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by icechicken
Mon May 28, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Are paid internships treated the same as other kinds of work experience from an admissions standpoint?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Are paid internships treated the same as other kinds of work experience from an admissions standpoint?

Internships are cool but don’t speak about someone the way 12+ months in a full-time job can, if that’s what you mean by “treated the same as work experience”.
by icechicken
Thu May 24, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Rising Senior, 3.43 - 3.57 GPA, 172 LSAT, Wait?
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: Rising Senior, 3.43 - 3.57 GPA, 172 LSAT, Wait?

I’m in a similar spot. Definitely wait, and definitely retake the LSAT if at all possible.
by icechicken
Tue May 08, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Rowdy's Guide to the LSAT
Replies: 39
Views: 1923

Re: Rowdy's Guide to the LSAT

Did anyone else try to use distracting and stressful environments to mimic test day nerves? I figured that I would never get the same experience alone in a quiet room as an actual test day, so I did about half of my PTs in public places. My favorite jam was a McDonald's full of screaming children, ...
by icechicken
Tue May 08, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: How many months does is take to break 170?
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: How many months does is take to break 170?

I don't want to cut you down here, but you might be hurting yourself by relying on other individual's experiences because their circumstances are almost certainly different from yours. You run the double risk of, first, making suboptimal study plans and, second, setting yourself up for disappointmen...
by icechicken
Tue May 08, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Let's Talk 5th Circuit!
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Let's Talk 5th Circuit!

A couple of people on the Internet is a far cry from “universally regarded”, though. I think bruh’s personal experience was meant to dispute that idea.
by icechicken
Mon May 07, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Quantifying Work Experience
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Quantifying Work Experience

40 hours/week = full-time. If they meant to exclude summer internships they would say so.
by icechicken
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: No clue which way to go - GULC ($$) v. NYU (Sticker)
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: No clue which way to go - GULC ($$) v. NYU (Sticker)

Have to agree with the above. $275,000 of compounding loans will ruin your life, and Georgetown isn't a sure enough path to your goals to justify its (also eye-watering) price tag.
by icechicken
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Georgetown, Texas, or UCI
Replies: 54
Views: 1928

Re: Georgetown, Texas, or UCI

Realistic, sure, but not reliable enough to make a massive life decision based on the possibility IMO. Life sometimes intervenes at bad times.
by icechicken
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2017 rolling out + C/O 2012-2016 data
Replies: 536
Views: 22391

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2017 rolling out + C/O 2012-2016 data

And finally... Iowa - 19.0% (26/137) (-7.0% from 2016) BL: 12.4% (17) FC: 6.6% (9) Ouch! Why are they ranked so high? Honest question. US News doesn’t care about this metric but it cares a lot about these three: Medians, resources, reputation. Iowa historically does well at those things. And it’s w...
by icechicken
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: GULC ($$$) vs Michigan ($$)
Replies: 26
Views: 953

Re: GULC ($$$) vs Michigan ($$)

I don't mean to hate on Georgetown, but I do think that its strengths (e.g. proximity to the US government + nonprofits) are largely wasted on OP because they require a visa after they graduate. Spending 3 years + tens of thousands of dollars on a law degree only to get deported is a much gnarlier f...
by icechicken
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: GULC ($$$) vs Michigan ($$)
Replies: 26
Views: 953

Re: GULC ($$$) vs Michigan ($$)

I don't think GULC is going to provide you much marginal benefit in terms of international law, but it does give you a substantially larger chance of missing out on biglaw, which is a massive problem for someone who needs an H1B.
by icechicken
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2017 rolling out + C/O 2012-2016 data
Replies: 536
Views: 22391

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2017 rolling out + C/O 2012-2016 data

snarfing wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:19 pm
looks like fordham continues to be a solid choice. why is it ranked fairly low for its pretty good employment stats? I really dont get the ranking system at all.
Reputation, GPA/LSAT medians, etc.

No reasonable person thinks US News rankings are very useful for deciding what school to attend.
by icechicken
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Penn v Michigan - Deadline tomorrow
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Penn v Michigan - Deadline tomorrow

bruh wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:11 pm
Michigan, and it doesn't seem particularly close
by icechicken
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Using MCAT Passages for the LSAT Verbal?
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Using MCAT Passages for the LSAT Verbal?

