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by icechicken
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: LSAT Prep Books
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: LSAT Prep Books

I want to take the January 2019 LSATs in order to apply before Georgetown's application deadline. Absent a compelling reason to start law school in 2019, I'd hold off. A few more months to study, the chance to take the LSAT a second time if you stumble on the first go, and applying earlier in the c...
by icechicken
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: reapplication worthiness
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: reapplication worthiness

I agree with Plato but I’d note that retaking the LSAT could improve your fortunes for the next go-around. With a 174 or better you’d be very competitive at H, at the very least - last year’s JS1 implies they like your softs.
by icechicken
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: GTown & GW Part Time
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: GTown & GW Part Time

Part-time medians aren’t targets they way full-time numbers are, because they don’t affect rankings or anything (which might be why they stopped reporting them). They end up being lower than the overall averages because of appealing candidates with backgrounds like yours, but admissions doesn’t want...
by icechicken
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Harvard c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 304
Views: 16425

Re: Harvard c/o 2022 Applicants

FinallyLiveaLittle wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Wondering if there'd be a substantial difference between applying on the day apps open and Early October.
Lol probably not. Even Halloween is still pretty early.
by icechicken
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Logical Reasoning Tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Logical Reasoning Tips?

50/50 in my experience usually either means 1) one of the choices is excluded in a subtle way by a word I didn’t fully appreciate in the stimulus or 2) one of the choices, compared to the other, has one of its little Boolean-logic arrows flipped the wrong way (which often is close to unnoticeable in...
by icechicken
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Splitter with decent softs 3.45/172
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: Splitter with decent softs 3.45/172

ED would be a big mistake, except maybe Chicago for the guaranteed merit aid. If I were you I’d apply to the entire T14.
by icechicken
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: How do you spend the last 2 weeks prepping
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: How do you spend the last 2 weeks prepping

I'm thinking it'll be a good idea to go light on the timed sections during my weekday studies and instead do some focused, un-timed practice Sounds backwards to me. Using untimed LSAT practice to prepare for the real thing is like hitting baseballs off the tee to prepare for a live pitcher. You wan...
by icechicken
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic:
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: —

Those small electives, by definition, don't have a lot of people in them, and it's not like "no mandatory curve" means "everyone gets an A", so a handful of 1Ls taking them doesn't interfere with the goal of a mandatory grade distribution: to get the 1L class to conform to a nice bell curve.
by icechicken
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Harvard c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 304
Views: 16425

Re: Harvard c/o 2022 Applicants

Spivey posted new stats for HLS. LSAT summary stats unchanged...despite the bump in high scorers Harvard's class is so big, and its 25/50/75 so high, that it'd take more than a hot LSAT year for them to make a significant move. They probably used all the extra bandwidth at 170+ to focus on other in...
by icechicken
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: has anyone ever heard of
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

Re: has anyone ever heard of

Not gonna happen. Being a HC is at minimum a part-time job (20+ hours per week). You could be a non-essential assistant if you ended up at a firm with a good QoL and schedule flexibility. But I think being even an assistant would be tough in biglaw. yea.... ik.....the sad truth... i dont understand...
by icechicken
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic:
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Apps for Organizing

I take notes in Notepad and then copy-paste them into excel with the date in another column and some keywords in a 3rd
by icechicken
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: International Mexican URM - US educated
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: International Mexican URM - US educated

Yeah, HYS seem pretty serious about their GPA floors. When they do dip below 3.5, however, I imagine it’d be for a candidate like you, so apply anyway. 173+URM is a precious combo so you’re definitely in the running for good outcomes somewhere. What is the subject of this LOR? A substantive one coul...
by icechicken
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Seeking Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Seeking Advice

Yes, you should be entirely focused on your GPA at the moment. Working on the LSAT now would probably do more harm than good. While justpeachy's reasons for working as a paralegal are good ones, it's unnecessarily limiting to choose a job this way. You should look for a job you enjoy and, to a lesse...
by icechicken
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Firm does not validate for reception
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: Firm does not validate for reception

For this reason alone? Probably not. Maybe, e.g., the landlord only lets them have so many guest parkers simultaneously.
by icechicken
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Preparation Tips for an undergrad
Replies: 16
Views: 680

Re: Preparation Tips for an undergrad

I have yet to hear a compelling reason for going straight through. There was one person on the old site who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and apparently wanted, more than anything else, to become a lawyer before passing away. I’m only bringing it up to emphasize how high the bar is for...
by icechicken
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: .
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Early Decision to Northwestern?

With your current numbers, and especially because your goals fit Northwestern nicely, I think ED is a fine plan. Stranger is right, though, that you’d probably get a decent UChicago offer as-is. Weighing ~80k in debt against the marginal difference in employment outcomes is a question about which re...
by icechicken
Mon May 28, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Are paid internships treated the same as other kinds of work experience from an admissions standpoint?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Are paid internships treated the same as other kinds of work experience from an admissions standpoint?

Internships are cool but don’t speak about someone the way 12+ months in a full-time job can, if that’s what you mean by “treated the same as work experience”.
by icechicken
Thu May 24, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Rising Senior, 3.43 - 3.57 GPA, 172 LSAT, Wait?
Replies: 19
Views: 1353

Re: Rising Senior, 3.43 - 3.57 GPA, 172 LSAT, Wait?

I’m in a similar spot. Definitely wait, and definitely retake the LSAT if at all possible.
by icechicken
Tue May 08, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Rowdy's Guide to the LSAT
Replies: 44
Views: 3446

Re: Rowdy's Guide to the LSAT

Did anyone else try to use distracting and stressful environments to mimic test day nerves? I figured that I would never get the same experience alone in a quiet room as an actual test day, so I did about half of my PTs in public places. My favorite jam was a McDonald's full of screaming children, ...
by icechicken
Tue May 08, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: How many months does is take to break 170?
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: How many months does is take to break 170?

I don't want to cut you down here, but you might be hurting yourself by relying on other individual's experiences because their circumstances are almost certainly different from yours. You run the double risk of, first, making suboptimal study plans and, second, setting yourself up for disappointmen...
by icechicken
Tue May 08, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Let's Talk 5th Circuit!
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Let's Talk 5th Circuit!

A couple of people on the Internet is a far cry from “universally regarded”, though. I think bruh’s personal experience was meant to dispute that idea.
by icechicken
Mon May 07, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Quantifying Work Experience
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Quantifying Work Experience

40 hours/week = full-time. If they meant to exclude summer internships they would say so.
by icechicken
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: No clue which way to go - GULC ($$) v. NYU (Sticker)
Replies: 10
Views: 592

Re: No clue which way to go - GULC ($$) v. NYU (Sticker)

Have to agree with the above. $275,000 of compounding loans will ruin your life, and Georgetown isn't a sure enough path to your goals to justify its (also eye-watering) price tag.
by icechicken
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Georgetown, Texas, or UCI
Replies: 54
Views: 2875

Re: Georgetown, Texas, or UCI

Realistic, sure, but not reliable enough to make a massive life decision based on the possibility IMO. Life sometimes intervenes at bad times.
by icechicken
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2017 rolling out + C/O 2012-2016 data
Replies: 537
Views: 31100

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2017 rolling out + C/O 2012-2016 data

And finally... Iowa - 19.0% (26/137) (-7.0% from 2016) BL: 12.4% (17) FC: 6.6% (9) Ouch! Why are they ranked so high? Honest question. US News doesn’t care about this metric but it cares a lot about these three: Medians, resources, reputation. Iowa historically does well at those things. And it’s w...