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by icechicken
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Waitlist-April retake?
Replies: 1
Views: 144

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: 1103

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: 113
Views: 14421

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: 1103

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: 20230

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: 234

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: 1103

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: 7255

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: 7255

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: 701

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: 7255

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: 7255

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
by icechicken
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 7255

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

app wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:05 pm
RichardMilhousNixon wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:29 pm
ggocat wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:16 pm
C'mon we all know it's Columbia.
any reason why people here think it's col? confused on what makes it different or worse than other CN in ccn?
Still think it's Chicago personally
by icechicken
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Berkeley c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 27
Views: 6368

Re: Berkeley c/o 2022 Applicants

So I need some advice. I am scheduled to take the December LSAT wasnt ready for September and my application is pretty much done minus my LSAT score. Do you think this will hurt my chances or turning in my application early January will be ok? Im not sure how the ED program will affect my chances t...
by icechicken
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.
Replies: 727
Views: 101762

Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

hello adcoms, with the new lifetime and 5-yr retake limits, do you think there is a chance that this may change soon or in foreseeable future to revert to more or even unlimited retakes? Highly unlikely IMO - they've created a lot of uncertainty already by changing the rules as much as they have, a...
by icechicken
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: General Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: General Help

I wouldn't stress too much about writing an "excellent" personal statement - you don't have a ton of control over how it's going to be perceived at the end of the day and people disagree wildly about what separates the B+ PSs from the A+ ones. I literally have work experience, and obvious determinat...
by icechicken
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Should I apply ED?
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Should I apply ED?

If you're concerned about getting into a T14, then either getting some post-grad work experience or retaking the LSAT would make a much bigger difference than applying ED. The former could also help with the job search later, depending on what you do. The evidence for ED improving admission chances ...
by icechicken
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 7255

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

What I'm referring to has not hit the news... As a result of what's been happening on campus, students have been put in secret disciplinary hearings, expelled and/or have been fired from their jobs this past year. If you are impacted, or directly involved in these incidents, or otherwise close to t...
by icechicken
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Looking for Feedback on PS - Will Review Anyone Who Reviews Mine
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Looking for Feedback on PS - Will Review Anyone Who Reviews Mine

This isn't bad in terms of what you're actually saying but I'd cut down on the purple prose. Aside from the literary references and thesaurus-mining, it feels like every paragraph is saddled with its own mini-conclusion. IMO, you'd be better off letting the story find its own legs and then tying thi...
by icechicken
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Changes over last three years?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Changes over last three years?

they implemented some new rules limiting LSAT retakes. spivey covers it here: Great link, very interesting! Also noticed something about 40 schools now accepting GRE's? I just spotted at least 3 of my target schools on that list. Should I consider taking the GRE instead of the LSAT? Silly question,...
by icechicken
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Changes over last three years?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Changes over last three years?

LSAT is digital now and we're not quite sure yet what the implications are. Pretty much the same tbh. Thanks! And does our study prep change because of this? I mean, how do we practice electronically, instead of scantrons? Thanks! Wish I could help you there. Everyone I know who is studying for the...
by icechicken
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Changes over last three years?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Changes over last three years?

LSAT is digital now and we're not quite sure yet what the implications are.


Pretty much the same tbh.
by icechicken
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 7255

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Mine is fucking awful. It's a sham and a farce [...] It is a school that absolutely does not give a shit about its students and does everything in the worst way possible. If you're unreasonable enough to think this about any of Columbia/Chicago/NYU then it might comfort you to know you would've fel...
by icechicken
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 7255

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Nony wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Why did you come to regret going to the CCN?
WEED_QUESTIONER_420 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:28 pm
I first came to regret this decision in January or February of this year,

Chicago polar vortex?
by icechicken
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: PS overlap with resume
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: PS overlap with resume

"Don't restate your resume in your PS" means don't blandly recount your achievements like a CEO's website bio or an author's bookflap bio. Of course it's possible to write a compelling statement about, for example, the student clubs you founded during college.