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by LoganCouture
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 35186

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

Nah no slam dunk benefit. Just a matter of a guaranteed 5.5% ROI for paying it now (but if you refi it would be lower) vs. whatever other return if you invest instead
by LoganCouture
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 35186

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

isn't the obvious reason that it saves you $ in the long run to pay it now? bc once it's capitalized it's added to principal and accrues interest of its own
by LoganCouture
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 35186

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

JenDarby wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:42 am
LoganCouture wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:34 am
Does First Republic still have the best interest rates? Someone from FRB mafia please PM me their referral link. I have gotten a lot of helpful advice from lurking these threads over the years and I might finally be ready to refi.
yes, and PMed
Thanks!
by LoganCouture
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 167
Views: 35186

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

Does First Republic still have the best interest rates? Someone from FRB mafia please PM me their referral link. I have gotten a lot of helpful advice from lurking these threads over the years and I might finally be ready to refi.
by LoganCouture
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: July 2018 California Bar Exam
Replies: 130
Views: 32577

Re: July 2018 California Bar Exam

JakeTapper wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:59 pm
Shit.
by LoganCouture
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: July 2018 California Bar Exam
Replies: 130
Views: 32577

Re: July 2018 California Bar Exam

Weird Q but I've never used Examplify before. Does the alarm feature work during the exam?
by LoganCouture
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 283807

Re: tetelestai — cravath to 190 and boneus

can anyone read the tea leaves on sf/sv
by LoganCouture
Wed May 23, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2018 - I guess we have to do jobs now
Replies: 267
Views: 58863

Re: Class of 2018 - It's Bar Time Bitches

ugghh it's not even exam/final paper time much less bar time

I HATE QUARTERS
by LoganCouture
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Berkeley vs. NYU
Replies: 13
Views: 3847

Re: Berkeley vs. NYU

It's possible to strike out as an AnBrycer in SF. I personally would take Berkeley here. Eta: It's my understanding that ASAP basically guarantees you a firm job *in NYC*. Not sure how much that helps folks who want to go to other markets. I'd be wary that choosing NYU --> spending 1L summer in NYC ...
by LoganCouture
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: SLS, Ruby, H (kinda)
Replies: 19
Views: 4435

Re: SLS, Ruby, H (kinda)

xael wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:41 pm
i am happy to discuss everything worse about stanford than a ruby either here or via PM (the list starts with "it costs $90,000 a year)
+1
by LoganCouture
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Stanford vs. Berkeley
Replies: 38
Views: 7464

Re: Stanford vs. Berkeley

You should keep in mind that SLS slightly increases the student budget 1L for the longer school year so you in all likelihood will lose some aid for 2L even without an SA. I went to SLS in your exact situation ($75K cost difference, targeting SF) but idk if it was worth it given the benefit of hinds...
by LoganCouture
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Poll: Biglaw in CA, Boston, or DC
Replies: 37
Views: 7006

Re: Poll: Biglaw in CA, Boston, or DC

What would you do if you struck out from SF/SV? It's hard bc if you end up striking out and going to NY as a fallback (just saying NY since it seems to be the safest backup market), you'll know you should've taken the money at Michigan. If you strike out at SF/SV from SLS and are truly SF/SV or bus...
by LoganCouture
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Poll: Biglaw in CA, Boston, or DC
Replies: 37
Views: 7006

Re: Poll: Biglaw in CA, Boston, or DC

What would you do if you struck out from SF/SV? It's hard bc if you end up striking out and going to NY as a fallback (just saying NY since it seems to be the safest backup market), you'll know you should've taken the money at Michigan. If you strike out at SF/SV from SLS and are truly SF/SV or bust...
by LoganCouture
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Poll: Biglaw in CA, Boston, or DC
Replies: 37
Views: 7006

Re: Poll: Biglaw in CA, Boston, or DC

anecdotally on the boalt aid front, i received very little need based aid (as in, much less than i received at SLS) but received a v generous matching award so I think it's super individualized. I really sold my SF or bust mentality in the matching essay fwiw.
by LoganCouture
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: July 2018 California Bar Exam
Replies: 130
Views: 32577

