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by Ilike2read
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 1290

Re: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14

ETA: Scooped above. The US government cannot hire non-citizens in the continental US by law. That includes federal courts so clerking is out unless you can get one outside of the continental US. I’ve occasionally seen people want a clerkship so badly they took an unpaid fed clerkship to get around ...
by Ilike2read
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14
Replies: 30
Views: 1290

Re: Hamilton + Darrow vs. Rest of T7-14

As someone who took it, I recommend Hamilton. There is no shot the lower COA and nominal stipend that Darrow comes with justifies taking it over Hammy given your goals. PM if you want more, unfiltered info.
by Ilike2read
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 48803

Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Caught the WL has well. Huge relief.
by Ilike2read
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)
Replies: 27
Views: 7410

Re: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)

Isn't the difference going to be more 90k+ given 2L SA?
by Ilike2read
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Lots of Fulls VS HYS
Replies: 45
Views: 8952

Re: Lots of Fulls VS HYS

So I got 34k/year from Yale (I am assuming this will be the same for 2L as well) and I will probably be looking at about 170k in debt total. My parents will not really be helping, but they have offered to pay interest on the loans to keep them at principal until I graduate. I am interested in clerk...
by Ilike2read
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Lots of Fulls VS HYS
Replies: 45
Views: 8952

Re: Lots of Fulls VS HYS

So I got 34k/year from Yale (I am assuming this will be the same for 2L as well) and I will probably be looking at about 170k in debt total. My parents will not really be helping, but they have offered to pay interest on the loans to keep them at principal until I graduate. I am interested in clerk...
by Ilike2read
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Lots of Fulls VS HYS
Replies: 45
Views: 8952

Re: Lots of Fulls VS HYS

Ahh Lankhs we need to trade- I have the Ruby but am waiting anxiously to hear back from Yale (and assuming I won't hear anything good since I applied back in November). I guess the grass is always greener. Similar situation: Mordecai, Dillard, Ruby but debating between a full ride and Harvard or St...
by Ilike2read
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 59
Views: 14240

Re: Duke it out: Duke $$$$ vs. Virginia $$$$ vs. Penn $$$$ vs. H

I wonder if you could negotiate guaranteed tickets to Duke Basketball games. Then it's a clear winner.
by Ilike2read
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 278
Views: 73603

Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

How are we all doing? T-2 months till the deposit date for most schools. I'm leaning towards Yale right now but will be negotiating with Chicago soon. If I get a Ruby, it'll be a tough choice. Still waiting on YLS since Nov. Part of me is wishing for an acceptance as it is the ultimate dream school...
by Ilike2read
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA ($-$$) vs. GULC (??)
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: UVA ($-$$) vs. GULC (??)

Something not mentioned yet is that a lot of your interests may/will require you to work outside of D.C. after law school.
by Ilike2read
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: UChi c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 135
Views: 46855

Re: UChi c/o 2022 Applicants

Got my scholarship offer last night. Mid Jan. admit. $60k. Around both 75ths. Glad to have something, but I'm not holding my breath on a game-changing outcome from the negotiation. Guess this seals the deal for the Dillard!!! Dillard is amazing, and the culture of UVA is definitely something people...
by Ilike2read
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Harvard c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 483
Views: 139015

Re: Harvard c/o 2022 Applicants

My god, they were cringeworthy to say the least. I'm kind of surprised a social-justice oriented school would publicly announce scholarships in which 5 out of 8 will exclusively (or disproportionately)be awarded to white males. Nothing necessarily wrong with those benefactors puting stipulations on...
by Ilike2read
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Harvard c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 483
Views: 139015

Re: Harvard c/o 2022 Applicants

No disrespect, but the Harvard GCS scholarships are hilarious. Time to dig out those genealogical records. My god, they were cringeworthy to say the least. I'm kind of surprised a social-justice oriented school would publicly announce scholarships in which 5 out of 8 will exclusively (or disproport...
by Ilike2read
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: NYU c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 115
Views: 44005

Re: NYU c/o 2022 Applicants

Do we have any idea how much leverage a Harvard acceptance offers for financial aid negotiations? I assume it could raise $ —> $$, but what about $$ —> $$$ or $$$ —> $$$$? At what point would it be an insult to NYU to try and increase a scholarship with H as your best bargaining chip? I think you w...
by Ilike2read
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Columbia: using cross-registration to gun for Kent/Stone?
Replies: 9
Views: 5951

Re: Columbia: using cross-registration to gun for Kent/Stone?

