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by icechicken
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Tailored Letters of Rec?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Tailored Letters of Rec?

Thanks Nony! It's good to hear this from a third party and you're probably right.
by icechicken
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Tailored Letters of Rec?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Tailored Letters of Rec?

Thanks, that all makes sense to me. Of the three, one taught me in a number of classes both before and after I took time off, but I doubt he knows much in the way of details and I'd honestly rather they just rep me as much as possible. I guess more than anything I just have a chip on my shoulder abo...
by icechicken
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Tailored Letters of Rec?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Tailored Letters of Rec?

This community has been awesome. I want to gauge people's thoughts on asking my professors (I have 3 I'm going to approach for letters of rec soon) to address my unusual personal circumstances in their recommendations. I'm pretty okay with the outcomes I can expect as a 3.3/180 splitter with work ex...
by icechicken
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: transcript
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: transcript

You almost certainly need to report the transcript and I doubt it'll harm your application. If they're worried about your English ability they have your essays and LSAT/GRE performance to rely on.
by icechicken
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Seeking advice!
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Seeking advice!

UChicago's stipend is 5k and it's not competitive, the application process is just to make sure you qualify for it (https://www.law.uchicago.edu/students/financialaid/1L2Lsummer/apply) Yeah, it's just a rubber stamp. They also have a "full-time" requirement, though, although I've heard of that gett...
by icechicken
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Stanford Knight Hennessy ($$$$+) vs Yale ($$) vs CCN/etc ($$$$) for pure PI
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Stanford Knight Hennessy ($$$$+) vs Yale ($$) vs CCN/etc ($$$$) for pure PI

Yeah, I think it's a question of how badly you want to gun for impact litigation specifically. Yale will make it meaningfully easier to get the appellate clerkship or EJW fellowship that helps you get a foothold in that area. Stanford can get you there too, of course, but you'll need better grades a...
by icechicken
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: How successful are JD/LLM students in working abroad?
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: How successful are JD/LLM students in working abroad?

1. JDs aren’t recognized in any country but the US. Other countries in the very least know what a masters degree is and some American law students successfully work abroad with an LLM. Foreign students often come to the US to get an LLM. I’m not sure why you’re commenting on here if you don’t know ...
by icechicken
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: No chance, right?
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: No chance, right?

Median at Yale is at least plausible if you can get the right people to really rep you, and then get lucky. I wouldn't be shocked if it's happened often enough over the past few decades for students to have stories about it.
by icechicken
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Addendum needed?
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Addendum needed?

Agree that this doesn't warrant an addendum. If they even care about the withdrawn application they can probably piece together what happened from your resume.
by icechicken
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: LSAT Prep Books
Replies: 5
Views: 328

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: 470

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: 682

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: 451
Views: 38800

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: 468

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: 1101

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: 430

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: 478

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: 451
Views: 38800

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: 1351

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: 308

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: 381

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: 456

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: 1137

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: 853

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: 637

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...