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by Nony
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 159
Views: 39196

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

Yes, that’s my understanding. My recertification is usually in the spring and they’d sent me the reminder to recertify before the first extension, and then nothing more.
by Nony
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 159
Views: 39196

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

When I last logged on the website said recertification had been deferred till Dec 31. (Not sure if that’s the same as what Johannes saw or if they extended it again.)
by Nony
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: HLS: How's Bebchuk as a professor?
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: HLS: How's Bebchuk as a professor?

Lol hello spam.
by Nony
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 13980

Re: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

That's fine. It's not materially different from applying at 33 or 34; there's no magic window that closes once you hit a certain age.
by Nony
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs
Replies: 11
Views: 8501

Re: Gray’s Guide to Government Honors Programs

Go with what you think is the best sample. If that’s the 15 pp one, it’s probably worth it. You want to avoid like a 20-40 pp sample or something ridiculous, but I think 15 is okay (10 is ideal but 15 is fine) (unless otherwise directed of course). Re: interviewing, I haven’t done a ton (now or befo...
by Nony
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

This sounds like it depends on everything lining up perfectly.

Nothing ever lines up perfectly.

(Also 7.6% of the US are veterans.)
by Nony
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Applicant Volume up by 30% YoY
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Applicant Volume up by 30% YoY

There was a pretty decent political bump in 2016, I thought, but I could certainly see another one arising from the protests etc this summer (that said, I'm sure a lot of it is pandemic).
by Nony
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

I don’t know much about the military, but it really does sound like you want the military experience for the law school admissions boost, and that seems like a really terrible reason to join the military. Statements like “without this military experience I feel like I have very little to offer” are ...
by Nony
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "job'
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "j

I don't think you remotely need any kind of white collar job to get admitted to law school. College admissions consultant is fine, especially since you can honestly talk about the positives (fun/interesting, good money, flexible). I also don't think it will hurt you in recruiting; I think having had...
by Nony
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 159
Views: 39196

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

TBF, I’ve never received anything directly from DOE (including about the original forbearance through the CARES act). All communications come through the servicer.
by Nony
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Could either of these be decent personal statement topics? Or are they just generic sob stories?
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Could either of these be decent personal statement topics? Or are they just generic sob stories?

I totally agree. OP, you don't have to find something completely unique about yourself, or talk about some kind of suffering that no one else has experience - that's going to be hard for almost everyone. If you write about something meaningful to you, and tell adcomms something they won't know from ...
by Nony
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 159
Views: 39196

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

All the student loan sites are saying that this is the case, so while they’re obviously not DOE and I can’t say for certain what DOE will ultimately do, I think borrowers would have really good arguments for detrimental reliance if DOE changes course (although I cannot believe I’m citing detrimental...
by Nony
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Application/Scholarship Chances?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Application/Scholarship Chances?

^what UVA said. Decent wasn’t meant a dig at you. You have good academic softs, but they will serve largely to distinguish you at the margins. You may have an edge over someone with your stats without your softs. But your softs won’t get you into schools you’re not at all competitive for. You can us...
by Nony
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Do we think t-14 will be more attainable due to COVID?
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: Do we think t-14 will be more attainable due to COVID?

Usually during economic downturns, more people go to grad school than normally would, so it may be more competitive. But who knows?
by Nony
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 159
Views: 39196

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

In what sense? Other than making sure that someone fills out the appropriate form so you can certify it was a qualifying job, there isn’t anything to do. I mean when you leave it for good. I was 2.5 years in and left for private practice during the pandemic. I normally would be doing my annual cert...
by Nony
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 159
Views: 39196

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

This is sort of a dumb question, but what would be the best vehicle for saving for a payment 20-25 years down the road that’s not a retirement fund? If I had to pay off the total of my loans I’d rather just pay the first 10 years and be done than stretch it out for 20-25, but that’s obviously a subj...
by Nony
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 159
Views: 39196

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

Because people don't want 1) debt following them for 20-15 years (I can't remember which it is now), and/or 2) to pay the taxes on what gets forgiven.

I mean, I can see why people do it (and if PSLF fails maybe I will, too), but it's not perfect at all.
by Nony
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 159
Views: 39196

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

Not sure people in this thread who are relying on LRAP/IBR/PSLF are much help on what to do when you leave it for good. Pay off your loans I guess? I think you want some of the general finance threads.
by Nony
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Speeding Ticket Addendum?
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

Re: Speeding Ticket Addendum?

I have to start with the caveat that if you’re concerned, consult an attorney, but 28 over isn’t excessive under the circumstances you describe. If it got you a speeding ticket, it’s vanilla speeding (and I’m pretty sure the cop who threatened you with reckless was sick of people speeding through hi...
by Nony
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 3.4/167 (When to Apply)
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Re: 3.4/167 (When to Apply)

If scores are released mid-September, there’s no need to apply before that. Any time before Halloween is early, and I’m not even sure apps open up much before September first. Mid-September will still be really early. (stay cool!)
by Nony
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 159
Views: 39196

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

In what sense? Other than making sure that someone fills out the appropriate form so you can certify it was a qualifying job, there isn’t anything to do.
by Nony
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 159
Views: 39196

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

One of the JAG —> fedgov people over on TLS got it too.
by Nony
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L summer --> employment
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: 2L summer --> employment

So this is just me spitballing as someone who has got jobs, not that I know anything about that job, but a lot of this kind of thing varies by organization, so I don't think there's one clear answer anyone here can give you. What I would suggest doing is: go to your supervisor, tell them that you're...
by Nony
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: GPA Addendum?
Replies: 3
Views: 2507

Re: GPA Addendum?

So, I think for an addendum (which is what this would be), you would want it shorter and more to the point. I think the second two paragraphs are fine, but I think the first paragraph is too much detail. It's well-written and affecting so I don't think it would hurt, necessarily, but my understandin...
by Nony
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Academic Interests
Replies: 5
Views: 2663

Re: Yale 250

I’m definitely not an expert on the Yale 250, but my impression is that this would be better for that purpose. My understanding is that the Yale 250 is its own beast, pretty different from a PS, and can really go in any direction you like, including something more academic. I think as a PS this runs...