Re: July 2018 California Bar Exam

checking in...
by LoganCouture
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Poll: Biglaw in CA, Boston, or DC
Replies: 37
Views: 7006

Re: Poll: Biglaw in CA, Boston, or DC

It's hard to get your heart set on SF biglaw. People strike out there, even from SLS. Side note, are you using SF/SV interchangeably? Because SF proper is an even smaller market than SF/SV. If Boalt isn't doing anything for you, yeah I guess I'd go Stanford (esp bc IMO taking on $250K w rich family ...
by LoganCouture
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dumb to not take NYU for PI?
Replies: 12
Views: 3202

Re: Dumb to not take NYU for PI?

Haha thank you for the advice you guys! I got a Ruby from UChi today, so... I think my decision is made? Lol Congrats! (If your decision isn’t made, I’ll be forced to slap you). Haha welll there's like a 5% chance that a miracle admission to Stanford might sway me, but other than that, very decided...
by LoganCouture
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard ($32K/year) vs. Columbia (Hamilton)
Replies: 178
Views: 32509

Re: Harvard ($32K/year) vs. Columbia (Hamilton)

I would go to Columbia and here's why: (1) Not being tied to LIPP and LIPP eligible jobs. If you go to a PPI firm/big nonprofit you could end up having to pay most/a lot of that debt back. Having low debt also gives you psychological freedom in a way that LIPP doesn't. (2) I wouldn't bank on being a...
by LoganCouture
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Stanford Students & Grads Wasting Time, Maybe Taking a Question or Two
Replies: 18
Views: 6540

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

ContigoMontoya wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:32 am
Would love to hear from grads/current students to what made them pick SLS over HLS and other t6s. Thanks!
eta: I'm willing to PM this to admits but this answer had a lot of personal details.
by LoganCouture
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard v. Stanford. v. Ruby @ Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 9003

Re: Harvard v. Stanford. v. Ruby @ Chicago

Are opportunities at Chicago for non-Ruby students really that much worse? I'm deciding between Harvard and Chicago with 1/2 tuition, and the fact that an actual Ruby winner is probably going to take H makes me feel like I'd be a fool to go to Chicago. No, they're not. Chicago routinely matches or ...
by LoganCouture
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What makes Yale the "best" law school?
Replies: 12
Views: 3391

Re: What makes Yale the "best" law school?

#2, IMO. The school is perceived as the best :arrow: Offers the best opportunities :arrow: Attracts the best students :arrow: Able to do awesome shit like "no grades 1L fall" :arrow: Attracts the best students :arrow: Perceived as the best :arrow: Etc. Faculty quality probably fits in somewhere in t...
by LoganCouture
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard v. Stanford. v. Ruby @ Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 9003

Re: Harvard v. Stanford. v. Ruby @ Chicago

I don't think I could justify turning down the Ruby in your situation from what I read in your post. FWIW, I turned it down primarily to stay close to my SO and family (a much smaller price difference in my case, but I did pay more). Your preference, which is clearly not Chicago, is worth some amoun...
by LoganCouture
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Forhdam (135k) vs NYU sticker vs. Upenn sticker
Replies: 15
Views: 3822

Re: Forhdam (135k) vs NYU sticker vs. Upenn sticker

If you have test anxiety, even more reason to prep for the LSAT and retake. The LSAT (in my experience and opinion) is much easier to prepare for and do well on than 2 full sets of law school exams, which you'll need to do well on (in comparison to your equally talented and hardworking peers) to lan...
by LoganCouture
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Law School Admissions AMA with Spivey Consulting Group
Replies: 88
Views: 17457

Re: Law School Admissions AMA with Spivey Consulting Group - LIVE TODAY 3/6

Also an URM question.... Do you think non-black Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans receive any type of URM boost over and above nonblack Latinxs of other ethnic groups? Or are all Latinx equally underrepresented for law school admissions purposes? Or are none of these folks getting an "URM" boost (...