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by icechicken
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2020 rolling out + C/O 2012-2019 data
Replies: 759
Views: 189517

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2020 rolling out + C/O 2012-2019 data

Kümmel wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:34 am
Man Carodozo really is like king of the trap schools.
Dozo has the GW problem of being an average-strength fish in a massive pond.
by icechicken
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 343
Views: 80351

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

GC of a major company is a late-career stretch goal which you can't really plan around. It's like getting into accounting so you can be the CFO. Being a random in-house lawyer at some tech company is realistic assuming relevant SME, good law school, and a stint in biglaw, but that's a lot of manure-...
by icechicken
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 343
Views: 80351

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Edit: also, tech benefits are amazing and biglaw benefits are terrible, as someone else mentioned. The health insurance is awful--I'm on a very expensive plan with a very high deductible, so I'm paying for insurance every month + like $2000 in healthcare costs so far this year thanks to the deducti...
by icechicken
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Help Me Decide (Penn/UVA/Michigan)
Replies: 12
Views: 1408

Re: Help Me Decide (Penn/UVA/Michigan)

Boston, D.C., Chicago This preference washes out most of the marginal benefit of Penn, which punches above its weight in New York (and, I assume, is great for Philly or maybe western PA) but otherwise is "just" another T14. If you'd truly prefer D.C., I think you should take a hard look at UVA, bec...
by icechicken
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2020 rolling out + C/O 2012-2019 data
Replies: 759
Views: 189517

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

Sorry, phrased that poorly. Why did they show a huge year-to-year gain? I was confused because they usually have a very high total in general - what lowered their totals in 2019? My guess is the pandemic pushing people out of in-house or PI stuff into the safe firm jobs they already had Gotcha. But...
by icechicken
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2020 rolling out + C/O 2012-2019 data
Replies: 759
Views: 189517

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

DankHill wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:27 pm
Sorry, phrased that poorly. Why did they show a huge year-to-year gain? I was confused because they usually have a very high total in general - what lowered their totals in 2019?
My guess is the pandemic pushing people out of in-house or PI stuff into the safe firm jobs they already had
by icechicken
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: LSAC School Report
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: LSAC School Report

LSAC used to publish these data but they're hard to find now. Had min/mean/max GPA and LSAT as well as the population of people from an undergrad applying to LS
by icechicken
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 11242

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

64Fl wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:11 pm
true southerners [...] Florida
lol

otherwise great post
by icechicken
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:03 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: 22
Views: 5979

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

It's relevant for poetry because (without getting into an debate about aesthetics) the sounds of the words are directly relevant to the quality of the work: He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound’s the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. I wouldn't ...
by icechicken
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?

Do you think you or your colleagues picked up bad habits (such as taking shortcuts) handling so many cases at any given time? You might get better answers if you clarify what you mean by "shortcuts". Do you mean relying on form/precedent documents? Doing less-thorough research? Making more plea bar...
by icechicken
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:07 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: 22
Views: 5979

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

re the comment about analyzing poetry, do you think subvocalizing then makes you better comprehend it or why do you do it consciously for poetry as opposed to rc passages? It's relevant for poetry because (without getting into an debate about aesthetics) the sounds of the words are directly relevan...
by icechicken
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Long Hours
Replies: 25
Views: 3381

Re: Long Hours

It’s less the hours and more the constantly being on call (except for busy months when it’s both). It’s tough to say more than that with any precision. This. Working 8AM-6PM, Monday through Saturday, would be 60 hours but much, much more manageable than a biglaw job where you average 60 hours a week.
by icechicken
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Simpson v. Debevoise for Corporate
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: Simpson v. Debevoise for Corporate

I noticed younger partners at Simpson and track to partnership seemed to be 10 years. Is this a recent trend that may have something to do with a modified lockstep compensation? ~10 years is within the normal range for biglaw nowadays as it's become harder to make (equity) partner. What "trend" exa...
by icechicken
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSAC GPA Higher?
Replies: 2
Views: 747

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: 2798

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: 343
Views: 80351

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: 10611

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: 10611

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: 10611

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: 2552

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: 2552

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: 1629

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: 1004

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: 7
Views: 2934

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