Reading dense academic English in general is the best way to get fundamentally stronger at RC (which is why it's the hardest section to improve on quickly). MCAT passages seem like decent material towards that end. As you say, the questions are looking for somewhat different things, but reading is r...
by icechicken
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Calling all super splitters!
Replies: 32
Views: 1529

Re: Calling all super splitters!

checking in lol
by icechicken
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 180
Views: 13330

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

What is this negative amortization of which you speak? Amortization, generally, is the practice of writing down an asset over time until it is worthless (the Latin root mort in there meaning to kill or extinguish). PSLF-integrated LRAPs, because they're based around your loans all getting forgiven ...
by icechicken
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Please Help! UChicago vs. NYU vs. UC Berkeley
Replies: 29
Views: 1063

Re: Please Help! UChicago vs. NYU vs. UC Berkeley

The administration works for the faculty. Eh, not really. I can't comment on U Chicago's culture but this is overstating things. "The administration works for the faculty" is a wild fantasy that modern professors cling to that was probably true of 18th-century Oxford but is definitely not the case ...
by icechicken
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Georgetown, Texas, or UCI
Replies: 54
Views: 1928

Re: Georgetown, Texas, or UCI

The way our curve works for 1L classes is that the top 2/3 students get an A+, the next ~20% get As, the following 20% get A-s, the 20% lower than that get B+s, next 20% get Bs, then the remaining ~15% get B-s or lower. Assuming your in the ~top 40% for all your classes (doctrinal mods have 50-55 s...
by icechicken
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Appellate Litigation Goals. What's My Play?
Replies: 34
Views: 2173

Re: Appellate Litigation Goals. What's My Play?

Completely agree with both of you, and I don't mean to pressure OP into explaining their precise reasoning.
by icechicken
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Appellate Litigation Goals. What's My Play?
Replies: 34
Views: 2173

Re: Appellate Litigation Goals. What's My Play?

I didn't want to go on and on about the things I disliked about UChicago--it would be hundreds and hundreds of words. That was just one thing. I can't spend three years of my life there. Just make sure that avoiding your problem(s) with Chicago is really worth ninety thousand dollars to you. You're...
by icechicken
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2017 rolling out + C/O 2012-2016 data
Replies: 536
Views: 22391

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2017 rolling out + C/O 2012-2016 data

I'm no HLS stan but if Harvard dropped their class size to 200 they'd instantly become the strongest law school in the country by a long shot. It'd cause all kinds of medium- and long-term problems, of course, but the employment numbers that year would be nutty.
by icechicken
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: ***WISE COUNSEL NEEDED - INQUIRE WITHIN***
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: ***WISE COUNSEL NEEDED - INQUIRE WITHIN***

I was and still am pro-Michigan but Penn is a defensible choice too. It was just a bit weird to see you abruptly drop such a good option. Chicago is already aware of my Penn deadline, but they explicitly state they cannot guarantee a response by the deadline. In short, what are the odds that Chicago...
by icechicken
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: ***WISE COUNSEL NEEDED - INQUIRE WITHIN***
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: ***WISE COUNSEL NEEDED - INQUIRE WITHIN***

Everything Eightnine said, but if this is the path you've settled on then I'd just commit to Penn unless Chicago really makes it rain before the deadline.
by icechicken
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Duke ($$$) or Chicago ($)
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Duke ($$$) or Chicago ($)

The point, I think, is that OP has fairly generic goals among T13 students. It's definitely better they get heck for "[planning on]" such rare outcomes from the Internet than from their 1L classmates. Chicago at near-sticker is only a decent option in a vacuum (as would Harvard be, should you get of...
by icechicken
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2017 rolling out + C/O 2012-2016 data
Replies: 536
Views: 22391

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2017 rolling out + C/O 2012-2016 data

https://www.law.uchicago.edu/employment-data Chicago didn't increase their clerkship percentage by *that* much but they went from about a 7:1 federal/state ratio to 100% federal clerks. Also sent a total of 3 people to non-biglaw firms. Fascinating shift that seems to imply a deliberate strategy on ...