Assuming one can write a convincing petition to count a non-law course toward their JD Since the course must be directly relevant to your legal training, I am doubtful someone could pull this off for more than one course. Also, there may be a requirement (such a passing a preliminary exam) to enrol...
by Ilike2read
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: transfer to Harvard from Columbia or reapply next cycle?
Replies: 27
Views: 11707

Re: transfer to Harvard from Columbia or reapply next cycle?

The reason I think it's below 100 offers is that there are only 56 members of the entire student body at CLS with full or greater scholarships, which indicates 15-20 Hamiltons in any given year. The LSN data doesn't support the idea that hordes of people are turning down Hamiltons. The rate of peop...
by Ilike2read
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: transfer to Harvard from Columbia or reapply next cycle?
Replies: 27
Views: 11707

Re: transfer to Harvard from Columbia or reapply next cycle?

Yeah, two Hammy recipients (and Y admits) with H dings reported on LSN. Bizarre. any idea approx how many hamiltons butlers each are awarded each cycle? I assume if you took the amount reported on LSN per cycle and divided that by an estimate of percentage of recipients who report on LSN you could ...
by Ilike2read
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Stanford Students & Grads Wasting Time, Maybe Taking a Question or Two
Replies: 18
Views: 6583

Re: Stanford Students & Grads Wasting Time, Maybe Taking a Question or Two

How accurate is stanford's estimated COA vs actual experience? Taking into account the all-in, debt financed cost of a school, LST is the most accurate based on my calculation: https://www.lstreports.com/schools/stanford/ For Stanford, I noticed that the COA is based on a very generous living arran...
by Ilike2read
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 12321

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

My parents are surprisingly aware of the realities of a legal education. They are older, and mainly want to see me graduate and start a family while they are still alive. Because of this, their main worry is me graduating with a suffocating-amount of debt and therefore being unable to do these thin...
by Ilike2read
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Harvard c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 483
Views: 139015

Re: Harvard c/o 2022 Applicants

I received a book in the mail today from the admissions team. Has anyone else gotten one? I'm curious if they sent everyone the same book or if they sent people different ones. Mine is on a topic I'm interested in, but it's not directly tied to the type of law I mentioned on my application and in m...
by Ilike2read
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 48803

Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

The wait to hear back from Yale is agonizing. Anyone else submit in Nov. still waiting?
by Ilike2read
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Stanford c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 76
Views: 30700

Re: Stanford c/o 2022 Applicants

burtcroiz wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:55 am
Congratulations to everyone who got in! Do you know if your status changed prior?
Admitted earlier in the cycle. From what I remember, my status changed well after the acceptance phone call.
by Ilike2read
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Columbia Law School Class of 2022 Applicants
Replies: 155
Views: 58961

Re: Columbia Law School Class of 2022 Applicants

Anyone else with relatively high numbers and an early app being ghosted? Figure I'm headed for the WL, just kind of wonder why. Similar boat. I want to say that, although I had a good interview, I may not have shown as much interest as I did with my other interviews. Also been trying to figure it w...
by Ilike2read
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Columbia Law School Class of 2022 Applicants
Replies: 155
Views: 58961

Re: Columbia Law School Class of 2022 Applicants

g01denb3ar wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:32 pm
There is one person listed on Columbia's 509 report that received greater than full tuition. Does anyone know how they managed that?
I'm going to guess they got a large merit scholarship while also demonstrating significant need so the total package exceeded tuition cost.
by Ilike2read
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HYS v Hamilton (no help from family)
Replies: 15
Views: 3520

Re: HYS v Hamilton (no help from family)

HLS's max aid is around $46k per year. Take the Hamilton. Unless finances are absolutely not and never going to be a concern (like, one's family is so wealthy that even sticker at Harvard would be nbd), a person would be an idiot to turn down the Hamilton. Such a nontrivial fuck up to pass on a Ham...