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by icechicken
Thu May 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal Statement help
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: Personal Statement help

I'm not sure this makes the point you think it does. Driving drunkards home is noble in a vacuum, but doing it after a 19-hour workday is irresponsible. You could have killed people that night. And while you do a good job explaining how much that convertible meant to you personally, it's still just ...
by icechicken
Tue May 12, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 Month vs 1 Month Internship?
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: 2 Month vs 1 Month Internship?

Don't overthink this. Insofar as anyone cares in the first place they'll cut you some slack for the summer of 2020.

(That said, "Summer 2020" is not gonna totally camouflage this since a lot of job applications, and LinkedIn, ask for month/year start and end dates.)
by icechicken
Sat May 09, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Last few LR and RC points?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Last few LR and RC points?

You're pretty near the ceiling for useful instruction if you're getting a total of -4 across those three sections. In other words, you clearly know how the questions work to a point that can't be improved on, and the difference between getting a given question is mostly a matter of coping with the t...
by icechicken
Thu May 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 702
Views: 93476

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Northwestern gets such a raw deal in these statistics. This year is -4.7%, but the great outcomes are actually probably UP. That 10% JD/MBA class really skews things, because the Kellogg MBA leads to some very nice gigs. Last year only 8 students went into JD advantage roles. This year it was 21. I...
by icechicken
Wed May 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help
Replies: 12
Views: 5793

Re: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help

onelife wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:05 am
I wish they had been accountable for my failure
Don't we all
by icechicken
Sun May 03, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 702
Views: 93476

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Johannes wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 2:29 am
icechicken wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:28 am
Duke > sTTTanford confirmed
Why do people post this stupid shit. Clearly Stanford grads are going to venture capital and tech right out the gate.
just 'avin' a giggle m8
by icechicken
Sun May 03, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 702
Views: 93476

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Harvard continues to lag Chicago on clerkships huh? Tsk tsk... I suspect UChi is a little inflated by the quality of the Fed Soc pipeline + a broader pool of potential candidates who aren't averse to clerking in far-flung non-coastal places, but I think some of it too is just how strongly the schoo...
by icechicken
Sat May 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 702
Views: 93476

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Harvard continues to lag Chicago on clerkships huh? Tsk tsk... I suspect UChi is a little inflated by the quality of the Fed Soc pipeline + a broader pool of potential candidates who aren't averse to clerking in far-flung non-coastal places, but I think some of it too is just how strongly the schoo...
by icechicken
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: LLM in tax first, JD second
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: LLM in tax first, JD second

i thought int'l atty's don't need a JD to practice, just a "law degree" = LLM. LLM>JD bc of grading/shorter. They don't. An LLM is sufficient, but the job prospects are significantly worse. OP, if you're going to do a JD anyway, I'd just do a JD first. If you go to a T13, there's a very good chance...
by icechicken
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: American (sticker), CUA ($$$)
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: American (sticker), CUA ($$$)

Either school, in this economy, creates a real risk of chronic unemployment after you graduate. Catholic is a defensible choice if you can keep your debt below $50-60k or so (i.e., you can live with your parents or an SO or otherwise cut living expenses to the bone) and you're devoted to public serv...
by icechicken
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: COVID-19 and KJD?
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: COVID-19 and KJD?

Hi all, thank you for your responses so far. I am majoring in philosophy at a t30 school, so I'm not sure if my school will make up for my choice of major. I am mostly wondering if it is worth applying this cycle (c/o 2024) with the *plan* of deferring a year (to c/o 2025) but the *option* of matri...
by icechicken
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: COVID-19 and KJD?
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: COVID-19 and KJD?

Hi all, thank you for your responses so far. I am majoring in philosophy at a t30 school, so I'm not sure if my school will make up for my choice of major. I am mostly wondering if it is worth applying this cycle (c/o 2024) with the *plan* of deferring a year (to c/o 2025) but the *option* of matri...
by icechicken
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Waitlist-April retake?
Replies: 1
Views: 2036

Re: Waitlist-April retake?

April works fine for the extremely narrow purpose of trying to get off of waitlists, but if you've made it to that point then you should be seriously contemplating re-applying next cycle, in which case the meaningful difference between April/June/whatever is whether you're prepared to do as well as ...
by icechicken
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4025

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

Yeah, the academy is annoyingly paywalled like that: it's a lot easier to participate as an active student/professor.
by icechicken
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 114
Views: 25637

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

idk if there was a different thread for different school's LRAPs but UChicago mildly improved theirs this year! Yeah, looks like it's still positive-amortized (which makes it a little less awesome that clerkships and fellowships are covered) but in all other respects it seems comparable to the rest...
by icechicken
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4025

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

Your concern about work email brings something else worth considering to mind: if you produce IP for a living, like most programmers, you might have issues with your employer if you publish original research on your own that draws on things you learned on the job. Engineers run into this frequently ...
by icechicken
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School
Replies: 94
Views: 30371

Re: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School

After a year at Georgetown, Hunter transferred to Yale Law, where he completed his degree, in 1996. regarding biden's son, was it based on his law school performance or could it be influence? There's definitely a "your dad's a senator" bump at elite law schools, but if it were dispositive then Hunt...
by icechicken
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Anyone has an idea to resolve quicken cloud sync errors?
Replies: 0
Views: 3292

Re: Anyone has an idea to resolve quicken cloud sync errors?

Legitimately can't tell if this is spam lol

Call Quicken?
by icechicken
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4025

Re: Welcome, lurkers - what questions do you have?

Agree broadly with Nony. There's a bit of a catch-22 here in that a most law professors won't understand or care much about X topic (be it cybersecurity, or Brazilian politics, or linguistics, etc.), and the ones that do care will tend to have terminal degrees (or close) in that topic and don't need...
by icechicken
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 15948

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

It really is genius: admit a bunch of people with political connections and then take credit for their later involvement in politics. Harvard College runs the same grift.
by icechicken
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 15948

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

heythatslife wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:46 am
My pet theory is that OP snubbed H to stick it to his parents who really wanted him to go there (hence repeated emphasis on "twisted" and "immoral")
OP is the parents!
by icechicken
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: a
Replies: 10
Views: 3264

Re: Chase Law School Part Time Evening Program

gkechl01 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Upon exit from the Army I landed full time work at a high salary so giving up my income is not an option while attending.
gkechl01 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:16 pm
1. My goal is to be a public defender. Always been my dream job. Willing to take major paycut to make it happen.
Genuinely confused
by icechicken
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 15948

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

My fan theory is that OP picked Chicago over Harvard for the better per-capita clerkship numbers and especially the supposed conservative-judge pipeline that produces those higher numbers. I can see why a 2L looking back might find that immoral. Maybe OP fell in with these people: https://www.inside...
by icechicken
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 15948

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Nony wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:53 am
Eh. It's more like if you're buying the Mercedes anyway, do you need the tricked out top-of-the-line model or will a lower-end model do?
perhaps this is what OP meant by "palpably" better - leather seats in a car that drives and looks the same