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by sev
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1259
Views: 90267

Re: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious

Also I missed the boat on the one BA section that worked with my schedule, so taking Principles of Commercial and Bankruptcy Law instead which looks pretty interesting and relevant for corporate practice, but has class on Thursday evenings... You're one of the two people currently registered for th...
by sev
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Duke C/O 2021 [Admitted Students]
Replies: 72
Views: 7092

Re: Duke C/O 2021 [Admitted Students]

My career counselor said that bidlists were due this week or the day after grades come out—implying there’s a possibility they will not come out this week.
by sev
Fri May 03, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1259
Views: 90267

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

Done.

What a year. I've never done anything that's quite like 1L.
by sev
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Law School w/o intent of being a FT lawyer?
Replies: 11
Views: 833

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

I strongly identify with a lot of what you said. A couple things that came to mind: 1. The law is fundamentally a service profession. That's why lawyers are so tied to the billable hour. That's not to say that there aren't attorneys who work in different ways, but that you've gotta get your start at...
by sev
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 265
Views: 19566

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

I don't really have anything to add, but just wanted to say that reading this thread after listening to the audiobook of Chaos Monkeys was cool. Kudos for y'all's success.
by sev
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Duke vs. Berkeley (maybe vs. Columbia)
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Duke vs. Berkeley (maybe vs. Columbia)

I am from a rural-ish state and have no real connections to any good-sized markets. My preferred locations for after graduation are Texas/Chicago/DC/Secondary Market>NYC>LA/SF/SV, but there is nowhere that I am completely against ending up in. The comparative lack of interest in CA would be determi...
by sev
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UChicago Ruby vs. Harvard vs. Columbia Hamilton vs. USC Rothman
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Re: UChicago Ruby vs. Harvard vs. Columbia Hamilton vs. USC Rothman

Random thoughts: Re:lay prestige and desire to go into politics. If recent electoral trends are any indicator, these things are negatively correlated. Chicago’s still elite but doesn’t have the elitist stamp. Re: long term goals—political success is somewhat about having a network. Harvard certainly...
by sev
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 1775

Re: Which would you choose?

Are you saying that you think going to NYU gives me less of a chance to clerk than say Duke or UVA? I often assume a lot of that stuff is self selection, but I could be wrong. I would also assume that. I suspect the combination of PI focus + folks doing transactional biglaw + wanting to pay down ma...
by sev
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$
Replies: 38
Views: 2558

Re: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$

That impression you got of WUSTL was very very different from that I got as far as the PI culture there goes, curious what others think about that. (And again, thanks to everyone for their input). My input is just based off of ASW and talking to current/admitted students last year and is therefore ...
by sev
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 59
Views: 4522

Re: Duke it out: Duke $$$$ vs. Virginia $$$$ vs. Penn $$$$ vs. H

I'd agree with the others that you don't have a bad option. ftr, I know a fair number of people here who are environmental-law focused. I'd definitely reach out to one of these folks: https://sites.duke.edu/elsdukelaw/ I know almost all of the 1L reps if you want an introduction. We also rank pretty...
by sev
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest
Replies: 44
Views: 3347

Re: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Stranger wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:23 am
Which of the two you list at 25 do you want to score?
Are ties at 25 not considered/allowed?

EDIT; I guess that makes sense. Dropping GW.
by sev
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest
Replies: 44
Views: 3347

Re: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

1. Yale 2. Stanford 3. Harvard 4. Chicago 5. Columbia 6. NYU 7. Penn 8. Michigan 9. UVA 9. Berkeley 11. Duke 12. Northwestern 13. Cornell 14. Georgetown 15. Texas 15. UCLA 17. Vanderbilt 18. WUSTL 19. USC 20. Minnesota 21. Emory 21. BU 23. ND 24. Irvine 25. W & L I'm gonna have to ask for a clarifi...
by sev
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest
Replies: 44
Views: 3347

Re: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

1. Yale
2. Stanford
3. Harvard
4. Chicago
5. Columbia
6. NYU
7. Penn
8. Michigan
9. UVA
9. Berkeley
11. Duke
12. Northwestern
13. Cornell
14. Georgetown
15. Texas
15. UCLA
17. Vanderbilt
18. WUSTL
19. USC
20. Minnesota
21. Emory
21. Boston
22. ND
23. Irvine
24. W & L
25. GW
by sev
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Since Leaving Big Law
Replies: 11
Views: 1730

Re: Since Leaving Big Law

How much of your experience at your firm do you think you needed before you could do what you do now? Like, did you have all the contacts/knowledge/skill that you needed after your fourth/fifth/sixth years?

Congrats; sounds like you're in a good place now.
by sev
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Seeking advice!
Replies: 10
Views: 922

Re: Seeking advice!

necho2 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:27 am
UChicago's stipend is 5k and it's not competitive, the application process is just to make sure you qualify for it (https://www.law.uchicago.edu/students/f ... mmer/apply)
Ah, thanks for the correction.
by sev
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: W&M (134k) v. Boulder (126k) for JAG?
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: W&M (134k) v. Boulder (126k) for JAG?

I'm not going to say anything you don't already know, but W&M is a great place to be relative to JAG/military ties. Not many Navy bases near Boulder. I'd second Stranger's comment that the COA difference is negligible. But I'd say $6000 for textbooks is way too high. If you shop around it's not hard...
by sev
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Seeking advice!
Replies: 10
Views: 922

Re: Seeking advice!

Current student at Duke, maybe probably possibly on the PI track. Happy to answer any questions--congrats on your acceptances! One thing that I didn't really think about when making my decision was guaranteed summer funding for public interest work. Duke gives up to $4000 for only 20 hours of volunt...
by sev
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5331

Re: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread

sweettorts wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:25 pm
post-grades
That sounds like a nice place to be.
by sev
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1259
Views: 90267

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

LawSSS2 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:50 pm
found a pretty bad typo in my cover letter that went out to a whole slew of places..
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Same but with my writing sample.

Maybe if I missed it the first 5 times I read it the employer did too?
by sev
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Duke C/O 2021 [Admitted Students]
Replies: 72
Views: 7092

Re: Duke C/O 2021 [Admitted Students]

Everyone doing wintersession? Not sure really what to expect yet. And there are about a half receptions that I can’t go to because of it...
by sev
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1259
Views: 90267

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

Well guess I'm still alive. Am I the only one that didn't study a minute in the library over finals? It got seriously gross in there, mostly worked in open conference rooms/classrooms with a couple days in the apartment here and there. Plus all the nervous energy was just too much. The library was ...
by sev
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 2.9/167 Houston?
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: 2.9/167 Houston?

The best things you can do on that front are (1) try to squeeze a few extra LSAT points out of another take (if you can) I don't think more LSAT points really help in this case, with OP being so far above the 75th. If UH needs splitters (which I think the statistics favor this year), OP will stand ...
by sev
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5331

Re: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread

howdystopian wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:09 pm
I was wrong about my pessimism, got an interview request today
Congrats! Good luck.
by sev
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Volunteer Experience in Application
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: Volunteer Experience in Application

Word of warning on the resume length - conventional wisdom is that >1 pages is only appropriate if you have 10+ years of WE and/or extensive publications. Some schools including Yale seem to explicitly prefer a 1 page resume https://law.yale.edu/admissions/jd-admissions/ask-asha/technical-matters I...
by sev
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1259
Views: 90267

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

CivPro prolly getting postponed due to snow. Guess I’m not studying for contracts.