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by Nony
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: JD + PhD at another university.
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: JD + PhD at another university.

Yeah, I'm afraid I don't have a lot of experience with this, but my understanding is what heythatslife said. Overall, doctorate programs are probably easier to work around, in that most courses are once-a-week seminars and once you hit ABD status lots of people move away from their home campus. I kn...
by Nony
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU

they got $25k at UVA?
by Nony
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 604

Re: Which would you choose?

Just because the OP probably isn’t going to go to Yale, there’s no reason to withdraw and not even find out whether they can get in. :)
by Nony
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 604

Re: Which would you choose?

(I really don’t think enough people career clerk for that really to affect the stats here.)
by Nony
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship Time
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Clerkship Time

A lot of judges want a sample that hasn’t been edited by anyone else, so I don’t know if you really want people to look at your writing sample. If you’re trying to decide what kind of sample to use, people can help with that without reading the actual piece.
by Nony
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Public Defender Gunner Guide 0L through 3L
Replies: 17
Views: 1523

Re: Public Defender Gunner Guide 0L through 3L

You’re right, but victim advocates support prosecution (generally). They work with the prosecution. They’re part of the dark side.
by Nony
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UPDATED NYU $$$$ vs Penn $$$$ vs UVA $$$$ vs Duke $$$$ vs Harvard at Sticker
Replies: 41
Views: 1560

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

From business insider, those graduating with the highest paying job, PENN #2, behind Columbia. Duke #6, UVA #10. (In 2016, Penn was #1.) LST can fill you in on other categories. Not sure if UVA continues its practice of SFJ, which dramatically inflates their employment stats. If so, it’s impossible...
by Nony
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Best Schools for Phoenix Market
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Best Schools for Phoenix Market

It’s at least partly because of the shallow pool - biglaw in AZ is very small. There is obviously a big gulf between ASU/U of A and T20/14 wrt to biglaw placement, but most of that latter placement is not going to be in Arizona. I personally think that if your priority is location over biglaw, and y...
by Nony
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School
Replies: 87
Views: 10159

Re: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School

You can't be admitted as a transfer to a full time program without having completed the equivalent of 1L year. Some people manage to finish via summer classes after part time 1L, but the scheduling rarely works out (you won't have finished the classes by the time the transfer apps are due). So peopl...
by Nony
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU v Columbia
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: NYU v Columbia

For academia/prestige this is silly. If you are interesting in an academic path, your research training, output and agenda will be much more important than Ivy status/being one rung higher on USNWR.
by Nony
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Columbia: using cross-registration to gun for Kent/Stone?
Replies: 6
Views: 309

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

This seems REALLY overcomplicated and speculative. Also your transcript would look really weird unless you have some good reason to take engineering classes (in which case it would look better not to have Cs in them).
by Nony
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Guide: You're an undergrad student (or in high school!) and you want to go to law school
Replies: 26
Views: 2605

Re: Guide: You're an undergrad student (or in high school!) and you want to go to law school

That’s interesting, either it’s changef since I last looked at it and/or I was looking at humanities-specific (which has still also changed but less drastically). I stand by my original points, though, which were that 1) English majors don’t have any particular edge on the LSAT and 2) don’t pick a m...
by Nony
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2076

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

Dusty taking a long time to realize this is a losing and stupid battle. It is a big-time losing battle...for you! Harvard 31. UVA 0. To be fair, according to the updated partnership results…..Harvard 31 UVA 6 As I posted earlier, best to consider the long-range partnership advantages of Harvard. Th...
by Nony
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2076

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

Yeah, Stranger's comments on the T14 weren't pretending to be comprehensive.
by Nony
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2L who doesn't know what he wants to do
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: 2L who doesn't know what he wants to do

I realize this is pretty tangential to your main post, but while fedgov background stuff is tough, it’s not underage drinking tickets in undergrad tough. If that’s your only concern you should be fine. (To be honest it sounds like you like transactional enough, fedgov probably isn’t a great option, ...
by Nony
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2076

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

Dusty 2020 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:16 pm
(The post below yours is so ridiculous, not going to bother.)
It’s pretty ridiculous to make an entirely unsubstantiated claim and ask people “please don’t ask why” without giving any reason why. Are we simply supposed to take it on faith? From your previous posts you’re not a partner yet.
by Nony
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Chances
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Chances

I think if you're a visiting student, you pay tuition to your home institution, not the one you're visiting.
by Nony
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2076

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

No. Everything being equal, Harvard is a big partnership plus. Please don't ask why. Why on earth shouldn't we ask why? Do you not have any actual basis for saying this or something? Or is it like some kind of secret code passed down from law firm partners about which you've been sworn to secrecy i...
by Nony
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2076

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

Dusty 2020 wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:05 am
Everything being equal, coming from Harvard would likely be a huge advantage when it comes to making partner.
What?
by Nony
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Senior Associate
Replies: 24
Views: 938

Re: Senior Associate

Weird. In my neck of the woods we never use it for ourselves but we always use it when referring to opposing counsel.
by Nony
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: State Court Clerkship Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: State Court Clerkship Questions

A lot of this is going to depend. As to prestige or lack thereof - it will depend on what state and what you do after. If you end up at a firm/in a job that appears in state court, clerking in a state appellate court (especially in the same state) will arguably have more prestige/value than if you e...
by Nony
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2076

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

If you don’t end up with significant $$ elsewhere in the T14 it sounds like a reasonable deal to me. Sure you’ll still have debt, but parents tend to be more forgiving than banks in cases of catastrophe where you have problems paying in the future. (I can’t comment exactly on how much you’d be able ...
by Nony
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Tailored Letters of Rec?
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Tailored Letters of Rec?

I think adcomms will be able to look at the fact that you took time off, and your performance before and after, and not be worried about your ability to handle the work. Obviously that doesn't make up for the fact that they report your GPA as it is, but I'm sure they'll be able to see and understand...
by Nony
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Any reason NOT to retake?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Any reason NOT to retake?

If you’re at low 170s and think you can do better, sure. If you get a 179, retaking would be idiotic.
by Nony
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Top 15% at mid-T14, transfer to HYS?
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: Top 15% at mid-T14, transfer to HYS?

Can’t speak to Harvard specifically, but at a lot of schools it’s common that if you do the write-on you will get on *a* journal. You just can’t guarantee that it will be *law review,* which is really the goal for a lot of people (and depending on how the OP’a current school selects for law review, ...