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by icechicken
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSAC GPA Higher?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: LSAC GPA Higher?

Not sure you need an addendum to explain the GPA situation. LSAC doesn't count post-bacc credits per policy and I don't see the benefit in drawing attention to the weakest part of your transcript when there's nothing to explain. You need to report the graduate work most likely. Have you tried simply...
by icechicken
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?
Replies: 14
Views: 1608

Re: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?

Indecision wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:41 pm
Jubo wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:51 pm
it almost certainly is some lawcrossing bs


Law crossing did have an article about it. So I take it that site is not often reliable?
Lawcrossing is basically just marketing copy. Worse than useless.
by icechicken
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 325
Views: 65359

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

I mean I know full professors who’ve been teaching for 20 years who make less than $120k. (Obviously not coding but just for context.) I guess my perception of the compensation for new SWEs or similar is skewed. Public perception is skewed by the high end (FAANG salaries, people who played the equi...
by icechicken
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 6944

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

UVA2B wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:23 am
Never for NYC transactional work.
Agreed. NYC transactional biglaw is the reason why it's coherent to talk about the "T13" grouping in the first place. They're all great for it.
by icechicken
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 6944

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

I was curious so I went and looked for some actual numbers on this: https://www.chambers-associate.com/career-moves/gcs-of-the-sp-500-companies-trends-analysis (S&P500, which are a different but similar group of companies, probably a better dataset for what OP is after IMO) https://www.lawdepartment...
by icechicken
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 63
Views: 6944

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

Whichever t13 gives you a full ride. NY transactional biglaw isn't the sort of unicorn job where it's worth the extra expense (debt) for fairly similar outcomes in terms of odds of getting the job. I mean, if it's all debt free, sure, pick based on location/profs/class size/preftige. Yeah if NYC bi...
by icechicken
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: URM Super-Splitter Advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: URM Super-Splitter Advice?

i've never heard of a hard GPA floor for any school, especially re: URM. And even if there were, it wouldn't be set at 3.0; meaning a 2.9 isn't prohibitive. Berkeley is the exception here since they have to follow rules imposed by their parent university: [...] The Berkeley Graduate Division requir...
by icechicken
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: URM Super-Splitter Advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: URM Super-Splitter Advice?

Agree with the above. I would push hard to finish with a 3.0 or better because that is a meaningful break-point for some schools. Ask for fee waivers. I would not bother with non-T14s unless you want to ride the WashU money train or have a specific region in mind (e.g. USC/UCLA for Southern Californ...
by icechicken
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Asking for old job back after lateral move
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Asking for old job back after lateral move

Re: going from [major market] > [secondary hometown market] > [back to major market], the person I mentioned upthread did the same thing. It's certainly not unheard-of. But you will need to somehow convince people that you intend to stay in NYC for the foreseeable future or bringing you on is more t...
by icechicken
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.4/165/AA-URM Chance t20
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: 3.4/165/AA-URM Chance t20

Your softs are decent. The only thing holding you back from $$$ at a top school is that LSAT score, which is really on the cusp.
by icechicken
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT
Replies: 2
Views: 1591

Score inflation doomthread / cheer on the end of the LSAT



TL;DR the LSAT-Flex has a wider bell curve which is throwing off the score percentiles in the 165+ and especially 170+ range
by icechicken
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Asking for old job back after lateral move
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Asking for old job back after lateral move

I have no idea how, or why, they did this, but I've just this year seen someone leave and then come back ~4-6 months later. Certainly not impossible, and the person in question seems to be doing just fine now.
by icechicken
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs
Replies: 23
Views: 10086

Re: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs

I am generally anti-thank you note. You have little to gain, and much to lose. What's to lose? A reasonably polite, succinct thank-you note is rarely a negative . Some people don't like them, but such people mostly just ignore them. And it's certainly not the kind of faux pas that would sink an oth...
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: 431

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: 3801

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: 15226

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: 676

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: 676

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: 431

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: 1634

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: 1176

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: 691

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: 435

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: 668

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...