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by icechicken
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 62
Views: 2642

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: 4769

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
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Is this site dead?
Replies: 62
Views: 2075

Re: Is this site dead?

lawschooladmissions.reddit.com has the usual Reddit problem where it's well past 10,000 subscribers and consists mostly of vapid meme posting. It used to be better but this was inevitable.
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: 726
Views: 90589

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: 4
Views: 277

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: 455

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: 62
Views: 2642

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: 232

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: 298

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: 298

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: 298

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: 62
Views: 2642

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: 62
Views: 2642

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: 267

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.
by icechicken
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Rowdy's Guide to the LSAT
Replies: 50
Views: 8269

Re: Rowdy's Guide to the LSAT

Thanks for the information! This has been really helpful. Curiosity question: How much of someone's LSAT score is a result of innate intelligence? i.e.; Do you believe there is a "score cap", a maximum score that someone cannot break just due to their inherent intellect, or can anyone achieve a top...
by icechicken
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Grades for Harvard to Yale?
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Grades for Harvard to Yale?

It very rarely makes sense to transfer "horizontally" like this. In terms of outcomes, the top third of the class at HLS (which I assume would be the minimum to transfer without a compelling personal reason -it might well be even more selective) is already doing at least as well as a randomly-chosen...
by icechicken
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Billable Hours Q
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Billable Hours Q

https://law.yale.edu/system/files/area/ ... e_hour.pdf

This is starting to show its age but is a nice illustration of what Slytherpuff is talking about
by icechicken
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: New ATL Rankings - UVA #1
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: New ATL Rankings - UVA #1

NYU, along with Columbia, is hurt by its especially eye-watering cost of attendance - this is also doubtlessly helping UVA and Duke. Maybe that's a good thing. In the head-to-head comparison between USC and UCLA, for example, it should definitely hurt the former that it's about $70k more expensive f...
by icechicken
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: New ATL Rankings - UVA #1
Replies: 3
Views: 743

New ATL Rankings - UVA #1

https://abovethelaw.com/law-school-rank ... ools-2019/

It seems their algorithm is really hard on HYS, which makes sense given their narrow goals but will make it harder to get the credibility needed to break the USNWR monopoly.
by icechicken
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: How do you get a legal assistant/ paralegal job prior to law school?
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: How do you get a legal assistant/ paralegal job prior to law school?

Summa from NYU should pass the sniff test at most places but you're right that you missed the traditional hiring timing for 2019. I'm not sure taking another swing next year would work so well - they like hiring fresh grads for a number of reasons (e.g., one can pay them less). At this point you nee...
by icechicken
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSAC might restrict LSAT takes again
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: LSAC might restrict LSAT takes again

Frankly, it sounds reasonable. Its validity as a predictor was based on average scores, rather than best attempts, so limiting the number of attempts means more applicants applying with more representative scores. If that marginally brings down some reported means, so be it. Basically. I think peop...
by icechicken
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: CLS vs GULC
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: CLS vs GULC

On LSN it looks like most CLS students get scholarships ranging from $60,000 to $90,000 and $100,000 at max. Are these folks ultimately not going to CLS? It seemed to be the typical discount short of getting a butler or Hamilton. A large chunk of the people at T6 schools have wealthy parents who ar...
by icechicken
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Europe?
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: Europe?

Aren't London/Paris the main centers of arbitration? NYC and DC are the main centers if you have an American law degree. Your international background/languages and HYS pedigree will improve your odds of getting to a satellite office across the pond, but if you go to an American law school you shou...