making partner. There is a chasm of difference in the intelligence, culture, sophistication, polish and refinement of ...