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by icechicken
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Is the "Deferral Bottleneck" Real?
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Is the "Deferral Bottleneck" Real?

I've seen a lot of people on the interwebs worried that the 2020-21 app cycle is going to be tougher because of deferrals from last cycle filling seats ahead of schedule. Is there any evidence that tons of people actually are deferring, though? Online 1L fall sounds miserable but it's not much worse...
by icechicken
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 3.4/167 (When to Apply)
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: 3.4/167 (When to Apply)

If you don't improve on the 167 (which I'm sure you will!), then Georgetown (or UTexas, if you'd like to live in Texas) ED is an intriguing option thanks to the GI Bill, and their ED apps stay open late enough that you would have that August score to make an informed decision. Both schools would be ...
by icechicken
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Yale v. NYU - PI, Financial, COVID Considerations
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: Yale v. NYU - PI, Financial, COVID Considerations

I'd also go Yale here, and plan on staying inside the LRAP envelope, but RTK is a legit alternative and it might be easier for your partner to target Manhattan/NYC generally than New Haven. It just seems easier to target impact lit from YLS. COVID is kind of a wash since it affects both places and i...
by icechicken
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 222
Views: 32203

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/19-635_o7jq.pdf I think you were right that C.J. had been gunning for unaminity - Roberts opinion, joined by the libs, Kavanaugh/Gorsuch with a literal "both sides" concurrence, only Thomas/Alito dissenting due credit where credit is due, it was...
by icechicken
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 222
Views: 32203

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

I think you were right that C.J. had been gunning for unaminity - Roberts opinion, joined by the libs, Kavanaugh/Gorsuch with a literal "both sides" concurrence, only Thomas/Alito dissenting
by icechicken
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

Nony's experience aligns with mine. I was a social-sciences major in college and I've always read a lot of English-language nonfiction in my spare time. I also don't subvocalize when I read (I know this because I have to consciously do it to analyze poetry etc.). Agree that the Economist is an espec...
by icechicken
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

I went -0 in September 2017. (Was a pleasant surprise since my PTs had been bouncing between -1 and -3.) To be clear, I'm not saying you should rip through the passages in 90 seconds. I probably read things too quickly, and if I recall correctly you're not a native English speaker so it'll be more i...
by icechicken
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: Those who got -2/-0 on RC on an official recent test or were natural at RC, what did you do?

You only have about 8 minutes per subsection, so spending 4 minutes just to read the passage sounds way too high to me. Are you heavily annotating them? Even if you find it helpful to mark up the text, you can't afford to spend a ton of time on it. When I took the test, I would just read the passage...
by icechicken
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Early Binding Decision
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: Early Binding Decision

Yes, you'll definitely see less scholarship money on average if you apply ED. Binding decisions and merit aid do the same thing: get people to matriculate. If any law school kept their financial-aid process walled from their admissions process, which is the only way to ensure that ED admits get the ...
by icechicken
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Masks?
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Masks?

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wear this and insist it satisfies the mask requirement. most law professors are cowed by linguistic ambiguity
by icechicken
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: University of Melbourne ----> US Law School

Thank you again heythatslife, I genuinely appreciate it! On a side note and purely for my own curiosity, do you happen to know if my undergraduate university might preclude me from getting admitted at certain firms, even if I were to get in H/Y/S for law? I recognise that some elite places (e.g. Wa...
by icechicken
Thu May 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Personal Statement help
Replies: 2
Views: 2358

Re: Personal Statement help

I'm not sure this makes the point you think it does. Driving drunkards home is noble in a vacuum, but doing it after a 19-hour workday is irresponsible. You could have killed people that night. And while you do a good job explaining how much that convertible meant to you personally, it's still just ...
by icechicken
Tue May 12, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 Month vs 1 Month Internship?
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: 2 Month vs 1 Month Internship?

Don't overthink this. Insofar as anyone cares in the first place they'll cut you some slack for the summer of 2020.

(That said, "Summer 2020" is not gonna totally camouflage this since a lot of job applications, and LinkedIn, ask for month/year start and end dates.)
by icechicken
Sat May 09, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Last few LR and RC points?
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Last few LR and RC points?

You're pretty near the ceiling for useful instruction if you're getting a total of -4 across those three sections. In other words, you clearly know how the questions work to a point that can't be improved on, and the difference between getting a given question is mostly a matter of coping with the t...
by icechicken
Thu May 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 113337

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Northwestern gets such a raw deal in these statistics. This year is -4.7%, but the great outcomes are actually probably UP. That 10% JD/MBA class really skews things, because the Kellogg MBA leads to some very nice gigs. Last year only 8 students went into JD advantage roles. This year it was 21. I...
by icechicken
Wed May 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help
Replies: 14
Views: 7100

Re: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help

onelife wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:05 am
I wish they had been accountable for my failure
Don't we all
by icechicken
Sun May 03, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 113337

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Johannes wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 2:29 am
icechicken wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:28 am
Duke > sTTTanford confirmed
Why do people post this stupid shit. Clearly Stanford grads are going to venture capital and tech right out the gate.
just 'avin' a giggle m8
by icechicken
Sun May 03, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 113337

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Harvard continues to lag Chicago on clerkships huh? Tsk tsk... I suspect UChi is a little inflated by the quality of the Fed Soc pipeline + a broader pool of potential candidates who aren't averse to clerking in far-flung non-coastal places, but I think some of it too is just how strongly the schoo...
by icechicken
Sat May 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 703
Views: 113337

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Harvard continues to lag Chicago on clerkships huh? Tsk tsk... I suspect UChi is a little inflated by the quality of the Fed Soc pipeline + a broader pool of potential candidates who aren't averse to clerking in far-flung non-coastal places, but I think some of it too is just how strongly the schoo...
by icechicken
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: LLM in tax first, JD second
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: LLM in tax first, JD second

i thought int'l atty's don't need a JD to practice, just a "law degree" = LLM. LLM>JD bc of grading/shorter. They don't. An LLM is sufficient, but the job prospects are significantly worse. OP, if you're going to do a JD anyway, I'd just do a JD first. If you go to a T13, there's a very good chance...
by icechicken
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: American (sticker), CUA ($$$)

Either school, in this economy, creates a real risk of chronic unemployment after you graduate. Catholic is a defensible choice if you can keep your debt below $50-60k or so (i.e., you can live with your parents or an SO or otherwise cut living expenses to the bone) and you're devoted to public serv...
by icechicken
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: COVID-19 and KJD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: COVID-19 and KJD?

Hi all, thank you for your responses so far. I am majoring in philosophy at a t30 school, so I'm not sure if my school will make up for my choice of major. I am mostly wondering if it is worth applying this cycle (c/o 2024) with the *plan* of deferring a year (to c/o 2025) but the *option* of matri...
by icechicken
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: COVID-19 and KJD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: COVID-19 and KJD?

Hi all, thank you for your responses so far. I am majoring in philosophy at a t30 school, so I'm not sure if my school will make up for my choice of major. I am mostly wondering if it is worth applying this cycle (c/o 2024) with the *plan* of deferring a year (to c/o 2025) but the *option* of matri...