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by icechicken
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: January, February, and April 2021 LSATs Confirmed as Flex
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: January, February, and April 2021 LSATs Confirmed as Flex

Starting to feel like the Flex is the new normal.
by icechicken
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: how law school affects geographic location for afterwards
Replies: 16
Views: 2905

Re: how law school affects geographic location for afterwards

Congrats!!! That's a big step up from last year, especially in terms of geographic flexibility. Hope the rest of the cycle brings even more good news.
by icechicken
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: LSL Yale250 Bank
Replies: 16
Views: 12894

Re: LSL Yale250 Bank

Undecided on whether to post mine, but just to add to the data points: I included a graphic, and the essay was a description based off of that graphic. The essay was about bias in data analysis. I was waitlisted (and withdrew), so I'm not sure what you can get out of that. It wasn't a hard "no," I ...
by icechicken
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Applicant Volume up by 30% YoY
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Applicant Volume up by 30% YoY

pancakes3 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:37 am
damn. pandemic bump huh.
Plausibly some political bump too
by icechicken
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Applicant Volume up by 30% YoY
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Applicant Volume up by 30% YoY

https://report.lsac.org/VolumeSummary.aspx

Early in the cycle, of course, but this should be mildly scary to anyone applying right now. This cycle is highly unlikely to be easier than the last few.
by icechicken
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.65/178+
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: 3.65/178+

You seem like a strong candidate for all of those, although any given school could balk at your GPA. You'll have great outcomes somewhere.
by icechicken
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 20
Views: 634

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

OP, I know you probably have legit reasons for wanting to serve, but the idea of targeting the "chillest" corner of the Reserves you can find reminded me of this:

by icechicken
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "job'
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "j

It's not going to either hurt you or help you in a major way. Just put it on your résumé in the most favorable light you honestly can and move on.
by icechicken
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Honestly does any other practice group in biglaw have to write as much shit as patent pros?
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Honestly does any other practice group in biglaw have to write as much shit as patent pros?

ballinoutacontro wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:31 am
Also is this website honestly still active or na really?
It's got plenty of users, but much lower volume of insane shitposting than TLS or Reddit. Positive or negative depending on what you're into.
by icechicken
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 2020-2021 cycle
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: 2020-2021 cycle

Nobody has any idea. LSAT registrations seem to be up somewhat, but that might just be a consequence of the LSAT Flex and additional testing dates.
by icechicken
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Donating to prof’s nonprofit legal clinic
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: Donating to prof’s nonprofit legal clinic

If it's a small amount of money, <$100, I wouldn't worry about it. Prof might not even find out depending on their level of involvement, and even if they did it wouldn't present them with some major ethical challenge. Check to see if your law school's parent university has rules about gifts among te...
by icechicken
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: PS, re-apply
Replies: 11
Views: 2831

Re: PS, re-apply

Props for alluding to BG&E in a way that is not only non-cringey but actually bookends your own story nicely. Until today I would have said it can't be done.
by icechicken
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Dean Zearfoss has been making excellent YouTube content this summer
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: Dean Zearfoss has been making excellent YouTube content this summer

Just watched a live webinar with put on by the folks at Berkeley. Great content, and in particular they did a good job answering people's live questions, but the audio quality left a lot to be desired. I'm pretty sure one representative was using Airpods as her microphone - low volume and low fideli...
by icechicken
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Do we think t-14 will be more attainable due to COVID?
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: Do we think t-14 will be more attainable due to COVID?

It's too early to tell. Nony is right that we might see more applicants this year and next. Law schools might face financial pressure to increase class sizes, but T14 schools in particular have deep pockets. And all law schools have countervailing reasons to shrink class sizes, like US News rankings...
by icechicken
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Dean Zearfoss has been making excellent YouTube content this summer
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: Dean Zearfoss has been making excellent YouTube content this summer

Latest video should be mandatory watching for anyone considering Early Decision:

by icechicken
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Dean Zearfoss has been making excellent YouTube content this summer
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: Dean Zearfoss has been making excellent YouTube content this summer

Not to be outdone, YLS and HLS's deans of admission have announced a collab podcast, although the first episode is not expected for another week or two.

http://yalepodcasts.blubrry.net/tag/law-school/
by icechicken
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Yale 250 Proof of Concept
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: Yale 250 Proof of Concept

So do you interpret the new Yale 250 guidance as an invitation to make some type of an argument? That's not how I read it, although an argument of some kind could be a good fulcrum for a 250. Certainly a lot of successful 250's work that way. I think KENYADIGGIT's is up somewhere around this site, ...
by icechicken
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Yale 250 Proof of Concept
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: Yale 250 Proof of Concept

cousinvinny13 wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:07 am
unorthodox
Back in the days of Dean Asha's blog, she recommended against this, depending on what you mean by "unorthodox". And they've since narrowed the prompt somewhat, suggesting they wanted to weed out some of the more creative-writing-y 250 submissions they'd been getting.
by icechicken
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is the "Deferral Bottleneck" Real?
Replies: 0
Views: 1684

Is the "Deferral Bottleneck" Real?

I've seen a lot of people on the interwebs worried that the 2020-21 app cycle is going to be tougher because of deferrals from last cycle filling seats ahead of schedule. Is there any evidence that tons of people actually are deferring, though? Online 1L fall sounds miserable but it's not much worse...
by icechicken
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 3.4/167 (When to Apply)
Replies: 5
Views: 2086

Re: 3.4/167 (When to Apply)

If you don't improve on the 167 (which I'm sure you will!), then Georgetown (or UTexas, if you'd like to live in Texas) ED is an intriguing option thanks to the GI Bill, and their ED apps stay open late enough that you would have that August score to make an informed decision. Both schools would be ...
by icechicken
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Yale v. NYU - PI, Financial, COVID Considerations
Replies: 3
Views: 2278

Re: Yale v. NYU - PI, Financial, COVID Considerations

I'd also go Yale here, and plan on staying inside the LRAP envelope, but RTK is a legit alternative and it might be easier for your partner to target Manhattan/NYC generally than New Haven. It just seems easier to target impact lit from YLS. COVID is kind of a wash since it affects both places and i...
by icechicken
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 37146

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/19-635_o7jq.pdf I think you were right that C.J. had been gunning for unaminity - Roberts opinion, joined by the libs, Kavanaugh/Gorsuch with a literal "both sides" concurrence, only Thomas/Alito dissenting due credit where credit is due, it was...
by icechicken
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 223
Views: 37146

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I think you were right that C.J. had been gunning for unaminity - Roberts opinion, joined by the libs, Kavanaugh/Gorsuch with a literal "both sides" concurrence, only Thomas/Alito dissenting
by icechicken
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 3413

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

Nony's experience aligns with mine. I was a social-sciences major in college and I've always read a lot of English-language nonfiction in my spare time. I also don't subvocalize when I read (I know this because I have to consciously do it to analyze poetry etc.). Agree that the Economist is an espec...