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by NukinFutz
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest
Replies: 44
Views: 1801

Re: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

1. Yale
2. Stanford
2. Harvard
4. Columbia
5. NYU
5. Chicago
7. U Penn
8. Michigan
8. UVA
8. Berkeley
11. Duke
12. Cornell
13. Northwestern
14. Texas
15. G'Town
15. Vanderbilt
17. UCLA
17. USC
19. WUSTL
20. UC Irvine
21. Boston Univ.
22. W&L
23. ASU
24. Emory
25. Minn
by NukinFutz
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Berkeley vs UCLA vs USC vs UCI
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Re: Berkeley vs UCLA vs USC vs UCI

UVA2B wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Paying $300k for Berkeley (or any school) absolutely terrifies me.
I concur, but to keep things a little closer to reality, someone paying every dime of tuition and CoL will pay $225k- $245k, max, at Berkeley. Still a boatload, but overshooting by at least 55k is not a small margin.
by NukinFutz
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Law school rankings predictions
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Law school rankings predictions

Lets do this! After last year's spike in applicant metrics, it should be ripe for some ranking shakeups. Should make this fun.
by NukinFutz
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Berkeley/Boalt Students and Graduates Taking Questions
Replies: 91
Views: 7725

Re: Berkeley/Boalt Students and Graduates Taking Questions

Current 1L at Berkeley Law here. Happy to assist admits in any way I can!
by NukinFutz
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Berkeley c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 25
Views: 3155

Re: Berkeley c/o 2022 Applicants

damask_rain wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:28 pm
What is the supplemental questionnaire? Was that part of the app? Thx
It's something they send you a link for shortly after being admitted.
by NukinFutz
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Berkeley c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 25
Views: 3155

Re: Berkeley c/o 2022 Applicants

Admitted people, are you all doing the Supplemental Gift Aid questionnaire? Yep! I filled it out almost immediately. I have little idea about how much aid I can expect, since MyLSN told me that I basically had no chance of admittance in the first place :lol: I wonder how long it will be before they...
by NukinFutz
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Berkeley c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 25
Views: 3155

Re: Berkeley c/o 2022 Applicants

... i'm hoping that being a CA resident and having graduated from a UC may give me a slight boost Idk what kind of a 'boost' being CA resident, and UC graduate actually gives someone, but I can say for certain there's a substantial portion of my 1L cohort that checks both of those boxes. I think it...
by NukinFutz
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Berkeley c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 25
Views: 3155

Re: Berkeley c/o 2022 Applicants

1L here, happy to answer any questions I can. Congrats to those already accepted and best wishes to those awaiting a decision!
by NukinFutz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Irvine c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 92
Views: 5597

Re: Irvine c/o 2022 Applicants

Likely applying this year, but I applied last year. I sent it in super late (end of Feb), but 3 days after sending I got a confirmation. FYI, there was no tracker though. WLs and dings went out snail mail, and I believe acceptances came via e-mail. Weird that they don't confirm right away for early...
by NukinFutz
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSAC GPA - UGPA Difference
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: LSAC GPA - UGPA Difference

Just put your GPA for a given school, as that school has determined to be. A .01 differnece is insignificant, and law schools are plenty aware that your university and LSAC GPA may, or are, going to differ. Don't sweat the difference between the two. The only thing you want to avoid doing is misrepr...
by NukinFutz
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Seeking Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Seeking Advice

Right now: grades, grades, grades. Even working full-time, if you keep plugging away at the LSAT over time, you can get to where you want AFTER you graduate.
by NukinFutz
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: URM with avergae to poor stats
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: URM with avergae to poor stats

OP, I was accepted into a few schools with a 151 score. Retaking and making 160+ got me scholarships. I got a 150 and am re-applying this fall. Do you have any useful tips on how you got to a 160? I'm currently studying for the Sept LSAT, Logic games being my worst section Since logic games are giv...
by NukinFutz
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Can you negotiate a scholarship after 1L? (T14 stickers vs. T20 $$$$)
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Can you negotiate a scholarship after 1L? (T14 stickers vs. T20 $$$$)

Bum. I've wondered something similar. If one applies to transfer, and gets accepted, has it been the case for anyone out there that their 1L school offers some additional aid to stay?
by NukinFutz
Mon May 07, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Unlocking 1L SAs
Replies: 53
Views: 6861

Re: Unlocking 1L SAs

Great thread. Thanks UVA2, much appreciated!
by NukinFutz
Mon May 07, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?
Replies: 30
Views: 4060

Re: What is Biglaw and how do I get it?

Smokey, UVA2. Thanks for providing this info. Much appreciated!
by NukinFutz
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Stanford C/O 2021 Applicants
Replies: 815
Views: 91616

Re: Stanford C/O 2021 Applicants

intj159 wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Does anyone know when Stanford starts letting people in off the waitlist?
Idk about when the earliest that people get pulled off, but FWIW a friend of mine last year was pulled off in about the second week of June.
by NukinFutz
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: SLS or Chicago?
Replies: 44
Views: 3128

Re: SLS or Chicago?

Slightly off topic, but it seems to me there is a lack of appreciation for two things: (1) opportunity costs and (2) a sense of what a good outcome is. For folks wanting to work biglaw or in a private firm, when their options will be those available to Chicago and SLS grads, waiting a year can come...
by NukinFutz
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: SLS or Chicago?
Replies: 44
Views: 3128

Re: SLS or Chicago?

waiting a year can come at the cost of 160k to 180k for a year in forgone biglaw income. I think salary after tax is a bit over 100K, which would be more than cancelled out by the debt at these schools, so no. I don't count 130k to be just a bit over 100k. This doesn't account for bonuses either. A...
by NukinFutz
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: SLS or Chicago?
Replies: 44
Views: 3128

Re: SLS or Chicago?

Slightly off topic, but it seems to me there is a lack of appreciation for two things: (1) opportunity costs and (2) a sense of what a good outcome is. For folks wanting to work biglaw or in a private firm, when their options will be those available to Chicago and SLS grads, waiting a year can come ...
by NukinFutz
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.
Replies: 707
Views: 67171

Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.

Good morning! I’m pretty much done with my cycle and know where I’ll be attending in the fall. Just wanted to stop by here and thank the Spivey team for supporting LSL and answering our questions (for free! ;)). Thanks so much! Thanks for noticing! Someone mentioned today we should just take all of...
by NukinFutz
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt

I wouldn't say that NW gives you a "MUCH better shot" at Chicago b/c Vandy kids are selecting out of that market, but yeah go to NW I know Vandy is a good school, but this statement is a bit ridiculous imo. Northwestern should give a “MUCH better shot" at breaking into Chicago’s Big Law market vs. ...
by NukinFutz
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Berkeley C/O 2021
Replies: 551
Views: 45495

Re: Berkeley C/O 2021

How easy is it for Berkeley grads to leave CA and find jobs elsewhere? It looks like most people choose to stay in CA after they graduate but that, of course, could just be self-selection. I'm wondering about the strength of alumni networks and connections in other major cities and how often Berkel...
by NukinFutz
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: University of Virginia Waitlist
Replies: 97
Views: 8352

Re: University of Virginia Waitlist

I got this email too. It was pretty disappointing to hear that they weren't going to dip too deep into waitlists - hope this is not a sign of what the other schools will do. Virginia historically uses their waitlist very little, weird cycle or not. I don't think we have enough info yet to know what...